This is what REALLY happens at an old motorcycle rally… some unfortunate sod (‘Fass Mikey’ Vils) has a difficulty with his motorbike, and is anxiously attending his 1915 Harley, while several of his friends stand around and make jokes at his expense, and jibes at his improvised solutions. And he takes it all in stride. Note the doctor’s bag on the rack, which was full of tools and spares, which he used! From the Pre-16 Rally, Atascadero, May 2006.

‘Fass Mikey’ Mike Vils attends the primary drive on his 1915 Harley-Davidson while his friends provide commentary and entertainment. [Paul d’Orléans]
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