Well today is day 7 of the trip and I thought I would put down some of my thoughts. The last 2 days we have reserved our rooms. I said before we headed out on this trip that I wasn't going to HAVE to be any place at any certain time or day. Well, once we got closer to Sturgis I changed my mind. I really didn't want to have to sleep on a picnic table at a rest stop. I did that on the way back from Texas in the 70's but I am tooooooo old for that shit now. I like a bed. haha. I noticed way back just North of St. Louis the signs saying "Welcome Bikers" started showing up at gas stops. So I thought once we got closer to Sturgis we should call ahead for a room. We are 80 miles West of Sturgis now and this motel is full. **Thanks to Julie for the Super8 Motel tip** We have stayed at 4 of them so far and will stay in one tonight in Custer, and we haven't been disappointed yet.
One last thought for today and if you don't ride a motorcycle much you won't understand. Actually we ride a lot and don't really understand it.
It amazes how bikers wearing colors on their vest (MC Clubs/Gangs), people just wearing leathers, people in jeans and cut off shirts, people in shorts and sandals, long hair, short hair, no hair, old, young, really old, rich and not so rich and from all different backgrounds in life can have so much in common. All of this, just because they ride a motorcycle. They all get along. They all ask " how are you doing" "do you need a hand" "where ya goin'" "where ya been" and are really sincere about it.
A week from now or less, we are going to be headed back toward the East and home. I am going to miss this.
Then I think about all the friends and family tracking us on our "bucket list" trip, that are concerned daily about our safety and are happy about us being happy.