Ride 2017

Well, the preparations have begun.  This year we’ll be heading to Mount Rushmore. We’re leaving a little later this summer due to job schedules so we’re hoping it’s not going to be too hot.  However, it can’t be worse than it is here at home – 105 degrees yesterday. Ugh.

img-2229.jpgWe changed tires yesterday.  Tom gave the bike a bath and checked everything out so our ride is ready.  Now we just have to pack!  The living room has been transformed into a staging area:


This year’s journey will be a little over 3,200 miles in 10 days.  Route

Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, Colorado, Utah and Nevada… here we come!

Day 1:  Thursday, July 13, 2017 (488 Miles)  Home to Burns, Oregon

Day 2:  Friday, July 14, 2017 (352 Miles) Burns, Oregon to Challis, Idaho

Day 3:  Saturday, July 15, 2017 (296 Miles) Challis, Idaho to West Yellowstone, Montana

Day 4:  Sunday, July 16, 2017 (167 Miles) West Yellowstone, Montana to Cody, Wyoming

Day 5:  Monday, July 17, 2017 (360 Miles) Cody, Wyoming to Gillette, Wyoming

Day 6:  Tuesday, July 18, 2017 (207 Miles) Gillette, Wyoming to Custer, South Dakota

Day 7:  Wednesday, July 19, 2017 (397 Miles) Custer, South Dakota to Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Day 8:  Thursday, July 20, 2017 (275 Miles) Steamboat Springs, Colorado to Price, Utah

Day 9:  Friday, July 21, 2017 (308 Miles) Price, Utah to Ely, Nevada

Day 10:  Saturday, July 22, 2017 ( 438 Miles) Ely, Nevada to Home

We’re looking forward to the 2017 Monkeybutt Journey!


4 thoughts on “Ride 2017

  1. Hey Tom & Cathy,
    Hope all goes well on you trip, watch out for those pesky persons who want to “scratch you a ticket” for being out of state. Enjoy your cruise. I’ll be reading. Drive safe.


  2. Have a great trip! Love your itinerary! Looking forward to the “Chronicles”!


  3. Wow. I am so jealous! I so look forward to your blog posts!!


  4. Yellowstone day. Excellent!


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