I thought I'd share my preliminary route plan to this year's Sturgis Rally. I'll be leaving from Calgary after work on the Tuesday so I'll have to find a place to hole up that night somewhere in Montana. I'd bring a tent and set it up somewhere but I've already got one waiting for me in Sturgis when I get there. Any ideas?
(Route 1 – 860 miles/1,384 kilometers)
Weather permitting, I might just put my ass to the test and attempt to complete the Iron Butt Association SaddleSore 1000 Certification. This would require traveling 1,000 miles (1,610 kms) in a 24 hour period. I just hope there's a cold beer tub waiting at the finish line to sit my ass in if I do this. The following change to my route would be needed:
You want to take the shortess route to Sturgis staying off the expressways as much as possble. Save your iron butt ride for another day, probably one that is on a long expressway with a higher speed limit, cause that will be one long ride. See you in sturgis….