Born Free 5 Chopper show

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KeithinSB
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Born Free 5 Chopper show

Post by KeithinSB » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:32 am

Born Free 5.

We got up around 4am and got ready for a 450k ride down to the show.
I went to the shed and pulled out the trusty rusty Dyna that the wife and I would ride for the day.
I rechecked the oil levels and the ties holding on camping gear and we where ready.
But...
When I tried to start her up, The battery was flat dead. Click click click.....
The auto part store in town (30k each way) had one and they opened at 7am.
It took another hour to top charge the new battery and the Harley fired up.
We where finally on the way at 9am.
Traffic was horrible. It was about 40c and humid. We hit the 101 freeway south. Once we got to downtown LA, traffic just came to a dead stop. We filtered through about 50k worth of traffic on the 5 highway and when we got to the event, traffic was backed up for miles. People where complaining about having to wait in there cars for over 2 hours to get through the gate and into the car park. I'm so happy we where on a bike! We rode the center line all the way in!
Once we got into the event, it was around 1pm and the only way to describe what was in the show is total sensory overload.
Every where you looked there where cool chops. Thousands of them. And from what I hear, there where thousands more in the car park, but we never made it out there. There was too much to possibly see even a small fraction the cool stuff that was everywhere you looked.
We never even found the Dice Booth, But thanks for the offer of the raffle ticket Neo Dutch Dave!
I'm too tired to resize pictures to post right now, we rode home after the show. 990k round trip in 35c + temps....
But here is a link to some of the pictures: http://s180.photobucket.com/user/Keithi ... 20Free%205
Cheers
Keith
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Re: Born Free 5 Chopper show

Post by KeithinSB » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:55 am

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Re: Born Free 5 Chopper show

Post by KeithinSB » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:57 am

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Re: Born Free 5 Chopper show

Post by KeithinSB » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:58 am

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Re: Born Free 5 Chopper show

Post by KeithinSB » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:54 am

A short video of the ride in through the traffic

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10 ... 2744061694

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Re: Born Free 5 Chopper show

Post by Prof » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:05 am

Long slow trip. Thanks for the pics Keith... some beautiful classic chops there.
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Re: Born Free 5 Chopper show

Post by xsive » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:31 am

good stuff and a good ride to boot one thinks you were nackered after a day like that wish we could filter like that your video would have racked up about 1000 points off our licence here :mrgreen:
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Re: Born Free 5 Chopper show

Post by 78gold » Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:45 pm

Great Stuff there.
Will have to time my next trip with a show somewhere.
Be a while though, unless I win the lottery.
Regards
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Re: Born Free 5 Chopper show

Post by neale » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:55 pm

Some great bikes, thanks.

NB: Love the linkage rear end in pics 51 & 52 of the photobucket album.

Neale
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Re: Born Free 5 Chopper show

Post by Prof » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:47 pm

I looked through your photobucket and copied a dozen pics which I would like to put up some time. Is that ok.
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Re: Born Free 5 Chopper show

Post by Pygmy » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:50 pm

great pics keith, to bad this country is still living in the dark ages when it comes to bike shows that atrack the unusual and different in design, well worth the ride.
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Re: Born Free 5 Chopper show

Post by KeithinSB » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:29 am

Prof wrote:I looked through your photobucket and copied a dozen pics which I would like to put up some time. Is that ok.

Yes it's ok.
I'm glad you like the pictures!
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Re: Born Free 5 Chopper show

Post by KeithinSB » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:35 am

Pygmy wrote:great pics keith, to bad this country is still living in the dark ages when it comes to bike shows that atrack the unusual and different in design, well worth the ride.
There are a lot of shows, both here and there,
But I have never seen anything like BornFree.
The Horse Smoke out is close, but on the East coast of the US.
If a guy was traveling, He could start in North Carolina at The Smokeout, Then ride west and end up at BornFree, Then hit the beach and fly back out.....
Best 2 weeks of your life maybe.....
Just sayin' :D
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Re: Born Free 5 Chopper show

Post by Pygmy » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:24 pm

good plan keith, would love to come over for a visit, maybe next year when finances are better or maybe sell some of these bikes. joke
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Re: Born Free 5 Chopper show

Post by Prof » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:02 pm

Just looked through the pics again. Not too many front brakes!
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