Sturgis South Dakota – It’s Not All About Motorcycles… Just Mostly

Sturgis, South Dakota.

Synonymous with motorcycles and the great Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for 77 years, Sturgis, South Dakota welcomes bikers by the thousands every summer. Unless you call yourself Ironclad or Stiletto and ride one of those two- or three-wheel bikes, however, you probably want to avoid driving through town during the rally. Indeed, in 2000, over 600,000 were in attendance at the rally, and on its 75th anniversary, over 3/4 of a million people participated during  the 10-day experience. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 22 January 2017

cornpalace-1Mitchell, South Dakota.

In the late 1800’s, grain palaces dotted the great plains states. Farmers used various grains to showcase their harvest each year. By the turn of the 20th century, most of the palaces were gone. Only one still remains in Mitchell, South Dakota. Every year, the old grains are stripped from the walls and new designs adorn the exterior of the building. The building is a popular venue for community events, concerts and sports and the Corn Palace Festival celebrates the historic venue.

About the photo: Captured and edited on my Samsung S7 cell phone, this image was shot at f/1.7; 1/2000 sec. ISO-50. The rule for Cellpic Sunday is simple, the image must be captured and edited on a mobile device.

John Steiner

Cellpic Sunday – 15 January 2017

beprepared-1Somewhere in South Dakota.

If I would turn this photo into a meme, it would say, “Spare tire: $250; Tow rope: $50; Moose Antlers: Priceless”

This post is just for fun. On our trip from Fargo to Buckeye, my wife was driving and we came upon this slow moving truck on a South Dakota highway.  I was reading on my iPad in the right seat of the car when I noticed the truck’s unusual accessory. Continue reading