July 07, 2006 GMT
Back home again in .....

I left Billings on July 2nd and headed south. Rode Hwy. 212 to Red Lodge then over Beartooth Pass to Cooke City.




Yes, I am going to say it again. There is some absolutely fantastic scenery here. If you haven't thoroughly toured the USA, you don't HAVE to go to Alaska to see a lot of wonderful country. If you have seen it, then definitely go up there. I rode down thru Yellowstone National Park, thru the Tetons, and south to Jackson.



From there down past the Flaming Gorge



and along the Colorado River into Moab, Utah. I had been here many times and still try to return to this area when I can. From Moab I rode south thru Mexican Hat, Monument Valley,



and into Flagstaff. I rode a long part of old Route 66 from Flagstaff to Oatman





and then into Laughlin (hey, I had to stop somewhere and I still had a few bucks left). Then next morning, I borrowed some money for breakfast and started the last leg home. Got into Oxnard around 2:00 PM. As I rode into my driveway, two thoughts went thru my mind (1) Part 1 of the Prudhoe Bay to Tierra del Fuego ride was over and a success and (2) I needed to give my lawn mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. I guess that nice breakfast I fixed for my sweetheart back in May was not enough and long forgotten. :=) btw. I rode 9222 miles on this part. Wonder what is in store for parts 3 and 4? Part 2 won't involve riding, just working. ;=)

Posted by Rick McDermed at 12:00 AM GMT
 


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