Knucklehead at Sturgis
Excursionists: Arctic Adventures
July 31, 2016
My wife and I were camping in the Black Hills this weekend, just as Sturgis is kicking into gear, and there are some amazing bikes on the road – tons of group rides going on. The best sight of the day, though, has been the group of vintage Harleys and Indians we saw stopped at a burger joint on the side of the road. I pulled over real quick to snap some photos ...
The owner was chatting with another fellow, so I didn't get a chance to say much more than how much I liked is ride, but I did overhear that he had taken two trips to the Arctic Circle with his Knucklehead, and had put something far over 100,000 miles on it, with 2,600 miles of that being gravel roads. The second trip to the Arctic he had done for a buddy who wanted to make the trip with him.
He loves adventure riding with the Knucklehead because it's so easy to fix: every time he's had a breakdown, he's been able to get it up and running with the tools he carried on him, even if just to limp along to the nearest garage.
I'm kind of bummed that I only got the boots of the one guy - he was riding an Indian with a group of others, all of them dressed up in period racing gear. What a site! I guess I'll have to go back next year and get more photos :-) 🛣