Travel Blogs from Bettendorf
... time I'll cross it for this trip. Could this be the Great Lakes wind? If so, I'm going to be fighting it for several hundred more miles. I was shooting for Orion originally. I called the campground up there to make sure they had spots. $25 for a tent site. Arghhh! I just couldn't justify it. I went to the library in Sherrard and looked up a satellite view of town. I spotted a church on the outskirts with a big back yard. It also had a 7-eleven nearby, so I decided to hang ...
One day closer to home. 514 today. Started in a light mist/fog when we left the hotel. Ran in and out of heavier spots most of the morning. By our 2nd gas stop we were finally smart enough to put on our rain suits. I had looked at weather radar and we were headed towards a big green glob on the map. Needless to say we rode in the rain all day. Some spots heavier than others. About an hour before ...
We began this day with a brief rain shower. We have been traveling for 22 days and have only been rained on twice. Sure can tell this isn't Ohio!
Bet you thought we left "The Girls" at home...well, we didn't. They finally let us take their picture at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD. The Corn Palace is a great place to visit, if you are ever passing through South Dakota. ...
... After that was the Needles Highway. A winding twisty highway with sharp curves and switchbacks. The problem with rally week is too many bikers, seriously, hundreds, and some of these tunnels are one lane on the top of the hill. So I wish that we could do this on an off week. I took one short side trip and It was worth it because of the lack of riders. OK. I'm done with Sturgis, but have one more day to ...
It has to start with a dawn departure. Up before the crack of dawn. Bike prepped the night before, gassed and ready. Why do the tires always need air? It was a nice day to ride. Cool again in the morning, 58 degrees in the lower bottoms. Some fog. But have packed well so far. Put the lining in the jacket until the temp gets to 80, and it's not too bad. Yes, the heated seat and grips were on again. Hey, 60 degrees and off feels ...
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