Last ride of 2012?

Oct. 31, 2012

Looks like I’ll be giving the bike its season-ending cleaning and oil change to night while the temp is near 60 degrees. We’ll keep the tank topped up (with treated fuel) and the battery tender on it just in case we get another nice window. But with big game hunting dates in the second week of November, we’ll likely be busy with other seasonal occupations.

We did get in one last good three-day trip Oct. 12-14, mostly up the Salmon River in Idaho, the the Sawtooth Scenic Byway through Ketchum/Sun Valley to Idaho Falls, then north and past Mesa Falls and through island Park. We then topped Reynolds Pass and dropped back into Montana along the Madison River below Ennis, then on home to Butte. It was three days and 750 miles of magnificent riding through gorgeous country with fall colors aglow and the least amount of traffic imaginable: we had it all to ourselves.

Gotta love the Northern Rockies in the fall!

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