Thanks for nothing Aerostich. Though we thoroughly love your riding gear and other products; and with bated breath we wait each and every spring for the new catalog. But dang it, what does it take to make the cover? There is no shortage of trying from the members of the Red Wing Ironworks Motorbike Club. We sent in pictures that showed dog piles of dudes stacked high in front of the Ben Ash Monument in South Dakota; we've sent pictures of us crammed in over-sized Adirondack chairs from Arkansas; we sent pictures of us in front of the "welcome to" sign from Peculiar, Mo., we've sent in photos of exalted jubilation from Colorado - all while suited up in your finest creation: the Roadcrafter riding suit. What gives? Are we not good enough? Are we not special enough? Do we not ride far or hard enough? Regardless, we are a determined bunch, and someday - just someday- we're gonna make the big time.
Yep, it's way up there in the Arrowhead. For those of you who don't know what that is; it's the pointy area of northern Minnesota along Lake Superior. And there is a shit ton of gravel, fire roads, single track - and thanks to a lot of rain -a lot of mud and puddles. Fun as hell? Ya, you betcha. Am I tired this Sunday eve? Ya, you betcha. A good time was had by all.