Wednesday, August 13, 2008

What Not to Do on Your Trip to Sturgis

I don't have a picture of this story and you'll understand why after you read it. Dan and I were weaving in and out of the vendor booths on the main drag of Sturgis. Walking toward us are a group of Son's of Silence, a regular joe biker, and another group of Son's of Silence. Well regular joe biker decides the Son's in front of him would make a great photo to show his friends. I mean he was inches from Outlaw Gang members. I'm looking over at him and getting ready to say...DON'T TAKE THAT PHOTO but it doesn't make it out in time. Snap...he's checking out his accomplishment on the view screen of his camera and smiling all big. All of a sudden here comes one of the members of the Son's and his property charging up behind him telling him to give them the camera and giving him the riot act about taking an OGM's picture. I don't know what happened to the poor regular joe biker because we got the hell outta there but there is a moral to this story...Learn a little bit about what you are attending and some of the rules of the motorcycle lifestyle. You should especially do this if you are a weekender so that you don't get the shit kicked out of you when you decide to attend a rally.

6 comments:

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Great point. I have at story to tell about them too. maybe someday I'll post it.

Ann said...

LMFAO! What a dumb-ass! Hope he didn't get too hurt! ;)

"Joker" said...

From what I've heard, they usually don't mind if they are photographed from behind, and are not identifiable. Of course, I'd rather not tempt fate, so I just wouldn't do it, unless I was completely out of sight. There's probably not much concealment on the main drag of Sturgis at the height of the rally.

The first time I heard about an incident like this, it was with the 81. The photographer was lucky. The Prospect only took his film and told him to smarten the fuck up. Jackson actually saw someone get their camera stomped on in a similar incident.

I remember asking at first why would it be such a big deal? A picture? So what? That's when it was explained to me that those guys don't want to be identified as being in any certain place at a certain time. I'm sure there are other reasons. In any case, this is good advice IHG!

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IowaHarleyGirl (Stephanie) said...

Hey Kristin...thanks for the offer. Wish I could afford to attend the 105th but the Sturgis trip kind of broke us. Have fun and thanks again so much for the offer! That ROCKS!!!!

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