The Trip To Sturgis
Author: Lesley Voth
Every year we ride from Houston to South Dakota
Only stop for fuel, a drink, then off on our bikes we motor
Two and a half days of riding to get there
Fantastic roads, great weather, the wind in our hair.
Our bikes all trim and prepared for the trip
1400 miles to the Spearfish Township
This is an annual trip to the Sturgis Rally
The Motorbikes that go there is about a 500,000 tally
People from around the world and many nations
skimpily clad women, dressed in fabulous creations
Guys with their decked out bike
New inventions, colors, hot motors, many I like
Bob our friend and I, test rode a trike
With Bob at the wheel, that insecure feeling I did not like
We decided it wasn’t the bike for us
We rode many more and that was a bonus
The roads are just made for bikes in the Blackhills
Great curves, road conditions requiring nerve and taught skills
The steep roads, scenery and canyons, fast roads and cops
Lucky for us , going the other way. The feeling is tops
We rode the Bears tooth pass at Yellow Stone Park
Crazy steep, narrow road, we stopped at the 9,000 ft landmark.
The riding we experience on these roads
The great beauty, the breathtaking scenery is not easy to unload
Unless you see it, and feel it to the core
A lot of pictures and explanations to others, is a bore.
A wonderful time but now the trip home
Back to reality no more to roam
Back to Texas was as hot as hell
When we got to a friend’s place, clothes and all in the pool I fell.
Man, that heat is cruel and draining
It was good to get home as my energy was waning.
What a wonderful experience that trip to the Rally
Meet our Canadian friends Joe and Crystal, for 8 years, that’s the tally
We have lots of fun and laughter
Lots of stories told many times after