....and every time, it's usually one post followed by at least six months of inactivity. Normally I wouldn't apologize, but if you are out there and you still check this place in hopes that something happens, the least I can do is say sorry. Life happens. And since nearly every one has deserted the blogosphere, it makes it tough to even want to bother to come here and post anything. But I think i've come to the end of my rope. I can't do this chopper scene anymore. It's exhaustingly ridiculous. Every bike looks the same, every "chopper dude" looks the same, and nearly every chopper show is currently sponsored by the company that we all used to hate. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?!?! 5 years ago we were all flipping our patches and flipping the bird to the company that turned their backs on us so long ago. So what did they do? Waved a bunch of free Oak Leaf logo t-shirts in front of show organizers and put a bunch of big time chopper dudes in their ads and suddenly they weaseled their way back into the scene. I'm sorry, but I can't get behind it. It's nothing more than a marketing scheme and you all fell for it. They're exploiting all of you in commercials and advertisements in order to sell overpriced piles of shit, all the while still giving you a huge middle finger every time you walk up to the parts counter looking for replacement parts. It's a joke, and you all made yourself the butt of it.
As for all you period correct dorks, you already know how I feel. If your bike never leaves its own zip code, I got nothing for you. Sell it, you missed the whole point.
Sure I sound preachy. Sure I'm on a soapbox. But if I don't say it, none of you will. The whole scene is crap and "frankly my dear, I don't give a damn." Like I always tell kev, the scene may burn to the ground, I'll still be riding my chopper coast to coast while all the "zip coders" sell their choppers for low riders, speedboats, or whatever trend is the new thing.
So, with all that being said, check back here. I'm over Instagram and am gonna make an honest attempt to update this page more often. Living in Palm Beach county Florida means chopper sightings are rare, but theirs plenty of other good stuff to show. OH! And if you enjoyed our California trip coverage nearly six years ago, stay tuned. Kev and I are setting our sights on the 100th annual Pikes Peak and then riding to the Redwood Forrest and down the illustrious PCH. Born Fee? Nah. We were there when it WAS ACTUALLY FREE!! I refuse to pay $35 admission to be inundated with Vans and Harley advertisements.
Thanks for watching. Sorry no pictures. My computer finally kicked the bucket and I'm writing this from my mom's iPad. So chopper tough.