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Parking Lot Bike of the week
“What a freakin’ nice bike” rolled through my head when I saw this Sportster hot rod bobber. Built by none other than Pat Patterson and the talented crew of hardcore Sportster fanatics at Led Sled Customs in Dayton, Ohio, it’s not a big surprise if you’ve followed the constant rise of Led Sled into the dominant, yet honest value builder of one Sportster after another that you just might kill for. A walk around this bike dares you to get on, get it on, hang on, and keep doing it ‘til the tiny, but stunning ex-Husqvarna gas tank runs empty.
Published in Sportsters
Learning to ride a bike is something every one of us has in common. Everybody’s got their own story of that first ride (or the first attempted ride) that usually involves some sort of silly mayhem and a bike they either remember with total fondness or try to forget about like it never existed. Some people start off at what I’d consider the “top” (at least from my own first riding experience) like Michelle Baringer of Southern Pines, North Carolina, did on her very own 1999 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883. How cool is that?
Published in Modified Stockers
This year’s premier old school bike rally took place in Rockingham, North Carolina, at “The Rock” ─ that is the Rockingham Dragway. Of course I’m talking about The Horse Backstreet Choppers Smoke Out 2014. You probably guessed that by looking at this article’s title, but I thought I’d mention it anyway.
Published in 2014 Events
Trikes, Brit twins, and CB 750 choppers, who would have thought these types of bikes would be at the top of the Internet numbers game when it comes to online popularity?
Published in Non V-Twins
By now, anybody who’s reading this has either been to a Rat’s Hole Show or wishes they had. For the past 40-years, the Smith family has been knocking ‘em dead year after year in Daytona and other venues with custom bike shows that are second to none. And, Ted Smith (Chief Rat according to his business card) and crew will be continuing this tradition with the upcoming 41st annual Rat’s Hole Show on March 16, 2013 during Daytona Bike Week. Go to Bike Week and not attend (and thoroughly enjoy) the Rat’s Hole Show? You’d have to be certifiably insane. Using Rat’s Hole as an personal excuse to get off your butt this winter and go to Daytona? Obviously you’re an extremely smart and probably a very good looking person.
Published in Bobbers
Sometimes you just get one of those days where there’s not a hell of a lot going on so you gotta do what you gotta do and that’s what I’m doing. A lot of you probably know of master trickster Criss Angel and have seen his Mindfreak TV show or have seen him live at the Luxor. Either way, did you know he was also a custom motorcycle freak? Well if you didn’t, take at look at this little piece of video and see for yourself.
Published in Choppers