The big race—the actual Grand National, in which the greatest horses and jockeys in the UK will compete to take home about $777,000—is minutes away, and I still haven't figured out why everybody cares so much about it.
The first time I met Preacher Mike and the Christian Crusaders was at the annual motorcycle meeting in Sturgis, South Dakota. Someone gave me an invitation to a Christian revival meeting for bikers. It sounded odd to me so I decided to go.
his was shortly after 9/11. I had read that two of the hijackers had worked at gas stations and used prepaid cell phones. My brain became alive with farts. I decided to conduct some cursory surveillance.