While the coronavirus caused the cancelation of the “official” ML King parade in Oklahoma City, that didn’t stop a big group of people from gathering to celebrate the occasion. I rode down on my BMW F650 Sertao and met up with my good friend Tommy Bolton with Tombo Racing. Lots of cool bikes and cars started the “parade” at the Pilot truck stop on ML King and Reno, drove through OKC and ended up at ML King and 23rd street for a big party. For the most part people were social distancing.
Tommy Bolton came to Oklahoma City from Los Angeles, where he was dubbed the “King of Cali” but local southern California motorcyclists. He went on to a career in NHRA and Prostar drag racing and is now one of the top motorcycle engine builders in the world.
Three intrepid Oklahoma dual sport riders and a friend from Kansas head to Terlingua in the winter to explore Big Bend National Park. Trouble awaits the unwary crew after a rare rainstorm turns the normally dry desert into sticky mud that burns clutches and strands our riders overnight in the freezing desert.