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Old 08-22-2010, 06:36 AM   #1
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First a little history of how this ride came about. I was talking with Zack, Partmaker from here, about Sturgis SD in the middle of April. He said there was a BMW dealer and not a HD dealer in town. There is a HD T-shirt shop, but no new bikes to be sold or serviced in town. I asked him to get me a Sturgis BMW shirt when in town and he graciously sent me one.



In May I rode out to the country where I have some family for a chicken dinner at a church. I happened to wear the Sturgis shirt instead of the Under Armour I usually wear when I ride. As it turns out my second cousin Keri was there with her son Carson who loved my BMW. She got married years ago and moved out to Phoenix to live with her husband Mark. So I don’t get to see her much anymore.



She asked if I go to Sturgis and I told her how the shirt came about. She said she owns a bar there. It floored me as she just doesn’t seem like the biker bar type. Here is a newsclip about it.

http://www.newscenter1.tv/stories/5894.aspx

Now on to the riding. This is day one. I meet my parent’s for breakfast on the way out of town.



The bike loaded up. This is my first time traveling northwest of Omaha NE and the first time on the bike to Nebraska.




I got a new camera for the trip and bungee corded it to the bike. I always wondered how folks took pictures from the bike as it was moving but it didn’t take long for me to get use to it.
Crossing the Missouri River towards the center of the state.



Wonder if we are going the same place?



Lunch in Kansas City, MO.



Pics of pics at the resturant.



I can only go 300 miles or so before fill ups so I guess I should get some fuel.







I’ve been in Iowa on my DRZ400 but now I’ve been on the GS.



Just as I remembered it.





Stopped for a break in a park.



I was told by several folks to take 2 across Nebraska and stay at the Arrow hotel. Train tracks run along the highway. My dad is on the board at an electric coop so he has told me about the lower sulfer coal from Wyoming. Here is some going east.



Here is another train.



About every 10 minutes it seemed I was passing a train going the oppisite direction. Coal, coal and more coal.







And finally the hotel.





Hope I don’t get towed.



Seems to be a friendly place.



By the time I was half way done with dessert I pulled the camera out and got a picture of what was left. I didn't get a picture of the steak I had for dinner. 600 miles on a bike builds quit a hunger.

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Old 08-22-2010, 10:44 AM   #2
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:19 AM   #3
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How does that clock work again? Screw it, I’ll leave it on Central Time. Worse case I’ll be an hour early.


























Cool sculptures at Carhenge











Air horn facing me.






Nebraska looking south.



South Dakota looking north.



Miles so far.






Me in the mirror.













Crazy horse from the road. I didn't go in, just stopped to take a picture from the road.










Bikers at last. I'm sure I'll see a few more soon enough.




Not too busy.





Sturgis HD.





The bar.





My ugly mug taken by a couple from out of the country travelingthrough before the area gets packed.





The bar opened the begining of July. I rolled into town on July 27.





They had paint markers to sign the walls.







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Old 08-25-2010, 07:28 AM   #4
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A view from the top of the hill Wednesday morning.



















On the way to Mount Rushmore.

Stopped and talked to another GS rider for a little bit.










Several tunnels in the area to ride through.








Danni’s one of the waitresses/bartenders.


Brad, one of Mark’s brothers.



Ralph the mouse. We used him for a few jokes.











Ron’s one of the locals. Makes cool jewelry.




Any one need a beer?



Signing the wall.

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Old 08-25-2010, 07:58 AM   #5
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Looks like a fun ride... let's see the sights of Sturgis

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Old 08-27-2010, 09:15 AM   #6
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:45 PM   #7
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Looks like a cool trip Todd. I really like the picture with the girl signing the black board.

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Old 08-31-2010, 08:48 PM   #8
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I head back to the bar. Gotta pay for the trip.









Big fields need big tractors.



So riding back to the bar a guy flags me down and ask where the local BMW dealer is. He looks firmiliar. I ask if he’s Truckin Thumper since I recognized his pictures and bike from here. After he says ya I tell him who I am and have him follow me back to the bar. Small world (no pun intended).





ADV salute.



I also took him down to meet Kimmy.



She does photography at a lot of rallies. LINK

She’s a tall girl.



Cool old bikes on display.



A girl from the T-shirt shop next to the Firehouse.


I still like a St. Louis beer now and then.



Ron and Pat outside the bar.






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Old 09-03-2010, 08:35 AM   #9
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A view from Big Rig RV.






















Keri is a brave woman. She didn’t want to do any wheelies though.





T_T doing an oil change.



Is it leaking? Or did some cooking oil get spilt?



Keri’s pet mouse Ralph.





Ralph fell off the mirror and scared one of the girls so he had to go.



Danni liked me taking pictures.



T_T heading out.



One of the cool necklaces Ron made.





A tattoo artists’ sticker from Missouri. His shop is down by the Lake of the Ozarks. I like the donkey.

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Setting up for the vendors

















Deer on the way to the bar.





Pat and Kermit putting lights on the sign.



Pat and I cruising the town in the GEM car.









Love



Doris



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Old 09-06-2010, 09:10 PM   #11
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Great RR!
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:50 AM   #12
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nice pictures will definitely stop @ that bar when i go to SD
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:06 AM   #13
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Thanks for the updates and all those pics.. I'd love to drop by during Sturgis but can't deal with all the crowds.. so your report and pics will have to do
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:04 AM   #15
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Vic




Group photo time.













Bubba












The shirt says it all.






Johnna




Stephanie




A bison that a woman I met killed.



A rifle that her husband made. He really likes doing acorn checkering. The gun was a peice of art.







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