I had a great time down there.
Took a ride around Beaver Lake on Saturday that was just a fantastic ride.
Bikes were everywhere, of course, but I noticed that this year I seemed to see more during the weekdays and less on the weekends around Rogers. I also noticed that the Harley and Indian dealers in Rogers were busy while the Honda dealer was a ghost town.
At some point, it looks like my Long Ride Shield must have taken a hit from a rock. There's a mark in it and one of the tabs is broken. I also checked my oil after I got down there and found that I was almost a full quart low. Not sure what happened there. (And yes, I did check it before I left on the trip.) Didn't use any on the ride home. The bike ran great, though.
Weather was perfect the entire time I was down there, but it did try to rain on me a few times on the way home.
I am terrible at stopping to take pictures, but here are a couple I did manage to get.
After the 500 mile ride down.
I've taken a picture of my bike in this spot all 3 years I've been down to BB&BBQ so far. (One of these times I will line everything up better and choose a time of day with the sun in the right position to take a much nicer photo.) It's on top of Whitney Mountain overlooking Beaver Lake.