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.|
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...
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...|
-Congrats to Deadwood choppers for there win.
Here are some pics and vids from Sat.More pics to come day to day...
|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.|
|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!
More to come...