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    Thumbs up GSers the Black Hills WY/SD are endless.

    OK, you can make up loop trips to no end here. AS you all get here to the Black Hills area, STOP and pick up one or two of the local Black Hills maps!!!!! This map is FREE. The map will show you most of the roads in the WY/SD Black Hills Area. One trip you should do is from Four Corners. That is 18 miles North of Newcastle,WY on HW 85. Form Four Corners go East on the dirt to Deerfield,SD. So take road 810 to 110 into SD to Deerfield then East to Hill City,SD. That is a nice ride. Here is a Loop in Wyoming Black Hills that you can take, and also stop by Devils Tower. This could also be a fun trip. (Red, take fly rod ) From Gillette go to Moorcroft,WY. At exit 153 go North on dirt. This road will take you up to Oshoto,WY. From there you can go East and come out at HW 14 then East to HW 24 North to Devils Tower. Now back at Oshoto,WY you can keep going North, this will be the back side of Missouri Buttes and the Tower. Stay north to New Haven,WY. From there the road will swing to the East and bring you out at the pavement at Hulett,WY. From there you can go South 10 miles to the Tower, if you like. Now here is just some more dirt roads that you should know about. These roads will take you up into the N.F. of the Northern Black Hills. Just North from the Tower is road 847. Just South of Hulett,WY is 849. Now back at Hulett go east on HW 24. to you get to Alva,WY. One more road here is 859 South up in the Hills. Or keep East on HW 24 anothere 5 or 8 miles is road 838. Take 838 if you like all the way to Sundance,WY. Now if you don't take all the way South, take road 843 east that is up top still. Go 843 East down to HW 111. At 111 go South, tell you come out at I-90. There on the North side is a frontage road. Take the frontage road East. Now then between here an Beulah,WY is the Buffalo Jump PIT. Stop and take a look, your there anyway! Then on East to Beulah,WY. Here, also Exit 205 off of I-90 is a Blue ribbon trout stream. ( Red, still have your pole) Go South from here on road 863 it follows Sand Creek, that is a Spring Creek. Some good, but tough fishing is here in this spring creek! Now take 863 south to 141 to 875 into SD. Now in SD it is now called 175, stay on 175 witch passes over HW85. Stay on 175 onto you get to 231 south then to 117 south to 110. From here at 110 if you go East you will end up at Deerfield,SD. But you will go West back into Wyoming, tell you get to 810. 810 South is Bever Creek Road. Stay South 810 to you come out at HW 16. Go West to Newcastle,WY. Stop by the old Mill for some pie! Now, after your full of pie. Go West HW 16 back to Moorcroft,WY. Yep then back West to Gillette. This is just one of lots, to see and do here in the Area! Richard

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    Lightbulb Some roads and things you should do on the way!

    Let me add some roads that I think you may like. For some of you they may not be in your rout here because of your location to get here. If you can try theses. HW 28 over South Pass. HW 191 in and out of Utah. HW 130 over Medicine Bow Pass. Hw 34 from 30 over to I-25 North of Laramie,WY I like this little road. HW 487. HW 26 and see Fort Laramie. HW 85 from South to North. HW 116 all of it. You can make loops back to Gillette. HW 24. also HW112. HW 431 it's a nice short cut. Out from Powell HW 294 is all so a nice little short cut. HW 31 then South to Ten Sleep is a good Short cut around the back side of the Big Horn loop. First and most is have fun and Keep the good eye out for all the Wide life!!!!! The hole Area around here has very good ans scenic riding for All. There are many more roads to be had here. I do think that there are more MOA members that can put in many more places to see and do here. So add your rides here any time. I'm sure that we all will enjoy them. Be Safe, Richard

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    Richard, thanks for the input, keep them coming.

    I have never ridden out west, flown over on my way to Vegas a few times.

    Gillette is going to be great, I have wanted to visit Devils Tower ever since I saw Richard Dreyfus make one out of mashed potatoes in Close Encounters of the Third Kind...

    My riding buddies and I are excited about coming out (we need paved roads, strictly road bikes, no dual purpose..)


    Dale Carter

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruise_carter View Post
    Richard, thanks for the input, keep them coming.

    I have never ridden out west, flown over on my way to Vegas a few times.

    Gillette is going to be great, I have wanted to visit Devils Tower ever since I saw Richard Dreyfus make one out of mashed potatoes in Close Encounters of the Third Kind...

    My riding buddies and I are excited about coming out (we need paved roads, strictly road bikes, no dual purpose..)


    Dale Carter
    If your coming from Ontario, you may want to include the North Dakota Badlands in your route. They are one of the Wests best kept secrets and regularly bypassed by travelers. After the tragic loose of his wife, Teddy Roosevelt moved west to the solitude of Medora, where he cattle ranched. From that experience, he went on to known as a conservation president (although he loved to kill the critters) designating large sections of the America West into national parks.

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    If you've read Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (maybe you've heard of it) you can follow the route through North Dakota on Highway 11 slipping down through Mobridge following highway 12 west before dropping down to Gillette.

    By the way, while in Jasper last summer, I parked next to a RED GS that looked like Neil Peart's bike (Drummer for Rush). As it turned out, it was purchased from Neil by a financial wizard named Peter from Toronto. Peters a colorful character. Maybe you know him? We went on to the Hyder seek afterwards and had a great time. We then parted way since I was heading north to Dawson and the Arctic Circle in Northern Yukon.

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    Badlands Have Been Moved???

    Quote Originally Posted by kenk View Post
    If your coming from Ontario, you may want to include the North Dakota Badlands in your route. They are one of the Wests best kept secrets and regularly bypassed by travelers. After the tragic loose of his wife, Teddy Roosevelt moved west to the solitude of Medora, where he cattle ranched. From that experience, he went on to known as a conservation president (although he loved to kill the critters) designating large sections of the America West into national parks.
    Kenk,
    I've been to the Badlands a number of times. I agree with Kenk, it is a great sight to see. However, I thought the Badlands were in South Dakota; not North Dakota? When did President Bush move them via Executive Order?
    Busting Chops,
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    Quote Originally Posted by wackettrw View Post
    Kenk,
    I've been to the Badlands a number of times. I agree with Kenk, it is a great sight to see. However, I thought the Badlands were in South Dakota; not North Dakota? When did President Bush move them via Executive Order?
    Busting Chops,
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    Funny guy. There's a South Dakota Badlands near Rapid City (best known) and a North Dakota Badlands just west of Dickinson. Although their official names are the Theodore Roosevelt National Park North and South Units, the locals still refer to them as the North Dakota Badlands. The names changed many years ago. I should have referred to them as the Theodore Roosevelt National Parks to avoid confusion for out of stater's -- another Dakota saying. When you get there, you will see they are very similar to the SD Badlands.

    My favorite of all the Badlands is Theodore Roosevelt North Unit just south of Williston. I camped their several years ago and woke up with a heard of buffalo in my campsite. Deep gorges and beautiful landscape.

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    Hope to Get To the North Dakota Badlands Some Day

    Quote Originally Posted by kenk View Post
    Funny guy. There's a South Dakota Badlands near Rapid City (best known) and a North Dakota Badlands just west of Dickinson. Although their official names are the Theodore Roosevelt National Park North and South Units, the locals still refer to them as the North Dakota Badlands. The names changed many years ago. I should have referred to them as the Theodore Roosevelt National Parks to avoid confusion for out of stater's -- another Dakota saying. When you get there, you will see they are very similar to the SD Badlands.

    My favorite of all the Badlands is Theodore Roosevelt North Unit just south of Williston. I camped their several years ago and woke up with a heard of buffalo in my campsite. Deep gorges and beautiful landscape.
    Kenk,
    Thanks for the information about the North Dakota Badlands at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Based upon your information, perhaps I'll get there this upcoming summer either to/from Gillette WY. Even though I've complained about the Gillette site selection, I plan on attending the '08 nat'l rally. I hope I'm wrong about Gillette, as well as the North Dakota Badlands.
    Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rharrod View Post
    This is for the GSers, Ok. I will start with some roads up in the Big Horn Mountains. Red Grade RD. Start from the town of Big Horn,WY. On the way this may be a good time to see Fort Phil Kearny it is a Nat'l Historic Landmark and has a State Museum as well. The whole area has a lot to see. It has lots of history as the Bozemen Trail went threw here! You must stop in and see the town of Store,WY. At Story there is a trail head. The Penrose Park trail. I have not been up it in years. But dirt bikes, 4 wheelers, horse back and hikers use it. It would be a tough trip on a GS I'm thinking. Also you would need to get a Permit to do so!!!!! Now on up to Big Horn. From Store,WY take HW 87 North to Big Horn. ( This maybe no help, but on 87 north part way up is a dirt county road that will take you to Big Horn. Ya I know. It's a road I take but I just can't think of the name. Sing will say to State Bird Farm, Maybe someone will know the name. ) At Big Horn Go West. At the Nat'l Forest it is road NF26 Red Grade road. This Road will take you up top of the Big Horn Mountains. If you take it all the way, you will come out on HW 14 just South of Burgess Junction. Up there I would go right and go up to Burgess Junction and stop in for a drink, Gas or a bite to eat. From there take NF15 road loop North. This loop will take you around to HW 14ALt. Now from there you may as will go right and stop over at the Medicine Wheel site. Yep, just something more to see!!! After that Take 14Alt back to Burgess Junction. From there You might take HW14 down throw Shell Canyon and see the water falls. I'm NOT a GSer, SO I don't know how you would be on time at this point. Maybe you can do a big loop and come out just South of Buffalo,WY. Back threw Shell Canyon and down to Shell,WY. Just past Shell on the way to Greybull,WY is a road called the Red Gulch Natl. Scenic Byway. This will take you South to Hyattvill,WY. From there stay South to Ten Sleep,WY. Stop have a cold one and maybe gas.Now your at HY16. Head back up the Big Horns and over to Buffalo,WY. On this rout you GSers may like to take NF31 that is a small loop back out to HW 16 on the way down the East side to Buffalo. Or at Ten Sleep, if you still have the time. Out from Ten Sleep there is a road that will take you up back side of Ten Sleep Canyon and up to NF32. Take NF32 North and all the way out to HW 16. From there go East down to Grazy Woman C.G. to NF33. Go on NF33 all the way down the Big Horns to HW 196. Now it maybe very late, so go North to Buffalo,WY and I-90 back to Gillette,WY. Now as noted before I don't know the time on this. But I think that it would be a fun trip. It maybe a two day trip also if you need time to look around a bit and you will. You just may have to stay a night in a camp ground up in the Big Horns. Now that would just be a pain. There is a lot more roads up there to see. I just hope, this will help you with a idea or two. Richard
    Now yer talkin'. I have done some of that, wondered about some more, and maybe even know a few roads you haven't mentioned. In fact, as you add routes, the prospects for this rally just get better and better.

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    RHarrod's first recommendation

    Day Trip. Big Horn Loop from Gillette and back. This is a 400 mile loop. This includes two of the Wyoming's scenic byways - Bighorn Scenic Byway & Cloud Peak Skyway.
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    Twisites and fish ride

    I will be able to work on a fish and ride the twisites route weekend. Keep up with these great loops. WOW! I think everyone is going to have fun if they make it to Gillette!

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    Hole in the Wall

    Rharrod,

    I've seen couple of pictures where there's a hole in the rock itself. One is next to a highway, while the other in the middle of the country. Do you know where they are. I need to create waypoints.

    Thanks.

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    Black Hills, SD

    Link to Black Hills Weather
    Link to Black Hills Maps

    Instead of posting more links here, theres a menu of items on the left side that you can navigate to for more informations.

    Some more from a different link
    PDF containing map for Badlands and Black Hills

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    Post Black Hills BMW Stampede

    Just a quick note to let you all know that the Black Hills BMW Stampede is the weekend prior(July 13 - 15, 2008) to the International Rally, so you can explore the Black Hills with other BMW riders and attend a great rally to boot! The website isn't updated yet, but will be soon. If you look in your September 2007 Issue of BMW ON there is a nice write-up about the rally! There is also talks about having an organized ride from the Black Hills BMW Stampede rally site to the International rally site. Put er' on your calenders folks, it's a good one!

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    This is a place that You can also post good roads to ride here in N.E. Wyoming Area and all the states around that may be fun to hit on the way in or out from the rally! So Add your Road or place of interest. From Gillette, there are a lot of good Loops to take, for day trips or a nice afternoon ride from here. Good luck Richard

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