The road that never ends

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Me blogging for you at 1:30am
Woke up this morning raring to go.  I did some laundry to have clean clothes for the rest of the trip.  We had a departure time of 9am but ended up leaving closer to 10:30.  We stopped by the Flying J for a burger and I must say it was pretty tasty.  After about an hour plus there, we went on the hunt for buffalo via the black hills.  The views were spectacular.  There were one lane bridges and tunnels.  Sweeping curves and switchbacks.  There was on time I was going through a one lane bridge and before I exited you could see Mount Rushmore.  What an amazing site.  Then we went in search for buffalo through Custer National Park.  I saw wild donkeys but no buffalo.  Then we traveled further into the park and I started seeing plenty of buffalo chips.
Ambee wants to ride up front
  Man this sucked.  Just buffalo chips and we are leaving the park.  But wait, whats that?  Its a buffalo getting ready to cross the street.  Cool beans but this dude must have been on Jenny Craig.  He was skinny as all get out.  Poor thing must be sick.  We took a lot of state highways through South Dakota, Wyoming and into Colorado.  The roads went on for miles, as far as the eye could see.  It was pretty cool.  Wyoming is truly cowboy country.  The land is plentyful and there were horses everywhere.  About 60 miles outside of Loveland we experienced high winds and rain.  The rain only lasted a short time but the wind was blowing the RT like crazy.
Jeannie our host. She was great
  I was having flashbacks from my ride on I-90 in South Dakota a few days before.  But at least this time they had signs posted "Stong winds may occure the next 5 miles.  Cruising down I-25 about 10 miles outside of Colorado, I was thinking that I've never been to Colorado and now I'm riding my bike through this state.  How cool is that.  My shoulders are starting to get a little sore now and the long days are tiresome but I'm hanging in there and having fun.   We arrived in Loveland, CO after about 380 miles.  Rob and Tony left the group tonight.  They are heading to Colorado Springs which is another two hours up the road.  Dinner was at Mr. Gaff's.  I had pizza and it was very good, a bluemoon for Tony and no dessert.   There was more that happened today but my brain is fried.  Being on the road has been a blast but I'm starting to miss the wife and kids.  I do have pics for ya.  They say a picture is worth a thousand words.   
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Me blogging for you at 1:30am
Me blogging for you at 1:30am
Ambee wants to ride up front
Ambee wants to ride up front
Jeannie our host.  She was great
Jeannie our host. She was great
The one lane tunnel, Phil coming t…
The one lane tunnel, Phil coming …
The blackhills
The blackhills
wild donkeys
wild donkeys
Im getting closer
I'm getting closer
About to enter buffalo country
About to enter buffalo country
This dudes bike had the rearend of…
This dudes bike had the rearend o…
Bikers passing by
Bikers passing by
Buffalo
Buffalo
This grate keeps them from wonderi…
This grate keeps them from wonder…
Pit stop for gas in Wyoming.  It w…
Pit stop for gas in Wyoming. It …
killing time waiting for the pilot…
killing time waiting for the pilo…
Saying good bye to Rob and Tony
Saying good bye to Rob and Tony
I did it.  We are friends now
I did it. We are friends now
Loveland
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