Today I am on my way to the 73rd edition of the Sturgis/Black Hills Rally. My digital agenda is full of place to visits, of events to attend and of meetings with builders, rally vendors and with some of you who just want to say hello. Of course, the all-new Indian launch and a couple of days of road testing will fill up my first days at the event.
Making reference to multiple reports showing that confidence among U.S. consumers rose this year to a five-year high, hotels and rally vendors bet on great attendance. The only negative perceived by some is that many regular visitors may have chosen to attend only one summer event, the other big one of year 2013 being of course the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary celebration in Milwaukee on Labor Day weekend. Some visitors, builders and vendors from Europe may also have decided to stay home due to economic difficulties and very high unemployment in their respective countries. We will know very soon.
Will try to update you “live” as much as possible on what’s going on, here but also on Facebook and Twitter if you follow me there.