I just returned from the Easyriders Rodeo in Chillicothe, OH and I had a blast! This was my first time attending the event and it was almost too much to take in. I was only there for about 24 hours due to prior commitments, but it was an entertaining 24 hours to say the least! My friends Brandon and Brent went up the day before to set up camp and David and I rode up Saturday. Nothing too exciting on the way up except for my license plate bracket breaking off. Luckily, David saw it and picked it up for me.
It was crazy hot on Saturday. So hot I had 4 cups of coffee, a bottle of water, two Gatorades, a large lemonade, and a half of a Powerade before I could even pee. THAT hot. I felt sorry for the people who started drinking early in the day because I know that is a recipe for disaster. We walked around for an hour or two when we first got there, checked out the dyno races, then decided to leave the fairgrounds to head into town to find a restaurant. When we were entering downtown I noticed some lovely red and blue lights pull in behind me. I KNEW I was going to get pulled over for not having a license plate displayed, but the cops turned off behind me after following us for a few blocks.
I don’t remember the name of the restaurant, but it was probably called Heaven to us. After spending a day in 100+ degree weather, their air conditioning was the greatest thing ever. 5 glasses of water and a Reuben later and we were back on the bikes.
Back at camp for about 20 minutes, we determined it was STILL too hot, so we needed to ride. We took off on our way to nowhere and decided to head back about 45 minutes later. The sun was beginning to fall and the temperature was coming down.
A couple other friends had an ATV with a trailer hooked to it. We tossed camp chairs on it and headed to the circle. We rode around for a little over an hour then took the ATV back to camp when the circle was shut down for bikes only. This was pretty entertaining, but things REALLY got interesting around midnight when the 4-wheeled vehicles could come back out. Everyone’s booze had plenty of time to set in and I swear we saw it all! We continued to people watch until almost 5am before heading back to camp.
I set my alarm for 7:30am so I could hit the road and beat the storms that were heading our way. David and I made it home before noon and I couldn’t wait to show off the photos and videos I took while there. And to wrap my arms around my loving girlfriend Alecia. I know I’m lucky to have her, but after seeing some of what I saw at the Rodeo, I’m damn thankful!
Enjoy the photos and videos. There would’ve been a LOT more, but the battery on my camera died. Too much to absorb…