Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Donnie Smith 2013

Working at a bike shop I always get to hear it the next day,
"That show sucked, same shit, so lame, big wheel baggers, not going next year, blah,blah,blah."
I don't know if our culture has become so desensitized that people can walk through the RiverCenter & not take anything positive away from it??
Holy Shit! You mean you didn't notice some of the rarest bikes,
some of the best talent (local & far, alive & dead),
a good swap meet &
some of the coolest people??
Jordan & I B-lined straight for the swap meet. I scored a stock CV carb for $50 & of course left a few parts lay that I wish I now had.

I couldn't help but take a picture of this beauty. Can you imagine rounding the cows up on this!
Jason Schulberg got it running & it looks untouched!

 Chad Pearson built this Great Panhead.

The engine on Polgreens shovel is just beautiful.

I always enjoy looking at bikes by the El Forestero's.

Thanks for letting me sleep on your floor Teach!
I got to meet Bob Seeger at Kevins party. He brought a load of bikes from New York, including some of Larry's bikes. It was really cool to see these in person.

Theres So Much more that I didnt take pictures of.
If you haven't gone, you should.
Unless you are have seen it all, done it all, and know it all.


Gophers and Cheese said...

I couldn't agree more! I took a ton of photos of all the bikes you just featured and a whole lot more. You captured most of my favorites. I've attended the show 6 years in a row and it consistently features the most diverse collection of bikes I've seen in one place. If you hate baggers, there was certainly a lot to hate at the show but not everyone is into the same kind of bike and that's fine with me. Something new always catches my eye there every year, this year was no different, and I have no plans to stop going.

WhitelinePsycho said...

Great write-up and so on the money. People are weird, can't see the forest for the trees, won't enjoy anything except from a myopic field of vision, don't want to learn anything new cause they are already omniscient . . . wish we had more shows of that calibre where I live.

Noot said...

I ever tell you my Indian Larry story? I can tell it again if you want?

JB said...

man I am glad you have a camera again! Good times for sure man. Noot send me some of those cookies your wife made!

pat said...

Yah Noot you told me about chauffeuring Larry around Sturgis!

Sergio Gamarra said...

Noot always has the best stories. Remember that one time shit hit the fans....

Mr. G said...

Polgreen's bikes are always SICK!