Thursday, August 8, 2013

Day 7: Deadwood & Sturgis

After being here for several days looking at the peripheral sights, we finally made it to Deadwood and Sturgis to see the main event. It was a great ride on the curving back roads from Custer to Deadwood. We walked up and down Main Street and enjoyed taking pictures of the historic locations.

Sturgis was a short ride from Deadwood. We came in onto Lazelle street and quickly found a parking spot - lucky!  I can describe Sturgis with two words: no difference. Rally towns are all pretty much the same: lots of bikes, noise, high-priced merchandise, and hoardes of strange people.

Despite its similarity with everywhere else, we still enjoyed walking up and down Main Street, buying over-priced shirts, and watching all the strange people.

Later, we headed over to the Full Throttle Saloon to see what all the fuss is about. Besides being a big place, it reminded me of the Iron Horse Saloon in Ormond Beach, FL: Lots of strange people and overpriced merchandise.

Really, it was a great day despite the traffic. We all made it back safe and sound. Tomorrow, we are going to see Devil's Tower in Wyoming.  I expect to have a good time.

More when we return.

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