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Black Hills bound with Josh Allison

Posted by Michael Fischer on

We were lucky to get a great synopsis of Josh's adventure up to Sturgis this weekend, with 2 of his beautiful builds, and coming home with one amazing win. Words and pics by Josh Allison - aka @joshua8787

Heading up to Stugis, for the Denver's Choppers 50th Anniversary Show at the Iron Horse Saloon. Got my builds the Dead Pan and the Black Gypsy entered in the show, ready for a beer!   The Dead Pan and Black Gypsy are ready for the journey.

Builds and crew locked and loaded.

Killer night camping with the crew just eight miles out of Sturgis. Talking bikes, talking shit, sharing adventures and drinking beers. Great first night!

Rad Brad's Knuckle all tucked in to bed.

Rad Brad's Knuckle soaking in the sunshine. The crews up bright and early, ready to head into Sturgis.

Pic of bikes on Main Street: Walking Main Street, checking out the bikes that have rolled in after breakfast at Bob's. Pumped the morning storm didn't hang on long. 

Some great bikes rolling into the show for set up.

Dead Pan and Black Gypsy set up and wiped down after the morning shower. 

One of the best things for me is meeting world-class builders like this guy, Masao from Revolt Custom Cycles. Standing by his incredible Panhead build.

R.J. Gibson's bike with an attached dark room for developing the tin type photos. 

Checking out some local, badass bars downtown.

The crew enjoying a few beers and some wild entertainment at The Dungeon. 

Sun shining on the Black Gypsy

Air cleaner detail on the Dead Pan

Close up of the Dead Pan

Seat detail of the Black Gypsy

My ride or die enjoying the show with me.

Award time, Mondo center stage talking about the history of choppers and getting ready to announce awards.

Mondo presenting me with First Place Custom Class for the Dead Pan. What an honor to win amongst such incredible builders. 

Wahoo! Time to celebrate!

Leaving the show, we ran into another crew of amazing builders, Madhouse Motors. Headed off to camp with friends and take in the win. 

Another Sturgis trip in the books! Memories made, new friendships formed and inspiration to take home. Until next year...cheers!

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