Every year I try to find a new way to say "Overwhelming" when describing this show. The sheer number of bikes of this caliber assembled in one single place is simply a thing to behold. Anyone who thinks choppers are dead must've missed the memo because there was a metric shit ton of them at Born Free 8. Organizers added new stuff like the FXR show, Wall of Death and Camp Born Free, which all added to the excitement. It felt like the crowd was bigger this year, but somehow the vibe was mellower. Might be because we had a smaller booth in a different spot, but whatever the reason, our whole crew had fun and we're already talking about next year. Enjoy some pics...
After watching Flat Out Friday live streaming last night, I think I was inspired to get outside and ride. I carved a track in the backyard with my snowthrower, put my studded tire on the Evil Monkey, and had a blast. My daughter took the riding photos.
The Mama Tried Motorcycle Show isn't just a bike show, it's a full weekend experience. When you consider the show itself, Flat Out Friday, a visit to the Harley-Davidson Museum, multiple concerts, and ice riding on Slippery Sunday (weather permitting... and it did not cooperate last year), you really can't ask for more. I'm bummed I'm missing it this year but I hope everyone that attends has a blast. The last few years will be hard to beat, but the show seems to get better every year. Have fun everyone! I'll leave you with some photos of One (Metallica tribute) and Weedeater at last year's show.
These guys were so good.
Pushin' and shovin' in the pit (Rave security was not amused):
Weedeater was fun to photograph. The facial expressions are fantastic.
Bypass the long lines by purchasing your advance tickets for Flat Out Friday and Mama Tried before the party begins this weekend. We want to thank Benny Stucker for covering the mayhem for us. Expect a full feature soon!