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.

Monday, August 22, 2011

DAY 13

Today was a very relaxing day with very little trike time. We even slept in till around 8:15. The only plan we had was a visit to Sturgis which is only about 15 miles away. So we checked around and found a nice breakfast place and then finally hit the road.
 Sturgis was almost like a ghost town. With the rally over and all of the bikers gone, the streets were empty as well as the stores. Some of the bigger bars were still open for business but there was nary a soul to be found.
Even the famous Broken Spoke was closed and probably will be until next August.
It was a beautiful sunny day but the temps were climbing and the sun was just plain hot!
So we walked around a bit and then stopped at Sturgis Harley Davidson. After that it was time to head back to Deadwood.
The plan was to just spend a leisurely afternoon walking Main Street and making it an early night because we wanted to be on the road early for a long ride to Thermopolis, Wyoming.
 Before parking the trike for the rest of the day, we rode up to Mt Moriah Cemetery to visit the grave of "Wild Bill" Hockok. The cemetery is high on a hill just a few blocks from downtown Deadwood and it's something you should check out if you're ever in town. The plot next to "Wild Bill" belongs to "Calamity" Jane.
 Back downtown we stopped in quite a few of the bars and casinos along Main Street. Some are done in a more modern motif but the really cool ones are those that make you feel like you're stepping back in time to the old west days. This particular bar had the look and feel of the old west right down to the sawdust on the floor. And the food wasn't too bad.
This is a shot of our hotel just when the skies got a little dark and the streetlights were coming on. Mondays are a very slow night in Deadwood. As we read some of the event schedules, we saw that a lot is happening in town from Tuesday thru Sunday. I thought it was great because the street was very calm and the casinos and restaurants were practically empty. Did some slot play and then had a light dinner and now it's time to turn in so that we can be on the road early. We've got about 300 miles waiting for us tomorrow...

Thanx for stopping by and we'll see you tomorrow.

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