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Old 12-15-2014, 06:58 AM   #1
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Moving to Sioux Falls...need to know the low down

OK, most folks are going the other way, but not my wife and I. First of the year we are moving from Tucson, AZ to Sioux Falls, SD. I have been blessed with 6 years of no barriers riding. What can I expect in Sioux Falls? I am sure it is more like it was in Indiana. What are the best events to take part in? Any public lands to ride at all?
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:52 AM   #2
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Old 12-16-2014, 02:14 PM   #3
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FifthFest -- not far, but across that southern border......

No idea on a date for next year yet, surely Fifth will announce at some point.

Otherwise, there are those Hills out west.
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Old 12-16-2014, 03:49 PM   #4
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I guess there aren't a whole lot of riding buddies to be had in SD?
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Old 12-16-2014, 04:31 PM   #5
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:01 PM   #6
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You may want to check GLMC

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I guess there aren't a whole lot of riding buddies to be had in SD?
You might want to take a look at this site:

http://www.glmc.org/

I'm sure there are ADV riders from SD around here somewhere too. It's kinda the 'off-season' around here though.

Disclaimer: I'm not from SD.
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:23 PM   #7
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Prepare for brutally cold and windy winters, less hot and slightly wetter summers and rather odd behavior from natives. Also prepare for very low taxes.

Oh, more casinos than Starbucks, too.

HyVee grocery stores are greaT IMHO .

Looking forward to hearing all about your new region from just southwest of you.
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:00 AM   #8
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Prepare for brutally cold and windy winters, less hot and slightly wetter summers and rather odd behavior from natives. Also prepare for very low taxes.

Oh, more casinos than Starbucks, too.

HyVee grocery stores are greaT IMHO .

Looking forward to hearing all about your new region from just southwest of you.
Trust me...it can't be any "odder" than the behavior of Tucsonans. This is the bastion for 1960's hippie leftovers or old rich folks that really don't want any contact with people. They would rather spend $200 million dollars on a "Modern Streetcar" around the dying downtown than fix the roads which would remind you of the wagon trails of 1870. "Progressive" (which most natives claim to be) is another term for "we want it to be the same Tucson we remember from 1950". Oh and taxes are high, poverty is high, unemployment is high, illegal aliens have a safe refuge and there is a Starbucks or dentist on every corner.
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:49 AM   #9
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The Dakota Dual Sport Riders is a good place to start, they host their annual June & September rally in the Black Hills area http://www.dakotadualsportriders.com/smf/index.php

Also, there's the Dakota Adventure Loop in the western part of the state http://www.dakotaadventureloop.com, and Sleddog has a scenic mostly gravel Trans Dakota Route.
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Old 12-17-2014, 12:26 PM   #10
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The Dakota Dual Sport Riders is a good place to start, they host their annual June & September rally in the Black Hills area http://www.dakotadualsportriders.com/smf/index.php

Also, there's the Dakota Adventure Loop in the western part of the state http://www.dakotaadventureloop.com, and Sleddog has a scenic mostly gravel Trans Dakota Route.
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I grew up an hour from there. You may want to wear one of these to help introduce yourself to the locals:



All kidding aside, it's a place with beautiful scenery nearby (especially Northwest of there), and when the weather is good you'll wonder "why don't more people live here?". Then you'll experience winter... Prepare for small amounts of snow, and large amounts of wind.
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There is a reason most people move south from the north, because you DO NOT Freeze your balls off here. But you will burn the hair on your balls off in summer... Take your pick.
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