Oct 222010
 

Well, I was just on the horn trying to get a hold of my good friend Steve “BrewDude” Garn.  You know all about him by now, as he is the master who is building my Panhead.  By the way, it is only hours away from completion now… I mean, just a few hours.   Not even a day.  So I was wondering if he was going to try to enter it in the Easyriders Bike Show Tour that is starting this Saturday, October 23, in Greenville, SC.  It is not far from where Steve has his shop in NC and I was hoping that we might get her out and seen by the public.

Well, while the bike could be ready, Brew is swamped with other obligations and things going on, so he is not going to take the Pan.  Too bad, but hey, no biggie.  The Tour is skipping my neck of the woods this year, but the Rat’s Hole Show is in a couple weeks and I think we will enter her there.

But you can read about in a day or two… the thing that has me excited is that the Easyrider’s Tour has made a few changes in programming that I personally like.  Everyone has an opinion, so you may see it different, but for where I am in my life right now, it is pretty cool.

First, the stuff that everyone can get behind… the Limpnickie Lot is going to be in attendance and that is always a good time.  I know and/or have met many of these guys and they always make an event fun.  Like myself, they grew up with Vans, skateboards, punk rock, tattoos, and motorcycles.  Plus, Paul Yaffe is making the trip this year and I am sure by now you all know about his site, Bagger Nation.  Baggers and punk rock bobbers… How can that not be a good combination?

Next is the musical lineup and the opportunity to meet two of Rock and Roll’s legends – Vince Neil of Motley Crue and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.  Cowboy Mouth and others will also be taking the stage and there are always the beautiful women of the Purrfect Angelz to perform between sets.

Lichter will be there to shoot bikes and maybe he will even be showing some of his very famous bike photography and there will, of course, be stunt shows and a record high 55 bike show categories.

But, now on to the new part that works for me.  I have always attended the Easyriders show alone while always taking my family to the Cycle World International shows… why?  Well, the Easyrider’s show has always been good, but not kid friendly (which is also just fine).  But this year they have stepped it up to try and attract those biker’s like myself who now have little ankle biters running around.  They will have a new Interactive Children’s Area that will be hosted by the stars of Disney’s show, “Hannah Montana.”  Now my kids are not quite old enough to be into her, but there will also be other Disney and Nickelodeon stars there to entertain them.

Plus, Easyriders has discovered that women don’t ONLY like getting naked and draping themselves over a sweet sled, but actually ride their own on occasion.  So they are reaching out with a special area for the ladies, which will include free giveaways, gift bags, help for first time riders, and more.

So, I can take the family there, the kiddos will love it, the Ol’ Lady will have something special for her, and I can do what I always do… walk around the Easyriders show by myself.

L&R,

ArtBiker

More info from the Easyriders Site.

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