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USA ROAD TRIP, DAY 6, 7 AND 8

01 October 2012 | News

by Gary Inman

Day 6: Hill City, SD to Yellowstone Park, WY

What do you know about Wyoming? If you’re the same as me, nothing. The state capital is Cheyenne. The whole population is little more than 60,000 – a decent Serie A or Premiership football crowd, but the news is, from a motorcycling point of view, the roads are amazing.

I’d only heard about the Beartooth Pass, for the first time, two days before arriving in the Cowboy state. One of my friends in Des Moines mentioned it. Two of the guys in the group I was riding with had been told about it too, so we made a detour, from South Dakota, over Wyoming’s fantastic Bighorn Pass, down to Redhorn, Montana and the start of the Beartooth. This mountain pass has been called the most beautiful road in the USA.

The pass climbs from about 1600m to 2400m in 19km (that’s 5200ft to 8000ft in 12 miles). In crosses into Wyoming, then back into Montana, before ending near the north-east entrance of Yellowstone. The highest point is 3337m (10.947ft), with glaciers at the road side.

I reckon the Bighorn is a better ride, thanks to gorgeous sweepers, but the Beartooth is mind-blowing. We spent so long on the mountain we had to race through Yellowstone, past the mean looking buffalo, to put our tents up before dark.

*******

Day 7: Yellowstone Park, WY to Logan, UT
Day 8: Logan, UT
to Salt Lake City, UT

It sounded so romantic, camping in Yellowstone National Park. The outdoors dream. When we arrived at the entrance to the campground, the rangers warned us to not even leave a bottle of water in camp, in case it attracted bears. What, I wondered, they can smell water through plastic? Anyway, we did what we were told, then huddled round the campfire, told stories and drank weak beer.

The sky was so clear we could see the Milky Way.

After a couple of hours I crawled into my sleeping bag and was asleep in minutes. Then the temperature plummeted. I wasn’t prepared for -2 degrees C. I woke up every hour to put on more clothes and try to get comfortable on the rough ground. I endunded up wearing my Dainese Gator Evo Gore-Tex jacket.

Very few people slept well and when Ian, who I’d ridden with the day before said he was riding towards Salt Lake City and getting a cheap room for the night, I decided to join him.

Ian, on a 1998 Triumph Sprint, and I rode out of Yellowstone, through the bottom of Wyoming, a little of Idaho, then into Utah. Another incredible day’s riding with a great motel at the end of the day. Those who stayed to camp for the second night had to suffer temperatures of -6.

The next morning we rode the 80 miles to Salt Lake City to have oil and tyres changes. Both the Super Tenérés tyres should have been changed 3000km before. The new rubber transformed the bike.

Again, I split from the group for the night this time to visit a young custom bike builder, based in SLC, called Andy Carter of Pangea Speed (http://www.pangeaspeed.com). I checked out his workshop, the great cast and fabricated parts he makes, his turbo Harley Evo chopper, then went into Salt Lake’s city centre for a pizza and one of his friends fantastic restaurants, Este. This is what road tripping is all about.

Gary is riding from New York to California and back to New York with www.nicksanders.com

by Gary Inman

Day 6: Hill City, SD to Yellowstone Park, WY

What do you know about Wyoming? If you’re the same as me, nothing. The state capital is Cheyenne. The whole population is little more than 60,000 – a decent Serie A or Premiership football crowd, but the news is, from a motorcycling point of view, the roads are amazing.

I’d only heard about the Beartooth Pass, for the first time, two days before arriving in the Cowboy state. One of my friends in Des Moines mentioned it. Two of the guys in the group I was riding with had been told about it too, so we made a detour, from South Dakota, over Wyoming’s fantastic Bighorn Pass, down to Redhorn, Montana and the start of the Beartooth. This mountain pass has been called the most beautiful road in the USA.

The pass climbs from about 1600m to 2400m in 19km (that’s 5200ft to 8000ft in 12 miles). In crosses into Wyoming, then back into Montana, before ending near the north-east entrance of Yellowstone. The highest point is 3337m (10.947ft), with glaciers at the road side.

I reckon the Bighorn is a better ride, thanks to gorgeous sweepers, but the Beartooth is mind-blowing. We spent so long on the mountain we had to race through Yellowstone, past the mean looking buffalo, to put our tents up before dark.

*******

Day 7: Yellowstone Park, WY to Logan, UT
Day 8: Logan, UT
to Salt Lake City, UT

It sounded so romantic, camping in Yellowstone National Park. The outdoors dream. When we arrived at the entrance to the campground, the rangers warned us to not even leave a bottle of water in camp, in case it attracted bears. What, I wondered, they can smell water through plastic? Anyway, we did what we were told, then huddled round the campfire, told stories and drank weak beer.

The sky was so clear we could see the Milky Way.

After a couple of hours I crawled into my sleeping bag and was asleep in minutes. Then the temperature plummeted. I wasn’t prepared for -2 degrees C. I woke up every hour to put on more clothes and try to get comfortable on the rough ground. I endunded up wearing my Dainese Gator Evo Gore-Tex jacket.

Very few people slept well and when Ian, who I’d ridden with the day before said he was riding towards Salt Lake City and getting a cheap room for the night, I decided to join him.

Ian, on a 1998 Triumph Sprint, and I rode out of Yellowstone, through the bottom of Wyoming, a little of Idaho, then into Utah. Another incredible day’s riding with a great motel at the end of the day. Those who stayed to camp for the second night had to suffer temperatures of -6.

The next morning we rode the 80 miles to Salt Lake City to have oil and tyres changes. Both the Super Tenérés tyres should have been changed 3000km before. The new rubber transformed the bike.

Again, I split from the group for the night this time to visit a young custom bike builder, based in SLC, called Andy Carter of Pangea Speed (http://www.pangeaspeed.com). I checked out his workshop, the great cast and fabricated parts he makes, his turbo Harley Evo chopper, then went into Salt Lake’s city centre for a pizza and one of his friends fantastic restaurants, Este. This is what road tripping is all about.

Gary is riding from New York to California and back to New York with www.nicksanders.com

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HOLA, YO SOY REBECA!

26 August 2010 | Contests

Hola  ☺ !!!!

Yo soy Rebeca, y él es Adrià.
Yo tengo 26 años y él 28.
Yo soy de Sabadell y él de Sant Fost de Campsentelles.

Y estamos ALUCINADOS !!!! Aun no nos creemos que hayamos sido uno de los ganadores del Italian Legendary Tour 2010!! Eso sí…estamos más que encantados!!!

Todo empezó durante la preparación de nuestras vacaciones. Íbamos a hacer un viajecito en moto desde Barcelona hasta el circuito antiguo de Nürburgring pasando antes a disfrutar del Gran Premio de Alemania en Sachsenring. Debíamos ir bien equipados, así que decidimos ir a nuestra tienda Dainese favorita en Andorra (Martímotos Andorra) a comprarnos la equipación que nos faltaba, y así fue como conseguimos los códigos para entrar en el sorteo. Quien nos iba a decir lo que nos deparaba el futuro!

Imaginadme sentada delante del ordenador, son las 7:30 de la mañana, y con un café en la  mano y el ratón en la otra miro como de costumbre el correo de Hotmail…cuando de repente…AaaAAAAaaaaahhhHHHH!!!!!! Los ojos se me abren como platos, una sonrisa se me dibuja de oreja a oreja y empiezo a dar saltitos aun sentada enfrente del ordenador, solo después de leer el mensaje más de 10 veces empiezo a asimilar el contenido…que me voy a Italia!!! al Italian Legendary Tour!!! En dos palabras….IM-PRESIONANTE!!  ☺

La verdad es que este año está siendo un año donde estoy descubriendo la verdadera pasión por el motociclismo. En realidad es Adrià quien desde los 14 años que ya va subido a las dos ruedas, yo desde hace solo 4 que soy su “paquete”!! y la verdad es que me encanta y por eso decidí regarle por su cumpleaños el viaje y las entradas para ver el Gran Premio de Alemania,  (a mi me apetecía muchísimo hacer un viaje largo en moto, quizás, incluso, más que a él!!). Y cuando regresamos volví con una gran sensación, con ganas de repetirlo …y mira por donde…el ILT ha caído del cielo!! Quizás si pruebo a pedir otras cosas también se cumplan???!!! ☺

Hmmm…tengo una amiga que me va a matar cuando le diga que voy a conocer a Valentino Rossi…desde la época de Crivillé que ya me machacaba que si Valentino esto Valentino lo otro!! Pero tengo clarísimo qué le voy a preguntar nada más verlo! “Valentino, me llevas de paquete??” Y me da igual lo que diga mi novio!! ☺

Esta gran y legendaria oportunidad no se nos va a repetir en la vida (aunque ojalá no fuera así!) y habrá que aprovecharla al máximo, no creeis??! Así que nos llevaremos muchas dosis de humor, energía positiva, y que no falte…la cámara de fotos!!! Que hay que inmortalizarlo TODO!!!

Esperamos que este viaje cumpla las expectativas que nos están creando…porque ahora somos como dos niños pequeños a los que les han prometido ir a Disneyland Paris…pero confiamos plenamente en todo el equipo Dainese!!

Un beso y un gran abrazo a todos los que sigáis las aventurillas del ILT 2010!!

Adrià y Rebeca ;)

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Dainese presents the new leathersuits that Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo will wear at theLaguna Seca Gran Prix which takes place next Sunday in California.During the US race the Dainese riders will show a special celebrating livery required by FiatAutomobiles to celebrate the next Fiat 500 launch in the US market.
The leathers, that on this occasion will be white, black and yellow coloured, have been customizedon the front, back, arms and legs with the photos of the faces of 500 fans that first sent theirpicture within a dedicated event.
In this way they will have the chance to be “present” on the technical equipment and the Yamaha bikes of the 2 champions.The winners’ faces have been printed on the perforated lorica leather of the Dainese suits: the final effect is that of a very original black and white poster, composed by the stylized faces of the lucky fans.
 
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Livrea speciale per i piloti Dainese a Laguna Seca
Dainese presenta le nuove tute che Valentino Rossi e Jorge Lorenzo indosseranno al Gran Premio di Laguna Seca che si correrà in California questa domenica.Durante la trasferta oltre oceano i piloti Dainese del Team Fiat Yamaha sfoggeranno infatti unaspeciale livrea celebrativa voluta da Fiat Automobiles per festeggiare il prossimo lancio sul mercato statunitense della Fiat 500.
Le tute, che per l’occasione saranno colorate di bianco, nero e giallo, sono state personalizzate supetto, schiena, braccia e gambe con le facce dei 500 appassionati che per primi hanno inviato lapropria foto nell’ambito del concorso dedicato all’evento, aggiudicandosi così una “presenza”indelebile sull’equipaggiamento e sulle moto Yamaha dei due campioni.
I volti dei fan sono statistampati sulla lorica traforata delle tute Dainese: l’effetto è quello di un originale poster in bianco enero, composto dalle facce stilizzate dei fortunati vincitori.
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