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Sturgis!

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by DAKSY, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Headin out on Saturday AM for the Annual August Madness that turns a small town with a population of 6K + into a booming, roaring monstrosity of 400K - 600K bikers. Been on my bucket list for years, & never managed to get around to it, til now. 10 of us will head out & plan on doing (3) 600 +/- mile days to get there on Tuesday 6 Aug. Gonna see the sights & party with the bikers til the 10th & head up thru ND to Ontario & back across that big ole province to be home on the 15th. Maybe 5K miles. Plan to hit Mt Rushmore & Crazy Horse Monuments. Little Big Horn. Devil's Tower. Deadwood. Needles Highway.
    Iron Mountain Rd. Who knows what. Told Susan I may even come home with my first ink...Who knows?
    Takin the Laptop so I'll be feeding my Hearthhead addiction daily...Getting excited!
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  2. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Have a fun and safe ride.
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    Roll safely brother.
  4. Lake Girl

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    Ride safe and enjoy the party. Watch out for the deer in northern Minnesota/Ontario - moose watch between Atikokan and Thunder Bay. Where are you crossing into Ontario?
  5. DAKSY

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    We're gonna be coming from Duluth up Rt 61 into Ontario,,,
  6. ScotO

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    Daksy have a safe trip brother......my cousins have been to Sturgis several times and say it's a sight to be seen for sure! We expect lots of pics, too!
  7. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Take a lap around Custer St Park and Badlands National Park too. You'll be glad you did for sure.

    We go camping in the black hills every couple years...usually the week before bike week. On the drive home, which is usually the Friday before the first weekend, 7out of every 10 vehicles heading west on I90 are bikes or vehicles trailering bikes.
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    That sounds like a bunch of saddle time. Have fun and bring the extra thick undies for extra cushion.:p
  9. begreen

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    Sounds like an awesome trip Daksy! Have a great time and enjoy the country.
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    1477 miles so far. Spending the night in Sioux City, SD...Final run tomorrow into Rapid City & then we get to play!
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    Wave, I will be watching the crowd for ya. ;lol
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    1888 miles from home & in a motel in Rapid City, SD, about 20 miles from the OFFICIAL madness, but with an expected 500,000 bikers for this week, EVERYWHERE in the area is kinda whacked. Took a jaunt (both ways) thru the Badlands...WOW! Beautiful country! Hit Wall Drug Store & Badlands Harley-Davidson on the way in. Gonna find me the HOT TUB & SOAK!
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    The badlands are awesome. The last time I drove through there was in the late 70's with Pink Floyd blaring and with some herbal assistance.
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  15. DAKSY

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    Day 5:Made the run to Devil's Tower, thru Spearfish Canyon & hit Deadwood...The shot with Devil's Tower in the background is from 13 miles away...It's REALLY big! It's also a funny shade of green...

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    Beautiful part of the country. Enjoy. If you feel like stretching your legs, Harney Peak Trail will do it for you.
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    Awesome road trip. Even better on a bike I'm sure. Hope yo're having a blast. I've never made it to the Black Hills yet, but one day...
    Going across the top of Lake Superior is a wonderful drive. You're gonna love that part if you can still feel your butt. All,the way from Duluth, through Thunder Bay to Sault Sainte Marie is gorgeous.
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    Sounds like a great trip!

    Did you make it up my way after all DAKSY?

    Andrew
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    Back at the end of June we rode the Gaspe. Up the coast to Rimouski...
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    I don't like it when other people have more fun than me;)
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    Did you enjoy? It did rain quite a bit in June....
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    Roads were good. Cabot Trail needs a re-do, tho. Too much fog. Yeah, it rained 8 of the 9 days, but we made the best of it...
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    Hey now, I checked in when I could...Wifi was kinda spotty out there in the high plains...It's REALLY good here in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, tho. Makes up for the weather in the low 40s...*Sheesh...* October in August...
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    Hope your having a ball.

    Loving the updates.
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