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OneWayKris
08-11-2009, 9:10 PM
Man whats the deal? Black Hills were amazing, but come Sturgis was a huge let down for me. Baggers and Towers line the streets of the Black Hills, all the bikes looked alike, leather chaps for days and those fucking skull cap/bandanas on every fuckers head claiming to be a biker! Im glad I have a different view of bikes and riding them.

Magickman
08-11-2009, 9:45 PM
those fucking skull cap/bandanas on every fuckers head claiming to be a biker!

Those are 'land pirates' LOL (I love that term)

ChoppyGee
08-11-2009, 9:52 PM
hahah! I was dead on then! My uncle asked me to go but I wasn't into it because I figured that's exactually how it was. I'd much rather go to the Smoke out and Gypsy Run.

BullDog
08-11-2009, 10:01 PM
Yeah, I agree. My first time to Sturgis also and it was a little disappointing. However, Nash MC, Led Sled, and others out at the Broken Spoke campground were right on. Those guys know what it's all about.

Of course, the rides through the Black Hills made the trip worthwhile to me. I'm sure I will go back next year.

BullDog

jeffo
08-11-2009, 10:24 PM
Sturgis is definitely a case of " Its the Journey and not the destination". I rode through parts of NV, UT, CO, WY,SD. one of the best rides ever and I enjoyed the broken spoke, a lot of classic and one of a kind bikes hanging on the wall. My Advice (not that its worth anything) Don't get distracted by the douche bags, you didn't go there to see them anyway.

JDKing
08-11-2009, 10:36 PM
Check out my trip to Sturgis, I made a Big Photo Documentation http://jdkingmusic.blogspot.com/ ...it was fun no matter how you slice it. Sure, there was alot of out-of-touch newer bikes and modern cheese, but also a ton of really great old iron as well with really good riding and good vibes.

JessicaWarren
08-11-2009, 11:49 PM
Midlife crisis bullshit. I saw a documentary on Sturgis and it sort of bummed me out.

ChoppyGee
08-12-2009, 12:06 AM
hahah that one with Peter Fonda and the guy that owns the shampoo company? that was some lame shit.

justin666
08-12-2009, 1:34 AM
hahaha that documentary was awesome! ;)

trichardson21
08-12-2009, 8:03 AM
From what ive read in the past week, you kinda need to know where to go. There have been reviews about the RUBfest of predictable downtown poserbait bullshit, and the cool ass side parties that feel like Sturgis of past.

gdolan80
08-12-2009, 8:46 AM
I had a great time staying here.
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii140/vikebike/_utf-8_B_SU1HMDAxMDIuanBn_-761071.jpg

Metalismo
08-12-2009, 11:09 AM
I plan to ride out from Arizona next year. Don't care much for the destination but getting there should be an adventure on my 43 year old bike. It's a good excuse to ride for me.

racetraitor
08-12-2009, 11:59 AM
I plan to ride out from Arizona next year. Don't care much for the destination but getting there should be an adventure on my 43 year old bike. It's a good excuse to ride for me.


I grew up in SD still have a house in a tiny town called Buffalo Gap about 80 miles south of Sturgis.Went to the rally every year with my pops. I plan on riding up next year as well from PHX.

BullDog
08-12-2009, 5:42 PM
Well, I'm headed for a job interview in Cheyenne on the 21st so I guess I will get to see some of those 'ghost' towns after the rally.

Good excuse to put another 2000 miles under the seat.

BullDog

gilbygtr
08-12-2009, 5:42 PM
i was with jd & we had the time of our lives... if you can't find some good riding in the black hills, then you shouldn't be riding anyway. we spent time on main st, deadwood & all the wrong places. we made our own party everywhere. ran into some people's from edr there too. don't hate, try & participate ! i say we push the wrong people out & let sturgis get back to what it really is.

here we are trying to find our way through utah.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2563/3810829498_b8163c8ec3.jpg

WayneBallard
08-12-2009, 5:44 PM
i was with jd & we had the time of our lives... if you can't find some good riding in the black hills, then you shouldn't be riding anyway. we spent time on main st, deadwood & all the wrong places. we made our own party everywhere. ran into some people's from edr there too. don't hate, try & participate ! i say we push the wrong people out & let sturgis get back to what it really is.

here we are trying to find our way through utah.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2563/3810829498_b8163c8ec3.jpg

Is that the dude from the old Headbangers Ball?

FortySixAnd2
08-12-2009, 8:32 PM
Is that the dude from the old Headbangers Ball?

HA! Thought the same thing! Riki Rachtman!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/25/RikiRachtmanDaytona2008.jpg/225px-RikiRachtmanDaytona2008.jpg

racetraitor
08-13-2009, 12:00 PM
Is that the dude from the old Headbangers Ball?


looks like Gene Simmons son, ricki rackman, and a young Tony Iommi decided to go for a ride. They brought a couple roadies along as well

BlueCollarMoto
08-19-2009, 10:39 PM
I didn't think I would ever want to go. Now after reading Caleb, Irish Rich, and a few other accounts and seen their pix I want to go for sure one of these days.

migg
08-23-2009, 2:32 PM
Check out my trip to Sturgis, I made a Big Photo Documentation http://jdkingmusic.blogspot.com/ ...it was fun no matter how you slice it. Sure, there was alot of out-of-touch newer bikes and modern cheese, but also a ton of really great old iron as well with really good riding and good vibes.

Check out JD's blog. It is Riki Rachtman. Gilby Clark too.