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.


  1. John, deck screws are no substitute for studded tires. Were you trying to improve your traction on hard left turns??? I'd recommend shorter screws!

  2. Interesting spot for a screw in the tire. At least it didn't go flat on your ride.