Ride Report South Dakota

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  1. moto knight

    moto knight New Member

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    Ride Report South Dakota
    So I was out in South Dakota last week for work (Sturgis MotorcycleRally) and had the opportunity to have two extra days in South Dakota after the rally to do some riding of my own. I rented a bike from Black Hills Bicycle. This is a great little shop in Rapped city about 20 miles from Mount Rushmore. BHCset me up with a Rocky Mountain Thunder bolt a 120mm 27.5 inch trail bike which is little shorter on travel then what I’m used to but a great climbing bike.

    If you ever have been up to the Black Hills you know the beauty of these hills single track for days and rolling hills. I put in a 42 miles there and back with some rode riding on the way from Rapped city (started atHanson Memorial Park)following the lower rim trail fun single track trail that is flowy up to dark forest tail following this trail in to Keystone (MountRushmore) area. Weather this time of the year was great highs in the mid 80’sand the dirt nice and moist.
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    dstepper Over the hill

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    OK, that's a surprise.

    Didn't expect that from SD.
     
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    ridinrox Well-Known Member

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    Ditto!
     
  5. Dino Brown

    Dino Brown Sir Smack-Alot

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    Cool looking bike shop!

    Sturgis... Mountain bike shop... Who knew! :)
     
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    NICE! Now there is no reason to miss it! Just wait til Phil gets home, time to start planning. :)
     
  7. BROWNIE

    BROWNIE I'm good at recess!

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    So much too do up in that area, I wasn't aware of the mtn biking but the motorcycling is awesome up there (too bad the GNC National got rained out this year), I'll make sure I take a bike next year.

    Nice RR, Thanks!
     
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    Yea Brownie the motorcycling racing and riding here is great on and offroad. I raced a ISCD race in SD and the dirt is great but the rain is very spoty and can poor and be sunny two min later. If you have a chance in June they have the Black Hills Fat Tire Festival that is great even. I wish I could get out to the Black Hills more but Im stuck working the motorcycle rallys this time of the year.
    I probably put in 150 mile or so on the motorcycle out in SD as well the roads here are some of the best.
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