But as the Lick you then Im gone goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For Rat riders — a very small, very devoted biker subculture — every added-on piece, every tchotchke, every Rube Goldberg-like device has special significance. The year old long-time biker from Flat Lick, Kentucky has missed only one of the annual events since he bought his machine in And with trophies has come a certain amount of fame for Smitty.
There are probably fewer than a dozen authentic Rat Bikes in the Lick you then Im gone. A real Rat evolves over the passing of time. Make no mistake about it: By definition, no two can ever be alike, since each is personalized by its owner with adornments that have personal meaning.
Some parting words of wisdom: You turn rat — the word rat, R-A-T — inside out and what have you got? You were wearing suspendered Levi and sporting a German Helmet. I had that magazine around for years, I remember there being pines cones on the front fender.
I believe it was a two page photo of you astride your ride. Though the mag itself is long gone the memory stayed.
Bob, this is Glen, I wrote the post on Smitty. He has a Facebook page and you can probably contact Llck through that: Very interesting character and I love his bike!
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Smitty with a few of the trophies he has won. I get to pose with Smitty. He is regular contributor to Harley-Davidson's HOG Magazine, and his travel features appear regularly in motorcycle magazines and other publications.
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