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Black Hills Ride 2007

It’s almost time!  On Sunday I’ll be leaving on my motorcycle trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota!

Here’s my camping itinerary:

Sunday Night – Angostura Reservoir Campground
Monday Night – Stockade Lake Campground
Tuesday Night – Center Lake Campground
Wednesday Night – Sylvan Lake Campground
Thursday Night – Badlands/White River KOA
Friday through Sunday – Wall, SD!

Throughout this schedule, I will be riding around the Black Hills, taking in the sights, trying out the roads on my motorcycle, etc.  I also plan on heading towards Devils Tower in Wyoming, taking the back roads to get there and back.
One of the goals for this trip is to avoid the Interstate system as much as possible.  It *is* doable…not necessarily quick or easy, but doable. :)

The last part of this trip involves my 20th High School Class Reunion (Class of ’87!) in Wall, SD.  Yup, I graduated from Wall High School 20 years ago this year…scary!  But I do look forward to seeing a lot of people that I haven’t seen in quite some time!

[composed and posted with ecto]

Fuel Economy – KLR650

Now THIS is a good reason to ride a motorcycle!

KLR 6-month Fuel Mileage Chart

This table represents the fuel consumption of my KLR650 for the first six months of this year, from January through June 2007.  (Yes, I ride in the winter!)

Only $104.43 for over 1300 miles of riding!  Granted, some people do much better on these, but this is STILL much better than my car!


For the curious, this table came from a custom fuel- and trip-logging spreadsheet I have been working on over the last year or so.  I hope to have it completely ‘flight-ready’ before the end of the year, at which time I’ll make it available for download (yes, for free ;)).