Saturday, August 27, 2011

Days 19 and 20

8/26-27/11  Another twofer day.

On Friday we got up and slowly, carefully rode to the BMW dealership in Kansas City.  It was only 8 miles away; we were extremely lucky that the tire did no blow out and that the BMW shop was close by.  The service department obviously has a orientation to customer service because they took Gary's wheel first.  They had a tire, and had it ready to go in about 30 minutes or so.  By 9:30, we were on the road, Gary with a new shoe on his rear wheel.

The remainder of the ride to Indianapolis was unremarkable, except for traffic delays on I-70.  They were pretty frustrating, especially happening at almost the end of the day's ride, when you're tired and ready to stop for the night.  But on the positive side, it was not hot.

We arrived at the hotel at about 7pm (lost an hour due to time zone change), had dinner, and rested for the night.  The day's ride was 485 miles

Today we slept in a bit.  The activities at the track were qualifying for the 3 races being held on Sunday.  So we left the hotel and rode to the track.  The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is an awesome place.  So much history.  Huge.  Gary and I attended the races last year and liked them, so coming a second time was great.

Found parking for the bikes and walked into the track after buying tickets.  Then walked around the track, looking at bikes qualifying and stopping in at the vendors to see what they were peddling.  I found nothing that I had to have.  Ate a bratworst for lunch; and it was pretty good.

When qualifying was over, we walked around a bit, left the track, ate at Steak and Shake, and went back to the hotel.  It was a good day.

Tomorrow--the races and starting home.  We plan to watch the races and then hit the road as far southeast as we can safely go.  Then on Monday, HOME!  I'm looking forward to sleeping in my own bed.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you are home. I enjoyed your big adventure. Great blog.