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... this morning that there are already a million people there for the rally and it doesn't officially start until tomorrow! I was there 7 years ago and while the riding in the area is some of the best I've ever done, the rally is a gong show. Fun to see once, but no real need to go back.
Just to provide some perspective, here are the Sturgis Police stats for yesterday, up to 6am today (remember, the rally only "starts" ...
... can be eaten by some of the older male bears. They were playing around with each other just like puppies, big puppies, and were so over-the-top adorable!
Our next drive took us through Rapid City, back through to Wyoming and on to the national monument of Devil's Tower. Devil's tower is a giant rock formation that has come about through a decreasing sea level and years of weathering. We got to walk around the trail that ...
... led the 7th Cavalry on a charge at an overwhelming number of Lakota and Cheyenne warriors who were going about their traditional lives quite peacefully, in an effort to force them to move to a reservation in a neighbouring state. Custer didn't expect the ferocity of the defence and Custer, his officers and 260 of his soldiers were wiped out on a hill in what is now known as Custer's Last Stand.
Although the Lakota won the battle, it was the beginning of the end, as the ...
... sign, 'You are entering Crow country'.
Driving on without stopping anywhere here, I was getting closer to Wyoming all the time... and I had to stop and snap this:
And then I was entering Wyoming:
Those distant mountains had been in view often and for long periods, at one point they stretched right across my horizon. At the north-western ...
... checked into our hotel, had a bit of a rest and then went back to Pokeys for dinner. Jen (Ric's daughter) joined us for dinner, and was really nice to see her as well.
Before it got dark, Ric took us up to check out Boot Hill. Wow, this place is huge. It is going to be some place when it is finished. We were hoping it would be open while we were here, but it looks like it won’t be until the ...