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Wyoming 14
« on: February 01, 2009, 11:18:35 PM »

Hi All !

We are planning to take the road 14 from Yellowstone to Devils Tower Wyoming, Sturgis Wyoming and Mount Rushmore South Dakota in May.
We will travel with two motorcycles  and  a pickup and trailer with three other motorcycles in the trailer.
My questions are: will it be difficult to pass Big Horn mountains with the pick up (8 cylinder)  and trailer full of bikes ?
 and will the two other motorcyles (Harley) suffer of the lack of air in high mountain ??

Thanks in advance


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Re: Wyoming 14
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2009, 11:21:01 PM »

Moved to the correct forum.
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Re: Wyoming 14
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2009, 11:42:49 PM »

Darn I thought this was about the little Wyoming 14 spur to the Laramie Airport .

As far as US-14 is concerned, you should be fine. You'll be up to 9000 feet, ascending about 6000 feet over the 50 miles or so between Sheridan and the pass so you're not going to be able to maintain the 65 MPH speed limit, but I'd bet you can get up it at about 40-45 MPH. It'll be slow going but you should be fine. I'm not sure how 2-stroke engines handle in thin air. 

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Re: Wyoming 14
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2009, 11:54:00 PM »

Thanks Corco for your prompt answer !
We are going eastward so we will go down to Sheridan.
So you're not sure about these Harley bikes ? Do you think we should put them in the trailer too ?
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Re: Wyoming 14
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2009, 11:59:44 PM »

I'd bet t hey'll be fine and that would be an insanely fun stretch of road to drive on a motorcycle, so I'd go as far as possible on the bikes

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Re: Wyoming 14
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009, 12:04:21 AM »

Thank you Corco we'll take  your advice and enjoy it the most we can...
last question, middle May or end of May is a good time to pass these mountains with bikes ?
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Re: Wyoming 14
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2009, 12:15:04 AM »

I'd go as late as possible because weather can be unpredictable in that part of the country

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Re: Wyoming 14
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2009, 12:22:25 AM »

thanks, we'll see . I think it will be between 20th and 25th of May ...
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Re: Wyoming 14
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2009, 09:44:03 AM »

Hi again Corco !

Would it be safer to take  US16  at Greybull WY and keep it till it reaches I90 at Buffalo WY ?

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Re: Wyoming 14
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2009, 10:59:12 AM »

I can tell you that US-16 is one of the most beautiful drives in the country and also highly recommended for motorcycle travel. I don't know that 14 will cause you any trouble, but I do know that US-16 is definitely my preferred Yellowstone to Rushmore route. I'd actually recommend it because the drive from Worland to Buffalo is pure awesome
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