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Who goes to Sturgis??

I was just wondering who goes to Sturgis for the rally? We go every year. That is where I found a new drug of choice. The K1200LT. I just decided to go on a demo ride with my S.O. in 1999. The rest is history. She said " Honey I would sure like the heated seat on our next bike. I said "self, you gotta have a touring bike with brakes and handling like a crotch rocket"

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I was just wondering who goes to Sturgis for the rally? We go every year. That is where I found a new drug of choice. The K1200LT. I just decided to go on a demo ride with my S.O. in 1999. The rest is history. She said " Honey I would sure like the heated seat on our next bike. I said "self, you gotta have a touring bike with brakes and handling like a crotch rocket"
I go to Sturgis regularly but avoid the rally like the plague. All those Harleys riding in giant groups take all the fun out of the roads there. The area is fantastic for riding so I cannot handle just doing the "biker" thing and missing out on the riding while I am there. I've gotta admit that the culture is interesting. Have a great time, but I would highly recommend heading up when you can really ride the LT. Late August/early September offered the least traffic of any of my visits--the heated seat and adjustable windshield will come in handy.

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I am planning to ride up again this year. I have been riding up ever since I purchased the LT. I used to race up there back in the late 50es & early 60es. I have a great time up there camping out and visiting with some old friends and meeting new ones.
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What is this " Sturgis" you speak of?
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Every year. It's interesting to watch people's behaviour and you won't find a more interesting place for that on earth!
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What is this " Sturgis" you speak of?
It is a motorcycle rally around the black hills in western South Dakota. It started out as a group of flat track racers and has turned into a two + week event in the area. It is suppossed to be the largest rally in the U.S. It used to be mostly Harley riders but has grown to all makes. This is the 66th year.

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Been there, won't go back during the rally. Last thing I want to do is spend my time trying to get around a large crowd of stupid people.
I will go to ride, give me late spring.
It used to be the differant flavor of local places that held a draw.Now days they have a cookie cutter model of the Broken Spoke, Suck-Bang-Blow, etc at every place. Been to the New HD place in Daytona, HD's version of Wal-mart!
So the retards can feel comfortable surroundings as they spend there vacation time standing 3 deep at a bar to pay $5 for a beer
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For those that do go, there is a very little used road , that pops right out into town beside the grain mill.
Unpaved for a short ways last time I was on it, so you won't see any chrome toilets, gets you out of retard traffic fast.
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She said " Honey I would sure like the heated seat on our next bike. I said "self, you gotta have a touring bike with brakes and handling like a crotch rocket"
You just described the new GT...not an LT! "Handling like a crotch rocket" from an 850# bike? You've obviously never ridden a "crotch rocket"! The GT...now you're talking! And it has the heated seats for your gal.

As for Sturgis . . . um . . . never! BMW based events are the only rally-type events that I'll attend. Because the people actually ride. And most don't drink like fools. And the women have enough discretion to wear bras. Nothing worse than a scanky old tattoo-clad hag without a bra. Oh wait! Yes there is! When she decides to flash everybody!!!
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It's fun to do once at least. Best thing to do is get out of Sturgis after you've checked out the vendors and do a drive to Custer and around the park. Great park...watch out for the Mountain Goats though . I suggest a drive on the Wyoming side, north to Montana and go west. It's great country. Be prepared....it always rains during the rally and it'll be hotter'n hell.

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I like Sturgis but Mama does not. Seen one bike/vendor/tee-shirt...you seen'em all

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I loved the ride to and frum Sturgis last summer. Initialy I thought all those 'hawq' drivers were going slow due to speed limits, then I saw the sign and just passed 'em all at every opportunity.

But the weekend there, nah - pass. That night up there I was 'taken' to "one-eyed-Jacks", I think it's called. After about 10 minutes in that dinn, I went out and looked at all the bikes, chatted with the folks. That wasn't too bad at all.

Now - if there was a BMW 'centric' area/event/gathering, maybe a county or even a state over or so...

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