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Apostle Island Sea Caves ~ Spectacular!

 Last weekend I did a solo motorcycle trip to the Apostle Islands, near Bayfield, Wisconsin. I found a remote campground with nothing but an outhouse for amenities right on Lake Superior, hiked above the sea caves, took the Madeline Island Ferry...and spent quality ME time. I am a firm believer in solo travel and try to go somewhere solo a few times a year to get away from the chaos of the city, soak in the calming sights and sounds of nature, and just reset my soul. When I first started solo traveling, it was almost uncomfortable and an awkward feeling - and now I cherish solo exploration away from the hustle and bustle of "life". Nature has so much to offer, and it is all free. What more can I ask for? If you’ve never been, I highly recommend checking out the Apostle Island Sea Caves. There’s a killer trail starting at Meyer’s Beach (WI) that’s roughly 1.8 miles one way which brings you above the sea caves.  It was crazy to take in all of the sensations around me - I could

Sturgis 2021 - Indulging myself into the chopper world & Sasha's Cycles biker games!

As a motorcycle rider, I have a fond appreciation for any human who loves being on two wheels, no matter what 'kind' of two (or three) wheels they prefer and no matter what their reason for riding. Over the past year I have hung out with a more diverse motorcycle crowd - venturing out of my comfort zone and into the unknown world of choppers. I have always had mad respect for the chopper world - the creativity and art that goes into every single chopper is 100% impressive. To take an old bike and make it their own, with no two bikes the same, is a skill that not everyone has. Since dating ScooterTrash, who rides a 97 Heritage, I have had the opportunity to learn more about the bikes, more about the folks who ride them, and have a newfound appreciation for it all. Having a 'standard bagger', I (still) feel 'different' from the chopper crowd, but have learned that they are perhaps far more 'my people' than any other 'type' of biker I have met. They

Sturgis 2021 - Riding, sightseeing, and nighttime entertainment for starters!

 Sturgis - its like CHRISTMAS to me!!! I am always so ancy for it to arrive, but yet sad at the same time, because its arrival means the tail end of summer is near. The 12 hour ride west is always filled with excitement of getting there - people to see, places to go, things to experience. The older I get, the bigger the cankles are after a full days ride! This year's Sturgis Rally was predicted to be impressively big - and the first weekend was definitely busy! Traffic was slow, lines were long, and things were abuzz every direction we turned.       Main Street - Bikes for miles!!!! We managed to ride Spearfish Canyon on Friday before the actual rally started and we had it mostly to ourselves - a welcome treat from the chaos of town!! There's still reminders of the tornado that rolled through the Spearfish area a year or two again - it is crazy to see such big trees laying flat along the hills of the canyon.   We tried to ride AWAY from town as much as possible, to escape some