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Bonneville – One Word Says It All

Today’s ride was for our grandsons, Landon and Nolan, who turned 1 today!

They bring out the best in our family!

Steve’s 1936 Indian, Rose, on the Bonneville Salt Flats – Sept 17, 2014

We’ve been to the Bonneville Salt Flats before, on our way to The Great Race, Harley vs. Indian in California with our Indians, and then 3 month old grandson, Karson. However, we didn’t unload our bikes that day. But, we did make sure that Karson had his hands in the sand to touch a little history! Today’s visit with one of our Indians actually on the salt flats has been inspirational to Steve, I’m sure, to say the least. I don’t know how many times we’ve watched the “World’s Fastest Indian” movie, but I do know that when it premiered in Lexington, KY at the downtown Kentucky Grand Theatre, we watched it 14 times that weekend as we had some of our Indians on display for its premier. At the time, our sons, Justin and Jared, were attending the University of Kentucky and took care of all the arrangements for it. It was an awesome time sharing history with everyone about Indian Motorcycles.

Today’s ride went from Springville, Utah to the Bonneville Salt Flats to end in Elko, Nevada for a total of 298 miles. 3012 miles total to date. Only 28 riders have rode all the miles as of this evening and Steve is one of them! Unfortunately, Steve brought Rose in this evening scoring the full mileage for today alone. His riding partner, Ziggy, was left at Bonneville with a second flat tire for the day! Tough break for Ziggy and tough decision for Steve to leave him and ride on. Thursday will be a new day!

Thanks go out to 5th Gear Powersports for the hosted dinner this evening! Tomorrow’s ride will take them 257 miles from Elko, Nevada to Meridian, Idaho. Ride hard!


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