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    Motorcycle Road Trip SD

    Anyone been to Black Hills SD? Iron mountain road, needles hwy, and Deadwood makes for a great motorcycle adventure. Some notes captured below on the journey.
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    Sounds like a good trip.

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    Thanks! I'm planning a road trip in the US and the Black Hills, Deadwood etc. are on my list. I'll take a good look at your notes to make a nice route. Great stuff!
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    Black Hills rock

    Nice summary, no pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beemer01 View Post
    Nice summary, no pics?

    +1 no pics - didn't happen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Semper_Fi View Post
    +1 no pics - didn't happen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Semper_Fi View Post
    +1 no pics - didn't happen
    In addition, a trip through South Dakota without a stop at Wall Drug doesn't count. I'm afraid you will have to go back and do it again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beemer01 View Post
    Nice summary, no pics?
    Seems it only allowed one file upload. Got a lot more pics if I can upload additional files.
    Last edited by dude987; 02-10-2012 at 06:28 PM.

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    Rode to Sturgis from Ct a few years back. Went across the top of Lake Superior and hung a right. Dropped south around Eagle Butte, ND. Did the Black Hills, Deadwood, etc. God's country.

    Coming back we wound up in Duluth about midnite. We'd ridden thru wind, rain, and crippled deer crawling off back roads. For lack of a choice, we stayed in a run-down hotel populated by alky's and druggies, where a cop had been recently attacked. The room was dry, clean, and we were treated well. Turned out to be a pretty good trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dude987 View Post
    Anyone been to Black Hills SD? Iron mountain road, needles hwy, and Deadwood makes for a great motorcycle adventure.
    Yep..was stationed there for (4) years at Ellsworth AFB.

    http://www.nps.gov/mimi/index.htm

    You should experience it in the winter. Yes one can ride year round out there. Famous for it's Chinook winds

    http://www.blackhillsweather.com/chinook.html

    ..or like most most tourists don't bother to stop by...

    http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/..._Knee_Massacre

    ..and observe a small bit of history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clay View Post
    Yep..was stationed there for (4) years at Ellsworth AFB.

    http://www.nps.gov/mimi/index.htm

    You should experience it in the winter. Yes one can ride year round out there. Famous for it's Chinook winds

    http://www.blackhillsweather.com/chinook.html

    ..or like most most tourists don't bother to stop by...

    http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/..._Knee_Massacre

    ..and observe a small bit of history.
    Best time to go is late spring - early summer. Less congestion. Have the place all to yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clay View Post
    Yep..was stationed there for (4) years at Ellsworth AFB.
    I was at Ellsworth from 1983-1987. When were you there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artiee View Post
    I was at Ellsworth from 1983-1987. When were you there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clay View Post
    79-83 44SMW 67SMS F01 MM Combat Crew
    68SMS (...all five flights)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artiee View Post
    68SMS (...all five flights)
    Was assigned to DW in my last year..was also the base M/C Safety Officer..might have met you.

    Have you stopped in here?

    http://www.nps.gov/mimi/index.htm

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