As the photo / editor / web guy for Iron Trader News, sharing what I do during rallies is something I love to spread around. We all are stuck at home during these trying times, so if you need a little extra entertainment, click on this link. There are no costs, no email addresses to leave, just good ol’ biker rally images.
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I had the complete pleasure at Sturgis, the Buffalo Chip, this year (2019) of hanging with the ladies of the Wild Gypsy Tour. Full of energy and great ideas, this group holds their own with the likes of any group I’ve ever been around. Strong to their beliefs, they move ahead into the future. Here is the header to their website, bounce over to it to check them out. Continue reading A Glimpse at the Wild Gypsy Tour at the Buffalo Chip, 2019
Post & Photos by Jack McIntyre
Yes, look closely, there are motorcycles in these pictures. Willies Bike Show is ALWAYS the most attended Bike show during Bikewek or Biketoberfect. Take your time going through the images, there is a lot to take in. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MAIN GROUP OF PICTURES.
Post and Images by Jack McIntyre
I really have no idea how many people attended Sturgis this year, and I probably won’t look into it any further, but as I moved about the Buffalo Chip, the Full Throttle, Sturgis, the Black Hills, and Deadwood, I saw a constant flow of bikers everywhere I went. I also spoke to many vendors and was told that sales were way up this year, which is great to hear. Teddy & Pam at the Rats Hole said their beer sales sky rocketed during the concerts this year, and with the weather being great almost every day, the party went on into the wee morning every day. Johnny Lange at Strip Club Choppers explained that he was close to running out of merchandise by rallies end. All in all, just great news for the industry. Below is a re-cap more or less of some photos, enjoy! Continue reading STURGIS RECAP 2018. GREAT TO SEE THE VISITORS ATTENDING IN HUGE NUMBERS.
Pictures & Post by Jack McIntyre
One of my greatest “biker” memories was loading my first Harley-Davidson Fatboy onto my Dodge Ram a few decades ago, and doing the over night run from Philly to Daytona Beach for my first Biketoberfest. I had no idea what to expect, but when turning of 95 South onto Rt. 1 towards Ormand Beach, my eyes popped open the size of golf balls. Bikers everywhere, and I mean on bar fronts at every corner, parking lots, roads, beach… everywhere. I knew then that I was in my happy place. Since those days, I have watched the industry flourish, fall apart, pull it’s self back together, and keep trying up till today. I went from being just a visitor to very involved in the media side of motorcycling for the total love of it.Truth is, my generation is getting older, not too old yet, but getting there. Of all of the things I have done in my life, biker rallies top the list by far. I go to as many as I can, and won’t stop until my body says to. My concern is, are the upcoming corporate professionals with the major motorcycle and component companies going to step up and keep up their roles? Are the up and coming media and event organizers going to keep alive these HUGE gatherings? I can only hope so and I would lend my experiences to anyone that would ask.