It rained in the middle of the night in Billings; the bikes were wet in the morning, but the skies were clear. We packed, ate breakfast and were on the raod by 7:30 am. We headed for Red Lodge, MT, the last gas stop before Cody. We had our cold weather clothes on. The heated jackets kept us warm all morning.
Beth had a couple of time-outs for mechanical difficulties. She smelled gasoline, so we stopped. I couldn’t find anything leaking under the tank. We suspect the gas cap wasn’t quite fully tightened. Then, just outside Red Lodge, one of her highway pegs fell off. We retrieved it and will look for a cap screw here in Cody.
Once down the mountain we turned left on the Chief Joseph Highway. We stopped along the way at an RV park. They had a nice restaurant, so we had lunch.
The Chief Joseph is lots of fun to ride. There are braod sweepers and the the switchbacks are curved, not kinked.
There are plenty of overlooks.
Right now we are waiting (2 hours) for our room and preparing this blog. Perhaps more later. If not, registration for the convention is tonight. The convention lasts three days.