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Nov 17, 2017

The Black Gypsy

The “Black Gypsy” is a new Shovelhead project from up and coming builder Josh Allison of Colorado. After finishing this build while also working full time, Josh ventured out on his own this past summer and opened Cry Baby Cycles.

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Nov 11, 2017

Justin McNeely's "Space Cowboy"

I love Justin McNeely’s “Space Cowboy” Shovelhead! It’s tight, compact and looks like itwould be a blast to ride! (hint-­hint Justin!)

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Nov 7, 2017

Lonestar Rally - Day 3

Congratulations to all of the Lonestar Rally “In Motion” custom builders for doing such a great job on their bikes. And for the winners, the big $10,000 check went to…

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Nov 7, 2017

Lonestar Rally - Day 2

WOW - INCREDIBLE. Saturday was an amazing day at the Lonestar in Galveston. The Cycle Source show brought some great bikes out on the seawall and of course the Strand was bursting at the seams.

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Nov 7, 2017

Lonestar Rally - Day 1

Today is the BIG day! If yesterday’s kickoff was any indication, the Lonestar Rally in Galveston will be off the hook today.

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Nov 7, 2017

Matt Olsen's 1946 WR Bobber

Master builder (and all around great person!) Matt Olsen built this 1946 WR bobber for the “Old Iron-Young Blood” exhibition in Sturgis. What a classic!

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Oct 29, 2017

New and Old Harley-Davidsons at the Olsen's

It has been too long since I stopped in to visit the Olsen clan at Carl’s Cycle in Aberdeen, but that’s exactly what I did a couple of weeks ago with Matt King (HOG Magazine) and Andrew Campo (Meta Magazine.)

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Oct 28, 2017

USS South Dakota Flag Relay

It was a beautiful ride across SD following the USS South Dakota Flag Relay prior to the launch of this new submarine in Groton, CT. Here we are back in Sturgis (so soon) to meet everyone for a flag ceremony at the start.

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Oct 23, 2017

Last Day - Biketoberfest 2017

“Sons of Speed” took up most of my day Saturday but it wasn’t the only thing going on. I did stop by Main Street before heading to the track and it was busy. Not a Bike Week March busy, but still plenty of bikes riding through.

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Oct 21, 2017

Sons of Speed Racing - Biketoberfest 2017

Billy Lane’s Sons of Speed - What a great final day to Biketoberfest! There was so much head to head action! These races are a game changer and refreshing new element to the 25-year old Biketoberfest event.

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Oct 21, 2017

Boardwalk Show - Biketoberfest 2017

Hurricane Irma didn’t dampen the spirits of revelers in any way. I hoped to spend a lot of time on Main Street, but with events like the Boardwalk Show along the ocean and a visit to Bill Dodge’s shop, it didn’t leave a lot of time!

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Oct 19, 2017

Chopper Time at Willie's - Biketoberfest 2017

Thursday at Biketoberfest means “Chopper Time” at Willies’ Tropical Tattoo. A good part of the day was spent at the show and then it was off to the Iron Horse Saloon in time for David Allen Coe on stage and the free beer hour.

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Oct 18, 2017

Iron Horse Saloon - Biketoberfest 2017

For the last few days, I’ve been in Florida having just shot catalogue for the Iron Horse Saloon and now I’m ready for today’s start of what I’m sure will be a great Biketoberfest. Deirdre is here to help welcome you all back.

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Sept 29, 2017

James Doerr's FXR by Eric Bennett

James Doerr wheelies his 1990 FXR 106” stroker twin cam Tweevo that was built with Eric Bennett in Eric’s shop where he specializes in both suspension and engine performance.

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Sept 29, 2017

Nick Pensabene's Pink Shovelhead Chopper

This one-off single loop/lugged custom hard tail Shovelhead named “Pipe Hitter” from Nick Pensabene in Edgewater, FL looks as fun as Nick is.

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Sept 29, 2017

Cristian Sosa's LSR Style BMW RnineT

Cristian Sosa has quite the sense of style and an amazing skill at shaping metal, both which were demonstrated clearly with this brand new BMW RnineT LSR inspired custom.

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Aug 28, 2017

The Buffalo Chip's Flat Track

It is amazing to me that this was taken at the Buffalo Chip right in front of the main stage just before Shinedown’s performance started.

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Aug 26, 2017

Christina Platis' Helmet from Old Iron - Young Blood

Christina Platis is one very cool graphic artist / tattoo artist. She did an incredible job painting this Biltwell helmet for the recent “Old Iron - Young Blood” exhibition.

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Aug 25, 2017

Christian Newman's Stainless Steel Knucklehead

Christian's 1940 knucklehead from the “Old Iron - Young Blood” show is mostly hand built, using zero CNC milling or lathing. Almost all parts are hand shaped, welded, ground, and polished.

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Aug 23, 2017

Rest in Peace Lonnie Isam, Jr

Lonnie Isam, Jr passed away on Saturday August 20. No one had a bigger impact on the world of antique motorcycling than Lonnie.

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Aug 16, 2017

Bean're in Sturgis

Riding his Chopper - Bagger 4,000 miles from the end of the Dalton Highway in Prudhoe Bay Alaska, the “Mayor of Fun” Bean’re seemed to make it to all of the Sturgis festivities!

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Aug 15, 2017

Back in Boulder

I’m barely back in Boulder steeped in editing to meet deadlines and then I look at a photo like this and wish I could convince 300,000 bikers to stay for a few more days to spread the 5-day craziness over the whole week!

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Aug 14, 2017

Billy Lane's Family

After the great "Sons of Speed” race on Thursday, Billy Lane was able to relax and come into Sturgis with his wife Erin and baby girl Kennedy.

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Aug 13, 2017

Heading Home from Sturgis

Flying J truckstop in Cheyenne WY - 100 miles to home. Another great Sturgis & boy I'm exhausted from the lack of sleep!

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Aug 12, 2017

Rapid City Aidan's Ride

Bobby Seeger came out from New York to host another a great Aiden's Ride in Sturgis to raise money for his nonprofit to help raise awareness and find a cure for ALD.

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Aug 11, 2017

Run to the Line at the Spur Creek Ranch

Reed Holmes went wild in the Bikers vs Cowboys barrel racing at Cycle Source's annual Run to the Line at Spur Creek Ranch (the cowboys won!)

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Aug 7, 2017

Old Iron Young Blood Industry Party Reception

Record numbers came through the “Old Iron - Young Blood” exhibition yesterday and the energy was off the hook amongst this young group of builders and artists in the gallery.

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Aug 6, 2017

J Shia's Pull-Start BSA

J Shia of Madhouse Motors represents the spirit of the exhibition. She flipped with excitement as she walked into the gallery & saw her bike lit with theater lighting up on it’s pedestal alongside the 36 other customs in the exhibit.

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Aug 4, 2017

Jody Perewitz's Harley-Davidson Scat

Jody Perewitz put together this very cool and different build for the “Old Iron-Young Blood” exhibition that opens this Saturday morning. Who would think of building a “mini-bagger” from a Harley-Davidson Scat?

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Aug 2, 2017

Max Hazan's Supercharged KTM

We have already had several days in Sturgis setting up the gallery & shooting the exhibition bikes and things are looking great. How is this 2005 Supercharged KTM Boardtracker from Max Hazan as a teaser?

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Jul 27, 2017

Sturgis Bound!

Can you imagine I have to head up to Sturgis on Thursday since we will be there setting up the exhibition and shooting for 2-1/2 weeks! Can you imagine that over 37 years, I’ve spent a year of my life photographing Sturgis?

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Jul 1, 2017

Meet the Artists & Builders of Old Iron, Young Blood

To promote this year's Motorcycles as Art show this year, many of the builders and artists submitted videos of themselves talking about their bikes, or their art that will be exhibited.

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Jun 22, 2017

The Wretched Hive Shop (Pre Born Free 9)

Born Free is almost here and it is going to be incredible! I had a great time hanging at Jeff Leighton and Dave Polgreen's “The Wretched Hive” shop in Santa Ana as everyone was getting ready for Born Free 9.

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Jun 16, 2017

Mt. Washington Ride in Laconia

100 mile visibility and t-shirt weather at the top of this 6,288’ peak, the tallest in New England! We got back in time to attend the annual Northeast POW/MIA Network’s Freedom Ride and vigil in Meredith.

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Jun 12, 2017

Buck Chavarria - SK8 Church

I saw the coolest guy pull into the HOG street-party in Steamboat Springs during the Rocky Mountain Regional HOG Rally the other night.

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Jun 11, 2017

Rocky Mountain HOG Rally - Day 4

We decided to do a shorter 90-mile ride with about 20-bikes through some gorgeous scenery that took us over “20-Mile Road” and then up to Steamboat Lake State Park.

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Jun 10, 2017

Rocky Mountain HOG Rally - Day 3

RIDE - RIDE - RIDE! It didn’t make a difference whether they rode from the coast or from the 4-Corners, that’s what the riders that came to the Rocky Mountain Regional HOG Rally came to do.

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Jun 10, 2017

Rocky Mountain HOG Rally - Day I

The Rocky Mountain regional HOG Rally is underway. Come join us in Steamboat Springs for the fun and many rides to take in the spectacular scenery of Colorado.

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Jun 9, 2017

Rocky Mountain HOG Rally - Day 2

Today’s little jaunt to Glenwood Springs for a graciously hosted lunch from Doc Holliday’s Harley-Davidson logged us in at well over 300 miles by the time we got back.

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Jun 1, 2017

The Congregation Show - Charlotte, NC

The Congregation Show weekend in Charlotte. What great people you meet along the way and hospitality over the top from Chris Wade & Ben Jordan.

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May 5, 2017

Old Iron, Young Blood - MAA 2017

The official press release for the 2017 Motorcycles as Art Show "Old Iron, Young Blood - Motorcycles and the Next-Gen"

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Apr 26, 2017

Russian Bike Show - Part II

The final day of the Moscow Custom and Tuning Bike Show had the added excitement of the 3pm awards that I was happy to have helped with, but before that, there was all the fun as can be expected.

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Apr 25, 2017

Russian Bike Show - Part I

What a long trip from Colorado to Moscow, Russia but it was worth it to be a guest judge and to photograph the “Custom and Tuning Show” for the second time.

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Apr 6, 2017

Copper Mountain

Can you ask for anything more? With Daytona editing finished, I played hooky to ski Copper Mountain here in Colorado. This was the spectacular view all day long.

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Mar 19, 2017

Daytona - Part II

Friday was another great day in Daytona and the warmest day of the week! Here are some more photos from the past few days including the Cycle Source show at the Broken Spoke...

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Mar 17, 2017

Daytona - Part I

Happy St. Paddy’s day to you all. I’m in Daytona having a great time, even though that means not much sleep. There have been some great rides, my obligatory stop at the Iron Horse to take in the free David Allen Coe concert...

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Feb 20, 2017

Mama Tried Weekend

What great bikes and amazing vibe at the Mama Tried show in Milwaukee this past weekend. Consider these images just a teaser of the characterful event and location.

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Dec 16, 2016

Ken's Factory Bagger

Ken Nagai of Ken’s Factory (Nagoya, Japan and Long Beach, CA) didn’t use much more from the donor Harley-Davidson Twin-Cam than the engine and tranny.

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Dec 15, 2016

Hide Motorcycles Shovelhead

Hide Motorcycles’ Hideya “Hide” Togashi built a beautiful race inspired XR style Shovelhead for this year’s Mooneyes Yokohama Hot Rod & Custom Show.

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Dec 11, 2016

Rest in Peace Dawn Hamilton

Dawn Hamilton’s incredible presence was felt by the entire Motorcycle Cannonball family as she crossed America mile after mile in that fabulous wicker basket.

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Dec 9, 2016

Cycle West Shovelhead

Hiromichi “Hiro” Nishiyama built this beautiful Shovelhead in his Cycles West shop with the help of his sculptor dad who did the beautiful and deep hand engraving.

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Dec 8, 2016

Chery's Company Shovelhead

Every year, I look forward to what master builder Kaichiroh “Kross” Kurosu of Cherry's Company will show at Mooneyes in Yokohama, Japan.

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Dec 5, 2016

Mooneyes Japan

Mooneyes came & went in the blink of an eye. That’s the way this Japanese show always is, fast and furious, but at the same time, I can vouch that this is still the one show with the greatest proportion of amazing bikes.

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Oct 24, 2016

The Race of Gentleman West

Despite the shortened TROG due to the crazy tidal surge and the all day drizzle Saturday, The Race of Gentlemen in Pismo Beach was an amazing event.

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Oct 14, 2016

Intermot - Part III

The AMD World Championship of Bike Building was a great success with top awards going to Suicide Customs from Japan.

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Oct 13, 2016

Intermot - Part II

Today I will just show how they added a racing element right on the show grounds, with 2-different Sprint Racing series, the Essenza series on Saturday and the Sons of Sprint on Sunday.

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Oct 10, 2016

Intermot - Part I

My big take-away on this show is again, the incredible executions the Europeans do with their displays. You can imagine being in their shops, or possibly at home with these exhibitors.

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Oct 5, 2016

My Exhibition at Intermot

If you are coming to the huge Intermot fair here in Germany, please stop by my display of 35 framed Limited Edition prints next to the stage in Hall 10a.

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Oct 3, 2016

"Ramble On", Chaos Cycle's Blue Evo

This 103” Evo custom by George Stinsman is an appropriate post from from Germany in that I just ran into George and had dinner with him a few minutes ago.

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Oct 2, 2016

BMW's r5 Hommage

How appropriate - I’m in Germany for Intermot and posting a BMW, the r5 Homage that was repurposed to fit in the Skin and Bones exhibition in Sturgis where it made its North American debut.

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Sept 29, 2016

Riding Backwards

In case anyone may be wondering how I shot the photos I did on this Motorcycle Cannonball, it was while sitting backwards on the back of a saddle piloted by expert rider Dave Przygocki.

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Sept 27, 2016

Cannonball Stage 15

Sunday, stage-15 and the final day certainly wasn’t a cakewalk, as they designed into the route a 4,000’ climb just after we left Palm Desert.

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Sept 24, 2016

Cannonball Stage 14

Saturday’s weather made for great riding as we headed out of Lake Havasu City following the Colorado River down to the California Desert.

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Sept 24, 2016

Cannonball Stage 13

Friday started out very brisk as we left Williams, AZ headed to Lake Havasu City, for stage 13 of the Race of the Century. There weren’t many complaints, however, because it was dry and we knew the further west we went the warmer it would get.

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Sept 22, 2016

Cannonball Stage 12

Once again the Cannonball riders and staff started off the day wet and soggy as we traveled from Durango, CO to Page, AZ, thanks to the remnants of Tropical Storm Paine.

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