PHOTO GALLERY: National Bikers Roundup Opening Day
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 | 11:08 p.m. CDT
Motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson has already unloaded an 18-wheel semi filled with new bikes that patrons will be allowed to test ride during the rally.
It was hot in Columbia on Tuesday, but it was much cooler for those with the wind whipping past them as they rode motorcycles down the highway.
Richard "Gil" Gilbert, left, one of the original members of the Iron Souls motorcycle club from Oakland, Calif., peruses the display motorcycles in front of the Harley Davidson demo area. Gilbert stands with Leonard "Truck" White, right, a road captain. The road captain, White explains, is responsible for organizing the details of a club's ride and ensuring their safety. When asked what Gilbert's responsibilities were, Gilbert said that as a senior member that they were to "just sit back and enjoy the ride. I've already done all of that. Now I just have to sit back and enjoy myself."
Harley Davidson, the American Motorcycle manufacturer, brought a demo area for test-riding new bikes to the National Bikers Roundup in Columbia. New models were lined up for interested bikers to check out on Monday.
Jerry Lindley, group member of the God's Wheels Motorcycle Ministry, peeks behind the group's tent banner at the 33rd Annual National Bikers Roundup on Tuesday, where they are collecting canned food and other donations. Lindley says that God's Wheels chose a Missouri food bank as the recipient.
Owner Joseph Hathaway loves his Honda bike because it rides very smoothly and has a six-disc CD changer.
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