School Demo/Knucklehead Fest

The day started off as soon as the sun began to rise.  It was a busy one, with two hour-long riding shows at a nearby school, followed by 3 shows the same night at KnuckleHead Fest.  First up to bat was a few hundred screaming kids.  The show started with some riding, then broke into a Q and A session with the youngsters.

 

Phil endos down as Pat wheelies up

Phil endos down as Pat wheelies up

 After a few backflip questions, the challenges came out.  They started with some simple endo tricks.  But as the challenges kept rolling in, the difficulty increased rapidly.  For once, Phil was glad to be at the Mic when a student challenged Pat to do a three-minute long wheelie.  By the time the stop watch clicked 3:00, Pat had completed a couple dozen circle wheelies around the show trailer, and his arms were spent.  

 

Pat and Phil do some math for the kids

Pat and Phil do some math for the kids

After the school-age demos, the gang had enough time to throw some lunch down the hatch before it was off to set up for Knucklehead Fest in Eagle, Wi. The forecast called for beautiful weather all weekend long, and beautiful weather it was for this last weekend of summer; aka Labor Day Weekend. Everyone was looking forward to the Smage Pond Party on Sunday, but in the meantime the Smage Brothers had some shows to put on and many smiles to disperse of!

Wilbur greets all the Harley Riders
Wilbur greets all the Harley Riders

Upon Wilbur the goat van’s arrival, everyone soon found out that the SmageShercoSales/551Films.com riding show wasn’t the only sweet act in town. The Wall of Death rig soon overshadowed the Sherco rig on KnuckleHeadFest’s infield, but these two great acts worked together to make for one fine weekend of Harley fans getting to see two great shows back to back to back. Combining some good trials balancing skills with the skills of the old, crazy Wall of Death guy’s holding it pinned on their old school Harleys, this was set out to be a good weekend!

Inside the Wall of Death

Inside the Wall of Death

This was crazy...

This was crazy...

Then he grabbed all these dollars...

Then he grabbed all these dollars...

Pat’s spirits were low about this particular show as he thought there would be minimal activities to do as this seemed like just another Harley party. Another Harley party it was indeed, but one for everyone of all ages to partake in! The Fest had a mechanical bull on site, an Army pull-up bar with free t-shirts, a burnout pit, a wine tasting bar, an on site dyno, live bands, and much more.

 

like a bucking bronco...

like a bucking bronco...

It looked more like a small village, with some great festivities thrown in the mix! This, along with some sweet bikes to look at, and Phil’s encouragement, quickly lifted Pat’s spirits and his Sherco atop the demo rig to start off the first show of the weekend.

Phil jumps some fans that missed the shows

Phil jumps some fans that missed the shows

The Saturday sunshine brought out more crowds for the last and final day of shows. Along with the crowds came Uncle Wild Bill, and Uncle Circe. It seemed as if none of the Harley faithful wanted to put their high dollar bikes in the burnout pit as it remained untouched. With a little bit of RexKwando’s coaxing, and some cameras, Wild “one arm” Bill (aka PDB Unit) would be the first one to sack up and stack up some footage in the burnout pit. Stack some footage he did indeed!

Getting the Pit warmed up

Getting the Pit warmed up

With a big smile and a bigger cloud of smoke behind that smile, PDB Unit started out the 2009 burnout pit with great fashion. The Harley faithful soon rose to the occasion as they weren’t going to get shown up by PDB’s Honda CBX, with one arm nonetheless! But first, the burnout pit would claim the rear tire of a street bike that sent both the rider and his date looking for a new ride home. The pit then claimed the clutch of the first Harley in, and what smelled like the transmission on the fourth and final burnout contestant of the night.

 

Kwandy was all smiles until OSC's failed prank

Kwandy was all smiles until OSC's failed prank

Uncle Circe would shortly thereafter claim the ankle of RexKwando the announcer while pulling one of his patented pranks. This however, did not stop the Smage Bros or Kwandy Kwanderson from putting on a great third and final show! The Harley faithful was once again left with their jaws sagging into their beverage of choice for the night. The crew then ventured to check out some of what the village within a fairgrounds had to offer and get some of that sweet John Denver flowing in their ears.

2 Responses to “School Demo/Knucklehead Fest”

  1. Joyce says:

    Hey Phil! Smagical Adventures made the newspaper called Teaching Today. I have a copy of the article about your visit to Dyer and the photo I submitted. The article was talked about at the school board meeting to boot! The kids are still talking about how you jumped a motorcycle over the principal.

  2. Thanks I’ve finally came across a website where the webmaster knows what they’re talking about. You know how many results are in Google when I search.. too many! It’s so irritating having to go from page after page after page, wasting my day away with hundreds of owners just copying eachother’s articles… ugh. Well, thankyou very much for the info anyway, much appreciated.

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