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Old 07-24-2015, 04:43 PM   #21
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Update - For the military guy and gals. If you happen to need lodging and you are without you rig I highly recommend the Pine Tree Inn there on Ellsworth AFB. They didn't quite know what to make of a Sailor, let alone a half crazy Snipe, but we got along well. Great staff, great facility all around.

Fair winds and following seas.

Or for us RV types - May your travels have tailwinds and a downhill slope.

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Old 07-26-2015, 08:42 PM   #22
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Multiple gas stops with this load. I'm guessing 10mpg....

One thing I want to do is check the hubs/tires for temp at each gas stop. I did not get a TPMS, so I have to go old school on the monitoring aspect...

I've been camped in west yellowstone since mid may . working/staying at the campfire lodge and resort between hebgen lake and quake lake on the Madison river . fishing has been great . leaving for sturgis sunday or monday but just riding the bike from here and leave the th . only have 4 days but gotta get the 75th shirt
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It will be very busy but have to be there for the 75th. Hope to get the less busy rides mid-week this week. Then just enjoy madness over next weekend and into next week.

Have a safe ride here and back...
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:45 PM   #24
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Jackyl will be there - Bring ear protection - about blew mine out @ Roar on the shore this year. Hell of a show!!!!
JACKYL - THE OFFICIAL SITE
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Your right about Jackyl, they are loud. Always have the ear plugs at the ready.

Have a safe trip to/from Sturgis...
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Have a great and safe time Sturgis-goers!
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Old 07-27-2015, 12:20 PM   #27
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It will be very busy but have to be there for the 75th. Hope to get the less busy rides mid-week this week. Then just enjoy madness over next weekend and into next week.

Have a safe ride here and back...
yep this will bee the biggest yr since 04 which saw over 500,000 bikes . have done all the rides their a dozen or more times so the ride their and back will be enough . just hang with some friends, walk sturgis visit the vendors have a few drinks at one eyed jacks pick up my shirts and head back to west yellowstone for some more fishing
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Got back late last night but the trip was a good one. The 29hfs worked out perfectly. I was very happy I have been reading this forum these past few months because I was WELL prepared for everything (i.e. extra battery, neutral ground for the generator, progressive surge protector (did have low voltage errors every morning on the shared 110 power source...)). . The one thing I will say is that my old truck was pushed pretty hard with all the weight and some of the hills close to Sturgis. Was averaging around 7.3 mpg for the trip but the truck did it's job with no break downs. (I really could tell the difference when I dropped off the bro&sis-in-law with all their gear/4-wheeler and bike. It really had some power then...).

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Thanks Steve for the pics I just pulled down to Flagler beach and back.. average mpg (6.7 Cummins) 11.4 each way. Only hill was an overpass
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