Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-14-2011, 11:17 AM   #1
Administrator
Administrator

 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: On My Bike
Posts: 3
Default 2011 Easyriders Bike Show Report


Original Article:
2011 Easyriders Bike Show Report

Please discuss the Motorcycle.com article 2011 Easyriders Bike Show Report in our Motorcycle Forums below. Use the reply button to let others know your comments or feedback on the article. Constructive criticism is always appreciated, along with your thoughts and personal opinions on the bikes and products we have tested.
Administrator is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 01-15-2011, 12:03 PM   #2
mscuddy
MODERATOR X

 
mscuddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Next to my still checkin the temp.
Posts: 5,449
Default

How about all those Mongols hanging around the bathrooms? It was like 7th grade again, except they didn't take my lunch money this time.

And how about that Stunter Jason and his opening act? Ahem.

Guess you didn't get over to the Brit bike seciton, nice stuff, like a Black Shadow, a few old Triumphs and an Ariel Square Four.

Ta ta
__________________
A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.
mscuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2011, 01:06 PM   #3
Kevin_Duke
Motorcycle.com Staff

 
Kevin_Duke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 2,087
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mscuddy View Post
How about all those Mongols hanging around the bathrooms? It was like 7th grade again, except they didn't take my lunch money this time.

And how about that Stunter Jason and his opening act? Ahem.

Guess you didn't get over to the Brit bike seciton, nice stuff, like a Black Shadow, a few old Triumphs and an Ariel Square Four.

Ta ta
I'll get the video link to you doing wheelies in your chair posted to this article on Monday.
Kevin_Duke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2011, 05:58 PM   #4
mscuddy
MODERATOR X

 
mscuddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Next to my still checkin the temp.
Posts: 5,449
Default

Thanks KD. I was going to take a pic of the Mongol Hord but was afraid they'd take my "spirit box" away and smash it up.
__________________
A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.
mscuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 10:35 AM   #5
Morbo the Destroyer
Registered Member
 
Morbo the Destroyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,307
Default

Has the custom Harley/chopper bike scene truly devolved into the horror depicted here?

An actor from a television show about a criminal motorcycle club is the most interesting display?

Clapped-out ho's in cheezy lingere and too much makeup?

Bikes that are rolling charicatures of themselves?

Hunter Thompson said "when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." I'd paraphrase it here as: "when the RUBs get a teevee show, the teevee show is the show."
__________________
Fun Facts to Know and Tell!

Thomas Jefferson wrote that the 1st Amendment erected a "wall of separation" between the church and the state (James Madison said it "drew a line," but it is Jefferson's term that sticks with us today). The phrase is commonly thought to mean that the government should not establish, support, or otherwise involve itself in any religion.

Its.......A FACT!
Morbo the Destroyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 11:01 AM   #6
pplassm
Founding Member
 
pplassm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 3,875
Default

Welcome to motorcycling, as defined in the USA! And, unfortunately, that's the way the non-riding public views us.

I went to the DC IMS show this weekend, and saw Jason Britton perform there, too. OK, all you "stuntas", you guys have a really long way to go. Watch Christian Pfieffer, or any other polished act, and you'll know what I mean. Britton's performance was stilted, unchoreographed, and plain boring.

Pfeiffer, on the other hand, keeps you on your toes the entire time, and each stunt is upstaged by the next. I am sure it helps that he has a trials background.
__________________
Mongo just pawn in game of life.

Last edited by pplassm : 01-18-2011 at 11:04 AM.
pplassm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 12:31 PM   #7
The_AirHawk
Founding Member
 
The_AirHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Leanin' Tower O' P-P-P-P-POWAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Posts: 11,491
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pplassm View Post
Welcome to motorcycling, as defined in the USA! And, unfortunately, that's the way the non-riding public views us.

I went to the DC IMS show this weekend, and saw Jason Britton perform there, too. OK, all you "stuntas", you guys have a really long way to go. Watch Christian Pfieffer, or any other polished act, and you'll know what I mean. Britton's performance was stilted, unchoreographed, and plain boring.

Pfeiffer, on the other hand, keeps you on your toes the entire time, and each stunt is upstaged by the next. I am sure it helps that he has a trials background.
I caught an exhibition he did once at the 2nd NHRA Sears Craftsman Nationals Lo, these many years agone. Christian was Good before he was Famous, you can bet.
__________________
Parfois, on fait pas semblant
Sometimes, it's not pretend
Oderint Dum Metuant
Let them hate so long as they fear
политики предпочитают безоружных крестьян
Politicians Prefer Unarmed Peasants
Nothing to see here, Citizen. Move along now...
The_AirHawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 12:58 PM   #8
mscuddy
MODERATOR X

 
mscuddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Next to my still checkin the temp.
Posts: 5,449
Default

Yeah well the stunter at the Easy Rider show did it on a stock (except for the front forks) 560 lb. Sportster. It was scary to watch, as at any moment the damn thing might of highsided into the crowd hanging off the barrier, and squashed several dozen spectators, like Pierre LeVaugh in the magnesium Mercedes at LeMans back in '55.

1955 Le Mans disaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

He did have a Gas Gas for more refined stunts, but the biggest draw was when he was on the HD. Pretty amazing.
__________________
A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.
mscuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 04:42 PM   #9
Dr_Sprocket
Founding Member
 
Dr_Sprocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Delmarva Peninsula
Posts: 2,331
Default

Nice photos. What a sight to see!

Oh, yeah! The bikes were pretty nice, too.
__________________
"Aid to the helpless indigent is civilized. Aid to the irresponsible is socially corrosive." ----- Schizuki (c. 2011)
Dr_Sprocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 05:41 PM   #10
12er
Founding Member
 
12er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: SF
Posts: 2,801
Default

Seen one stunt show, seen them all. Or maybe I have seen them all... hmmm. Take it back, Watched the Vid, Nice Wheelies Cuddy. I think your Chair was the coolest ride there by a longshot.

Last edited by 12er : 01-18-2011 at 05:55 PM.
12er is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off