The first time I drove through Montana, I was astounded at how long you could drive without seeing another vehicle. Especially when getting off 90 on to Hwy 212 through the Cheyenne reservation. I thought Idaho was remote when I was living there, nothing compared to where you're headed.
And on we drove to a small town called Interior... South Dakota... where we stopped at the "wagon Wheel Bar & Grill"... cool place! For your local bison burger...
Just a heads-up on the corn palace - It's basically a gymnasium with a corn mural on the outside. The mural is cool, not so much the gym. If I remember right, they had a few pictures of previous murals and that was about it. The nice thing is that it is (was) free and a good excuse to stretch your legs.
Welcome to the Heartland!
Great pics as usual, I put ethanol free in my 40 every chance I get!!!!
One cool thing my brother and I did today (actually ever since Monday, just more of it today) was talk politics! We both trend Libertarian, so there were no fireworks , but it made for lively conversation! I'm sure it would not have been nearly as much fun had we been at different ends of the political spectrum!!!
Read and ride along!
Hector and Alex
... and could actually hear everything that you said to each other...
I hope your cruise control is easily fixed... I rigged a hand throttle on a go cart a half century ago, by attaching piece of string to the bellcrank on the carb... I held the string over my shoulder (engine in rear) and pulled to go faster unfortunately, I had it wide open and the string broke and jammed the throttle wide open and I had to run into a telephone pole to stop it... a sore leg and a few bruises, especially my ego and a destroyed front end... but, I lived... I've digressed (yet again )...
If you can't get your cruise control to work and you are driving long, empty roads, you could quickly and easily rig a hand throttle, using parts available at any bicycle shop... then, you could work the throttle, by hand and rest your weary feet in your brother's lap...
But, please don't use cheap string to rig a hand throttle on your 40!!
Drive safe, Hector!! Enjoy your brother, the smells and the wide open spaces... and don't let the tedium get to you... it'll get better once there's something on the horizon...
Thank You for taking us along with you on this ride. Some Beautiful country out there. and very nice shots. Screen savers for sure.
That 40 is really nice! cant wait for the next update.
This is an awesome trip, thanks for sharing. You mentioned you are getting a little burned out. Maybe find a cool place and stay there a couple days to recharge your batteries. I'm enjoying your adventure, have safe travels.
I have no idea what possessed me to open the 40-forum, or this thread today, but it appears to be the will of a higher power...
@hecrod I don't know if you remember me, but I was driving the green 100 series that passed you and waved a couple of times on the interstate in WY or MT last Sunday. I was driving it back back to CO after purchasing in the PNW. As soon as I saw your rig from a distance the first time, I told my sister, "I'm pretty sure that's a land cruiser" and she rolled her eyes and called me a nerd - sure 'nuff it was you!
Beautiful rig you have - really enjoyed seeing you on the road! I did a similar cross country trip in my 62 last year - something about life in the slow lane just puts a smile on my face.
Your travelogue is absolutely thrilling to read. Lately it seems like I have only been able to read your thread about three times a week, so today there were three pages for me to read. Some of the places you went through in pages 9, 10, and 11 are places I finally got to see 15, or so, years ago. The Custer monument, the Badlands, Mount Rushmore , and Gillette.
Gillette was a real trip for me. We arrived in the dark, and left early the next morning. But, we were scheduled to stay at a private parties house. Talking to the couple that lived there we found out that she was a cousin to somebody I grew up with, and had been in Oregon just a few weeks before. We traveled through four states and met somebody like that, totally unexpected. Kind of like what happened to you and colik in post 214.
Keep up the driving, the pictures, and the posts. I LOVE it!
@pngunme I had to quote your entire message here... you have been actually a great counter-read every time YOU reply to my posts! Fun, engaging and insightful. Thank you!
On the Cruise Control... yep, it's gone. The magnets dropped off on one of the many dirt roads I'm sure. I'll have to find a way to fix it, but it will have to be when I get home I'm afraid. There has got to be a better way to secure those to the driveshaft. I smell a meaningful update on this at some point in the next few weeks!
Although having a cruise control makes a difference, I can live without it. I'll use my foot on the pedal from now on....