Some may feel it’s a dealership comeback…but it’s true.
If I had a nickel for every time a cager says: “yeah but seriously, how many days do you guys even get to ride up here (in Alaska)?” and I reply “all year long, we’ve got trikes” smugly – I’d have more accessories on my bike.
Maybe it’s a defense, a comeback, a selling point, simple bragging – but it’s the damned truth! Stop by the shop any Saturday in January and you’ll see them. The “trikers”. Everything from the souped up tri-glides to baggers with a sidecar-even custom choppers. They’re all equipped for fun on the roads, in Alaska, in the middle of winter.
One guy can be spotted on his way to work on weekday mornings in rush hour traffic, sipping coffee out of his thermos which sits in a cup holder. It’s dark out, its 10 below, he’s on a Harley. No big deal.
I think about how the pioneers and gold rush people and dog mushers didn’t have auto-start. They didn’t have Harley’s either, but hear me out: That same thrill we get in the summer, flying on two wheels, it’s still possible all year long. Beneath heated gear & fur hats, you can still smell the elements and see the landscape. The wind may not be as thrilling but the ride is still a rush of fun. It takes true passion to seek that thrill all season long. We’re glad to have our trikers.