It’s over. A million riders left Sturgis with a million memories. Many rode to it, and from the amount of RV’s with trailers, and equal number hauled their bikes. The times they are a’changing.
The H-D store expanded to accommodate a single day’s crowd of 30,000 before the rally officially began, and the crowds kept coming. I met bikers from Main to California, and from Finland to the Philippines. Stories from Harley Tracks intrigued them and I was humbled to receive recognition and praise. Hell, I was in Vietnam with a Harley Davidson and did the most natural thing – I rode it like I stole it.
Store time ended and I rode where the buffalo roam, saw familiar faces, and met an old friend in Deadwood . The Rats Hole Bike Show at “The Chip” shined with art and imagination, and on Saturday, Sturgis was still packed, but not busting at the seams. Mike and I got in for a few scenes, and shelter while a storm blew through. And lastly, on Sunday, we rode to the Devil’s Tower. I was impressed with the ride and amazed at that tower of rock.
Once again, Mike and I bid farewell a day after the party was over 0 like we did the past years after Rolling Thunder; he went to Yellowstone and I hauled my bike and display stuff back to Minnesota. I enjoyed meeting many for introductions and sales of Harley Tracks: Across Vietnam to The Wall, and interests for reviews and interviews.
Checks out photos below and on my Sturgis 75th photo album on the link to Harley Tracks Facebook; and don’t forget to click the “Buy the book” button.
Thank you, thank a vet & never forget.