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post #1 of 44
Thread Starter 
Yo folks! I know this has nothing to do with skiing, but Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2001 is HERE!!! I figure I know you cats enough to share the fun I'm having.

I caught myself walking downtown today and experiencing the same giddy-ness (sp?) that I feel on the first day of skiing. What a rip! There are some sweet machines out here right now. There are so many bikes parked on the main drag that my brain won't even register it... and the Parties! This is only the beginning. By the end of this week I hopefully will have a great Rally story to post.

I haven't gotten "Spag" tattooed on my backside yet, but you never know. I'm actually getting the chinese letter for "winter" inked onto the back of my leg tomorrow. OUCH!!! It's pretty big and I'm a'scared.
I did see a girl getting a coi fish tattoed on the top of her foot today. She was hatin' it. (wuss) I doubt mine will hurt as bad.

Spag's quote of the day:
"What would Brian Boitano do?"
- The South Park Kids - <FONT size="1">

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post #2 of 44
Spag!

cool! please post more about sturgis...i wanna know all the horror stories.

good luck on the ink,i went to Laconia rally week this (every) year and saw a somone with a full scene of a guy skiing down a hill on the back of his shoulder. It was really nice, but must've hurt like heck. it was full color, too.

almost made me want to get one at the tattoo tent, but im too much of a wimp..not about the pain, but im not ready for that kind of commitment!!! they're so permanent!!!
post #3 of 44
Thread Starter 
Gonzostrike. We have a similar problem here. HWY 385 and HWY 85 get pretty clogged. Have to leave for work a little earlier every day!

You could probably tell by my first post that I don't mind the lullaby thrum of 600,000 H-D's ant-piling the Black Hills. This is AWESOME.

Going to see Warrant and Foghat tomorrow after the tattoo, then going to a tattoo expo. I went to that for a little bit today and saw some pretty neat ink.

"Keep your motor runnin'"<FONT size="1">

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post #4 of 44
yes, Laconia/Weirs rally...it gets really kinda wild for a week, but its alot of fun. Oddly enough, the bikers dont cause much of a problem, it gets bad on the weekend when all the punky college kids show up, act like idiots and ruin it for the rest of us. (not a shot against college kids, just the punky ones...)

it is really beautiful there, I think putting up with the bikes for a week is worth it if you can live in that area...I wuld but hard to find a job in the technology feild up there!

there is NOTHING cooler than the loud, throbbing, throaty sound of a H-D, (except of course, the sound of snow beneath the skis....)
post #5 of 44
Spag,

You probably think I'm a yuppie, right? Wrong.

In 1982, when Harley purchased "itself" back from AMF, I bought a bike. The next year, Harley came out with the Evolution design.

Never did Sturgis, but rode all through the mountains here in color red and up and down the left coast.

"Ride to live, live to Ride".
"Live free or die".
"Harleys don't get there as fast as a rice rocket, but they sure do look better along the way".

Here's to ya -<FONT size="1">

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post #6 of 44
At least there's one thing about "Dairy Air" you all agree on.
post #7 of 44
Thread Starter 
Slatz. Funny.

SCSA. Cool.

LindaA. You got it.

Day one complete! Sturgis is officially in its full, unstoppable glory... as today is the scheduled first day of the rally. There was a ride down Spearfish Canyon (10 mile ride) and bikes were entering the canyon even after the first of them exited the other side!!! HUGE!

The Camel Roadhouse was the rockin'-est spot on the globe. Band from Dallas called "Baby Snakes" really ripped it up. The beer flowed freely and the tunes were loud. All the while thousands of Harleys added their own "music". My wife and I had a great time. Foghat was good, but they were having Tech difficulties and there was a lot of static and feedback. They cleared the "Bud World" tent in a hurry.

Tattoos hurt, but it's a good kinda hurt. My wife (bless her!) got her belly button pierced. Said it didn't hurt at all, then two hours later started whining... Typical.

Gotta Go. I'll give an update after Wednesday when we go to see Cheryl Crow.

Viva La-Sturgis, Baby!<FONT size="1">

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post #8 of 44
Spag,

You're on fire! You're wife got her belly button pierced? That's way cool.

You're going to see Sheryl Crow? Outta sight.<FONT size="1">

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post #9 of 44
Wish I could go Spag, I've been there "twice on rice" in the 70's. Sturgis is a freakin' RIOT. Load, obnoxious, but very friendly!

Getting teased for riding rice is no problemo, but most Harley riders pause when I tell them that my used Yamaha Maxim 750 cost less than $2K, even AFTER buying the nice new Metzler tires... I really want a Kawasaki KLX-650 tho! I dig the twisty dirt forest roads...

No tattoos on my butt, or anywhere else.


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post #10 of 44
NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! SnoCarver!!!!

DONT tell me you ride RICE!!!!!!

AAAAwwwwwww man, and you USED to be my favorite post-er here! OH WELL. I GUESS i can still talk to you. :}

I cant beleive you said you actually WANTED a kawasaki........(shudder) too many biker friends, I guess Ive been brainwashed.

Spag, what do you ride?
post #11 of 44
Sturgis , never been , someday . Laconia, and Datona both have been loads of fun , but the best run is to Sugarbush in May with the boards bungied to my 86 FLST .
post #12 of 44
SCSA,

Do you have kids? I do. I'd like my daughter to be able to browse at Epicski. Can you give a little thought to your posts? She can spell well enough to fill in the blanks.
post #13 of 44
Rusty guy,
I believe there are several parents here that allow their kids (or would like to) browse and read this site. So I agree.

SCSA Please edit and remove the offending comments.
post #14 of 44
Buy me a Harley LindaA, and I'll ride it!
I like them a lot, but I just can't justify the expen$e. Would still want that KLX... adventure bike! Would prefer the BMW or a Honda TransAlp, but hey!

I have a budget.

That KLX is a nice street-able dirt bike you know? Harleys don't do that well in the dirt, not since the 70's!

Geez, I drive a Mazda 626, too. Oh well, at least it's built in TN. Used to be an Opel Manta freak, but long ago I did have a Chevelle SS 396, is that better?

P.S. to the gang, re SCSA's posts:
I'm sure he would understand AND agree, but he is leaving on a trip with Mrs. SCSA, and may have left already...

If it's not fixed by the 9th, maybe AC could fix that..

Follow the 7 words rules, eh? ala George Carlin... Although that doesn't always apply to television anymore.

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post #15 of 44
I've skied Elan for over 20 yrs so when they came out I bought a Yugo. Later I told that to a Slovenian coach and he frowned and said "made in Serbia". Great little car, cheap too. Fiat designed it and most of the parts interchange. It'd go anywhere on pavement that my wife's 4WD Subaru would.
post #16 of 44
Rusty_Guy and dchan,

Tough. It's time your kids learn about the birds and the bees. And, if you're teaching them that the anatomy is "dirty", that's your friggin problem.

Get a life. There's much bigger fish to fry. Instead of worrying about [it], start worrying about global warming or the fact that the leadership in America stinks.

Or, start paying attention to your training. Ski season is just about here. And I'm going to dust you even worse than last year.

Or, go tell your wife how beautiful her's are. And if kids are reading this, go tell your girlfriend how beautiful her's are. <FONT size="1">

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post #17 of 44
SCSA,

No, tough to you. Keep it clean in the future. Teach anatomy elsewhere.
post #18 of 44
BMW maybe...Ducati, ok. HONDA? EEEEEWWWW.

I drive a toyota. (much to the chagrin of my H-D friends.) I cant really talk.

I was going to buy a chrysler seebring convertable. couldn't figure out where to put the ski rack.

go AC!!!
post #19 of 44
Thread Starter 
C'mon guys cool it. I've got a nasty headache right now.

LinaA. I ride a 1986 Toyota Landcruiser. No Harley yet. Some would say I'm a poser for attending Sturgis sans Harley, but they can stick it... I'm a local. (haha)

Last night pretty much ruled. My buddy and I started off the night in Deadwood (12 miles from Sturgis) and listened to some jams at a bar called "the Stockade". It's an outdoor bar with a huge stage, so it was a good spot to prime until my wife got off work.

We then made our way to Sturgis and went to The Full Throttle. The largest biker bar in the known universe... So they say. I for one believe it. Couple hundred thousand square feet of nothing but decadence and loud music. I felt right at home. Nazareth was playing "Now You're Messin' With A SOB" while some bikers spun their wheels in the BURN OUT PIT. One guy blew his rear tire and ground the rim all the way to the belt drive before he could get it stopped. RUINED!!! (stupid guy.) Pretty penny to fix it I bet. He was in a pretty foul disposition after that.

Most of the "less scrupulous" females in the crowd found the big mechanical bull in the center to be a good place to display their skills in the wanna-be exotica arena. Trust me guys... It was fantastic. And for the girls there were some big burly sweaty bare-chested bikers arm-wrestling for free beer. These guys were huge! (I laid a whoopin' down on em....not)

Yes, I went to see Nazareth (they still rock) but I think the highlight of the evening was just the people-watching. Some funny, some gorgeous, some ugly, some downright disgusting. Point is, my wife and I had a blast (she knew all the words to "Now you're messin'". I wasn't aware of that fact!) and I wish I could share the experience in a more real fashion. But I guess this will have to do. I have to get some sleep, as I have not gone to bed yet. Cheryl Crow Tomorrow Night!!!! See ya after that!

Spag's quote of the day:
"I can barely see the road... from all the heat comin' off of it."
- David Lee Roth of Van Halen - (not Van Hagar) <FONT size="1">

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post #20 of 44
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Dude! Did you get beat up by a Harley rider recently? Take your Bimmer and GIT!(ha ha)<FONT size="1">

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post #21 of 44
Nah, Gonz, H-Ds are for PSEUDO-trailer park types; they ain't even legit white trash but wannabees. How pathetic is that? (And I've met some; the only thing they seem to share is the inability to get much out of their educations, though the "why" on that probably differs.) The "real" ones cannot afford H-Ds.

xxL

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post #22 of 44
OOUUUCH!!!!!! Someone could get hurt playing here.
post #23 of 44
Thread Starter 
Lisakaz, I somehow get the impression that you have yet to "meet" any of the "real ones". NOW GIT! (hee hee, this is fun!)<FONT size="1">

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post #24 of 44
Spag,

I meet one every time I look in the mirror. Grew up in a company town called Manville, NJ. Authentic white trash capital of NJ. Sorry: that's why I have tremendous contempt for the fakes. I know the difference. Don't know why the ex started liking them all of a sudden, since he HATED when I described myself as essentially white trash. Go figure.

xxL

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post #25 of 44
SnoKarver,

Guess you overestimated! I for one thought I might get a nibble,however, I didn't think he would inhale hook,line,sinker, and rod.

Dust????
post #26 of 44
Thread Starter 
Sorry L. Your take on Bikers just ain't the case. Everyone knows that the Bike Enthusiast from the Village People is the stereotype du jour! Anyway. I've allowed my sleep deprivation to get the better of me and I'm feeling all defensive. Bag all you want. Sturgis is too much fun to be sitting here tikking away on this box. Laters! Talk to you tomorrow!!!<FONT size="1">

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post #27 of 44
Spag,

Are you claiming that H-D's aren't ridden by working class poseurs or that the bikes are affordable? I don't get what your trying to say.

Some bikes surely cost more than cars (like even more than the one I drive at $20K; I knew of this guy who bought a dual purpose bike, not an H-D, for $12K CASH, a bit steep for a hobby, but he could obviously afford it).

xxL

xxL

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post #28 of 44
Wait a second, I'm confused. There are motorbikes that are not Harleys? I would have to see it to believe it. Of course, I live in Milwaukee.

Rob
post #29 of 44
Isn't that supposed to be a Mustang GT not an El Camino?

The funniest thing about the folks I've seen who fit this description in Virginia is that the double wide is parked on a good 2 acres at least and they got a satellite hookup quite often. Don't recall seeing any Harleys though.

xxL

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post #30 of 44
Thread Starter 
L. What I'm saying is that there are some really cool people out here on some great looking machines. (most of which run over 20K.) I don't think I would have the stones to call any of them posers... plus I barely know them. Neither do you for that matter.

I was just trying to let those who are interested live vicariously through me and hear a little of what Sturgis is about. And I'm just one point of view. You obviously have some baggage that needs to be worked out and aren't interested in hearing about Sturgis so I think I'll just go eat some worms. (If you think 12K is spendy for a hobby... I've spent WAAAAAY more than that on skiing in the last 5 years.)
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