Basically, I had a mulit-night free room handed to me at Keystone, SD that I couldn't pass up! (The rider had to cancel.) Soo... I'm going on an 8-9 day Harley excursion to South Dakota to ride in The Badlands, Custer Park, Iron Mountain Hiway, crossover into Wyoming to see the Devil's Tower, etc!! Should be about 2500-2600 miles overall. Less than last year's trek to Tuscon and back... but ought to see some AWESOME stuff. I intend to avoid Sturgis as much as possible, a small town crammed with 450,000 bikes doesn't sound like my idea of "fun". However, the riding in the outlying areas is WOW material.
Sharon wants no part of that many miles riding behind me on the passenger pillion. (I'll bet Ann would understand that sentiment, eh Steve? ) Hence, she's going to stay behind and watch the camp. (She'll take some of her time and go do the relative thing she enjoys later.) Sooo... it will be me and The Beast, and a friend from work on his Heritage Classic.
Just finished hand-washing and wiping down The Beast... have to show it off with a pic! See below!