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. . . since anybody has mentioned the Sturgis rally next year! Have all the interested parties changes their minds?
 

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Well, I've decided to attend the 2015 Tx Kawboy Invasion instead. I know the core group of guys, great people, definitely ones to ride the roads with!
Maybe next year.

I'm glad your thread was about Sturgis...after seeing your title, I thought this was going to be about your "personal" life. Lol Yeah, I had to look....
 

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I'm glad your thread was about Sturgis...after seeing your title, I thought this was going to be about your "personal" life. Lol Yeah, I had to look....
Hehehe - that's only been about 2 hours. :D
 

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There must be something wrong with me. I've never had any desire to experience Sturgis. I never understood the attraction of a 5 day traffic jam on motorcycles. I ride to get away from people! LOL
 

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There must be something wrong with me. I've never had any desire to experience Sturgis. I never understood the attraction of a 5 day traffic jam on motorcycles. I ride to get away from people! LOL
No, nothing wrong with you at all. LOL! And, everybody likes different things. Hell, even the people that go to the Sturgis rally do it for different reasons! Some people like to trailer their bikes out there, and then go riding each day. Other people ride out there, park the bikes for most of the rally, and then party with like-minded people! Some people don't care for it, but love riding on tracks. Some like to race. So on, and so forth. It's Ok to be different! LOL!
 

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Planning two weeks out west. Goal is Buckley AFB NE of Denver. May ride through Sturgis. Being the 75th I expect it to be packed and prices up. I can wait until next year.

Two of us committed with a third possible.

And to complete the subject... "and no more morning sickness"

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There must be something wrong with me. I've never had any desire to experience Sturgis. I never understood the attraction of a 5 day traffic jam on motorcycles. I ride to get away from people! LOL
Nope .... nothing wrong at all .... we have a Friday the 13th rally up here when ever it falls, regardless of the weather ... people come from all over NA ... 110,000 bikes during the summer event for a 1 day ride ... I went once and lasted an hour .... I see no joy in shuffling around in a crowd seeing nothing but peoples heads .... you cant see the bikes, everything is well over priced, drunks are falling down everywhere, and there is garbage all over the place.
I have delivered in Sturgis .... nothing there excited me then ... and I can not imagine anything would excite me later ....

I do not feel the need to be able to say ... yeh, "I have been to Sturgis" ...
As for partying ... well I can do it at home .... I must be getting old.:eek:

Not my idea of fun either.
 

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Believe me - it's much more fun to only do things you enjoy! ;)


But, I know there are lots of people that have no interest - I'm talking to the ones that DO have interest! LOL
 

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Believe me - it's much more fun to only do things you enjoy! ;)


But, I know there are lots of people that have no interest - I'm talking to the ones that DO have interest! LOL

Absolutely, and I would never piss in anyone's Wheaties who ride for the social aspect of it. We are all different and ride for lots of reasons, and those reasons can be as varied as there are bikes. I happen to like the anti-social aspect of it! :D

I love the solitude of riding, and while I like having my wife along on some trips, or even multiple couples, my best times riding have been by myself on week long trips through mountains and deserts, where sometimes you don't see 10 cars all day. When I tell my friends about some of my trips-sunup in Yellowstone, Granite Pass in Wyoming with eagles soaring over the road, the desert in Nevada where you can see the road stretch into infinity, the mud formations in Death valley, the other-worldliness of Craters of the Moon or the twisties in Hell's Canyon, cruising the redwoods or riding along the California and Oregon coast, the Going to the Sun Highway in Glacier Park, the sheer magnitude of the Canadian Rockies, the beauty of Lake Louise and the glaciers of the Icefield Parkway- some understand completely and others are creeped out by the loneliness of it.

I think I watched way too many episodes of this when I was a kid! LOL

 

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hee hee that looks like the missus' Yamaha Virago! Don't think Bronson would have much cred on one of those however - esp at Sturgis.
I believe it was as 1968 or 69 Sportster. It was funny, had one mirror, no turn signals, rubber boots on the forks, and the sissy bar was outlandish. :D
 

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There must be something wrong with me. I've never had any desire to experience Sturgis. I never understood the attraction of a 5 day traffic jam on motorcycles. I ride to get away from people! LOL
I am SO with you on this...
 

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For those that DO want to go, heads up - price increase at the Buffalo Chip tomorrow!
 

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What? Buffalo chips make money there? Well, boy howdee, I might have to gather some up and head for Sturgis after all, and make me some money! LOL

 

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What? Buffalo chips make money there? Well, boy howdee, I might have to gather some up and head for Sturgis after all, and make me some money! LOL

Hey - they sell "souvenir" Buffalo chips all over the black Hills! LMAO!
 

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We are set to go, we have family that rented 6 cabins for all to go. Trailering the bikes up there, going site seeing and then Yellowstone. I wont be there any night, and don't drink, but like the circus in town or a good train wreck. You just have to watch. This is why i traded out the ZRX1100 for the 1500 nomad.Just to enjoy the ride for us both!
 

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<...> the other-worldliness of Craters of the Moon <...>
Am in Boise which is roughly 2 1/2 hours west from Craters of the Moon. Never been there as the combo of I-84 and ID-20 isn't a scintillating route other than btw Mountain Home and Fairfield during Spring/early summer. In addition, it's a popular destination and rather congested according to those who went. Got any input on whether visiting that place is worth 5 hours of droning there/back?

Riding motorcycles, at least to me, is all about getting away from it all. Not into attending those big motorcycle rallies like Sturgis which could have up to a million people at the 75th. Different strokes for different folks.

Then Came Bronson, based on the adventures of Birney Jarvis, had a profound influence on the motorcycle culture and still does to this day.

 

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Riding motorcycles, at least to me, is all about getting away from it all. Not into attending those big motorcycle rallies like Sturgis which could have up to a million people at the 75th. Different strokes for different folks.
Eh, if I wanted to get away from it all, I'd take a nap. LOL! I go where the party is!:D
 
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