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Any VTF' ers going to the Easyriders show this weekend? While the show is not the cheapest thing out there, especially when you add in food & drinks, it's still a pretty good show to meet up with friends and check out the newest trends going. The weather looks to be good riding weather, too. See ya' there..
 

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I'm on standby again, but I might get someone to cover. The last one I went to was 2000,with marshall tucker. My girlfriend and I got our picture taken for the supplement magazine.Caption read: year round riding is displayed in so. ca. It was cold and it must have shown.
Isn't this the kinder,gentler,v-twin version? Pisses me off that easyriders has gone PC. Used to have the beaverhunt...now it's the foxhunt.....I liked beaverhunt better. Not as much a biker rag anymore yuckkin fuppies.
 

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Don't quote me but if i remember it was $15. Plus parking + BEER...
 

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The one in San Diego not too long ago was $15 admission with $10 parking per bike. There were minimal vendors with not-so-great discounts, especially after you already paid $25 to get in. There are some decent bikes there, but, if you have been to any other show, then you have probably already seen those too.

If you have been to an ER show in the last couple years, it's probably going to be exactly the same...

I think the day would be better spent riding with friends to Cooks Corner in OC or some other nice hangout in SoCal... And you'll probably save more than $25 and get a way better meal too...

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ernster500 said:
The one in San Diego not too long ago was $15 admission with $10 parking per bike. There were minimal vendors with not-so-great discounts, especially after you already paid $25 to get in. There are some decent bikes there, but, if you have been to any other show, then you have probably already seen those too.

If you have been to an ER show in the last couple years, it's probably going to be exactly the same...

I think the day would be better spent riding with friends to Cooks Corner in OC or some other nice hangout in SoCal... And you'll probably save more than $25 and get a way better meal too...

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I concur.:coffee:

06 FXDBI
 

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I think the day would be better spent riding with friends to Cooks Corner in OC or some other nice hangout in SoCal... And you'll probably save more than $25 and get a way better meal too...

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Cooks Corner - [email protected] - I haven't thought about that place since before they changed that intersection.

Is the old run down steak restaurant still there with all the ties on the wall and the big tree growing right in the middle of the building?
 

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ernster500 said:
The one in San Diego not too long ago was $15 admission with $10 parking per bike. There were minimal vendors with not-so-great discounts, especially after you already paid $25 to get in. There are some decent bikes there, but, if you have been to any other show, then you have probably already seen those too.

If you have been to an ER show in the last couple years, it's probably going to be exactly the same...

I think the day would be better spent riding with friends to Cooks Corner in OC or some other nice hangout in SoCal... And you'll probably save more than $25 and get a way better meal too...

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I also agree...we discussed this earlier in the year about the SD easyriders show. The main reason I go is it's REALLY close (like a mile) and a lot of my riding buddies and myself do motorcycle or related work (I am just finishing up 3 signs for show bikes as we speak), so it ends up part fun, part scoping out new ideas and part PR. We usually go out saturday afternoon and hang until late evening. Then we get to ride on sunday!!! Speaking of riding...this morning ride to work was absolutely spectacular. Clear as a bell, very little traffic...the only bitch was that it's only 6 miles to work. If I wasn't so busy, it'd be an awesome day to ride. How about the weather...yesterday the hottest place in the nation was San Juan Canyon (somewhere close to San Juan Capistrano...probably the lower Ortega Hwy area...) was 90º. Here in Ontario, CA it was 85º. Kick ass. Pretty bitchen for January. Damn...I really hijacked my own thread.
See ya at the show....Tim
 

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Bike show? Hell if ya want real entertainment last year in the same pavillion right next to the EasyRider's Bike Show in Pomona, was the Tatto and Body Piercing Show! Now that a was entertaining and wild. Man people had steel hanging from everywhere. Oh well that's Hollyweird I guess!!!!
 

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I've been to both for the last two years and the San Diego show sucks but the kickoff Pomona show is great. Plus with the Tattoo show next door you get some interesting people hanging out.

The Pomona show is great. Oh I said that already!

I got free tickets by contacting the promoter and asking!!! Of course I gave them the good old "take care of the Military folks". ha ha

Have a group of six going up in the morning so got to back to polishing the scoot!

Later,
Ray
 

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Me and the OL are riding over there sunday morn. about 10:30 or 11:00, if you see a large scruffy guy (6'1", 225 lbs) with an US flag headwrap and a long sleeve Boozefighters support shirt on (black w/green skull cross's down the sleeve) come-on up and say hello. We can have a few cold ones and shoot the sh!t :beer:
 

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Easyriders show

The show was pretty cool Saturday. Predominately choppers and bobbers, to me. That's cool. Lotsa old school bikes in the vein of Indian Larry. I personally really dug the Cash is King bike with the mural of Johnny Cash giving the finger on the tank. It had been featured in Easyriders or Biker mag a while back. Nice artwork & detailing. On the bottom rails and the rear section, they had hand painted very small, the names of a lot of Johnny's songs....just barely visible. Paul Yaffe had a flat black and brushed nickel plated bobber that was very nicely done. Not a lot of Baggers, I had hoped to see more. I'm still entertaining ideas on how I want to paint mine in the next few months, and was just fishing for some ideas. But that's another story for another time.
Lots of Ladies looking good, although most were attached to their other half. All in all, a good (but long) day of looking at bikes. My dogs were barking pretty good by the end of the night after walking the rows MANY times. Finished off the day with a kick ass filet steak at a local steakhouse with some riding buddies...I'd give it a thumbs UP. :thumbsup:
 

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Easyrider Show

I rode over to the Fairplex for the Easyriders show and had a great time.
Parking was $7.00 but they did have a large motorcycle corral near the gate with hundreds of rides to check out before and after the show. I also got a kick out of the Johnny Cash bike. Great paint job. Most of the bikes from the Discovery Channel Biker buildoffs were on display and all the key builders had booths set up. Only builder I saw working his booth live was Ron Finch. Least impressive bike of the major builders was Billy Lane's ugly rat chopper with the frankenstein tank job.The show was inside a large long fairground building with a stage on one end. Dispite the large building - show was well attended and it got hard to move around later in the afternoon. Seems like there must be 50 or more pro chopper shops now in So Cal alone - And they all had booths hawking bikes and shirts. Curious how many of them will be in business 5 years from now.
The funniest thing I saw was that there was an RV show booked into the same parking lot as the Easyrider show and a Tattoo Expo. Poor planning on somebodies part. RV Business must not have been to good today - the lot looked empty and most of the salemen were standing next to a chain link fence checking out the bikes coming and going.
 

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yup, thats the one

IMHO. that's some cool artwork. Pretty tight airbrush work. I gotta get off my ass and do some pin-up girls or some thing similar for my portfolio...Thanks for posting that.
 
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