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My 2012 South Dakota Trip

Exploring the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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Having reached the end of the wildlife loop road, we turn left onto the famous Iron Mountain Road, which will bring us back to Keystone.
The Iron Mountain Road is known by motorcycle riders throughout the world as the one road they have to drive. Each year during the week of the annual Sturgiss motorcycle rally, bikers drive this road at least oce.

I drove the road by car, and marvelled at the scenery, but also needed great concentration to make my way through the many hairpin curves.
However, I enjoyed the difficult road and now proudly sport a T-shirt that proclaims on the back:

17 miles - 3 pigtail bridges - 3 tunnels -
over 400 bends and hairpin curves
22 switchbacks.

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Oct 01 2012 16:50 GMT elsje323
great view at the end
Oct 01 2012 18:24 GMT gnilsen PRO
Wonderful composition
Oct 01 2012 20:41 GMT hans55 PRO
more fantastic pictures of this great route !!
Oct 02 2012 02:49 GMT fhelsing PRO
a famous view on the other side!
Oct 02 2012 04:38 GMT Annamaria
Great frame for the artwork of the presidents! ;-)
Oct 02 2012 05:41 GMT sini
Great look through!:)
Oct 02 2012 06:41 GMT senna3
Perfect composition!
Congratulations with surviving THE IRON MOUNTAIN ROAD!!
Oct 02 2012 09:55 GMT superJoan
Great shot John, this was Barrie's favourite place when we went around the National parks of America.. he was awe struck by the whole enterprise of the Presidents in the mountain side....