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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2002, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pictures from my trip.... check out these twisties

As you guys know I'm unemployed. I was bored a week and a half ago so I got in my car and I drove west. Mostly Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota.

The roads are amazing out there, I wished I had my bike with me but my car is very fun in the twisties. Plus, out west the speed limit is 75mph… all those small routes are 70mph with tons of mountains and very, very twisty and some are very dangerous roads.

Here are some teaser photos…

But there is 140 pictures from my trip on this website:

http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4291532349
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The famous US12 which runs from Montana to Idaho................. AWESOME ROAD!
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This sign doesn't even exist in Illinois... this was on RT244 that goes up to Mt. Rushmore..............AWESOME!
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This was the road that led to Yellowstone National Park in WY................AWESOME!
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This by far was my favorite road on this trip...RT89 in Montana, running from the Canadian border to east of Glacier National Park, over an hour and a half of BLISS. I drove that road 3 times it was SO GOOD!

It's all 40-20mph turns.
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This was Alt.14 in Wyoming. This thing climbs a 10,000 mountain, I've never seen such a steep road, it was very much a roller coaster ride, turns posted as low as 15mph. AMAZING!
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Even the Interstate is twisty and hilly.... I-90 had some nice ones out there but I-15 rocked. 75mph with turns posted at 45-50mph, you almost forgot you were on the highway.
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Most look like high speed sweepers. But there are a lot of them so it's cool. Thas pevement loosk all clean and perfect. I forget what roads are supposed to look like.
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What! The sport touring queen rode her "cage" out west...

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Nice album......btw who took all those pix?
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Nice album......btw who took all those pix?
I did. The ones of me are done with self-photo mode mostly, or some other tourists that looked like they wanted to take pictures. I also hiked with other people, so the trail pictures were taken by people. The self-photo mode you can tell cause the camera is resting on something and the picture is usually crooked.

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#1 - my bike is not in the greatest shape right now... going in for an estimate tomorrow
#2 - I need new tires, ordering some today
#3 - I'm unemployed so I have very little $$$, my cage was also my bed for the night... I can't sleep on my bike
#4 - I got the car in January and I had 3,000 miles on it before the trip (8,000 now) I have 7,000 on the bike which I got in April... I took the cage so I can even it out a bit

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Nice pictures, Anna. I don't believe you went through and added descriptions for all 140 of them or whatever. Btw, I remember seeing some of that stuff when I went to Yellowstone and, uhm, surrounding areas, etc.--Mt. Rushmore, Devil's Mountain, the hot springs, of course--all very nice.
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#3 - I'm unemployed so I have very little $$$, my cage was also my bed for the night... I can't sleep on my bike


You must be pretty limber to sleep in that tiny car.....although...for a cager...one sweet ride!!!!!!!!

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I don't believe you went through and added descriptions for all 140 of them or whatever.
I have to keep myself busy you know
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[BYou must be pretty limber to sleep in that tiny car.....although...for a cager...one sweet ride!!!!!!!! [/B]
I dunno, I've been in the RSX-S before and the seats are real comfortable, and I think the front passenger area is pretty roomy.
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You must be pretty limber to sleep in that tiny car.....although...for a cager...one sweet ride!!!!!!!!
Thanks.... love the car, it's the closest thing to a bike. Actually it's a great car to sleep in, it's just like a tent, but it's made out of metal

Anyway, it's a hatch back and the back seats flip down. So you put your feet in the hatch back area and you lay across behind the front seats... I lay a blanket down and then a sleeping bag and pillow. It's very comfortable, plus I can sleep anywhere… and free is the cheapest way to go.
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I dunno, I've been in the RSX-S before and the seats are real comfortable, and I think the front passenger area is pretty roomy.

If I can't lay flat, than i can't sleep I have a king bed and damn think still isn't big enough!!!
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Anyway, it's a hatch back and the back seats flip down. So you put your feet in the hatch back area and you lay across behind the front seats... I lay a blanket down and then a sleeping bag and pillow. It's very comfortable, plus I can sleep anywhere

Didn't realize that all the seats went flat! Hope you had a great time out there!!! But Welcome Home

P.S. how long were ya gone?
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I dunno, I've been in the RSX-S before and the seats are real comfortable, and I think the front passenger area is pretty roomy.
They are not small cars at all, they appear small for some reason. They are two inches shorter than the Subaru WRX, and it's a 4 door w/a trunk............. when I was looking for a car I had to make sure it was going to fit in the garage with the bike so I was looking at the overall length of the car.
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WOW. AWSOME pix.......Damn silver car kept gettin' in the way tho
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how long were ya gone?
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WOW! Awesome pictures. Except the ones with that ricer car in the way. J/K Looks like you had fun too.
I can't believe I want through all 140 of them... on a DIAL-UP!
Oh well, I'm stuck in a hotel with nothing better to do...

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Nice pics Anna. Glad you had a good time. As far as sleeping in the car. Well, ya do what ya gotta do.
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I can't believe I want through all 140 of them... on a DIAL-UP!
Oh well, I'm stuck in a hotel with nothing better to do...

Later, Nealie
My god your a loser neal!

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At least I haven't crashed a pocketbike...TWICE!
I'm not even at home, or trust me, I'd be riding or doind something even less constructive. Being stuck out of town in the hotel bites the big one to be sure. Wish I could have brought the bike. At least then I could have ridden Deals Gap, and have something to do after work.
Oh well...

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Being stuck out of town in the hotel bites the big one to be sure. Wish I could have brought the bike.
I feel your pain there Neal, You know you could pack the pocket bike next time.....

Anna sweet pictures, 11 days in a car with no shower though?
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Anna sweet pictures, 11 days in a car with no shower though?
Thanks... there was two REAL showers and many lakes, sinks and an occasional camp ground w/ facilities.

By the way, nice to see the Iowa & Minnesota guys join Chicagoland sportbikes. SBN must be slow if you guys are visiting us, or we are just a very exiting group
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You have a great group. I used to go to Chicago once or twice a month. I wish we could get a group as big as yours together for more rides/track days. Scott was the only rider from my area that I could get to go on the river ride. Now he is moving to to Oklahoma City this weekend to be a model scout. I might have to just move to MN to be closer to riders that actually ride.
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