I spent the night in Murdo South Dakota which has one of the neatest motorhead museums you will ever find. Building after building of old rare cars, motorcycles, tractors and memorabilia. I had accidently stumbled on this place last year and wanted to come back but once I was there it seemed like I had seen it all before so this time I did not spend much time. There are a couple of Cole cars there and some other rare autos you may not see again so if you ever get the chance it is a must do.
i was anxious to get to the Missouri River
First View of the Missouri River!
I love rivers as much as I love the mountains and the Missouri is one of my favorites. On last years trip to Sturgis I had followed the Missouri River from St. Louis back to this exact place and it was good to see it again and brought back memories from last years trip. I love the old bridges and the history that follows the River, I wanted to cross this old bridge but road construction prevented it so I had to take the boring interstate route acrossed it,
While I was in the area I took the opprutunity to visit one of the many Lewis and Clark exhibits which is also another passion of mine. On last years trip I probably stopped at 20 such exhibits and had a hard time getting anywhere fast because of it. This year I needed to make better time. While there I took this pic of some of the instrurments they used in their travels for communication, mapping, documentation and it reminded me of my post on gizmos. There isn’t a lot of difference when you think about it. It gave me a great idea that I may have to pursue later on in life. Wouldn’t it be neat to retrace Lewis and Clark’s route using their diaries and sketches converting them into a blog with todays pictures and maps? Of course I would have to do it on a motorcycle. Merriweather Lewis was know as a great observer and documented everything he saw. I would read his blog today if he had one. They say that everytime Lewis and Clark went out they came across something new and wonderful.
I stopped in Mitchell SD for gas and this guy pulls up with a trailer hauling two motorcycles. He caught me examining the trailer trying to figure out the mechanicals and couldn’t resist showing me how it works. I did a video of it and think I can build my own, especially after he told me it cost $5600!
More on trailers and Sturgis later.
The road was calling so after watching the Hells Angels in action intimidating everyone else at the truck stop I startede to head east again, I have another river to see, but before I left I couldn’t resist this fella.
Todays post short because some hard riding ahead to get to the Mississippi! No time for spellcheck and phrasing either!
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