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Re: Sturgis and the Black Hills....a rally of one.
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2018, 06:25:19 PM »

Sure wish I'd I known you were in East Texas...I live only 45 miles away on the other side of Tyler. Unfortunately, I'm in Houston through Thursday afternoon, so looks like I will miss ya this go around! I still owe you BBQ and  beer for helping me with the NorCal routing!

I just had work done at Lone Star HD.....new shocks (see my review in the suspension board) and tires.  I belong to Tyler Elks Lodge and have been over there a few times since I got here.  I'll be back in Oct.
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Re: Sturgis and the Black Hills....a rally of one.
« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2018, 09:56:16 PM »

]The sign at Spokane Creek Campground (at the end of the wild life loop.....or the begining, depending on which way you're going) is new.  I'd never seen it before and it was very fresh paint.  I'm thinking they did it just before the rally this year.  Next year it'll be a busy place to stop and get your pic taken with the signs.  Nice RV park and campground and store there, also. 




I'm pretty sure they did it after the 2017 rally cuz it wasn't there when i was there in August. Really great job with the pics. Whole different feel without half a million friends riding with you.
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Re: Sturgis and the Black Hills....a rally of one.
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2018, 07:21:37 AM »

Yes Tim, it was very different without the hundreds of thousands of other bikes in the area.  At the dealership they were able to take me right in.  Riding the Black Hills was almost lonely.  LOL   But I was truely enjoying every minute of it.  I went back several times in that week or ten days that I was there.  Looking forward to spending an entire summer there.  :2vrolijk_21:
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Re: Sturgis and the Black Hills....a rally of one.
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2018, 09:25:36 AM »

I just had work done at Lone Star HD.....new shocks (see my review in the suspension board) and tires.  I belong to Tyler Elks Lodge and have been over there a few times since I got here.  I'll be back in Oct.

Very nice report on the shocks. Glad Orrin was able to take care of you. I need to do something regarding my suspension and will consider SS more seriously now. And I’ll try to keep better track of you so we can hook-up in the Fall, when the Riding is MUCH better here.

P.S. if you haven’t yet, consider running over to Jefferson before you leave the area - historic town with some interesting shopping and great food.
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Re: Sturgis and the Black Hills....a rally of one.
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2018, 01:21:52 PM »

Here we are waiting to get thru the tunnel. The camper only had inches to make it thru.      Billy
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Re: Sturgis and the Black Hills....a rally of one.
« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2018, 10:27:04 PM »

When i was there during the rally, one of the days we didn't get a particularly early start for Needles Hwy and the surrounding area...and it was PACKED. Miles and miles of bikes stacked up and not moving very quickly. So, the next day we got up much earlier and made a beeline for the Pigtail bridges and the nearby tunnels and rode thru there back and forth for at least two hours with it all to ourselves. Took a ton of cool pics and totally enjoyed the riding. I may have to follow your example and do an off season ride up there to see more of the area. It's one of the most beautiful places I've ridden. I really enjoy the loop of Needles Highway. I think I've done it at least ten times thru all different kinds of weather, lol, didn't care much for the rain deluges tho.
Thanks again for posting the pics.
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Re: Sturgis and the Black Hills....a rally of one.
« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2018, 06:38:10 AM »

If you come this summer, shoot me a note.  I'll be in Rapid City from May 1 to the end of Sept.  It's our home base, now that we're retired.

Our first morning of waking up here in Umatilla, Florida and the TV news just said it's 9F to 17F warmer than it was yesterday morning, in this area.  Think I'll go for a long ride today!   :bananarock:
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Re: Sturgis and the Black Hills....a rally of one.
« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2018, 08:50:49 AM »

I just saw this and wanted to say thanks for posting!  This is great and brings back so many memories!  I have got to get back up there. My father is from SD and I have relatives in Deadwood so there is no excuse for me! I just have to go do it.
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Re: Sturgis and the Black Hills....a rally of one.
« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2018, 08:32:25 PM »

Back in 2006 when me, Andy and Jonga were heading from Atlanta back to California we met and hooked up with Jock for the ride west.  Since then, we've rode together in California, Colorado, Oregon, Florida and all the states from Chattanooga to Cripple Creek, Colorado.

Jock came down to our current home base here in Umatilla, Florida for a visit and dinner at The Mason Jar....


Thanks a bunch for stopping by and catching up on old times Jock.  Look forward to riding with you again in the near future.   :2vrolijk_21:
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Re: Sturgis and the Black Hills....a rally of one.
« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2018, 08:34:59 PM »

And you might think this place is in Texas but No......it's in Florida.  And for the record....I've always been accused of eating like nobody's watching....
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Re: Sturgis and the Black Hills....a rally of one.
« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2018, 06:04:51 AM »

The waitress on the right hasn't missed to many meals!!.
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« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2018, 04:29:37 PM »

Back in 2006 when me, Andy and Jonga were heading from Atlanta back to California we met and hooked up with Jock for the ride west.  Since then, we've rode together in California, Colorado, Oregon, Florida and all the states from Chattanooga to Cripple Creek, Colorado.

Jock came down to our current home base here in Umatilla, Florida for a visit and dinner at The Mason Jar....


Thanks a bunch for stopping by and catching up on old times Jock.  Look forward to riding with you again in the near future.   :2vrolijk_21:


The mason jar is a Great breakfast stop.   The country ham breakfast is a meal for two.
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Re: Sturgis and the Black Hills....a rally of one.
« Reply #42 on: January 24, 2018, 05:53:55 PM »


The mason jar is a Great breakfast stop.   The country ham breakfast is a meal for two.
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« Reply #43 on: January 24, 2018, 07:17:33 PM »

Any of you guys in this area ready to roll and don't mind a foreigner taggin along, give me a heads up and I'll try to roll with you guys.   :2vrolijk_21:
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« Reply #44 on: January 24, 2018, 09:50:04 PM »

JCZ expecting to ride this weekend :)  lets catch up on Friday and look at weather and timing :)
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