Wednesday, October 7, 2015

First Thursday last Thursday

This past Thursday Oct 1, I hopped on my XT 250 and headed over to Dulono's Pizza on Lake Street in Minneapolis, MN for first Thursday. A good excuse for a bunch of bikers to get together and tell stories and such.
It was a great evening for a ride, but it did cool quickly after the sun went down, which is now before 7pm. It was a very good turn out and may be the last one of this riding season.
A shot of my XT.
Nice turnout.
Never to small for a sidecar and streamlining always helps. And now just a bunch of pictures, somewhat organized.
The flock of Duck's just kept getting larger.
Nice older Beemer.
There where plenty of kawi's on hand, but it became hard to get good pics because of the big turnout.
Sidecar on your 450 Honda? Can do!
Honda anyone?
Some nice Yamaha's.
Halloween can't be far off now.
Harley's on hand.
The nicest machine that rode in during the time that I was present. I can tell that the riding season is coming to a close. I will try for some fall color rides in the next few weeks.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sturgis trip recap.

The last leg of my trip on Weds the 26th was just a nice morning ride of 140 miles. I got home rite after noon, good timing, egg salad sandwitch for lunch.
I only took a few photos on the last leg home. Pictures.

The Minnesota river valley at Granite Falls, MN.
Large gun at VFW in ? Somewhere around bird Island MN on US212.
A few grain elevators along US212 in Minnesota.
Interesting! 70mph/70 degrees; mileage 034567; time 11:12.
Here I am, just arrived in time for lunch.
Sooooo today when I pulled the side bags off and started washing the bike, when I got to the back wheel I found this in it. How many miles had it been there? I quess it could be up to several thousand. I now have just over 8300 miles on this set of tires. If the back tire doesn't leak I'm going to wear it out. I should be able to get about another 2000 miles out of the set. Trip totals; 6072 miles, 134 gallons of fuel, $395 dollars for fuel. 45.354 average mpg for the trip. $2.95 average cost per gallon. Great time and good memories.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Homeward bound.

Today I got up and had a light breakfast saw the resident deer, and got a couple pictures. Then it was time to pack up and head on down the road. Not much stopping today. I'm in the, "I want to get home mode". I did finally stop in Granite Falls MN. It was the third town that I tried to get a room in. I think summer road work and other construction is eating up alot of the lower priced motel rooms. I did get a room at the casino for a decent price. I totaled 475 miles for today. Tomorrow I will be home.
Mama and one of the two fawns.
Quite the collection.
Things are still very green in eastern south dakota, generally by this time of year things are starting to dry out. The stock ponds seemed to be in very good shape also.
A few more shots of South Dakota. In my next post I will try to do a little recap of the trip. Until then.