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Choppers, Bobbers, and quad exhausts…

It’s been a number of years since I made it to Born Free and first impression was that it’s definitely grown over the years but I also remembered it being more, well, free. I’ve got two little moto-loving groms and after watching MotoGP that morning, they were pissed that I was going to leave them behind and ride out to a local moto event. So, I loaded the car and drove to a motorcycle rally. Yep. I drove.


I was there on Sunday, and it was pretty damn hot out there in the canyon. Apparently Saturday was hotter but being a beach boy, I was melting. And maybe bringing young kids to a biker event where they had 6′ tall titty beer taps and not a bouncy house in sight, was not the best idea. Before I spent all my money on $5 lemonades, hot dogs, popsicles (and beers), I ran around, snapped some photos and called it a day. If I were on my own I would have spent more time, but this is the result. A bunch of images, that are in no real particular order. Enjoy!

I was pretty pumped on that quad exhaust!

I watched these two dudes mill over the details on this bike for a long time. Fun to see the wide range of stoke people were feeling. Also fun to see how different bikes, or different elements on the same bike speak to people in different ways.

Such a departure from my little moto world. Alien almost, and I like it.

Smiles all around.


Anyone fancy a hill climb?

While I can identify a majority of the builders here, I can’t name them all and it just doesn’t seem right to name some, but not all. So, no offense meant to the countless rad builds.


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Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn, a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, combines over a decade of OEM motorcycle marketing experience with his passion for custom builds. Since 2008, he has been the driving force behind The Bullitt, a digital platform celebrating the art and culture of motorcycles.