Sturgis 2017 - posted now because I forgot to hit the 'publish' button apparently!
|When you are riding all day but want to snack on just bought cherries
|A seriously off the beaten path gas station in no where SD where we watched a guy get arrested as we pulled up to the pumps
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|I love displaying my shirt the entire ride out to Sturgis every year. Most people find it funny, but there are always those who 'are offended'. Haha!
|Just outside of Sturgis, the traffic backs up something crazy. We discovered a gravel backroad to avoid having to go thru Sturgis (the city) to get to our campground on the far city limit.
|Weird, we never see other bikes on this path
|The gravel isn't too bad... the fresh run of the grader made some spots a little less comfortable but overall, its a great backroad!
|The final hill before we see the Sturgis City Limit @ the Buffalo Chip
|But, we MADE it to camp and Salty greeted us with his great smile
|Poor Bike :( Luckily it was all cosmetic damage. But I went down pretty hard judging by the depth of the damage to the paint on the TOP of the bag...
|We never drink and ride ~ why would you when you can ride Da BUS and have $2 beers while people watching (always hilariously fun). We make a lot of Da Bus friends through the week...and traded a shitty (free) can coozie for Da Bus cooozie
|The Dungeon carvings - A Sturgis Tradition. Mine is from last year and clear as day! (FA)
|Found FA from 2 years ago too! Not as easy to spot
|I forget the name of this burger, but it was DISGUSTING in my eyes.. Four 1/4 patties...
He made a pretty solid dent of it though!
|Cruisin through the Black Hills - great roads, minimal traffic, and super pretty!
|Coldest riding I have ever experienced during the Rally
|Ahh, main street. Where people watching never gets old
|Found him after all these years of looking!!!
|When your flip flop breaks on the first day and the communal showers require them (ok I require them...). I duct taped the problem and when that started to come undone, Salty found a fix.
|Riding into the HD dealer in Rapid City... and there's a tow truck following me in created SHEER PANIC attack.
|Why? Because two years ago my bikes fuel pump went out in the HD parking lot (all vendors are there its crazy busy).. and the same tow truck had to come haul me out... I was having flashbacks!
|Always have to find the Police Dept's Drunk Bus for a photo
|We had a friendly visitor in camp in the middle of the night. I thought someone was just stumbling around drunk and hungry when I heard the rustle of a chip bag. Opened the zipper to see who the drunk person was and instead I saw this guy
|While it is still daylight, we park the bikes and hop DA BUS into town. $2 beers on the bus and all the entertainment you could imagine!
|My new custom made patch- thanks #3MomsStitchin!
|Full moon at Sturgis
|Not in order.. this was mid-way on our hitchhiking efforts back to camp at 3am
|Friends we have met at the rally campground over the years - and now they are like family!
|Stone House Saloon - literally in the middle of nowhere, in a field, right before the WY border.
|Field parking and the place is packed! With live music!
|Our Rally Homies
|Live music and the lead guy was very nice to look at ;)
|This is the Saloon from the other side of the road. Literally in the middle of a field and nothing else. When you leave the place, you ride through a culvert under the road to the other side and out onto the highway...
|Might as well stop since we were a mile from it!
|And yet another state in 2017!
|Riding to the Stonehouse Saloon was a bit straight and boring. But we finally got to shed the leathers for a day!
|Just into Wyoming... random pitstop with NASTY bathrooms that I wouldn't let even a stray dog enter
|I love this guy!
|Still on the long, straight, boring road!
|Our annual End of the Rally photo
|Even though we had to leave, our memory remained via a busted out pair of Shelly's pants and my busted out flip flop still intact with duck tape and a clothespin
|Annual Beaver Bar photo #MERICA
|Front row seating at the Beaver Bar
|This little guy hopped up and down off this bike with zero effort - the owner said the dog loves to ride just as much as he does!
|Hairball - they are a great band! Better seen in MN - they didn't do any wardrobe changes here
|Da BUS gets a little busy at bar close!
|Another new patch from the ladies - its like an adult biker coloring patch!