Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Noticed some changes this year to the country's most popular attraction. They really nailed the beard and the glazed over blank stare.
Dave Price asked if I would like to take a ride through the Black Hills during the rally via roads only a local would know about? Any of you who have been to Sturgis know how packed the roads get in any direction rally week - riding can actually be a pain but Dave told me we had nothing to worry about. He was right. After borrowing a friends bagger we rode all day and never found any traffic at all. The traffic coming towards us was always jammed but we never had a soul in front of us except for a guy on a Farm-all putting along. with a big smile on his face. A have been going to the rally since '94 and had never ridden most of these little excess roads that spit us out near all the major attractions. It was invaluable having Dave as our guide. Over the years I have come to love the guy with the scary nickname and that big 'ol heart. Thanks for everything Dave!
Monday, August 30, 2010
One from the Broken Spoke Chopper Show. Minna and Gordon's red Panhead, Dave Price's Shovel and the Bonnepan. That was a good night.
Down on main street, tucked into the back corner of one of those crappy "Made in China" skull and flames T-shirt type souvenir stores is a guy who sells a bunch of legitimately cool things. Mostly old parts and vintage bits with a healthy dose of two wheeled toys. His stuff is not cheap but a lot of it is top shelf and fun to look at.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Found shelter from a brewing Black Hills storm inside the motorcycle museum that's at the epicenter right downtown. For a couple bucks you can take a trip back to the seeds of the worlds largest rally. From the original 13 attendees to today's 600,000. Worth the trip. Check it out if you haven't already.