Mad Max Run
Hey bikers, some pics from the Mad Max Run in the Midwest, which takes place every year in both Indianapolis and Milwaukee. It was an amazing experience to see the group of marauders who came together, adorning their bikes and themselves with everything you could need to survive the apocalypse. As someone who's always preached that vintage Japanese bikes are a solid starting point for your Bug Out Transportation, I loved seeing the men and women of the Mad Max Run who were already one step ahead of the game.
The bikes ranged from vintage Japanese, British, American, and even some Russian bikes with sidecars, street bikes, and dirt bikes. The run doesn't discriminate, and I loved that. It's all about taking whatever you've got and making it apocalypse-ready, with a little nod to George Miller's (Mad Max's director) vision in mind. Riders found their style from either past film characters or even other event's characters, such as the "Wasteland Weekend" that happens on the west coast (sort of the Burning Man festival for people with Mad Max cars and motorcycles).
Both the Indianapolis and Milwaukee runs stretched across the urban areas of the city and the industrial surrounding areas, making pit stops in a few abandoned places for blowing off some steam hooligan-style. I took some amazing photos of the past few years of the ride and noted some tips for "bugging out" your bike if you ever need to!