Tuesday, July 22, 2008
How do you know you are in a bike town?
We are in Sturgis. Famous Sturgis, SD. In less than two weeks there will be over 300,000 motorcycles. Today there are about 30. But, you still know that you are in a bike town when the following takes place: 1). You have rags outside your hotel room door to wipe off your bike. 2). You have more t-shirts shops than gas stations. 3). You have more bars than t-shirts shops. 4). You get 10% off your room because you ride a Harley. 5). You get to your room and there is a picture over the King size bed of the Sturgis Rally. 6). Some guy pulls up in a pick-up truck from Texas to admire your bike, holding up traffic for three other cars, and no one honks their horn at him to move on. 7). The guy admiring your bike sternly warns you not to show his wife the cushy seat you bought for your wife ... and, you heed his warnings because he looks mean. 8). The Harley store in town has a check out system larger than Walmart. 9). Everyone in town looks at you like you belong there. 10). At the center of town instead of a memorial to some dead guy(s) is a motorcycle museum. The ride from Buffalo to Sturgis was pretty boring. We did see a lot of antelope and for the first time we got hit with rain. David thinks it was 12 drops but Robin insists it was 15 (she is usually right on this trip). Tomorrow we leave for Mount Rushmore and then to a little town called Murdo (not sure about that). The pictures we have are of the Welcome to Sturgis sign, the downtown minus the 300,000 bikes and the picture over our bed (It is very personal to share such pictures but we thought we would reveal our darker side).
Posted by David Hulings at 10:53 PM