Day 10

Written by admin. Posted in 2009 Stories From the Road

“You going to Sturgis” I am headed east and the rest of the two wheel world is heading west towards Sturgis, but at gas and rest stops you can’t tell which way anyone came from. It is assumed that if you are riding then you are headed to Sturgis.

“Yes, eventually, in fact I just went through there a few days ago and will be going back, but first I am going….” They look at me like i am crazy. It is kind of neat to be headed the other way right now because I can see them all coming at me, its like a moving motorcycle show and quite entertaining. So far it is about 10 riders to every 20 trailers and it is obvious that some of the riders just unloaded from the trailer and are being followed by chase vehicles now. At every stop it is starting to be mini Sturgis and the excitement on their faces show. trailersgoing to sturgis

All those trailers headed to Sturgis! What would Sturgis be without all the good looking girls and all the crazies and how else would they get there if they didn’t go in cages and trailers, in fact I am glad the crazies aren’t riding! I have been keeping up with the Sturgis news at nights and they are predicting a larger turnout than last year. Based on the traffic headed that way I would agree but the local predictions are based on statistics and not what they see. The stats they use are number of accidents, arrests, tickets and worst of all, fatalities based on this time last year. All statistics are up from last year.  I did see one upside down in the median and saw some stupid riding that scared me.

Headed east and  am sick of corn fields, lots and lots of corn fields! The old barns are neat, the wind mills are neat, multi windmillls 1

round barn

I ended up in Sioux Falls SD on sunday morning. I could see this large old church steeples above everything so I headed for it. Some of the best city riding is early on Sunday mornings, no traffic and easy to go through the middle of big cities. Sioux Falls isn’t all that big a city but the ride through it was really enjoyable and had a really good feel to it.  I think I like Sioux Falls.

church in souix city

So, where am I headed?

It’s been pretty slow financially so I been talking to Jesse, Frank, and brother Bob about changing that. Jim is trying to talk us out of it, but says he is in if we do it. It is too hot around here right now and the agents are around all the banks and the trains, besides I don’t want to take these poor peoples money so I think we should rob a bank in Minnesota. Them dumb blockhead farmers should be easy to handle and I hear there is lots of money in the Northfield bank.

Cole (Younger)

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Comments (18)

  • MI Gal

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    A real outlaw. I thought that was a church not a bank! WOW!

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  • Bruce carlson

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    Your brother Bob here at NCRA hooked me up with your blog. Very well done!!!
    Only problem is…..I am sitting in my basement office pounding out CAD drawings while you are out on the road hugging wooden Indians.

    My life for yours?

    Later….ride safe.

    Bruce Carlson

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    • admin

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      Thanks for joining Bruce, I don’t get to play all year and have to go back to work eventually. My office does have a window though! Look forward to meeting you.
      Cole

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  • Sully

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    Sounds like you might have crossed the threshold

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  • PitLaw

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    Dear Marlboro Man When I get to work in the morning, I check the blog — while looking out at the muddy Monongahela River. Where is the Marlboro Man today? What characters will he meet? What will he see and do? This is better than reality TV (well except for the show where they critique people’s clothes). We should create a reality TV show based on the blog. Your blog makes me want to ride — then I remember the two spills on mopeds I have had in Bermuda and that desire subsides. One suggestion is to make it so that people can click on photos and enlarge them (such as the photo of the good looking female biker on the opening page.) Keep the stories coming. Unfortunately, I need to get back to work. Its tough being a poor, but honest attorney.

    Your friend

    SDC

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    • admin

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      Hey foxhole buddy! If I get in trouble at Sturgis, you are there for me, right? I am waiting for you and Sully to drive a golf cart across the USA and do a blog, no fighting though!! Really cool you are reading!
      Cole

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  • Jason

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    Sounds like you are having way to much fun. After riding the panhead this weekend it really makes me wish I was riding along side of you!!

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    • admin

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      how is the leg from kicking that bad boy over? Forget to turn the key on? lol

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  • Chief

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    Hey Man; Dad & I have some good friends in what I used to call Mini Scrotum. But they all do talk kind of funny. Not like those good ole Kansas boys or us old timers from Utah. Any hoo,,, I agree with Pitlaw,,,,,I tried to click on that one too. Just to make sure it wasn’t sis after a couple bottles of vino….Keep staying safe,,,,Love you

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    • admin

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      One thing i have noticed here is that there are no real estate for sale signs. They have the cleanest neatest farms i have ever saw. It looks like the corn is all dryland and bumper crop with an ethanol plant every 20 miles. I think the economy is doing well here. The girlie pics are coming

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  • Chief

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    Oh I forgot this. After hauling horse to Mn onetime I decided to just drive west and explore all the back roads and take pics of old barns. Got some great pics but spent most of my time lost! Looking for a road that didn’t turn into dirt in 30 miles. Took me 4 days to get home in which Dad & I had done hauling in two. Still a great time. Lots of friggin tree’s up there in Mn. Made me claustrophobic.

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  • MrChuckles

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    Cool beans Cole. I’m loving the trip. Like the others it kicks the crap out of my wanderlust and makes me want to chuck it all for a few weeks (months/years?) Maybe I don’t need all the junk I’m working for anyway. Come to think of it, “Then Came Bronson” was my favorite tv show for the same damn reason.

    Keep it up and be safe!

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    • admin

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      You lived “Then Came Bronson” and I was so jealous at the time. Hey folks, this guy buys a Harley, says screw school and hits the road with a sleeping bag a few shirts and very little money. Leaves Kansas and ends up in New Orleans dead broke and hungry, works a few odd jobs to make enough to eventually road back to Kansas. Then he gives me his Harley for a year when I came back from Germany! True Biker, True Brother, True Friend! I will have the theme song from Then came Bronson in my head for rest of day!
      Cole

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  • Lucille

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    I thought we were going on an adventure, now I find out we are going to jail. Oh well, I guess I am begining to agree with MrChuckles, I don’t need all this junk I am working for. Who needs land, retirement, winter vehicles, screw it all I need is Sofie and the road. Bank deal, count me in. Life is too short to sit around working while Cole is out on the road having a great time. I’m in.

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  • JD

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    Funny you are tired of corn. We just had big sweet corn festival. Can’t seem to get enough around here. Although it’s hard to beat a fresh ear of young field corn. Am jealous of your adventure. Almost makes me want a bike but afraid I have to agree with PitLaw. Had a couple of those spills myself when young and dumb. You’d best not worry about those finances cause the end does not turn out well. MI Gal has it right. You’d better schedule an eye exam.

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  • Sundance

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    Hey, I know that Biker Babe Lucille and her brother is doing life at Corcoran for bank robbery in San Diego. (Strike 3) I’d think twice before counting her in, but Me… well I’ve been there. Count me in. Oh, do you think the farmer’s bankers know about red die?
    Enjoying the journey along with everyone else. The whole deal is really Cool.
    The Fource is with you.

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  • Bro Bob

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    Hey Bro, You know I am always in, but I got this funny feeling bout Northfield. Keep having a dream like we been there before and it didn’t turn out well? Oh well what the crap, it not like WE are mortals. We can shoot our way out of anything………Can’t we?
    I am saddling up. If I am not at the bank when you get there, don’t wait on me to do the deed. I will still split it with you. Thats just the way I am. You know one for all and all for one?

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  • Nash King

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    Didn’t forget to turn the key on, I just don’t weigh enough to kick it over!!! Guess I better try to get some more pounds on.

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