Tractor spotted in Sturgis
So did you hear about the guy who drove his 1930′s Allis-Chalmers tractor from Arizona to Sturgis for the motorcycle rally? It was something he always wanted to do…and not having a motorcycle license, his only option was his tractor. I haven’t had a chance to see a picture of the tractor yet, but if it’s a narrow-front and not a wide-front (anyone who grew up on a farm knows what I’m talking about) he probably fits right in. I can just hear it now, some bike burly biker dude standing on Main Street, looking at his tractor and saying, “Nice trike Dude.” I understand he even saved himself some money on the way there by pulling a flatbed trailer behind his tractor with a “little cabin” placed on top, and behind that was a small fishing boat (never know when you’re gonna come across an inviting little fishing hole). This sounds like a guy I would like to sit down and have a beer with. Laugh all you want, but there’s a lesson to be learned here. Don’t be afraid to be adventurous. His kids and grand-kids will be talking about his adventure for years to come. We should all be more willing to step out of our “comfort zone.” I don’t know about driving a tractor to Sturgis while pulling a flatbed and fishing boat, but thanks to our adventurous tractor dude, I’m thinking about asking for the first week of August off next year so I can take in the rally. It’s been a few years since I’ve been out there. Who knows, if the older gentleman decides to drive his tractor back to Sturgis, maybe I’ll be able to buy him that beer after all.