Last week Bride and I had planned a trip on our new to us Road Glide Special eastward from the St. Louis area over to West Virginia and points south to N.C. and loop back home. The storms changed that route.
On the day we were to leave I pulled up National Radar and it looked like going northwest was our best dry shot so the Black Hills became our new destination.
The plan was to stay off the super slab as reasonable as possible.
We made it 50 miles from home and then the rain suites came out but we only had to wear them because of rain that first day. After that we stayed dry for the next eight days of out trip and only pulled out the suits in the mornings for a bit of warmth.
I've been through the Black Hills and the Badlands before but it was just a ride through on a loop through the west. This time it became a destination.
We took super slab 29 from St. Joe MO. to Highway 2 in Nebraska City and went on through on the Nebraska Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway until we hit South Dakota. A very beautiful ride with much open space and a lot of rolling hills. Seems like the best way to get to Sturgis from the east,, if you have the time.
Running through the Lakota Reservation we ran across the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Veterans Cemetery. This wasn't here the last time I came through.
Its the first National Native American Cemetery. A really nice place to honor Native Americans who sacrificed all so that we could be free to ride across this great nation.
We cut through some of the Badlands.
And then popped out on highway 90 to go by the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site which is a museum built on top of an old missile silo.
Inside there is much information and displays on the Cold War and the history of the missiles. Very interesting place that was closing up soon so we didn't get to hang out there as long as I would of liked to.