I am finally in the right place at the right time! I will spend the next two days seeing Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park, and then I’m heading north to experience STURGIS!
I arrived last night, following the guys I met along the way. They all had rooms at the Holiday Inn Express, but of course, there was “no room at the Inn” for Mo and me, so I just buzzed around town for a bit. I ran into a couple on a bike who were camped nearby. They led me to “Hog Heaven” a nice campground just on the edge of town. It has hot showers and plenty of space to camp, but the gravel roads are a bit of a challenge for a big bike towing a trailer.
This morning, I slept in, as I have paid for three nights here, so I have a relaxed opportunity to experience Sturgis. I am at a laundrymat this morning, and typing this while my clothes tumble in the washer. I have a few errands to run today. I am going to find someone to do an oil change on the bike, and of course, I’ll have to take advantage of the “Bikini Bike Wash” sites that are there for … you know … to keep your bike shiny!
Sturgis is definitely a Harley-Davidson themed event. Unlike Bike Week in Florida, at Sturgis one would be hard pressed to find any vendors for Honda Goldwing accessories, or for other bikes besides the mighty Harleys. The streets are lined with bikes, regular, custom, and downright WILD in desin. I’m going to take a lot of photographs in the next few days!
I broke both of my unofficial rules yesterday. Having no energy, and wanting to get to sleep, I broke down and ate at Subway, just because it was the one lace where I could park my bike and trailer. Also, by following the group in from the south, I did hop onto Interstate 25 for about 50 miles, because they didn’t want to take the backroads, which would have added about 30 miles and maybe two hours to the final leg of the tour. Oh well! They weren’t written in stone!