May 032010
 

Cycle Source Magazine Rolling Into The Big Easy Again!

The second annual Cycle Source Magazine Custom Chopper Show will take place Saturday May 8th at the Broken Spoke Saloon at the Riverwalk herunterladen. With trophies in 11 classes you have a great chance at taking home some Limpnickie Lot swag and bragging rights for a year. It’s free to enter, sig up is from 9-noon, awards will be given out by 4pm and who knows, maybe you might get your bike featured in an upcoming issue of Cycle Source sims for free. Of course like all Cycle Source shows, there will be no exception made for cry babies so show ’em if ya’ got ’em.

Awards will be given in the following classes:

  • Big Twin
  • Sportster
  • Trike
  • Touring
  • Chopper
  • Bobber
  • Antique
  • European
  • Asian
  • Awards will also be given for best rat, best paint and of course best of show blumenfotos zum herunterladen.

Some of the coolest bikes in this part of the country turned out for our first show in New Orleans show so we can wait to see what you cats roll in with for this year’s Chopper Show bilder von jimdo herunterladen.  Join The Cycle Source Magazine and the Limpnickie Lot during the whole event during New Orleans Bike Week at the Broken Spoke from May 6th through the 9th ebelsbach ls19 herunterladen. For more info go to http://bikeweekneworleans.com/

May 032010
 

This JUST IN from Lisa Ballard and our friends at Cycle Source Magazine

I had the chance to meet Chickie at last year’s New Orleans Event… one cool gal fb gespeicherte videos downloaden.  Anyway, I can’t make the Big Easy this year, but if you are going out that way, please take note of this cool event for both guys and gals.

Athena “Chickie” Ransom of Vagabond Choppers, one of the top woman builders in the motorcycle industry, is heading to the Big Easy to showcase her Chicks Rule and Boys Drool tour during Bike Week New Orleans at the Broken Spoke Riverfront location, May 6th thru the 8th strato backup.

Friday, May 7th is International Female Ride Day and to celebrate this, the Broken Spoke Saloon has chosen Athena to lead the Plantation Poker Run at Bike Week New Orleans.  The Poker Run begins at the Bike Week Riverwalk Festival Venue at 8am, then heads out New Orleans Harley-Davidson.  They riders will continue on to four beautiful plantation stops.  Oak Alley Plantation is located on the Mississippi River between the two historic Louisiana cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, and has been called the “Grande Dame of the Great River Road” bilder aus der icloud herunterladen iphone. Afterwards, you will head to the San Francisco Plantation, the most Opulent Plantation on the Great River Road. From there you will experience the Laura Plantation, a Creole treasure in New Orleans Plantation Country corel. Your final card will found at The Destrehan Plantation, the majestic antebellum home that watches over the banks of the great Mississippi River.

The ride will then return to the Bike Week New Orleans headquarters at the Riverwalk Festival venue, where riders will play their poker hand.  Let’s hope Lady Luck is on your side, because the winner of the Poker Run will win a motorcycle!  The Harley-Davidson Sportster is courtesy of New Orleans Harley-Davidson and Hurricane Harley-Davidson garmin vivoactive 3 display herunterladen. The winner will be announced at the Broken Spoke Riverwalk Festival on Friday night.

Tickets for the Poker Run and for Saturday’s Wetlands Plantation Ride are available on site at the registration table at the Riverwalk Festival on Convention Center Boulevard.  Come on out to Bike Week New Orleans to see Vagabond Choppers along with dozens of other fantastic vendors, authentic New Orleans cuisine and live music from former Bad Company lead singer Brian Howe, Sammy Kershaw, Kyle Turley and tons more designs für handys kostenlosen.

Get more information at www.bikeweekneworleans.com, and check out Athena’s tour info at www.chicksruleandboysdrool.com spanische musik herunterladen.

May 102009
 

It is Saturday night and I have just rolled into the driveway… boy, am I ever filthy!  I have been at the New Orleans’ Bike Week since Wednesday night and headed back a day early to surprise the Ol’ Lady for Mother’s Day.  Of course, she is not home at the moment, but I am sure she will be happy when she rolls up.  It seems like it was a particularly dirty day on the highway and I am going to grab a shower… but first, an update on the trip word probeversion herunterladen!

The week was great and I have to thank the entire BikeWeek.com crew for their hospitality.  The event started with the opportunity to ride on the Budweiser wagon behind all those beautiful Clydesdales.  Then, the media folks like myself, got a quick tour of the show and a private viewing of the Wall of Death.  Very nice touch guys.  After that, we were on our own jump and run kostenlos downloaden.

During the week, I was able to take in the vendors, meet and party with bike builders, eat fantastic Cajun food, name a drink, visit with friends, check out some amazing bikes, and get in some R&R. 

The first thing I want to mention is that the event is very well thought out.  You will notice that everything is in one central location.  Now, this differs from many bike weeks, and some might say that a spread out show lends itself to riding.  This may be true, but the convenience of having everything close together (and within stumbling distance of your hotel) is really nice.  Plus, there were two amazing organized rides that get you in the spirit anyway download netflix movies pc windows 7.

The conference center has been recently renovated and was very, very nice.  Inside, bikers found famous bike builders, vendors, food, music, entertainment, a full on Easyriders Bike Show, and even free Wi-Fi (which may not be important to you, but to vendors and bloggers like Cyril Huze and myself, it is a real perk).  Just outside the doors and across the street was the new Broke Spoke Saloon.  Jay Allen has done an amazing job with this and it feels like home… There were great bands playing there as well as great food.  Some of the best foods of any rally, really.  Perhaps I just like Cajun, but everything seemed tasty and not too expensive (compared to the price gouging of everything at the local quickie mart) sims 3 für mac download kostenlos.

There were two poker runs, one that took you to four plantations and another that took you to a party on the plantation that is pictured on the bottle of Southern Comfort.  Talk about a good time!  Both runs ended with bike give-always (a sporty and a super glide), and everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather avis rechnung online herunterladen.

There was a new event there that has never existed at a bike show, the Chrome Kitchen.  It was an Iron Chef style cooking competition between teams of bike builder and chef against bike builder and chef.  I am unsure as to who finally won, but know I did get to see a great competition between CJ and Chickie rawtherapee nederlands.  Good stuff.

So, would I do it all again… yup.  In fact, I think I might even perform weddings there next year!  I can say that it is one of the best-organized and full bike weekends out there and I think it will only get better.  As even more bikers show up, this Biker Marti Gras will really be a place to be.  Some critique?  Well, I would put the Chrome Kitchen up front and center so that everyone can enjoy it.  I would also bring in chef Biker Billy to fire up the crowd with his culinary delights.  Perhaps another ride or two could be introduced, or a biker tour of haunted places… something that is truly New Orleans.  Other than that, the Wall of Death, the great bands, the bikes… it is all a winning combination canon print app downloaden.

For those still there, enjoy the rest of the weekend… as for me, I am off to the Smoke Out in North Carolina after a rest stop at home for a Happy Mother’s Day with the Ol’ Lady happy color op number.

 

Love, Respect, and Ride Safe,

ArtBiker

Ps- some pics are coming once I get back from taking the family out for Mother’s Day microsoft office picture manager gratis downloaden.

May 062009
 

Three or four months ago, I posted about the Horse Smoke Out’s 10th Anniversary rally in NC that was to be proceeded by a weekend rally in Arizona and then the “Long Road” ride across country… my plan was to attend herunterladen.

Then a few months ago my good friend BREWdude and I started to talk about this new bike week in New Orleans.  We have some friends involved and the backing seemed good by some industry folks, so we thought about attending that… download apps without google play.

Last month I posted about my new plans to skip out on the Arizona portion of the Smoke Out in lieu of attending New Orleans instead… I would then ride up to Oklahoma City to join the “Long Road” already in progress…  Now I have a super secret, super cool photo shoot happening the Monday after New Orleans, so I will catch up with the Long Riders in Arkansas instead…

Below I have listed my plans and I invite my readers to join me on this trip, as I would love to meet you musik auf itunes herunterladen.  I will be riding my Rigid 1949 Panhead the whole way.  Feel free to join me for as little or as much of the trip as you can make, just drop me a note to let me know where to expect you download netto prospekt.

 

Love, Respect, and Ride Safe,

ArtBiker

 

UPDATE: this morning I got a call from Brew… he is working on my Panhead project and had some things come up… plesk daten herunterladen. he will meet us at the Smoke Out…

 

 

I am booked for the New Orleans portion: $79 per night for two queen beds or a king kostenlos schriften downloaden.

Check-in: Wednesday, May 7, 2009 (05:00 PM)

Checkout: Sunday, May 10, 2009 (12:00 PM)

Courtyard New Orleans Convention Center

300 Julia Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Phone: 1-504-598-9898

 

Sunday, May 10: After the Cycle Source Bike Show, ride 355 miles back to Houston (approx gta 5 für handy herunterladen. 6 hours).

 

Monday, May 11: Super Secret Photo Shoot… all I can say is Core…

 

Tuesday, May 12: Ride out to meet up with the other riders in Clarksville, AR: pick up the “Long Road” to the 10th Anniversary of The Horse Smoke Out… This rally is always the most fun of any during the year… a real biker party.  The road there will have special events for us by big time sponsors like Baker Drivetrain, Brass Balls Bobbers, etc aldi süd prospekt herunterladen.

Start in Houston and ride 560 miles to Clarksville, AR.  (11 hours)

The riders are meeting at noon for a raft trip down the Mulberry River rtl xl download. The stream is definitely one of the state’s wildest rivers during spring. From its beginnings deep in the Ozarks to its confluence with the Arkansas River, the Mulberry pours over ledges, shoots through willow thickets, and whips around sharp turns where can I office 2010. These “wild” characteristics are what give the stream its class II/III rating, and high marks from the floating public (or bikers in this case).  Unfortunately, my Houston crew will probably have to meet you at the hotel that night…

The Comfort Inn at 1167 S. Rogers Ave., Clarksville, AR 72830 (exit # 58).  (479) 754-3000

 

Wednesday, May 13: start in Clarksville, AR and ride 440 miles to Nashville, TN (7 ½ hours).

Nashville will be our bar night in a great bar town.  We are taking over a bar called “Dan McGuiness” which is just minutes off of I-40 (exit 209 for Demonbreum). Address is 1538 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37203.

Dan McGuiness is cool little place with food and drinks (and they have killer potato salad!), which is highly recommended by Jasmine Cain.  The bar is partially indoors and covered outdoors all the way out to the street… almost all the way to the naked people statue on Music Row.  It has a huge parking lot so trailers and everything will not have any problems.  The area has some cool bars and is at the end of the block.

Stay at the Comfort Inn (615) 255-9977, which is right across the street from the festivities.  The rate is $75 per night. 

 

Thursday, May 14: 259 miles … Nashville, TN to Maggie Valley, NC (4 1/2 hours).

We are hanging out at Wheels Through Time.  The plan is to have a band, etc and the museum (which is actually closed now to the public) will be opened for us. 

Additionally, Mike Ballard with the Full Throttle Saloon is planning entertainment to make this an unforgettable night. 

Hotel:  Travelowes Motel – 3194 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, N.C.  1-866-926-1732

 

Friday, May 15: start in Maggie Valley, NC and ride the 237 miles to Rockingham, NC (4 hours).  Seriously… everything for the 10th Anniversary… this will be THE Smoke Out.

ArtBiker and his crew will most likely bed down at the Comfort Suites… we are now awaiting a reservation confirmation for this location.

 

Sunday, May 17: start the trek home…  Get from Rockingham to Union City (suburb SW of Atlanta).  Don’t have any clue what is there or what to do once we arrive, but it is 350 miles and seems like a good place to call it a day (approx. 7 hours).

Hotel:  TBA

 

Monday, May 18:  From all the fun we had in Union City, we head out to the AMAZING Gulfport, Louisiana.  What is there to do in Gulfport??  Brotha’, let me tell ya, I have absolutely no idea…. But it does get us a good 390 miles closer to H-Town (approx. 8 hours).

Hotel: TBA

 

Tuesday, May 19: 8 hours and 400 miles of open road brings us all back home and me back to the loving arms of my beautiful girls… Little D, Cammie Sue, Xaidi, and Bugsy.  Missed you guys!

 

L&R,

Comrade

Mar 102009
 

A few months ago, I posted about the Horse Smoke Out’s 10th Anniversary rally in NC that was to be proceeded by a weekend rally in Arizona and then the “Long Road” ride across country… my plan was to attend.

Then about a month ago my good friend Brew Dude and I started to talk about this new bike week in New Orleans.  We have some friends involved and the backing seemed good by some industry folks, so we thought about attending that… skate 3 downloaden.

About two weeks ago I posted about my new plans to skip out on the Arizona portion of the Smoke Out in lieu of attending New Orleans instead… I would then ride up to Oklahoma City to join the “Long Road” already in progress…

Well, last week I finally made my reservations for New Orleans.  I will be making my reservations for the Smoke Out ride and rally this week and there has been a change in the itinerary…

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Love, Respect, and Ride Safe,

ArtBiker

 

Make your reservations now! datenschutzerklärung kostenlos herunterladen!  Going to be one hell of a trip…  I am riding my rigid pan the entire time, so leave your bagger at home and bring your bar hopper… or bring your bagger, I don’t care… just join me!!

I am booked for the New Orleans portion: $79 per night for two queen beds or a king.

Check-in: Thursday, May 7, 2009 (03:00 PM)

Checkout: Sunday, May 10, 2009 (12:00 PM)

Courtyard New Orleans Convention Center

300 Julia Street

New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Phone: 1-504-598-9898

 

Find the schedule of events for the weekend here:

http://www.bikeweekneworleans.com/

 

Thursday, May 7th: Head out of Houston to New Orleans – meet for breakfast and coffee at 7:00 – location TBA simulator games free mobile phone.  355 miles, 5hrs 45min.

Sunday, May 10: ride home to Houston to do laundry, visit with the little ones, and get some lovin’… or skip it and go to Shreveport to gamble for the night.

Monday, May 11: Ride out to meet up with the other riders in Oklahoma City: pick up the “Long Road” to the 10th Anniversary of The Horse Smoke Out… This rally is always the most fun of any during the year… a real biker rally barbershop.  The road there will have special events for us by big time sponsors like Baker Drivetrain, Brass Balls Bobbers, etc.

470 miles to Oklahoma City, OK (7 ½ hours).  The stop is at the Brass Balls Bobber assembly facility.  You can tour the Brass Balls facility and there will be a “Casino” night in the parking lot.  There will not be any money involved but each Long Road rider will start with a set number of chips.  Brass Balls will have some Blackjack and Poker tables, roulette and craps.  The riders with the most chips at the end cash in for some seriously cool prizes. 

The night will feature live music with Jasmine Cain and possibly a secret, well-known special guest singer/guitar player pages for free.

Hotel for the night: Hampton Inn and Suites, 300 East Sheridan Ave., Oklahoma City, OK  73104 (405) 232-3600

 

Tuesday, May 12… start in Oklahoma City, OK ride 243 miles to Clarksville, AR.  (4 hours)

We are meeting at noon for a raft trip down the Mulberry River. The stream is definitely one of the state’s wildest rivers during spring. From its beginnings deep in the Ozarks to its confluence with the Arkansas River, the Mulberry pours over ledges, shoots through willow thickets, and whips around sharp turns f1 spiel kostenlos. These “wild” characteristics are what give the stream its class II/III rating, and high marks from the floating public (or bikers in this case).

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Nashville will be our bar night in a great bar town.  We are taking over a bar called “Dan McGuiness” which is just minutes off of I-40 (exit 209 for Demonbreum). Address is 1538 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37203.

Dan McGuiness is cool little place with food and drinks (and they have killer potato salad!), which is highly recommended by Jasmine Cain.  The bar is partially indoors and covered outdoors all the way out to the street… almost all the way to the naked people statue on Music Row.  It has a huge parking lot so trailers and everything will not have any problems.  The area has some cool bars and is at the end of the block download whatsapp messenger for free.

Stay at the Comfort Inn (615) 255-9977, which is right across the street from the festivities.  The rate is $75 per night. 

 

Thursday, May 14: 259 miles … Nashville, TN to Maggie Valley, NC (4 1/2 hours).

We are hanging out at Wheels Through Time.  The plan is to have a band, etc and the museum (which is actually closed now to the public) will be opened for us. 

The museum is:  A consummate collection of over 250 rare antique American Motorcycles and Automobiles lieder kostenlos herunterladen auf pc. Equally as astounding is the memorabilia collection that unites the “art of the motorcycle” with the generation of Americans that enjoyed a lifestyle peculiar to the “American Mainstream.”  The thrust of the museum is to educate future generations to a fascinating spectrum of Americana.  

Additionally, Mike Ballard with the Full Throttle Saloon is planning entertainment to make this an unforgettable night. 

Directions: 62 Vintage Lane in Maggie Valley, NC, thirty miles west of Asheville, NC.   Note: For internet directions, search for: 2914 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751

Hotel:

Travelowes Motel

3194 Soco Rd.

Maggie Valley, N.C.

1-866-926-1732

 

Friday, May 15: start in Maggie Valley, NC and ride the 237 miles to Rockingham, NC (4 hours).  Seriously… everything for the 10th Anniversary… this will be THE Smoke Out.

 

Sunday, May 17: start the trek home… depending on time constraints, we might enjoy the ride and see some more sights, or might bust ass to get back… to be determined…

 

For now, just get your reservations at the aforementioned hotels/motels and start drinking a lot of water.  I am sure you will all live on alcohol the entire trip and we don’t want to get dehydrated now, do we?

 

L&R,

Comrade