Man, what a great time! Besides the usual jackassery that accompanies such a trip, we also got to see some really cool stuff, meet some great folks, and do a little business.
I met a great customer, Sean Cruz, an LV native (actually Guam), that built a killer little Buell chop on 23's. He got 2nd place at the Hogs and Heifers Saloon show. Good dude. I think we will be shooting a feature for Cycle Source soon on one or two of his scoots.
Participated in the Artistry in Iron show with Incognegro. We didn't win, but we gave 'er hell. This will be one of the last shows for this chop, at least on our end. I guess we better get something else out the door...
Last, but certainly not least... I got to take a visit to Denver's Choppers. Fuck, what an experience!!! No bullshit, you could sense the greatness that has walked between those lifts, signed the walls, and left the doors of Mondo's shop. In a day and age where bike shops pop up overnight, where floor space is similar to that of a huge warehouse, you could tell this place was built around the gearhead. While Mondo's shop is not small, it is tight. It is crammed full of equipment, bikes in progress, and history. It humbles me to have walked through this man's work area, a work area truly devoted to the legend of a friend.
Thank you Mondo.
I will be posting pics before too long. Or maybe I'll forget.