The Wild Ride 2013 – Chopper Run to Hayward, WI

My friend, Brian from Speed Club, puts on a little annual chopper run called The Wild Ride through Wisconsin, which started last year. 2012’s was a pretty big turnout with a PBR sponsorship, a chase van, raffles and the like, but it sounded like it outgrew its vision by the end of that day. I wasn’t in on 2012, but this year we rolled out in a group of 11 and it was killer.

Everyone gathered at The Good Times Emporium shop in St. Paul and by late morning we were tearing down 36 headed east at about 75 mph. In a short period of time it was smooth sailing down country roads out to a beautiful campground near Hayward. Having only known a few people in the group I got the chance to meet some new friends, who I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot of in the future. Great people and a great time. Minnesota Good Times Emporium

Chopper's in the rear view
Chopper’s in the rear view
Eric made a gnarly getaway from a dingy strip club in the woods, but got stuck in a ditch
Eric made a gnarly getaway from a dingy strip club in the woods, but got stuck in a ditch
SpeedClub Wild Ride 2013
Brian’s ’79 Shovelhead is a beautiful deathtrap. This bike drops a couple quarts a day and will run over 90mph no problem. Note his gangsta side line to offset it’s desire to drive into oncoming traffic.

 

Brian's bike blew out a front wheel bearing, but we managed to score one from The Napa and install it in the lot - pretty good being the only breakdown.
Brian’s bike blew out a front wheel bearing, but we managed to score one from The Napa and install it in the lot – pretty good being the only breakdown.

Wild Ride 2013

Despite being a hexagon the Cocktagon was a huge hit
Despite being a hexagon the Cocktagon was a huge hit
At the campground
At the campground

Breakfast Wild Ride 2013 Beardo's Beardo Biltwell Helmet

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