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Old 01-03-2013, 02:05 PM
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Location: waukegan IL. U.S.A.
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Default Re: Mb's and immagration ? Really...

Its gona blow over by spring anyway ,hopefully. Everyone has packed it in for winter except the most hard core guy ,who oddly is also the most trouble!
We found out the hard way to call ahead or recon a place before we all ride up buzzed.
There is a great little campground is SE wisconsin ,cool bar ,nice lots everything . And it was in the perfect spot between some friends homes ,then when we got there ....
Theres only four of us and they flipped, NO motorcycles and gona call the sheriff? We bailed and ended up on the road till 1am . Turns out the outlaws went there in the 80's and trashed the place.
So few of the people who ride any type of motorcycle know the history ! Were i live has a unique place in american cycle history ,that we try and explain to everyone.
Your prob aware of the early german and british motors that were for sale at the turn of the century cira 1885-1910. Due to our location on lake michigan shipping things here by boat from the east was farily afordable and guys ordered those motors by the thousands.
Working class guys from here and miliwaukee rode the train down to chicago got there motor at the post office and built the bike right in the street in front of the schwinn factory. Here in waukegan we had one of the first gas stations in IL. Some of the best roads in the country at the time ,and if the road was wett, jump on the train tracks!
Bill rand , the son of rand -mcnaley (map guys), loved all the new tech that was out then he took his bike and his camera and made one of the first road guides ever published in the U.S. Road signs at the time were made by farmers or the guys in the local police . Waukegan was his halfway point and was choice because of gas and brick paved streets.
People followed his routes up and down the west side of the lake on some of the same roads we ride today . The boom in MB's may have helped convince olds and ford that there was a markett?
waukegan was once the only town in america with a harley/indian/cleveland dealer all under the same roof. And has been a battle ground for bike customers ever since.
Once people start to understand more of the history ,they see were not just a bunch of drunks out to cause trouble...
we few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
for he that shares the road with me shall be my brother. be he nare so vile this ride shall gentile his condition . and pedestrians now afoot will hold there manhood cheap when passed by a motor bike geek
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