19 July 2009

No rest

I can’t seem to stop grinning. All the way home this evening, from Shannon’s house to mine, I couldn’t stop it. Why? Well.........

Montana stream

We’ve been pretty busy lately, Charlie and I. I noticed that he has been as delinquent in his posting as I have. But rest assured, we are both still around and kicking, and riding the wheels off of the bikes. In time, as things slow down, he and I will both have the time to get back to the blogs and the ride reports; I can’t believe that the summer is already half over. It always flies by.

Back to the grinning.

I’ve received more than a few comments and emails in the past few weeks from folks regarding my lack of posts and ride reports and I wanted to be sure to let everyone know that I am currently working on the ride into the wilderness that Charlie and I took about a month ago.

My goal this evening when I got home was to give a quick report on our ride; 600+ miles of Idaho and Montana’s finest wilderness over a four day trip. As I reflected on the trip and how I would report the events, I couldn’t stop grinning. We had a blast.

Our wilderness accomodations

I have a lot to share and in time, I will. I’m just waiting for things to quiet down before I get back to my normal routines.

There will be reports of remote Mountain Vistas, and the wildlife. The back country locals both human and insect and even a report about ear wax (Trying to figure out how to fit that one in tastefully).

One of the locals

There were the frequent challenges of navigating through snow and mud, a flat tire and the subsequent theft of a bicycle pump by yours truly to get back to camp.

I am grinning as I type this.

Charlie navigating yet another flooded road

Hang in there, Charlie and I will both be back as soon as our schedules permit, until then.......

Ride Well



Joe said...

No need to be tasteful with the earwax commentary. Pretend you're Jack Riepe and run with it!

- Joe at Scootin' da Valley

Charlie said...

Two words in your comment will come back at you on this subject. Earwax and tastefull will be the subject.
Will be posting soon too.


bobskoot said...


No apologies, that's what summers are for. outdoor adventures while the sun shines. There'll be time enough in the winter on a rainy day to put all these ride reports together. We are all just glad that you arrived back home safely.

. . . and I love earwax

bobskoot: wet coast scootin

fasthair said...

Mr. Earl: Been waiting for this story to be born. No hurry because I know you will do it the justices it deserves.

RazorsEdge2112 said...

So glad to see some of my buddies are having great rides! Beautiful writeup!

Thanks for that taste of beauty!

irondad said...

At least somebody is out having fun on a bike. I'm having fun but it consists of riding for work just about every day. You have to be sure to share so I can have some secondhand enjoyment!

Lance said...

Beautiful post! The locals look very nice, and what beautiful accomodations!

Touring Motorcycle exhausts said...

I can't wait to see how you fit in the earwax story and of course tastefully. The local accommodation caught my eye. It looks quite comfortable. But poor machines, they had to guard you all night since they couldn't fit into the accommodation. Its a pity. Can't wait for you to be back!