|The 2005 Travel Page
of the year was in Febuary, when Connie and I drove her Expedition to
Medicine Hat, Alberta for the Women in the Wind General Membership
Then we made several trips to Great Falls, about once a month, working
with The Ladies PAS Rally Planning Committee.
The first bike ride/trip was an Ingomar Trip in May, we did it again in
over Memorial Day Weekend.
3, 4, 5, 2005
Can Mont Food Fest
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Connie Young on her trike and I on the FatBoy
Connie in front of the Irvine General Store, Irvine, Alberta, which is
owned and operated
by Karen and
Mike Hamerton, taken on June 3 around 3:30 pm. We had riden
rain and cold most of the day. We were sure glad we made it
Irvine early enough to see Karen before she headed to Calgary for the
10, 11, 12
Brentley and I, trailered
the Pan Head and the VRod
Pan Head took first Place in the Show and Shine.
|On June 17, we rode
from Thermopolis, WY to Casper for the starting of the Chick's
Run. The picture below was taken in the Wind River Canyon
Annette was learning how to set her automatic timer on her
camera. From left to right, Annette G, Terry H, Olivia M,
C, Sally S, Connie Y, and myself.
17, 18, 19
Connie, Brenda, Annette, Sally, Olivia, and I . we meet up with Terry
Harvey in Thermopolis, Wyoming.
660 Miles added to the FatBoy.
large group of Montana Gals, some members and some, not. The only one
not from Montana, is our step child, Terry Harvey, from Worland,
Wyoming. She is the only Women on Wheels® member in Wyoming
at this time. There are three gals from Baker, Montana and Four ladies
from Bozeman, Montana along with me many from Billings.
On our way to
Boise , we traveled over Lolo Pass, and down Hwy 12 alnog the
from Missoula to Kooski. Annette had spent many
this area so
she made a great travel guide. It was the
first time I had been on this wonderful road on a motorcycle.
|July 5, 6,
Women on Wheels®
Ride In Event
Vern, Shelly, Brenda, Connie, Cindy and Annette left July 2,
and Terry in Boise on the 5th. Lee Fallon of Washington found us on
|I had 1,000 miles on my bike
when I left
Boise for other Idaho
destinations. 1275 when I go home. (trailered the bike most of the way
|July 15, 16
North Dakota Ladies Rally
Estevan, Sask, Canada
Cindy, Brenda, and Connie left Billings on July 14th. Met Annette in
Saco, Montana. Connie registered 610 miles when we arrived in
Estevan. 495 more when we arrived back in Billings Sunday
|This picture was taken at the
Buffalo Hot Springs. Annette caught up with us just as we
leaving and heading back to the motel room in Saco.
Dakota Ladies Run
in North America.
2005 tallied the 18th year
with 110 registared
|July 29, 30
Bob & Brenda Cox, Paula Rice, Connie, Cindy and Annette all
in Great Falls.
570 more miles on the Fat
|We met a bunch of Great
Falls Lady Riders that wil concider joining Women on Wheels®.
Planning Committee, Terry Donna, Laura, Linda, and Ardyth.
These are some of the other Great Falls Lady Riders.
Brenda Cox had crossstitched a beautiful picture of a motorcycle as a
donation for a prize. Annette Gleason won it in a special
Four gals out of Saskatoon, Sask were the hit of
the Hawaian Themed dinner Sat night.
Two of them had been to Estevan, Patti and Jo. The new ones
Lou La and Dannie.
Jodee, the scooter riding minister that did the morning blessings.
|The Alberta Rally
August 19, 20, 21
Brenda and I left on Thursday, August 18, Connie Y found out at the
last minute she could not go, but decided to ride to Great Falls with
us to have lunch with some of the lady riders in Great Falls.
was cool and damp when we prepared to leave Billings. We got
rained on around Acton, MT. We stopped in Lavina for a minute
rest and dry out. The ride to Harlowtown was the coldest we
endured for sometime. The temps continued to drop. Connie
to turn back she figured, why endure miserable riding conditions just
to ride 220 miles for lunch. She would have to ride back to
Billings and the weather was not going to get better for several
days. So Brenda and I fired up the Gerbings and away we
went. We got to Great Falls around noon. We had
lunch with Terry, Ardyth, and Tami, and Sally from Bozeman.
came to join us about an hour after lunch. I had forgot to
her. She was waiting for me to call. Her bus
was in the area and she asked him to see if we were there.
about that Linda. Sally rode with us. Me made it
Lethbridge, Alberta around 6:00 pm. We got up early and
out in 40degree morning! We had a great ride.
The Alberta Rally was awesome. That Karen Hamerton goes over
board in her planning. Next year it will be heald in Red Deer
the following year, Saskatoon, Sask. I won a $50 gift
to the Honda Dealer in Red Deer.
We met some really great ladies from Canada. I am hoping more
them will attend the PAS Rally next year in Medicine Hat.
1552 miles on the Fat Boy
Sept 2, 3, 4, 5, 2005
Cindy and Jeff Eggert, Brenda and Bob Cox, Sally Stanke, Bill Wagner,
Brentley and myself left on Friday morining. We had a great
weekend. We stayed at the Quail's Crossing just south of Hill
City, SD. On Saturday we rode down the Spearfish Canyon to
Sturgis. We went to the Museum in Stugis, which is
Pepper. I had not seen her since the Chick's Run,
had tried to get to the museum the year before, but the rain kept us
our quarters that year. We rode back through the Vanover
a small unnotice stretch of roadway. Sunday we rode
We managed to find our way to the Pig Tail Highway that we had missed
the first year. On Monday we headed home early and made it
to Billings just before dark.
1047 miles on the Fat Boy.
Sept 9, 10, 11, 2005
What the Hay Ride
Brenda and I rode up after work on Friday night. Annette
graciously invited us to stay with her and Jim in their home.
the time we go there, it was dark. The last 15 miles we
at 40-45 mph. That area has a lot of deer and we were not
any of them. Saturday morning we got up and headed down to
Chokecherry Festiable. We had pancakes with Chokecherry
Syrup. Oh boy is it ever good. We wandered around
market of crafts until the rain stopped. We left on the poker
around 11:00 and did not get wet. Brenda won the third best
hand for $200 and later that night, Annette won the 50/50 drawing for
$209. On Sunday we went and rode the same route as the poker
the day before. It was the What the Hay Ride. I do
how many years this has taken place, but people come from all over to
drive this one stretch of road. The farmers and ranchers make
sculpters. It is a contest for them so they do not disclose
they are doing until Sat night. I had went last year for the
first time. Again, it was just amazing what they can do with
On August 20, 2004, my bike rolled over 25,000. Just out side
Billings on July17, 2005, it rolled over 32,000 miles. Last
I rode the other bike
Beartooth Bound Planning Committee
18, 19, 20, 21, 2005
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Bound Web Site
Renate, Kendra, Sheila, and Cindy
will again be 2 Women
Chicks Run, Wyoming
North Dakota Ladies Rally
Enderlin, North Dakota
The Alberta Rally, Red Deer, Alberta
revised on 5 Dec 2014