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I started my cross-country ride 10 days ago and am just getting time to post a few pictures now. I'll try to catch up. Additional pictures and some rambling narrative can be found at my blog [url]www.singlecylinderpsyche.com[/url]

Day One: San Francisco to Fallon, NV
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Day Two: Fallon, NV to Rome, OR
Here's Day Two. Additional pictures and narrative at
[url]www.singlecylinderpsyche.com[/url]
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An absolutely epic trip. Wishing you safe and happy travels. Scooter emoticon
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Awesome
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great! can't wait for more
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Day Three: Rome, Oregon to Hailey, Idaho
Here's Day Three (Sept 10). More at [url]www.singlecylinderpsyche.com[/url]
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Day Four (Sept 11) Hailey, Idaho to Craters of the Moon
Day Four (Sept 11)
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Day Five: Craters of the Moon to Kelly, Wyoming
September 12, more at [url]www.singlecylinderpsyche.com[/url]
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Day Six: Kelly, Wyoming to Cody, Wyoming
Sept 13, more at [url]www.singlecylinderpsyche.com[/url]
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This is a great blog for anyone who hasn't read it yet

What camera are you using if you don't mind sharing? I love the colours.

Keep safe
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Thanks for viewing Greggy. The camera is a Nikon D700, eight years old but it's my friend and I'm staying with it.
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Awesome photos. Looks like an epic ride already. Be safe and keep posting!
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Great photo's!
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Re: Day Six: Kelly, Wyoming to Cody, Wyoming
Bilbo wrote:
Sept 13, more at [url]www.singlecylinderpsyche.com[/url]
The scenery is very beautiful.
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Bilbo wrote:
Thanks for viewing Greggy. The camera is a Nikon D700, eight years old but it's my friend and I'm staying with it.
Thanks Bilbo, the Nikon is doing you proud, keep clicking
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Day Seven: Cody, Wyoming
September 14, a non-riding day of taking care of riding business in Cody, Wyoming
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My office for the day in the Cody County Library
My office for the day in the Cody County Library
Buffalo Bill Cody history is the big business in town.
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Wind gusts to 55 mph, parked on the down-wind side of my neighbors truck and tied off to his side rail (with his approval)
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Day Eight: Cody, Wyoming to Broadus, Montana
Sept 15: On the road again. More at [url]www.SingleCylinderPsyche.com[/url]
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Roadside rest to suit-up for the rain
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Last Stand Hill at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
Last Stand Hill at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
George Armstrong Custer fell at the black marker
George Armstrong Custer fell at the black marker
Memorial for the Indians who died at the battle
Memorial for the Indians who died at the battle
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It's a real joy following your adventure. Inspiring. Be safe.
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Really enjoyed reading through this.

You must be enjoying your trip immensely.

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Day Nine: Broadus, Montana to Buffalo Gap, South Dakota
Sept 16, more at non-commercial [url]www.SingleCylinderPsyche.com[/url]
Shots around Broadus, Montana
Shots around Broadus, Montana
Rural Humor
Rural Humor
This is John.  He was riding from Philadelphia to California, the reverse of my route.
This is John. He was riding from Philadelphia to California, the reverse of my route.
Walt, a quiet, gentle and admirable man.
Walt, a quiet, gentle and admirable man.
The last of Broadus
The last of Broadus
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A few of Sturgis, South Dakota
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Buffalo Gap, South Dakota
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Day Ten: Buffalo Gap, SD to Forest City, SD
Thanks to all who have commented.

Sept 17: all photos with some narrative at non-commercial [url]www.SingleCylinderPsyche.com [/url]
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Bilbo, nice pictures. You cover a lot of ground! Wishing you healthy and safe travel...
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Great photos. Looks like a lot of miles.
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Awesome report Bilbo, thanks for sharing. You guys stateside have some great scenery to ride through.
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Three Weeks of Sample Photos
It's been three weeks since I posted any of my trip photos to MV, not for lack of will, just been busy traveling. I've given up on catching up so this post is a one picture per day sampling of the territory I've covered. If you want to know more about the trip or see more pictures, visit [url]www.SingleCylinderPsyche.com[/url] It's my non-commercial blog with pictures and some narrative describing them.
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Love this thread
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These are some fantastic photos!
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Another Photo-per-Day Update
Thanks Greggy and Woman Typing Badly for your support. Here's another installment of one photo per day. For all the photos, plus some narrative, see my blog at [url]www.SingleCylinderPsyche.com[/url]
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Awesome Trip!
Thanks for sharing your adventure & beautiful photos with us!

I see you were towed a second time. Was that for another damaged tire or something else?
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The problem was with the fuel injector. The details are in the blog [url]www.SingleCylinderPsyche.com[/url]
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Thanks!
Sorry about that...I was completely drawn to the photos and missed the link to your blog at the beginning. I'll check it out!

Looks like you are already headed West again. I was hoping you were headed down to Florida. Ok, back to your blog. I have a lot of catching up to do!
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Absolutely wonderful. Thanks.
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More at www.SingleCylinderPsyche.com
Here's another week of abridged updates. More at [url]www.SingleCylinderPsyche.com[/url]
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Bilbo, you really have the knack of grabbing the imagination of the casual viewer and whisking him off on your travels. Even the Vespa becomes an observer in many of your photos.

I will take the time to read your blog now that I've come across it 8)
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Added a Map
Thanks Fleece, glad you found the site.

My travel was on hold because of high winds yesterday so I finally had the time to put together a map of route to date.

Details at [url]www.SingleCylinderPsyche.com[/url]
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This may have my vote for "Best Thread Ever". Thanks for sharing.
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Congrats and welcome home! Thanks for sharing.
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Check out the blog ....its a good read to go with the superb pictures
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Final Post
Seamus, MJRally and Mr. Fish,

Thank you for your supportive comments. It's nice to have our efforts appreciated.

I've finished the trip. Here are a few of the photos from the final 10 days. For more complete documentation of the ride see: [url]www.SingleCylinderPsyche.com[/url]

Thanks for viewing.
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Have really enjoyed coming along on your journey with you. Your photography has been awesome with the Vespa an important part of each shot, either as the focal point of that interesting bit that draws your eye. Well done.
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