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The grocery stores in the small towns around here always have flyers and bulletins posted up. Some of them are sad, some are whatevers and some are just awesome...
I may have found out about "Chopper Fest" last year from just such a bulletin board. Noah and I went last year on Sunday morning and there wasn't much going on. We went this year on Saturday morning and there were at least more motorcycles in action, but there still wasn't a whole lot going on. The admission price was outrageous so I decided to come back again and take some photos.
I took this with my phone on the first trip. This Triumph was my favorite bike there.
I cruised around on the OM Flyer when I went back. I got some sideways glances for sure. As much as I'm into motorcycles, I still felt like an outsider. I guess I should be happy that I can't relate to anyone? I know there are a few people that think like me. I kept thinking of my friends at Biltwell while I was at this lame event. FBM too....Not trying to be a kiss ass but sometimes I wonder if my social awkwardness is all in my own head. Dudes like McGoo, Bill Bryant, Crandall, Kelly Baker and the Cobras (old and new recruits) keep me grounded.
I'm already an alien in the motorcycle scene without even stepping foot into it. I have a Honda and another Yamaha parts project so automatically the Harley dudes aren't down with me.
I think I'm automatically happier that way. I do love Harleys though so no hate on my end.
I love that this Panhead is ready for adventure, ready for the road. Self-contained.
The sound of a Flathead is like the music of no other machine I've heard. Someday I will play more than two chords on the guitar and maybe even be able to tune a Flathead. Not sure dude was stoked that I was creeping in on his bike.
There were some kick ass Hondas there too.
I love this message even though it doesn't really make sense.
You can't really go wrong with metal flake blue and a PBR tap shifter, but I hate the spike nuts. I also hate Iron Crosses and shitty flame jobs. I'm an opinionated bastard, aren't I? Oh yes, I hate billet mag wheels too.
I got this sweet tat from a dude in the back of a van at Chopper Fest...
Totally kidding, bro. I did get this at Division last week. It's still healing up but I'm stoked on it....
I like the shitty lettering with the "follow" all fucked up. "W.I.T." looks almost like "W.T.F." I could get it changed someday if I wanted to, I suppose.
sTAY TUned for this....
Updated: Monday, 28 July 2008 12:37 AM EDT
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