Saturday, August 11, 2012

Back to My Little Cabin in the Black Hills

     Not much has changed at my cabin in the Black Hills. The bushes have grown but It’s still quiet and peaceful and not far from town.

And I’m still keeping the location a secret.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bonneville Salt Flats

On the way to Sturgis this year, I stopped by the Bonneville Salt Flats.   I have always wanted to go out on the salt and now was a perfect opportunity.

     I was a little worried about the effects of the salt on my bike. Would the salt cause a cancerous corrosion?  I'll let you know, but I couldn't resist going.

 The Utah Rocket Club hosts an annual rocket launch called "Hellfire," think of it as a Vertical Speed Week.  The first rocket that I saw launched went 16,000 ft high, pretty incredible.  Out on the salt the distances, the flatness, the whiteness, were just overwhelming, throw in a few rocket launches and  it was an unforgettable day.