Cheap Thrills

Cheap Thrills

Sometimes it is important to crawl out of your hole in the wall to show your face and shake the right hands. With this in mind, we traveled five long hours through ice and snow to Asbury Park, NJ for the Cheap Thrills Motorcycle Show put on by our friends at KickStart Cycles. Once a tight parking space was secured, we unloaded the LC Speedster, shined her up, and made sure she was happy inside the convention hall located right on the board walk. Dad is infamous for being extra early for everything, so it wasn't until the next day that Cheap Thrills came alive. Hundreds of two-wheeled enthusiasts gathered around to check out the show bikes and pick up some parts at the swap meet. If that got tiring, all one had to do was wander upstairs and gaze at the arts, especially the immaculate sissy bar and gas tank display. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that one of those sissy bars was ours. Dad has always had a different style about him, and he couldn't help but bring brazing beauty to the ugliest part of any bike (in my opinion at least). Each sissy bar is going to travel the country this year and will eventually be auctioned off to help out someone who really needs it. All in all, I was happy just to ride along and finally get to catch a glimpse at the motorcycle scene for myself, meeting people and shaking hands, just like my old man. I spent sixteen years not knowing what all this motorcycle family business was about, but I can finally see it, clear as mud. Through this adventure LC Fab has discovered an important value. It feels great to be a fad, but even better to become a legend. That's exactly what we have set out to do. If nothing else, I learned that February is too cold for a beach trip, and there are some weird people up in Jersey. 
- HC

 

 

 

 


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