12 April, 2011

Bike Rallys and Group Rides

  (Video linked below)
      I have always wanted to go to Sturgis Bike Week.Ride out for a week of beer,babes,bikes,and fun.The more I think about it,and after seeing two seasons of Full Throttle Saloon on TruTV,it seems like a money pit.I think I would rather ride out,when there is no event and ride through the Black Hills when it is much less crowded.I understand it cost money to run things and have a bar or a store at these events,but the high prices of camping,hotels,beer,and food has caused me to reevaluate going to Sturgis, or any other bike week.
   Group riding is not my "thing" either.I do not see the enjoyment of riding 30 motorcycles from place to place,or bar hopping.Trying to keep everyone together,planning out stops,trying to manage everyone's skill level and speed. I would much rather ride by myself or with one or two friends and just see where the bike takes me.For me motorcycling is suppose to be unplanned or free.I don't have a GPS and I don't bar hop.I put on miles and try to explore.For me the fun is not knowing where I am going.Making random turns and seeing where it turns out at.Getting lost is 3/4 of the fun.
   So what do you all think? What do you like or dislike about group rides and bike rallys?

"You don't need a GPS to discover America.You need a bike and you need the road."-Woody on Wild Hogs

- Rory

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