We Made it to the Black Hills!
Let the good times roll
After an epic 3 days of riding through California, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado we only had about 570 miles to make it to the Black Hills, taking some scenic routes along the way. We got a quick breakfast at Village Inn next to our hotel, then hit the road! The stretch of I70 eastbound out of Glenwood Springs is one of our favorite sections of Interstate that we've encountered in our years of riding and for good reason! With long sweepers, tons of elevation change, and canyon riding through deep rocky canyons with some tunnels along the way, that all combines for a helluva ride.
The Gore Pass
After exiting I70, we took Colorado State Route 131 to the Gore Pass which is the Colorado 134. The pass crosses a gap in the northern end of the Gore Range in southwestern Grand County west of Kremmling and provides the route of State Highway 134 east of Toponas, furnishing a motor vehicle route between Middle Park and the valley of the Yampa River to the west. The roads were wide open and we had a great rip through there, making our way to our first gas stop in Walden, Colorado. So far, the Colorado riding and scenery did not disappoint and the whole crew was enjoying their favorite day of riding on the trip.
The final stretch
After some time between highways and 2Lanes dodging storms, we made it to the town of Lusk, Wyoming to top off the tanks and grab a bite at our favorite joint in town, The Pub. From Lusk, Deadwood is only about 150 miles away, so we geared up for the final stretch to make it into town with some daylight and get settled into our way for the next few days.
Time to enjoy the rally
With a celebratory steak dinner at The Social Club in Downtown Deadwood, we started off our time at the rally right and got ready for a great 4 days ahead! The following day, despite the rain, we checked out some of our favorite spots like The Boar's Nest and got some of our annual pictures at the Sturgis sign! Stay tuned for some more great times! See you down the road!