Thursday, January 11, 2018

January 6, 2018 Retro Rewind Dubuque

Road trip to Dubuque on Saturday for the Retro Rewind car/bike show.  This is the warm-up show to the bigger Spring show Vintage Torque Fest.

It was cold outside but a nice trip.  It's a small show, but a good way to spend a cold day in January. I ran into a couple of old friends who had recently retired and made a few new friends.  You can see cars, bikes, swap meet, pinup contest, listen to live music, watch some cheesy old movies in the theater, and just plain people watch. If you want to stay around in the evening they have live music in the theater.
There are some music videos of one of the bands "One Night Standards" at the end of the post.
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 Some classy old cars

Then the Bikes

The Swap Meet parts

And the Music
One Night Standards - Video 1
One Night Standards - Video 2
One Night Standards - Video 3

One Night Standards - Video 4
One Night Standards - Video 5
One Night Standards - Video 6

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Anamosa Fall Hill Climb

Alan and I rode to Anamosa to catch the fall Hill Climb.  Every time I go somebody makes the comment "the hill doesn't look that big from the highway".  Between rounds they had side by side drag racing up the hill.  Pretty crazy (video at the end).

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Chief Blackhawk Antique Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet

Hit the swap meet in Davenport on Thursday.  I got there at at 9:00 and it took me until after 3:30 to get through all of it.  I'm sure I missed a few things as people were still arriving throughout the day.  I did make a few small purchases for the shop and for one of my future XS650 builds.

A lot of nice bikes there and it is always fun to see some of them being ridden.  

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

2017 Black Hills trip

In June Mike, Jodi, Jane and I rode to the Black Hills for 10 days of riding and sight seeing.  The trip out was dodging rainstorms on day 1 and fighting very strong cross winds on day 2.  We based out of Lead SD  for a couple of nights (Stayed at the Town Hall Inn) and several nights in Rapid City We toured the Sturgis motorcycle museum, saw the Badlands, Deadwood, Devils Tower, the Crazy Horse Monument, and Mt Rushmore.  We found a lot of good roads like Spearfish Canyon and the Needles Highway.  Also found a lot of good places to eat and a few microbreweries.  On the way home we took back roads almost all the way which was great other than having to sit out a thunderstorm outside of Sioux City.

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