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Headed to Sturgis, South Dakota..

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by englishman, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. O Riley

    O Riley Gretschie

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    Jun 2, 2018
    Sunny California
    Be careful with all that lolly-gaggin...I hear its a gateway for,
    Juvenile hi jinx and shenanigans!
     
  2. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
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    Two days ago in deadwood: :eek:

     
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  3. toddfan

    toddfan Synchromatic

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    We went there a few times when I had my Harley...we used to stay three days in Custer State Park area, then two or three in Deadwood which we used as a place for just a short ride to visit downtown Sturgis. Like your photo above, it always seemed that the weather was great getting there, and turned to crapola by the end of the week...one year, like the pic above, I feared my bike was going to suffer some hail damage!

    Anyway, it is a thing everyone should get to experience at least once!

    Post some pics if you get any that are "safe for work". :eek::oops:

    And, stay safe!
     
  4. section2

    section2 Gretschie

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    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    Have a safe trip! I'd love to visit SD one day—I've always wanted to see the Badlands.

     
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  5. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I avoid that side ofbthebstate like the plague while Sturgis is on. Years ago it was pretty ruff that has since moved to the Wy side but the wanna be biketsncause all kinds of problems and are willing to pay stupid money so prices are sky high at hotels. Always wind up in or close to a skiffle during this time of year so I just don’t go. It is better now that all the other cities want the tourists sobit is much lore spread out but when it was localized to the Sturgis area I wouldn’t take my family now it seems it is a family event.
     
  6. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Sturgis is great! Did my first USA gig with George Thorogood in Deadwood 1989. The day we arrived I went down to Sturgis to see all the Harleys. Great experience! Have a blast, David!
     
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  7. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Detroit
    I should mention that I am working here, be shooting bikes, doing our big bike show at the Full Throttle Saloon on Monday, heading out to the new Sugar Bear Chopper Museum etc.

    So in other words, I'm getting paid to be there :)
     
  8. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Gretschie

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    Sounds like fun! Enjoy! Last big rally I went to was Myrtle beach in 98. I can relate to your earlier post! Be safe!
     
  9. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Still sounds like you'll have some fun! Paid to enjoy yourself!
     
  10. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

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    I’ve read your work, and you deserve every dime.
     
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  11. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    Tony, you've gone up about 300% in my estimation, which defies mathematics as my estimation was already pretty high.
     
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  12. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    Lol.
     
  13. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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  14. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    .... and where is everyone ? ..... lol :p glad you arrived safe
     
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  15. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta


    Hahahaha......

    You sure you got the right week E? ;)
     
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  16. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Were early for sure. Gotta get the stuff set up and such.
     
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  17. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

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    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    That’s Bear Butte. It’s not in Sturgis. But it’s close!
     
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  18. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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  19. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    80BE314B-934D-4D59-9431-CC71EDC866F1.jpeg Tried to catch this yoing lady’ Smile but she turned around too quickly
     
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  20. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Cheeky! ;)