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    A Bonus December Ride through Badlands National Park

    Another beautiful December day. I got a late start after SWMBO deemed it necessary to modify some Christmas decoration lights. But by 1100 I was geared up and ready to hit the road. Slabbed it to Rapid City, fueled, then down SD 44 to Scenic, then to the park via Sage Creek Road (25 miles of good gravel) entering at the NE corner of the park. Continued through the park on 240 (The Rim Road) and exited at the NE Exit. Home via I-90 and beat sunset by 20 minutes. Temps from 52F to 60F. No wind to speak of.



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    Still riding here too.
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    Still doing a bit of riding here in Montana as well. Our weather is not quite as salubrious as BigJohn’s, but still unusually good for this time of year.
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    That's a cool app. I just downloaded it from Play Store. Hopefully it works well for both motorcycle and Bicycles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Still doing a bit of riding here in Montana as well. Our weather is not quite as salubrious as BigJohn’s, but still unusually good for this time of year.
    Going to be honest, I had to look up "salubrious"...
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    It's a lovely word. Can't believe I'm still riding happily on December 07!
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    I will have to remember that road. Maybe next time we are down that way I will get the R1200RT dusty. I have been through on 44 over to Interior an out, but this looks like a better sightseeing route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorUB View Post
    I will have to remember that road. Maybe next time we are down that way I will get the R1200RT dusty. I have been through on 44 over to Interior an out, but this looks like a better sightseeing route.
    It certainly is and easily doable on an RT as long as it is dry.
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