Monday, August 17, 2009

Road trip to Rockerbox 2009

Time to stop messing with the bike and just ride it. It's easy to get wrapped up in this detail or changing that and find all the good time for riding has passed.
Rockerbox is a motorcycle street fair started by my friend Scott as a) a chance to have a (free!) street fair and b) something for the non-Harleys in Milwaukee. This is the 7th or 8th edition I think.

A perfect destination.

Of course with older bikes you want some tools should something go wrong. Especially if you've been changing bits. I didn't worry too much as Guzzis are pretty stout and the weather forecast was great, but you need a screwdriver. And an adjustable wrench, Well, maybe two - a small one and a bigger one. And then you've been messing with wires, so maybe so snips and some wire and electrical tape. And so on, until the tang bag has 10 lbs of tools.

As is usually the way, come Thursday morning it was raining in D.C. and when I got to Milwaukee it was raining too. Great in-between though. And I didn't have to use a single tool. Well, except for the flashlight when I stopped for the night (it was pretty dark in Adrian Michigan).

Now the bike is resting comfortably, as I took a plane home - didn't want to take 4 days off of work in a row, and I knew I'd be back in 2 1/2 weeks as I heading to MotoGP in Indy with the Milwaukee / Chicago crew.

I thought it'd be fun to take a pic. every time I stopped for gas. First pic was setting out (first time; I got down the block and realized I'd no mirror and had to head back to put one on). Second to last is the Palomino in Milwaukee - bad cell photo and it was raining, so I eschewed composition for getting in and getting some food. The last pic is where I found myself a couple hours later - a Misfits show. Always a success when a trip takes an unexpected turn.











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