My Thoughts on the Other Bikes


December 6, 2012

By: Richard Rawlings


We Rode our Build-off Bike to Vegas!

Since we’re all about building a REAL bike and staying true to what a bike build-off should be about, we cruised the 1,300+ miles from Dallas to Vegas on the bike we built for Chopper Live: The Revenge. No, we didn’t spoon each other on the ride there… I rode mine and Aaron rode the build-off bike. And in true Gas Monkey fashion, we decided to make a week of it and stop at as many Twin Peaks and Hooters we could find along the way. Bikes, boobs and beautiful sunsets are what the best road trips are made of. We decided to take our Facebook fans and Twitter followers along for the ride. And we mean that literally and figuratively. It went a little something like this…


We hit the road.

Stopped in Big Spring, TX. Left a GMG T shirt at the air pump at the Valero T/A. Told our Facebook fans and Twitter followers to go get it.

Within minutes, @Taylor_Eben posted this:

Got hungry.

Died. Went to heaven.

Slept it off in Van Horn, TX. Dropped another T Shirt in a sketchy location. Told our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram followers to go claim it.

Minutes later…

She did.

Got hungry again in El Paso.

Dropped another shirt.

Jaime for the win.

Back on the road.

Got frisked.

Made friends.

Pit stop. Chevron in Deming, NM. Dropped another T shirt and alerted fans and followers.

Kyleen Snyder got there first.

Got hungry. Stopped at El Charro in Lordsburg, NM, for dinner and Miller Lites.

Left a T shirt there. Told FB fans and Twitter followers. Monkey marks the spot.

Melissa de la Garza now proudly rocks out with GMG gear.

Left our mark on Arizona.

Got hungry.

Met this kid. He’s awesome.


Day 3. The home stretch.

Hello, Vegas.

Now catch the build, the ride and the potential victory this Monday and Tuesday night on Chopper Live: The Revenge at 9 EST.

May the best bike win.

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