Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Just a reminder - if you want to camp with us Wednesday night or stay with us in the casino on Thursday night you need to let me know TODAY (5/31/11)! Better hurry - we've only got 1 spot left...

Here's who I've got confirmed so far:
- Dave, Lucas & Rodney - You guys are covered
- Justin & Jessica - Denver
- Dave - Denver
- Jeffrey & Natalie - Denver
- Aylissa & Rob - Denver
- Josh & Patty - Denver
- Matty & Tracie - Denver
- Ben - Colorado
- Jordan - Minnesota
- Nathan - Minnesota
- Steve - Pennsylvania

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Thursday Night

After a couple long days in the heat and a night of sleeping I figured it might be nice to sleep indoors. For our Thursday night stay in Mesquite I've got us a group of 15 rooms at the lovely Virgin River Resort & Casino.

Each room will have double queen size beds & all are non-smoking. Rooms are $27 each. If you want a room, let me know by next Tuesday (5/31/11)! I need to give the casino a finalized list of all the guest names by June 1st.

The rooms are first come, first serve - once all 15 are gone you're on your own!

Justin - I got your group down for six...


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Camping in Utah

Ok, we've got a ourselves a nice little group site reserved for our first night out in Green River, UT. We'll be staying at:
United Campground
910 E Main St
Green River, UT 84525

Here's the best part - the reservations are already made! If you want to camp it's $8 a person, payable to me in person.
All you have to do is leave a comment at the end of this post so I can get a headcount back to the campground owner!

If you want a spot you MUST claim it by June 1st!!!

If sleeping outdoors isn't your thing here are a couple promising looking hotels in Green River:

The Plan (so far)

Ok - just to get everyone on the same page I thought I'd lay out the plan we have so far...

Tuesday, June 21
In the evening there'll be a pre-ride party at the new SpeedMetal shop in south Denver. Come hang out and meet everyone you'll be riding with. We'll post the time, address and directions for all of you up here soon.

Wednesday, June 22nd
We leave from the SpeedMetal shop at dawn. Anyone who rides out after the support trailer leaves is on their own! We'll take I-70 west through the hills and ride a total of 360 miles to Green River, Utah. Most of you guys voted for camping that night and I'm working on finalizing a campground - more details soon...

Thursday, June 23rd
We'll leave early again and ride 340 miles through the desert to Mesquite, NV. I'm looking into getting us some group rate lodging here too.

Friday, June 24th

We ride 360 miles to Oak Canyon Ranch, site of Born Free 3! If you're camping you can make reservations here (http://www.ocparks.com/oneillpark/).

Saturday, June 25th - Born Free 3! After the show most people are splitting up and many are extending their trips out somewhere else, so just a heads-up - there is no organized ride back...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ride to Born Free Videos!

Hey Everyone - Now that we've got our builders video done we're working on producing some videos to get you ready for the ride. We've got the first one here, take a look:

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ben Brockman's '78 GS 750

Hey all - time for another Ride to Born Free build profile. This time it's Ben Brockman and his chopped '78 GS 750.

What are you building?
I'm building a 1978 Suzuki GS 750.

How long has the build been going for?
About 5 months.

How did you get the idea for the build?
The reason for the chop is simple. I wanted to chop a bike, pretty much anything I could get my hands on cheap. I scored this bike for $450.

Is this your first build? If not, what was your first build? How did that go?
This is my first full hardtail chop. I had a gs450 that me and a friend hooked up with solid struts, but I blew that up. 450's don't like mountain hwy's. This one is much, much more work.

What's been the hardest part of the build?
Putting all the little things back together. All the tabs, the rear brake assembly is kicking my ass right now. Getting everything lined up for that and creating new mounts and hoping it will all work. I had a little help with the frame in the begining but have been on my own winging it with the rest. It's coming along real nice and can't wait to be on the road.

What other builders inspire you?
I get inspired by everything! Every bike has inspiration to me, good or bad, I'll take ideas from anything.

What do you love most about choppers, building bikes, riding, etc?
The thing I love most about building is the satisfaction of turning raw steel into a working bracket,frame,peg etc. Im still pretty new at this but Im having allot of fun figuring shit out. Then when it's all said and done, the gratification of riding down the road on a scoot i built with everything in my own reach and for hardly any money! Can't wait for the next one!

Any thoughts about choppers, the state of the industry, BF3, etc?
My thoughts about BF3. I CAN'T FUCKIN WAIT!! This is gonna be a good summer in the wind!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Concord Bay, CA

Patrick Edwards posted up on the Ride to Born Free Facebook wall -
"Hey all, Trying to hook up with some good ol boys leaven the concord bay area headed to born free! I'm trying to get a chase truck to help out but no promises. Any ideas?"

If anyone going to Born Free is going through that area drop Patrick a note on the Ride to Born Free Facebook page or just leave a comment here and we'll get you connected.

Sunday, May 1, 2011