As we lean into an impossibly long, high-speed sweeper on the outskirts of the Ocala National Forest, I realize I was thankful for two things: One, that we’d actually found one of the few decently radiused turns in Florida, and, two, the bike I was riding was a stout and highly capable tourer—but one unvarnished with frippery and fandanglery. A bike where you just turned the ignition on, thumbed the starter, and whacked the throttle. Nothing else to it. No hard drive to boot, no waypoints to plug in, no Bluetooth to connect.
The InspirationJack Daniel’s® Single Barrel Select
The Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Springfield Dark Horse draws its design inspiration from Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select, the brand’s finely-crafted super-premium whiskey offering. Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel comes from select barrelhouses at the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, TN. Within those barrelhouses, Single Barrel Select barrels are only taken from the top floors where the natural annual temperatures vary the greatest year after year, which help develop the most robust flavor. Jack Daniel’s is the only major distillery in the world that produces its own oak barrels by hand by skilled craftsmen, and it is the oak from these barrels that gives Single Barrel Select its distinctive flavor and color. Similarly, each limited-edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Springfield Dark Horse is unique and original in its own way, as nearly the entire bike is hand-painted by specialized Indian Motorcycle craftsmen.
We’ve been building serious custom bikes for a very long time. But due to the size, and expense of high end, vintage motorcycles, the custom bike scene can seem quite inaccessible. We wanted to change that…
Let’s go for a short ride.
Spring time is here so is time to take the metal horse out for a ride.
Even if I didn’t let my bike rest for the winter, I didn’t ride much, except for going to work and back.
Now, that the weather started getting nice and warm I feel like going out for a ride .
So I decided to make a short route, just to warm up the engine and spin the tires.
Is about 150 miles, a beautiful road with a great view.
The plan is simple : we will meet on Decatur and Oakey, right across the street from the Arco Gas station, Saturday at 9:45 AM. Have a coffee from the gas station until 10.00AM.
At 10.00 AM sharp, we will hit the road on 95 and then 15 north to Cristal. From there we will go in Valley of Fire highway all the way down to Boulder City.
From there we will come back to Las Vegas and stop at Mr D’s (or other place) to drink a soda/beer.
On the road we will stop a few times to make a picture, have a smoke, drink a coffee and in Boulder City to have lunch.
We will try to keep the speed limit and maybe 10 – 15 on top, but will not be a race on the street. It is a weekend ride so let’s have some good time.