Yellowstone Motorcycle Run – Harley Davidson Museum

This is the last video from our Yellowstone Motorcycle Run.   This video was done at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, WI.      From there I’d ferry across Lake Michigan to New York and home to New Hampshire the following day.

This was my third trip to the H-D Museum.   It never gets old and there are new things to see and things you need to see again.    It is Americana!

Who knows, perhaps next year’s “Motorcycle Run” will take us back to here again!

Yellowstone Motorcycle Run – Headed Home

I did very few video or photos once I left Billings, MT.   The route was unique as I headed east through North Dakota and on to Milwaukee WI.   Spent a day at the Iron Horse Hotel and visited the Harley Davidson Museum (yet again).    I will post a video of that visit separately.   The next day, I will take the ferry from Wisconsin to Michigan.    That would be a long day as I would travel across Michigan and settle for the night in Niagara Falls, NY.     The following day, I arrived home.   Another “RHG Run” in the books – we now look forward to “RHG 2020” – destination to be determined.    This is vast and great country – I am lucky to be able to travel it on two wheels!!!!

Yellowstone Motorcycle Run – Day 14 Beartooth Pass

Day 14 would be the best riding of the 2019 Yellowstone Motorcycle Run.   I want to thank David Eycleshymer for encouraging me to explore Beartooth  Highway – it was beyond words and truly an experience of a lifetime.   My trek to the top of Beartooth Pass mountain gave me a true understanding of Tim Pifer’s “hike your own hike” philosophy and gave me a new “view” to explore.    The video is substantially longer than I typically do  …. however,  if you watch it end-to-end and realize that was a day’s ride – it will amaze you the diversity of landscape and environmental conditions.   It was an amazing day!!!!  

Yellowstone Motorcycle Run – Day 13 Mid-Geyser and Headed North

Day 13 was unlike any another day of the Yellowstone Run.   The weather offered mainly sunny with a one afternoon rain storm,  however,  the most amazing was the diverse landscapes that we would travel through.   We started with the plains areas (and Bison).   From there we would experience the Mid Geyser Basin,  the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and the higher plains headed North to Beartooth Pass.  This video is a bit longer than our typical, then again it had to be to fully reflect the scope of this incredible day !!

Yellowstone Motorcycle Run – Day 12 West Yellowstone National Park

We left Jackson Hole and headed north / northwest to West Yellowstone.    The way out took us past the Antler Arch,  Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and Jackson Drug.    From there we entered West Yellowstone crossing the Continental Divide.    The streams and green pastures were abound with bison and even some bear.     We rounded a corner to find a parking lot of taillights and people wandering the road and fields.    Up ahead we saw the Rangers so we knew there was something on the loose.   Soon we heard one of the Rangers yelling to “get in your cars…. the bear was coming.”     We remembered – we were on a motorcycle and there was no Plan B.      We survived and we ended the day at Old Faithful.

Yellowstone Motorcycle Run – Day 11 Grand Teton

Later that night…… we met joined several other “tourists” and departed from the Jackson Hole base lift lodge in open air Jeeps!    What started as a cool summer night would turn into a chilly ride in the open Jeeps.   However, the back roads were filled with scenery, waterways and historic buildings.     The upside was that the other “tourists” weren’t the over engaging friendlies, so the people part was tolerable!!

Yellowstone Motorcycle Run – Day 11 Jackson Hole

We arrived at Jackson Hole, WY early in the afternoon.      We had a sunset Jeep Tour that evening,  little did we know that the temperature would soon drop 30 degrees at the base of the Grand Teton.    But that is a future video.      We had a few hours to explore the Jackson Hole Village.    We opted to take the Tram to the Waffle House.    Up we went – the views up the tram as well the top was outstanding.    This video is primarily still photos with a shorter mix of Go PRO videos.

Yellowstone Motorcycle Run – Day 10 Cody to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons

Arrived in Cody WY on Day 8.   Drizzle from Chief Joseph Scenic Byway turned to steady rain with dropping temperatures.    Those conditions turned soon to mixed snow!    From our hotel you could see the Cody Rodeo arena and the entrance sign to East Yellowstone.    Both would be significant in a few hours.     Some hours later the rodeo was canceled due to the snow / wetted conditions     The sign now stated that park entrance was CLOSED.     We were hopeful by morning that the weather would pass.   Morning came and the weather continued.   We settled in for another day / night.    The next day (Day 10) the weather broke, the sign returned to OPEN and we ventured on toward to the Grand Tetons.    Along the way we would see why the park was closed.

Yellowstone Motorcycle Run – Day 8 Chief Joseph Scenic Byway

Cheryl arrived the day before (Day 7) we stayed in Billings MT that night.    We left billings headed for Cody WY.    Weather was sunny in the morning however turned overcast soon after we got on the road..     We did not know what was in store for us for weather in Cody – we would soon find out.      A highlight that we had along the way to Cody WY was “Chief Joseph Scenic Byway”.    When we arrived, it had turned much cooler and it was drizzling on and off.     This would be the first of many magnificent roads and views that we would experience @ RHG 2019 – Yellowstone Run!!