March 14

Brasshopper

Spring in North Dakota means showing off your winter’s work.  Well, in most cases. Sometimes people want to keep wearing their long baggy clothes to hide what they’ve been working on.

Not true for Wes and Kevin. All winter these two had been creating from scratch their barhopper bobber with brass trim rather than chrome. They called it Brasshopper and it is winning bike show contests across the state.  Though I’d known Kevin for some time, Wes and I had become acquainted just the year before. I knew him then as a top-notch customer servicing mechanic with Patriot Custom Cycles in Dickinson.  It wasn’t until this bike show in Minot I saw his artistic creative talents with Brasshopper.

It’s such a remarkable piece of work I wrote an article for it for Gasoline Magazine. It’s also on my other blog, 2wheels2lanes1camera.

Chrome is the rule with this bike, a Sucker Punch Sally creation.

Bike shows dwindle down to nothing by May and June, but they’ll be back next spring.

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