Bikers shout out an enormous “thank you” to Retrocycle in Boonton, NJ for getting their Harleys and vintage bikes ready for a cross-country trek being held this coming weekend. Most bikes are at least 100 years old and will be going for a 3,304 mile-long journey beginning from Atlantic City.
Retrocycle specially deals in antique motorbikes. The owner, Rob Nussbaum, invited the participating motorcyclists for a free checkup of their bikes. He also provided them with the tools and upgrades to make their ride smoother.
Furthermore, Rob Nussabaum demonstrated his hospitality by throwing a party for the participants with food, drinks, and live music played by Out of the Woodwork.
Rob Nussabaum says that his shop is open for all the bikers for any last-minute prep. The race that spans for 17 days will start from Atlantic City and end in Carlsbad, California.
The owner of Retrocycle also commented that more than 20 bikes have gone through the restoration process at his bike shop. A Californian team came with four bikes that were not working at all. However, he made sure that he got three of them working in top condition for the upcoming journey.
Doug Fiensad from Santa Cruz appreciated the works of Retrocycle. He says that since the bikes are very old, half of them don’t work. “But thank you to Rob and the people working for him at Retrocycle, most of them are now working in top order”.
Ryan Allen hailing from Santa Fe has been riding bikes since he was 10 years old. He received the passion for motorcycles from his father who got him his first bike when he was only 12. An architect by profession, Ryan Allen will be using a 1916 Indian Power plus for the competition. He has been spending all his free time trying to refurbish the old motorcycle ready for the big race.
Another rider, Mike Carson is also preparing for the races with his son Buck. The owner of Carson Classic Motors of Livingston, Texas; the father-son duo is all set to show off their restored 1914 Warwick. For those who are not aware, the Warwick’s are almost extinct and only five of them are available in the world from which three are kept in a museum while one is owned by a private collector. Mike Carson purchased the highly acclaimed Warwick from a dealer in Holland and plans to use the same for the race.
Mike Carson comments that he will be turning 67 during the trip. This will be the last time he participates in the race due to his growing age. He says that the races are hard and not well suited for the weak-hearted.
He remembers various motorcycles have blown up during the races as a result of fuel leaks. He also recalls the time his friend got into an accident and had to be airlifted. Accidents are bound to happen, he believes. This is all due to the high speeds involved during the races.
Accidents or no accidents! The races are all set to happen. Again a big thank you to Retrocycle! Due to their effort, the motorcyclists are ready and the motorbikes are in top shape. Let the races begin!