Monthly Archives: August 2010

Riding and rough camping from Jackson, WY to Flaming Gorge

Lorin is Dan’s sister and agreed to let me stay with her and her boyfriend, Ryan, for the night. They both have to work, so I spend some time catching up on writing, emails, and other things. We spend the … Continue reading

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Hiking and camping at Grand Tetons National Park

The Grand Tetons are a mountain range just South of Yellowstone known for it’s dramatic cliffs and views. It’s been someplace that I’ve always wanted to see, and I’m itching for some exercise, so I decide to find a nice … Continue reading

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Being a tourist at Yellowstone

Saturday, August 21st, Bozeman MT to Yellowstone NP After spending a few relaxing days in Bozeman, MT, I make it to Yellowstone National Park. I ride through the park and find a place to setup camp early in the day, … Continue reading

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The most beautiful place in the US – Glacier National Park

Saturday, August 16th – 17th I stealth camp just inside Glacier NP on the 17th so I can get an early start through the park. I’m hoping to spend the day in the park and make it to Bozeman by … Continue reading

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Back on the road – Across South Dakota

Driving across South Dakota to The Badlands, Black Hills, and Mount Rushmore Continue reading

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Checking in – posts on their way

I’ve been having a blast riding and camping my way through Wyoming, the Rockies, Glacier National Park, and am now relaxing in Bozeman, MT. More details coming soon. I’ve been pretty disconnected the past few days. I’ll be trying to … Continue reading

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New blog name – TheSper.com

I’m going to be changing the blog from StephenSper.com to TheSper.com. It’s just easier to tell people. It’s already too complicated to explain that I spell my first name with a ‘ph’, let alone that there’s no ‘a’ in my … Continue reading

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August 9th, 2010 – Broken chain in Hutchinson, MN

After a great night of sleep and an hour of looking at maps with Elizabeth, I take off and driving through the Twin Cities, heading west. After a couple of hours, I notice that my bike is vibrating much more … Continue reading

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August 8th, 2010 – Aurora, IL to Twin Cities, MN

I head towards to Twin Cities in Minnesota to stay with Greg and Elizabeth from AdvRider. They were the best hosts at the Annual Latin America Riders Ralley a couple of weeks ago, and invited me to stay with them … Continue reading

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August 7th, 2010 – Chicago to Aurora, IL

I finally finish packing my bike for the next 6 months outside my apartment. My room mate is there to see me off (and take some photos), and as I’m about to take off, my bike decides not to start. … Continue reading

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