Sturgis, minus our Harleys, made us supremely jealous of anyone who had theirs. All 500,000 of them. But we still enjoyed camping in Custer State Park, driving Needles Hwy and all around a very underrated Black Hills National Forest, Sturgis proper, and Mount Rushmore. Next time we’ll ride there on our Harleys, and see the sights, including the buffaloes, as it should be, with the wind in our face.
We’ve been fans of Sturgis since forever, and have family and friends that have been riding there for years now. (Pics all from Jason's dad, c. 1995). Sturgis is about a lot more than the small town of 6,000 or so, it’s about the adventure of getting there and riding the open roads in the parks when you do. While the town itself is a necessary destination, the beauty of the event is in the Badlands, on a Harley, with friends alongside. August 9, 2010 is the first day of the 70th version, expected attendance 500,000, including us.
We at GORUCK are huge fans of Harley Davidson, so a trip to the museum was a must during our time in Milwaukee. It’s home to the original Harley from 1903 and the complete history of the bikes and the brand, but the wall of fan pictures is where we spent the most time. Though they don’t yet update it, if they did we’d send in our last picture in this post, taken 20+ years ago on a ’77 Super Glide Jason still lets his dad borrow to this day.