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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Rumble on the Deck 2015 - Part 3

Here are a few more photos from the 20th Annual Ma Rad's Rumble on the Deck chopper show.
Jared made my 883R's pipes.  This is his Sportster:

Cool ironhead:

Jason says hi.

Is this bike talking to me?  Is the bike asking me to steal it?  Is it talking about my wife?  Is it talking about someone else (in which case my wife will be pissed)?  I am so confused.

Very cool Yamaha chop.  I really like the wings on the tank:

Finally, here's a hardtailed Sportster with lots of cool details.

This year's show will be in a
Ma Rad's Rumble is July 14, 2016 at Sal's Angus Grill in Withrow, MN (northeast of the cities).

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Rumble on the Deck 2015 - Part 2

Here's a couple of shots of the crowd checking out the bikes and enjoying a few beers at the 2015 Rumble on the Deck bike show:

There were some cool vintage bikes in the show and ridden in by spectators.

This 1950 Triumph Thunderbird was really cool:

Coverage wraps up tomorrow so come on back!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Rumble on the Deck 2015 - Part 1

The 20th Annual Ma Rad's Rumble on the Deck took place on July 9th, 2015 in Stillwater, MN at the Freight House.  While Tom Rad always puts on a good show, the venue just didn't feel as cool as past years because the setup was so different.  The show bikes ended up in the parking lot next to the Freight House instead of actually being on the deck.

Since a lot of parking space was reserved for the show, parking for spectators was limited and I saw the cops ticketing lots of people who found space but were apparently parked illegally.  Even these two motorized scooters got tickets!!!

Tom's a really nice guy and I was excited to hear he was looking for a new home for the Rumble, likely outside of Stillwater.  Here he is, pen and paper in hand, hard at work making sure everything is going OK.

Anyway, on to the bikes!

In addition to the one above, this is another one of Gilby's bikes:

Do you love Willie G?  Well, even if you said yes, it's not as much as they guy who owns this bike:

This bike is understated compared to some at the show.

You know what's not understated?  Tigers.

Also, not understated... when you bring your own blanket to park on.

If someone were to give me a super-expensive custom bagger (since I would never buy one), there are a lot of ugly options out there.  However, I could probably get used to this one.  I just don't think I could take care of that matte paintjob.  I barely ever wash my bikes as it is.

If you prefer function over form, here's a 140hp Polaris motor in a bike that did 152.30mph at the salt flats.

Some cool old vintage bikes are up tomorrow.

Monday, March 28, 2016

April 2016 Events

While March was quiet, April has a few (somewhat) local events going on.  Some include swap meets just in case your winter project is dragging into Spring.

Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show and Parts Extravaganza is 4/2-4/3 in St. Paul, MN.
See my blogposts from previous years here.

The Freedom First Riders Bike Show and Swap Meet is 4/9-4/10 in Alexandria, MN.
See my blogposts from previous years here.

The 51st Annual Spring Flood Run is 4/16 along the border of MN and WI.
See my blogposts from previous years here.

Vintage Torque Fest is at the end of the month 4/29-4/30 down in Dubuque, IA.  I haven't attended before but it looks awesome.  It features cool cars, motorcycles, and racing.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Scooter Trash 4 - Part 3

Scooter Trash 4 coverage wraps up... now.

Yeah, uh, whatever.  Signs are dumb.

More bikes!

Burnouts and Scooter Trash go together like peanut butter and jelly:


Pete's personal swap meet:

Dustin's Sportster:

You know a bike show is awesome when a wedding breaks out:

The sunset was great:


Unless I totally missed it, there wasn't a Scooter Trash 5 last year but I can tell you that 3 and 4 were a blast.
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