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Sturgis 2010 anyone doing it??
Just thought I would throw it out there , a couple of friends of mine one on a harley one on a SB were talking about doing the sturgis run this year.
Any ever gone??? how was the ride out??? How was the party nad is it worth the trek for a once in a life time??
And lastly anyone else interested in going??
My parents went twice......once for the 50th....and then again. Mom said it was weird to be with nearly a half million people all doing the same thing in such a small town.
Worth seeing once if you like huge crowds and no toilets.
Two of us went to the 50th (I think that was 1990). It was a big one, several 1000 bikes per hour coming in on the interstate (yes several 1000). We camped in a field about 15 miles out of town and paid 20 per head. A few porta poties and water truck with a tap on the back.
Interesting experience, but not of you like crowds. Been there done that, don't need to do it again, but worth the experience. Don't think they get quite that many as they did that year. I heard estimates that year at 250,000motorcycles and 400,000 people. I think only one killed, an Australian (HA?) guy in a knife fight.
Funny my parents did the same thing, stayed way the hell out of town, rode in but never stayed long. Got some pics of it all, main st etc.
The second time they went down earlier to ride the black hills and see the sites, then the whole gathering happened the second week and they left early enough to avoid most of it. They love that stuff, and have been riding HD's for a long time now.
They will tell ya there are a lot of other rally's way better, smaller and better organized than Sturgis.
Argyle hope you bike is set up to idle in traffic for long periods without boiling over.
We did it in 2003. there's great riding in South Dakota and lots to see. The event itself is rather ho-hum, kind of like a big street fair.. lots of interesting people watching though. If you're in for some of the real excitement camp in the campgrounds.. there's big parties going on there.
Some people are like Slinkies ...
Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs. TwinBrosRacing
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Ahhh should be a good adventure, if i can arrange the time off
i am thinking of it more for the ride out there and seeing some nice roads
looking at it as a 3 day there and 3 day back road trip
Just so I too can say been there done that
I passed through Sturgis a week before the rally last year, and it was still busy. All the tents were up and selling swag, cruisers everywhere, bars all packed, so it was kinda like being there, but with way less people. Even if you go just for the surrounding roads and avoid Sturgis, they will be packed with cruisers during bike week.
The Black Hills have some amazing roads, I was running out of time and wasn't able to explore them all, but what I rode was exceptional. Try and hit the Bearthooth and Chief Joseph Hwys in Wyoming on the way back.