Sunday, July 31, 2011
Street Chopper Issue Release Party at Spitfire Motorcycles
I finally got a day off from the family and wanted to do something with friends. I was supposed to ride up with Bill to Spitfire but he had family stuff holding him up and I would guess he was a bit burned out as well with his last week 1000 or so mile ride through Nor Cal.
I left my house solo roughly around 1:30 and made it up to Corona by 2 to meet up with Lucky Tim and the Wompy to go up to the Street Chopper Spitfire gig. I will admit I'm not into most chopper parties/motorcycles parties at that, but man I am glad I went. I am now quite impressed with a company called SPITFIRE and glad I had the opportunity to meet and check their stuff out, which on a normal basis I would have not - SPITFIRE is putting out some very high quality Chopper guru stuff, if you have not had the time to check it out you must!
The Party was great and very well put together. They had a raffle (who one the bike) which seems the theme these days in which I find pretty cool, They had a some fun bands and had free beer, red bulls $1.20 tacos and plenty of water to go around. The weather was hot and humid, it almost made it unbearable but being around so many talented people and good friends made it worth while. On a bad note, Wompy had a hell of a time getting his bike to start so as I sat there waiting in my full face helmet, I got way overheated and by the time Wompy got his bike started I was so stoked just to get airflow by moving I forgot to kick up my kickstand and almost high sided out of the parking lot - lolz! I guess that's what I get for making fun of the Denver Chopper photo shoot! hahaha
After that we hauled ass down to orange county to go to the Salt Ghost premier. My bike started running like shit, I think I need to go through the carbs and clean them up, no big deal (I hope). We ended up seeing allot of good friends at the Cuban restaurant then headed on over to the bar for the premier. I was so stoked to see my friends making cool shit. The video was amazing, just so kick ass! The Salt flat racing is one avenue I have not yet explored and just seeing it in from the view point of an ol' vintage triumph being re-born and ruling all the while by people I consider friends was amazing to say the least.
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