Fremont Black Rock, Salt Lake, Utah

Most people don’t think of Utah as a good vacation or travel destination, but it’s full of really beautiful landscapes you can’t find anywhere else. I mean, just think about the Great Salt Lake, and Bonneville Salt Flats.

Black Rock is located off I-80 and accessible by a really crappy gravel road in Great Salt Lake State Park. For many years it’s been surrounded by water and various lakeside resorts.

Sure, it’s just a rock at the shore of the lake, but it has a weird magical feel to it. Even though you’re a stone’s throw from the freeway, it’s peaceful and quiet. The salt fills the air, creating a pretty misty fog over the water.

After visiting the rock, I headed back to my friend Adrian’s house for Thanksgiving Dinner.

I originally met Adrian through our mutual love for motorcycles and good ol’ facebook. In 2012 I planned a trip to Utah for BUB Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats. I booked my flight, but had car or motorcycle to get me out to the event. I posted something to my FB page asking if anyone had a connection for someone I could borrow a motorcycle from and BOOM, Adrian responded that I could borrow his truck and my choice of one of his three motorcycles.

Adrian’s the main reason for my route taking me to Utah during winter. In all his awesomeness, he offered to help me figure out some of the long term issues I’d been having with my truck.

But more on that later.

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