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Taber and the whole NASH MOTORCYCLE COMPANY crew hooked us up for the show...
THANKS YALL!!


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Second Annual Aidan's Ride NY - May 31, 2015


Aidan Jack Seeger is the son of Bobby and Elisa Seeger of Indian Larry Motorcycles. Aidan was diagnosed with ALD in 2011 at just six years old. He lost his battle with the disease in 2012. Had he been diagnosed at birth, he could of lived a full life. The Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation was established in honor to help families of children newly diagnosed with ALD, raise awareness of the disease and press legislators to pass laws requiring newborn screening. This ride will help the Foundation continue its fight for national newborn screening and help families with children that have ALD. Join the fight by riding with Bobby and Elisa from Indian Larry Motorcycles in Brooklyn to The Maples. Tickets can be purchased; $25.00 for a ride and 40 with passenger on their website, Please use the code "Aidan's Ride" for Free Shipping on tickets! Day -of -Ride tickets are available as well. If you can't make it but want to contribute to the cause, buy a Aidan Has A Possee t-shirt, patch or bracelet and help a child in  need. Thanks, Lisa


Event Coverage: Pinned Ohio 2015


Soggy boots and damp muggy air, with dark grey clouds that circled over my head leaving for the occasional sun ray to peak through ever so slightly. Aromas of asian bistro filled the air and the echoing sounds of wet air cleaners coughing after they have been kicked over for the 20th time by almost every bike in attendance. Music blared in the front right corner of the Rice Paddy compound, surrounded by hundreds of parts, chassis, and scraps of what used to resemble probably some amazing and rare Japanese bikes. Close friends making jokes about each other and beers being drank by all pretty early in the day. It rained off and on all day long but no one who actually came seemed to really care. It was a weekend to remember, one to make memories and see friends I haven't seen in too many months due to the long Ohio winter.

This was the over all feel at Pinned Ohio this year, which is a motorcycle event/show based out of Columbus Ohio. On it's 5th year now, Kareem Jackson has made a grass roots event feel like a annual party you can never miss out on. Good people, great bikes of all shapes and kinds, all with a laid back atmosphere. I believe this is my 4th time going and you think you would know what to expect when showing up but it never ceases to amazing me. It's cool to see familiar bikes at an annual event and analyze them all over again, I seem to always find some new interesting detail or added addition to the over all character of the bike. I guess to me it's getting to see the over all life of the bike without owning it.

I feel like the rain may have scared some away this year but everyone that showed up made it one hell of a time. Kareem said he is going to be doing this event again for a 6th year and probably even longer so if you skipped because of the rain this year, you get to redeem yourself next year and come! If you don't like having fun, I guess you could stay home. Pinned Ohio is in the middle of May and is always a good time, I promise. Follow them on their IG page @pinnedohio for more info and more pics of the event.


Rode to Pinned on Triple Six Dan's Evo and snagged a few shots of him, Kerry, and Steph. Thanks again Dan for letting me ride that crazy contraption. Always fun riding new bikes and trying to shoot. 


















Bikes riding in and out of the compound all day! This is one of the first dudes to arrive. Thanks Joe for the bird haha.



Bear from Old Bike Barn's 1976 xs650 named "The Gold Digger". This bike came out pretty damn awesome! 



Bob and his wife rode all the way in from northern Ontario.




















The Turbo Kaw is always cool to see.




















New Triple Six Crew Death Co ad? 







Here is Derek riding off on his swing arm Ironhead that he worked on for 2 days straight trouble shooting something wrong with his coil and electric. At the end of the show the bike finally fired up. To see the smile on his face after so much hard work, frustration and intense trouble shooting made for the best moment of the show for me.

-Till next year, Pinned Ohio!



(All photos and words by: Mikey Revolt )

Copycat says....


Just something to think about before buying your biker novelty souvenirs at Chopper World this year...

So, if no "laws" were broken, would you think it's ok to copy someone else's product and (along with modifying it to fit your own brand) sell said product? Even if it's legally ok, is it still something you want to support? Options are there for you to choose, but I choose not to, when it becomes apparent that someone (in the case below Harley Davidson) is blatantly (or is merely and obviously mass producing a "like" product) ripping someone else off. It's not done in ode to or in comic satire, which would actually be funny. In this case, the Mandana designed as a joke(*), now mass produced (with modifications sufficient to remain clear of patent and/or copyright infringement) to increase the weekend warrior "Skull Meter" ratings at the local Dealership Hot Dog Saturday... (insert face palm Picard image here). The most common reply is always; People have been and are ripping people off who have been ripping people off for years and years and years and years. That's just the "way" of the world.  ...but that still doesn't make it something I want to ignorantly support.

* I don't have any actual first hand knowledge of this (wink wink)

The real joke...
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"Wait. How many fucks was that again?"

...maybe a half of one. But that's a half empty one at best.

What Is & Why You Need The BF7 Grass Pass

From our friends at Born-Free:

Born-Free


"It's hard to get the info out regarding Born-Free because every year we change stuff up to make it better and more fun. It's not like a regular show that's the same deal every year...you just show up and it's over. Between the giveaway promo's, invited builders & guests, videos, sponsor & vendor info, art, merch, music and general show changes it's a lot to process. 
*Today the most important thing to understand is how the BF7 Grass Pass early admission band works and why you need it. The Grass Pass band is designed for the rider to enter the BF grounds without waiting in a line , without having to get off their bike park and pay..then start it back up and ride in. Also a huge plus is being able to have your bike inside the show grounds for easy access. Hang out with your friends and BS about what we all love...motorcycles! Remember its a bike show and we your bikes inside the grounds and to be part of the show. Any bike parked inside the show grounds is eligible for an award and there are several to cover all styles of bikes. In fact the Best in Show winner we be selected from the crowd. 
The Grass Pass bands are only $ 10 bucks and if you have a passenger they need one too. The regular gate admission is only $ 10 bucks so there is no up charge for the Grass Pass its simply for the riders convenience and to help us keep the traffic moving. Lastly this is the only way to guarantee that your bike is on show grounds and part of the action. You can take your chances to just show up and pay at the gate but if we are full you will need to park in the parking lot and just walk in. The Grass Pass bands are open to all bikes. If you are riding to Born-Free do yourself a favor and buy a Grass Pass...You can thank us later.  To buy online visit 
http://www.losermachine.com/collections/born-free  Don't Delay..Online cut off is coming soon!! See you all next month.

We will be set up at the So Cal Cycle Swap Meet this Sunday and ready to serve you.If you waited to buy your Grass Pass admission bands or giveaway promo poster/ticket combo...Now is the time. We also have some BF6 Tees we will be blowing out for $5 bucks so stop by and get what you need before its too late!! See you all next month," Mike and Grant/ http://www.bornfreeshow.com/.

Hangin' in Hanford



On May 16th 2015, Classic Cycle Events hosted the 47th annual Hanford Vintage Motorcycle Rally. Held at the King's Fairgrounds in Hanford, CA and in conjunction with a motorcycle parts swap, this show has always been a vital stop on the swap circuit. Real pickers arrive the day before and wait in line to be the first in and the first to score crusty gold, mined from the local central California valley. Friday nights are spent talking about old bikes and bbq'n a few dogs and tossing back some brews with the boys, both young and old. The fact the show and swap takes place in a grassy section of the fairgrounds gives it a back east feel that many of the other California swaps don’t posses. 





After a night spent sleeping in the dirt, the gates open up to spectators looking to grab what’s left of the parts for sale and lay eyes on some of the killer show bikes that make their way to the event. As people pour in, the bikes quickly get mobbed by guys talking about how they used to have this same bike but theirs was different. Marshall Baker, the man that hosts the show,  gives out a few awards in predetermined classes of bikes ranging from early dirt bikes to later model Brit bikes. The show concludes about noon and most of the vendors clear out a little bit earlier after having hopefully sold what they brought and loaded up with more junk for the following years meet.

Thanks again, Marshall for always hosting such a fun show and swap! More info at: www.classiccycleevents.com

-Otto















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