2015 Sturgis Rally Off To A HOT Start!
Drive belt on the wandering biker’s Ironhorse Chopper is stretched from bumpin’ around the Buffalo Chip cg lot, happens every year.
Dude never lets you down. 6th time for ABM, last three seen here. Tribute songs to “my dead friends” has a new number each time. Started with Revolution (John Lennon, Geo Harrison, ended with My Generation (in honor of Keith Moon). We got the feeling he misses his old bros to the max.
WHATZ FREE? Only these, baby, only these.. Don’t know what they are? Are you a Sturgin Vurgin?
Shirt msrp is higher than hell, for this, the big 75, along with most everything else. With few exceptions, most threadbare products starts at ten and goes to 30+ bucks. No one is wearing leather. The daily 90 – 95 has many bikers soaking up brews at a feverish pace. By evening, they’re FUBAR. When pee comes out dark as hell, it’s, it’s time to hydrate. A gallon of H20 per day is not out of the question. Helps keep the open road center line in perspective. Overtired? Drink Gator Aid., wash it down with H20!
Facing parking lot of Lynn’s Dakota Mart grocery store. Leave your bike or cage past the time welcome limit, and you will pay dearly. It’s not the ticket, it’s the impound/towing charge. Don’t do it. So far, plenty of side street parking, although Main St was filled to the max by 9am this morning. BTW, we’d like to thank Lynn on once again removing all sale items, and nearly doubling fruit and veggie prices just in time for the majority of arriving bikers. This store lost most of it’s traffic in two days. People came to buy a small soda, maybe hit the buffet, but no one is buying 20 dollar steaks. What good is raising prices if it kills the golden egg goose? Hell, it’s only 17 mi each way to the Safeway in Spearfish, and we saved five times the gas bill, plus had a great cool breeze morning ride. Buffalo Chip will burn ya a half pound slab of burger, 24 hours a day for 7 bucks, not bad considering a pound of raw meat downtown is 6 bucks. The intrepid reporter intimates the world famous dollar hot dogs and dollar beers are still in effect, and afternoon beer flies will imbibe. What the hell, you only go around once.
For the 3rd year in a row, the Conoco gas station, top of the hill, rt 34, front of Glencoe CG has $3.74 gal 91 no Ethanol gas. By now, most bikers have discovered a few tank fulls will have their bikes purring like new. WARNING: We’re hearing some bikes which are running in an extremely lean condition. Good gas will help, but there’s not substitute for say, a Power Commander 5 piggy backed to an auto tune. At Colorado’s Monarch Pass, elevation just shy of 12,000 feet, factory equipped EFI bikes were gasping for … oxygen.
HD’s from now on home, Sturgis, main drag. As reported on previous ABM’s, inked deal for next 75 years with the city. This pic shot just prior to their grand opening. HD gets it. Good marketin move. Apparently, so does General Motors. They rented the whole space across the street from HD, and plastered the pavement with Camaro Z28′s. ABM is not a fan of cages, but these C’s did look nice.
To be fair, screened banners strung across Main Street, and here at the Buffalo Chip refer to us as “Bikers”. Are the douches who control this sign throwing out the welcome mat for the thousands of ATV’ers invading the 75 year old BIKER party? We wish these “four” wheelers no ill, everyone has the right to personal freedom, but How about some respect for those who have taken time and effort to learn to balance and ride a TWO WHEEL vehicle? These freakin license plated buggys are all over town. Maybe the city of riders should let them onto main street? Then there’s the thousand golf carts. No worries, no looking, just don’t spill the beer. If this was the eighties, we’d be dousing them with beer. God how I miss them days. Hey, if there was a national ATV rally, how many American Bikers would crash the party?
Four wheelers, please remember, itt costs nothing to respect others. Give it a try.
Tonight, press party for “Art of the Motorcycle”. Press release hints that each of these 30 bikes may be devoid of paint.
American Biker Minute – August 2, 2015: A Bad Day in the Bad Lands!
Night time, and thousands of little beady eyes stare at you from down in the ditches..
But memorable? Hell Yeah!
– American Biker Minute – July 31, 2015: Alice Cooper Drummer Fondly Recalls.. “Pancake the Cat”!
Pancake the cat? Yes, Pancake!
Dennis Dunaway, former drummer for AC has a book, “My Adventures” He recalls the daily ride to a Phoenix high school with Vince, and.. Pancake.
This weekend, you can see Alice Cooper perform on stage, in Sturgis at the Buffalo Chip!
– American Biker Minute – July 30, 2015: S&S Cycle Tech Says, “E85 is MELT DOWN JUICE”!
Head faked into buying corn instead of dino juice? Apparently it has happened.
Without a doubt, the politically-motivated introduction of ethanol is the single worst calamity to befall motorcycling.
This nasty water filled fuel has driven more perfectly fine bikes (and vintage cages) from the open road than any other s–t they’ve thrown at us.
America is now the number one producer of energy in the world, yet politicos still force feed us this mileage robbing, engine destroying crap.
Congress, have you no shame?