Back from the Black Hills, SD Rally

The rally (especially the riding) in Sturgis, SD was much better than either Dale or I anticipated. We arrived Monday Aug 7th, had 5 good days of riding, and began heading back Aug 12th.

We did a little of the bar scene (Full Throttle Saloon was fantastic!), and explored Main Streets in Sturgis, Deadwood, Lead, and Hill City. But mainly did lot of riding!!!

We both shot stills and videos. I’ll be posting both in the next few post, beginning with this post.

This is Spearfish Canyon Road. One of the roads to ride on my ‘bucket list’. The pavement was top shelf, and I prefer sweepers over switchbacks any day.

PSA – Hickory, NC Highway Tax Collectors

Police monitoring McDonald Parkway, Falling Creek Road in May

Drivers should pay particular attention to the speed of their vehicle on Falling Creek Road NE as well as McDonald Parkway NE from 21st Street Drive SE to Springs Road NE.

Those sections of highway are being targeted by the Hickory Police Department in May as part of the city’s PACT (Pay Attention in City Traffic) effort.

Enforcement will focus on following too closely, distracted driving, speeding, and other traffic violations, a release from the police department said.

Pedestrians are encouraged to cross safely; use crosswalks, cross at the corner or other designated crossing areas; obey pedestrian signal indicators; and wear reflective materials when walking at night, the release from the police department said.

Motor vehicle operators are urged to look for and yield to pedestrians, particularly at crosswalks and other designated crossings, as well as at all intersections. Also, remember to look for pedestrians while turning.