Well all loaded and ready to set off for Sturgis South Dakota for the annual motorcycle rally.
Made a side trip to view the Grand Coulee Dam on the mighty Columbia.
Lookout Pass overlooking Helena, Montana. It was 48 degrees so very scenic but chilly riding up and down the mountains.
Covina , Montana in the flat lands of Eastern Montana. Saturday morning only vehicles were the springer and an antique tractor. The inside of the store had the old tin ceiling and thin wood floor. Harks back to yesteryear.
Monument at the Little Big Horn. George Custer and troops perished on this site. There were markers to show where the troopers fell. Custer's parts were buried at Westpoint. He was not complete when the Native Americans finished with him.
The troopers killed 29 horses to use as breastworks during the battle and this marks the burial site.
Downtown Sturgis, I have never seen so many bikes in my life.
The ubiquitous party crowd at Sturgis.
The Sturgis Library. I often judge the quality of a community by the library. Sturgis gets an A+. This was my sanctuary from the madness and a good place to charge devices.
The Full Throttle Saloon. A party venue during the Rally
I am a sailor. Cashed it all in in 2003 and sailed around the NW USA then went to Mexico for two years then sailed to Australia on a Baltic 42. Sold the boat in OZ and bought a Privilege 42 in Venezuela. Not fully retired so have been doing the nuclear steam generator change out gig to recharge my financial batteries. Work 13-15 hours a day for two to three months. Make great money quickly so I can get back to the boat.