I took off into the hills and prairies of northern Wyoming running fast without the horrible headwinds of yesterday. Hit 78 mph on several downhill runs so she can still run.
The first checkpoint was a non-descript side road. It turns out that I had the best score for the leg. On the leg I caught and passed the Seattle guys all riding Yamaha Zumas, then Ken and Christopher, then Sean, who would later have issues with his scooter.
Looks a lot like yesterday's start
I caught the Seattle boys on their Zumo scooters.
One of the Seattle riders
Catching Ken and Christopher
Ken taking my photo
Where it got fun was heading into the mountains at Bighorn National Forest. We rode in on 14, then turning onto 14A for a mountain ride to remember. I was passing all of the cars heading up at the lower altitudes, then saw few cars later. I rode with Sean for a while, but near the highest altitudes, his scooter stopped running. I asked if he was ok, then got an ok from him and carried on. But at that moment, Walt appeared from behind on his 155cc Yamaha Smax. Those things are amazing. He followed me down at breakneck speed until I could pull ahead on the flats at the bottom.
On the mountain. Going up was too intense to take photos
A bicyclist on the mountain
Sean had passed me at altitude. Here he is just before his scooter stopped running
At the bottom catching Kevin and Juan.
Juan on his loaded down Kymco
Kevin and his Burgman 200
After arriving at the hotel, I rode into Livingston to see the town where Drew and I had drinks after dinner three years ago. It remains a good one. Then several of us had dinner at Gil's. Very good burgers and a salad.
Three scooters in front of Gil's in Livingston, Montana. We didn't trailer them there.