Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Born Free2 Experience

I'm sure it's already all been said on a hundred different sites & blogs but Mike D, Grant, Harpoon and their staff did a bang up job putting this event together on every level, thank you.
We threw together a booth, sold some parts had a great time with a ton of old & new friends.
Having my bike out in the public eye was interesting. I built this bike for me, the way I saw it in my head & obviously not following any of the current trends so I really didn't know what to expect and didn't much care. What really mattered to me was that it was done and now I could ride it all summer.
Well, the response was pretty overwhelming. One of the first people to compliment was Ian Barry from Falcon Motorcycles and in my opinion their stuff is on a whole different level, that was the first time of many that I almost fell over in shock.
In a sea of amazing work the bike ended up winning "Best In Competition" chosen by Jeff Wright of Church of Choppers fame. Almost fell over again.
After the making the anxiety ridden stage walk to get my goodies I'm standing in the booth in a daze of beer fueled excitement when Sugar Bear Walks up to me and asks "did you build that Swing Arm Bike? I replied yes, he extends his hand and says amazing job! With a tear in my eye I shake his hand and tell him that means A Lot coming from him.
I'm not sure how I managed to stay upright on that one?
Good Times, Life is good!

11 comments:

Flaco said...

Congats, well deserved, that bike is perfect!

Chris said...

Hell Yeah, Sooo stoked for you, totally ruled!

special'79 said...

Congrats Kim, all that metal massaging paid off. Go ride the hell out of that thing.

Scotty Scott said...

Wow kudos from sugarbear? That is so rad Kim! Congrats man, great bike.

BCM said...

Thanks Guys!

J-Rod said...

Congrats dude. That had to be kind of surreal.

BLUE AMERICA said...

what a great payoff! you deserve it Kim! Great job
-MC

LandMan said...

I definitely got the chills and got choked up watching the Sugar Bear handshake go down. It was fully surreal and amazing. Great job again Kim.

motoguru. said...

Bike looks amazing! Congrats on the win, now get some miles on that thing!

Chris/Blue Collar Moto said...

Congradulations!

Delivererer said...

The bike is unique, clean and exemplifies your beautiful craftsmanship. BCM fans like me would expect nothing less! Congrats on the award, you deserved it.