2015 Monumental USCA Rally
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Posted 8/1/2014 5:27 PM (#79174)
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“2015 Monumental USCA National Rally”

When: June 25-26-27, 2015 This is the beginning of the Black Hills tourist season so the summer rates will not be at their peak. The weather will be cool and moderate. (Disclaimer: This is a Mountain Climate region, anything can happen.)

Where: Elkview Campground 5 miles east of Sturgis, South Dakota. The camp ground is just off exit #37 off Interstate 90. This campground can accommodate 2000 plus campers with shaded tent camping to full service RV sites. There is a laundry and plenty of showers. There is a large pavilion with food service and additional tents for just hanging out.. Reservation can be made by phone after April 1. Call 877 478 5162

What?? We will be sharing the facility with a Blue Grass Music event. Your USCA rally wrist band will allow attendance to any of their concerts. We have left the Friday evening schdule open. The concert begins at 6:30pm with 6 groups and ends when they get tired.

Rally Name: “The Monumental Rally”. This is in keeping with Mt Rushmore and the South Dakota state slogan “Great Faces and Great Places”.

The Rally Theme: “It's about the Ride” There will be guided and self guided rides through some of the best scenery and unique roads in middle America. Think-- switch backs. pigtail bridges and tunnels. We encourage you to come early or stay longer as there is more to do in the Black Hills then can be done in three days.

keep Watch: As Details develop, we will be adding to this thread.

Share the news: Share this information with our non-internet members and friends.

Call for Rally volunteers. We already have a few volunteers!!!!

Sidecar Games---We have the famous JR. He says there will be games for every one.

Door Prizes--- There are local people working the local businesses. Other door prizes
are always welcome. We Have a large number of "SMALLS" Don't know of any "BIGS" Bring what you have. It would be great to have something for every one.

50/50 pot-- You have guessed it----Avenell---- has offered to manage it. The proceeds will go to a group of disadvantaged girl that build sidecars. Read the article in March April Sidecarist. Google KlockWorks.

Registration---Al has offered guidance- Data entry for walk-ins, Cashier, general helpers
Thursday 6-9:00pm -- Friday 8-12:00am --Saturday maybe

Tour Leaders---You don't need to be a local if you can read a map. I would like to have
several so we can travel in small groups.
We have two Ural guys that have offered to lead Ural tours. We have seen interest from Ural groups.

Coffee and Lunch Stuff-- Doris Short with 17 years in college food service will be in
charge but will need some help. Coffee opens at 7:00am and runs till the
doughnuts run out, Ice tea goes forever.

Photographer-- 1 photographer for Sidecarist pictures and
1 photographer to take formal pictures. We have arrange for a photo-op in front of Mt. Rushmore. Now we need a good Photographer.
Rally will furnish materials and printers if necessary.


Clean-up-- Help us leave our camp area cleaner then when we arrived.

I know it might be early but if you are interested in helping to make the Monumental Rally
a success, Respond to this tread and I will keep a record going. You may respond as
Leaders, Followers, or Complete Committees



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HHShort
Posted 8/1/2014 5:32 PM (#79175 - in reply to #79174)
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PS. If you wish to follow this thread? Click on actions in the lower right corner of this page. Waaaayyyy Down at the bottom of the page.

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Posted 8/4/2014 10:45 PM (#79251 - in reply to #79174)
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The action you need to take is "Toggle email notification" and click the box to receive email notifications.
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Thanks, Will. I didn't realize how far down on the page I had to go to get to "the toggle".
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Posted 8/5/2014 8:43 PM (#79277 - in reply to #79174)
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It appears that you guys on the inside have to dig deep to find the "actions". For us outsiders it is only one action and it is right below "reply" and " new thread". In any case there will be additions as the whim strikes or real information arises. Comments and questions are welcome. Harold in the Hills
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Posted 8/22/2014 1:40 AM (#79627 - in reply to #79174)
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Looking forward to the rally, Thanks,

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Posted 8/22/2014 11:06 AM (#79641 - in reply to #79174)
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Hi Marty:
We look forward to meeting you. We are excited to share our great riding roads with all of the USCA folks.
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Posted 8/23/2014 10:31 AM (#79659 - in reply to #79174)
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Should be a good rally, I have been spreading the news.

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Posted 8/23/2014 2:38 PM (#79665 - in reply to #79174)
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Thanks Dana!! We appreciate the help.
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Posted 8/25/2014 12:11 AM (#79716 - in reply to #79174)
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Any hotel suggestions for the non-campers?
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Posted 8/25/2014 10:57 AM (#79727 - in reply to #79174)
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Mary Jo This is a tourist area that can accommodate thousands at a time. Our Rally will only be a little bump in the beginning of the tourist season. If we entered a list. there would be no way to end the list. Google "Sturgis motels" and you will get enough hits to keep you busy for some time. Sturgis is 5 miles from the Elkview camp ground and has a complete line of national chain motels as well as some Mom and Pops motels. There is a cabin complex just across the interstate from the Elkview called Rushnomore. We will talk with them about a deal. Let you know later Harold in the Hills
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Posted 8/25/2014 1:16 PM (#79733 - in reply to #79727)
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At this point there is no "official motel" but I've got reservations at...

Best Western Sturgis Inn
2431 Junction Ave
Sturgis, SD 57785

It's about 6 miles from Elkview Campground and the closest "regular" motel as far as I can tell.

There are LOTS of choices in the area, from minimal low budget places to some really expensive ones. We are going to be there during the "off season rates" [read NOT during the Black Hills Motor Classic] so most places are at least reasonable.
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Posted 8/28/2014 11:01 AM (#79813 - in reply to #79174)
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Elkview campground and other Accommodations.

Check out the Elkview Campground web site www.elkviewcampground.com
this will give you an idea of the amenities that are available at the Elkview. They no longer show rates or take reservations on the website because of the difference between the regular season and the Rally season.

They will begin taking phone reservations for our event after April 1. They don't require a deposit and if you arrive early or want to stay a little longer that will just okay. I will remind you some time near April 1 that reservations are open.

RV rates for full service (Water, Electricity and sewer) is $25 per day for 2 people. $6 a day for each extra person.

Tent camping is $8 per person per night. There are some sites that have electricity for an extra charge but they are close to the interstate.

Check this web site www.rushnomore.com . We were disappointed when we checked with them and found that they are hosting a family reunion that weekend. They have a few cabins left so if you are interested call them quickly.

Google “Sturgis Motels” and you will find 5 or 6 motels in Sturgis and 20 or more in the the surrounding towns. Don't accept the prices that are shown on the web sites because the are still showing tourist rates. Next June should be more reasonable.

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Posted 8/28/2014 11:32 AM (#79814 - in reply to #79174)
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I am messing around,experimenting, with entering pictures on the forum. the following are pictures taken at the Elkveiw Campground. They unedited and un labeled until I learn how to do that. This is frustrating, Between using a shared internet connection in an RV campground and using a Web mail address it takes forever to down load files. I also tried to download 2 pictures and I got one picture twice. The picture that you do see is of the RV sites and down by the trees is one of the tenting areas. This is the preferred tenting area because it will get the sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon. The bathroom/shower house is just off the picture to the right.

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Posted 8/28/2014 6:46 PM (#79834 - in reply to #79727)
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HHShort - 8/25/2014 10:57 AM

Mary Jo This is a tourist area that can accommodate thousands at a time. Our Rally will only be a little bump in the beginning of the tourist season. If we entered a list. there would be no way to end the list. Google "Sturgis motels" and you will get enough hits to keep you busy for some time. Sturgis is 5 miles from the Elkview camp ground and has a complete line of national chain motels as well as some Mom and Pops motels. There is a cabin complex just across the interstate from the Elkview called Rushnomore. We will talk with them about a deal. Let you know later Harold in the Hills


Thank you.
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Al Olme
Posted 8/28/2014 10:21 PM (#79840 - in reply to #79174)
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Please take a look at the Thread "The Great Yellowstone Raid" under Other Events and Rallys. http://sidecar.com/mbbs22/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=12661&posts=1&...

We're going on a little ride before the 2015 Monumental Rally.
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Posted 9/9/2014 8:06 PM (#80072 - in reply to #79174)
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You had to make it this year, Have plans to attend the Sturgis rally this year with all the kids. Just can't make two trips in one year!
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Posted 9/28/2014 7:03 PM (#80345 - in reply to #79174)
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Have joined and am already making plans too attend too close to not do it.
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Posted 9/28/2014 7:16 PM (#80346 - in reply to #79174)
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Welcome Kenny:
I thought you must be new. I didn't remember seeing your name on my list of members. I saw that you ride the Iron Mountain Road on your orange Ural so you must live in or near the Black Hills. We are planning a very full and fun rally. Hope to meet you then or sooner.
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Posted 9/28/2014 8:38 PM (#80348 - in reply to #80346)
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I live in Gillette,

Ride the area, a lot, great ride, do Devils tower often.

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Posted 9/28/2014 10:17 PM (#80351 - in reply to #79174)
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That's why I haven't spotted the Orange Ural. When I see a sidecar I often chase down the owner and chat. You know Sidecar Delay Syndrome - only I create it for a change.
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Posted 10/4/2014 8:34 PM (#80492 - in reply to #79174)
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Call for Rally volunteers

Sidecar Games There is a large grassy area on the Rally grounds.

Door Prizes There are local people working the local businesses. Other door prizes
are always welcome.

Registration Data entry for walk-ins, Cashier, general helpers
Thursday 6-9:00pm -- Friday 8-12:00am --Saturday maybe

Tour Leaders You don't need to be a local if you can read a map. I would like to have
several so we can travel in small groups.
We have one Ural guy and Ural tours already plsnned


Coffee and Lunch Stuff Doris Short with 17 years in college food service will be in
charge but will need some help. Coffee opens at 7:00am and runs till the
doughnuts run out, Ice tea goes forever.

Photographer 1 photographer for Sidecarist pictures and
1 photographer to take formal pictures.
Rally will furnish materials and printers if necessary.


Clean-up Help us leave our camp area cleaner then when we arrived.

I know it might be early but if you are interested in helping to make the Monumental Rally
a success, Respond to this tread and I will keep a record going. You may respond as
Leaders, Followers, or Complete Committees



Edited by HHShort 10/13/2014 10:24 PM
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DirtyDR
Posted 10/27/2014 10:44 AM (#80857 - in reply to #79174)
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Need to bump this thread back to the top since it would appear it is hard to find.
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Posted 10/28/2014 1:52 PM (#80876 - in reply to #79174)
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Making plans to attend, can't wait to get back to the Black Hills, my favorite place in World to ride.
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Posted 10/28/2014 2:45 PM (#80879 - in reply to #79174)
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I am the Ural guy,

have some great ideas for several rides that can be short, or a full day of Hills fun.

No mater what I will be out on the roads for all of the rally anyone that wishes to come with is wellcome and most of the rides can have the Gravel part removed quite easy and More Pavement in them.

Kenny W.
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Al Olme
Posted 10/28/2014 10:25 PM (#80888 - in reply to #80857)
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Dirty,

It's the first thread on this forum.
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Posted 10/29/2014 10:30 AM (#80893 - in reply to #79174)
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Only as long as the last post in this forum is in this thread. Somebody was commenting in another thread that they could not find any information on the 2015 rally only the 2016 so I bumped this to the top.
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Al Olme
Posted 10/30/2014 1:01 AM (#80898 - in reply to #80893)
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The thread has been made "sticky"
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Posted 10/31/2014 10:25 AM (#80907 - in reply to #79174)
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That should make it easy enough to find.
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Posted 11/3/2014 12:55 AM (#80945 - in reply to #79174)
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Are there any local RV rentals that will set up a trailer at the campground. Want to ride up there but not camp out --- ground is way too far down!!!!
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Posted 11/3/2014 10:41 PM (#80950 - in reply to #80945)
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The Best Western in Sturgis is 6.1 miles [8 minutes] away. Not only off the ground but airconditioned and has both running water and cable TV
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Posted 11/3/2014 10:44 PM (#80951 - in reply to #79174)
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Hi Art:
Yes there is an RV sales company that does what you are interested in for the Sturgis rally. Go to www.jackcampers.com. (Sorry - I couldn't make it link.) But there are motels in Sturgis and Black Hawk. The Ramkota in Black Hawk is - I believe at Exit 48 putting it at 11 miles SE of the rally site. Sturgis - with a wide variety of motels is 5 miles to the nearest exit and 7 miles to an exit with several motels of familiar names.

These are options that are readily available. There is also a few campground that are close by with cabins. Goggle campgrounds Sturgis and you will get a mess of options.

Will Short
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Posted 11/4/2014 11:21 AM (#80958 - in reply to #80951)
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Thanks will -- I'll check it out

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Posted 11/22/2014 1:41 PM (#81263 - in reply to #79174)
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Another Ural owner here, not very active on this forum, but was checking out the postings about the Sidecar Rally in Sturgis next year.

I normally take my vacation for the Sturgis Rally in August, but have been considering the USCA Sidecar Rally this time.

I have actually camped at Elkview, sometime back around 2005 or so.

I have attended and ridden in the Black Hills for 19 years...so I also know my way around up there.

I will have until January to set my vacation plans, after that, there is no turning back! I would like to know if there is a rough estimate of the number of members attending and if its expected to be a large group, maybe in the hundreds, or a small group, a few dozen or so.

I would be camping at Elkview...I sure dont want to be all alone with 3 other bikes there!








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Posted 11/22/2014 2:38 PM (#81264 - in reply to #79174)
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The plan is around 200 when setting things up for the rally. I always tent but there are more hotelers and RVs than tents however you will not be alone in the campground. U.S.C.A. national is always a good time if you like sidecars and there should be a pretty good showing of the Colorado Ural contingent also so you will not be alone there either. I will be leaving the Ural at home and riding my R1150GS rig but that is mainly because I am planning on heading out a week or so early and taking a ride up the Lake Michigan coast probably and across through the Badlands of North Dakota and then dropping down to Sturgis. If you have fun at this one remember the 2016 rally is in Western Colorado.

Here are some pictures from a few of the previous rallies if yow want an idea of what they look like.
http://dirtydr.smugmug.com/USCA-Nationals

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Posted 11/22/2014 3:24 PM (#81265 - in reply to #79174)
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Thanks Dana for pitching our rally. We would be tickled pink to have 200 there. The tenting areas are pretty close to the RV areas so you wouldn't be real lonely but I'm sure we will have many more tenters. We have several who are already making plans to RV. We have had several who have asked about motels. Beside Harold and I (Rally Chair and Co-Chair) who will be RV-ing we have at least three other RV-ers who sound pretty committed. I think that the 8 or so who have contacted us and said they are coming is pretty good considering that we have 7 months until the rally.
All that said - we are excited to have all of you come and share our great riding in the Black Hills as well as the great scenery and sites. The plans are gelling nicely and we have much planned. Keep watching this forum for the details as they develop. There will be at least 3 articles in the Sidecarist in the next three issues. We are still needing volunteers Brian. If you have a specialty we can use you. We have a volunteer to coordinate ride but if you have ridden the Hills and our coordinator can't go on every ride (But he would like to try - right Kenny).

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Posted 11/22/2014 4:06 PM (#81266 - in reply to #79174)
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Hey Will,
No problem on the plug, I am trying to sell it everywhere I can. I would expect you will get at least a dozen rigs camping from the Colorado folks and I know we will be plugging it at our annual Ural get together in Moab in April and we have been getting around 25 rigs there the last couple of years.
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Posted 11/22/2014 4:39 PM (#81267 - in reply to #79174)
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Riding up from Tucson. leave on the 17th Vail to Holbrook, Bloomfield, LaJunta,Sidney,Hot Spring,Sturgis, Sheridan,Larmie, Glenwood Springs,Cortez,Holbrook, and back to Vail. If you would like ride along let me know.

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Posted 11/22/2014 5:49 PM (#81269 - in reply to #79174)
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Kenny Wasserburger is a Ural rider from Gillette, WY. We have recently made contact and he is active in the Ural rider circles. He will be coordinating our rides for the rally. He would like to have the Ural riders know that this rally is open to Urals too. We would be thrilled to meet the Ural crew too.
Joe; Welcome aboard. It looks like your itinerary will include the Monumental Rally. Or am I jumping to conclusions?
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I am sure it is in here somewhere... but, it's easier to ask.. What is the pet (dog) policy for the rally/ campground area? Thanks
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Posted 11/22/2014 5:56 PM (#81271 - in reply to #81269)
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Posted 11/22/2014 6:02 PM (#81273 - in reply to #79174)
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We have asked about the Dog Policy at the campground and dogs are allowed with one caution. There will be a Bluegrass Festival going on at the Elkview at the same time (We planned it that way) They don't allow dogs in the festival venue. The dogs are welcome every where else. Just leave the dog at the campsite or RV during the concerts.
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Re: dogs - Great.
Not a problem - Thank you.
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Posted 11/22/2014 7:15 PM (#81275 - in reply to #79174)
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Think about it. The dog rule is more for the comfort of the dog then the people. A fiddle may be more uncomfortable to the dog as it is to some of us people.

We think that things are coming together for a "Monumental" rally. We already have a few volunteers. Check the first post on this tread and see if there is something you would like to help with. I will be listing the known volunteers in a couple weeks.

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Posted 11/24/2014 9:15 AM (#81294 - in reply to #81275)
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Avanell and I will be there. We will be RV it like always. Probably be there a few days early and stay a few days . Harold asked me to volunteer to put on games. I will need a couple of helpers,so feel free to volunteer. Avanell will be in charge of 50/50. Some help may be needed there also.
We have ridden in that area and really enjoyed the roads. Coming from flat land,so to speak,mountains are something out of the ordinary. Hope to see a good turnout.
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Posted 11/25/2014 10:39 PM (#81308 - in reply to #81294)
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If you and Avenell are going to be there early, maybe you'll join us for the Yellowstone Raid?
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I don't know how early we can get there,but sounds like a fun ride.
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Jane & I plan to do the Yellowstone Raid. We will be in the Spearfish area on Thu and Fri of the week prior to the Monumental Rally, so it should fit nicely. Depending on when we are to link up in the Yellowstone area, we can see Devil's Tower and the Little Bighorn Battlefield Monument before, during, or after the Raid.
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Posted 12/1/2014 3:03 PM (#81404 - in reply to #79174)
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BMWRO - the Oregon BMW Club - puts on their Chief Joseph Rally in John Day, OR, about the same time - I don't know if they have set a date for 2015 yet but it should be the weekend of the 12-13th or 19-20th. Great rally with lots of good riding; for folks with the time, it would be easy to combine that rally with the USCA.

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Posted 12/7/2014 11:29 AM (#81539 - in reply to #79174)
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This thread has been quiet for a week so I guess it is time to breathe a little life back in to it. You going to be at the rally Duncan? Be nice to say hello again.

Looking forward to the rally last time I was in Sturgis was 2003 right after I bought the current GS, a little busier that trip.







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Posted 12/7/2014 3:25 PM (#81543 - in reply to #79174)
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Thanks for bumping the thread. We need to keep reminding people the Monumental Rally is coming. Looking at your second picture brings up one of the tentative events during the Rally. We would like to gather participants in that parking lot for a group picture. We can get a little closer and the Rushmore people will reserve the lot for us. I don't think we will need a Sturgis Police escort . Harold in Rapid City
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Posted 12/7/2014 3:38 PM (#81544 - in reply to #79174)
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2003 was the first Mayor's ride at the rally and a friend who lived in Deadwood where we stayed was big in the VFW up there and they were doing security for the Mayor's ride and he got me and my good friend from Denver to run road security on our BMWs for the Mayor's Harley run to Mount Rushmore.



Mayor and other dignitaries rode in the Jack Daniel's limo.



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Posted 12/7/2014 4:24 PM (#81545 - in reply to #79174)
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Cool Man Cool! It is always WHO you know. Harold
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Posted 12/12/2014 9:52 PM (#81645 - in reply to #79174)
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Dana:
You got to see some of the best roads if you did the Mayors ride by the route that our son did several years ago. Vanoker Canyon from Sturgis to Nemo Road. Nemo road to Hiway 385 and 385 through Hill City to 244 and up the hill to Mt. Rushmore. it is a great ride - but we have so many.
We would like to do that ride at the Monumental Rally in June. We are planning a photo shoot at Mt Rushmore.
Today I rode from my house down Sheridan Lake Road (Out the SW corner of Rapid City) until my low fuel light came on. I couldn't make it all the way to Sheridan Lake but the weather was fantastic for December 12th so I did it.
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Posted 12/13/2014 3:14 PM (#81656 - in reply to #79174)
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2003 was the first time I had been there since the late 70s so I am not real good with the roads and such around there but it was a nice ride.

Looking forward to riding some of those roads again though and my friends in Denver, Spat and Cookie, did the Sturgis rally probably 20 plus years in a row so I am confident that they will know some good routes also. I guess it is my fault they bought their Ural a few years back and I am sure that is what they will have there so may have to con Spat in to leading a Ural ride while we are there.
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Posted 12/15/2014 7:36 PM (#81704 - in reply to #81656)
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Games are being planned. I would like to encourage people that have never been in the games to please get out and enjoy your selves. Games are for fun. If you just have to get a trophy,I will sell you one. I am planning on 3 games for driver and passenger. 1 game for driver only. Put your dog in car if you want to. Nobody screws up worse than Avanell and I do. Just ask people that have seen us in the blindfold salom. At last 1 game will be fun for small people(kids). Hope to see a lot of people turn out. Will and Harold and wives are working hard to make this a super national rally.
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Posted 12/16/2014 3:22 PM (#81711 - in reply to #79174)
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HI all, I'm new to sidecars and to this great site,, I want to add myself and my wife to the list of participants for this event. we are also trying to work out to join in for the Yellowstone Raid.

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Posted 12/16/2014 5:40 PM (#81719 - in reply to #81711)
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Sounds good to me. I always enjoy having 1st. timers in the games. They are planned for fun both for participants and crowd. Usually speed is not a factor. Avanell & I got trophy for being the most fun to watch. Probably did everything wrong. See you in Sturgis.
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Posted 12/16/2014 6:22 PM (#81721 - in reply to #81711)
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When things get a little closer we'll have a registration page set up for the rally. There won't be any registration for the for the Raid. Just send a note to me Al@AlOlme.com and I'll send you the details.
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Posted 12/16/2014 11:43 PM (#81728 - in reply to #79174)
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I'm thinking more and more about making this rally next year.

Looks like fun, and you know, I've been to the Sturgis rally in August 19 times....maybe its time to do something different....besides, the 75th this next year will be crowded and way overpriced.





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Posted 12/17/2014 9:51 AM (#81732 - in reply to #79174)
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We definitely plan to be there for the USCA Rally and the Yellowstone Raid. I've been to Sturgis in mid-June. Believe me when I say traffic and parking will NOT be a problem.
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Posted 12/17/2014 11:29 AM (#81738 - in reply to #79174)
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Brian and Ace:
FYI - We planned it so our rally participants wouldn't have to deal with the Sturgis Rally chaos. It is bad enough on an off year. The 75th anniversary is going to be awful. I live in Rapid City and at 30 miles from Sturgis is is still a mess. I may take my wife and the 5th wheel and go somewhere far away.
Having said all that negative stuff - the Black Hills of South Dakota in June is a wonderful place to visit and ride the crooked roads. We will be excited to have you come and be a part of the Monumental rally. Keep watch in this forum thread for more details on what will be happening at the rally. We are prejudiced but we think this rally will be really full of good stuff to do - and places to see AND people to visit with.
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Posted 12/17/2014 11:45 AM (#81740 - in reply to #79174)
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Looks like Will and Harold are planning on a super rally. Thanks in advance to you guys and all the volunteers that will be needed. They can't do everthing all by themselves. Don't be too shy to step up and volunteer to help out where ever you can. Some volunteers are recruited and some just step up and say what do you need. Hope to see a large crowd at Sturgis.
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Posted 12/17/2014 1:33 PM (#81743 - in reply to #81740)
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looking forward to attending this rally it will be my first. My brother and I will both be riding out about a week early to really enjoy the area. We will be camping at the site and would be happy to volunteer to help with whatever we can.
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Posted 12/17/2014 6:35 PM (#81747 - in reply to #81743)
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That is he sort of people that will be needed. I am sure Will and Harold can find something to keep you busy. As 1st. . timers,I will be looking for you to enter in the games. Don't be shy. Step right up.
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Posted 12/18/2014 11:07 AM (#81767 - in reply to #79174)
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Welcome to you Tom. That's the whole idea. We would like to have Ralliers spend time enjoying the riding that is available here in the Black Hills and there is not enough time during the rally to both rally and ride. Will and I will be on site early with maps in hand. We know of others that plan on being there early to lead rides. Looking forward to meeting you Harold
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Posted 12/18/2014 9:33 PM (#81771 - in reply to #79174)
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Will, still working out the details from our end, but we are planning on arriving early in order to tour the area. Will also be available to help out as needed.
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Posted 12/18/2014 10:06 PM (#81776 - in reply to #79174)
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Try again. For some reason the first try didn't fly.

We will be glad to see you. Come prepared for some awesome scenery and crooked roads - after the long straight ones to get here. There will be more articles in the Sidecarists to come. Harold is submitting at least one more.

The one in the back of your current issue is just a start. From the south end of both of those rides you are in Custer State Park and close to the wildlife loop. You can ride through a buffalo herd (if you have quiet mufflers). During the Sturgis Rally the buffalo move away from the noise and nobody gets to see them. We have ridden through the herd several times on our rig (BMW K1100w/Motorvation Formula). As long as you don't do something dumb like get in their face or poke them with a stick you are fine - but every year some dumb tourist gets out of their vehicle and gets too close and gets launched off buffalo horns.
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Posted 12/25/2014 5:58 PM (#81864 - in reply to #79174)
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I have put some additions to the first post of this forum. Jump back to page 1. You may have a skill that you would like to volunteer for the Monumental rally
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Posted 1/2/2015 3:56 PM (#81975 - in reply to #81864)
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I have put some additions to the first post of this forum. Jump back to page 1. You may have a skill that you would like to volunteer for the Monumental rally


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Posted 1/6/2015 10:34 PM (#82027 - in reply to #79174)
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Just ran into this https://sites.google.com/site/gpskevin/gpskevin-ride-calendar/scoote... They will be in Sturgis on Saturday June 26. This could be interesting. They seem to be limited to 50 scooters. We are not the only motor group in town. If you are a moteler it might be wise to get you reservation early. Harold
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Posted 1/6/2015 10:52 PM (#82028 - in reply to #79174)
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I looked at the site and it looks like the are advertizing for someone with a scooter and sidecar to do the trip. COOL!!
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Posted 1/15/2015 10:10 PM (#82176 - in reply to #79174)
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Hi: Just had someone ask me where/how to sign up to attend the National. Is that info available? Thanks... g
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Posted 1/15/2015 10:27 PM (#82178 - in reply to #79174)
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Hi gpers:
The registration will start when the next Sidecarist comes out. (I am glad to know that the question is coming up.) There will be a registration form in the magazine and 2 forms on line - an internet version and a .pdf that you can make a hard copy of and mail to me.
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Posted 1/15/2015 11:10 PM (#82180 - in reply to #82178)
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Posted 1/16/2015 12:01 PM (#82184 - in reply to #82027)
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Thanks for the reminder about booking lodging in advance, Harold. I had done some online motel shopping last month but hadn't pulled the trigger on one yet.
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Posted 1/16/2015 12:34 PM (#82185 - in reply to #79174)
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This could be interesting!! What do cross-country scooters look like? They plan to do lunch in Keystone on the same day that we are planning a photo-op at Rushmore. Keystone is 2 miles down a 10-11 % grade from Rushmore. If they plan to view Rushmore it would be fun to watch the little scooters go up that grade.
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Posted 1/18/2015 1:31 AM (#82235 - in reply to #82178)
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jwshort - 1/15/2015 10:27 PM

Hi gpers:
The registration will start when the next Sidecarist comes out. (I am glad to know that the question is coming up.) There will be a registration form in the magazine and 2 forms on line - an internet version and a .pdf that you can make a hard copy of and mail to me.


Can we come, if we don't have a sidecar yet?

Murphy would love the trip.

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Posted 1/18/2015 3:07 AM (#82237 - in reply to #82185)
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The scooter rally will be a great group to meet, they are fun loving bunch of rider from all over the US, with a major case of Iron Butt. They will be riding scooters 50cc up to the Maxi 650cc, with a class for early vintage motorcycles under 500cc. While not a race, some 50cc riders will be pushing up some mountains while the fuel injected 650cc guys will be flying, some of the MAXI scooters easily run over 100 mph. Can't imagine riding a 50cc scooter across America max speed 35 mph, now that's one tough biker :-0

They are hoping to get a some one to run a scooter with a sidecar.

Yes they drink beer!

Cheers,

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Posted 1/18/2015 11:05 AM (#82252 - in reply to #79174)
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I ran into a Vespa rally in Moab one year, interesting group of people. One of them was running a YZ250 engine in his vintage Vespa and said he could do better than 80 mph on the highway with it.


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Posted 1/18/2015 4:44 PM (#82259 - in reply to #79174)
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My wife has wanted to see Mt Rushmore, so we are going. It wasn't difficult to talk her into it. Made reservations at the Best Western in Deadwood, which according to our maps is about 30 minutes from the campground. I know there is a Best Western closer, but this will allow the oil to warm up before stopping at the rally. My wife likes Best Western, I haven't used my tent since we were married.

Because of some other planned stops we will be leaving our little dog at home. Now we have to get our house sitter lined up.
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Posted 1/18/2015 5:26 PM (#82260 - in reply to #79174)
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Hi All:
Whoever asked the question - Yes you can come if you don't have a sidecar. We would hope to infect you unless you are already infected and just between rigs. In that case we consider you inoculated and will soon return to to the eccentric society. Say - Cranky - What is that a picture of? It sure looks lopsided to me. Anyway - Yes you can come on 2 wheels. In fact I went to the Beaver rally in a minivan because of circumstances.
Will - There is a best western in Sturgis - just 5 miles from the campground. Al Ohme is already reserved there.
Thanks for pics of the old Vespas. I have a blue P200e like the blues ones in the picture. I am looking for a sidecar for it but haven't found one yet.
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Avnell called the Elkview today. They are not taking reservations until April 1st. Just thought I would let everyone know. Hoping to see a lot of people there. Will and Harold have been doing a lot of work to make this a super rally. I think Stu posted a while back about the reservation policy,but I wanted to refresh your memories.
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Posted 1/19/2015 7:35 PM (#82282 - in reply to #82281)
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I made reservations at the Best Western in Sturgis a couple of weeks ago.

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Posted 1/20/2015 3:57 PM (#82306 - in reply to #82260)
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jwshort - 1/18/2015 5:26 PM

Hi All:
Whoever asked the question - Yes you can come if you don't have a sidecar. We would hope to infect you unless you are already infected and just between rigs. In that case we consider you inoculated and will soon return to to the eccentric society. Say - Cranky - What is that a picture of? It sure looks lopsided to me. Anyway - Yes you can come on 2 wheels. In fact I went to the Beaver rally in a minivan because of circumstances.
Will - There is a best western in Sturgis - just 5 miles from the campground. Al Ohme is already reserved there.
Thanks for pics of the old Vespas. I have a blue P200e like the blues ones in the picture. I am looking for a sidecar for it but haven't found one yet.


A few years ago we didn't have a sidecar but I had mentioned to my wife. She had to give up her Goldwing because of physical problems. She was not liking the ideal of a sidecar but agreed we could check out a sidecar rally in Lake Chelan that year. After a few rides in different sidecars it made a believer out of her. She found out she loved riding three wheels and the rest is history.
Check it out,
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Posted 1/25/2015 9:36 PM (#82440 - in reply to #79174)
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Well the vacation request is in...

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Posted 1/28/2015 10:15 PM (#82502 - in reply to #79174)
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Looking forward to go... never visited this part of the country.

If anyone is riding from TX maybe we can plan and ride together,
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I'm not sure what my touring plans are other than riding through the Colorado Rockies in June. I'd love to extend a few more days and join this, my first sidecar rally. I've ridden through the Black Hills and would love to go back.
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ricmachado - 1/28/2015 9:15 PM

Looking forward to go... never visited this part of the country.

If anyone is riding from TX maybe we can plan and ride together,




Hi

Wife and I plan on riding up there from Brazoria Tx ( south of Houston). As of now, we have made no plans at all except for maybe riding US 83 all the way up there or maybe go into Colorado first and then to the rally.

What are you riding?

The trailer in the picture was bought from someone in Canyon!!!!

Art

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Posted 1/29/2015 1:51 PM (#82517 - in reply to #82514)
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ricmachado - 1/28/2015 9:15 PM

Looking forward to go... never visited this part of the country.

If anyone is riding from TX maybe we can plan and ride together,




Hi

Wife and I plan on riding up there from Brazoria Tx ( south of Houston). As of now, we have made no plans at all except for maybe riding US 83 all the way up there or maybe go into Colorado first and then to the rally.

What are you riding?

The trailer in the picture was bought from someone in Canyon!!!!

Art


Hello Art,

I'm riding a sportster with a custom sidecar. not sure if I'll have the wife, daughter or anyone with me... probably I'm going alone (maybe they follow on the car). No set plans yet as I was just looking yesterday. I was thinking about taking my time riding there, but still waiting on some confirmation on how many days I'll have.

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Posted 1/29/2015 2:27 PM (#82518 - in reply to #82502)
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Looking forward to go... never visited this part of the country.

If anyone is riding from TX maybe we can plan and ride together,


Hello from Plainview...

Think I rode with you last year...or was it the year before...

Anyway, I plan on trailering my Ural....I know...I know...but its really not a touring bike.

Maybe I will see you somewhere on the trip or at the campsite!

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Posted 1/29/2015 8:10 PM (#82522 - in reply to #82518)
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ricmachado - 1/28/2015 9:15 PM

Looking forward to go... never visited this part of the country.

If anyone is riding from TX maybe we can plan and ride together,


Hello from Plainview...

Think I rode with you last year...or was it the year before...

Anyway, I plan on trailering my Ural....I know...I know...but its really not a touring bike.

Maybe I will see you somewhere on the trip or at the campsite!



hi Brian,

We really should plan some more rides, around this area...

Looking forward to see you there...
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Posted 1/30/2015 11:41 AM (#82532 - in reply to #79174)
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I just tried to book a room at Best Western in Sturgis. They are sold out on Friday 6/26 and running very short on other days of rally.

Holiday Inn Express [Sturgis] still has rooms available. But they are very pricey.

Duncan

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HOTELS AND MOTELS IN STURGIS
Try the Ramada at Black Hawk. It is 11 miles south of the Rally site at exit 4. The folks at the Elkview speak highly of it. It's website is www.ramada48.com, phone 605-787-4844.
Super 8, phone 605-347-4447. West at exit 30 behind the Sturgis Motorsports (BMW Yamaha, Suzuki ).
Days Inn, phone 605-347-3027. 2630 Lazelle. Just off Exit 30 to the West across from Sturgis Motorsports.
Knights Inn, 605-347-2506. 2426 Junction Ave. They seem to operate several seasonal motels on Junction.
Holiday Inn Express, 605-347-4140, 2721 Lazelle west of exit 30 beyond Sturgis Motorsports (BMW, Yamaha, Suzuki)
Word on the street is that Best Western is full.
The Sturgis Hotels and Motels are around 7 miles or less from the rally site.
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Posted 2/1/2015 3:29 PM (#82555 - in reply to #82537)
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HOTELS AND MOTELS IN STURGIS
Try the Ramada at Black Hawk. It is 11 miles south of the Rally site at exit 4. The folks at the Elkview speak highly of it. It's website is www.ramada48.com, phone 605-787-4844.
Super 8, phone 605-347-4447. West at exit 30 behind the Sturgis Motorsports (BMW Yamaha, Suzuki ).
Days Inn, phone 605-347-3027. 2630 Lazelle. Just off Exit 30 to the West across from Sturgis Motorsports.
Knights Inn, 605-347-2506. 2426 Junction Ave. They seem to operate several seasonal motels on Junction.
Holiday Inn Express, 605-347-4140, 2721 Lazelle west of exit 30 beyond Sturgis Motorsports (BMW, Yamaha, Suzuki)
Word on the street is that Best Western is full.
The Sturgis Hotels and Motels are around 7 miles or less from the rally site.


Actually, its at exit 48.

There are several mom and pop motels in Sturgis....I'm betting they wont be full during our time there.

There are also a few catered camping vendors that provide preset campsites during the rally in August...some of them might even be willing to provide them during our visit....


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Posted 2/1/2015 7:31 PM (#82560 - in reply to #79174)
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Hi Again:
Brian is right. There are a couple of Mom and Pop Motels along Junction Ave. Harold an I looked at them the (drove by) the last time we were in Sturgis. they all seem to have been absorbed by Knights Inn. I dialed their number and got a recording. They are closed for the season and will start taking reservations on May 5th. I Googled Kinghts Inn Sturgis, SD and tried to reserve a room in June. It came back at $95 per room. That may be the going rate for motels in Sturgis in the summer. I don't know since I don't need motels in Sturgis. I am not sure what their number of rooms is but the other sites seem to refer those interested to Knights Inn.
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Posted 2/3/2015 11:11 AM (#82591 - in reply to #79174)
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I noticed there is nothing about the cost for the Rally on the first post, I read in a post in other events and it had cost included for this Rally. can we put all cost involved for this Rally on the first page
is there a reservation form to fill out and is sending checks in advance the only way to pay. is the cost per person, sorry for all these questions but I am new to all of this and need to plan in advance to make it happen
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Posted 2/3/2015 12:46 PM (#82594 - in reply to #79174)
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All that information should be on the rally page that can be entered from the home page by using this link http://www.sidecar.com/rally.asp. You are right it is not there. It was supposed to be there by by Feb 1. let's give our voleenter webmaster a lettle more time. In the mean time I will try to put the rally fees on this thread . That is about all I can do with my limited cyberskills. Harold Trying to be a snowbird in Arizona
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Posted 2/3/2015 12:59 PM (#82595 - in reply to #79174)
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Rally Fees

Pre registration Discount of $10 if mailed or posted by May 31, 2014

Members $49 - $10 = $39 X ____ =_____ Mail a check made out to
Monumental Rally to
Non Members $64- $10 = $54 X ____=____ Will “Rally” Short
8200 Dunsmore
Membership & Rapid City, SD 57702
Rally Package $79 - $10 = $69 = _____ Other payment choices using internet PayPal should appear on the Home page rally thread

Tee Shirts with Monumental Rally
logo in neon green are available
by preregistration only

Tee Shirt order
Sm___ Med____Lg____ $15 X ___ =_____
XL___ 2X ____3X____$18 X____=_____

Total Payment =_____

Thing didn't come straight but the detail is there.
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Posted 2/3/2015 1:04 PM (#82596 - in reply to #79174)
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Tentative Schedule
USCA 37th National Rally
The Monumental Rally
June 25-28 2015
It is about the Ride

Thursday June 25 5:00 – 9:00 pm Meet and Greet in the Pavilion and registration will be open.

Friday June 26 7:00-9:00am Coffee till the Doughnuts are gone. Ice tea all day
8:00am-5:00pm Registration, information desk will be open.
Self guided and Guided tours all day long.
Tire kicking and stretching the truth is acceptable all day
lunch and Dinner is on your own. Ask a local.
Elkview food service may be open for dinner.

6:30-10:30pm Blue Grass Concert. There will be six different groups

Saturday June 27 7:00-9:00am Coffee till the doughnuts are gone. Ice Tea all day
7:00am Elkview food service will be open for Breakfast
10:30am “Photo-op” Group picture in front of Mt Rushmore.*
Guided rides will be scheduled depending on the route.
Rides will leave at; 8:00am 8:30am 9:00am.
Lunch on your own. There is food service at Mt Rushmore

2:30-4:00pm sidecar games
4:30-5:30pm Club Business Meeting

6;30pm Rally Dinner in the Pavilion. Wrist band is your meal ticket
7:15pm Awards, Door prizes and Closing

Blue Grass concert is in progress and will go till 10:30 or till they get tired

Sunday June 28 8:00am CMA Sunday morning Devotions
10:00am Blue Grass Gospel concert is open to the public.
(Free will offering but we have already paid our share)

* Admission to the Monument is free----- Parking is $11 for a year long permit. We will have some sale at Rally central.

** Childrens events will be scheduled as needed

*** Tentative and may change if new information be come available
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Posted 2/3/2015 3:12 PM (#82597 - in reply to #82596)
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Thank you
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Posted 2/9/2015 9:58 PM (#82716 - in reply to #82595)
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Rally Fees

Pre registration Discount of $10 if mailed or posted by May 31, 2014

Members $49 - $10 = $39 X ____ =_____ Mail a check made out to
Monumental Rally to
Non Members $64- $10 = $54 X ____=____ Will “Rally” Short
8200 Dunsmore
Membership & Rapid City, SD 57702
Rally Package $79 - $10 = $69 = _____ Other payment choices using internet PayPal should appear on the Home page rally thread

.


Thanks for posting this information, what I would like to know is, if the Rally Pass and or membership may be purchased on site as we arrive at Elkview.

Thanks.

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Posted 2/9/2015 10:02 PM (#82717 - in reply to #79174)
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Preregistation is now open. Check on the Rally page that is on the home page http://www.sidecar.com/rally.asp You may use PayPal by following the links or you may print off a preregistration form and mail it with your check to: Will "the Rally Guy" Short 8200 Dunsmore Rapid City 57702
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Posted 2/9/2015 10:06 PM (#82719 - in reply to #79174)
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Yes registration and membership can be done at the gate.
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Posted 2/15/2015 5:29 PM (#82838 - in reply to #79174)
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Hi Everyone:
I am getting email pre-registrations that look like people are trying to fill out the email form and mail it to me. That doesn't work. BUT there is a .pdf form that you can copy off, fill out and snail mail to me. When you log on to the rally registration page - the .pdf link is at the bottom left of the screen. It prints out a very nice and complete form.

The other system (fully email pre-registration) results in two emails to me. One is the registration form. The other is the PayPal record which will include all fees and the T-shirt order.
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Posted 2/18/2015 10:57 AM (#82913 - in reply to #79174)
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I occurs to me that some of you have been trying to make a copy of the registration form to send to me - rather than use PayPal. There is a way online and will be a way when the next Sidecarist comes out.
The online method is:
1) Log on to sidecar.com
2) Click on the rally heading at the top of the home page. You will be directed to a page with info on the rally.
3) At the top of the page there is a link the says "Register for the Rally". Clicking on this will get you to a page which is the electronic registration form.
4) At the bottom left of that page is a link to the PDF for the registration form. (If you don't have a Adobe Reader click on the icon just below and download Adobe reader.)
5) Click on the link. This will bring up the registration form. Send this page to the printer and fill it out.

I hope this helps.
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Posted 2/18/2015 11:38 AM (#82916 - in reply to #82913)
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Hey guys,get the registrations coming in. Rally host can use all the help they can get. Will and Harold have a super rally planned out. Something for all to enjoy. Lots of different rides games, etc. Some of old farts might just like to take it easy and enjoy the good company. Others might like the overnight ride planned. Understand there will be rides with leaders as well as on your own rides. All the good planning in he world goes to waste if people don't show up. Remember,a rally is as good as you make it. Stay home and miss all the fun or come on to Sturgis and be part of the fun.
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Posted 2/23/2015 2:07 PM (#83000 - in reply to #79174)
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Will, my registration is on the way. Have a couple friends also planning on attending, but they are not USCA members at the present time. The question they have asked concerned the Membership/Rally package. Rather than provide possible wrong information I would just like to confirm the "package" contents.
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Posted 2/23/2015 3:03 PM (#83002 - in reply to #83000)
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The way I read the info. is the rally package can be purchased at the gate. This should save you $10 over buying a membership and rally fee sepearately. Will, if this is wrong,please let me know.
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Posted 2/23/2015 3:52 PM (#83005 - in reply to #79174)
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Thanks for the question Larry.
The intent of the package is to allow non-members to join at the rally and receive a package deal. For $79 a person can register and become a USCA member. (Add $10 for an associate.) This is how it works. $35 - USCA membership plus $59 for nonmember registration. Regular price $94. Package price at the rally - $79. This only applies to non member, walk-ons at the rally.
If anyone wishes to join before the rally and pre-register the costs would be $74 (USCA -$35 plus $39 preregister for rally.)
Any paid member adult that comes to the rally need to pay $39 if pre-registered ($49 after May 31st–firm). Children 13-18 are $20 (No discount. Covers the costs of having them attend.) Kids 12 and under are free.
Example:
Non-member register and Join USCA - $69
Associate - $10
Adult Associate - $39
Total - $118

T-Shirts are $15 (small- large) and $18 (Xlarge and larger)
Thanks, Larry, for forcing me to think this through and put down in black and white.
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Posted 2/23/2015 6:40 PM (#83009 - in reply to #79174)
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Others have expressed confusion over my example and explanation. I re-read it and confused myself. I made a few small modifications and if others are still confused let me know. J.R. is right except that it is $15.
The rally package is designed to make the rally (more) inviting to the non-member who wants to see what we are all about.

The intent of the package is to allow non-members to join at the rally and receive a package deal. For $79 a person can register and become a USCA member. Add $10 for an associate. This is how it works. $35 - USCA membership plus $59 for nonmember registration. Regular price $94. Package price at the rally - $79. This only applies to non –member, walk-ons at the rally.
If anyone wishes to join before the rally and pre-register the costs would be $74 (USCA -$35 plus $39 preregister for rally.)
Any paid member adult that comes to the rally needs to pay $39 if pre-registered ($49 after May 31st –firm). Children 13-18 are $20 (No discount. Covers the costs of having them attend.) Kids 12 and under are free.
Example:
Non-member register and Join USCA - $79
Associate USCA Membership - $10
Adult Associate Rally Registration - $39
Total - $128

T-Shirts are $15 and $18
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Posted 2/23/2015 6:53 PM (#83010 - in reply to #79174)
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And there is another thing. Of the pre-registrations that I have received many have not included their USCA membership number. When you fail to include your membership number I can jump to the conclusion that you should send more money because you aren't members - yet. Now I am pretty sure some of you are members but that box is blank and my records are incomplete. OK - I'm having a little fun at some peoples expense but that box was on the form for just that reason.
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Posted 2/23/2015 10:09 PM (#83014 - in reply to #79174)
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Let's see if I can add to the confusion. Go to the Home page and hit the National rally link. Then Hit the red Rally registration. At the bottom of page "one" of rally Registration you can print a rally registration form. You can use the printed form as a work sheet or mail it with your check and you are preregistration. OR if you want to complete Online go to page "Two" and find the fees you entered on your work sheet. Then Go to page "Three" and finish PayPal.

There is no associate member line on the printed page and I don't remember if it was on page 2. If one member of the family is a member every one is a member as far as the rally is concerned. If members of the family wish to vote in the election of officers they need to be associate members. Does that help? Harold--- trying to be a snowbird in Arizona
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Posted 2/24/2015 4:05 AM (#83021 - in reply to #79174)
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Will, thanks for the help & info. I will pass the information along.
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Posted 2/24/2015 10:13 PM (#83040 - in reply to #79174)
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Ok...dumb question here.

What exactly does the rally package include, vs just showing up at the event?

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Posted 2/24/2015 10:30 PM (#83042 - in reply to #79174)
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A non-member shows up without pre-registration and wants to join USCA and attend the rally they get the package. It is actually a better deal to join and pre-register.
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Posted 2/24/2015 10:39 PM (#83044 - in reply to #83040)
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A USCA rally usually includes morning coffee, rides, games, awards and a dinner. This one will also include a Blue Grass Festival. The fee covers the activities and meal and it goes to pay for the costs associated with renting the venue and conducting the activities. In this case it also includes the Blue Grass event.
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Posted 2/25/2015 8:50 AM (#83047 - in reply to #83044)
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Al Olme - 2/24/2015 9:39 PM

A USCA rally usually includes morning coffee, rides, games, awards and a dinner. This one will also include a Blue Grass Festival. The fee covers the activities and meal and it goes to pay for the costs associated with renting the venue and conducting the activities. In this case it also includes the Blue Grass event.


I was under the impression that the Bluegrass festival was occurring coincidentally at the same campground. Or will they be checking wristbands or passes to attend?

Reason I ask is I plan to pay the rally fee, but my friend will be attending and since he will be on a two-wheeler, and he doesnt drink coffee, it may not be a convincing argument to him.

Thats why I was asking.

I'd hate to force a friend of mine to pay for something he will not be using.



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Posted 2/25/2015 11:25 AM (#83051 - in reply to #79174)
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Your impression about the Bluegrass Festival is correct. We have worked out an arrangement about the two events and the wristband thing.
Your friend is more than welcome though on 2 wheels. We hope that our congenial group will cause him to want to join us and maybe even attach a sidecar to his 2 wheeler. It has happened to many before.
Al's summary is a small and incomplete list of the things that will be available at the Monumental Rally. The fee includes a ticket to the Bluegrass concert, 2 meals and a great deal of good conversation and wonderful scenery. We are going to have a ride to Mt Rushmore for a group picture. (Parking at Mt. Rushmore is not included -$11) There is so much more to say about the wonders of the Monumental Rally - but I'm really prejudiced. This thread has a thorough description of the facilities and the events.
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Posted 2/26/2015 4:37 PM (#83100 - in reply to #79174)
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I got my new Jan/Feb Sidecarist two days ago and today I mailed my registration to Will "Rally Guy" Short. I know this will be a "Monumental Rally". Last time I was in the SD area I attended a two-wheel rally based out of Custer, SD. A great place to ride and the views were classic! Just like me. Anyway, I'll be at Elkview Campground a day early so if you all need some help doing anything, please let me know. This is going to be fun!! BnG
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Posted 2/26/2015 4:45 PM (#83101 - in reply to #79174)
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Thanks Dave. I will be watching the mail. We are planning what we feel will be "A rally to remember". It looks like we will have good help those days leading up to the rally.
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Posted 3/2/2015 4:44 PM (#83185 - in reply to #79174)
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Hi All:
There is one blank missing on the .pdf registration form - the email address slot. Since I like to send an email when I get a registration form in the snail mail I would really, really appreciate an email address.
That being said - this is the only way for me to say - Thanks Steve Hanson from Sparta, WI. We are looking forward to meeting you at the rally.
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Posted 3/11/2015 6:22 PM (#83326 - in reply to #79174)
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Hi All Again:
Hey - is anyone out there. I have had as many as 7 pre-registrations in one day and nothing the last 2 days - no snail mail - not email. Pre-registration is going well but the action has dropped off this week.

Thanks for those of you who have already pre-registered.
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Posted 3/13/2015 12:13 AM (#83348 - in reply to #79174)
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We are waiting to hear if our 2011 Black Hills Rally friends will join us and the delivery of our our Sidecar. By the End of the Month. Would be happy to help out. O'DWP

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Posted 3/13/2015 9:10 AM (#83352 - in reply to #79174)
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Thanks Dave:
At least I know someone is paying attention. It has been a lonely week. No pre-registrations all week.
The picture you attached looks like the Needles area - just one of the many site to see in the Black Hills. Say - was that guy on the right if the picture stuck in that position.
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Posted 3/13/2015 12:27 PM (#83354 - in reply to #79174)
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I think he got his bike caught in his zipper!!!
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Posted 3/14/2015 7:58 PM (#83376 - in reply to #83326)
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Will: No need for you to feel unwanted now - I got around to registering. Would put up a big grin but can't get the emoticons to cooperate.

 Looking forward to the Rally.

Thanks for all your hard work 

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Posted 3/14/2015 9:52 PM (#83378 - in reply to #79174)
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I figured I would get some action if I whined. Thanks
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Posted 3/17/2015 3:17 PM (#83452 - in reply to #79174)
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Just realized this morning as I got ready to register I can't be in two places at once. Already committed to be in Canada when the National is happening at Sturgis. It should have sunk in long before now but it didn't...
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Posted 3/17/2015 3:40 PM (#83453 - in reply to #79174)
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You could take the LONG shortcut home and visit the Black Hills anyway. We will miss having you here.
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Posted 3/17/2015 4:27 PM (#83454 - in reply to #83452)
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Tom, Skip the Great White North, they're Canadians, they won't mind ;^)
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Posted 3/17/2015 6:44 PM (#83455 - in reply to #79174)
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Tom, That is the way we did it three years ago when the rally was in Couer d'Alene. We went by way of Saskatoon, Jasper, Lake Louise, and Glacier NP. We then took the shorter short cut home by way of Spokane, WA, Lewiston, ID, Bozeman, MT, Casper, WY, and Sioux City, IA. :^)
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Posted 3/17/2015 8:19 PM (#83458 - in reply to #79174)
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Might have to give it some further consideration... Would have to do the national first then make a bee line north and west. Take the long way home... Just might work!!
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Posted 3/18/2015 2:28 PM (#83472 - in reply to #79174)
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Hi Everyone:
I have a BIG announcement. We have more than 50 pre-registrations for the Monumental Rally in June. Thanks to all of you have already registered.
Keep those cards and letters coming folks. This is exciting!!!
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Posted 3/18/2015 4:22 PM (#83476 - in reply to #79174)
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A BIG announcement indeed!!! Good job!
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Posted 3/18/2015 4:29 PM (#83477 - in reply to #79174)
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Hey, BiscuitsNGravy. I'm looking forward to meeting you. You don't live all that far from me, I've ridden through Gowrie and have been to basketball games there, but to my knowledge we haven't met.
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Posted 3/19/2015 12:37 AM (#83482 - in reply to #83472)
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Will

Make that 52 -- my wife and I just registered -- now I have to decide on big money for motel or big hurt for camping!!!!! I do have one question. I registered myself and wife as members for 39 each, bought T shirts and then saw the entry titled "member rally package" for 69 ------ what is that? Paid with Paypal.

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Posted 3/19/2015 12:31 PM (#83485 - in reply to #83482)
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"then saw the entry titled "member rally package" for 69 ------ what is that?"

That really should say "Membership rally package". It was set up for folks who were not members and wanted to join the club and sign up for the rally.
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Posted 3/19/2015 5:14 PM (#83493 - in reply to #83485)
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Thanks Al, sets my mine at ease......

Looking forward to meeting people that I have seen here for a long time//
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jwshort
Posted 3/19/2015 6:14 PM (#83494 - in reply to #79174)
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Hi Art and All:
I have had quite a bit of activity with pre-registrations and we are at 57 right now. 5 people have registered today. Keep those cards and letters coming.
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JohnB1953
Posted 3/20/2015 7:29 PM (#83503 - in reply to #79174)
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Went to the website to register that was fine but had issues with pay pal wouldn't let me log onto my account then tried tojust sign up with a credit card wouldn't take that either so I printed the form and all I can say is the check is in the mail for the wife and me. See you all in South Dakota!!
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Posted 3/24/2015 12:39 PM (#83569 - in reply to #79174)
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Well, it's now a given. Petey and I will not be at the national this year. I'm thinkin' all those in attendance will be having such a fun time, our absence won't be noticed. And then I'll see all the photos and read the articles in the Sidecarist and say, "Damn!! Wish we'd have been there." And the days will keep piling up, there will be other rallies.
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Posted 4/1/2015 5:20 PM (#83699 - in reply to #79174)
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Hey Folks!! I'm getting lonely again. I got so desperate I had to register myself. If you are planning to come why not register now and not have to think about it anymore. Sorry! I'm whining again.
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Posted 4/1/2015 6:16 PM (#83702 - in reply to #83569)
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Reardan Tom - 3/24/2015 9:39 AM

Well, it's now a given. Petey and I will not be at the national this year. I'm thinkin' all those in attendance will be having such a fun time, our absence won't be noticed. And then I'll see all the photos and read the articles in the Sidecarist and say, "Damn!! Wish we'd have been there." And the days will keep piling up, there will be other rallies.


I'm going to miss Petey.

Enriched your life treat every day as if it were the last, stop and smell the roses.

Everyone not in attendance will be missed. See ya next time.

Marty
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Reardan Tom
Posted 4/1/2015 6:23 PM (#83703 - in reply to #79174)
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Thanks Marty. Hopefully our paths will cross down the road!
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Posted 4/1/2015 8:55 PM (#83706 - in reply to #79174)
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Will, the Elkview Campground reservations opened today and my reservation has been made. You should be receiving a rally reservation in the next couple days from a friend living near Buffalo who recently joined the USCA.
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Posted 4/1/2015 9:10 PM (#83707 - in reply to #83706)
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Larry

Glad you're going to make the rally. Are you going to stretch and join us on the Raid?
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Posted 4/2/2015 3:54 AM (#83719 - in reply to #79174)
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unfortunately not going to be able to make the raid but figuring to extend our time around the rally date. So much to see in the area that using the campground made a lot of sense. Hope to do the same in the Yellowstone area another time.
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HHShort
Posted 4/2/2015 10:13 AM (#83722 - in reply to #79174)
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Yes !!! Reservations are open at the Elkview Camp Ground. Reservations are made without a deposit. They are made mostly for Kathy and Steve's encouragement and a little estimate of what they might expect in the way of food service.. There is plenty of room. We have about 50 full service RV sites and plenty of tenting space. Do you want Shade in the morning or afternoon? RV sites are $25 a night and tents are $8 per person per night. Harold in Rapid City
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Posted 4/2/2015 11:43 AM (#83725 - in reply to #83722)
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we will be filling out our registration and sending it in this weekend for the Rally
also going to call and make reservations at Elkview

we also have to make reservations for campsite in Buffalo and Perry Campground just outside Red Lodge for the Raid
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jwshort
Posted 4/2/2015 8:23 PM (#83737 - in reply to #79174)
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Hi Folks:
Just so you know - the Elkview is not set up for online registration. If you try, and I tried, you will find you are registering for the BIG Rally in August.
Kathy is taking phone (1-877-478-5162 or 605-478-5162) or email (elkview@rapidnet.com) reservations. Tell Kathy what you camping needs are. They will take your money when you arrive.
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Posted 4/2/2015 8:34 PM (#83738 - in reply to #79174)
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I just sent them an email this afternoon and got a reply tonight. So looks like all is good to go in June. Hope to meet a lot of new people and learn a lot about sidecars. Next week I get to go on vacation to Seattle to visit our son. I will be making a side day trip to DMC sidecars South of Seattle . Can't wait should be a fun trip and a good day talking to Jay.
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Posted 4/4/2015 12:37 PM (#83754 - in reply to #79174)
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Hey Folks:
We now have over 75 pre-registrations. Keep those cards and letters coming. Thanks to those of you have registered.
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Posted 4/4/2015 7:01 PM (#83765 - in reply to #83754)
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Hey Will: That is great. Maybe we can out number the Hoot-nanny!
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jwshort
Posted 4/17/2015 2:19 PM (#83964 - in reply to #79174)
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The rally pre-registration count is now 88. We are now represented in all 4 corners of the country. Border to Border and beyond (Canada) and Coast to Coast.
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Txart
Posted 4/22/2015 10:27 AM (#84036 - in reply to #79174)
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Last month, I tried to get a room at near by motels - none were available.. Today I was going to reserve a camping spot but checked motels again -- found room at Ramada Summerset. Except fot the ground being way below my feet, I love camping......

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jwshort
Posted 4/22/2015 1:12 PM (#84042 - in reply to #79174)
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Hi Art:
I'm glad you were successful. We have heard good things about that Ramada. Sorry you were skunked on the closer places. We are looking forward to meeting you in June.
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Posted 4/22/2015 11:10 PM (#84050 - in reply to #79174)
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Hey Will

Just registered my son and DIL but they will be 4 wheeling
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Posted 4/22/2015 11:28 PM (#84051 - in reply to #83348)
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96flgeez - 3/13/2015 12:13 AM

We are waiting to hear if our 2011 Black Hills Rally friends will join us and the delivery of our our Sidecar. By the End of the Month. Would be happy to help out. O'DWP


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Our 2011 Sturgis friends will not be able to attend, but we are coming.

ETA on 24 JUN at Elkview. Dragging out this time. Murphy and I just have over 100 miles on the Rig now.

Printed our forms. Check and forums in the Mail by the OEW.



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jwshort
Posted 4/27/2015 6:37 PM (#84141 - in reply to #79174)
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Hi David:
Murphy me "Mr. Cool" with those sunglasses. I got your check today. Thanks.

FYI for everyone on this forum thread. We have an unofficial count of 100 people preregistered as of today. I say unofficial because there are 3 people for which I haven't gotten money but they have emailed a preregistration form. We are going to have a great rally. See you all in June!!!
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Posted 4/29/2015 10:53 AM (#84172 - in reply to #84141)
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Just confirmed res. for campsite at Elkview for the Rally, now just need to get our Pre Reg. forms sent in.
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Posted 4/30/2015 2:15 PM (#84187 - in reply to #79174)
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Reservation made at Eklview, Registration and check for rally in the mail. See ya soon.
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jwshort
Posted 4/30/2015 3:36 PM (#84189 - in reply to #79174)
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H All:
With Ace and Jim our preregistrations would be at 106. We are looking forward to a great rally. Harold and I found out Tuesday that the Camaro Rally is the same weekend as our rally as well as a 100 mile run (as in running on feet). We don't have any new info on the cross country scooter rally that is supposed to be in Sturgis that weekend too. That accounts for the motels being full in Sturgis. If you need a cabin or a motel room there are some options within 11miles. In Piedmont, SD there is a Ramada Inn that has been highly recommended by our campground folks. If they are full the next try would be the campgrounds in the area with cabins. The Elkview has no cabins but there are places very close that do have cabins. I just talked to Tanya at No Name City which is across I90 at exit 34. She assured me that she still has cabins. Linens and towels are provided. There is a short walk to the shower house and bathrooms. They also have RV's for rent which would have bathrooms. Check out their website nonamecity.com. I will work on other options. Stay tuned
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Posted 4/30/2015 5:51 PM (#84190 - in reply to #79174)
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Two more cabin options:
Katmandu Campground, at exit 34 also, has 17+ cabins. It is a quiet campground - as in no loud parties. The phones 605-347-2451 or 866-776-0758 toll free.
Days End Campground, at exit 30, has 30 cabins. the advertized price for a cabin is $44 for two and $8 for each additional person. The phone 605-347-2331.

Do a search - Sturgis campgrounds and cabins. There are other places with cabins but further away.
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AJ1200
Posted 5/5/2015 1:51 PM (#84240 - in reply to #79174)
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well I finally got off my duff and filled out the registration form and did payment with paypal
Will,, please let me know if you don't get it



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DirtyDR
Posted 5/5/2015 2:53 PM (#84243 - in reply to #79174)
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Finally called and got my tent site reserved so I guess I am all set now. Can hardly wait for the rally to start.
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jwshort
Posted 5/5/2015 3:11 PM (#84244 - in reply to #79174)
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Hi Ace:
It arrived as it is supposed to. I will email you with a note.
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jwshort
Posted 5/8/2015 12:20 PM (#84281 - in reply to #79174)
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Hi Again:
We have 115 registered for the Monumental Rally. Remember the Pre-registration ends May 31st at midnight. If your pre-registration is time stamp after midnight Mountain time you are late and it costs $10 more for each adult. FYI - We have 4 new members that have used the $69 package to join. BUT we have a bunch of new members who have joined since we opened the pre-registration. (For some odd reason I get an email when someone joins or renews.)
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Posted 5/12/2015 4:07 PM (#84345 - in reply to #79174)
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We are still looking for a volunteer photographer for the rally. Anyone out there want to bring their camera and take random shots of the activities and someone else to do "portraits" of the folks on there rigs like at Mountain Home, AR. I don't want to burden any one person too much so they can't enjoy the rally.
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Posted 5/20/2015 2:20 PM (#84462 - in reply to #79174)
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We should be rolling in to stay at Elkview on June 22nd. Sandy just bought an associate membership. She is going to bring her trike and I will have the SC rig with Beauregard as a passenger.
See you then!
Al, Sandy and Beauregard.
(We have contacted Elkview and they know we are coming)
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HHShort
Posted 5/23/2015 12:09 PM (#84484 - in reply to #79174)
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Helpful Rally Hints.

1. Rally preregistration will close on May 31. If you want the discount and a Tee shirt, On-line preregistration needs to be complete by then or if you are using snail mail it should be mailed NOW. Walk-in registration can be done by credit card.
2. Bringing your camp/lawn chair would be helpful. The Bluegrass concert is out doors if the weather is nice and there will be some seating but you will be more comfortable in you own chair. Same for the sidecar games. They will be held in a meadow
3. You do have Rain Gear? We have summer mountain weather. Passing Thunder Showers are a possibility.
4. Be flexible. We have mountain weather. Oh! I said that already. You may have to adjust your ride and we may have to adjust schedules and venues. We still will have a great time.
5. Questions? Check with the registration/information desk. We are locals and can help you plan rides and we have opinions on good eating places.
6. Campground prohibits glass bottles. Beverages are available at food service. You are welcome to bring your own beverages if you use cans or plastic.
7. Pets are welcome under the usual conditions. Leashes and pick up.
8. Consult the Tentative Schedule in the next post and the almost final Schedule in your rally packet when you get here.


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Posted 5/23/2015 12:19 PM (#84485 - in reply to #79174)
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Tentative Schedule Some changes had occurred since the schedule was printed in the Sidecarist. We said it was Tentative!
It's About the Ride
THURSDAY EVENING: 5:00 on (?) Meet and greet in Pavilion.
Registration and Information desk open. Find accommodations. Dinner on your own:
FRIDAY:
7:00am Coffee and donuts in the pavilion
Morning: 8:00 till 5:00 Registration and Information desk will be open
Self-guided and Guided rides Check for breakfast and lunch rides
Afternoon: Kick tires and tell lies at the campground.
Guided or self- guided rides in the scenic Black Hills.
Shopping opportunities. Kid activities? Tourist activities – guided or self- guided.
2:30: Sidecar expert panel Q&A
4:00: Show and Shine: Some where near the Pavilion.
Evening: Dinner on your own. Food service will be open in the pavilion or plan a dinner ride.
6:30 till 10:30 Bluegrass festival on site: (The concert is covered in registration.)
SATURDAY:
Morning: 7:00am Breakfast served at pavilion. You will receive one breakfast ticket in registration packet. Use it or save it for Sunday morning.
8:30am: Departure – Three different guided Rides to Mt. Rushmore. “The Monumental Ride”
10:30am: Photo-Op at Mt Rushmore, Gather on the top deck of the Mt Rushmore parking garage. Follow the signs to level 4. Cost $11 for parking + gas. Shopping in Keystone or ride to Hills City on a scenic back road for more shopping. Cost – Sky is the limit or is it the budget or credit card.
Guided or self- guided rides in the scenic Black Hills.
Lunch on your own. There is food service at Mt Rushmore
Afternoon:
2:00: Sidecar Games In the field near the interstate.
4:00: Board Meeting/General meeting in tent by the pavilion. Meet and greet Laura Klock and hear her report on ”Helping with Horsepower”.
4:00: Kid activities. CMA volunteers.
6:30: BBQ Dinner served in the pavilion followed by awards, 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Bluegrass festival will be continuing till at least 10:30pm
SUNDAY MORNING:
7:00am – Breakfast served in the pavilion. Use your ticket if you haven’t used it or pay on your own.
8:00am - CMA service In tent beside the pavilion.
10:00am – 12:30pm – Bluegrass gospel music concert – free will offering
POLICE THE GROUNDS BEFORE BREAKING CAMP. (Pick up the trash)
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murdaughm
Posted 5/28/2015 11:13 AM (#84586 - in reply to #79174)
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Just called out to Elk View to tell them we are coming out - and did the registration deed....man I'm getting old - I think this is the second time I planned a ride....... Can't wait to meet all of you! Any travel tips you can offer since this will be my first rally with a sidecar rig are greatly appreciated

Mike USCA 8843
93 R100R- Ural - built in winter 2015 - tuned on the road to SD.
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WinginCamera
Posted 5/28/2015 2:45 PM (#84588 - in reply to #79174)
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I am curious, after we register online, do we receive any confirmation of being registered? My wife and I are registered, but this is our first national rally, so not sure of the process.
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jwshort
Posted 5/29/2015 6:33 PM (#84611 - in reply to #79174)
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Hi Folks:
First - Will Edwards - I hope you have gotten my 2 responses by now. Yes you and your wife are pre-registered.

A big second - We are approaching the end of the pre-registration time. The good deal is over at midnight Sunday. BUT - If you are having trouble with PayPal don't fight it, call me - 605-381-8187. Just remember that Rapid City is on Mountain daylight time. I will take your information over the phone and you can snail mail the money with the registration form. Try the PayPal system first. It will shoot me a registration form that will confirm the fact that you are wanting to pre-register.

We have close to 150 registered as I type this. It is going to be a great rally. Come prepared to have a good time, lots of visiting and great scenery.
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Posted 5/30/2015 12:14 AM (#84613 - in reply to #79174)
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Thank you for the response, we had no problem with PayPal, so looking forward to a great time.
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Posted 5/31/2015 7:44 PM (#84641 - in reply to #79174)
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Took the Ural too Devils tower this afternoon, first time I have rode the bike, since my accident at work, the leg held up well, so as soon as I got home I am registered up ready too roll.

Kenny Wasserburger
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Posted 5/31/2015 9:31 PM (#84643 - in reply to #84641)
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Kenny Wasserburger - 5/31/2015 7:44 PM

Took the Ural too Devils tower this afternoon, first time I have rode the bike, since my accident at work, the leg held up well, so as soon as I got home I am registered up ready too roll.

Kenny Wasserburger


Glad to hear it.
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jwshort
Posted 6/3/2015 8:00 PM (#84715 - in reply to #79174)
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Hi All:
I have had a couple of people who didn't receive a response from me after they registered. If you didn't get some sort of response email me at: jwshort@rap.midco.net. If you sent your registration by snail mail you should have gotten a card acknowledging your registration. If you were a PayPal customer I tried to reply to your registration form.
If I missed let me correct my error.
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AJ1200
Posted 6/4/2015 8:24 AM (#84724 - in reply to #84715)
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OK I'm going to say it

WOW only 2 more weeks
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Posted 6/4/2015 8:59 AM (#84726 - in reply to #79174)
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I like you attitude. The final preps are in motion but no matter what - WE WILL HAVE A GREAT RALLY!!!! We have over 160 registered so far. Many of them are first time rally-ers. Whether you come as a newbie or old timer we are going to have a good time and see lots of neat stuff.
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Posted 6/10/2015 12:26 PM (#84833 - in reply to #79174)
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I am looking forward to seeing you all at the Black Hills Rally and some of you in Gardiner and Red Lodge.
Honda VTX 1300 with Velorex Sidecar and Mini Mate Tent Camper behind the bike.
For those who have asked, YES! I finally finished my book "Discovering Life After Alzheimer's - The 26,000 Mile Ride Across America."
You can find more information at www.MtSky.com
Black Hills, here we come!
Del Lonnquist USCA # 8504


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Txart
Posted 6/10/2015 12:51 PM (#84835 - in reply to #79174)
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Spring has sprung, summer is here and we have been busier than a cat on tin roof but we is going. Daughter is getting married this Sat, so do I need to say more on the busy part..... Wife is leaving mid week after wedding -- returns Sunday evening and we leave Monday morning for the rally -- 1400 miles to run and hoping for good weather. See you all there.
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Posted 6/10/2015 2:54 PM (#84843 - in reply to #84835)
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Art,

I saw this in a pizzeria in Ohio while I was stopped to see our Midwest Director, Dave Szkudlarek. I figure it must be the Norwegian spelling.

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Posted 6/13/2015 7:38 AM (#84893 - in reply to #79174)
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I'm in Champaign, IL for the rest of the weekend and plan to leave for Colorado on Monday, weather being a factor. I expect to arrive at the campground some time on the 24th. I need to call them and add the 24th to my stay dates. The Valk/super-sport are working very well. I'm looking forward to riding up Pikes Peak and Mount Evans amid other sites while in Colorado. See y'all at Sturgis.
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Posted 6/13/2015 12:46 PM (#84897 - in reply to #79174)
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We are looking forward to meeting you - Leon!
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Posted 6/13/2015 3:29 PM (#84898 - in reply to #79174)
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Hey Folks!! I just received registration 170. WOW!!!
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Posted 6/13/2015 4:56 PM (#84900 - in reply to #79174)
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Anyone going from Washington state? We live near Tacoma and will be leaving June 20th. Maybe we could form a sidecar convoy.
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Posted 6/13/2015 5:52 PM (#84901 - in reply to #79174)
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While traveling to Sturgis I am thinking about a slight detour to Beartooth Pass, just because I haven't been there. I checked current road conditions and the pass is open. Is there anything I should know ahead of time. I have a Goldwing/Escort rig if that matters.
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Al Olme
Posted 6/13/2015 6:39 PM (#84902 - in reply to #84901)
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Will,

There will be a group of us crossing the BTP on Tuesday afternoon 6/23. Planning on being at Cooke City/Silver Gate at about 2PM. If you'd like you can join us for more of the trip. See our best guess itinerary below...

We [TLMaryann and I] are staying in cheap motels that seem to be friendly and clean. Here are our reservations...

Sunday, June 21 and Monday, June 22 [departing on the morning of June 23]
The Yellowstone River Motel, Gardiner, MT. Details at http://www.yellowstonerivermotel.com/

Tuesday, June 23 [one night only]
The Yodler Motel, Red Lodge, MT. They are open and you can call them at 866-446-1435 or 406-446-1435. One of the owners, Tulsa [she] is a sidecar driver! For details http://www.yodelermotel.com/

Wednesday, June 24 [one night only]
The Mill Inn, Sheridan, WY. They were once an operating flour mill and on the National Register of Historic Places. They are open and you can call them at (307) 672-6401 or Toll Free (888) 357-6455. For details http://www.sheridanmillinn.com/

On Thursday we should be back in Sturgis and you can settle into your accommodations for the rally. Call me with questions or send an email to Al@AlOlme.com. If you are planning to come, please let me know but it's never too late to change your mind and come anyway [although you may be sleeping on the ground].
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Circuit Rider
Posted 6/13/2015 9:00 PM (#84905 - in reply to #84901)
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WinginCamera - 6/13/2015 4:52 PM

While traveling to Sturgis I am thinking about a slight detour to Beartooth Pass, just because I haven't been there. I checked current road conditions and the pass is open. Is there anything I should know ahead of time. I have a Goldwing/Escort rig if that matters.


We crossed the Beartooth a couple of years ago on a GL1800/Hannigan outfit pulling a cargo trailer. It's a great ride.
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Hack'n
Posted 6/13/2015 9:31 PM (#84907 - in reply to #84905)
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Kinda fun looking down at all those glaciers.



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Tax Man
Posted 6/15/2015 10:42 AM (#84925 - in reply to #84907)
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We rode over Beartooth Highway three years ago on the way back from the Coeur d'Alene national rally. We rode from Red Lodge to the Chief Joseph Highway and then to Cody. We tried to drive it maybe 6 years ago in June and couldn't because of snow and ice on the highway. You have to watch the weather and call ahead to see if it is open.
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Posted 6/17/2015 8:06 PM (#84964 - in reply to #79174)
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Thank you all for your responses concerning Bear Tooth Pass. Al Olme, I am printing out your schedule just in case we can cross paths. We are leaving from Washington on Saturday, June 20 and will be checking into our motel Tuesday, June 23. We wanted to get there a few days early to explore on our own a little. If we don't make it to BTP before the rally we have over a week to get back home. We might travel the Going to the Sun highway in Glacier National Park if it opens soon. At the present time it is still closed. The first time I tried to travel Going to the Sun it was still closed. The next time was in 2003, the road was open when we left home, circled around in Canada but when we reach the park it was being evacuated because of forest fires. Hopefully the third time will work.
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Al Olme
Posted 6/17/2015 9:30 PM (#84965 - in reply to #84964)
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Will, I hope we cross paths on the road but if not we'll see you at the rally. We're leaving on Friday morning.
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Posted 6/18/2015 9:10 AM (#84969 - in reply to #84964)
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WinginCamera - 6/17/2015 7:06 PM

We might travel the Going to the Sun highway in Glacier National Park if it opens soon.


Of all the places my bride and I have traveled in this beautiful country the Going to the Sun Highway has got to be near the top of our list.



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Posted 6/18/2015 11:28 AM (#84970 - in reply to #84969)
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WOW -- impossible this summer but there is always next summer
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Posted 6/21/2015 12:13 PM (#84986 - in reply to #79174)
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Looks like we are heading out early Tuesday morning and should be there Tuesday afternoon.
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Posted 6/21/2015 2:50 PM (#84989 - in reply to #84969)
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Ginger looks great! lol
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Posted 6/21/2015 6:18 PM (#84991 - in reply to #84986)
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We heading out Monday am and hope to be there Thursday pm...
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Posted 6/21/2015 9:20 PM (#84995 - in reply to #79174)
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The wife and I are leaving early Thursday Morning is about 400 miles away. Looking forward to meeting a lot of new friends.
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Posted 6/22/2015 2:50 PM (#85002 - in reply to #79174)
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Little bit of sad news from South Texas --- I was idling the rig as we were ready to mount, the engine died --- something appears to be wrong with tranny and/or Mamba reverse -- anyway, it would take more than a day to fix and we would start counting Tuesday as all shops are closed today. So the rig ain't going but we is ---- heading out in the SUV in a few .... I have recorded the Harley and will play on stereo as we ride in the hills
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hdgypsyman
Posted 6/22/2015 4:01 PM (#85012 - in reply to #79174)
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I just sent a private message to Will Short to see if I can attend the rally and pay on site for dues and rally fees. That weekend has opened up for me and I'm only about 500 miles away in Southern Minnesota. I would leave on Thursday after work and make partway there. Roll in late Friday morning.
Mike Anderson from Southern Minnesota
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Posted 6/22/2015 11:45 PM (#85021 - in reply to #85012)
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Art, I'm sorry to hear of the breakdown. I recall seeing your online registration.
Mike, Ya, youbetcha, come on out. I know Will is prepared for some walkins.
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jwshort
Posted 6/23/2015 12:09 PM (#85027 - in reply to #79174)
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Don is 100% correct. We are ready for walk-ons. The more the merrier. The camping space is hardly tested yet. If you need a Motel you might have a problem - but there are cabins not far away (Exit 34). WELCOME!!





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Posted 6/24/2015 10:23 PM (#85055 - in reply to #79174)
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Well Gang I have the pickup loaded and hooked to the popup and the wife and I will be heading out in the morning. I don't have a sidecar (yet) but wanted to ride with everyone so I loaded up the old trusty 1978 Yamaha SR500 in the back of the pickup. Looking forward to meeting everyone and learning about sidecars. See you tomorrow afternoon. John
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nole82
Posted 6/25/2015 10:43 AM (#85058 - in reply to #85055)
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I am very sad to report that my beloved Valkyrie/Hannigan super sport , after a valiant effort, broke down at a campground in the mountains outside of Idaho Springs, CO. It seems that something went wrong with either the starter or the gear reduction unit attached to it. Being three miles up out of the way with little time to spare I have decided to fly home to NY, then drive back with my trailer to bring the stalwart but ailing Valk home for repairs. My meeting with so many sidecar enthusiasts will have to wait for a better day. I know that Dave Keesee will be there. Please send him my regards, also to you, Will. I apologize for this late note but there was absolutely no communication possible at the campground. I am writing this note at the Denver International Airport waiting for my (now delayed) flight. Regards to everyone,
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Posted 6/25/2015 12:25 PM (#85062 - in reply to #79174)
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Sorry about that Leon. We are here at the Campground with enough of our closest friends to have a good rally. It is raining and The rally doesn't start till this evening. The rain will quit, more will come , the sun will shine for the weekend and we will miss you. What do you want us to do with your rally fee and did you order a Tee Shirt. We have told others that we will ship the Tees to them after the Rally. Harold
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Posted 6/25/2015 12:45 PM (#85064 - in reply to #79174)
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After last weeks attempt in the hills riding, and just getting home from physical therapy, I am still not up to a soaking and getting me and camper too the rally, please keep the fees and one day soon, will met up with you guys and pick up that cool tee shirt. Just too much to deal with after this injury.

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Posted 6/26/2015 5:38 AM (#85074 - in reply to #85062)
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Please keep the fees. I would have gladly been there but for a possible broken starter or damaged statrer reduction unit (or maybe worse) while staying well up on a mountain near beautiful Mount Evans in CO. I don't remember if I ordered a shirt. right now I've returned to New York and will begin the trek back to retrieve the hack right after completing an oil change and securing my trailer. I will miss my very first rally but plan on future riding.
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Posted 6/27/2015 1:21 AM (#85088 - in reply to #79174)
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Weather has turned beautiful here in Sturgis, Today was the shine and judge show, Counted over 50 rigs lined up. This is just the start of the first row, there were three rows of rigs to drool over. As a Past President once said, I had lust in my heart.

Like their individual owners, there were no two the same.


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Posted 6/27/2015 9:16 AM (#85089 - in reply to #79174)
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wow cool pics. the weather up there looks very nice. wish we could be there enjoying the rally too. keep the pictures coming. johnny pearce in hot as hell texas
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Posted 6/28/2015 6:37 PM (#85099 - in reply to #79174)
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Made it back with only a few drops of rain a couple of miles from home. It was a great time riding in the hills, but as every year there were a few spots of chip seal being laid down. But, that is why the roads are always in such great condition. the campground was better than I had envisioned. It was made superb by the (I'm tempted to say incessant) rains that have made every mile of the prairie lush green. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing everyone's sidecar rig creations and meeting the people I have received help from here on the forum.
I want to specially say that "Blue Tape Rules!". My helmet visor latch broke and a liberal application of universal "fixit" material kept it in place all the way home.
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Posted 6/28/2015 10:18 PM (#85107 - in reply to #79174)
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This was my first USCA rally and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The campground was very nice with good facilities and the local riding was awesome! Thanks very much to all the hard work that the crew that organized this rally put into it! It really showed!
Mike from Minnesota

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Posted 6/29/2015 10:37 AM (#85112 - in reply to #85107)
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Our thanks to Will,Harold and their wifes who did all the work. Best national We have had in several years. Thanks to all you off-center people that turned out for my games and especially the impromtu dog show. Thanks Will for sort of allowing me to run free with awards.
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Posted 6/30/2015 2:39 PM (#85144 - in reply to #79174)
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Great rally. My grandson and I had a lot of fun meeting other riders who think outside the box. The rides were amazing as well. My grandson, Gabe is already talking about going to next year's rally.
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Posted 6/30/2015 3:30 PM (#85147 - in reply to #79174)
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It was a wonderful time in Sturgis, thanks all who worked to put it on. You can all harvest the fruits of our labors next year.

A great sunrise over the pond.


Camp in the beginning.


Camp quickly grew as the days passed.




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Posted 6/30/2015 8:35 PM (#85152 - in reply to #79174)
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Leon Hilfstien broke down and didn't make it to the rally. We had a registration packet made up for him with a t-shirt. He wants his t-shirt. Did some kind, thoughtful soul pick up Leon's packet for him? If so I need to know. Thanks!
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Posted 6/30/2015 9:50 PM (#85156 - in reply to #79174)
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Returned home today from the rally. Both Ginger and I had a great time. Our thanks to all who were involved in putting together a fantastic rally.

We had such a good time we decided to stay and camp an extra night, leaving for home early Monday morning. The down side with that idea was getting blown out of bed at 3:00 am Monday morning when a tremendous thunderstorm rolled through the campground. Vivid lightning, booming thunder, incredible wind, and very heavy rain. The upside was seeing a double rainbow over the hills as the storm moved out early in the morning.



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Joe Kelly
Posted 7/1/2015 8:49 PM (#85166 - in reply to #79174)
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Hello everyone, this is the guy with the KLR sidecar from Arizona. I made it home ok and will start looking for what went wrong this weekend. I would like to thank our host and the Flying Ural, the KLR kid, Arlen Ness Goldwing with the fuzzy dog and the Rocket III with the hot rod sidecar. Thanks for all of your help after my break down.
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jwshort
Posted 7/1/2015 9:28 PM (#85168 - in reply to #79174)
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Glad to know you made it home - Joe. Let us know what you find.

To the rest of the rally attenders - Martin contacted me this morning and needs a rally report, with pictures. I am not sure when he needs it but he is working on the July/August magazine. Remember - the magazine and the editor depend you the members coming through with copy. If he has to pick and chose from too much stuff, so much the better.
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Posted 7/2/2015 10:27 AM (#85179 - in reply to #85166)
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Dana,

Your last two photos of the solo bike,  Is it a Harley flathead or Knucklehead?

You have a shot of the other side?

 

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Posted 7/2/2015 11:34 AM (#85183 - in reply to #79174)
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A great ride. Thanks Al Olme for allowing me to join you on part of the ride to Sturgis. A Fantastic rally and we even heard a few SHORT jokes, because of the entire Short family being there help. Great job Short Family. You are the greatest. Some great pictures already up and I will have more later. Thanks also to all the people who purchased copies of my new book, "Discovering Life After Alzheimer's - The 26,000 mile ride." It was fun visiting with you about Alzheimer's and Care giving. Blessings to you all, and especially those of you who are full time caregivers. I ended up in Minneapolis and did a 1,133 mile Iron Butt ride home to Helena, Montana in 20 hours. A good windy, rainy ride for an 80 year old biker. Thanks again Will and family. Good Job.
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Posted 7/2/2015 1:09 PM (#85184 - in reply to #85183)
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Had a great time me-own-self!

Joe, I'd like to hear about whatever you find in the KLR that caused it to crater. Glad you made it home ok.

Thanks to all who made the rally happen!

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Posted 7/2/2015 2:01 PM (#85185 - in reply to #85179)
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hdrghack - 7/2/2015 8:27 AM

Dana,

Your last two photos of the solo bike,  Is it a Harley flathead or Knucklehead?

You have a shot of the other side?

 



It is a Knuckle. He has several years parts on it, a rider not a show bike. They also have that nice red R1150R/EZS rig in the background.







That is pretty much all I have of it.

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jwshort
Posted 7/4/2015 1:08 PM (#85199 - in reply to #79174)
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Hey Folks - we have a ton of pictures for the Sidecarist but we need a report. I would like to not have to write this one. I will have to do an article every month and a "State of The Club" report soon but I would like someone else's perspective on the rally. Thanks!!
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Posted 7/4/2015 1:15 PM (#85200 - in reply to #79174)
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Hi Chief, I have sent pictures to Martin and will have a report out to him by Monday. However I am short of names and home towns of attendees. Pilot error while using my new Iphone6. I'm sure Martin will appreciate everyone's efforts on a report.

Del Lonnquist #8504

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Posted 7/4/2015 1:19 PM (#85201 - in reply to #79174)
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I did complete a rally report on my BLOG. If anyone is interested in that story go to: www.RightLaneAmerica.com
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Posted 7/4/2015 4:25 PM (#85202 - in reply to #79174)
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Thanks Del!! The Sidecarist will come by me for final editing. I will see if I can fill in some blanks.
And easy with this Chief stuff (That is supposed to be smiley Face)
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Posted 7/4/2015 7:26 PM (#85203 - in reply to #85184)
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Started working on the KLR and it is not a blown spark plug it is in the engine, I have ordered a manual and will start the tear down when it comes. Any way no matter what went wrong I will be sending it up to get the 705 kit, larger valves and performance cams.
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Posted 7/6/2015 8:10 PM (#85232 - in reply to #85199)
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Will,
When will the pics taken at the faces be on this form?
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Posted 7/7/2015 10:30 AM (#85244 - in reply to #85203)
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Joe Kelly - 7/4/2015 6:26 PM

Started working on the KLR and it is not a blown spark plug it is in the engine, I have ordered a manual and will start the tear down when it comes. Any way no matter what went wrong I will be sending it up to get the 705 kit, larger valves and performance cams.


Joe, enjoyed meeting you and seeing your KLR at the rally. You have many great farkles and mods on that rig. Please let us know what you find as the problem with the motor... maybe you can start a new thread in the Technical section so other KLR owners can learn from your experience.

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Posted 7/7/2015 11:58 AM (#85248 - in reply to #79174)
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Harold would be the best guy to answer this question - but i will try. The way I understand it Al is setting up a website where all the pics are going to be appearing. In an email I had from Harold this morning it looks like the files of pics are so big from some of other photogs that were among us. Al will give the signal when his website is ready.
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Posted 7/7/2015 4:26 PM (#85253 - in reply to #85248)
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The first batch of photos [the ones with the Rushmore faces] are ready on www.stickybunny.com
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Posted 7/8/2015 10:53 AM (#85265 - in reply to #85253)
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There seems to be circularity in this. I went to www.stickybunny.com and clicked on Monumental Rally and arrived back here. I tried again with the same result.
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Posted 7/8/2015 1:56 PM (#85273 - in reply to #79174)
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Using my mobile, I found the pics after hitting the "MENU" and then "Rushmore pics". Nice shots. We were not there.



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Posted 7/8/2015 4:25 PM (#85280 - in reply to #85253)
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Al, there is a search response to www.stickybunny.com that has "search a thread... Monumental Rally ." It does loop right back to this thread. The only way I can get to the photos is to click the link in the earlier post.

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Posted 7/10/2015 1:01 AM (#85305 - in reply to #79174)
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Thank you Will Short and all your volunteers for their hard work to put on a great rally. This was our first national rally and we had a great time. This was my wife’s first trip to South Dakota and she was really looking forward to seeing Mt Rushmore and the surrounding area.

We left home in Spanaway, WA on June 20 and arrived at our hotel in Deadwood, SD on the 24th. We took mostly secondary roads, with a slight detour into WY to ride over Beartooth Pass.
We took in some of the other tourist locations in the area, toured the roads around Rushmore, and of course the Rally itself.

The heat started affecting my wife and we spent Saturday afternoon taking it easy and headed home Sunday morning. Our original plans were to ride the “Going to the Sun Highway” in Glacier Park, but because of the temperature we skipped that. We rode north from Deadwood and took secondary roads to Helena, MT to visit a few days with my wife’s sister before riding on home.

We had been looking forward to getting home to the moderate temperatures of western Washington, but someone turned on the heat. Washington was having a heat wave too, with record temperatures.
In all, we put on 3,527 miles round trip, using 107 gallons of gas at an average of 33 MPG, and miles of smiles. Even if was hot, miles of smiles.

I took a few photos while on the trip, which are posted on my Zenfolio photo site at:
http://wingincamera.zenfolio.com/2015_monumental-sidecar-rally
The photos are separated into seven albums.

If anyone wants to copy or share any of the photos, just move your mouse pointer over the left side of a photo and a drop down menu will appear with options.

Will & Suzette Edwards
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Posted 7/10/2015 1:24 PM (#85312 - in reply to #79174)
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Thank You Will. You accomplished what I have not been able to get done. I had hoped to set up a situation where members could down load a file and have it printed. I don't think you can download a file from zenfolio which make sense because they are in the business of selling prints. The prices of prints of various sizes on zenfolio seem reasonable to me.

SOOOO MEMBERS Will has invited you to look at and buy his pictures. This is the source of you rally pictures.
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HHShort
Posted 7/10/2015 1:29 PM (#85313 - in reply to #85312)
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PS There is a thread "pictures from the monumental rally in SD" There are some down loadable files there.
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Al Olme
Posted 7/10/2015 2:17 PM (#85315 - in reply to #79174)
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HHShort
Posted 7/10/2015 4:11 PM (#85316 - in reply to #79174)
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Thank You Al. This is what we promised and all we promised. There are plenty of other rally pictures here and there that can be downloaded if members wish.

Printing Hint. Since it is a bit of a panorama I used letter sized photo paper and unchecked the Fit to size box in the printer window and I have a very good image.
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Posted 7/10/2015 6:33 PM (#85317 - in reply to #79174)
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Concerning my photos posted at Zenfoilo, I just changed the download options to allow full resolution download. I had forgotten to change it when first uploaded. Now if you want a print you can either have Zenfolio print it and mail it to you, or just download the original file and print it yourself or send it to any printing service you like. Personally, I like the results I get from Coscto printing, if that is a option.

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HHShort
Posted 7/10/2015 8:35 PM (#85318 - in reply to #79174)
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Thanks for opening that up for us.





Thanks, Will, for opening up the option of doing a download. BTW I have tried several times to get a good picture of tunnel with the faces. The best I have done was a picture that was in the Sidecarist with a good exposure of the faces and the tunnel under exposed with no detail. You just caught enough sun shining into the opening to show tunnel detail. Good Shot



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jwshort
Posted 7/10/2015 10:48 PM (#85320 - in reply to #79174)
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I tried to save the Mt. Rushmore group picture and got a null instead of a picture. What am I doing wrong?
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Posted 7/11/2015 1:28 AM (#85323 - in reply to #79174)
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Hi Will, concerning the download problem (with two Will's this can be confusing).
If you are referring to my photos at Zenfolio I am not sure what your are referring to. There are some buttons on the right upper side of the screen (Buy, Share, others) but I would ignore these. When looking at the photos in a particular folder, just click on a selected photo to select it to a single larger photo. After doing this, move your mouse pointer over the left upper side of the photo and the drop down menu will appear giving you several options. One of the options is to download the original file, it will also give you the size of the file. One of the other options is to "share" the photo. Use the Share to directly on social medial sites, or the "Direct Link To Images" to link different size files to message boards.
Hopefully this will solve any problems.
http://wingincamera.zenfolio.com/2015_monumental-sidecar-rally

Concerning the different albums on the site. The Town of Waitsburg is a small little town in SW Washington that caught our attention enough to stop long enough to take some photos. Beartooth Pass is photos from this pass in Wyoming with a elevation of 10,947 feet. I forgot to take a photo of the GPS info showing the elevation, but there was a couple of other lower passes that I also captured. Devils Tower folder speaks for itself. Wonderland Cave is one of the tourist stops we went through. Mt Rushmore album, well our visit at Rushmore. Sidecars at the Rally also speaks for itself, and so does the album "Roads around Mt Rushmore" which includes the Needles highway and Iron Mountain highway.
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Al Olme
Posted 7/11/2015 12:01 PM (#85325 - in reply to #85320)
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I'm not sure you'e doing anything wrong. I'm seeing very odd behavior from the website with the larger files. I suggest that you click the link at the bottom of the post rather than the image. That worked for me.
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HHShort
Posted 7/11/2015 12:17 PM (#85326 - in reply to #79174)
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I have downloaded all three Group pictures and printed with no problems. All have made good 8x10s. Tried calling Bro Will but no answer. Opps He has company to day. Harold
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Posted 7/11/2015 11:21 PM (#85340 - in reply to #79174)
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Hi Will (the other Will):
I did as you instructed and got a picture that had a very large file. It gave me the option of downloading. I did that but I don't know where it downloaded to.

You have some very good pics of the Mt. Rushmore experience - Except I seem to be digging in my side pocket. At least the bike was photogenic.

Thanks for all the pics. As they say in the South "Ya done good"
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Posted 7/13/2015 9:41 PM (#85371 - in reply to #79174)
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I received this email from Laura Klock in response to the check I sent to them for Helping With Horsepower. It ended up being $900.

Hi Will!
What a great surprise to open the envelope I received in the mail today! THANK YOU for your generous donation to Helping With Horsepower! And for the extra for gas. That wasn't necessary at all. We completely enjoyed our time there. I was shocked by how many different types of sidecars there are. Ironically enough, we visited Indian of Sturgis before we headed back, and I looked at a sidecar there for my Chieftain. If I go ahead with it, I will certainly send you some photos!
You're a really great group of people, and we were honored to be invited to your event.

Thank you so much. Bless you.


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WinginCamera
Posted 7/14/2015 4:25 PM (#85375 - in reply to #79174)
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Will there be any high resolution photos available of single sidecar photos taken from the top of the garage where the group pictures was taken?
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WinginCamera
Posted 7/14/2015 8:30 PM (#85378 - in reply to #79174)
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This probably has nothing to do with the rally itself. Before we left on the trip my wife had purchased a little minion whom she named Bob. She used her cell phone to take photos as Bob made his way across the country & return and posted them on her facebook page. If anyone is interested, I created another photo album just for Bob and could be found here: http://wingincamera.zenfolio.com/bob-the-minion
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Posted 7/28/2015 3:46 PM (#85588 - in reply to #85375)
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I was wondering the same thing about the pics. If anyone knows I would appreciate where to go to down load them.
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Tax Man
Posted 7/31/2015 9:53 AM (#85600 - in reply to #79174)
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I'd like to see the parking ramp top pictures too. When I tried to go to the site Al had given I was unable to get to the right place to find them. I guess I'm doing something wrong.
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HHShort
Posted 7/31/2015 10:36 AM (#85601 - in reply to #79174)
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ME TOO GUYS!!!! Will has them on a chip, He got them from Al at the BMWMOA Rally, and he is still on a vacation trip and will not but home until after the Sturgis rally is over. (He is trying to avoid the roar and mayhem of a million riders. South Dakota only has 750,000 residents) When I get them I will post the group pictures on the forum and I will send the individual pictures in full file to any that request them.
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Posted 7/31/2015 11:22 AM (#85602 - in reply to #79174)
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Thanks, Harold. Did Will tell you that Jane and I will be out to the Black Hills sometime in the August 22-25 time period. I'll get together with Will to go bank hopping to get signatures on accounts at US Bank and to add Dana to the Wells Fargo Rally Account. Since we missed you at Spearfish, and you were busy at the USCA rally perhaps we can get together for dinner.

We are riding out with four other couples from our GWRRA chapter.
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Al Olme
Posted 7/31/2015 3:55 PM (#85603 - in reply to #85602)
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I finally found a free host that can take the pictures at full resolution and anyone can download. You can also get prints right there at Shutterfly. If you buy from them you are adding to Minnesota's local economy...Thank You.

ALL the pictures are at https://uscarally2015.shutterfly.com/. Some are mine and some were taken by others. Yes, I know that there are some duplicates... just ignore them.

They are free to all and if you have pictures you want to add, contact me and I'll give you a password for the site.
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Posted 8/1/2015 10:25 AM (#85609 - in reply to #85603)
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Al, thanks for posting the pics. Those of us who can't get out really appreciate.
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Joe Kelly
Posted 11/13/2015 6:54 PM (#86822 - in reply to #85168)
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It was a long hot summer so I just started to tear down the KLR and found bent valves, so far no one knows why I maybe the frist with this problem. Ant way sending it of to M-Tech for the 705 kit. Should be up and running for Colorardo.



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Posted 11/13/2015 6:59 PM (#86823 - in reply to #85184)
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Bent valves don't know why but and sending everything up to M-Tech for the 705 kit.



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CCjon
Posted 11/13/2015 7:27 PM (#86824 - in reply to #79174)
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Bent valves???? That's a first.

Got my KLR rig up and running, plan to take it to Colorado too. Thanks for letting me steal some of your mod ideas. See you there.
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Posted 2/3/2016 11:16 AM (#87752 - in reply to #79174)
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Just a note on the topic of local beer. For those of you who travel with a Growler there is a small brewery in Paonia, the next town over. I've always found a full one makes the campsite so much more like home.
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Posted 2/3/2016 1:59 PM (#87755 - in reply to #79174)
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George, this thread is all about the 2015 Rally.  2015!

 

The thread for the 2016 rally is here -- 2016 USCA Rigs In The Rockies Rally

 

Revolution Brewing is indeed located in Paonia, about a 13-minute ride from the 2016 rally HQ (according to Google.)

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tx2sturgis
Posted 7/25/2016 6:37 PM (#90078 - in reply to #86823)
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I wonder if Joe ever got this rig running again?
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Posted 7/25/2016 7:20 PM (#90079 - in reply to #79174)
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Didn't see Joe in Hotchkiss this year, so........... ??
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Posted 7/29/2016 11:16 AM (#90119 - in reply to #90079)
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Hey CC Jon!

I haven't seen any posts from you over on SS for a while...

It was fun last year meeting you and all the gang....this year I'll be at Sturgis with my Ural Solo.

Yeah I often wonder how that all turned out for Joe, what a super guy.

Take care Jon!
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Posted 7/29/2016 2:13 PM (#90124 - in reply to #90078)
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tx2sturgis - 7/25/2016 6:37 PM

I wonder if Joe ever got this rig running again?


Yep it up and running, now a 705 with cams and carb work all done. I only cost about $3,000. The doohickey failed and the balance chain slapped around and caused the cam chain to jump and that is what bent the valves, so fix those doohickey's before it is too late.

I had a stroke the 1st of June so I had to miss Hotchkiss but still waiting on my t-shirts That I had ordered.

Thanks for asking, Joe
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Posted 7/29/2016 5:38 PM (#90134 - in reply to #90119)
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Moved on to a different pasture after I sold Da'mit the URAL.   Bought, rode and sold Da'mu the killer whale GoldWing rig.

Now playing with a KLR650 cargo rig while Claude builds me a serious RTW Vstrom sidecar camper, though I most likely won't go RTW.  Trans-Canada - Alaska would be a nice shake-down loop.... in 2017?

 Next years USCA rally will be in Corning, NY, guaranteed to be cooler than Hotchkiss...

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Posted 7/29/2016 6:29 PM (#90135 - in reply to #90134)
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Here is a suggestion for breaking in the new rig. There is a new road being constructed north on Inuvik, NWT to Tuktoyaktuk, NWT. I am considering a June or July trip to ride it in 2017.

In addition, the road is a key supply line for Tuktoyaktuk and the hamlet of Aklavik. It is part of the Dempster Highway. The rest of the Dempster Highway is on land and can be driven on through the summer. Construction of an all-weather highway between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk commenced in April 2013.
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Al Olme
Posted 7/29/2016 9:45 PM (#90138 - in reply to #90119)
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There was a request to unfreeze this thread so it has been done. That said, if you want to have a lengthy discussion, particularly one that really isn't about the 2015 rally, maybe it would be a good idea to move it to a better place. No one looking for threads about burnt valves will come looking for it here.
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Posted 8/5/2016 10:39 AM (#90220 - in reply to #79174)
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To Joe Kelly and CCJon, and any others who wish to visit about our experience at the 2015 USCA Rally at Sturgis, or possibly get updates about what all is happening lately, including the KLR situation, then lets please move our discussion over to this thread, which is a bit stale, but it certainly has the correct title already, and we can revive it hopefully without issue.




http://sidecar.com/mbbs22/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=13606&posts=4#M90219





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