My amazing girlfriend gave me a lecia point and shoot for Christmas. I've always wanted one, and I couldn't be happier with the quality of the photos this thing shoots with. First roll couldn't have been any better.
I have been lagging horribly in posting progress of my Born Free bike for this years show. Might as well start with a pic of the first time I threw all the basic components of this build into one harmonious pile. To be honest, I haven't had a real direction as to which way to go with it. I think most of the bikes I've had a hand in over the past years have had a pretty simple vibe to them, nothing that really jumps out at you and grabs you by the throat. The level that most dudes operating at nowadays, especially among the fellow invited builders is so high as far as creativity and ability that its truly humbling and makes you rethink what you think you know. That being said, I know where my strengths lie and that has kind of steered the direction I think this bike is going.
As long as I can remember, even being a child not knowing anything, trying to envision a bike had always churned up the basic design of the Panhead. I love Knuckles, Shovels and everything else, but the ultimate "Chopper" when I close my eyes has always had a Panhead in it. Its simple, boxy design just lends itself to following the triangular lines of a frame. It just made sense to me. Now I'm in no way going to attempt to build the "ultimate" chopper because I'm not sure that's possible from a publicly shared viewpoint, I'm just going to pick one of the few dancing in my head that suits and reflects my taste and ability...I think that's as ultimate as it gets.
|Lukes Pan looked rad rolling down the road.|
|the Knuckle was running so good until it suddenly wasn't.|
|Raddy and Ryan, just a couple of baawwwssess|
|Eddie flew out and Uncle Troy let him ride his Pan for the weekend|
|Chase's Sportster is as cool as it gets|
|I wasn't surprised when Mumma ran outta gas.|
|The Busby brothers from Salinas. Good dudes right here.|
|Thanks for hanging with me when my bike took a shit shawn. |
How rad is this picture by the way.
|i just think Derrick is cool.|
|early bird gets the perm|
|breakfast across the street from the campsite.|
|Once I realized my Knuckle was done, I started donating parts of it left and right. |
This is where I put my distributor on Ryans Pan.
|solid crew going on here.|
|Sherm lookin good.|
|"you sheared the clutch basket off of the mainshaft?..I didn't know you could do that?"|
|Ohbrono, minutes before all the liquids in his bike came pouring out.|
|"thats my new thing, crackin fools necks" Doug had everybody in tears |
laughting the entire weekend
|the real-est boss on the trip, Chatty made sure everybody was taken care. Thanks|
again for the help man.
|This dude sucked. Apparantly we got randomly selected to each pay $10 to ride the|
road through the state park while all the "normal" people were waved on through.
|Ben piloting his spaceship to another planet.|
|God i hate Vegas, but it's always a sight when you see those lights on the horizon.|