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Chase iron eyes who is lead counsel for the Lakota nation said as of the 7th there has been no uptick in any bikers, he surmised the bike community is responding with an intelligent overview of why the checkpoints are there.

 I don’t know how the **** this can happen, not one looted store, not one overturned burning car, no screaming pink and purple haired protesters crapping in the roads, if this gets out bikers will have a bad name.

 

 

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9 hours ago, Brady Boy said:

I've been to Sturgis several times, looks a little vacant.  BK.

The Main Street pic, isn’t that where the 20 ft picture stand was before? I don’t see it unless it’s at a different spot.

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This has been making the rounds on bookface. Don’t know if it’s 100% true. Supposedly happened last night in Sturgis. 
 

From my friend Skip who is working law enforcement at the Sturgis, SD rally 2020...
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"I know those of you that know me well are looking for my daily rally updates about things that happen at the greatest show on earth.  However this year, due to everything that has happened in regards to law enforcement, and out of respect for my friends and family who may not be overly supportive of my chosen calling, I will not be posting much.  However, sitting here on the porch reflecting on day two, I feel like I should share what happened at bar close last night downtown.  

The bars closed at 2 like they always do and a large number of folks gathered in the street, just like any other night.  However this night turned out to be way different.  Instead of grabbing some overpriced fried food and staggering off into the sunrise, one man fired up the loud stereo on his Harley and started dancing.  Within seconds, the entire street was filled with people from all walks of life and Nationalities dancing right along with him.  The street was filled with people enjoying their freedom together, and not wanting it to end. We let this go on for about 20 minutes or so before we had to clear the street.  When we went in to stop the party, there was no rioting, no looting, and no violence. just an overwhelming support for us as they quietly left.  We got fist bumps, high fives, handshakes, and hundreds of selfies and well wishes for us and our profession.  A couple guys even tried to tip us for our service 😊
For a short time on Main Street Sturgis, we were all Americans, not liberals, not conservatives, and our skin color didn’t matter, we were all together, and months of anxiety, anger, divisiveness, and fear melted away right before my eyes.  
Even as I type this 8 hours later, I am still moved by what happened on that street in Sturgis SD.
Regardless of what side your on, moments like this are what America needs right now."

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27 minutes ago, SDman said:

This has been making the rounds on bookface. Don’t know if it’s 100% true. Supposedly happened last night in Sturgis. 
 

From my friend Skip who is working law enforcement at the Sturgis, SD rally 2020...
🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲
"I know those of you that know me well are looking for my daily rally updates about things that happen at the greatest show on earth.  However this year, due to everything that has happened in regards to law enforcement, and out of respect for my friends and family who may not be overly supportive of my chosen calling, I will not be posting much.  However, sitting here on the porch reflecting on day two, I feel like I should share what happened at bar close last night downtown.  

The bars closed at 2 like they always do and a large number of folks gathered in the street, just like any other night.  However this night turned out to be way different.  Instead of grabbing some overpriced fried food and staggering off into the sunrise, one man fired up the loud stereo on his Harley and started dancing.  Within seconds, the entire street was filled with people from all walks of life and Nationalities dancing right along with him.  The street was filled with people enjoying their freedom together, and not wanting it to end. We let this go on for about 20 minutes or so before we had to clear the street.  When we went in to stop the party, there was no rioting, no looting, and no violence. just an overwhelming support for us as they quietly left.  We got fist bumps, high fives, handshakes, and hundreds of selfies and well wishes for us and our profession.  A couple guys even tried to tip us for our service 😊
For a short time on Main Street Sturgis, we were all Americans, not liberals, not conservatives, and our skin color didn’t matter, we were all together, and months of anxiety, anger, divisiveness, and fear melted away right before my eyes.  
Even as I type this 8 hours later, I am still moved by what happened on that street in Sturgis SD.
Regardless of what side your on, moments like this are what America needs right now."

Thanx, I told ya though,  bikers are gonna get a bad name. 

Your avatar, is that a '69 roadrunner 440?

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18 minutes ago, Dasnake said:

Thanx, I told ya though,  bikers are gonna get a bad name. 

Your avatar, is that a '69 roadrunner 440?

1968 GTX with a 440. Actually its a Satellite made into a GTX.

In regards to Sturgis, I'm not a biker/Harley guy...much to my wife's dismay. Should would love it if I brought one home...without even telling her. Bikes have just never been my thing. Anymore it is not unusual to start seeing Harley's headed west just after the 4th of July...and you will see them heading east up until Labor Day weekend. Anymore...a lot of my farmer customers are Harley guys around here. 

In further remarks about the Natives and their roadblock/checkpoints...this has been a thorn in Governor Noem's side ever since March/April. Supposedly, the Natives do not have jurisdiction on a US Federal highway. She has asked the Feds to step in, but doesn't seem to have gotten any response/support from the Feds. The reservation south of me has every road coming into the reservation with big signs on the roads saying "DO NOT STOP.....JUST DRIVE ON THROUGH". The reservations are afraid that if Covid gets started there, it will spread like wildfire...and I'm afraid it will, too.

The reservation on US Hwy 212(a major road that leads to Sturgis) is very worried...their hospital on has 1 ICU bed IIRC, and the nearest ICU rooms from there are 2+ hours away. They've been stopping traffic and causing some problems with the checkpoints. 

In all honesty, most of the problems with Native American healthcare is due to the white man....namely a government bureaucracy called the IHS(Indian Health Services). It has to be one of the most corrupt, inefficient government agencies there is(and we have a lot of them in the USA). Money is thrown at them...it disappears mysteriously. People get fired for taking kickbacks from the tribe....meanwhile, the health of the tribe suffers because of it. The feds shut down the ICU for one of the IHS hospitals a few years back due to incompetence....this was in one of the poorest counties in the entire US. Just a terribly disorganized, mismanaged mess. Numerous government inspectors waste more $$$ analyzing all this incompetence, hire new people...and the whole mess starts all over again.

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11 hours ago, SDman said:

1968 GTX with a 440. Actually its a Satellite made into a GTX.

In regards to Sturgis, I'm not a biker/Harley guy...much to my wife's dismay. Should would love it if I brought one home...without even telling her. Bikes have just never been my thing. Anymore it is not unusual to start seeing Harley's headed west just after the 4th of July...and you will see them heading east up until Labor Day weekend. Anymore...a lot of my farmer customers are Harley guys around here. 

In further remarks about the Natives and their roadblock/checkpoints...this has been a thorn in Governor Noem's side ever since March/April. Supposedly, the Natives do not have jurisdiction on a US Federal highway. She has asked the Feds to step in, but doesn't seem to have gotten any response/support from the Feds. The reservation south of me has every road coming into the reservation with big signs on the roads saying "DO NOT STOP.....JUST DRIVE ON THROUGH". The reservations are afraid that if Covid gets started there, it will spread like wildfire...and I'm afraid it will, too.

The reservation on US Hwy 212(a major road that leads to Sturgis) is very worried...their hospital on has 1 ICU bed IIRC, and the nearest ICU rooms from there are 2+ hours away. They've been stopping traffic and causing some problems with the checkpoints. 

In all honesty, most of the problems with Native American healthcare is due to the white man....namely a government bureaucracy called the IHS(Indian Health Services). It has to be one of the most corrupt, inefficient government agencies there is(and we have a lot of them in the USA). Money is thrown at them...it disappears mysteriously. People get fired for taking kickbacks from the tribe....meanwhile, the health of the tribe suffers because of it. The feds shut down the ICU for one of the IHS hospitals a few years back due to incompetence....this was in one of the poorest counties in the entire US. Just a terribly disorganized, mismanaged mess. Numerous government inspectors waste more $$$ analyzing all this incompetence, hire new people...and the whole mess starts all over again.

x2   government takes away hope

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13 hours ago, SDman said:

This has been making the rounds on bookface. Don’t know if it’s 100% true. Supposedly happened last night in Sturgis. 
 

From my friend Skip who is working law enforcement at the Sturgis, SD rally 2020...
🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲
"I know those of you that know me well are looking for my daily rally updates about things that happen at the greatest show on earth.  However this year, due to everything that has happened in regards to law enforcement, and out of respect for my friends and family who may not be overly supportive of my chosen calling, I will not be posting much.  However, sitting here on the porch reflecting on day two, I feel like I should share what happened at bar close last night downtown.  

The bars closed at 2 like they always do and a large number of folks gathered in the street, just like any other night.  However this night turned out to be way different.  Instead of grabbing some overpriced fried food and staggering off into the sunrise, one man fired up the loud stereo on his Harley and started dancing.  Within seconds, the entire street was filled with people from all walks of life and Nationalities dancing right along with him.  The street was filled with people enjoying their freedom together, and not wanting it to end. We let this go on for about 20 minutes or so before we had to clear the street.  When we went in to stop the party, there was no rioting, no looting, and no violence. just an overwhelming support for us as they quietly left.  We got fist bumps, high fives, handshakes, and hundreds of selfies and well wishes for us and our profession.  A couple guys even tried to tip us for our service 😊
For a short time on Main Street Sturgis, we were all Americans, not liberals, not conservatives, and our skin color didn’t matter, we were all together, and months of anxiety, anger, divisiveness, and fear melted away right before my eyes.  
Even as I type this 8 hours later, I am still moved by what happened on that street in Sturgis SD.
Regardless of what side your on, moments like this are what America needs right now."

A beautiful rose growing tall and proud amidst the bullsh!t. 

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I was told that they previously had hwy 34 east of Sturgis shut down to outsiders, but it was open Friday. They did have a roadblock set up preventing anyone from outside the state entering the Rez, or stopping at their gas station. They are willing to lose business selling gas and convenience items to keep themselves safe. That’s a big sacrifice and I hope it works for them.

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5 hours ago, supermpuller said:

Bikers always have a death wish , you can't fix stupid.

It’s hard to tell on the Internet...so I hope that was said as a joke....although I doubt it.

Riding a motorcycle to Sturgis has zero interest to me. Although to say all bikers are stupid seems like a very broad and stupid statement.

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7 hours ago, brewcrew said:

I was told that they previously had hwy 34 east of Sturgis shut down to outsiders, but it was open Friday. They did have a roadblock set up preventing anyone from outside the state entering the Rez, or stopping at their gas station. They are willing to lose business selling gas and convenience items to keep themselves safe. That’s a big sacrifice and I hope it works for them.

last winter the crow rez outside Billings Mt was stopping people on the road early in the scamdemic. I hauled hay with the semi and they waved me through. Just trying to protect themselves . I tip my hat to them

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8 hours ago, brewcrew said:

I was told that they previously had hwy 34 east of Sturgis shut down to outsiders, but it was open Friday. They did have a roadblock set up preventing anyone from outside the state entering the Rez, or stopping at their gas station. They are willing to lose business selling gas and convenience items to keep themselves safe. That’s a big sacrifice and I hope it works for them.

I assume this is where Hwy 34 crosses the Cheyenne River. There is a little town there on the reservation by the name of Bridger. I know the Natives have stopped traffic there before...but not all the time like they have at Hwy 212. All the reservation casinos around here are closed. That’s got to be painful for the tribes in terms of lost income. Plus the loss of gas station revenue, grocery store revenue, and other sources of income. 
 

I see the state of S.D. is reporting Sturgis traffic is down about 4% from a year ago for this first weekend of the rally. Not too bad overall. Think people are just getting sick and tired of being cooped up, social distancing, watching the news over the latest do’s and don’ts when dealing with the pandemic. 
 

Can any of you imagine your governor holding up a sign like this ?

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1 hour ago, SDman said:

I assume this is where Hwy 34 crosses the Cheyenne River. There is a little town there on the reservation by the name of Bridger. I know the Natives have stopped traffic there before...but not all the time like they have at Hwy 212. All the reservation casinos around here are closed. That’s got to be painful for the tribes in terms of lost income. Plus the loss of gas station revenue, grocery store revenue, and other sources of income. 
 

I see the state of S.D. is reporting Sturgis traffic is down about 4% from a year ago for this first weekend of the rally. Not too bad overall. Think people are just getting sick and tired of being cooped up, social distancing, watching the news over the latest do’s and don’ts when dealing with the pandemic. 
 

Can any of you imagine your governor holding up a sign like this ?

690753D7-C388-4372-8136-9C09E006F093.jpeg

Thanks for postimg her pic. Got to love a common sense gal. and pretty too

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BTTT for the webcams.

And ya that SD governor is right on.

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Every time I read the news there are two headers just for Sturgis, "multiple arrests" "smash mouth concert causes internet uproar" "dui's, arrests, no masks" all the consternation comes from irate twitter trolls, these are the same blm, unfund police, tear down statues crowd.

For me, I don't give a duck what you do, I don't give a duck what you think, just give me the same courtesy, these morons are the same dickheads who figure being sheep will end this scourge.

Anyway I'm calling it a night so I can go to Wal-Mart tomorrow with my lovely wife wearing our August 12th mandated masks, yaduckinghoo.

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On 8/9/2020 at 7:34 PM, SDman said:

That’s been going on since March/April when COVID-19 first came out. We’ve had machinery trucks turned around/rerouted because of this. 
We have a reservation 30 miles south of our dealership that we have some customers there. I have to use the backroads to get to a couple customers so I don’t have to go through the roadblocks. 

The road blocks aren’t as much about Covid as they are trying to gouge the states out of more money

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