What a wonderful day for a ride. Dave, Pete, Rob and I met at 7AM at the local racetrac and then headed over to meet up with Herman , Paul and Old Paul. We got to the rendevous site at 8AM. Everyone was ready to go. Our destination for today was the 22nd Lake O the Pines – Norton Rally . Last year we had a great time. ( read about last year here ) Since Jamie is still on the mend, her and traci drove over in the Saab. Bringing a picnic lunch with them.

When we met in the morning it was still dark. The moon was as bright as I have ever seen. We knew it was going to be a great day.

When we got to Herman , Paul and Paul the sun was up. We had a great mix of machines. Rob (BMW1200GT) Pete (ST1300), Dave (Triumph Trophy), Herman (BMW1200RT), Paul (Ducati 650 Multistrada), Old Paul (BMWK75 with over 100,000 Miles) and me on the V-Strom DL650)

I took some pictures from a lower angle, I think that they came out pretty good. What do you all think?

We got the the Rally site around 11:30. Herman had set the route and we rode some very nice scenic and twisty roads to our destination. We had to do some riding in some pretty soft sand when we got to the rally. Watching some of the guys on the bigger bikes, made me very glad that I was on the Strom and not the Connie. We parked and went looking around.

Jamie and Traci showed up about an hour later. They had all of the food, so we were very happy to see them. Thanks again to both of those wonderful women for making our day a better one. You guys rock. They laid out the spread and we ate at the picnic table (known as the Saab). This was a great idea, as the cold cuts, chips, cookies and drinks hit the spot. Thanks for the picture below Herman.

After we ate we decided to walk around and check out the people. This rally has a nice collection of bikes and people. We really love coming to this rally. The weather was awesome and the roads were fun. What more could you ask for on a October Saturday morning? You can see all of the pictures from the rally here: LOP-06 Gallery