Friday, August 13, 2010
If you didnt already know but Sturgis has started!!!! It started on Aug 9th and goes clear through Aug 15th i believe. 2 Awesome weeks of riding, drinking, meeting new people, and just enjoying the open road. Unfortunately I have never been and this year was unable to attend : ( My boyfriend his brother and a good friend all took off Wed evening after work and drove about halfway to Mitchell, SD stayed then got up and rode the rest of the way. They made it safe and are now all set up and having a blast i'm sure.
I hate to bring you all down but Tues night there were 4 guys coming back from Sturgis and were almost home and were all killed. It was a very tragic event! A truck crossed the cones in a construction zone and wiped them out. It just really rocks ya to the core when you hear of such tragedies as this one. I know it pry happens all the time but it is still hard to digest.
I do not tell you this to bring you down, I tell you this as a caution to motorcyclist and people driving vehicles too! Did you know that Sturgis, SD brings about a half a million people to the area? Can you imagine how many bikes are out on the road for these 2 weeks? You should always watch for bikes when operating a vehicle but for these 2 weeks every year please pay special attention! And bikers don't be stupid!!! Follow the rules of the road.
I dont know if you have ever heard of the saying "Loud Pipes Save Lives" but i am a firm believer in that. So just be aware of your surroundings while out on the open road and remember keep the paint up and the rubber down!