It was almost 70 degrees last Monday here, rode around the Black Hills on my 'new' Interceptor 650 for the first time this season.

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The obligatory Mt. Rushmore shot...
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A little stopover at Sturgis Indian, mostly just to add a bit more class to the joint, and to remind them that I was riding a REAL Indian motorcycle...made by REAL Indians. They put up with me though, after all, I've spent buttloads of money there while buying two new Indian Chief bikes, as well as Trixie's used Harley Softail Deluxe.
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Sheridan Lake...
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A photo-op with the BIG S&W at Sturgis. Royal Enfield's traditional catch phrase going back to their beginnings in 1901 was 'Made Like a Gun', so there it is!
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Parked at the retro (non-functional, unfortunately) gas station in Deadwood...a fitting scene for this bike...
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I have been meaning to stop and get a bike photo on this small bridge over the stream by Nemo Road for several years, so I finally did....
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What's a ride through Deadwood without a coffee and muffin stop at the Pump House Cafe/Deli?
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I've always thought that it would be more truthful for the signs you see when entering Deadwood to read 'Where Western Legends Died', especially where Hickock was concerned.
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Break-in is now officially completed, parked the 650 in the garage at the end of the day with exactly 1000 miles on the odometer. I am now able to unleash the Enfield's entire '47 ponies' with reckless abandon, should the need arise.
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It's amazing how much fun you can have on a mid-displacement bike. I used to have a Honda Nighthawk 750 that was around 55HP. I rode it from Chicago to the Black Hills and the Rocky Mountains.
 

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Looks like it was a fun ride on a cool bike! Say hi to my old girlfriend, Barbie, next time you ride through Lead.
 

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Pretty bike, great scenery!

Warmish and dryish here this evening for the first time in several weeks. Might take the Harley for a bath and a spin after work. No scenery around here to match that.
 

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As soon as the rain clears out today, going to install a new battery in my Ultra and fire it up for the first time in almost 2 years. I am so excited to get back into riding again. Wind should dry out the streets by tomorrow for my first test drive around the neighborhood. My brother had a 1965 RE that looked very much like yours. I remember going with him to pick it up. He had several bikes I coveted as a kid and he made sure the threat of death if I even touched one was well understood.
 

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Wow , lovely photos of that landscape - I can imagine the fun you had riding to that places !!! And your bike is very beautiful ! I like classic looking bikes , old or new, and Enfields are absolute one of my favorites.Wanted to have a Bullet for a long time.I also had my first 2022 motorbike-ride last week on my old Yamaha SR500, another old-school bike.Everytime I ride that bike its like "going back" with a time-machine ... and I love that smell of leather,oil,the fresh cool air, the forests,the fields ....
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The obligatory Mt. Rushmore shot...
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A little stopover at Sturgis Indian, mostly just to add a bit more class to the joint, and to remind them that I was riding a REAL Indian motorcycle...made by REAL Indians. They put up with me though, after all, I've spent buttloads of money there while buying two new Indian Chief bikes, as well as Trixie's used Harley Softail Deluxe.
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Sheridan Lake...
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A photo-op with the BIG S&W at Sturgis. Royal Enfield's traditional catch phrase going back to their beginnings in 1901 was 'Made Like a Gun', so there it is!
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Parked at the retro (non-functional, unfortunately) gas station in Deadwood...a fitting scene for this bike...
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I have been meaning to stop and get a bike photo on this small bridge over the stream by Nemo Road for several years, so I finally did....
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What's a ride through Deadwood without a coffee and muffin stop at the Pump House Cafe/Deli?
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I've always thought that it would be more truthful for the signs you see when entering Deadwood to read 'Where Western Legends Died', especially where Hickock was concerned.
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Break-in is now officially completed, parked the 650 in the garage at the end of the day with exactly 1000 miles on the odometer. I am now able to unleash the Enfield's entire '47 ponies' with reckless abandon, should the need arise.
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Just excellent!
 

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Beautiful John!!! That gas station is a near spittin' image of the station I used to run, when I was a kid! Brings back some good ol memories, thanks for posting it!
 

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Those are both good looking bikes!

I got about 60-65 miles in after work today. I shouldn't shaped a couple of pics.

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Here's an old one.
 
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I enjoy living vicariously through those of you who ride bikes. I actually had a motorcycle two years here in Colorado as my primary source of transportation, when I was much much younger. There were probably only 20 or so days each year I didn't ride it to work (one year, a Yamaha 650 Special, the other a Yamaha Virago V535).

I would be scared poopless to ride one now, particularly in any sort of traffic. I would be a constant nervous wreck with so many distracted (ie, texting, phone-looking etc) drivers.

I do love my little ragtop roadster--for me, that's risky enough. Been backed into once, and bumped from behind already in two years of ownership.
 




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