Day Two - Lincoln, Nebraska to Sundance, Wyoming (616 miles)

Nothing is worse than starting out at 7:00 a.m. with your rain suit on. This is how our day started on Sunday. After diligently checking the Weather Channel before we left, we felt that once we started heading north after we got off of the interstate at Ogallala NE we might get out of the rain. So we headed through the rain heading west on I-80 as fast as we could. Nebraska's 70 mph speed limit helped in this regard. The doppler radar was right, we finally began to see clear skies as we headed northwest. We stopped in Bridgeport NE for gas and removed our rain suits. Sixty-one miles left to ride in Nebraska and we just took our suits off. We talked about how for years to come we would not look favorably upon our first trip through Nebraska due to the rain. I thought this was unfair because Nebraska seemed to have its charm, particularly in the western portion of the state. This turned out to be true as we began to approach Wyoming. Off in the distance sat Chimney Rock an impressive looking formation that told us we were nearing an end to the prairie. As we headed into Scottsbluff we saw the we could see Scotts Bluff National Monument off to the west.  Once into Wyoming we stayed on U.S. 26. After Torrington, WO we found a rest stop along the road where we stopped to further dry out. Turning north on U.S. 85 we were beginning to get close to our destination for the night; Devil's Tower. After gassing up in Lusk we spotted a place for a burger and a brew. This place (the name of which escapes me) was a bit run down. But they served up a juicy burger that was quite good. These people were ready for the big Sturgis event the following week. They told us they're year is made in the couple of weeks surrounding Sturgis. We stopped for the night at the Sundance Mountain Inn in Sundance WY. There we met a nice couple from Niagara Falls Ontario. Jim and Virginia were riding a 1989 Gold Wing through the western states, and were on they're way back home. Jim told us we may want to try staying in Chouteau Montana, there were some nice motels there.
Day Two - Lincoln, Nebraska to Sundance, Wyoming