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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2018, 01:15:26 pm »
Jerry, yes it was. I rode my KLR out there with the thought of continuing my quest to finish the GDR. Someone finally talked some sense into me and I just did some off-roading around the area. Glad I did because the temps went through the roof that following week. I used so much Gold Bond powder on the way home I looked like Pig Pen with his little cloud of dust when I walked around. Didn't help, as I developed a blister that lasted for almost a month.

I stayed south out of town at the Crooked Creek Resort. Very nice and reasonable.

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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2018, 04:51:16 am »
Hey Folks

For me when I see a ride I'm curious who's signed up for it. There are folks I have met that I'd like to see again or riders I enjoyed riding with. So in that spirit I set up a calendar event with a sign up so we can all see who plans to attend.

Here is the link
https://cog.memberize.net/clubportal/EventDisplayNew.cfm?clubID=1328&pre=yes&EventID=249752&message=yes&post=1


I will post a Meet-up spot for the first night we plan on having dinner if anyone wants to join.

I plan on posting up a meet up place for dinner on Weds 7/11 so we can chat about rides and possible future Black Hills Rides.

This is going to be a super cool event!
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2018, 08:10:54 pm »
I will be happy to ride out and meet you guys wherever but I will need to leave on Wednesday as I will need to be at Gathering on the Green on Thursday.
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2018, 06:42:51 pm »
Here are restaurants that got great reviews.

*Alpine Inn-Hill City
*Desperados-Hill City
*Firehouse-Rapid City
Mac’s Grub-Hill City
Moonshine Gulch Saloon-Rochford
*Black Hills Burger and Bun- Custer
Janes Boardwalk Pizza-Keystone

I know it's only March but the trees are budding. That means it's ride planning time.
It's riding time when the leaves start!

I figured we'd have plan A and B choices Mon-Thur. We can communicate via FB if we need to change plans


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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2018, 06:44:19 pm »
Then again, maybe I'm overthinking this :??:
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2018, 12:25:13 am »
Couple years ago we were in the Black Hills and stayed in Keystone. Really liked it. We went to the Grizzly Creek Restaurant for at least 3 meals and were not disappointed. I usually don’t like to go to the same restaurant twice but they didn’t disappoint.
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2018, 11:39:37 am »
Couple years ago we were in the Black Hills and stayed in Keystone. Really liked it. We went to the Grizzly Creek Restaurant for at least 3 meals and were not disappointed. I usually don’t like to go to the same restaurant twice but they didn’t disappoint.
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2018, 03:19:15 pm »
I have to say the pizza joint in Keystone was one of the best pizzas I have ever had and judging by my waistline I eat a lot of pizza.

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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 16 2018
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2018, 12:35:47 pm »
Might want to check Custer State Park. Heard they had a forest fire there a few weeks ago.

Hill City has good biker accommodations. Had a  COG national there a few years ago.

Stayed there last year on way back from Washington and the NW Regional. Sorry to hear they had a fire, it was a very nice campground.
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2018, 02:47:55 pm »
Folks have been asking me to put up some options for camping on this ride. There were a couple posted so I'll put them up again in one post.

All sites I've researched in Black hills are expensive when you compare to other locations.  Some allow more occupancy per site than others.
I tried to research this by proximity to Hill City proper.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idf81pBGSWQ

Black Hills Trailside Park Resort
http://trailsideparkresort.com
This is just outside Hill City. they have a fire pit at each camp site.
Campsite, Deluxe, Full Hookups      $59.00
Campsite, Tent, No Hookups      $25.00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EZwSHO7078

A little further on the same road is Crooked Creek Campground 
http://www.crookedcreeksd.com
Creek Side Tenting 2018
2 people, $32.99per night, peak season--I do not think they have hook ups. Premium sites allow up to 6 tents. On the video, the sites look very nice and loads of shade.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvh-X2D9crY

Horse Thief is still a little further out. Horse Thief Campground & Resort
They have a General Store that offers a lot included liquid refreshments
http://www.crookedcreeksd.com/lodging/tent-campsites
Tent with electric (20amp/110):   $37.50  Max 2 tents per site
Tent, no services:                     $32.00   

We'll be personally checking out these sites when we're up there and possibly a couple more for future rides.
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #35 on: June 18, 2018, 12:56:07 am »
Just added my name to the registration.

It's been a very slow beginning to my riding season.  Hoping to fix that by heading out on July 3 for points unknown (Yellowstone-ish, then see where the wind blows me), then will return via Black Hills area probably on the 10th or 11th.

Or, just maybe, Oregon calls too strongly and I just keep going.  We shall see  ;D
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #36 on: June 18, 2018, 04:39:19 am »
Just added my name to the registration.

It's been a very slow beginning to my riding season.  Hoping to fix that by heading out on July 3 for points unknown (Yellowstone-ish, then see where the wind blows me), then will return via Black Hills area probably on the 10th or 11th.

Or, just maybe, Oregon calls too strongly and I just keep going.  We shall see  ;D
Or...Cali is nice and cool in the altitudes. I'll be here for another month. Near Tahoe now, slowly working south toward Yosemite. But OR also does not suck. Have fun.

BTW, fixing to get my third rear tire mounted this week though the first one only had about 1500 left on it when I started the trip.

Have fun wherever you go!

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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2018, 12:10:13 pm »
Just added my name to the registration.

It's been a very slow beginning to my riding season.  Hoping to fix that by heading out on July 3 for points unknown (Yellowstone-ish, then see where the wind blows me), then will return via Black Hills area probably on the 10th or 11th.

Or, just maybe, Oregon calls too strongly and I just keep going.  We shall see  ;D

Sounds great Tom. Hope to see you and Lisa there! Give me a ring or text when your plans are solid.
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #38 on: June 23, 2018, 08:42:35 pm »
So where and what time and day are we meeting for dinner ?
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #39 on: June 25, 2018, 11:41:52 am »
So where and what time and day are we meeting for dinner ?

Alpine Inn-Hill City Monday 7-9. 6PM. should give everyone time to freshen up if needed.

We'll discuss the rest of the week with the group then as far as what and where.

Here's a list of places that got good reviews


*Alpine Inn-Hill City
*Desperados-Hill City
*Firehouse-Rapid City
Mac’s Grub-Hill City
Moonshine Gulch Saloon-Rochford
*Black Hills Burger and Bun- Custer
Janes Boardwalk Pizza-Keystone
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #40 on: June 28, 2018, 09:36:28 pm »
 I am out for this event as family issues require me to be local.
 Was looking fwd to the rally.

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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #41 on: June 29, 2018, 02:35:22 pm »
I am out for this event as family issues require me to be local.
 Was looking fwd to the rally.

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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #42 on: June 30, 2018, 08:24:25 pm »
Just about a week away folks!

Hopefully folks on the way to the Green will stop in to ride a day or two with us
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #43 on: July 05, 2018, 05:29:18 pm »
Weather looks to be shaping up nicely. It's been a while since zI have visited George and rest of the boys carved in the mountain. I also really would like to see Devil's Tower. It makes for such cool photos.
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #44 on: July 05, 2018, 07:46:23 pm »
Greetings from Lander, Wyoming! I didn't get out until yesterday, but made up for it with a strong 675 miles and a fantastic camping spot at 8300 feet between Cheyenne & Laramie. You know how nice it was to be cold last night??

A bit rougher day so far today, but it's getting better. Heading toward Jackson today, then plans are still coming together. I definitely plan to be at the Monday dinner meeting on Hill City.
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #45 on: July 05, 2018, 10:57:17 pm »
Greetings from Lander, Wyoming! I didn't get out until yesterday, but made up for it with a strong 675 miles and a fantastic camping spot at 8300 feet between Cheyenne & Laramie. You know how nice it was to be cold last night??

A bit rougher day so far today, but it's getting better. Heading toward Jackson today, then plans are still coming together. I definitely plan to be at the Monday dinner meeting on Hill City.


Sounds good Tom.
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #46 on: July 07, 2018, 01:24:22 pm »
I just signed up. I'll be riding out with Jeff Kerkow on Monday and heading back on Thursday. We have a family wedding on Saturday. Another relative that doesn't check the COG event schedule before setting up silly little things like weddings.

Sorry about the late notice. I've been fighting the crud for a few days. Maybe spending time on the sacred ground of the Black Hills will heal all my woes. If that doesn't help, I'm sure the steak at the Alpine Inn will do the trick.

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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #47 on: July 09, 2018, 12:32:07 pm »
From Rick
Event cancelled. Just got notification Moms cancer took an aggressive turn for the worse. She's not expected to make it through the day. We're in Kearney NE turning around to KC so I can catch a flight.

We will reschedule this for a later date.
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #48 on: July 09, 2018, 12:58:50 pm »
Rick, I'm so sorry. My thoughts to you & your family.

Jeff, are you already out there? I'm in Sheridan, Wyoming, heading that way today. Or I could punt & head to Colorado.
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #49 on: July 09, 2018, 06:32:29 pm »
I'm now broken down on I-25 southbound between Buffalo & Casper, WY. Suspected gearbox or driveshaft failure. Trying to get something out here in BF Wyoming to get towed in, probably all the way to Casper.
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