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Bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the U.S. and the world make the annual pilgrimage to Sturgis for Rally Week. In the days leading up to the rally, motorcycles seem to out-number the cars on the highways leading toward South Dakota; here Highway 85 in Wyoming. (Britt Basel/Special to The Washington Post)

Thunder roads: Riding like the wind in South Dakota's Black Hills

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By Britt Basel

Special to The Washington Post.

My father started messing with motorbikes when he was 12. He'd buy them, rebuild them, race them and pop wheelies. Then he'd find another relic to start working on.


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