The Three Amigos are back at the Sturgis motorcycle rally, and you can’t miss two of them, Judy Smith (in the sidecar) and Terrylee Page, with their distinctive chapeaus.
The third amigo is Judy’s husband, Del. Coming from Lakewood, Colo., Del made his first trip to Sturgis in 2000. Judy came along starting in 2005 and Page, Del's secretary, began making the annual trip in 2010.
Judy Smith and Page draw a crowd of onlookers, taking photos of them and their headwear hand-decorated with feathers, tails and other adornments.
“We’ll meet people a year later, and they’ll say we've got a picture of you on our phone,” said Page.
The women’s hats were inspired by one of their regular trips to a dance hall.
“The band was playing and a woman came on with a hat on and it was very plain,” Page explained. “We looked at each other and said we could do hats, but we’ve got to dress ‘em up.”
The trio is also joined by a small dog, who sports goggles while riding in the sidecar Del found on eBay.
“He got the sidecar so we could all ride,” Judy said.
“We’re all good friends,” said Page.
“Doesn’t everybody take their secretary with them?” Del asked.