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2020-08-07 11:31:31 PM  
Still, Sample, who is 66, feared what could happen if he caught COVID-19 at the rally. He said he was trying to avoid indoor bars and venues, where he felt the risk of infection was greater. But on the opening day of the rally, he said he ate breakfast at an indoor diner.

As Sample weighed the risks of navigating the crowds, the same thrill-seeking that attracted him to riding motorcycles seemed to win out.



I guess at 66, hitting a restaurant was quite the thrill for this guy.
 
2020-08-07 11:33:19 PM  
AhThatsAShame.Seinfeld
 
2020-08-07 11:33:24 PM  
A bunch of dead bikers?  How will I go on.
 
2020-08-07 11:41:34 PM  
I like how people think they will all stay there after the rally is over.

They will all be going back home in a week. All over the country. Hitting gas stations, motels, restaurants and big box stores you shop in all the time. Because freedums.
 
2020-08-08 12:38:28 AM  

Godscrack: I like how people think they will all stay there after the rally is over.

They will all be going back home in a week. All over the country. Hitting gas stations, motels, restaurants and big box stores you shop in all the time. Because freedums.


Who thinks that these people won't go home? That sounds like something donnie would say: "people are saying..." you know, when he pulls this sh*t out of his ass and slings it at anybody who will take it and run with it.
 
2020-08-08 1:05:47 AM  

SoundOfOneHandWanking: Still, Sample, who is 66, feared what could happen if he caught COVID-19 at the rally. He said he was trying to avoid indoor bars and venues, where he felt the risk of infection was greater. But on the opening day of the rally, he said he ate breakfast at an indoor diner.

As Sample weighed the risks of navigating the crowds, the same thrill-seeking that attracted him to riding motorcycles seemed to win out.


I guess at 66, hitting a restaurant was quite the thrill for this guy.


With a motorcycle, no doubt.
 
2020-08-08 1:15:20 AM  
Given a quarter-million people, quite a few are going to become symptomatic over the next 10 days. How many of them will refuse to self-quarantine, and how will their fellow freedumb riders react?
 
2020-08-08 1:24:04 AM  
Ayup...that there is a superspreader
 
2020-08-08 2:17:19 AM  
Gee, these folks seem to typically have such strong self-preservation instincts. Strange
 
2020-08-08 2:19:20 AM  
Idiots. And let's be honest about the age demographics of the folks that can take off with their old ladies for a week without any issues...
 
2020-08-08 2:20:20 AM  
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2020-08-08 2:22:39 AM  

Godscrack: I like how people think they will all stay there after the rally is over.

They will all be going back home in a week. All over the country. Hitting gas stations, motels, restaurants and big box stores you shop in all the time. Because freedums.


90% of these douchebags don't go anywhere near the gas stations, motels, restaurants and stores normal people shop in all the time; and the rest of them will be barred by mask requirements.

Source: Myself after five horrible years in Pasco County.
 
2020-08-08 2:23:44 AM  
No masks, but "Loud Pipes Save Lives." Yeah, those ventilators sure are noisy.
 
2020-08-08 2:27:26 AM  
Get your COVID runnin'
Head out on the highway
 
2020-08-08 2:30:24 AM  
They all want to be Hell's Angels.

*monkey paw curls*
 
2020-08-08 2:32:08 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Godscrack: I like how people think they will all stay there after the rally is over.

They will all be going back home in a week. All over the country. Hitting gas stations, motels, restaurants and big box stores you shop in all the time. Because freedums.

90% of these douchebags don't go anywhere near the gas stations, motels, restaurants and stores normal people shop in all the time; and the rest of them will be barred by mask requirements.

Source: Myself after five horrible years in Pasco County.

The racial makeup of the county was 93.70% White

10% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 26.80% who were 65 years of age or older

My god it must be hell.
 
2020-08-08 2:32:16 AM  
The only tragedy here is that they'll be uselessly expiring of COVID instead of turning themselves into meat crayons and possibly leaving some useful organs behind for people who might make better use of them.
 
2020-08-08 2:32:34 AM  
it's wrong of me to hope they croak. i still hope they ALL croak.

i was already prejudiced against them. i KNOW "loud pipes save lives" -because idiot car drivers looking at their phones often change lanes right into a bike. and i will never ever ride the ass of a bike in front of me, ever, when i'm driving a car. i KNOW they weigh less and stop quicker than me.

BUT i hate, hate, HATE super loud motorcycles screaming down the road, all day and night. (and any cars purposely doing the same.)

the only sound i regularly hear, and hate MORE, is damn gas-powered backpack carried leaf blowers.


very VERY few things on this planet are EVER that loud unless made by humans.

-if you hear something that loud out in the wilderness expect death and destruction near you..........
 
2020-08-08 2:33:10 AM  
Now, yous can't breathe.
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2020-08-08 2:35:02 AM  

Heamer: Get your COVID runnin'
Head out on the highway


I'd like to breathe
Yes, yes
Without a CPAP machine
 
2020-08-08 2:41:28 AM  
Do old bikers wear diapers?
Depends.
 
2020-08-08 2:44:32 AM  
It's great how the guys interviewed in the article acknowledge that it's a bad idea, but YOLO.
 
2020-08-08 2:45:51 AM  

Spartapuss: They all want to be Hell's Angels.

*monkey paw curls*


White (non-Hispanic) 197,277,789                           ​61.5%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 39,445,495                12.3%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 56,510,571                               17.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native (non-Hispanic) 2,098,763     0.7%
Asian (non-Hispanic)16,989,540              ​5.3%

Well, they don't want to be crips or bloods.  Who could wonder why?
 
2020-08-08 2:51:10 AM  

luna1580: the only sound i regularly hear, and hate MORE, is damn gas-powered backpack carried leaf blowers.


I don't know wtf the deal is with my otherwise fairly quiet neighborhood, but those things are running on and off all day sometimes. I even tried driving around to find the source but came up empty each time.  It'll be like half an hour on, ten minutes off, repeat, for a total time of maybe 7 hours.  It's gotta be a crew working for the city, but they don't own enough property that they couldn't walk it all out in less time than that. They start at 9 am and I work 3rd shift. I hope there aren't that many homes using a gas powered blower.  Electrics work just fine for household use.

Meanwhile my next-door neighbor took up a new mowing plan of mowing a yard half the size of mine (takes me 40 minutes with a push mower) in 3+ hours, again with an on and off thing. He's getting on in years though and its been hot, so I assume he needs breaks.
 
2020-08-08 2:54:46 AM  

links136: Gyrfalcon: Godscrack: I like how people think they will all stay there after the rally is over.

They will all be going back home in a week. All over the country. Hitting gas stations, motels, restaurants and big box stores you shop in all the time. Because freedums.

90% of these douchebags don't go anywhere near the gas stations, motels, restaurants and stores normal people shop in all the time; and the rest of them will be barred by mask requirements.

Source: Myself after five horrible years in Pasco County.

The racial makeup of the county was 93.70% White
10% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 26.80% who were 65 years of age or older

My god it must be hell.


It's one of the most beautiful parts of this country. It might not be your cup of tea if you like the finer parts of big city life but it's undeniable one of the better examples of natural wonder we have. My only regret is that I don't live closer, it's just a bit too far to drive for my normal 2 week summer vacation, 40% travel just doesn't let me relax enough.
 
2020-08-08 2:59:04 AM  

robodog: links136: Gyrfalcon: Godscrack: I like how people think they will all stay there after the rally is over.

They will all be going back home in a week. All over the country. Hitting gas stations, motels, restaurants and big box stores you shop in all the time. Because freedums.

90% of these douchebags don't go anywhere near the gas stations, motels, restaurants and stores normal people shop in all the time; and the rest of them will be barred by mask requirements.

Source: Myself after five horrible years in Pasco County.

The racial makeup of the county was 93.70% White
10% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 26.80% who were 65 years of age or older

My god it must be hell.

It's one of the most beautiful parts of this country. It might not be your cup of tea if you like the finer parts of big city life but it's undeniable one of the better examples of natural wonder we have. My only regret is that I don't live closer, it's just a bit too far to drive for my normal 2 week summer vacation, 40% travel just doesn't let me relax enough.


Oops, thought that was talking about the county where Sturgis is, ignore.
 
2020-08-08 2:59:53 AM  

luna1580: the only sound i regularly hear, and hate MORE, is damn gas-powered backpack carried leaf blowers.


The sound of those things almost immediately makes me slightly homicidal. Especially when they like to fire them up at 6 AM on a weekend, then not bag the clippings or leaves or whatever.
 
2020-08-08 3:00:49 AM  
Anyone in the market for a used Harley should probably wait a month or so.
 
2020-08-08 3:04:35 AM  

Somaticasual: let's be honest about the age demographics of the folks that can take off with their old ladies for a week without any issues



Successful people of any age can take off with their old ladies now and again.

It's their tastes in motorcycles that pigeon holes this crowd as oldsters.
 
2020-08-08 3:05:28 AM  
"Hell's Angels Vectors"
 
2020-08-08 3:18:50 AM  
Well, this is a epidemiologist wet dream
Just think not the testing data

A scheduled captured crowd
Bag 'em and tag 'em
Put trackers on
Watch the spread

Isn't that what ya do with dumb animals??
Certainly not showing higher intelligence
 
2020-08-08 3:28:24 AM  

fusillade762: Anyone in the market for a used Harley should probably wait a month or so.


Are you writing headlines for Jalopnik?

https://jalopnik.com/great-touring-bi​k​e-deals-coming-to-an-estate-sale-near-​1844612277
 
2020-08-08 3:29:07 AM  
"I fell in love with the rally. I love the sound of the bikes," said Bill Sudkamp, who was making his 20th consecutive rally appearance.  ...
"It looked like South Dakota was plateauing mostly," Sudkamp said. "It will be interesting to see what it looks like in two weeks."

Yes, it will be interesting, won't it?  What a worthwhile, amusing and fascinating experiment in which you've decided to participate.

fark all of you.  It'll be interesting for me, since I'm sitting home all day, every day, trying to do the right thing so you don't have to.
 
2020-08-08 3:29:29 AM  
I still think South Park was onto something when they wanted to redefine the f-word (not that one, the other one) as Harley riders.
 
2020-08-08 3:31:30 AM  

fusillade762: Anyone in the market for a used Harley should probably wait a month or so.


Our local Harley dealership has been airing radio ads saying how low their stock is and begging for used inventory.  My guess is that since people are all sitting around not spending money, they have a little bit of change in their pocket and decide now's the time to buy that used bike they've wanted, and there's good used stock...

As you say though, what goes around comes around.
 
2020-08-08 3:32:16 AM  
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2020-08-08 3:36:21 AM  
Coviditots...
 
2020-08-08 3:36:53 AM  

xrayspx: "I fell in love with the rally. I love the sound of the bikes," said Bill Sudkamp, who was making his 20th consecutive rally appearance.  ...


this man you have quoted here must be my nemesis, 'though we have never met.... and i pray we never do meet....
 
2020-08-08 3:44:02 AM  

xrayspx: "I fell in love with the rally. I love the sound of the bikes," said Bill Sudkamp, who was making his 20th consecutive rally appearance.  ...
"It looked like South Dakota was plateauing mostly," Sudkamp said. "It will be interesting to see what it looks like in two weeks."

Yes, it will be interesting, won't it?  What a worthwhile, amusing and fascinating experiment in which you've decided to participate.

fark all of you.  It'll be interesting for me, since I'm sitting home all day, every day, trying to do the right thing so you don't have to.


What's so silly here is the justification that SD is doing well, so a rally of folks from 48 states is ok.

A rally of folks from SD might arguably be ok if SD was doing great, but that's about it.
 
2020-08-08 3:52:51 AM  
I thought they were really into those leather masks or am I thinking of another fetish group?
 
2020-08-08 3:59:02 AM  

luna1580: it's wrong of me to hope they croak. i still hope they ALL croak.

i was already prejudiced against them. i KNOW "loud pipes save lives" -because idiot car drivers looking at their phones often change lanes right into a bike. and i will never ever ride the ass of a bike in front of me, ever, when i'm driving a car. i KNOW they weigh less and stop quicker than me.

BUT i hate, hate, HATE super loud motorcycles screaming down the road, all day and night. (and any cars purposely doing the same.)

the only sound i regularly hear, and hate MORE, is damn gas-powered backpack carried leaf blowers.


very VERY few things on this planet are EVER that loud unless made by humans.

-if you hear something that loud out in the wilderness expect death and destruction near you..........


Well wait, do you expect people to rake up leaves? What is this, the middle ages?
 
2020-08-08 4:05:25 AM  
Loud Pipes Save Lives is a brilliant bit of marketing.
I guess it's better than Bikers Are Obnoxious Assholes.
 
2020-08-08 4:14:38 AM  
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2020-08-08 4:15:30 AM  
In a couple months there will be lots of Harleys for sale cheap at estate sales. I call that a win!
 
2020-08-08 4:16:04 AM  

luna1580: i KNOW "loud pipes save lives"


This is a myth.
 
2020-08-08 4:20:53 AM  

Natalie Portmanteau: luna1580: it's wrong of me to hope they croak. i still hope they ALL croak.

i was already prejudiced against them. i KNOW "loud pipes save lives" -because idiot car drivers looking at their phones often change lanes right into a bike. and i will never ever ride the ass of a bike in front of me, ever, when i'm driving a car. i KNOW they weigh less and stop quicker than me.

BUT i hate, hate, HATE super loud motorcycles screaming down the road, all day and night. (and any cars purposely doing the same.)

the only sound i regularly hear, and hate MORE, is damn gas-powered backpack carried leaf blowers.


very VERY few things on this planet are EVER that loud unless made by humans.

-if you hear something that loud out in the wilderness expect death and destruction near you..........

Well wait, do you expect people to rake up leaves? What is this, the middle ages?


actually what they use them for in my apartment complex (a 1.1 mile loop of 2 story buildings and lakes and stuff) is to blast itty bitty grass clippings off of the sidewalks and stoops and curbs after the big-ass tractor-style mowers cut the small strip of lawn. for some reason this task usually takes them from about 7am until 2 or 3pm, in fits and spurts. i live on the second floor, but they also MAKE SURE no tiny grass bits (or cobwebs or stray live oak leaves or palm debris) rest on the stairway.

and i've noticed none of the guys working ever wear ear protection, and that bothers me, for their sake.


sidenote:

-most of us fat-ass americans would be well served to rake leaves, and sweep sidewalks and stoops! put down the powered yard machines, fight the 'beetus!
 
2020-08-08 4:23:25 AM  

Godscrack: I like how people think they will all stay there after the rally is over.

They will all be going back home in a week. All over the country. Hitting gas stations, motels, restaurants and big box stores you shop in all the time. Because freedums.


Farm ought to have an Agree button, because what you say is correct.

But it ought not to be Smart, common sense.
 
2020-08-08 4:28:25 AM  

fusillade762: Anyone in the market for a used Harley should probably wait a month or so.


That was what I came in to say :D or rather :(
 
2020-08-08 4:28:37 AM  
stupid
mother
farkers
 
2020-08-08 4:29:03 AM  

SoundOfOneHandWanking: Still, Sample, who is 66, feared what could happen if he caught COVID-19 at the rally. He said he was trying to avoid indoor bars and venues, where he felt the risk of infection was greater. But on the opening day of the rally, he said he ate breakfast at an indoor diner.

As Sample weighed the risks of navigating the crowds, the same thrill-seeking that attracted him to riding motorcycles seemed to win out.


I guess at 66, hitting a restaurant was quite the thrill for this guy.


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