We left Butte, Montana at 7 a.m. with brilliant blue skies and biker-friendly 48 degree weather. The night before, David Montcastle, Dean and Travis stopped by to say "hi". They told us that when they left earlier that morning, the weather was so bad ... 60 MPH winds, sleet and rain. Radio broadcast urged bikers to stay off the roads. Not these guys! Five hours through that frog strangler.
They left for Yellowstone National Park the next morning, then on to Sturgis.
I need to tell you one thing that impressed me. Travis Hicks put Ride-On Tire Sealant in his tires. He had two punctures ... the size of a cotter pin. He plugged the holes and 8,000 miles later, no problem. Another biker did not have Ride-On Tire Sealant and a small nail puncture ended up costing him $1,000! I mentioned earlier that during the ride up to Alaska, one biker's tires went down to 20 psi and he had to have more air put in. At Fairbanks, after 5,000 miles, my tires were 39 psi, down from 40! That stuff really works! Thank you, Ride-On, for being one of our sponsors!
Wee came down from Preston, Idaho on Route 89 and was greeted with temperatures in the 80s. After a great ride through irrigated farmlands, sagebush covered hills and mountains dotted with story-book-like fir trees, we arrived in Logan, Utah for the mini-run by SKI-HI.
There was a two-police escort leading about 25 bikers on a 100-mile canyon run. When the bikers returned, there was entertainment and food. David, Robb and I were interviewed by the local papers.
Robb and David being interviewed.
Over twenty-five motorcycles in this mini-run through canyon land in Utah.
We enjoyed the hospitality of Utah State University's SKI-HI program with food and entertainment
Our plans are to stop in Nebraska tomorrow and Kansas City the day after. Most likely, we will cancel Nashville, TN and go through Mississippi (stopping at Tupelo, MS) instead so we won't have to put up with St. Louis and Atlanta traffic.