Rick Fairless’ Favorite Ride

I have ridden motorcycles all over this fine country of ours. If I had to pick my favorite place that I have ever ridden, I would have to say that place would be the Black Hills of South Dakota. I’ve been to the Black Hills (Sturgis) Rally for 27 years in a row, and there’s something that draws me back, year after year. I can’t quite tell you what it is, but I’ll try!

The Black Hills Rally is what motorcycling is all about to me. If God created the world to revolve around motorcycles what would it be like? It would be the Black Hills Rally every August! For one week a year I get to escape to a happy place with hundreds of thousands of knuckleheads just like me! It’s wonderful. Kinda scary, but wonderful. Ya see, the Black Hills is a sacred place for motorcycle riders from all over, and brother I don’t care where you’re from or what kind of motorcycle you ride, because up there in them Black Hills, we’re all the same. 

As for my favorite road to ride? Well, it would have to be Spearfish Canyon. If you’ve ever ridden Spearfish Canyon, then you know why. If you haven’t, then I suggest you get your ass up there this coming August and you can ride with me and a half million of my closest pals!

Rick Fairless
Strokers Dallas