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Saturday, 21 July 2012

Day 60 - Colter Bay to West Yellowstone

Start time: 09.16
Start location: Near Colter bay - find place name
Start State: Wyoming
Start weather: Warm
Total millage so far: 3,096.27


Finish time: 16.40
Finish location: West Yellowstone
Finish State: Montana
Finish weather: Hot
Miles today: 56.63
Total millage so far: 3,152.9
Today's top speed: 39.8
Today's average speed:  14.5
Today’s ride time: 3hr 53min 21sec
Punctures - 2 (slow back wheel), (staple in back wheel)

Music played:

The Essential Mix - Sharam - 14-05-11
The Essential Mix - Dubfire - 02-09-07
The Essential Mix - Seb Fontaine - 20-10-07

Blog:

 Writing this a day late.  We got a lift from the campsite to somewhere else, I got to check where, because we were not allowed to cycle on certain roads as a group or something like that.  The ride was most amazing with the scenery just blowing me away.  The roads were in good condition and the drivers in the main, pretty darn good.  Old Faithful was very touristy, but only to be expected.  I stayed for a few hours checking out the other hot springs and geysers.  Fantastic and a must if your ever there.  Such a fantastic day, lovely weather and hardly no headwind.  I do wish the chinks, or is it the japs, would cover their mouths when they cough and not do it in my face!  I may have more respect for them and name them better.  As it was, I told them to cover their ** mouths! Lol.  They also walk around blowing snot out their noses, not into tissues or hanky's, no wonder their country is filthy and always the first to start major global flu’s.  I had a pulled pork sarnie there too, but no where near as good as the one in Williamsburg all those months ago.  Also have no idea what side of the continental divide I am on.  Help. 

We are staying in West Yellowstone and in Montana now, very nice little town.  Again, very touristy, but hey, its still nice.    The area is a bubbling mass of hot springs, mud pools and geyesrs and could blow at any moment.  Such a joy to cycle through instead of driving and hanging out the window trying take snaps.  I saw another buffalo at the entrance to Old Faithful, but am not sure if it was a pantomime version, a beaver or something like it, and some young elk.  A good days riding

Sorry, lots of pics:
 Last shot to the Tetons as we are driven to today's start line
 No molesting animals? Oh darn it
 The bikes survived the ride
 Ok, there are going to be a lot of photo's today as the area was just so amazing!  Never seen such a gorgeous place.  You have to come visit
 My first geyser or geezer ')

 Who knows what side we are on now.
 A huge fire devastated the forest some 20years or so back.  It's only now starting to thicken out again

 My trusty stead
 Buffalo on his own at the entrance to Old Faithful
 And there is Old Faithful, warming up for her show
 oooooo

 And the yanks clapped at the end.
 The park is huge with loads of hot springs and geysers
 I think I walked around half of them. Two idiots walked up to the top of it!  crazy fools, then some other older looking person also walked up to the hole!




 Some of the colours of the pools were amazing too





 I touched some of the water and it was near enough at boiling point









 Looks like a teenagers face














 Redrum Redrum. (I'm sure some of you will get it)
 Inside the hotel, wow!  It's like one of those drawings where the stairs go upside down.

 Alfie, don't step on the...

 Not just in the Old Faithful park bit, but all along the road side for miles are more hot springs and geysers, just amazing.  I guess one day it will all go bang!


 Not sure how anything lives in the water after all this flows in to it.


 Certainly looks inviting.  Must go to Iceland one day




 Poor Indians :(




 There's a moose loose in me hoose.  Or is it an Elk?





 Another new state!

3 comments:

  1. redrum...from.the shining? you can go to the actual hotel in mt hood . The treeline or something.
    J

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    1. Really? Not sure I would like that lol

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