Archive for July, 2015

Worst dining experience ever – Yellowstone Valley Steakhouse, Billings, MT

Worst dining experience ever – Yellowstone Valley Steakhouse, Billings, MT

“The worst dining experience I’ve ever had.” That was the unanimous opinion of our party of eight after dining at the Yellowstone Valley Steakhouse, the Holiday Inn Grand Montana’s in-house restaurant in Billings, MT. This restaurant deserves a “no stars” rating.   Our party had incompetent service, fouled up food […]

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Our R1200RTW records its first ‘failure’

Our R1200RTW records its first ‘failure’

I returned from the BMW MOA National Rally in Billings, MT on Monday. Of course, we took the Long Way ‘Round, riding from Edmonton to Cranbrook, BC then on to Helena, MT and finally Billings.  The tour was yet another memorable trip through BC and into Montana.  Our round trip […]

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2014 BMW R1200RTW – Latest fuel consumption stats – no surprises

2014 BMW R1200RTW – Latest fuel consumption stats – no surprises

Last week we rode to the BMW MOA National Rally in Billings, MT.  That put our BMW R1200RTW into long distance touring duty again, just what it was designed for. As expected, the RT gobbled up the miles, and this tour re-confirmed one of the RT’s most desirable traits, it’s […]

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The RT’s Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT rear tire is ‘done’ at 14,600 km

The RT’s Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT rear tire is ‘done’ at 14,600 km

Just how long do motorcycle tires last? The flippant answer is, “Not long enough.” With 14,600 km racked up on our 2014 BMW R1200RT’s original equipment 180/55ZR17 Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT rear tire, the wear bars signaled the rear doughnut had performed its duty, and the end had come. […]

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