One goal I had when building this panhead, was to ride out to Sturgis and get a photo on the hill above old city park, where all the historic craziness of the rally took place. We spent some time carving names, and dates, and listening to the subtle roar down below of 200,000 motorcycles.
Alva took me on a tour of Gypsie Cycle (the original building where J.C. "Pappy" Hoel had his Indian Motocycle dealership. He estimated the exact spot where the charter was signed for the very first Black Hills Motorcycle Rally. Alva is cool . . . he lets me camp in his yard - and I get a history lesson.
The night ended as it does many times over the last few years with the Five 13 band from Colorado !