I’ve known former road racer Greg Sickmeier for better than 30 years now. He was a among Indy’s road racing cadre of the 1980s and was founder of the Superbike Factory team based out of Greenwood Honda that primarily featured racers Jim Knipp and later Terry Hampton. They were the big dogs in road racing around the Indy area and besides being great racers, the Greenwood Honda gang helped a lot of riders get involved in the sport, including me.
I’ve been meaning to get out to Greg’s house and today I finally did. His basement Man Cave is famous around these parts and I knew it would be cool, but wasn’t expecting to be totally blown away like I was.
Greg’s basement goes well beyond your routine man cave standards. Greg’s taken it to a whole new level with a mini road racing museum featuring some of the coolest motorcycles and racing memorabilia you’re ever likely to see sitting alongside the pool table and large screen TV. And oh yeah, he has Salvador Dali nudes hanging on the walls as a backdrop. I felt like I should have paid admission to check see the place.
Greg has stayed involved with racing over the years. He’s worked with local riders and helped the Indianapolis Motor Speedway promote its MotoGP event. Greg is also an excellent photographer and he’s graciously agreed to let the Rider Files feature some of his photos from back in the day.
Here’s a glimpse into Greg’s ultimate man cave.
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