On Saturday, August 4th, I rode a couple of hours from Chicago to Milwaukee to enjoy the sights and sounds of RockerBox. If you haven’t heard of RockerBox, it’s a big motorcycle block party and free bike show just outside downtown Milwaukee. I wasn’t disappointed with my visit. It was a great day of sweat, grease and hobo bands. The bikes were a total mix. I’m pretty sure every make was represented. It’s nice to see hard-core chopper riders and sport bike kids hanging out. The vibe was great, and the bikes were even better.
I was sort of happy/sad that there was only one other Triumph Scrambler in the mix. It’s cool that my ride was unique, but I was really hoping to see some custom examples so I could get some inspiration. The Bonneville was well represented, and I took a little time to look them over.
I’m always interested in Japanese bikes from the 70s and early 80s (mainly because of my ’77 honda). There were a few customized examples, but I was happy to find several restored bikes. Some old Hondas looked like they just rolled off the assembly line.
As I alluded earlier, the people watching was magnificent. It was kinda refreshing to jump in the time machine and end up in the 70s. Good fun. I’m posting the event in 3 parts since I took so many photos.