Thursday, June 30, 2011

Have a great weekend Americans!!!
Just Because...
The weekend here,no it's not the forth but it will be when all the party's happen and they will be full of fireworks and booze,a great mix...
Happy Independence day America!
Gike and me at the Port
Buzzards Bay,MA.
You know what time it is!
Coming soon Boston...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Some of the Ladys of Laconia 2011

Thanks again girls...
WTF happened to the world??

Thursday, June 23, 2011

"From: Motorcycle USA news"

2011 Laconia Motorcycle Rally Review

Bryan Harley
By-Bryan Harley
Yes, Harley is my real name. And no, there’s no relationship. But I do enjoy riding Harley-Davidsons, which comes in handy as the Cruiser & Custom Editor of Motorcycle USA.

Lakeside Avenue and Weirs Beach was packed on the final Saturday.                                -Thursday, June 23, 2011
Lakeside Avenue and Weirs Beach was packed on the final Saturday.
Residents of Laconia, rejoice. You’ve got your city back. Streets around the Weirs are open once again. Booming V-Twins no longer serve as early morning alarm clocks. And Laconia Motorcycle Week 2011 is in the books. Claimed to be the oldest biker rally around, an estimated 30,000 riders congregated on the shores of New Hampshire’s Lake Winnepesaukee and throughout the White Mountains for the 88th time for a weeks’ worth of festivities, from live music to biker build offs to bikini bike washes.
  This year’s rally will be remembered for being relatively low-key. People are still budgeting their hard-earned dollars, it rained quite a bit, and the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup. Why mention the Bruins? Because a multitude of Bruins’ fans were in attendance and most certainly would have been more surly had the home team lost. Instead, many rally goers were still basking in their team’s glory.  Laconia Police Chief Chris Adams stated in The Citizen newspaper that “Last year was the quietest and now this year takes that title.” The report also said 68 people were arrested by local and state agencies for DUII over a nine-day period. Miraculously, only one fatal traffic accident contributed to the rally occurred. Of course, at times the police presence felt like overkill. At one point Friday night, I passed more state trooper cars on the road than motorcycles. Makes me wonder who was left to cover the rest of the state. Later I witnessed them shadowing a group of Hells Angels, who had a strong presence at the rally, but I didn’t see enough representation from any other clubs which may have created a conflict to warrant the amount of enforcement on hand.

What a bunch of Massholes! No  really  their company was called Masshole Choppers.
What a bunch of Massholes! No, really, their
company was called Masshole Moto.
 We kicked off the week by taking in some racing action, stopping first at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for some vintage motorcycle racing, highlighted by TT-style sidecars, before hitting up the hill climbs later in the week. The Gunstock Hill Climb was once again a star attraction of the rally. Competitors barreled up the slopes of the Gunstock Ski Resort in a drag-style competition. Riders varied from peewees ringing out little 50s just to get up the hill to supercharged ATVs which bombed up the slopes. The girls attacked the hill just as hard as the boys. They also crashed just as hard. The sun peeked out for the first time in days, which brought out a great crowd who were treated to a day full of great racing action.
We spent plenty of time at the Jack Daniels tent next to the Lobster Pound to check out the progress of the Biker Build-Off. It was cool to see the motorcycles take shape over the course of the week as six bike shops had one week to
The competition heated up at the bikini contest. He sports his Mohawk well.Nice ink!One of the crowd favorites in the bikini contest.
build a ground-up custom. The competition was not without its share of drama, from last-minute carburetor adjustments to get bikes started to full-on electrical fires just outside the tent when it was time to ride the bikes in for the announcement of the winner. In the end, Jack Fiorvante of Deadwood Choppers won the $5000 cash grand prize for his Jack Daniels-themed motorcycle. Deadwood Choppers out of Middle Island, New York, separated themselves from their competition by using a slew of original parts, from the frame to the fenders to the underslung tank. Their bottle-shaped Springer used on the bike’s front end was finely crafted and tied into the bike’s JD-theme perfectly. Fiorvante also paid attention to details like dividing the tank to house both gas and oil, and even used the wooden cap off of a Jack bottle for its gas cap. A 107 cubic-inch S&S V-Twin and an Ultima 6-speed transmission helped the bike claim top honors.
Friday featured the Laconia Custom Bike Show. Even though turnout was small, Kevin Berry was still proud to win “Best of Show” honors for his radical Rowe Custom with smooth sheet metal bodywork, high-dollar paint and slick features like a rear Trans Brake by JayBrake. The custom creation, built by Marc Rowe out of Dover, Delaware, featured a polished 117 cubic-inch S&S engine mated to a Baker 6-speed transmission. It was all neatly spooned into a Rowe Customs frame with meaty double-walled, baffled Rowe-made pipes twisting off the right side. There was enough chrome around the engine to blind you in the sun. Legends Air Ride suspension slammed it to the ground. Its license plate also slid out at the push of a button courtesy of an air-operated system. Mike Macaan out of Dracut, Mass., gets credit for applying the slick grey-to-black paint scheme. The bike cost Berry about a year’s worth of wages and is headed for the Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show at the Thunder in the Valley rally in Pennsylvania next where it will encounter much stiffer competition. Funny little side story. Berry got pulled over riding to the show for not having any mirrors on his bike. And it was the only time he rode it while he was in Laconia. Just goes to show you the cops were looking for any reason to pull people over.
  The local Haymond Law Firm does its damnedest to promote bike shows at Laconia, but the idea isn’t embraced very strongly by the masses. A paltry 12 bikes entered the seventh annual show at Opechee Park. Makes me wonder why Laconia patrons don’t embrace bike shows like most other rallies. It’d be cool if one of the heavyweights stepped with promotion and prizes. The rally could benefit from a Rat’s Hole, IMBBA, or AMD caliber event to spice things up.
  Friday night, it was a packed house at the Full Throttle Saloon for the Skid Row concert. The band ran through a quick list of its hits as the crowd sang along to its favorite songs. Michael Ballard and crew set up for the first time at Laconia this year, comparing it in ways to Sturgis for all the great places to ride in the area. Ballard’s putting together a tour model and plans on hitting the road next summer to bring the Full Throttle Saloon experience to even more biker rallies, using Laconia as a litmus test. The Skid Row show was good but did come with a sneaky, last-minute cash cover charge of $8. We didn’t notice a cover charge mentioned anywhere on the FTS website or on the banners posted at their Laconia setup. Not that $8 is a big deal, but the principle behind it is shady.
  While attending the rally, Dirico Motorcycles kindly hooked us up with a prototype bagger so we could get some much-needed riding in. New Hampshire has incredible scenery, from runs around the lake to the highly acclaimed Kancamagus Highway and the Mt. Washington Auto Road. We took the road less traveled in a quest to take in some of the historical covered bridges that dot the landscape. The Dirico prototype bagger, based on a counter-balanced TC rubber-mounted on an FL, served us dutifully as we bounced from bridge to bridge.
Kevin Berry sits on his Rowe Custom radical motorcycle which captured top honors in the 2011 Laconia Custom Bike Show. Jack Fiorvante is a happy man after winning five grand in the Laconia Biker Build-Off. Having fun at the 2011 Laconia Motorcycle Rally.
(R) Kevin Berry sits on his Rowe Custom radical motorcycle which captured top honors in the 2011 Laconia Custom Bike Show. (M) Deadwood Choppers Jack Fiorvante is a happy man after winning five grand in the Laconia Biker Build-Off. (L) Having fun with friends at the 2011 Laconia Motorcycle Rally.
  By Saturday, the Weirs was jam-packed. Cruising Lakeside Avenue was a popular activity. As was hanging out at favorite watering holes like the Naswa Resort. Hell, just hanging out period was popular. I don’t know of any other rally where entire families set up lawn chairs just about anywhere alongside the road to people watch. They sit on stoops and hang out on porches and make watching bikes roll by a communal activity. Spirits overall were high, thanks in part to the local boys winning the Stanley Cup during the course of the rally, elevating the party mood. Of course, there were more than enough policemen around to keep that party mood in check, but Laconia 2011 did its best to keep tradition alive.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Rally TV/Laconia-day6
Check out the build off interviews

We're a 1:06 in and what a shit show it is...Nice hat dopey,haha

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A special thanks...
With out your help we would have never made it to Laconia.
Thanks for helping us make it happen!
-Links on pics...

Check them out!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Masshole Moto goes to the  
88th annual Laconia Bike Weak 2011
And does the the Lobster Pound-Bike Build Off...

 -What can I say, that was on HELL of a week! Rain every day,heat,cold,the Weirs traffic,cops,mosquitoes,Drunks,skunks,and more BS than a farmer can sling,or so you think.
Day one started out with a bang,well not really more like a slow,half a sleep crawl.See I was supposed to leave Thursday afternoon about 4 so I could get there in time to set up camp before dark,
Brother Gike helpin out with the packing when the storm rolled in.
 Well that didn't happen.Long story short I got stuck loading another truck till about 9:30 that night,no big deal considering a near hurricane of a storm rolled in that lasted till 11pm here and in N.H..So anyway I was on the road at 3:30 am Friday morning because I was told we needed to be there early that morning.After a little over 2 hours I got to the campground,Rocky Road Campground.By about 6:30am I was set up and sitting in a lawn chair waiting for Rocky to wake up so I could go check in.Thing is Rocko don't get up before 10,so I headed down to the Weirs to unload the tools at the Pound and get it over with.
I was waiting on Paul to bring the second load of tools so I went to the L.B. restaurant to get some grub.He got there about 5pm and after I ate we got it in fairly quickly.Headed back to camp and got prepared for the week,or so I thought...

 On Saturday we headed down to the tent for the first day of actual building.The rain started about noonish but we were building in a tent so it wasn't a big deal.The set up sucked balls since we only got 110v for juice to run a hole shop of tools.If you tried to grind when someone else was welding pop went the breaker.Then there was the wind,even with the screens closed the welding was a bit iffy with the storm gusts.As the week went on it was up and down,good day,bad day.Got some thing done then made no progress...
  Paul had to split back to MA. on Sunday night so after he left I headed back to camp alone,strapped an 18 rack on the back of the bike and headed back to camp to huddled up under my canopy in the dark to stay dry.
 On Monday Goma showed up but it was later on and I wanted to get to the build tent to make friends with the crowd,and work some votes.He showed up around 3:30 and we got ready for our 4 pm shift by havin a few beers.

  This is how the week went on one guy show up another then leave by Wednesday more and more got there and  camp was filling up.By Friday we had 12 or more at camp with 2 camper trailers and a shit load of tents...Paul,John,Matt,Goma,Jenn,Josh,Crystal,Dirty,Barry,Cuz Weed,Brother Gike and me.Sorry,no group shots.

 So I'll get skip ahead to the good stuff,the end.With 5 on deck on Saturday we cranked out the last little bits of the bike,with me on the bullhorn mostly working the crowd...Plus,I'm not one to fight over tools or a place to use them.With 15 min to spare the bike was checked for spark and everything looked good,.Shit,John had to build his own Rectifier from radio shack parts last minute.We got some gas and one by one the builders started them up.20 kicks in she wouldn't pop to life.There was worry on all faces but I kicked her like a mule.About the 40th kick we realized that when the tank was leak checked water was used and the petcock had been opened letting it run into the carbs...UhOh!!
I kept kicking untill I was just about to drop and then,bbbrr.I kicked again ,bbbrrrrrrr.
Then one more kick and she popped.The crowd in front of us went nuts!!!!I revved that thing till nearly blowin the motor,till we couldn't here the screaming.
 So she ran,that was step one.Step two was to get here down the dirt hill to the main tent and through the crowd with only a jockey rear brake.We rolled here out and a small crowd followed.

And this is my petcock...
 So we rolled into the big tent,the place goes nuts.All the bikes line up in front and we all get up on stage.It's so load I can barley hear the guy announcing. They call us out one by one,say a little something about us and start the judgeing.Well,we didn't get last place but we didn't come in first.4 out of 5 ain't bad for a bunch of knuckleheads with a zero budget and 2 month notice!
 -Congrats to Deadwood choppers for there win.

 Here are some pics and vids from Sat.More pics to come day to day...

Brother Mikey
Matt,Soaking wet Barry and Paul
Smitty and Big Red our friends from the camp at Rocky Road
Looks like Josh in the edge there,Paul,Can,Jenn and Matt
And here we go...
She is the shit,thank you dear for everything.
XO Sweetheart,thank you for helpin out.

H-B Dirty

John cast that tail light 2 days earlier...

Paul's front end

Jockey rear brake any one?!?!?!
Perfect time for a monsoon!!
Like I said,long week!

Last night at camp
No beer,drink shine.
Unless your this guy!
Everyone shut down early,I went and did burn outs...

What a crazy fuckin week!

Thanks to everyone who helped,talked to us,made us a drink,got us some food or just plain ended up being good people!
You know who you are!

Thank you... 
More to come...
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