Monday, June 20, 2016

Stuff to do this weekend.....

1) Moto Mania at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna. See pic below for the details. We attended the first Moto Mania last year: it was a blast. If you're prissy and don't like getting dirty, I guess you could take yer Ma to the Guthrie Theater or somethin'.

 2) Twin Cities Adventure Riders is hosting a ride on Sunday from Hastings to Red Wing. Check the group's link to the right and head to "events" at its website.

If you decide to do nothing this weekend and get bored, that's your problem and not our fault: we gave you two great things to do.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

"Ride to Work" day

Is Monday, June 20. Why, that's tomorrow and naturally you should ride your motorcycle to work. Don't take the car, take yer bike.  Duh.

Walt Ride by the numbers...

Total miles -2,300

States covered: Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado (some others went on to Seattle and Illinois post Walt Ride.)

Bikes: 3 BMWs; 1 Triumph; 1 Kawasaki; 1 Yamaha; 1 Honda.

Federal Parks visited: 2 - Rocky Mountain National Park and Scottsbluff National Park. State parks included Niobrara State Park (cabin the first night); Chimney Rock State Park, Nebraska; State Forest State Park, Colorado (another cabin for the night).

Ironbutt rides: 1, Brett covered 1,000 plus miles in about 19 hours in a mad dash from Duluth to Scottsbluff (and then some).

Mechanical matters: 1; an intermittent speedo,

Animal collisions: 1 bird; and one close call with a mountain goat who was of the mind that "we" were in his way.

Best line from from a convenience store clerk: "Sir, I will scan your nuts."

Harley parade encounter: 1 upon the return to Red Wing

Bugs annihilated as measured in pounds: 942.6

Most interesting question about Aerostich Roadcrafter suit: "Are those fire fightin' britches?"
Second most: "You guys astronauts or something?"

Official bourbon: Evan Williams

Roadside attractions visited: 1: Carhenge in Alliance, Neb.

Temperature variation as recorded by Scot's FJR thermometer: 67-degrees. High temp was 104-degrees; low was 37.

Highest elevation reached: 11 ,800 feet.

Highest point in Iowa: 1,670- Hawkeye Point near Sibley, Iowa.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Colorado does not suck

Kids these days, always texting...

Ritz crackers make good kickstand plates
There's always time to lend Ducati owners a hand!

"Can you hear me now??"

The only picture known to man where Bill is not making a face.

More, more from the road

Monday, June 13, 2016

Day 2 is in the books

Da Cabin

The Force is strong with this one.

No jobs available, keep movin'

Taste the rainbow!
Always taking selfies...

Riding 1,000 miles in a day isn't as easy as it looks!

Our newest Ironbutt member

Knocked out one thousand miles in less than 24 hours on the Walt Ride 2016. Duluth to Scottsbluff and then some.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Soooo cooollllldddd....

Apparently it's freezing out there, thus all the sweating.

I think the previous picture qualifies...

Walt Ride 2016 has begun!

Pre-ride haircut from "Bob"

The happy bunch before all the sweating occurs... gonna be 100F today!

And they're off!

From The Dept. of Stuff To Do

This afternoon at 5 p.m. be at the Red Wing ELC (Environmental Learning Center) to hear about Doug’s motorcycle trip to Vietnam last summer....