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Road King to Colorado

Gumbymedic

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Made it to Colorado Springs safe and sound. 5 days, 10 states, 2240 miles, averaged 448 mi/day. Thanks for the suggestions. In fact, I'm looking for any suggestions for the route home which is TBD at this point.
 

dalton916

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I took the high route thru SD on the top on my way home from my trip. That route puts Mt Rushmore on the way.
 

Gumbymedic

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I took the high route thru SD on the top on my way home from my trip. That route puts Mt Rushmore on the way.
Yup. I think I'm going to go home that way. I can't be this close to the Black Hills and not ride through again. So I think the plan is the Black Hills, North Dakota through Bismark and Fargo, on to Duluth, across the UP, across the Macinac Bridge, and maybe the east side of Michigan this time. Although, I really like the Tunnel of Trees and Petoskey/Traverse City area. I guess that will be a game time decision.
 

Gumbymedic

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You may want to ride through Estes Park as you head north. Beautiful park.
Tunnel of Trees is cool too. If you go there make sure you eat at Leggs Inn! :cool:
Thanks for the tips! I'm looking forward to the ride. I was really thinking about going south but the 95° day in Texas and the 50 mph wind gusts(that may be exaggerated but I got blown into the opposite lane more than once) in New Mexico made me think twice.
 

dalton916

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Well, not trying to burst your bubble, but my return trip through SD was a windy nightmare. Admittedly it was late September and at night since I didn’t give myself but 2 days to make a 33 hour drive back to the real world.
 
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