there were alot of people on the CB that have money. some have alot. like millionaire types.
And some of the guys riding dont have any mechanical skills, and had others working on their bikes for them
But, they did ride the bikes. Not everyone can fix a bike, but they all rode their old bikes for over 3000 miles.
Yeah, Im sure it made life easier to pull in at night, hand the bike over to your crew and go relax in your hotel room.
I know staying up late wrenching then tossing the sleeping bag down next to the bike at midnite wasnt the most comfy way to do it, but it worked ok for me. I did find somewhere inside to sleep on the real cold nites tho :)
So rich or poor, I gotta hand it to everyone that rode.
because it wasnt a fuckin picnic.
but it sure was fun!