Because I got delayed by storms in Minnesota, some of them similar to the ones back home, it was a 17-hour trip here. I arrived too late to get to Sturgis in time for the Afternoon Road Show so I set up in my Rapid City hotel room and did the show from there.
My brother and I then got on the bikes and headed to action central. We rode through Vanocker Canyon to Sturgis and it was very cool. All hills and curves.
We met up with my cousin Kevin who is working here with Victory and Indian motorcycles. We had dinner with Kev at One Eyed Jacks.
We then wandered Main Street and took in the sights and, unfortunately, the smells of the 73rd Annual Bike Rally. There is excellent freak watching here. Who hauls a bike trailer full of wiener dogs to Sturgis? Then back to Rapidin this yea City for some much needed lie down prone time.
Day two will bring a morning ride, perhaps to Sylvan Lake and then into Sturgis to seek out Jesse James DuPree from Jackyl. He feigned real excitement at Rock USA when he learned that I was going to be here again this year. He's in residence at the Full Throttle Saloon as usual. We might catch the Jackyl show there Thursday night...or maybe Skynyrd elsewhere.
Then again, I might need more fish and, um, chips!