Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Practice Practice Practice

Generally the Seattle Cossacks make what they do look pretty easy. It's not.

When was the last time you dropped your pristine '41 Knucklehead in front of 500 bystanders as 12 guys where counting on you to not screw up?

Captain Sam dropping the hammer in practice

 Behind the scenes there is actually a fair amount of practice. In a lot of settings the Cossacks are kind of a fixture. People enjoy watching them but don't think or know much about what they do or what it takes to do it. Multiple current members have been doing this for more than 30 years. Some of the bikes are 80 years old and having been preforming for multiple generations. The 75 year heritage of the team is pretty damn cool.

Sightings of Knucklehead era bikes in stock form are becoming pretty rare, most of them are hidden away in collections or museums. Seeing 20 of them really being ridden is something you might never have the chance to see again. Get out and see these guys this season.

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