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post #1 of 12 Old 06-21-2017, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Stroms to Sturgis??

Just checking to see if any other Stromtroopers are heading to Sturgis for the rally.

FYI, they have not posted a no vacancy sign on the Black Hills State University dorm housing for the Sturgis Rally.
Although I have always camped at Sturgis be it with my Harley or Strom, no more roughing it. I got a bed for this year.

Sturgis 2015, the Strom at Bear Butte.
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post #2 of 12 Old 06-21-2017, 09:23 PM
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I go prairie dog shooting in that state and ND and that is a good drive from where I live. Florida would be a real trek. I have to hit the fly-in event at Oshkosh, WI this year but Sturgis sounds like a riot. Just to see the painted girls if nothing else.

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I've routinely biked to Oshkosh then on to Sturgis.
This year I will probably fly to Oshkosh then return to Florida and bike to Sturgis.
I love retirement!!!
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So do I! (love retirement) :-)

Did you hit Sun n Fun?

What do you fly?

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post #5 of 12 Old 06-22-2017, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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Sun N Fun is an every year occurrence. I am actually beginning to like it more than Oshkosh. I made it to Oshkosh 18 years straight before I missed one.
Do you ride the Strom to OSH? Fly in?
My Cherokee 180 has shared the hangar with my bikes for the last 27 years. Do you use a hangar for your bikes? Plane?
I'm meeting a riding friend (NYMetsFan)from Jersey in Iowa on the way to Sturgis.
I pass by your area on the way there. I'd be glad to stop and pick you up on the way to Sturgis.
Take care.

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post #6 of 12 Old 06-22-2017, 08:41 AM
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Hey thanks for the offer. We camp about every other weekend through the summer and last weekend was our only weekend home in June. Headed to Bennett Springs, MO trout fishing this morning with a brand new truck (F-350) and big RV. We leave on one trip that begins August 4th into the Ozarks.

http://www.bennettspringstatepark.co...ring/index.jsp

I did the homebuilt airplane thing and since sold it after about 300 hours in it. I took my private check ride in a Cherokee Archer and practiced a lot in a Warrior and 172. I have about 750 hours but haven't flown that much the last couple of years.

I preferred the Pipers but my friend has a Cessna Cardinal (no struts) that I fly occasional with him. I have been working on him for Oshkosh but he is a surgeon and always on call it seems. I fly gliders a bit and have a few hours in an R22. My friend has his instructor ratings in the airplane and glider, and also has a helicopter license.

My original instructor (also a glider and helicopter pilot) - another friend is just retiring from American Airlines as a captain. He has a Champ I fly occasionally. So far I have not needed to own my own plane again. :-) I have too many hobbies as it is in retirement. lol

If I ever got another plane it would be a STOL. Ever watch Long Props and Big Rocks? We did a lot of short grass strip hopping here to the local fly-ins.

Have you ever flown into St. Louis? (Downtown or Spirit)

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post #7 of 12 Old 06-22-2017, 04:36 PM
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I am going to Sturgis this year. Heading in from Milwaukee WI. Staying at the Iron Horse Inn. I am meeting friends and family there, but the dates I leave and return have me riding solo. So if anyone else wants to ride let me know!
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post #8 of 12 Old 08-02-2017, 04:03 AM
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2017 Sturgis

Stromtroopers,
If you are heading to Sturgis this year and need help (ride suggestions, tools, etc.), I live in Rapid City. Just send me a PM and I'll try to be of some help. Best wishes,
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post #9 of 12 Old 08-02-2017, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the offer. Will keep it in mind.
Leaving Friday for Sturgis.
Will be meeting NYMetsFan along the way in Davenport, IA on Sunday.
Our trip one-way Distances?
Edison, NJ to Sturgis, SD 1724 Miles.
Tallahassee, FL to Sturgis, SD 1774 Miles.
Probable total trip miles for each of us will be about 5,000 miles and a set of tires.

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Going up on Saturday with another Strom rider. Staying for the week at Kickstands, formerly Elkview campground. Blade, I know I'm going to The tinder Box and the cigar store in Deadwood. Golden Corral and god knows where else.
P. S. The American Legion in Piedmont also.

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