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Description: Early Morning. City Park, Sturgis, SD. 1979

Details: Limited Edition Print from an edition of 50. Photo ©1979 Michael Lichter.

The Story: I arrived in Sturgis for my first bike week too late to see the lay of the land but just in time for the all night party that happened every night in City Park. This then was my first morning in Sturgis. I woke up having harldy slept and assessed the damages, both internally and externally. What sort of toll did the party take? There had been campfires, drag racing down the narrow path between the tents, wildness until all hours of the morning and a dreamlike recollection of police cars with lights flashing, screaming through the park in the middle of the night. I came across this scene beside my camp spot as the sun rose.