Monday, February 15, 2010

My friend and neighbor, John, went to the Easy Rider Bike show in Columbus this past weekend and posted several dozen photos to his Facebook profile. Lots of chrome and shiney art and "impossible to ride for more than a few miles" custom bikes. Still, they are something to look at.


Here's an example. John's outstretched arms measure more than 6 feet across.


4 comments:

irondad said...

Give me forty acres and I will turn this bike around! I think that bike, pretty as it is, should be living on a dragstrip.

dave said...

When I was a young lad that kind of stuff, be it cars-trucks-bikes, got me all worked up. These days there is a recognition that it was only built to show-never to ride. Is it pretty? In its own way. Does it make me envious? No way! Without functionality for me there is no appeal.But he(her,they) didn't build it for me and I suspect that they got the desired results:)

Doug C said...

I have to agree with both Dan & Dave. I look at these bikes as artwork. Regardless of being 'able' to ride it, there is no way I'd take something as 'pretty' as some of the rides I've seen out on the street.

Built for show, and there's nothing wrong with that.

Lance said...

While not very rideable, I am impressed with the artistry and passion that go into building these show bikes.