Shrinking The Planet – One Ride At A Time

Archive for July, 2016

Settlers Scratch A Living From The Earth And A One Room Schoolhouse

We finally get some good weather and find open prairie, Badlands like land and a tiny one room schoolhouse.  You can get all the latest info by clicking the below link or clicking HERE starting with reply #83.




Spotted Horse(s) and Grain Elevators

The latest update to our Planet Ramble is in Wyoming, where we find Spotted Horse(s) and grain elevators.  Also one of the best mountain passes of this trip.  You can find it by CLICKING HERE or on the below link starting with reply #78.


Devil’s Tower & Long Lines of Locomotives

The latest update to our Planet Ramble has been posted.  Ever wonder what the Devil’s Tower looks like?  Ever wonder what they do with hundreds of locomotives.  Check it out by CLICKING HERE.


Out of Custer (and the rain) and Into Wyoming.

The latest update to our Planet Ramble has been posted.  We spend our last day in Custer and head for Wyoming.  You can see it by CLICKING HERE and starting with reply #74.


Custer State Park – Gravel & Burros

While we are home now, we have posted the latest update to our Planet Ramble.  At this point we are still in South Dakota and heading to Custer (yes that Custer) State Park.  We make some friends while visiting.

You can find the latest update by CLICKING HERE starting with reply #70 .


End of Stage 1 – Planet Ramble

Well, Stage 1 of our Planet Ramble  is coming to a conclusion.  Kim somehow has gotten the flu.  The forecast for  Denali which was our next destination  is for 6 days of rain.  So we are  going to  call it quits on this stage.  Kim has done an amazing job running through gravel, mud and sand.  She rides much better than she gives herself credit for.

So we are headed to Anchorage and will ship the bikes home to await Stage 2.  I am so lucky  to  have  found a soul mate like her.  I can’t wait for  Stage 2 to begin.



Which Is Up & Which Is Down

An AMAZING day on the Stewart – Cassiar “Highway”  Took this shot at Lake Tatogga in Iskut, British Columbia.  Which is up and which is down.  You decide…



We Meet (sort of) Some Ex-Presidents

While in South Dakota, we meet some ex-presidents.  You can get the details in the latest updates to our Planet Ramble.  Click this link and start with reply 69.


Mountain goats, falling rock, big cliffs

Spent some time near Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

Ghost Town and Skinny Dog Are Part of Today’s Updated Planet Ramble

Yes, we find a ghost town somewhere in South Dakota.  Don’t believe us?  You can find out about it CLICKING HERE starting with reply 64.



Up Close And Personal With Badlands Bison. The Latest Update to Our Planet Ramble Has Been Posted.

Hi everyone,

The latest update to our planet ramble has been posted starting with reply 58.  CLICK HERE to view it.  This time we take you through the Badlands of South Dakota including some interactions with bison.



Hope you enjoy!


Latest Update To Our Planet Ramble Has Been Posted!

Click HERE for the latest starting with reply 47!


Riding The Sun Road On Not Such A Sunny Day

Rode the Driving to the Sun Road on a not so sunny day.  It is still beautiful.wp-image-957485715jpg.jpg

Standing In Front Of Devil’s Tower, Wyoming

The pictures just cannot do it justice.

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Kim Teaches Her DR A Lesson Or Was It The Other Way Around

A gorgeous day of riding today, nice temperature but once again the wind was up.  Amazing scenery was everywhere.  So it was near the end of the day when we decided to take a brief respite next to a river.  I took a short walk and when I returned, found this.


Apparently the DR gave Kim some lip and she showed him who was boss.  Or so we thought.  When we retrieved Kim’s helmet, the DR had done its work on her communicator and I ended up making supremely tidy field repairs.  The end result…



Awesome eh?

More details when the Planet Ramble thread is updated.  I’ll let you know when that happens.


No Yellowstone This Time

Ran into rain, wind and thunderstorms so we deterred around Yellowstone.  Will ride through on the way back from Alaska.

Mountain Pass As Good As Any In Europe

Rode today from Gillette, Wyoming to Shell Wyoming.  Route 14 traverses the Big Horn Mountain and it’s absolutely amazing.  As good and exciting as any in Europe.  Wow!  Oh yeah, it’s over 1000 feet down on the other side of the guardrail.





Check out the GPS on my bike to see what the curves on the pass looked like.