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I've been there a lot of times and it is a lot of fun, with lots to see and do.:smile_big:

Critics, you know, the ones that haven't been near there think it's all a bunch of debauchery and out of control biker's in a free for all:surprise:

There are cameras everywhere and LEO involvement at all levels and I felt safer there than in a typical WALMART parking lot:grin:

LIFE and the Sturgis Rally is what YOU make it:wink2:

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Thanks Sam. I was wondering if they have live cameras going this year. That's as close as I'll get to going. I just don't care for crowds and that's a crowd. Well...not right now but in general.:grin: :wink2:
 
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If ya all go to YouTube and type in: "2018 Sturgis rally," there are LOTS of high quality videos, not only in Sturgis, but Deadwood and Rushmore and many other cool places:grin:

Watching these almost real time videos has shown me some surreal visions of Harley customization that I hardly believe! Some may be odd but there is beauty beyond words, slowly rolling down those roads:wink2:

Please notice the PEACE and brotherhood of all participants there! No trouble no hassle, no deranged crazies and naked hookers trying to infect others and no drunks stumbling into others---no just normal people who love motorcycles and having a good time:smile_big:

Also notice this all of you Harley haters, you won't see Harley's melting in the parade of thousands of bikes, no one wrenching and unhappy with their ride. GOTCHA:surprise:

If I was only young again:crying:

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It鈥檚 a week long? Where are all the vendor tents? The dates of the ralley this year are August 3rd thru the 12th, right?

I鈥檓 looking at the cams at 4 AM mind you, so I realize it鈥檚 kinda 鈥渄eadsville,鈥 but I remember looking at some cams from LAST year, that showed the various vendor tents.

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Thanks Sam. I was wondering if they have live cameras going this year. That's as close as I'll get to going. I just don't care for crowds and that's a crowd. Well...not right now but in general.:grin: :wink2:
Me too. Never been. Don't care to go.
I don't care for crowds.
Don't care for dealing with drunks.
And don't care for sleazy women, most of whom smoke.
I'll pass.
 

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When was this rally? Or is not yet held? In past years I would see loads of bikes heading west on Interstate 90 that I use all the time here in western Illinois, but I don't recall seeing this much at all this year. Maybe I just missed this HD rally that I have never attended since I have never owned a Harley.
 

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IF you know how to do so, use YOUTUBE and just type in 2018 Sturgis Rally---GOSH:)

The links I provided weren't on the main drag so it doesn't look that busy.

It isn't all Harley's at the event.

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I guess I was not interested in this rally enough to even Google it. And I think I can enjoy riding the Black Hills area better, and have done so, during times other than the Sturgis rally. Sleeping on the ground in a tent is not my thing, at my age, and I don't plan far enough ahead in time to have motel reservations for this rally.
 
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Vito, every time I (We) went, we stayed in Rapid City, SD, at the finest Hotel's and ate the finest food and drank a few adult beverages as we floated in a cool sparkling pool in the evening hours.:smile_big:

We would ride in to Sturgis after a fine and nutritious breakfast, stay and walk around until maybe 2 in the afternoon, leave and ride to the Wall, Deadwood or Rushmore or tour the badlands and just enjoy the beautiful surroundings:smile:

The last year I went, leaving from Southern California, I didn't take my Electra Glide but enjoyed my new 1997 Goldwing:grin:

A few weeks before the rally or a few after is a nice time to go, when there are NO crowds.:wink2:

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