Just returned from four days in and around Cooke City, MT. The area had had a really nice rain the day before we arrived. The weather was in the low sixties during the day and around forty degrees at night. Because of the rain we did not have dust to deal with during our rides. Six other riders joined my wife and me. We all enjoyed the rides and laughed a lot playing card games in the evenings. Considering how dry and hot it has been this summer in Montana, the four days were truly a break from the 90 degree temperatures we saw in July. Sometimes you luck out on riding conditions. Hopefully our long Labor Day Weekend will have similar riding conditions.
This will be my last message as the president of MTVRA. My wife and I have put our property in Billings up for sale and will eventually be moving to Fargo, North Dakota. We grew up in the Fargo area but have had 21 wonderful years as residents of Montana. Most of that time we have been involved with OHV recreation and related things like travel plans, management plans, grants and public awareness of OHV concerns and interests. Thank you to all who have ridden, recreated and worked with us over the years. We both have mixed feelings because we will have to resign from several things we are involved with and truly enjoy.
We are contemplating taking our side-by-side with us to Arizona next winter and are planning on coming out to Montana to recreate in the summers. Living in a twin home next to our son will give us the opportunity to come and go much easier than we currently can. Not sure if another RV is in the future. Time will tell.
Thank you to all who have supported MTVRA and other OHV groups over the years. As in the past, the future will include highs, lows and challenges. Hang in there, and be successful.