Mike’s technical training job takes us all over the country to a variety of Harley-Davidson dealerships. He recently wrapped up a gig in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at Myers-Duren. It’s one of the oldest H-D dealerships, opened in 1914.
The custom-designed, art deco shop at 48th & Peoria has something unusual out front: a Biker Penguin. The penguin sculptures scattered around town were a part of a 2002 fundraiser by the Tulsa Zoo, designed to draw attention to its Black-Footed Penguin exhibit. The giant penguins were purchased for $3,500 or adopted for $2,500. The original 100+ penguins have dwindled to around 50, and some are hidden away inside local shops to avoid vandalism. So it’s a special treat to able to enjoy the Biker Penguin up close and personal.
Hanging with a one-of-a-kind, seven-foot Biker Penguin: just another day at the office for Mike!