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sometimes, lost.

the will is unsurpassed.
the courage always lasts.
the passions always warm.
the spirits never torn.

dont say a word.

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Welcome to the Cheapo Chopoff 2015 (3/10)







Live music provided by an awesome band out of Portland called
Couldn't have been more fitting for the Cheapo Chopoff!






Cheapo Chopoff 2015



This weekend folks - Raven's Run

A motorcycle run starting from Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and coming together for two nights of camping, one day of glorious riding, and unprecedented amounts of shenanigans.

Get ready to call in sick to work on Friday because it's going to be a nice ride into camp.


Friday, August 28
Everyone will leave from their respective cities.
Meeting points/times announced closer to the date
A night of camping and festivities

Saturday, August 29
Wake up, dust off, long day of riding through the beautiful back roads through Quebec and Ontario. Food stops, gas stops, and some swim stops will happen.
Come back to camp for some chopper shenanigans.

Sunday, August 30
wake up, clean up, group rides back home.

Camping is $12/night payable at the gate when you enter.
There aren't assigned sites and there are specific fire pits.
The camp ground is along the river where you can swim and we will be mostly concentrated around a large fire pit with a pond (clothing optional) right next to it.
There are cabins and trailers available for those that don't wish to sleep on the ground, please arrange with the campground to reserve those spots

Before and after

Going thru some pics and found these. 

Thought I would do a little before and after. 



After. Tank and paint , bars , trees shaved internal fork stops, different headlight setup , new levers and MC. Fork shrouds
Top end rebuilt and new cam. 3" primary changes out for 1.5". Mids fabricated. Sissy bar fabbed and different fender , tailight. Completely rewired. New rear wheel with disc brakes. Pipes.    

I'm sure I'm forgetting some stuff. 



Friday Night at the Cheapo Chopoff (2/10)


As attendees slowly roll in throughout Friday, the Cheapo Chopoff gathers steam...












Cheapo Chopoff 2015



Riding through the Woods and Mud

This past Sunday I took the 883 out for more off-road adventures.  This time I brought my GoPro and a tripod.  I set the tripod up in various locations and took video of me riding past it.  Of course, I took a lot of photos with my phone too.

Here's a long-distance selfie taken with my GoPro:

The sky was covered in a thick blanket of fast moving clouds that made for an ominous backdrop.

However, the sun did peek through every once in while.

This road made for some good photos because of the vanishing point.  It was sandy and quite slippery in some sections.

As I mentioned, I took quite a bit of video.  Here are a few stills from the forest section:

However, the most fun I had was in this part where there was standing water from the rain showers on Saturday.  I started cautiously just riding through the edge of the puddles before taking a chance closer to the middle.

It was cold, wet, and very dirty but I was grinning ear to ear.  I felt like a little kid jumping in puddles.

The bike was (and at the moment I'm typing this, still is) absolutely filthy.

Here's the video:

Michael Lichter / Naked Truth / Sturgis 2015

This being the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis motorcycle rally, all the stops were pulled in the way of fun and festivals. Michael Lichters’ ‘Naked Truth’ bike builder expo was no exception and was hosted by the world famous Buffalo Chip in its Russ Brown events center. The duration of the representation ran from August 1st to the 7th, 2015 in the behemoth of a campground just outside of Sturgis city proper.

The bikes were all displayed in the buff, sans paint, hence the name of the exhibition. Over 30 artists built two-wheeled freedom machines specifically for the show, all of them unique and full of intricate details and craftmanship laid out in plain sight for the spectator to observe. Notable bikes from the likes of Jeff Wright, Dalton Walker, Johnny Branch and Bill Dodge and a host of others rested on custom built pedestals constructed in events center open to the public from 10am to 10pm.

Though the bikes themselves were extraordinary, Lichter himself stole his own show by decorating the perimeter of the soiree with over a 100 of his timeless, iconic photos from the last 35+ years of his career. Though the subjects displayed in his pictures vary, theres always a common thread in each Lichter photo: an unbridled love of motorcycles and the lifestyle a love like that dictates.  
























Getting to the Cheapo Chopoff, Sweet Home Oregon (1/10)









Found something called "Road Corn" and it was delicious. When corn falls off the truck and rolls to the side of the road, then heats on the asphalt just long enough to a nice warm temperature.

Once at the campsite we were visited by the mighty (albeit small) My Pretty Ewok Pony. She welcomed us to her domain and encouraged us to partake in celebratory festivities.



Cheapo Chopoff 2015


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