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DTM on Sturgis 2009

August 31st, 2009 · 11 Comments · Sturgis, bromates, brothers, chicks, harley, road trip

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well we’ve been back for a few weeks now and between our ride back an these past few weeks i’ve had time to think, an ponder bout our experiences in sturgis. where do i begin? as many of you stated or assumed prior to our departure this was sure to be an adventure as always with bromates! from suicidal deer, kamikaze birds, topless titties, way too much sausage, awesome music, sick bikes, and of course the alcohol! to say sturgis was an adventure would be an understatement, but as i said we all knew it would be. the details were the surprises, atleast to me an LB.

DTM on Sturgis

DTM on Sturgis

the suicidal deer, and kamikaze bird were easily enough to end our adventure, but bromates laughed , joked, toasted life, and spare parts, and treked on.
the topless titties were the roll up kind, so allthough dissapointed we still joined in on the bead throwing an picture taking. because we all know if you’ve seen one titty………you uhhhhh wannna see the rest of emm.
as for the sausage well i don’t think i’ve seen such an overwhelming guy to girl ratio since my last star trek convention. so needless to say i wont be back next year, but i knew that from the beginning. and now i can say i’ve been there done that.
awww the music! definitly one of my highlights! we seen a band called “reverend peyton’s big damn band” at the full throttle saloon. not everyones top choice of music, but me and LB rocked out kentucky style. and the energy they put into it was unbelievable, would be awesome to see them at a backwoods bbq!;-) we had tickets for aerosmith, but oppted to cut our losses. we’d been there a week and as it turns out that’s exactly one day too long for DTM!
the bikes had to be my other highlight. we seen every shape size and color of bike imaginable, i was hoping to see every shape size and color of girl, but hey you cant always have it all!;-) i got lots of ideas for my custom project on my bike which as it turns out starts this winter thanks to mother nature!
DTM on Bike
so the alcohol……..hmmmmm! i’m reminded of carlos mencias first comedy central’s standup. he ends his routine with a less than comedic statement about life and how we humans take advantage of everday life and just assume that tomorrow will be there to say sorry, do better, right a wrong, etc etc. most of you reading this are use to some crazy over the top story courtesy of DTM’S anticts. unfortunately i’m going to leave you with something else, i hope you all will read on anyways and take a moment to think bout what it is i’m saying. i was fortunate enough to spend my last night in sturgis at the meade county inn bed and breakfest(aka meade county jail) i got pulled over for my brake light being out due to the deer misshap. i wasn’t doing anything wrong, but i had definitly been drinking. and as we all know DTM knows how to do that, and over the years i’ve become quite the drunk driving pro!;-( i said fortunate in all seriousness, this however is the problem that i am faced with in my life. i have created a life where it is ok to push the limits of right and wrong, life and death. for what ever reason i have been extremely fortunate in that i’ve never injured anyone, or myself seriously.
buttttttttt………..have i hurt anyone from the way i’ve chose to live my life? that’s the question i asked myself a million times on my 12 hour trip home. that and why am i still alive after all the stupid choices i’ve made?  in the majority of my past brushes with the law or death, i usually laughed at how close i came only to come out unharmed an unchanged! 3 days after my first dui back in 2001 i got pulled over again drunk driving. as with all my life tho i knew the officer he slapped me on the head and told me to get home! i’m not sure if everyone is familiar with washington state laws on dui’s. your second dui is a manitory 90 days in jail!;-( minutes later after the officer let me go i was drinkin at curley’s tavern!;-( unharmed and unchanged! can anyone reading this think of the last time they changed something they do or say that has the potential to hurt someone, before it hurt someone?
i personnally can’t think of ever changing something i do until i suffer some sort of negative reprocution for what it is i was doing. so now to answer the question, have i hurt anyone from the way i’ve chose to live my life? most definitly! many indirectly, and many directly! the reprocutions are bad now, but could be much worse. i have not only shown LB, TC, LIL J, JOSH, and THE BOY, along with countless neices an nephews ,that it is ok to drink and drive over the years i’ve shown them it’s cool!;-( for this i will always be sorry! that is simply a sentence, i will follow that sentence with actions and would invite all of you to do the same. i made a pinky promis to my boy that i would never drink and drive again. sometimes in life i forget to take a minute or two to look at the big picture of life. i hate to say it, but “what if one of my nephews hurts someone else or themselves because of something i taught them was cool?” i’m sure you all know i could not live with this on my contscence. life is a gift, a gift i have often taken advantage of. before i had my boy i never realized how selfish i was with life.
we are not gauranteed anything in life certainly not tomorrow. i’ve been quoted saying i’m not perfect, but i’m the best DTM i can be! well that is still true, thankfully everyday i’m better than the day before. i love everyone of you and hope that if you get one thing from this it is………….hmmmmmm i don’t know i guess to cherish not only your life but the lives of the people you love! - DTM
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  • Kisner

    Nice post DTM! I too have been thinking about my life and how I’ve done things because “It’s cool”. Not really learning anything unless I’m caught and even then it most likely doesn’t stop me. Very insightful. I will soon be a husband and someday a father. I need to start thinking about how I will impact them not just myself. Glad you had fun! Peace.

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  • Terri

    I’ve waited a long time for you to know this person that was inside you, the person I knew was there, but could never find the right words to introduce you to him. I knew you needed to meet him on your own. I’m so proud of you and him…your sister T.

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  • Tammy

    Very nicely said, Daniel. I have never met someone who has so many people who look up to them and you have such an impact on all who are in your life! I am so glad that this experience brought this out in you cuz we all need you around for many more years! You are loved by many

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  • LB

    Life has a funny way of playing itself out. To have the balls to stand up to it and take a path less travelled is beyond wise.

    The best thing about you DTM is that while you may have made a few “bad” things look “cool” … you’ve offered me and I’m sure the rest of the family so much more than just DTM the party man.

    Your ability to put every ounce of effort into your tile work, harley, 10 or 12 blazers, your boy, etc… is to say the least… amazing.

    Take your new outlook and run with it. What a golden opportunity to make a difference.

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  • CW

    I just wish. It could have come some much sooner…. I to have traveled a simular path thru life. One thing that stick with me, as with you. When you bring life into this world. Your life changes for ever. You show great wisdom when you make smart choices. Now you need to live with these choices one day at a time…..

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  • Patrick

    Now that is cool!!

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  • Big T

    Well im kinda speachless on what to say…..just know that you can call me anytime you need i ride.

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  • Ashley

    Well said Daniel. :) I think everyone else has said the rest.

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  • Starr

    Well…….not everyone Ashley, his little/big sis Starr, one of his biggest fans, one that has tried along with her own children to protect him from everything, only to come to the conclusion that “he has to want to protect himself first”. Daniel my brother, there are no words to describe my love for you, Terri and Gregory, BUT I will say, there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for the three of you. My family, my rocks, my hands to hold, my shoulders to cry on, and my strength when I need it! Daniel, I have made so many mistakes in life, I have only regreted them if I wasn’t able to learn and grow from them. Thank you for sharing your story with all of us, I hope you always know how loved you are and no matter how tall the mountain is I will always be there to climb it with you.

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  • tom

    old age seams to make us people better, before tc i was always makeing bad choices, drugs, drinking & driving(somtimes not even remembering how or when i drove home),puting myself first and just plain not being responsible.
    there are two things that changed all that and my life, first and allways first is tc, he has changed me in ways that he will never know.
    and second, was my first D.U.I. man that put a check on me, i have not done it since.
    so i guess the moral of my comment is…………..
    were all young and bumb at one point in our lives it’s a learning process, and once we get a little older we see the errors of our ways and think to ourselfs, man what the hell was i thinking :-)

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  • DTM

    thanks 4 all the nice comments….;-) i purposely left ummm…….. well some of the “DTM” out of the above story. i really wanted it to be serious, much unlike me as we all know. anyhow, after a few requests here is the rest of the story. so after being pulled over by the state troopers, i was sitting in there front seat with one of them and answering questions. i had already told them that i texted LB to let him know i was on my way…. cuz i knew LB would come back for me and wanted to cover his ass. so as i’m sitting there answering questions with the trooper here pulls up a mini school bus with a disco ball an neon lights going on inside………..and who jumps off the bus? yep you guessed it LB to the rescue, mind you i knew they weren’t lettin me go, but LB tried the ole “how bout you guys let him go with me and we’ll walk home bit” yeah notr happenin in sturgis too much money to be made by us dumbass drunks!;-) none the less the troopers asked LB if he wanted to take my bike so it didn’t have to be towed…..to which he wisely responded “no i been drinkin!” but he said he had some one coming to bring it to our campground. the troopers said if it wasnt gone by the time they were it had to be towed…… dun dun dun LB swept into action an sum how found a sober person on the party bus who after i fixed my bike an they took a breath alizer, drove my bike to the campground. that saved us bout 7 bills which we didn’t have after bailing me out.;-( wouldv’e ben a long ride home 2 up on LB’s bike!;-) this was definitly one of those times in life where a picture wouldv’e ben worth a thousand words………….;-) thanks for all the memories LB, this past year or so has been one hell of a ride, can’t put into words what it’s meant to have you by my side! Bromates!;-)

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