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Memory Lane: Remembering Badlands National Park

Memory Lane: Remembering Badlands National Park

Inspired by reading a post on hellforleathermagazine.com, I dug out some photographs from Badlands National Park in South Dakota. In May of 2005, Kenny and I rode from New York with the intention of visiting Mount Rushmore. One of the stops that we simply had to make on the way was Badlands National Park. Kenny was piloting his 3 week old Triumph Speed Triple and I rode out on my old 98’ ZX6R.

I was totally unprepared for that revelation called the Dakota Bad Lands. What I saw gave me an indescribable sense of mysterious elsewhere.‘ – Frank Lloyd Wright

Even if you view photographs prior to visiting Badlands Park, you will be unprepared for the sights that unfold in front of you. Some things just require your physical presence to understand the magnitude of them. The landscape is so unlike anything I’d ever seen before or since. Though these mountain formations have stood for thousands of years, they give the appearance of being as fragile as dollops of meringue. I got the distinct sensation that if you touched them they would crumble into a mound like a sandcastle. The park is nothing short of beautifully fascinating.

Welcome to Badlands Nation Park sign - South Dakota Badlands National Park - South Dakota ZX6R and Triumph Speed Triple at Badlands National Park South Dakota
Badlands National Park South Dakota Helmets at Badlands National PArk South dakota Badlands National Park South Dakota
Badlands National Park South Dakota Kenny on his Triumph in Badlands National Park South Dakota

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