ROAD TRIP 2002 - ROOST TO ROOST (via MONTANA)
We started this ride in early Aug. and headed directly for the Blue Ridge Parkway South.  We worked our way west via North GA, AL, MS and Ark.  We managed to stow the brain buckets and made our way through the Ozarks.  Then through OK (actually found a couple of pretty miles that weren't flat), TX, and NM.  We rode thru the beautiful Santa Fe Mountains and eventually wound up in a town named after the state's most famous 'woman of the evenin' "Tucumcari" (Pronounced 'two-cum-cari').  We rode thru the beautiful southwest across the NM & AZ deserts, dodging storms the entire way.  Sedona AZ was part of the itinerary, and it was worth the heat to get there. 

From Sedona, we headed north, caught the Grand Canyon and ended up in the Monument Valley for a couple of nights R&R (Unc fell over again!).  A person can end up in a lot worst places to crash for a coupla days that this place.  Not much for vegetation, but  ya can understand why the Indians loved it so much. 

On thru eastern Utah (Canyon Lands Natl Park, and lots of barren road) where both BC's bike crapped out (fried stator) and Trint's threw the primary drive belt on the same day near Salt Lake city.  Once we got these minor problems taken care of, all three of us took a wrong turn into the road maintained project from hell.  (Never follow Unc following a dirt hauler following a lead truck!!)

We continued riding the mountain roads thru southern ID and worked our way North following the Salmon River.  When we made it to Missoula, MT, we laid up waiting on the weather to get into what is probably the most scenic Natl Park in the lower 48, Glacier Park.  Turned out, we entered the park just after a substantial snow fall, and the peaks were covered in the white shit.  Late August!! 

All good things had to come to an end, so we turned east again and headed home, dropping down thru WY, thru the most expensive and scenic toll road in the country [thru Yellowstone North to the Eastern gates] and on into  CO.  The trip thru  KN, (can't say enough about that run) was predictable.  We found much more scenic roads in KY and  TN.  We dropped in from the north for the final run to the Roost.  As usual, we found some fine back woods ridin' along the way.  The entire little jaunt lasted only a month and covered just a little over 7500 miles.

Hope ya enjoy the shots we posted.          bc

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Panoramic View of Sedona, AZ

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US 89-N of Sedona South of  Flagstaff, AZ

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Unc Ridin' US 89 headed to the 'Big Ditch'

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Unc & BC at the Ditch

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Overlooking the Canyon

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Trint, BC, & Unc on US160 in the Painted Desert, AZ

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Still on US 160 in the Monument Valley, UT

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Mexican Hat, UT. Ck out the rock balancing act!

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The 3 Amigos again at Natural Bridge Natl Park, UT

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The Amigos in Arches Natl Park, UT

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Another shot of the Park

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Leaving Arches Natl Pk

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Saw Tooth Range, ID

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At the Bitter Roots, ID

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Great shot of the Mt Range in Glacier Park Montana

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Still in Glacier Pk.

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Los Tres Amigos at the lake

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Unc takin' a leak! 

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Panoramic view of the 'Road to the Sun' in Glacier Pk.

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Takin' a break leaving the Pk

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Somewhere in WY

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Still in WY

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Bear Tooth Pass, WY

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Bear Tooth Pass, WY