Monday, May 25

Are you a 'biker'?


Before you answer, consider this. Dan 'Bacon' Carr rode this super-cool homebuilt Knuck 12,000 miles over a number of months, around the USA, with nothing more significant than a broken belt to hold him up. At one point he rode 1000 miles from Ontario, Canada to Charlotte NC. Then he rode another 1800 miles to Sturgis... in under two days. On a rigid, jockey-shift, 70 year-old motorcycle.

Dan's a hero; and a nice guy too, genuine and humble. I spoke to him last night for the feature on his Knuck (photo by Josh Kurpius) in issue 10. He's just having fun, building and riding old bikes.

So, are you a real biker? After talking to Dan, I know I'm not!

3 comments:

matt@machine said...

hey guy...i ask myself the same question....all the time....then i remember how much time ive spent on a bike and working on bikes and thinking about bikes and loving bikes and i feel ok ... thinking about a ride on the pan to melbourne soon...

lifeisfuct-diekruzen HEAVY KLOTHING said...

THAT IS AN INSPIRING POST. KID KURPIUS PIX ARE ALWAYS KILLER..

Anonymous said...

Hard to be a real "biker" when you have a full time job...