Todays post is for all the motorcycle enthusiasts among our blog readers. Personally, I do not know much about them, but occasionally some gleaming or unique machines catch my eye. This afternoon the sound of a deep pulsating motorcycle engine pulling in-between our trailer and the next rig made us instantly get up from our reading to look out of our windows to find out what created that sound. A one-off looking motorcycle with a truck bed permanently mounted behind parked a few feet away.
Curiosity overcame my shyness and I followed Benno out to have a look at this novelty of a motorcycle and to talk to the guy riding it. I introduced myself and he said his name is “Snake” from North Carolina, but he is living now nearby. He came to visit his long-time friend who is also a motorcycle owner and occupies the trailer next to us but I think he came to show off his brand new and expensive looking leather jacket from Harley Davidson.
Right away I was invited to try out the motorcycle seat, which came from an old harvesting tractor. The handlebars were way too far forward for me to even think I could steer such a thing. Snake explained that this motorcycle had a 350 Hp V8 Chevy engine and that the rear axle came from a Chevy Camaro. The tilting truck bed was from a 1946 Dodge pick-up truck and had been mounted to this custom welded frame. Would you call it a pick-up bike?
There were many unique details on this bike. Because the fuel tank held only a capacity for about 90 miles, he carried a jerry can (the red canister with the mouse on top) so he would not be stuck for the third time! (He did run out of fuel twice) Benno pointed to a metallic gadget mounted on the left side. It turned out to be a complete tattoo-machine, he had all the needed paraphernalia to do tattoos in the box on the truck bed. Snake asked if I wanted a tattoo around my nipples, he would do it for free! I declined with a smile!!! He used to have a tattoo parlor in North Carolina.
That was a nice distraction from an otherwise none exciting day other than our run into town to get some groceries and propane for our barbecue. Lets see what tomorrow brings.