I started this blog because I love to take motorcycle trips both local and around the country. And I love finding that roadside attraction or quaint town and of course the best places to eat. So I'd like to share my adventures with friends old and new. And I would like to hear about yours. Feel free to share. What's the nicest ride you've ever taken? The most scenic ride? The longest ride? Rallies you've been to with thousands or a solo ride? The town you fell in love with? The food that you'd go back for? Talk about the motorcycle shops along the way. We all love a warm friendly face. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, so use them to help others share your experience.
Friday, August 19, 2011
So after breakfast we got ready for our day. Our first stop for the day was the Crazy Horse Monument. Since it is only about 6 miles from our hotel we used this ride as a gauge for what to wear and how far to go for the rest of the day.
We did the 6 miles and had a wonderful time during our visit to the Crazy Horse Monument. We watched the short video and learned a lot about the origin and progress of the ongoing project.
The way that the sculptor started the carving and what he went through to make his dream a reality is truly an inspiring story.
The final project will dwarf Mt Rushmore by more than 10 times.
The final projected date for completion is 2036.
We got the leathers on and Faith even wore her helmet to keep her head a little warmer.
The plan was to head north on 89 and then take the Needles Highway around and then we wanted to go through Custer State Park on the wildlife loop again.
I pulled over and Faith walked back for some photo ops.
A huge tourist stop and there are usually a lot of cars and bikes parked here for pics and just comparing notes about where they've been and where they're from.
Again, I've posted only a few of the pics and none of the video here. you can check out more on my Facebook page.
I hope to have video up soon.
As luck would have it we came upon a herd of buffalo very early along the road and then we found another on 16A right outside of the park.
So all in all a VERY nice day. The rain never came and the sun actually peeked out a time or two. The temps really never got very warm but it was a welcome change from the sun beating down on you all day long.
The trike also likes this cooler weather. She ran great and we did 82 miles before calling it a day and going for a buffalo steak dinner...mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
Tomorrow should be a relaxing day with no definite plans....They are calling for another weather day like today so we're just hoping that it doesn't rain...Tune in tomorrow to find out how we did.