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Bear Tooth Pass Road
Bear Tooth Pass Road

I'm back from the Motorcycle Sport Touring Association (MSTA) Sport Touring Association Rendezvous (STAR) event in Rapid City, SD traveling from June 4th to 16th 2014. The trip report is below ...

Lunch Stop

Just back from attending the BMW MOA (Motorcycle Owners of America) event in Billings, Montana. We visited the Little Bighorn battlefield and Yellowstone NP along the way.

A few pictures.

And, facts about the trip:

  • highest point 10,891 ft.
  • 12 times over 8,000 ft.
  • 4 times over 9,000 ft.
  • 3,970 total miles -- 1,551 going, 743 local loops, 1,675 returning

This year my ride to STAR (June 21 - July 1, 2012) was a staged affair. Participants, all desiring to ride together, were coming from widely dispersed starting points. So rather than collect everyone at one starting point, we developed a plan for each rider to "join in" along the way.

My trip began from home in Paso Robles where my son Bryan and his friend Jessica Zi Denes had arrived the night before. With great excitement we were up early and off on our two bikes to Tina's Place, a favorite local eatery located on motorcycle friendly Hwy 58, where we join with member Les Katz from Arroyo Grande.

Here's my take for a fun route to the Motorcycle Sport Touring Association (MSTA) Sport Touring Association Rendezvous (STAR) event (Avon, Colorado June 24th to 28th, 2012).

A group is forming up to ride together after meeting in Tonopah, NV on Thursday night 6/21.