July 16, 2021 ADV Fest, Day 2. https://new.spotwalla.com/trip/fad5-5fe4c-4716/view I had a few things I wanted to do today, but first breakfast. There was a bit of confusion about breakfast. Revzilla had promised breakfast each morning, but nobody was quite sure where to go. I wandered around a bit, attended the morning riders meeting, and then returned to find this line. There was one food truck which was serving our free breakfast, and there was more than an hour wait. The line went past the Harley demo where they had ten bikes lined up and ready to go. I wanted to be sure to try one of these. After breakfast I tended to my chain. It’s been making clunking sounds, and I figured my best bet until I get back to Denver to install a new chain, I’d clean it up as best I could. While cleaning, I noticed that the clip was missing from my master link. That’s not good. I asked about a replacement at the on-site shop. The mechanic checked around but didn’t have anything. He referred me to a store in Sturgis. I bought a new master link, but only installed the clip. I went by a car wash to clean up all the oil and grime which has built up from my attempts to lube the chain back to life. And then back to Buffalo Chip where I took a ride on a Pan America. I recorded some video, so I’ll save my thoughts for now and post the video sometime later. Rever had created some routes specifically for this event. They were divided by skill level. The A-routes were the most challenging, consisting of a lot of muddy and rocky singletrack. B-routes were considered moderate skill level with a mix of singletrack, rough roads, and pavement. And C-routes were the easiest, said to be a mix of pavement and gravel roads. I chose one of the C routes called Devil’s Tower Loop, and headed out in the afternoon for a ride. The loop goes into Wyoming. And past a couple of historical sites. This general store has been open since the 1800s. With some scenery. And of course, Devil’s Tower. I had considered entering the park and perhaps doing some hiking or other sightseeing, but there was a long line to enter. Besides, it was now late afternoon and I wanted to make it back to Sturgis. The loop went past Vore Buffalo Jump, which is an archeological site where Native Americans once used the geography to help hunt bison. They would herd the bison toward the sinkhole where hundreds at a time would jump and fall to their deaths. The site offers guided tours, but I was too late for that, so the guy let me go out back for a few minutes and a couple of pictures. He told me that they have found tens of thousands of bones and tools at the bottom of the pit. Back at Buffalo Chip, they held a daily wrap-up including an acknowledgement from the organizers that breakfast was not planned out well. A few riders went up on stage to tell stories about the day’s ride. Lots of tales about taking big bikes through some rough terrain. They held a raffle and gave out a bunch of prizes. After the raffle a band came on stage. They played a great set to a mostly-empty patio. To their credit, they played as if it were a full house.