Kawasaki had their Vulcan Nation tour, a trailer with a series of demo bikes, in town and we went over to take a ride about noon. I got to ride a pretty red Vaquero to Sturgis and back as part of the demo group. The winds were swirling and I liked the bike's stability but it didn't have the power I am used to when I rolled on the throttle.
Back at the hotel, riders started to arrive in earnest. In addition to many of the regulars, it was good to see Ace from Hamilton arrive with Maxxx and Marianne. It's been too long since he's been out with the group. We did spend some time watching a man use a gas operated weed whacker on the grass slope in front of the house across the street. The house is at the top of a cliff and the yard man wasn't wearing a safety line but he did survive the experience.
At suppertime, a group of us decided to use our buffet discount coupons at the Silverado Casino down the street. Unfortunately, the dining room was closed for remodeling so we had to look elsewhere. We ended up at the buffet at the Gold Dust which was more than adequate. A few of us caught the trolley back to the hotel but those who chose to walk beat us.
As usual, everyone mingled in the parking lot. The wind died down but the temperature also started to drop. We found the heater in the room and turned in by 10:00 PM.