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    Thanks everybody. Randy, glad you made it home, I hope you had a nice ride. Eric is still in Paonia (now, he sucks ).
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    Keep it coming!

    I wanna party with you, Dude!!!




    Oh, wait.....I have!!


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    Great report!

    As for our meeting - the pleasure was mine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tessler View Post
    F*in A+, Roy!


    it was great to meet you, Roy. Dale, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post


    it was great to meet you, Roy. Dale, too.

    ian
    Shut up and get back to arranging a motocross track for next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post


    it was great to meet you, Roy. Dale, too.

    ian
    Ian, I wish we got to talk more.
    Next year.
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    Sunday: The long way home

    Whew. Saturday was fun! I had a great time every day. This usually causes some kind of depression on Sunday. However, I was ready to see my family, so I awoke with a sense of urgency. I had some water so I brushed my teeth and washed up. We started packing up, and saying our goodbyes. My brother and the rest of our group were going on to Paonia. AL and I were heading home. A word about Al. We have gone to 8 or 9 Nat'ls together, and this was the first time we actually got separated. He is usually very patient with my picture taking, we miscommunicated on Hwy 16 in Rapid City. We were fairly close to Gillette by this point and he did wait for me several times, but I was on different roads playing tourist.

    So Sunday we got on the Freeway at around 10:00, and headed to Rapid City. I love the west, so I was really enjoying the ride. It was a beautiful day, and the bikes were running strong. We got off to get gas in Wyoming, and talked to some HD riders that were there also.
    We headed into Sturgis, and took Hwy 34. It parallels 90 all the way across SD. Hwy 34 is a long, lonely stretch of road, so we made good time. It got a little bit warmer. but as long as you were moving, it was great. We came upon the Cheyenne River, out in the middle of nowhere. It was beautiful.
    Looking west.

    Looking east.

    Looking south

    Looking north

    It was really green, more green than I remember SD.


    We had some drinks, admired the view. There were a large flock of birds wheeling all about by the river. I assume they were feeding on the bugs.


    We came upon this Gas station, which, if not there, would force someone to carry gas cans, or know of one near Hwy 34 , opened on Sunday.

    The guy working says his place is motorcycle friendly. I ask him if I can take his picture and let other riders know this on the internet. He says "sure".

    Another pair of riders pull in, 1 solo on an older airhead (big bike) and another guy 2 up on a /5. At 4.5 gallons, he needed this place.
    We talked with them and they snacked (the cook was off) and left while we took a long break. We left there content and with full tanks.

    As we went through Pierre, we pulled over by the Missouri to take it all in, and have a cool drink.

    As we made our way east, I hit reserve. No big deal, we knew there were towns ahead. We still kept up our rapid pace, and suddenly I'm on double secret reserve! Al is ahead and I can't/won't catch him. We come up to a stop sign and I tell him the scoop. There is a town 3 miles south and 21 miles east, according to the sign. We agree to go south the 3 miles, only to find out the town has no gas station. Now is the time where I tell you Al had his GS tank widened and it holds 7 and 3/4 gallons. I slam a soda, and we use the bottle and transfer gas 3 times.

    We then head back to the crossroads, turn east, I hid behind the windshield and we cruised at 60mph. We made town and they had gas. We talked to a HD rider there for a bit, I bought ice, and we took off.
    We stopped in Madison SD, about 40 miles from the border to MN.
    A Super 8, with a chain pizza place next door, we are in heaven.

    I make the call to my wife, and changed. We head next door and get a pizza, garlic cheese bread, salad, and I ate it all. After gas station food, if anything, I was ready for some real food. We head back to the room and both fall asleep quickly. Tomorrow, Al is heading up to the family cottage in MN and I am heading home. We will be splitting up, and I have 500 more miles to go.
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    Dude, you are still not home?

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    this is what a rally's about, huh?

    Great to meet you, Roy.

    And you, too, redclfco
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    Quote Originally Posted by OU812 View Post
    Dude, you are still not home?
    I got home Monday, the next day after the rally ended. You can't rush art.........or what I am doing either.

    The last installment will be in today, sometime. I also have a retaining wall I am wrangling with pardner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa View Post
    this is what a rally's about, huh?

    Great to meet you, Roy.

    And you, too, redclfco
    'Twas my pleasure Dave. I really enjoyed meeting both you and your lovely wife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnszilla View Post
    Hi ya Stephen. Nice pictures in your ride report.
    Now you have raised the bar.
    I would also like to say that it's good to see everyone I met posting.
    I know they arrived home safely.
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    ride report

    Thanks Roy; I could feel the energy in the beer tent.

    I've toured with my brother for years, and have many fond memories. And we do get separated at times...

    Rinty

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    I should point out that all Al's bikes have extended range , or larger gas tanks. He told me I should know by now he likes me, he has more gas, he could leave me at any time.
    19 BMWMOA Nationals under my belt, and I have no idea what I am doing.

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