This story starts back in October 2020. In the midst of the pandemic, good things are still happening, take for example a bike I picked up at the close of the month. It was really a turnabout is fair play as I was helping a lady who got taken advantage of in fixing her bike. The man took her money and returned her bike in much worse shape than she gave it to him. I felt sorry for her and was fixing the bike for parts cost only. Her friend’s husband passed away and she ended up with the bike. Then we struck an unbelievable deal on the junker I was fixing up. I introduce you to the Street Bob. Took me a bit to find inspiration for a build on it and I really thought about selling the mess. It was all black spray paint and no lights worked but the headlight. I decided to try an old-school look complete with a homemade sissy bar and biltwell 12” bars about the time I was to sell it. One thing led to another and everything I touched required repair so it got modified until I ended up with this. Now call it a midlife crisis if you like but I got the hankering to ride this thing to Sturgis just as it sits. No windshield and no hard bags, old school Sturgis ride. Maybe I just want to prove I still can and maybe it’s just a fun idea either way it’s the bike built for Sturgis. The plan is to ride up through the Oklahoma pan handle and on to St Francis, Ks where I’ll camp for the night in the free city park area. Then up to Sturgis via Custer and deadwood. The total trip should be just over 1200 miles to Sturgis. here's a link to the route https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1CRir7BrIaIPgL9NFrTOvFccHPH1scU0H&usp=sharing This is a trip I do each year and have made the run on several different bikes but never on a bike with no wind protection. Sturgis happens during my father’s birthday and he’s been going since the 80s so I’ll meet him up there and do a birthday meal at the silver spoke saloon for the prime rib buffet. Updates may be slow as I leave out Tuesday and will try and keep this up each evening. Riding gear will be a cousin Jeremy Jacket with roadcrafter boots and an assortment of gloves plus a peak-less xd3 helmet. I may take my horsehide leather jacket just for fun. I have typed this out on a computer and from here on out will be on a phone so typos and other oddities will be the norm. I leave you with a pic and a video.