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    Kadoka to Rapid is about 90 minutes, to Murdo about another 30 minutes. Rapid to Deadwood is about 45 minutes. The Badlands are just West of Kadoka. They’re building hotels like crazy along I 90, you would think the competition would drive prices down. Might have to look at an Air B&B?
    If you’re camping there’s several campgrounds once you get west of Piedmont.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RapidSpyder View Post
    Kadoka to Rapid is about 90 minutes, to Murdo about another 30 minutes. Rapid to Deadwood is about 45 minutes. The Badlands are just West of Kadoka. Might have to look at an Air B&B?
    The neat thing about the ride from Murdo to the Badlands. It takes no time at all. Mountain time starts right outside of Murdo. The one hour drive to the Badlands gets you there at the same time you left Murdo. (no time at all.........)

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    Yes, its looking like one of the "fringe" towns might be a good place to hang our hats. I love the Badlands Nat'l Park road (from both directions). A cut through there on the way "home" would not be to bad. We don't gamble and the hoopla in Deadwood is not a draw for us. I did a one week in Deadwood a few years back. Meeting fellow SL's would be the reason for venturing into the crowds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARtraveler View Post
    Any recommendations on accomodations. I looked at the rally suggestions and the first one listed was already booked up. One of the "fancier" ones wanted almost $200 per night. That's a thousand bucks for the rally. Looked at the Super 8 in Murdo (about an hour away) and they were in the $90's.

    Last time I was there, we stayed in Rapid City. Don't remember the cost. I have paid up to $500 a night (Hawaii)...but those days are now in the past.
    Try Black Hills Inn and Suits in Deadwood. Just out side of Deadwood but still has the trolley stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARtraveler View Post
    The neat thing about the ride from Murdo to the Badlands. It takes no time at all. Mountain time starts right outside of Murdo. The one hour drive to the Badlands gets you there at the same time you left Murdo. (no time at all.........)
    Can’t argue with that. With all the rain last year the Badlands were actually pretty green. Lots of bees and bugs. Pack windshield cleaning supplies. This years supposed to be wetter then normal too.

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    Ya, but it takes longer to get back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARtraveler View Post
    The neat thing about the ride from Murdo to the Badlands. It takes no time at all. Mountain time starts right outside of Murdo. The one hour drive to the Badlands gets you there at the same time you left Murdo. (no time at all.........)
    Yeah but it takes twice as long to get back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzr Joe View Post
    Yeah but it takes twice as long to get back.

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    Half of the ride is good. The return works out to be twice as long. Based on averages, I think I am good.

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    All this Deadwood talk makes me want to go ride. it's blowing snow and the Northern Hills are under a Winter Weather Advisory.
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    Going to try and make this one for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARtraveler View Post
    Any recommendations on accomodations. I looked at the rally suggestions and the first one listed was already booked up. One of the "fancier" ones wanted almost $200 per night. That's a thousand bucks for the rally. Looked at the Super 8 in Murdo (about an hour away) and they were in the $90's.

    Last time I was there, we stayed in Rapid City. Don't remember the cost. I have paid up to $500 a night (Hawaii)...but those days are now in the past.
    Try looking in Custer. I've stayed there many times and the prices are good and the best riding is all in that area. Not too far from Deadwood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamonster View Post
    Try looking in Custer. I've stayed there many times and the prices are good and the best riding is all in that area. Not too far from Deadwood.
    Thank you. On one of our trips we used Custer as a home base. I will check into that also.
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    Our accommodations problem solved. Linda has a cousin in Rapid City. He has an extra BR in his condo...and he rides a trike.

    We filled out the registration forms today. See you all there.

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    Looking forward to seeing you there.

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    Thanks for the information, I think we will attend this year.

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