Tiff's Email About the Motorcycle ... uh... Thing in Sturgis, South Dakota
"I flew into Rapid City, which is actually not a city at all, on a tiny prop plane. The airport was about the size of Show Low, Arizona's. At the end of the gate walkway--HHHMMM!!! There was B in his leathers, skull cap, and fringes. I always burst out laughing when I see him dressed that way as he really looks like a Harley ad. Even then I didn't guess I was riding to the Sturgis campground on the bike itself. When I hit the parking lot--I knew. I asked B what he would have done if I had some luggage. He just said he knew me better than that-and knew I wouldn't have any. Well, not only did we ride back to Sturgis, but we took the big circle route and went by way of Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park (an animal refuge), the huge mountain being carved as Crazy Horse on his horse, Lead (largest gold-producing town in the U.S.), and Deadwood (where Wild BillHickock was shot and Calamity Jane is buried), and a whole bunch of other places as well. I think I was on the back of the motorcycle for 12 hours. It was way past dark and I was freezing (only the way you can freeze on a motorcycle).The next day we went into Sturgis and walked around and were totally entertained by the people. The girls wear their chaps with G strings and nothing else. Its pretty funny to see what everyone's idea of sexy is. Anyway I was waiting for two girls to come out of a store to photo their you-know-whats. I thought I was the only one laying in wait for them- but when they walked out and turned down the street, there were about 20 of us snapping a shot (photo enclosed).
There were 500,000 participants in the rally. The motorcycles were parked for miles in every direction."
posted by - 6:44 PM