Another year passby Sturgis 2013 EYEQUSA at main street location
There were more vendors selling goods at the Rally than last year. So how did they do at this years event?
This year the City of Sturgis issued 734 vendor licenses, and last year they issued 692. Some vendors say they've done better in past years.
Chris Reeves has been selling riding glasses at the Rally for about six years, but this year it's a little different.
"It's a great event and everything else. It just seems that the turnout seems a little bit smaller than it usually is," said Reeves, who manages Eye Q USA.
Reeves added vendor success depends on what you're selling and who you are marketing to.
"Years ago people wanted to buy the stuff more than we wanted to sell it. Whereas now you kind of have to hustle to get it going," he said.
Other vendors agree with Reeves.
Laconia is beatiful place to ride your bike, around lakes,under tall pine trees ! If it is not raining
Today raining again .
Nice weather, nicer people ,too much fun come to Daytona bikeweek 2013
Need an awesome pair of night riding glasses? There are a lot of options out there, but you do want to be careful that you get glasses that will actually help you see at night. Some glasses that are labeled as night righting actually don’t do that much for you. You want to look for ones that have special tinted lenses designed to capture every bit of light and magnify it. In addition to helping you ride in the early morning and late evening light, these Black/Red Extreme Night Riding Glasses are also very helpful in the rain and on cloudy days.
These riding glasses were designed by EyeQ USA, a company that designs glasses exclusively for motorcycle riders. They take into account all types of weather and light a biker may be exposed to, and they do their best to make their glasses great all-around protection for your eyes. They protect against UV light, too, and can be worn on the brightest, sunniest day. That way, you don’t have to deal with switching sunglasses and keeping up with two pairs.
Another great feature of these riding glasses is that the lenses are made out of high quality shatterproof material. The plastic frames are also very durable, so even if you have a crash and they hit the pavement, they’re not going to break. These glasses hug your face, staying in place even in high winds or on bumpy roads.
These riding glasses have proven to be incredibly popular over the years. In fact, they were even named the best-selling riding glasses from the Sturgis bike week in 2010. They’re sleek, stylish, and highly functional. If you do a lot of riding in low-light situations, these night riding glasses are a must.
The holiday season is rapidly approaching. In fact, some people have already started their shopping, and a few on-the-ball individuals may even have all their gifts already purchased! Do you need an idea for your biker friends? They’re actually very easy to buy for, if you have a little knowledge of biker accessories and items. Here are some great ideas for your biker friends and family members. Remember that there’s no need to panic yet—you’ve got plenty of time to do some shopping before the holidays are here.
One of the easiest gifts to give anyone is a t-shirt. You don’t even necessarily have to have the person’s size—you can often eyeball it, and if you save the receipt, they can exchange it if they need to. However, you can usually guess the right size. There are hundreds of different types of biker t-shirts. Some of them feature specific brands, so be sure you know what type of bike your friend drives before you go shopping. There are t-shirts with bikes, logos, sayings, and even rally t-shirts.
When a biker needs some new gear, they usually go right out and buy it. Helmets, gloves, a new jacket…if they need something, they get it because it may be unsafe to ride with worn or damaged gear. However, you can purchase accessories for them, things that they may not necessarily have to have to ride. Jewelry, for example, is the perfect accessory that a biker may not buy for themselves. There are a lot of different types of jewelry a biker might wear, including necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings.
Biker patches are also a great gift. Even if they already have patches on their jacket, there’s a lot you can do with biker patches. They can be used for decoration, put on other items, or even collected and traded with others.
Riding a motorcycle isn’t about the biker image. Isn’t not always even about the type of bike you own. What it is often about is how many miles you ride and put in. You can have the most expensive and amazing bike, but if you’ don’t actually ride it, you’re not really much of a biker, are you? As this All About the Miles Patch reminds us, what truly makes a biker a biker is the number of miles you’ve put in. If you haven’t done that much riding, you’re just a guy who spent money on a fancy bike.
Even though it says “It’s all about putting the miles in,” this patch isn’t saying that you’re more of a biker if you’ve got more miles on your bike. But it is saying that buying a bike isn’t all you have to do to be a biker. You need to ride that bike, even if it’s only on the weekends. You don’t have to ride every day or even every weekend, but you’ve got to put some miles on your bike. And if you’ve bought a motorcycle and love riding it, why wouldn’t you?
This Iron On Patch measures four inches wide by an inch and a quarter tall. The words are embroidered in white in a very easy to read font. The patch has black die cut borders all around it that make it very easy to sew it on to leather clothing. If you’re not putting it on leather, you can iron it on using the heat-activated adhesive on the back. This awesome patch can be added to just about any biker’s jacket or other riding gear.
The War in Afghanistan has been a long conflict, beginning in October of 2001 and, as of November of 2012, still not considered over. This war has involved the military of the U.S., the United Kingdom, France, and many other allied nations. While the event that launched this war was the September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., the war became more about taking down the entire al-Qaeda organization and removing the Taliban from power in Afghanistan. Although both of these goals have mostly been accomplished, a peacekeeping force is still required while the country transitions to a new government. Since the war has not been declared completed, it has become the longest running war in U.S. history.
This means there are many soldiers who have been deployed to Afghanistan, and all of them can consider themselves veterans of the Afghan war. If you have done a tour of duty in this conflict, you are qualified to wear an Afghan War Vet Small Ribbon Rocker patch on your jacket or vest. The patch is designed like a standard arched rocker patch, but it has small sections on either side that make it look like a ribbon that’s been folded in on either end. Each of these small folded sections has a number of colored stripes on it. These stripes are done in the same colors as the military ribbon given out to those who served in the Afghan War.
Overall, this patch measures four inches by 1.5 inches and is made from rayon embroidery thread on a twill patch. This patch can be ironed on to almost any canvas or cloth except for leather. If you want to put it on leather, you’ll need to sew it on.
When people usually think of jewelry, they imagine a woman’s necklace and earrings, or they think of a fancy bracelet set with diamonds. Some think of charm bracelets and rings featuring gemstones. However, the jewelry isn’t limited to women, especially not biker jewelry. A lot of biker jewelry is made from chains, gears, and other items that look like they were part of a motorcycle before being turned into jewelry.
Many men wear bracelets, but not the thin, fragile looking bracelets that women wear. Men’s bracelets are usually fairly thick and large. Many biker bracelets are made out of bike chain. Some, in fact, actually take a short piece of chain and make it into a bracelet. Others wear bracelets made out of chain rings that look like medieval armor. For those who don’t like metal, there are some cool leather bracelets that look great for men and women.
Many biker necklaces feature small motorcycle pendants or skulls. These can also be worn by men, although some guys don’t like large pendant necklaces. Many men like wearing chain necklaces or leather cords around their necks. These chains can be large and bulky or somewhat on the small side. It all depends on what you like.
What about other biker jewelry? There are small stud earrings for men that feature skulls or other designs. Some men like to wear hoop earrings, and those are also available in different sizes. While men don’t often wear rings with large gemstones on them, they do wear rings. There are a number of different biker-related ones on the market, including some rings with different biker logos and symbols.
There are many neat little skull pendants and necklaces out there, but some of them are rather plain and boring. They’re just skulls, and no matter how they’re dressed up or posed, they’re not really that interesting. However, this Steel Tribal Skull Biker Pendant adds something really unique and different to the skull. The tribal background adds a lot to this product, and it makes it something you can give to the biker in your life who seems to have everything else.
The fun tribal lines, arches, and curves in the background of this skull give it a very different look. The skull itself looks fairly ominous and scary, and the curving arches around it actually make the skull look more fearsome. They look kind of like tusks on either side of it, giving it a demonic appearance. There are also two dark colored sections that come out of either side of the skull and look somewhat like bat wings. However, while you can make some parts of the tribal design into more demonic aspects of the skull, some people will simply see a regular skull with an interesting background.
The pendant is made out of stainless steel that will withstand the weather, the hot sun, and any kind of crash you might have. You don’t have to worry about it rusting or getting damaged in any way. This tribal skull pendant makes a great addition to any biker’s riding gear, and it’s also a nice gift for anyone who loves skulls.