Summer 2018, Day 39

This morning I drove the motorcycle into Bismarck and bought replacement studs.  I got the studs installed:

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I reinstalled the disc brake and brake pad assembly:

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After installing the brake caliper and putting the wheel on, I’m done:

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We continued east into Minnesota:

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We continued on to my brother’s house, where we will be for a few days.  See the alternating yellow line on the trip map for today’s drive.

Summer 2018, Day 38

Another great day at Glendive:

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The horses wouldn’t come down today:

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We got in a little over our heads today:

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We packed up and headed east into North Dakota:

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We stopped at the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.  Last year we visited the North Unit.

We visited Theodore Roosevelt’s Maltese Cross Cabin.  Roosevelt moved here from New York after the death of his wife and mother:

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The Maltese Cross carved into the cabin:

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In the visitor center, this display listed the lands conserved by Roosevelt:

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We went to an overlook for the Park’s badlands:

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We continued east.  Approaching Bismarck, I felt an odd shuddering in the steering wheel.  We pulled off the interstate into a gravel parking lot and discovered most of the lug nuts on the front passenger wheel had broken off:

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I had M check the lugs on the other wheels:

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The remaining lugs sheared off when I tried to unscrew the lug nuts:

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Broken pieces:

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I removed the brake caliper and brake disc:

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I was then able to remove the brake pad holder and pound out the broken studs:

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Not a bad spot to be stuck:

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We took down one of the motorcycles so I can drive into Bismarck tomorrow to buy replacement studs:

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I’ll be taking this frontage road to get to Bismarck:

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See the alternating yellow line on the trip map for today’s drive.

Summer 2018, Day 37

We discovered this place by accident on our Summer 2017 trip on Day 10.  Now that we have motorcycles, this should be a lot more fun:

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We had a great time exploring the 2,000 acres of grasslands:

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We saw a cave in the distance so we walked over to take a look:

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Here’s a video of our rides:

Trish and I walked over to the edge of the OHV area to visit these horses:

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The horses came over to see us:

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B did some drawing today:

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We will be moving on tomorrow.