Sturgis 2018

This trip found me riding solo while 2 friends trailed up three bikes.

I met a lot of cool people on the road, and saw an unreal amount of cool scenery. I really want to go back. The parks and scenery were amazing.

I only spent 2 days at Sturgis proper. I’ve seen drunk people before, I get it. I was there to ride, and ride I did.

There were two notable experiences. The first was riding into Wyoming to camp solo at Big Horn national park. I’d had enough of crowds and just needed some me time.

The second was going to see the buffalo. I ended up in the middle of  a herd of them. I was kind of expecting them to be off in the distance. Nothing bad happened, but it was a little intense as I waited for them to pass so I could start the bike back up and not risk spooking one into me.

Tail of the Dragon 2016

This was the trip that really kicked off the itch. A bunch of friends and I spent a week making our way the long scenic way to do tail of the dragon, then got chased by rain the whole way back.

I’d done solo trips, and a few overnights. But for some reason… probably the company, this trip was the one where it all clicked.

Riding without a time table or spelled out goals was the point. It was just…. generally enjoyable.

This was also the year I realized that I should probably quit screwing around and get a bigger bike. I was on a road glide later that year.

At some point I’ll caption these and try to remember more details. I have a ton of photos from random things that need sorted, uploaded, documented and shared.