i just got into town- sturgis, south dakota for the 70th version of the black hills classic.
having ridden 1,500 miles before i got here i was still just as excited to get in some great riding. this is THE rally for those that like to ride. for that matter it’s also the place if you’re the type that likes to drink, look at bikes, parts, babes, and just about anything else you can think of.
i met up with michael lichter at the broken spoke county line this morning for a ride with a few hundred other people- all types of bikes; choppers, cruisers, and of course baggers. many of the major bike builders were in attendance to celebrate mike and legendary sugarbear. jay allen, owner of the BS was the leader and put on a great ride with a nice lemonade stop in the middle of the dakota plains.
then it was more riding and to the sturgis speedway where we had a private running of the track. guys were racing hand shift choppers all the way to baggers on the 1/8 mile course. great times and awesome people.
seems like lots of activity and people here, more than in the past few years. the downside is crazy traffic in town and temps in the 100 degree mark.
off to the amd world champion park soon back in sturgis.
stay tuned- i’ll be bringing more from the road.