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from trutv websireTruTV’s Full Throttle Saloon will be returning to televsion on the 2nd of December.  TruTV describes Full Throttle Saloon this way:

“This is one show that’s born to be wild! Every year, the Full Throttle Saloon is open for only ten days in August, when bikers from all over the world descend on the black hills of South Dakota for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. For bar owner Michael Ballard, the profits are huge, but the reality is intense. From managing a full staff of bartenders and dancing girls to hosting big name concerts and burlesque shows, keeping it together is more than most people could handle”

I describe it as just a lot of fun!  I have not been to Sturgis yet and everytime I see this show I just want to kick my own butt for not going yet!  Based on last season’s show I give Full Throttle Saloon 5 stars.

5star

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I was disappointed after watching Top Gear (USA) at Sturgis last night. It started out quite strong with the guys on scooters and completing challenges to move up to bigger bikes. But it went down hill from there.

Rutledge wrecked his scooter, on purpose it appeared to me, to lose the first challenge (this is a guy that claims to have two bikes in his garage). He would later go on to drop a Street Glide twice. The guys who won the challenge (Adam & Tanner) began riding Yamaha 250’s but also began wearing full face helmets. From this point forward there were times I was not sure that they were on the bikes, I got the feeling that “stunt doubles” were used.

The next challenge was to ride three members of a band (I forget the name) across town to the Buffalo Chip. Adam ducked out and got a side car, Tanner stopped at a bikini bike wash and Rut stopped to allow his passenger to get water and cigarettes. It was here that the most contrived moment of the series let alone the show occurred. Rut accidentally knocked down two bikes.

First, I am not sure he even touched the bike to cause it to fall into the second bike. Second, the bikes looked like 1980’s dual purpose motorcycles that might not even run. Third, no one prevented him and his passenger from leaving, I have been at rallies where this has happened, folks do not let you leave until the owners of the other bikes arrive.

OH, and of course Tanner won the overall contest and got to race a car against a motorcycle.

Overall, I think this is the worst episode of Top Gear (USA) ever. I love the show as a whole and watch it every week but this one just sucked.

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