“Bored to exasperation, I wandered into the back of the station. The boredom vanished as I saw a fire-engine-red Indian Scout: massive side-valve V-twin engine, valanced fenders and large banana seat with chrome railing. A mechanic invited me to swing a leg over the machine. I had plenty of two-wheel time, but on a Columbia bicycle with white-walled balloon tires, faux gas tank, sprung front wheel and luggage rack. My bike weighed maybe 90 lbs., but it did not prepare me for the massive Indian.