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I made it home

Nine days, 3,200 miles. Some very nasty weather, and some nice weather. Beautiful canyons, waterfalls, bluffs, skies and motorcycles. Can not forget the motorcycles. I for one am so very pleased with the performance of my 2010 Harley-Davidson Limited. That thing was built for the open road. The 900 lbs. of weight really helped in the wind, and the 103 cubic inch motor with the six speed just loved it when I put the cruise control on at 90. 3,000 RPM! So smooth.

My picture of the day for day 230, was taken today as soon as I pulled into the driveway. That is the total mileage for my trip to the 70th Annual Black Hills Rally and Races in Sturgis, SD.

Day 230 picture of the day

Rode Hard

A 600 mile day

It has been a very long time since I rode a motorcycle 600 miles in one day, but I did it Tuesday. Rock Springs, WY to Las Vegas, NV. The temps shot up over 115 once I got south of St. George, UT. I had made plans with some friends for dinner in Vegas, so I had to push on. That made it 1,100 miles in two days. Needless to say, I was pretty beat by the time I arrived, which is my excuse for the late posting.

My picture of the day for day 229 is me after 600 miles and a shower.

Day 229 picture of the day

600 Miles Later

Shelter from the storm

The thing about riding a motorcycle in Wyoming, is their weather is really unpredictable and is rarely pleasant. There is a lot of wide open spaces which means very little shelter. I have had several incidents in WY that involved their weather and the inability to find anywhere to hide. Today was another of those days. It started off great. The skies were threatening but I was able to pretty much avoid any significant rain for three or four hours. Then my luck began to dissipate. I sat out a rain storm in Rawlins, then decided to try and make it to Rock Springs. A nice 500 mile day.

Things got really ugly with tornado force winds and there was no where for me to pull off. Add in the drafting that you get with semis and it was getting tough to stay up. I did not know how long this was going to last and I did know if I could handle this all the way to Rock Springs. I saw a sign telling me about a town coming up in 5 or 10 miles and that was going to be my new destination. I arrived in Wamsutter which had a big restaurant/store that I used as a wind break. I went in and spoke with a local that assured me the restaurant across the parking lot had great food, so I went for it. I have to say, this was the best meal I have had on this entire trip and it was like $20 for a rib eye with two beers!

My photo of the day for day 228 is of the restaurant I found in the middle of nowhere, that had some of the best food anywhere. As an added bonus, while I ate the storm passed and I was able to make it to Rock Springs anyway.

Day 228 picture of the day

Fakawee's Great Steaks

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