I think I'm going to Sturgis this year.

  1. I don't know if it's cabin fever (do they call it "spring fever") or what but I've been searching the web for rally's I haven't been to and I'm pretty sure I'll be going to Sturgis this year. I can arrange the time off and figure I should go at least once. I DID go once over 20 years ago but don't remember much...long story.
    Any of you other biker-type people feel like joining me there?
    -Russell
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I had a great friend who used to go to Sturgis EVERY YEAR, back when I was in the Air Force. He was a biker dude to the BONE and owned 13, yes THIRTEEN harley's...he was a collector and showman and was independently wealthy. He bounced at bars for "fun" and was a great friend. I loved him to death.......big and scary looking as hell but a real teddy bear inside. He was my protector and savior when I was a young girl in the military, all alone and at risk of men taking advantage of me.

    BOY I DIGRESSED HERE....Russell from what "Animal" used to say, it was the GREATEST thing a biker could do, the mecca of Harley lovers as you know. I recommend you DO THIS. I think you will love it, the kinship and fun. GO FOR IT, take the wife and have a wonderful time. You will love it.
  4. by   tdg_rn
    Sounds good. I'm looking at some rallies that are going on this summer when classes are out. It's always good to be in the company of other bikers...unfortunately I'm not a Harley guy - so no Sturgis for me.
  5. by   unknown99
    Well, have an awesome time!!! I have been once, in my wild teenage years!
    My father used to go every year. He had to quit though 3 years age due to his bad cardiac problems. He gets so moody around Sturgis time now. I can't blame him though. He biked for over 40 years, and now he can't.
  6. by   oceanblue
    You'll have a great time at Sturgi's, my parents have been there, my husband & I have been to some small rally's around here, the furthest we've been for a bike event is Daytona for bike week.
  7. by   manna
    Have fun, if you get to go! I have a cousin who builds custom choppers.

    There's a little Mississippi town about 18 miles from here named Sturgis as well - they've started having a "little Sturgis" festival of their own every year and it's gotten pretty huge. We've been a couple of times, since it's so close, even though we're not really biker-type folks (my hubby used to ride motoX though)
  8. by   jnette
    [font=impact]woooohoooooooo !!!

    go and have a blast !!! have considered going a time or two, but just don't quite know if i could handle "all that" or not...

    went to quite a few great rallies in my younger years, and we thought we were being..uh.. uhhh... "uninhibited"? yeah, we thought we were bad !

    dh doesn't have a bike, either, and i sincerely doubt he'd send me on to sturgis (hee!)... alone (!)... with his blessings !

    go and have a great time, and you know we'll be wanting to hear all about it !!! :d

    manna... that little town sturgis wher you are.. if i'm not mistaken, there's a guy there that does custom rebuilding and refinishing of old, vintage bmws. he does road tours with all his parts, etc. as well... he has a great website. his wife rides, too.. has the same year bmw as mine. i have thought of taking mine down there if the guy here doesn't get off his butt and get it done soon. it's a big 2k to have him do it, but supposedly he's the best in the nation, and it's all he does.. strictly vintage bmws. tempting... we'll see.
  9. by   manna
    Thanks Jnette, I did some googling and I bet this is the guy? (there's also a link to the "Little Sturgis" site on his page)

    http://members.aol.com/sweetlybee/museum.html

    If you ever end up coming down this way for the bike rebuild, shoot me a PM and I can give you some good local info!
  10. by   Dave ARNP
    Ok,
    I know I'm a sheltered little NP, but I thought I knew a FEW things.
    Can someone tell me what Sturgis is? I'm guessing something bike related?

    Dave, in the dark.
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from MD Terminator
    Ok,
    I know I'm a sheltered little NP, but I thought I knew a FEW things.
    Can someone tell me what Sturgis is? I'm guessing something bike related?

    Dave, in the dark.
    It's a town in South Dakota where every spring the biggest, best, most outrageous motor cycle rally in the world is held! Not to be missed by true motorcycle fans. It's the mecca of motorcycling.

    check THIS out:


    http://www.sturgis-rally.com/

    it will tell you all you want to know about this! 64 years and going strong.
  12. by   Dave ARNP
    Thanks Deb... I just hate being out of the loop

    Dave
  13. by   kyti
    I would love to go. We want to go to a least one big event this year if I can get the time off. I went to the Easyriders bike show this weekend. It was pretty cool. I just wish it would warm up here.
  14. by   jnette
    Quote from manna
    Thanks Jnette, I did some googling and I bet this is the guy? (there's also a link to the "Little Sturgis" site on his page)

    http://members.aol.com/sweetlybee/museum.html

    If you ever end up coming down this way for the bike rebuild, shoot me a PM and I can give you some good local info!
    Yep ! That's him ! He's got a great thing going there ! I'd LOVE to have him do my bike...steep, but well worth it. Well, if not this one, then maybe the other one I still have stored up in the barn at my ex's ! :chuckle

    If I ever get down your way, I'll let ya know !

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