My Sturgis Posse: Westward Bound

Posted on August 3rd by Jessica Craker

Insidesturgis_080207_02 I can’t believe August is here already! I woke up early this morning to finish some work, do some house cleaning, and make sure I had all my bills paid before I left “on business” for the week. Where am I headed?! You got it!  To the mecca of all motorcycle rallies…Sturgis!

Before heading off, I dropped my rent check off at my landlord’s office and for the first time, I thought, “Go ahead, take this monthly ball and chain. I’m outta here – see ya!” I smiled and was so ready to hit the open road, more than willing to trade in the city life and the sushi and stilettos for corn fields, cow pies, and the wind in my hair. A whole heckavalota independence – and just what I needed.

7 a.m. – The second I hopped on the highway, I could feel the rush of excitement in my gut . Sturgis, here we come! I was meeting up with some co-workers/riding buddies/friends – my Sturgis Posse, and we were westward bound with nothing to stop us.

Insidesturgis_080207_01My Sturgis Posse includes:

  • Debbie – Rebel without a Cause (first big motorcycle trip on her very own Sportster)
  • Ken – Sidecar Stuntman
  • “The Other Debbie” and Leah – Sidecar extraordinaries, nappers, photo takers, and obscure scenic observers
  • Greg – Butt masseuse “in training;” we'd all need a good butt massage after 500 miles on the bikes
  • Steve – Oh, Great Riding Leader
  • And me – The Dancin’ Queen (I don’t want to admit how much I am enjoying the radio on my “I feel like my dad on this bike” kinda motorcycle.)

So many other co-workers from the Motor Company would be heading west to Sturgis as well. In fact, Willie G.’s crew was pulling into the meeting spot just as we pulled out this morning! We share the same passion, and know it’s not just about going to the event – but rather, the adventure getting there.

I had the tunes cranked, the shades on, and we were all cruisin’ down the highway. It couldn’t have been a better day to be riding!

Insidesturgis_080207_03 Thinking we were halfway through the state of Iowa, we stopped for lunch at Tom’s Family Restaurant. It wasn’t much to look at from the outside, but when you got inside… Well, there wasn’t much to look at in there either! We made it just in time for the lunch buffet, and our waitress reluctantly offered us menus adding, “We have this great buffet with 'made rite' homemade mac and cheese, fried chicken, salad bar, and mashed potatoes. So does anyone really even want to look at a menu?” We took a peek at the buffet, but opted for the menus. All except for Steve; he got the buffet. Being the leader of the group and all, I think he had Tom’s Family Restaurant programmed into his GPS from the start!

Insidesturgis_080207_05So let’s back up to the menu items… Made rite? I don’t even know if I'm spelling it correctly! What the heck is “made rite?” Leah filled us in. Guess it’s kinda like a sloppy joe, but it didn’t taste like it was “made rite” or “right” for that matter. An Iowa delicacy to be sure, and maybe worth a try the next time you pass through the state.

We finished off the day with a couple more hundred-mile stretches. Just outside of Sioux Falls as the brilliant sun was setting with a haze of reds and oranges (I felt like we were in a movie – it couldn’t have been more perfect), I shut off my music and watched the sunset, just listening to the open air. And honestly, there is nothing better than that!

At dinner, we reminisced. You know, it’s funny. We were all in the same place, on the same journey. Yet each one of us had different experiences, saw different things – even smelled different things. But together, all of our different experiences combine to make this journey a story. Before heading off to bed, we laughed about the day and the things that were going through our heads at different moments in time.

Insidesturgis_080207_04 Recap: Debbie smelling bacon (?). Me smelling “Steve after too much made rite” (only joking! It was “probably” the pig farms...). Leah spotting a baby alligator in the middle of Iowa (it was a piece of tire). And the stories go on and on.

You know it’s a great day when your rain gear never moved from the saddle bag. Knock on wood!

Article Comments
Posted on: Tue, Sep 11, 8:23 PM by 
IT SOUNDED LIKE A GOOD STORY ABOUT A GREAT TIME TO GET AWAY AND GET REVIVED AND LIKE THEY SAID IN THE STORY HAVE A GREAT TIME.
Posted on: Sun, Sep 09, 5:36 AM by CHRISFROMBUTTE.....ALASKA
ENJOYED STORY....JUST BOUGHT MY DAUGHTER A 1200 SPORTY....ALASKA HAS A SHORT RIDING SEASON...BUT ONE HELL OF A LOT OF HARLEYS...
Posted on: Thu, Sep 06, 6:36 PM by Peglegg /... " American Legion Riders "
Makes me want to load up the wife, turn off the lights and get out on the road tonight.Enjoy your self and thank the LORD for the freedom that we have, and say a prayer for our troops, that GOD would protect them as they protect us. Wayne Johnson Chaplin, American Legion Riders Psalms 118:24
Posted on: Wed, Sep 05, 11:41 AM by Mike
Jessica, Hey it's Maid Rite ! A dietary staple if you grew up in Moline or Rock Island Illinois. You should try the cheese rite ummmmmmmm !
Posted on: Tue, Sep 04, 10:51 AM by nicky ride for love
sturgis was very fun it was real intrestin i have been to alot for rallys but sturgis was one of the best i have to say but you story was tellin alot bout it and i have to agree on all of it well you have some fun time ahope to see yall there next year
Posted on: Sun, Sep 02, 2:35 PM by D. Smith
I finally did it! I rode to Sturgis on my new superglide custom. I made the journey by myself all the way from Fredonia N.Y.! About 1500 miles! I loved every mile. Going alone wasn't bad, I always had bikers around me. Everyone I met was friendly and I could feel we were all sharing the same passion! Sturgis,Mt. Rushmore,Spearfish Canyon,the Badlands,Custer state park just to mention a few of the awesome sites I saw! So glad I got up the guts to go!!! My advise to you all that are thinking about it......GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!! Smitty from N.Y.
Posted on: Thu, Aug 30, 6:37 AM by Elgin Bilbo
My first trip to Sturgis was in 1994 on my 1979 FX Low Rider (Shovel Head Stroker 96") What a trip!! And through the all the vibration, breakdowns, and running over a badger in Wyoming, I fell in love. The trip, (from Baton Rouge, La. to Sturgis via Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, & Wyoming) was nothing short of fantastic. I have since been four more times (last being in 2006), and plan to go back in 08 before heading out to Milwaukee for the 105th. If there is a better time to be had, I can't imagine what it would be. The fantastic rides, all the bikes, beautiful scenery and great roads, the hospitality and new friends, it just doesn't get any better than that. I now ride a 2004 Electra Glide Classic and have logged over 30,000 miles in two years (that's the best this working guy can do and still pay the bills. But I can say that every single mile whether to Sturgis or just down to the market on my Harley is just shear pleasure. So, I say lets keep riding and if the Good Lord is Willing, see ya in 2008. Thanks Harley for being all you are and making the best motorcycles in the world!!!
Posted on: Wed, Aug 29, 8:55 AM by Juan Gonzalez Jr
Retired U.S. Marine. Made my first trip to Sturgis. A friend and I left Dallas/Ft Worth area and went thru chyanne Wyomming on Bike all the way. It was great!!! I did my part to add to the exitment of sturgis. How do I send some pictures to your site.
Posted on: Tue, Aug 28, 11:40 AM by Tim Barnett
I've been to Sturgis twice, the first time in 1972. Can you believe that long ago! I really enjoyed the week and the travel to and from the sites. The second time was in 2003. That year I went to Billings, Montana to help a X-student of mine build a house for her and her family. Believe my Sturgis really changed from 1972 to 2003. I've been riding since 1966 and actually live the moto: Live to Ride/Ride to Live. I try to ride everyday I can and now I'm on a 2003FXDX. I've had many adventures but riding has stuck with me throughout my life. Thanks, Tim P.S. I thaught school, so I had 3 months off each year. I started travelling for those 3 months and I decided that it was'nt long enough, so now I travel anytime I want. What a great life I've had with motorcycles. Thanks again,
Posted on: Tue, Aug 28, 7:48 AM by Rick "Buster" Hayes
I too am a lucky man. My wife decided long ago that she wanted her own Iron Pony to ride. I like nothing more than watching her ride down the highway on her Dyna Bob. We left for Sturgis from Yakima Wa. on Friday the 3rd at 2pm. We had planned on staying in Missoulla, but the Testy Festy changed those plans. Mary says, "Let's keep going" and we rode through the night finally getting a room in Sheridan Wyoming. Boy was I tired, but it was awesome to watch the sun set in my mirrors and then rise in my face a few hours later. Sturgis was awesome. We plan on riding out again in 08.
Posted on: Sun, Aug 26, 8:16 AM by SASSY from ARZ.
I HOPE IN 3 YEARS I'LL MAKE THE TRIP ON MY OWN TRIKE BUT FOR NOW I HOP IN THE BIG WHITE BUICK AND HEAD NORTH IN AUG FOR STURGIS. I HAVE A WONDERFUL FRIEND THERE I STAY WITH AND LOVE THE ROSS'S. THEY HAVE A YARD FOR TENTS AND LITTLE ROOMS FOR THE ONES THAT HAVE TO SLEEP IN A BED. I LOVE STURGIS AND HAVE MET SOME OF THE GREATEST FOLKS EVER. I PRAY THAT YOU ALL GOT HOME SAFE AND WITH FOND MEMORIES; THANKS TO THE GREAT BIKERS THAT GAVE ME RIDES ON THEIR BIKES AND HOPE YOU REALIZE HOW YOU MADE AN KID OF 63 FEEL PART OF THE BIKER WORLD. I WILL LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL NEXT YEAR AND THE SOUND AND SMELL OF THE BIKES. ITS IN MY BLOOD AND MY DAY ON ONE IS VERY CLOSE; MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALL
Posted on: Sat, Aug 25, 2:36 PM by Information
Is there any paper work or information that can be sent to me for possible purchase of your high performance motorcycles. Luther mcintyr
Posted on: Sat, Aug 25, 6:12 AM by ~Crazy "A"
It was my 1st Sturgis trip (coulda & shoulda gone back in 1985...blew it off & missed out). Would have loved to take my 81 Shovel wide-Glide, but my 100th Anniversary FX Springer ("divorce present" to myself) would prove to be a more reliable bike. At the last minute, I decided I wanted a larger, more "distance worthy" machine, so I bought a 2007 Heritage hours befor the trip & rode the whole way from Chicago (50 years from now, maybe I'll have a grandchild who'll take this same bike "the distance"...all in all, AWESOME trip!! Went as far as Gillette, WY. Saw Deadwood. Saw Devil's Tower. Met lots of great people.Knocked off almost 3000 miles on the new bike in a week! May ride one of the bikes to my sister's house in Tampa so I can haul off to Daytona Beach...another rally I've blown off year after year.
Posted on: Sat, Aug 25, 4:09 AM by bob
twas very interestin considerin what u went through,I wish I was part of the team,I would wish to have more updates. bob kampala-uganda
Posted on: Fri, Aug 24, 1:03 PM by Melanie Harley
WoW! As i am reading your journal, I remember all the great souvenirs from my US Tour in 99. East Coast to beautiful California, 2 girls left from Montreal,QC,Canada on their Sporters for 2 months of adventure, party, and incredible stories to tell! Just like all the passionate who rode to Stugis! Sturgis was the last (but not the least)party that would buckle our journey. Now, with my ElectraGlide, I sit back and relax. The plan is to take the ride home to Milwaukee from Strurgis next year! See ya there ;) P.S.: We should make a reality show of 2 good looking girls riding their baggers all over! That would be a blast!
Posted on: Fri, Aug 24, 8:24 AM by Troy D
After a lengthy and hurtful divorce I decided to do something different. A group of 8 of us took two weeks and left Pennsylvania for Sturgis. What a great experience! The people I met and the sights I saw were fantastic. I rode my 98 lowrider 4500 miles round trip and I can't stop talking about it. If you ever get the chance, go for it you won't be disappointed!!!
Posted on: Thu, Aug 23, 7:08 PM by Bill Manning Hog member Jacksonville Fl chapter
My brother in law Mike and I trailered our Electra Glides from Jax Fl. Second time in Sturgis. We got Stares from Riders as if Why are our Harleys on trailers? Some gave us thumbs up and others asked us where was the trailer rally. After taking all the abuse, when we got there we did some awesome riding through the Black Hills, Vanockers canyon, Keystone, Devils Tower, and Deadwood. What a great way to become one with my Electra Glide. The Harley was flawless. Next year I think I will Ride out and save face.
Posted on: Thu, Aug 23, 12:21 PM by Samantha Crash & Roll
Hey, I went for the first time to Sturgis at age 42 from Belton, Texas. I rode my Road Glide with a friend (Donna) that has the same bike as I do. We couldn't find any guys to go with us so just us ladies rode 1400 miles one way. Total for the whole trip 3800 miles on our bikes and we had the time of our lives. It was the best girls trip ever. We can't wait for 2008 now who needs a guy to go with you there were plenty of hot men once you got there.... Samantha
Posted on: Wed, Aug 22, 3:00 PM by I RODE MINE
I HAVE EXPERIENCED STURGIS RALLY 2 YEARS IN A ROW. IVE BEEN BRAGGIN SINCE. I RODE A 1200 SPORTY ON THE BACK UNFORTANETLY FROM PORTLAND , OREGON BOTH WAYS . IT WAS THE BEST BIKE RIDE EVER . THERE WAS SO MUCH TO SEE AWESOME MEMORIES.
Posted on: Wed, Aug 22, 10:08 AM by muddoctor1
The Toby Keith concert was good. We stayed at RushnoMore campground. We rode from Billings Montana, and stopped in many places on the way down and visited with many bikers enroute to Sturgis. We left on Tuesday, and got caught in a vicious thunder storm on the Cheyanne Indian Reservation. A helpful indian named "Lonny" stopped and let us sit in his car until it passed. Sturgis is about the adventure, not just Sturgis the meeting place. It was great, and we met many friendly bikers. The bar in Alzada had welcoming cold beers, but the woman that run it was an old biker, and could of smiled more. Later Ed Jolliff, Harley owner
Posted on: Wed, Aug 22, 4:52 AM by Dakota Bob....--- from Seattle
Dakota Bob.com from Seattle -harmonica player,turned harley rider this year and I had 5 gigs back in Dakota this year,3 in Sioux Falls area,and 2 at hewlit Wyo for the famous ham jam,no panties wednesday. I will update my website with Sturges pictures asap. Good job on this site,and I hope to meet you all someday Dakota Bob(from Seattle -Portland,but born and raised in Dakota-move west young man in 79)
Posted on: Wed, Aug 22, 1:10 AM by Jackie Gill- from Ohio
You did something I've dreamed about for years. Thankyou for sharing. Be safe.
Posted on: Tue, Aug 21, 10:07 PM by Misterray
I'd love to be your massususe boy anytime...just call...lol...just kidding...sounds like a ride i want to do, when my daughter finishes hugh school in two more years , i'm riding to sturgis, daytona is fun but the ride and the journey is still a dream....
Posted on: Tue, Aug 21, 9:01 PM by Wendell
I enjoyed reading your blog. I only hope that next year, you'll be reading my story.
Posted on: Tue, Aug 21, 6:43 PM by SASKO
Did everybody forget that Sturgis started as a race event! Hill clinmbs (2 locations),flat track & drags.went to all and no problem finding a place to sit.As far as I could see Sturgis is the place to be ,forget Daytona & Laconia.Yeah a little pricey at the bars & motels( I think I drank more water in the day than beer,itsupprised me too) but much more to see,do & ride. Went to Deadwood came out ahead at the Silverado to offset the high prices at the bar.Worth the 3,000 mi.round trip out west. Sasko,Buffalo NY.
Posted on: Tue, Aug 21, 4:15 PM by  HELL & BACK!
Well after surviving cancer, I finally got to make a dream come true, I know shut up and get on with it. I am a proud new owner of 2 new harleys and my brother-in-law has a 94 wide glide.We hopped on and Sturgis here we come!These next few events were rather blurry but I'm sure they occured. Tony-brother-in-law clutch slipped saddle bag breaks off(hanger fix) 3-Bee stings(DaytonWA., Sheridan WY. Vale,OR.)I would like to thank all the E. R. Staff who helped Tony. Arrested- Spearfish SD.(bars too high!Oh! and a 44 magnum! Come on it was'nt loaded!) Chris-Survivor! I had a blast!
Posted on: Tue, Aug 21, 1:47 PM by Retired Sergeant Major
That cute little girl Jessica would make anyone feel good about buying a Harley. Mine is a 06' Softtail Deluxe. My wife wants to trade-in her 883C for one like mine - only she is interested in color more than anything else and the fact that she can reach the ground with both feet is also high on the list.
Posted on: Tue, Aug 21, 10:23 AM by The Hammonator
I teach middle school in Tulsa, OK. I am back to the reality of teaching 7th graders until next year when early August rolls around. Off to Sturgis I go again. What a great ride from Oklahoma. Two days to get there. What sights to see. The students love the stories and the pics. Next year please hurry and get here.
Posted on: Tue, Aug 21, 6:12 AM by Pretty Boy Floyd
Hi:::We motored to Sturgis,stayed in the Spearfish City Park and what a treat,wonderful people.great park managers and an easy, great ride to anywhere..Thanks to all who took part in this years Rally.Every one was enjoying and making memories. This is by far the best rally in the world. Spearfish ,Your G R E A T Sincerely Pretty Boy Floyd From Minot ND
Posted on: Tue, Aug 21, 4:46 AM by James, Fairfax,MN
Maybe I'm different than most biker dudes. But, I am lovin the idea of those droves of woman who have been steppin out tradin there dish towels for thrones of steel. I know cause mine did and I could not be more proud of this little woman. She thought I'd flip when she asked me if I minded her getting her license last season. I was delited. Not only that, she bought a Harley this year and we have enjoyed riding together since. Thumbs up to all you female riders who have come to the glory days of riding. May we all enjoy many years of the road. I'd enjoy doing a special glass for anyone who wants one. See ya on the road.
Posted on: Tue, Aug 21, 12:35 AM by California Kid
Ahhhhhh! Sturgis, like nothing else in the world. A few years ago, while fliping thru some reading material waiting for an appointment with my doctor, I came upon a paragraph that really "Hit Home". You know, when the"light comes on", and I just had to write it down. It goes like this:"TWENTY YEARS FROM NOW, YOU WILL BE MORE DISAPPOINTED BY THE THINGS YOU DIDN'T DO, THAN BY THE THINGS YOU DID DO. SO THROW OFF YOUR BOW LINES,SAIL AWAY FROM THE HARBOR, CATCH THE TRADEWINDS IN YOUR SAILS, AND EXPLORE, DREAM, DISCOVER, LIVE". .... Mark Twain ....... Ever since that day, I look at things alot differently. Maybe you will too..... C.K.
Posted on: Mon, Aug 20, 10:36 PM by STURGIS4TWO@YAHOO.COM
We will probaby never attend the sturgis rally again everything was so over priced it was really a joke!! The hotels and motels had a sign ( we have a picture) where the hotel had a sign 49.95 night and we were paying $150.00 per night, that it is so commercial that it is just not right!!! Every where we walked in they were chargin $9.00 or $10.00 for 2 beers this is just not right...okay so we have 2 HARLEYS, so what that just does not justify the price hike every where in this town......we can stop in DODGE CITH, KS. and have steaks and 4 beers, for $32.00;IN , STURGIS OR RAPID CITY, we pay triple for the same steaks and the same beer.........we will not be back for a few years.............and neither will a lot of folks from the , LOUISIANA AREA, WE DO NOT HAVE STUPID WRITTEN ACROSS OUR FOREHEAD AS A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK...............SO LONG STURGIS FOR A LONG TIME..............LOYAL STURGIS GO-ERS SINCE "89".........SORRY WE DON'T LIKE BEING GOUGED..............
Posted on: Mon, Aug 20, 8:47 PM by Vince
Jessica is by far the best person to cover the Sturgis rally. I have viewed her coverage for the past two years since I've not been able to attend (2005) was the last year I went. She had made me feel the excitement by her coverage that I felt I was there. I want to meet her next year when I go and get a autograph, and of course a pic with her, me and my 2003 Road King. That would be the highlite of my 2008 Sturgis trip. So Jessica, I hope you're ready for another year in 2008...I'm ready...Thanks again for your great coverage. Vince
Posted on: Mon, Aug 20, 8:07 PM by sin city ken
That's a great ride! It was the same for me and my buddy from california. We started from sin city and drove through Idaho,Montana,Wyoming and South Dekota 3100 miles round trip.It was great and we had no weather or mechanical problems at all! See you out there in 2010 for the anniversary!
Posted on: Mon, Aug 20, 6:42 PM by michelle & tom
we'll be hittin that road someday soon. i hate missing out in all the fun. can't wait.
Posted on: Mon, Aug 20, 4:49 PM by bear
i live in spearfish s.d. i love it when it is rally i may not have a bike right now but it is in the blood see u all next year ride free and self
Posted on: Mon, Aug 20, 4:12 PM by The Snowman
You bring me back to years I wish I could do all over again....Ride On
Posted on: Mon, Aug 20, 4:00 PM by Harold & Jane
I have never been to any motorcycle rally. I'm not sure I would even know how to prep for one. But, Jane & I do most of our riding around the three counties where we live. I think I would relly love to experience a bike rally at least once. But, I'm not to sure about my wife Jane. Harold & Jane
Posted on: Mon, Aug 20, 2:34 PM by LBC
Can relate to Debbie~Rebel...made my first trip on Chug, My 05 RKC this year. Nothing like riding beside yer friends and just taking the whole countryside in. Sturgis '07 was definitely the best year yet. Already gearing up for the next big ride, whereever that may lead. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Makes me long to be back on Chug...for another 3500 mile trek to anywhere...
Posted on: Mon, Aug 20, 2:19 PM by Horseman wy
I got a kick out of Debbie first run I hope she is a true Harley rider well go Debbie that is part of it Deb the soar butt that is part of it Deb hang in there and ride safe
Posted on: Mon, Aug 20, 1:32 PM by ed gibson, san jose, ca.
we have been to Sturgis since 1979, it has changed a lot but we still enjoy it, we are lucky to stay at a hunting cabin 3 miles from town which belongs to my wife's family, they are from the area, personaly I miss the days of the bikers, today it more of a festival, but is is always great.
Posted on: Sun, Aug 19, 6:05 PM by Tammy
Sounds like a blast hope to make the trip sometime.
Posted on: Sun, Aug 19, 5:34 AM by 
LOST IN THE YEARS! SOMTHING WRONG WITH ME I GUESS, DAY LIGHT TO DARK IS THE RIDE. 1000 to 1200 A DAY IS WHAT I LOVE! CANT GET ENOUGHT IN TH E SADDLE HAVE TO MAKE UP FOR LOST RIDING TIME, EVERYBODY DOES THEIR OWN THING, THATS THE LIFE!!! ENJOY IT THE WAY YOU LIKE THATS THE FREEDOM WE ALL INJOY. GLENSTER
Posted on: Sat, Aug 18, 11:21 AM by Redfxdl03
I was looking for an interview on camera I did outside the Rapid City Civic Center on Aug 8,2007 around 5:15 pm. Please help me locate this video.Thanks,JP
Posted on: Sat, Aug 18, 5:17 AM by julie in connecticut
good for you . keep on riding i,m right there to . one day i hope to do the same thing. have fun be safe.
Posted on: Fri, Aug 17, 9:35 PM by AJ
Cruising north on 25, 9 pm and warm but the valleys definitely have cool air sitting low. Feels incredible on the sunburned arms that reflected gamma rays for the last 600 miles. Last of the clouds turning to wisps, big dipper shining so bright in this deep blue evening sky it looks like a fresh paint job on a new gas tank headed for the winter bike show. Wyoming pretty empty at night north of Chugwater. The chili here is without a doubt the best west of Mississippi and north of Mexico. Probably better than "made rite" macncheeze too. Only thing left now is cold beer, warm steak and soft mattress. Unless you happen to be staying nearby tonight too? Dreaming again. 48 pan lowrider - White Rhino, 1981 run
Posted on: Fri, Aug 17, 9:32 AM by dawg from the texas 7
hey girl sounds great we have been to many places we sure like laughin.. you guys would really get a hoot riding along with us .. ride on sweet girl
Posted on: Wed, Aug 08, 1:22 PM by geezrbk
are you riding with Leah of "The broom" fame? If you are I am envious of you.the first time I rode with her was the possie ride from S.D. Ca. to Ga. She is not only a good rider but agood prson as well please say hello for me chris dandrea
Posted on: Tue, Aug 07, 1:21 PM by Harley60over
Hope you and your bunch can hit Daytona too for bikefest. Keep the wind in your face and keep on truckin'.
Posted on: Tue, Aug 07, 12:58 PM by TINA
I can feel the excitement through your article. I'm heading out Wednesday night after my man gets out of work. Sturgis.... here we come!
Posted on: Tue, Aug 07, 9:55 AM by AndreG
Awesome! I'm so jealous. Next year I'm going for sure! Have a blast!
Posted on: Mon, Aug 06, 8:55 AM by Jess
The Needles Hwy - I will definitely be riding through there! Can't wait! Thanks for the tip, Doug. ~Jess
Posted on: Mon, Aug 06, 6:09 AM by dave
Sidecar steps for the "Other Debbie." Very exciting and way to go!
Posted on: Sat, Aug 04, 8:44 PM by HarleyGurl
I am so stoked to see women riders making the pilgrimage! As a 10yr Sturgis veteran, I was bummed I couldn't make it this year. Keep it real and have a blast. Ride to live, live to ride.
Posted on: Sat, Aug 04, 11:03 AM by Calif. Dreamer
Jessica, You go girl. It is so awesome that we are hearing the trip thru a female. Someday I hope to make the trip from California on my bike, but for this year I'll have to fly. Keep the shiny side up.
Posted on: Sat, Aug 04, 8:45 AM by 
What are me and Mike? Chopped ham?
Posted on: Fri, Aug 03, 10:53 PM by Doug W. from Conyers, Ga.
Hit the Needles Hwy early in the morning, avoiding the crowds. You'll thank me later. Ditto for most of the scenic rides. You can drink beer later in the day. Don't miss the Boss Hoss demo rides! It'll put a grin on your face that you cannot wipe off. Have a blast!
Posted on: Fri, Aug 03, 8:58 PM by Damerle Ball
Have fun for the both of us.
Posted on: Fri, Aug 03, 8:34 PM by Rob Toniolo
Ahhh maid rites, brings me back to college, and you are right, they really aren't Right. Leaving on Sunday. My girlfriend and I are heading to Sturgis for the first time, but this is "our" weekend with the kids. Yeah priorities. Looking forward to high noon on Sunday. Gear strapped on, and 500 miles to make before Sun Down.
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