Oh Boy!!! It's finally Friday and time to head out to White Stag 2013. My very first rally was White Stag 2010 and that totally got me hooked. I was not going to miss this one! We had the bikes packed the night before and were ready to roll.
Oh no, waking up to rain, big rain, very wet. Not looking nice. I don't mind getting caught in the rain but really hate starting out anywhere in the rain. Oh well... It was a wet and cold start. Our route was not very exciting...
My brand new Gaerne G-Midland Waterproof Boots proved they weren't so waterproof on the left boot. Darn, guess I'll have to send them back to Italy. I hate that!!
We finally arrived at the Stagecoach Motel in Beatty, NV and watched the riders show up. It was tons of fun seeing all the folks coming into the parking lot.
One by one, two by two, three by three, peeps pulled into the parking lot!
We started out the evening with a social hour in the bar. Go figure, LD Riders having a social moment?
Hahaha, having a good time! That's what White Stag is all about. This year was a "Stagger" rather than a "Rally." No problem, all riders were good with that!
If you've ever been to a White Stag event, you know a condom is mandatory. The smart folks bring a super extra large non-lubricated condom. The uninitiated bring a lubricated condom. ICK!!! Think about it folks, you need to blow up the condom and use it as a target. Blow up a lubricated condom? I don't think so :-)
Riders waiting their turn to shoot.
John Cheney was really quick with blowing up his target, getting it mounted, running back to the shooting stand and firing. One shot John!
Eric Vaillancourt (Mr. Walstrand) starts the timer.
Pretty much everyone hit the target which was quite amazing considering the wind. First time ever shooting, Alan Pratt hit the target with his second shot! Way to go Alan. He was all smiles and giggles.
After all riders had shot their condoms, we cleaned up, packed up and back to the hotel for some socializing and the banquet.
After the banquet the party moved into the bar where we sat around telling stories. I had such a wonderful time. I had the opportunity to spend time with some riders that I didn't know well. Just totally enjoyable!
The next morning we got up and crossed the parking lot to get breakfast. Gee, everyone was gone already!! Oh well, we ate brekkie, packed up our bikes and headed home the same route we took getting there. However, the ride home was pleasant, no rain, slight wind and comfortable temperature.
Our next adventure? Peru. Yes, Peru. Leaving in two days from now. We'll be renting bikes and ride from Cuzco to Machu Picchu. Blog to follow upon our return :-)
Cletha Walstrand (Vaillancourt)