"Words don't do justice..." is a cliche writers who can't recall what happened often say about any event that moved so fast they missed most of it. Billdozer and I experienced every second of the fourth annual Gypsy Run this summer, and we're still talking about the great bikes and people that eluded us along the way. That's what happens when you mix beer, bikes and bro's on some of the most famous roads and destinations on America's East Coast. During the four days of our adventure we saw Indian Larry's in Brooklyn, Kickstart Cycles in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, the rolling hills of Woodstock and every twisty two-lane Fritz the Human GPS could muster for our riding enjoyment.
While Bill shot from the hip on a borrowed FXR, I collected flotsam and jetsam in Walter Gemeinhardt's '77 Club Wagon. At campgrounds, fuel stops and eateries we clicked away while 150 or so hardy hellraisers oggled machinery and swapped tall tales. After Saturday's ride several Gypsy Runners cooled off in the Delaware River. In the evenings friends new and old shared beers and 'smores by the fire. Hippy towns in the Catskills provided great food and respite for long days in the saddle. Tuners like Jason Roche, Scraper Joe and 47 Mike provided tools and talent to keep bikes on the highway. When dudes went down Big Sexy was there to gather the scraps. Unlike last year's rain-soaked Gypsy Run, this year's ride sailed smoothly under warm, sunny skies. We celebrated that good fortune at the Wingmen MC clubhouse in South Hackensack, New Jersey Sunday afternoon, then bid farewell to our Yankee brothers for another year.
Thanks to Walter Gemeinhardt at Kickstart Cycles for doing the heavy lifting on the best Gypsy Run yet.
Thanks to Gypsy Run road captain Fritz for scoping out the funnest burgs, boulevards and backroads anyone could dream of.
Thanks to Mike and Big Sexy from 47 Industries for providing the most complete chase rig ever.
And last but not least, thanks to all the riders and ChopCult members for making the pilgramage to Cool Beans in Paramus, and all points north. Events like the Gypsy Run wouldn't be possible without your involvement and support.