For most every human interest or endeavor, there is a “Mecca”, representing the ultimate pinnacle of that interest. For climbers, it is Everest; for pilots, Oshkosh; for adventure travelers, there’s Machu Picchu; for surfers, it’s Oahu’s North Shore; and for bikers, it’s.. well.. Sturgis.
For some 75 years now, motorcyclists have converged every August for a week-long celebration in the little town of Sturgis, South Dakota (pop. 8,000). My own infatuation with motorcycles was rekindled about 5 years ago after a 20 year hiatus. My “collection” has grown from a humble 70’s BMW airhead, to include a Norton Commando, 1980 Honda CBX 6 cylinder, and most recently, a new Indian Chief Vintage.