Friday, 6 June 2014
Ride from Cody to Deadwood
On Thursday 5th June we headed out of Cody for Deadwood in South Dakota, our 19th State visited to continue our 'cowboy quest.' We took Highway 14 East and then picked up the Interstate 90 East. Both roads were great to ride, but the 14 through the Big Horn National Forests was very special. The weather conditions were perfect for riding, blues skies a few white fluffy clouds and about 75 degrees F. The elevation rises to over 9000 feet so it did cool off for a bit (see the photographs below, still plenty of snow around).
The short video shows the view as you ride down out of the Big Horn Mountain Pass and out onto the eastern plains of Wyoming and the Black Hills.
Starting to get chilly up here at 9000 feet
The colour of the sky was wonderful
What a view, and we get to ride all the way down there and 200 miles further east to Deadwood just in time for dinner.