Start of Day
I took an Uber-X cab to Vosges Chocolate on the north side of Chicago on a cold Sunday morning, February 22, 2015. There I met about a hundred other motorcycle enthusiasts to board 2 chartered buses heading to the Mama Tried Motorcycle show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This ride event was organized by none other than Johnny Scheff, owner of Motoworks Chicago.
Johnny introduced me to Dan, a customer who had purchased a Black Bonneville T-100 just months before. As I was getting to know Dan, my riding and wrenching buddy Dan Reyer walked up and joined the conversation. I told both of them that I only make friends with owners of Black Bonneville’s!
The Bus Ride
The buses left for Milwaukee about 9:15 AM.
Brunch at the Iron Horse Hotel
We arrived at the Mama Tried location around 11 am. Dan, Dan and I decided to go get brunch first at the Iron Horse Hotel. So we walked there in the cold!
Mama Tried Show Highlights
After a nice brunch, we took a shuttle to the Mama Tried Show. Here are some of the show bikes I liked the most.
The most interesting bike of the show to me was this custom Norton designed and built by Dave Cook.
Oh yeah… Storm Crow was there!
Ice Racing – Wisconsin Style!
From the show we took an Uber-X over to the McKinley Marina area and watched some ice racing on Lake Michigan! It’s basically flat track racing on ice!
Harley Davidson Museum
When had had enough ice racing, we headed over to the Harley Davidson Museum for a look before boarding the buses back to Chicago. Here are some highlights.
The bus ride back to Chicago was interesting… but that’s a story better told in person!