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.

Mike

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About Mike Rinowski

2 Responses to “Sturgis 75th Anniversary Rally”

  1. Ken Iverson

    Mike,
    I met you at Harley Davidson rally in Rapid City for a short moment. I picked up your card and told you “I could buy it online” and you said “yeah but it’s cheaper this way”. I checked out your website and I am impressed. I bought your book and I am looking forward to reading it.
    Ken Iverson

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    • Mike

      Hi Ken,
      Pay pal sent notice of your purchase late Friday morning – thank you. My distributor will have that notice Monday morning. After you’ve read Harley Tracks I welcome your comments to share with others. Help keep those who gave all in memory.
      Mike

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