Larrie, Julie and Lyle arrived around 7:00 p.m. last night. They had been fighting a terrible headwind across most of South Dakota. Larrie was driving his ten year old H-D cruiser, with his wife Julie on the back, and pulling a heavy camper trailer. He was complaining that his bike had a hard time with the wind and would only do 60 MPH. On a couple of gas stops, Lyle would use 2 gallons to Larrie's 4. It must have been a bad wind!!
After they got here, they set up camp and bed time was soon to follow.
This morning, the 7 of us went for breakfast at the Legion in Sturgis. We met some friends, Tom and Karla, Lee and Gabi, John's cousin Paul and his wife Mona, and a few others. We all had breakfast together. It was nice to see old friends again!
After breakfast we split up into smaller groups and walked around Sturgis. I picked up a t-shirt, a shot glass, and a pin/patch set. The 7 of us all met back at camp afterwards.
We has a minor problem to fix. Larrie's bike seemed to be over charging. He and Garth ran back to Sturgis and picked up a regulator/rectifier for his bike. We spent most of the afternoon on the repair job.
John and I went to the Stonehouse Saloon to meet up with Paul and Mona. We visited for a while and returned to the campground.
Today was a day of rest, Lyle and Larrie rode the 610 miles from MN in one day. They needed a little down time. I'm not sure about where we'll go riding tomorrow, but I'm thinking the Hill City and Keystone area.
A picture of our tents....
Lee and Gabi....
Downtown Sturgis... and the official start of the rally isn't until Monday!
I promise more rally and scenery pictures as soon as we start riding the hills again!