Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Ride to SD

Kory, Jeff, and I left Thursday afternoon for Sturgis. We had another group of guys following us out there. The 3 of us are definitely experienced "road guys". We travel so much that we all can load, unload, drive and now change tires pretty quick, well quicker than most.

The trailer that was following us was a little overweight for the tires that were on it. They got their first blow out in NY, Oh great only 1/5 of the way to SD. They got 3 more blow out before we got past Chicago which was the half way point! We had to stop at an out of the way tire place in Des Moines Iowa to get some more spares. We had used all the spares we had. The trailer took an odd size tire so it was difficult to find. Fortunately all the blow outs were in day light, there was a place to pull over, and it wasn't raining.
We ended up making it to Spearfish, SD, which is just west of Sturgis, at about 3am Central time! So we were on the road for about 40 hours when it should have taken us 32-34. I guess I am just hoping that the trip home is much faster because you know the trip home from anywhere always seems so much longer!

This was blow out #3. I didn't take pictures of the actual change of #1 because I thought it would be a one time deal, no such luck!


This is what is left of the wheel and tire from #1!
This was number 2.



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Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about the Tire adventure.
What a long haul.
So glad you guys got there safe.
And don't worry Jody,
Louie & Cheech will be fine.
Zip & Sabago too !
Love Nurse De x

Donna T. said...

Wow - what an adventure! Not what you'd want, though.

Joe makes a great Vanna White, by the way. LOL.

Glad you are all safe in Sturgis. Hope the rest of the week is a fun one!

Mr. Motorcycle said...

What a bummer about the blow outs. Good thing you had several spares!

Glad you arrived safely too.