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You can call me Mr Lucky. Well how else would you describe someone who gets paid to fly out to the States to go to the 70th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally?

Well that’s me. I’m in the fortunate position of being here to cover the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building, kind of goes with the territory of being the editor of AMD magazine I guess.

As I’m sitting here writing this the bikes are starting to roll in ready for the show, there’s expected to be around 80 by the time it opens. And it’s safe to say that no matter what your preferred style of custom build is, it’s represented; bobbers, Swedish style choppers, salt flats racers, the list goes on and on …

The highlights so far include a reversed bike with the steering at the rear and a fat tyre at the front driven by an arrangement of chains and shafts, the crazy Italian slick-tyred bike that won the European Championship and an understated but very fat Exile inspired offering from Glasgow.
Back to work for me now …

2 comments:

Andy@AmV said...

Rear wheel steering or two wheel steering?

Either way, please tell me you've got video on your phone 'cos I really want to see that if it takes to the stage under its own power.

Duncan Moore said...

It's rear wheel steering. Unfortunately my phone doesn't do video, but I have seen it being ridden and I know who has a video of it. I'm just glad it wasn't me riding it...