Day Four

First thing this morning, we got ready, cleaned up, put on our best clothes and attended the LDS Church meeting in Sturgis. With our presence, we doubled the attendance. The locals were very happy that we came. One of the members who gave the closing prayer, even prayed for our safety on the road.

Barry even attended… and the building did not fall in, nor did fire come down from heaven. You can’t see it in this picture, but Barry wore his hawaiian shirt and shorts to Church.

All our bikes parked outside the Church.

Gary, new to long distance riding, has been doing pretty well, considering his uncomfortable sit.

David is growing out his beard to blend in with the crowd. I think he’ll need three more years of no shaving and baths before he’ll totally blend in with the crowd here.

BFF’s forever!

Barry has worn these same shorts this whole trip.

Jeff has acclimated quite well to the Sturgis environment with his new black leather vest.

Mike and myself are the token old guys. It takes all our combined strength and persuasive powers to keep this group in line.

Later in the day we had a close encounter of the third kind at Devil’s Tower. We didn’t see ET, but we saw a lot of weird people that were out of this world.

Gary trying out Mike’s new Victory Motorcycle. Roxy (Mike’s wife), it’s my fault. Mike said he needed approval on this one, so I gave it to him. You won’t see the purchase until next month when it shows up on your bank statement.

You see all kinds in Sturgis.

Well, tomorrow we leave the wonderful state of South Dakota and head for Yellowstone and the Beartooth hwy. The weather has been near perfect so far on our trip. And Sturgis, the city of Sodom and Gamorrah, wasn’t totally destroyed while we where here. Maybe next year.

See you tomorrow.