Documenting life today in the American Heartlands for tomorrows' history
Dusty Reins Stories
I Need Help
I need your help to identify American annual community celebrations or events between the Mississippi River and the Sierra and Cascade mountains and from Canada to Mexico borders. If you live within those boundaries I would like you to send me the name, date(s), and locations of annual events in your area.
Now that I have Internet where ever I go, I can carry my office with me and travel from place to place for weeks without having to return to Amarillo. (Saving on fuel) I am planning on traveling to Dickinson, North Dakota later this year and I would like to schedule some places to visit along the way between there and Amarillo. After Dickinson, I may pop over to Wyoming somewhere and make my way back to Amarillo.
What The Heck?
The Contact Us link is now functional in the main menu so send me your tips about places and events you know about and would like me to schedule a visit. You can send me your love too, just leave the spam at home.
The attempt to upgrade the code on my web server did not turn out well and it had to be ditched. New code is installed using a new database so all the stuff you never see is now all fresh without seven years of rubbish lying around.
Now is the time to make the changes to the site I was wanting to make before the upgrade malfunctioned.
The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is the largest motorcycle rally in the world. It is held annually in The Black Hills and in Sturgis, South Dakota for 10 days during the first week of August. It was started by local Indian dealer Pappy Hoel in 1938. Since its beginning, private area businesses throwing events such as races, concerts, and rides have made, and continue to make, the Sturgis Rally what it is today. 2022 will mark the 82nd annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, according to the official website at https://sturgis.com/ #live#americanheartlands#sturgis2022#sturgis
My first two days in Sturgis were spent documenting all the action in the downtown area in real-time by live streaming to YouTube on Dusty Reins Stories. I tried using my cell phone at first but it would overheat and the cell service was not good. So I had to figure out how to get my GoPro 9 to Streamcast via WiFi and my Starlink RV service connection. You can watch the results for yourself in the embedded videos below but I recommend you click on the video to view it in full screen because the GoPro does not have a zoom ability and there is a lot going on.
Here is the result of using my phone.
I switched to using the GoPro 9 and Starlink RV service could not maintain a steady stream and broke entirely before reaching ten minutes.
I restarted the stream and this time it lasted for 11 hours!
I wanted to get the camera closer to the action the next day and also avoid people and vehicles from obstructing my satellite dish causing stream interruptions. Nearly the same results as the day before and I had to start another stream after the first one broke.
Dusty Reins Schedule
You may see several events on the same day. I can only pick one to go next depending on where I was located during the prior event I attended. Fuel is expensive these days!