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    77th Sturges 2017

    running from 7/30 to 8/15; love the sounds of the bikes; yes m'am said no but I'm talking to and learning from bikers, not just on bikes either; these guys and gals are great;

    Best to get to Needles highway in the AM before it gets nuts; we're coming back towards Mt. Rushmore on the Needles today to see Mt. Rushmore through three one-lane tunnels for photos;

    These bikers love to travel through the Black Hills National Forest; so do I; so mellow out here, no one talking politics, cool at night; beautiful blue skies;

    Saw Mt. Rushmore lit up last night at 9:30 mountain time after an inspiring 30-minute program on the 4 great faces; if it wasn't for Teddy, there would be no Mt. Rushmore and no National Park, Nat'l Forest and Nat'l monument system as we know it;

    Bring binoculars; Hill City will have 10,000 bikes tonight; we're in Keystone at a brand-new motel on a hill where you can see Mt. Rushmore; glad I was out here with the bikers at least once ;
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    Re: 77th Sturges 2017

    The thing I've picked up on not being a biker is watching them 'back in'. You really have to have your act together to bike in these Black Hills.

    Don't miss Needles Eye Tunnel. Stop and Slow through the one lane tunnel. Flagged dude says there'll be 150 or so bikes lined up later today. Seeing all the neat rigs and talking to these folks is amazing.

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    Re: 77th Sturges 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post

    Bring binoculars; Hill City will have 10,000 bikes tonight;
    we're in Keystone at a brand-new motel on a hill where you can see Mt. Rushmore; glad I was out here with the bikers at least once ;
    Geez, Linc......this place sounds more overcrowded than Disneyland or Yosemite.
    I really dislike crowds.
    Hopefully, this isn't a preview of the upcoming eclipse.
    I'll flip out if I'm surrounded by teeming masses of humanity.
    I can just see the headline......"Left-coast Lunatic Loses Mind During Eclipse"
    No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.

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    Re: 77th Sturges 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    Geez, Linc......this place sounds more overcrowded than Disneyland or Yosemite.
    I really dislike crowds.
    Hopefully, this isn't a preview of the upcoming eclipse.
    I'll flip out if I'm surrounded by teeming masses of humanity.
    I can just see the headline......"Left-coast Lunatic Loses Mind During Eclipse"
    I'll tell you about this mountain lookout we're at right now a little later. 360 view; listening to WSH/CHC on XM 183; it's good to be an American .
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    Re: 77th Sturges 2017

    If you see this Rexedgar, we've got great photos on my iPhone but neither of us knows how to transfer them to DP. Please help .
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    We're done driving for the day; bikes and cars are now driving like it's Friday night. Time to relax. If I ever figure out this iPhone, I'll send photos .
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    Re: 77th Sturges 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    If you see this Rexedgar, we've got great photos on my iPhone but neither of us knows how to transfer them to DP. Please help .
    Send them to me and I'll post? Your byline of course! Let me know? PM me

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    Re: 77th Sturges 2017

    Ozzy Osborne to play at the famous Buffalo Chip in Sturgis 8/9 .
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    Re: 77th Sturges 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Ozzy Osborne to play at the famous Buffalo Chip in Sturgis 8/9 .
    No kidding?
    I didn't even know Ozzy was still alive.
    Wonder what kind of show he puts on nowadays?
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    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    No kidding?
    I didn't even know Ozzy was still alive.
    Wonder what kind of show he puts on nowadays?
    These biker dudes tonight say he talks a lot of the words now, possibly like a rapper.

    Possible rain tomorrow. Roads are super dry with lots of petrol products on them; a recipe for disaster with hydroplaning. Today was just great with the weather.

    It's back to Iowa tomorrow and I go back to Illinois on Sunday to take care of the two male cats. They're a riot when they fight, showing off their wrestling skills. One ties up left and the other right.

    When wife gets home a week Tuesday, I may just head back west for Northern Utah high country before the early snows come .
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