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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-16-2014, 08:50 AM
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If you're looking to camp, my girlfriend's aunt lives a couple blocks from main street and rents out her yard for $25 per person per night. You have to bring your own tent but the price includes use of the bathroom/shower, use of the grill and she has a fridge outside but you have to jockey for space with everyone else. PM me if you're interested.

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My next Sturgis will be a LOONNNGGG one!!!
I`m thinking a month to complete the travel with MOST of the time in the area...
14 days total was NOT enough!!!!
7 days just teased this Ol` Biker,
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We always stay about 30 miles away in Rapid City. Campgrounds generally aren't too savory anymore. I think the crowds have overgrown the infrastructure. Overfilled port-a-potties and the like are rampant... doesn't matter if it's one of the big ones like Buffalo Chip or something smaller. If you show up a couple of days early, some of the locals have deals set up, either for a room or yard space. It's kind of hit or miss though.
Sturgis is a hoot!!! Bring plenty of money!!! One thing a lot of people don’t think about though is you also need to bring a mechanically sound bike... brand or type doesn't matter... and you have to be proficient in operating it at slow speeds and in large groups. Waayyyy too many yahoo's go buy a brand new bike, or rent one somewhere and end up bouncing off other people or causing wrecks because of their inability to operate it or they show up with a mechanics special and find themselves sitting alongside the road half the time with overheating issues.
There are numerous fantastic organized group rides and things to do and see. You might see R. Lee Ermey and get a chance to try out a new Victory, test ride a new Indian, numerous custom bike shows, nudity, debauchery, alcohol abuse and biker churches... take your pick or do them all!!!! Stay a couple of days afterwards and you'll have an opportunity to cruise some phenomenal roads and see some of America’s epic signature views.

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best riding is before or after the rally I hate riding during to many people that don't have a clue how to ride in that kind of crowd. I don't care if you've been riding for 20 years its a whole different animal riding at Sturgis
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Just got off the phone with some of our group.

I am currently looking at heading out during the last week of July, spending the week with the family in E. South Dakota, then heading West on Saturday or Sunday. We have a cabin with another group from Denver. Tuesday night is Alice Cooper & Motley Crue, so probably spending that night in the 'chip.



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I'm planning on going to see motley crue myself. Maybe we can meet up and I will buy you a beer
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Tickets have been bought for Tuesday, 8/5 - Alice Cooper & Motley Crue @ the Buffalo Chip. RC, hopefully see you there.



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