Sunday, August 13, 2017

2017 Black Hills trip

In June Mike, Jodi, Jane and I rode to the Black Hills for 10 days of riding and sight seeing.  The trip out was dodging rainstorms on day 1 and fighting very strong cross winds on day 2.  We based out of Lead SD  for a couple of nights (Stayed at the Town Hall Inn) and several nights in Rapid City We toured the Sturgis motorcycle museum, saw the Badlands, Deadwood, Devils Tower, the Crazy Horse Monument, and Mt Rushmore.  We found a lot of good roads like Spearfish Canyon and the Needles Highway.  Also found a lot of good places to eat and a few microbreweries.  On the way home we took back roads almost all the way which was great other than having to sit out a thunderstorm outside of Sioux City.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Road America - MotoAmerica 2017

Jane and I rode to Road America at Elkhart Lake the first weekend in June for the MotoAmerica Superbike races.  Natalie drove and was our support vehicle.

We stayed at the Othoff  and had to make our ttraditional trip to Schwartz Supper Club for steak. 

The races were good and there were several tributes to Nicky Hayden.  As usual in Wisconsin in July we had a few rain showers, but nothing that prevented the races from happening.  The crowds at the races were not too bad, but Elkhart Lake was dead.  I went to Siebkins on Saturday night and there were 6-7 people there. 

That said it was a great weekend and Jane really enjoyed the races.

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