Dead battery ....so it gets jumped and away we go...
That is until we reach Sturgis ......and the battery dies again
TK locates us dead as a doornail on the side of the road
JT explains whats goin' on
yup; says harley on this side too...that explains it
Morgan patiently awaits her ride
JT & TK locate the seat bolts
removing the seat now
Ah haaa there's that stinkin' battery
disconnecting the battery?!?
Thank goodness TK rides prepared
Jumping the battery
charging the battery, once that is completed we scoot on down the street to a free motorcycle wash
One of the lovely ladies we meet at the free bike wash
We pulled into line for the bike wash and you'll never guess...yup the bike died there too
lots of refreshments at the bike wash
Ben convinces JT to get a boot shine
"before" Ben does his magic
Another helpful servant of God sharing stories and telling us of her adventures
Ben slaves away on JT's boots; rubbing/buffing/polishing
"after" what a difference!
Bike is moving up in line...with a charger attached
TK gets his leg all wet with the spray from the bikewash
This is gramma flash all the way from St Paul Minnesota. Took her 3 days to ride to Sturgis on the back roads
She presents Morgan with a special flash ring!!
TK visits with the bike washers
Mary & TK talk about their families
bike is squeeky clean
and they are ready for a pic
Meanwhile live music entertainment has JT's eye
Rebecca opens with a song
JT helps adjust the sound system
Tom accompanies REbecca
The gang winds up a tune and ask JT to step up
JT is only too happy to share his gift with others
"Anyway" seems to be an appropriate tune to sing at a Sturgis Biker's event
Elisha keeps the beat
Morgan hams it up for the intro of JT Reno
The washing continues
JT sings another for the crowd "higher and higher" written by Toby Newnum
Tom adds to the mix
The bike is complete so very clean that it is slippery
JT & Tanya pose for their pic
THe battery is charged just enough to make it 2 more blocks.....
Luckily; JT spies the mechanic shop
we pull in just as the battery dies
opened the battery compartment one more time
yup, uh huh, just what we thought...dang battery is dead. Hmmmm thinkin' we oughta change the critter out
Moirgan find some shade as it has only taken us 4 hours to go 12 miles!!
HEy man...got the goods...lets install it quick!!
crowd across the street; Cheers for us as the cycle starts right up!
YES!! the job is finished now we can ride
TK is ready to ride!
Morgan is feelin' pretty groovy on the back of TK's hog, in downtown Sturgis
The Sturgis sign is a landmark you can see from anywhere downtown
We pull over to go see the Orange County Choppers booth
A Paul Sr look-a-like nearly fools us!
Nope we wait in the long line to see the real deal...Paul Sr is signing pictures. JT & Morgan decide to go take a closer look while TK & Tanya stand in the looooong line and dreadful heat.
Security is tight near the stage area BUT leave it Morgan; she spots a buddy she met yesterday and they are scooted to the front of the line!!!
There's JT visiting with Paul Sr.
JT meets Paul Sr too
TK askes wheres my photo?!?
Sorry dude...didnt have time to call you up there...and....
Morgan brings us backstage to meet her friends. They ask if Morgan can hang out with them for the rest of the afternoon at the merch booth...Sure why not! These are the first people under 50 Morgan has talked to all week LOL
Morgan and Greg from Orange County Choppers
MEanwhile back at the ranch, errr I mean Elkview campground the hog roast is underway, the sweet smell of BBQ pork is lingering in the air
This isnt anything in particular..just a brief intermission form all the motorcycle shots of the day
Some of the OCC choppers oin display
Morgan next to one of her favorites
Morgan poses with Rick of OCC
ThePOW/MIA bike by OCC
Morgsn poses with another helper @ OCC
Morgan visiting with Paul Tuttle Sr
Morgan & Paul Sr of OCC
Another pic of Greg and Morgan in the merch tent
With Morgan entertained and working hard @ the OCC venue..we head off into the hills with TK leading the way
JT navigates as Tanya takes the pics and enjoys the ride
The scenery is breath taking but we are due back at Elkview for a 5pm preformance, yikes time to head back to camp!
The crowds are awaiting the final say-so that the hog is cooked to perfection!
JT barely makes it with 3 minutes to spare
The hungry crowd builds as JT sings to quell their hunger
Yes sir're Bob ...IT's TIME FOR THE HOG ROAST!
Our dear friends Larry & LeeAnn Bell joins us for the evening at Elkview
JT has fans that range from old to new!!
JT sings with heart
His youngest fan just can't get enough!
Without further ado JT introduces his longtime friend...LArry Bell who was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Larry's arm was twisted only slightly and he commands the stage!
LArry feeds the room with some of that ole time rock n roll he is so famous for
Go larry, Go larry
As he bring his set to a close, sad to see him leave
JT jumps back into his seat and continues singing his setlist
winding things up for the evening now and notices Morgan has returned from town
The audience is attentive and appreciates the fine music
Morgan has arrived back from her day with Orange County Chopper guys. They would like to treat her to a VIP evening at the Broken Spoke mixer & OZZY OSBURONE concert at Buffalo Chip for all her hard work this afternoon. Dad discusses details and hands over some spending cash
Time to say so long til we meet again next year to LeeAnn & Larry
MEanwhile....Morgan arrives with the OCC gang for a VIP meet & greet out at the Broken Spoke Campground
A few blurry pics from Morgans adventures out at the Broken Spoke Campground
Time to move on to the Concert out at the Buffalo Chip
Prepping the stage for the concert at Buffalo Chip
Ozzy onstage...VIP passes gets ya right up front!!
OZZY leans into the breeze on stage
Who knows what adventures tomorrow will bring here in STURGIS?!!!