Okay, a deep breath and a smoke later, I took another walk around the bike and what did I find? Yup, I found the problem. So will you. This is how my dry bag looked when I left the house.
This is how it look when I stopped. Re-enactment for your benefit. I forgot to take pics where I pulled over.
So, that bag was flopping around, hitting my tire and throwing me all over the road. Jeez Louise! I was scared just riding with that going on. I was so relieved to see the issue and could continue my trip. However, just to add insult to injury, that bag is holding the precious Cletha's Cookie Creations Lemon/Lemon Pistol Cookies. Hahahahahaha. I didn't even look. Either the folks at the RTE will get some awesome cookies or they'll get a bag full of crumbs!!!
I almost didn't share this story because I felt so stupid! I always check my latches, tie downs, etc. but somehow this one got away from me. Fortunately it wasn't catastrophic (well, maybe the cookies are crumbs) and I was able to motor on!
I stopped around 11 am at the Nephi, UT Denny's for brekkie/lunch. Not bad for a Denny's. I had a nice meal, washed up and right back on the I-15 headed north. Destination - Idaho Falls, ID.
I made another quick stop to top off both fuel tanks before hitting the heavier traffic that lasted from Payson to North Ogden, UT. I rode the express lane the entire way through Provo, Salt Lake City and into Ogden. Nice!
My final stop in Utah was at a rest stop. The weather continued to be perfect but was getting a bit windy. I have to laugh at this picture because almost every single selfie I take, I have my nose all wrinkled up. What's up with that?
He asked the usual questions, where you going? where you from? Are you riding by yourself? Aren't you afraid? Really? I answered Bonner's Ferry, St. George, UT, Yes, No. After he left with his family I thought of the witty retort I SHOULD have used. Like, what's there to be afraid of? You? But of course, I didn't think of this until 10 minutes later :-)
Regardless, this is an interesting rest stop. We've stopped here before and you can take a bit of a hike on nice paved paths to view the lava fields.
As always, thanks for following along with me! I probably won't have time to blog until the Spring Shoot Em Up is over but you'll want to watch for the next post. It's sure to have a ton of fun pictures and even more adventure!