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#65 Mike Butts

Saint Michael, MN

1947 Harley-Davidson EL

Hi, my name is Mike Butts and I am very excited to be participating in the 2019 Cross Country Chase. After a successful finish in the 2018 Cannonball, my support crew was taking all the credit so I thought I needed to do the Chase to prove them wrong!

I have been a motorcycle enthusiast since I was very young and have participated in many forms of off road racing. After the Cannonball I found that there’s nothing like riding across America on 2 wheels. I believe riding on vintage wheels makes it even more fun
One of the many fascinating things of participating in these events is the opportunity to learn about the intricacies and the evolution of the technology of motorcycles.  Its interesting to see how Harley, Indian and all the the other brands, few of them still in existence, have changed bit by bit improving incrementally over many years.
I am planning on riding a 1947 Harley Knucklehead EL
A big thanks to Jason, LeeAnn, Rick and Legends Motorcycle museum for making all of this happen.