Sturgis News for 2004

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Sturgis 2004 News Update - Daily

Update Sturgis - Aug. 14, 1:30 a.m. - I've never seen this many people stay in Sturgis this long. It officially wraps up tomorrow. And there are folks heads out. But downtown is still swamped, and the Buffalo Chip and Full Throttle still had very big crowds at night. It's turning into a long party, indeed.

Update Sturgis News - Aug. 13, 12:15 a.m. - It's in full swing. Huge numbers of people. Gigantic traffic jams in places. But the Black Hills are beautiful. There are an abundance of goofy outfits this
year. Popular with the Sturgis crowd are the Gorilla Date, Betty Boop and the Babe Bus Bike. Photos of these soon.

Update Sturgis News - Aug. 12, 1 a.m. - the 16th Annual Hulett, WY Ham'N'Jam and Party in the Streets was big.
When I left at noon the dead pig meat was BBQing, the streets were crammed with thousands of bikers, and the road was lined with oncoming bikes clear back to Sturgis. Lots of weird looking people at this one. I'm putting it on the list for next year. Pics coming soon.

U pdate Sturgis News - Aug. 11, 12:15 a.m. - ZZ Top playing at the The Chip tonight, with what some folks think is the biggest crowd ever there - estimated at 45,000 to 60,000 by some. Very wild. Very strange. Very much like a human zoo.

Update Sturgis - Aug. 10, 12:30 a.m. - Autumn has arrived early, so riding conditions are great - in the 70s and sunny during the day. On the downside,
six bikers have already died in ccidents, one by hitting a deer. And biker numbers haven't even peaked, yet.

Update Sturgis - Aug. 9, midnight - The Buffalo Chip is fairly mind boggling this year, even for it. It stretches further aross the prairie than I've ever seen it. Lots of veteran bikers. ZZ Top there tomorrow night should be quite the thing.

Update Sturgis - Aug. 8, 1:15 a.m, - Streets jammned. Strangely, even more good looking women than paunchy old-time hard-core men. Sunday will be a big Black Hills cruising day.

Update Sturgis - Aug 7, 12:30 a.m. - though the rally crowd is just now starting to arrive in full force, it's
apparently that there is a big increase in Choppers this year. Lots more of them.

Update Sturgis - Aug. 6, 1 a.m. - Largest pre-rally crowd ever to show up has descended on Sturgis. It doesn't even officially start until Monday.Looks to be big, again.



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