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7th Annual Black Hills Sound of Silence Tesla Rally! May 15—17, 2020


Mar 8, 2019
Los Angeles, CA
What does the crowd think about doing local "sound of silence drives" on the 15th or 16th? I am thinking of a 1 hour drive around, maybe a safe photo, just to keep the spirit alive. No gathering, people just stay in their cars and wave.

Too risky? Any interest?
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Randy Spencer

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Mar 31, 2016
Alameda, CA
My only Sturgis experience was when I drove my Moto Guzzi there in 1976.
My only experience was driving my Dodge Daytona thru there in the mid 80's. Had NO idea what I was seeing. Maybe two or four years later someone explained what was going on there. I was still a big bike rider then (old Kawai cop bikes) but didn't seem like an event I would go to. I like big bike rides up Mt. Tam or to Alice's. Lots of brands, all about the love of riding. Not interested in the Harley fanboi experience.


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Aug 8, 2019
Billings, MT, USA
Any thoughts for gang initiations? You know, to prove you're tough, that you have that certain je ne sais Tesla quoi. Pardon my French. For example, say charging your car to 100% and letting it sit for 2 hours. Perhaps other daring Teslitic feats? Ideas?


Mar 8, 2019
Los Angeles, CA
Happy SOS day! I am bummed we aren’t together but I hope to honor the day with a 1/10th drive today. I am 1,263 miles from Custer so that means 126.3 mile drive today, I will do my best, family can veto.

Some of you are actually headed to Custer, pics and stories appreciated.
Enjoy cleaner living and stay safe


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Jun 9, 2013
Dallas, Texas
Visited and charged today.

One actual space to charge.
Could possibly squeeze a second car, but that would be it.

Area in front of charge stations is paved.
Rest of parking lot, muddy and wet goop.
A board (portion of form work for concrete curbs) is in the way for second charge station.

All others are blocked by construction trailer and port-o-let.

IF you are in need of a charge, go.

IF you can work around to Rapid City or other charging options, might be better.

At least five or six weeks until this location looks a lot better for general supercharging usage.


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Mar 8, 2019
Los Angeles, CA
Riding a motorcycle half way across the country is probably more lethal than their Covid concerns. Of course with the latter they are putting others at risk, which is a big difference.
I recall reading that many sturgis riders drive their hog there on a trailer then just tool around the area. I guess it’s safer?

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