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2004 Sturgis - Top Cats Photo Gallery

Every motorcyclist, regardless of what make of bike they ride or own, should attend the Sturgis Rally at least once in their lives. Check out the full report in our 2004 Sturgis Rally Adventure.

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The Lodge at Spearfish Canyon.
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A beautiful waterfall at Spearfish Canyon.
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Another vista from atop Crazy Horse.
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The view from atop the Crazy Horse monument.
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Not too many people are allowed to get this close to the Crazy Horse monument.
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The long and dusty road on the way up the mountain to Crazy Horse.
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Check out this Arlen Ness original custom.
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Arlen Ness is truly the King of Customizers.
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A finalist gets her pose on during the T-Shirt contest.
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I forgot what these girls were selling bought I know I bought one.
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Motorcycles aren’t the only thing to look at in Sturgis.
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Crowds close in around the unveiling of American Ironhorse’s 2005 right-side drive models.
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Samson Exhaust keeps their parking lot lively with vendors including the likes of American Ironhorse.
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J & P Cycles keep their own building in Sturgis just for a fortnight of use each year.
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Finding a clear place to walk on the sidewalk is almost as difficult as finding a place to park.
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Every square foot of real estate is rented out and abused at Sturgis.
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Of course we had to take a sample from one of the many beer gardens at Sturgis.
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Casinos and restaurants weren’t the only attractions in downtown Deadwood.
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Downtown Deadwood
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Downtown Deadwood
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Early morning in downtown Deadwood.
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Time for a brief pit-stop just outside of Custer State Park.
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A truly incredible sight indeed.
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Bandshell at the base of Mount Rushmore.
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Hawkeye gets his first glimpse of Mount Rushmore.
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Top Cats on their way to Mount Rushmore.
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Top cats enjoy a cocktail and sunset from the roof of the Alex Johnson.
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Top Cat Bob Brizzolera, dressed to impress for his meeting with Crazy Horse, along with Alex Johnson Hotel owner, Jim Didier.
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After a long days ride, the sidewalk café is a perfect place to unwind and discuss the sights and sounds from the journey so far.
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Reserved parking was a plus at the Alex Johnson in Rapid City, South Dakota.
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The Wild West Museum in Wall, South Dakota.
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The Wall Drug complex offers free ice water to those who survive the trek across the Badlands.
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The Badlands
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The Badlands
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The Badlands
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The Badlands
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The Badlands
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Top Cat and retired US Army Colonel Wayne Kirkpatrick has been going to Sturgis for over 30 years.
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Our German-born Top Cat, Karsten and his girlfriend Lisawent two-up on a Sport for nearly 4000 miles!
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What do you think about riding all the way from N.Y. at 50 mph?
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The mysterious German traveler on his early 20s Harley-Davidson on the way to Sturgis.
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Chef Mark Mancuso uncorks a special bottle of wine before serving up dinner
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Dinner at La Minestra is always a culinary treat.
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Antique locomotive at a road side museum in western Wisconsin.
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Some outrageous custom bikes were on display at the Black hills H-D lot.
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The ladies of Sturgis were so sweet, from the boots on up.
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Check out this Arlen Ness original custom.
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The Victory made sure Hawkeye rode to Sturgis in style aboard a 2004 Kingpin.