Saturday, August 14, 2010

Black Hills Rides

Back from a week vacation riding in the Black Hills region in South Dakota....wrapped around a visit to Sturgis, SD for the rally.  Lots and lots of bikes....speaking of which - have you ever seen a motorcycle with a rotary plane engine?

Looks cool, but I'm guessing it is a beast to ride!

Our bikes loaded up and parked at our first stop, first day...breakfast!  Mine is the yellow RoadKing Custom, my wife's is the black and white Softail Deluxe.

My wife nervously waits (9 hours!) while her bike gets some custom paint from "The Wizard".

That's "The Wizard" with his back to the camera, loading up his airbrush.  My wife's bike's front fender sits on the work stand in front of him....

Posing with the completed front fender - winged skulls are "good luck", besides looking cool on bikes....

And the back fender as well.  Lisa has named him "Fred".

An interesting choice for a trailer body....

Lisa poses with Wild Bill in Deadwood, SD

My bike, near Devil's Tower in Wyoming.  I LOVE my bike!

Devil's Tower  (and not a UFO to be seen)

A great week of riding.  1400 miles with no incidents, no rain, clear blue skies and absolutely breathtaking scenery.   Spearfish canyon, Black Hills, Wyoming - great, great riding and roads.

So - no wargaming in this update, although I did have plenty of time to think of projects I'm working on.  More of that later!


  1. Welcome back, Brent!. The rotary engine bike has to have a wicked pull in the direction of the rotary's axle.

  2. You can see the current marker style and how I make them in the May 22 post. Posts after that have some "action" photos of them in use in games.

  3. Sorry for the inadvertent comment posting! I meant the marker post to go as a response to the Aug. 20 blog. Duh!