At Milwaukee’s Mama Tried show, rideability isn’t the first word in anyone’s mind. Beauty, craftsmanship, history, style—these are the words flowing through the minds of the thousands of attendees as they walked the corridors of The Rave, a concert hall turned custom motorcycle display venue for the weekend. Mama Tried has gone the way of Portland, Oregon’s The One Show and Austin’s Handbuilt Show, including a wide variety of customs to appeal to all walks of two-wheeled life. Our goal: Bypass the choppers and vintage restorations to find the most rideable bikes there. What would we want in our garage isn’t the same as what we’d want on the road, and we were out to find the latter.