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CODY – BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST

STORIES FROM A RECENT 3-month USA TRIP (shipped bike over from Australia)


To say I felt right at home in Cody is an understatement. AND my Indian Chief Calamity Jane was meant for this backdrop.


Cody was amazing and thankfully being on a motorbike meant I couldn’t make many purchases, but had I had the room, I would have shopped till I dropped.


Cody is a city in Northwest Wyoming United States. It is named after Buffalo Bill Cody for his part in the founding of Cody in 1896.


Buffalo Bill” Cody was born just west of the Mississippi River and at age 12, he worked for a wagon train headed to Fort Laramie, Wyoming; the next year, he participated in the gold rush to Colorado; and at 15, he reportedly rode for the Pony Express. One of the most famous and well-known figures of the American Old West, Buffalo Bill's legend began to spread when he was only 23. Shortly thereafter he started performing in shows that displayed cowboy themes and episodes from the frontier and Indian Wars. He founded Buffalo Bill's Wild West in 1883.


After Cody we made our way to Buffalo via The Bighorn National Forest. Truly one of my favourite rides. It was jaw dropping ! This area is among the oldest of the National Forests. The Bighorn River, which is fed by streams from the west side of the Forest was first named by American Indians due to the great herds of bighorn sheep.




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