Google+ Two-Wheeled Tourist: Cruisin' around Salt Lake

3.11.2012

Cruisin' around Salt Lake

We met up with the bride and groom's families on Friday evening and went to dinner at Texas Roadhouse in Bountiful. After that, we hung out for a bit and turned in early for the evening thanks to our exhaustion from driving and the time zone change.

On Saturday morning, we headed down the street to a Ross to pick up a few accessories for our formal wear. We then killed time before the wedding ceremony by visiting three motorcycle dealerships within a 10 mile radius of the hotel. For a place known for skiing and snowboarding, it was refreshing to see powersports dealerships that specialized in both on and off-road vehicles.

Our first stop was BMW/Triumph Motorcycles of Salt Lake City just south of Bountiful on I-15. Unfortunately, they were closed for inventory that day so we didn't get past this sign and this utterly familiar 2001 BMW K1200RS in Marakesh Red. Unlike Matt's old machine, this bike was super clean, had less than 10k miles on the odometer, and lacked accessories and bags.

I miss that motorcycle. Stupid taxi drivers.
Our next stop was Full Throttle Powersports in Centerville, a few exits north. This is a Yamaha/Kawasaki/KTM/Arctic Cat dealership. It had a very diverse selection of cruisers, adventure bikes, dirtbikes, snowmobiles, and side-x-sides. We then traveled down the road to check out Tri-City Performance, a Polaris/Victory/Featherlite trailers dealer. I was quite impressed with their selection of women's riding and extreme cold weather gear. Of course, I had to cop a ride on a Polaris snowmobile...

Sitting on a 2011 Polaris RMK...
We then returned back to hotel to get ready for the wedding at nearby Eldridge Manor. Lots of fun and food!

Whew. Now for the loooooong drive home...