This past weekend was a KILLER vintage event – The Meltdown. It was held at the Southern Appalachian Brewery and we had a blast. We rode down in wonderful 60 degree weather, but that was as good as it got.
The weather was pure crap, which was nice in all reality. I had the following conversation with my friend (and an amazing photographer) Frank Bott
Frank: In this crappy weather, only the really tough bikers show up
Hugh: No way dude, all the “tough” guys are at home watching Sons of Anarchy re-runs. The people that actually showed up today at the people that genuinely LOVE this stuff.
Frank: Thats a great way to put it.
(Some of that is paraphrased, I had a “Few” of those wonderful brews that day – haha)
You see, for me it’s all about the love of two wheels (and sometimes just one, if it’s a really gnarly wheelie!) and the folks that rode out in the 50 degree rain and stood in the rain talking motorbikes, drinking great brew, and having a blast – those are my kind of folks… Diehards, and not “tough” at all really – just in love with 2 wheels.
Another great friend of mine came down, and took an amazing amount of photos – so I’ll let the photo’s do most of the talking. Enjoy it folks, this is what it’s REALLY all about.