I didn't want to hijack the Sturgis thread so I'll post a new one.
Speaking about the issue of drinking and riding, I think there are way too many people who want to SAY the right thing but their actions are completely opposite. For example, I recently rode by a local "destination" HD dealer. They were having some huge event and there were hundreds of bikes jammed in the parking areas. What dominated the event were the 20 foot tall Captain Morgan, an equally tall blow up Coors bottle, and a dozen banners advertising alcohol.
I like my adult beverages as much as the next person but I don't feel that was the place for it. Personally, I don't believe the brand or the dealers do enough to discourage drinking and riding. This type of event proves my point. I had to cringe at the line of bikes waiting at the light to leave. I couldn't help wonder how many of them should not have been on the road.
For the record, I am not trying to single out HD riders or dealerships but they seem to be big offenders. Bike Nite at Hooters also comes to mind.
Clearing off the soap box....