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Day 3: 279 miles, Chamberlain, SD to Sturgis, SD

Written on: Sunday July 8th, 2007

Day 3 may have been the low point of the trip. It was blazingly hot, I dropped my bike for the second time and cracked the valve cover (forgot to put the kickstand down), and Ted's bike had increasing trouble starting and idling. This resulted in a 5+ hour stop trying to fix an apparent fuel/spark problem (figured compression was there...). In the end, we gave in and somehow got him started and headed to Sturgis, home of the SD's only BMW dealer. I ran out of gas on the way there. Highlights of the day were french fries and washing my socks. Oh yeah, the Badlands were Bada$$.