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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Why go to Sturgis? Why not?

 

August 16, 2017

Courtesy photo

Roger Robles and his girlfriend Terri Ballard take a selfie at this year's Sturgis Rally.

The ride. The sweet solitude a motorcycle gives one as they drive down the road is what drew Roger Robles to the machine.

It's just a feeling all bikers get, Robles tried to explain.

"Just the freedom of the ride," Robles said.

Robles started riding motorcycles on and off when he was young and his dad bought him a Kawasaki in 1973. In 1981, he bought his first Harley Davidson.

The first time Robles went to Sturgis was with Jon Fleagle and Wes Bingham in 1984. Over the years, he has attended the rally 18 times. On these trips he's gone with his brother Sam, Pete Simpson and his longtime g...



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