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Re: A day ride through the Black Hills.....
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2018, 11:27:04 AM »

In Hill City.....
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Re: A day ride through the Black Hills.....
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2018, 11:28:06 AM »

In Custer, SD....
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Re: A day ride through the Black Hills.....
« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2018, 04:17:00 PM »

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Beautiful bike you have to be on while touring that beautiful countryside!
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Re: A day ride through the Black Hills.....
« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2018, 04:49:22 PM »

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Beautiful bike you have to be on while touring that beautiful countryside!

Yes, you, Kiro and I are fortunate like that!  It still gets compliments every time I stop some where.
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Re: A day ride through the Black Hills.....
« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2018, 11:34:19 PM »

Alan and I have a trip planned from San Diego to Nor Cal that will take in Yosemite, Mt. Lassen, Mt. Shasta, the redwoods, the north coast, Napa Valley, Hwy 101 south back to So Cal the first week of Nov.  It's eight days of long hours in the saddle with few rest stops for most of it.....if you're up for it.   :nixweiss:
Gonna be big fun! All invited to join some or all of it.
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Re: A day ride through the Black Hills.....
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2018, 07:29:13 AM »

Gonna be big fun! All invited to join some or all of it.

As long as it's not more than four bikes total.   :P

Babe and I are going to take the helicopter ride through the Black Hills this morning....looking forward to that.
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Re: A day ride through the Black Hills.....
« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2018, 07:54:54 AM »









great pictures.  maybe it's just me, but i got a kick out of the guy on the indian with the trailer having a picture of a guy on a harley heading down the road   :bananarock:
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Re: A day ride through the Black Hills.....
« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2018, 09:42:00 PM »



Babe and I have been staying busy here in the Black Hills.  Yesterday afternoon we went in the truck and explored about 30 miles of those dirt back roads.  Again (and as usual for the Black Hills, we saw a lot of wild life) but we came upon this little calf laying in the grass right beside the dirt road.  Thought he may have been hurt so we stopped for a second.  Nope, not hurt.....apparently we disturbed his little nap as his mother came up out of the creek, crashing through the buses.  LOL   Time to move on.....




 About 18 yrs. ago she and I did a helicopter tour over Sturgis during the rally and this morning we did a tour over Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills... our ride is landing....



and our pilot is a young lady with a dream job.  Babe thinks she's probably bored.....same short flights, same routes (of four choices) multiple times a day....



and the view from my seat....















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Re: A day ride through the Black Hills.....
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2018, 09:42:45 PM »

Many of you will recognize Keystone, heading up towards Mt. Rushmore.



Mt. Rushmore, upper left corner....







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Re: A day ride through the Black Hills.....
« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2018, 09:43:38 PM »



The Mt. Rushmore visitors parking lot to the left of center, Mt. Rushmore on the right.....




Horse Thief Lake and Black Elk Peak......the highest peak in the Black Hills and in South Dakota at 7,244 feet











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Re: A day ride through the Black Hills.....
« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2018, 09:44:17 PM »



This is the tunnel on Hwy. 16 leading into Keystone....






and back in to Keystone.....






If you haven't been here before......you will not recognize this little town during the rally when it has a few thousand Harleys taking up every foot of available parking....










This lady pilot gave us a great flight and we're back on the ground.  Now for a ride all the way through the Black Hills to Spearfish....

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Re: A day ride through the Black Hills.....
« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2018, 11:45:39 PM »

wow, that looks amazing!!
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Re: A day ride through the Black Hills.....
« Reply #42 on: June 16, 2018, 12:21:35 PM »

After our ride in the whirlybird, we went for a ride on my bike.  Stopped by the Dahl Brothers wood carvings....these guys are about the best their is at their craft....




and Babe went for a ride on the famous eagle scooter....








and I went for a ride of a different kind.....















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Re: A day ride through the Black Hills.....
« Reply #43 on: June 16, 2018, 12:22:50 PM »


And a few shots of Keystone from the ground (well, 2nd floor as we ate lunch)....







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Re: A day ride through the Black Hills.....
« Reply #44 on: June 16, 2018, 12:23:55 PM »


And the 1880 Steam Train.  Babe and I have an appt. tomorrow to take the train from Keystone through the Black Hills to Hill City and back....looking forward to that.






and finally on the road through the Hills.  I have to say that they've always taken very good care of the roads and highways through the Black Hills and that continues....

I had an interesting conversation with this group of BMW riders from Wisconsin.  Had to inform them that being from Wis. and being on BMWs that they let them out but they will not be letting them back in when they return....





Babe was getting comfortable for this 1/2 hr. traffic stop.....


















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