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Advice Needed on Easyriders Bike Shows

Has anyone been to one of the Easyriders Bike Show events?

I hope you could answer a couple of questions:

1) Is it "age appropriate" for my 11 year old Son?

2) Are they "worth teh price of admission"?

Thanks in Advance.

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Has anyone been to one of the Easyriders Bike Show events?

I hope you could answer a couple of questions:

1) Is it "age appropriate" for my 11 year old Son?

2) Are they "worth teh price of admission"?

Thanks in Advance.

Joe
I would suggest checking out their website and review what events and features they wil have at them. I havent' been to one of their events (or any similar ones) since I stopped riding Harleys in the mid 90's, but my guess is they haven't toned down the content since then.

So to answer your questions with my opinion -

1) Probably not, unless you want him to grow up fairly fast that weekend

2) If you want to see a bunch of overpriced customs that don't get ridden and check out the most manufactured and marketed "lifestyle of the hardcore independent man" that anyone with a VISA card can buy into, then go for it.

Honestly, it really depends on what you want to see and why you want to go. If you go to these regularly then it's your thing. Based on your questions I'm assuming this is your first time. So you should answer these questions for yourself - What is the draw for you? What is compelling you to go? What do you hope to learn, experience, see, do? Flesh out the answers to those for yourself and you'll be able to make a decision.

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I) If you want to see a bunch of overpriced customs that don't get ridden and check out the most manufactured and marketed "lifestyle of the hardcore independent man" that anyone with a VISA card can buy into, then go for it.
Thanks Dave,

We don't get much in the way of motorcycle events here in Charlotte (that I've seen anyway), so I saw this as an opportunity to see some of the technology, bikes, etc.

I did go to their website, but, you can't really tell much from it. If someone has seen it live, they would get the picture.

I think I may apply the ticket price to one of those Marc Parnes balancers.

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the bike show wood be ok but not the rodeos at the bike show they may have a bikinnie show or nitie clothes but no nutity as fer the cost aint been 2 1 n 4 yrs or so but i think they are over priced lots of bikes that have never been rode other than pushed out of a trailer lots of venders and lots of cold beer or at least at columbus show went fer lots of yrs butt don't go anymore wood rather see something that haz lotz of miles rather than the trailer queens
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Hi joe +1 for what Dave Taylor said. The wife and I went to one in Charlotte a few years ago. Choppers & skimmpy clad woman. IMO. your money would be better spent on a balancer.
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Hi joe +1 for what Dave Taylor said. The wife and I went to one in Charlotte a few years ago. Choppers & skimmpy clad woman. IMO. your money would be better spent on a balancer.

Thanks Dan,

I really was hoping someone who had been recently would know. Now the "tough question" would you go again without your wife??

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Has anyone been to one of the Easyriders Bike Show events?

I hope you could answer a couple of questions:

1) Is it "age appropriate" for my 11 year old Son?

2) Are they "worth teh price of admission"?

Thanks in Advance.

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Joe,

I have enjoyed the Easyriders shows. I would say "yes" to question two. However don't expect to see anything vaguely related to an LT. You'll see some great, extravagant work and some bolt together catalog bikes... If you like the magazine you'll enjoy the show.

Re question one - I was attending similar shows when I was his age. Rule was "don't tell your mother you saw that" The last few shows I went to have been pretty mild during the day at least. You will see short shorts and very small tops on the ladies, but the "PC" police have taken away most of the T&A.

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I really was hoping someone who had been recently would know. Now the "tough question" would you go again without your wife??
It depends, how does she look in a leather thong and chaps?

I went to one show and they had some nasty stripper girls doing a leather fashion show. It was pretty interesting seeing what stripper from divey strip clubs moonlighing during the day. Without the benefit of mood lighing and booze, they were down right scary!





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The owner of our company won 3rd place in full custom class a few years ago down there. And he did try to ride his chopper. He found out pretty quick that a full-on custom is not very reliable. He probably rode (rides) his as much or more than the avg owner. He has a geezer glide for his regular ride now.

As for the show, I would agree with the others - the 11 y/o may like it if he's beginning to discover girls....lol

Not going to be a lot of technology or anything else that would apply to BMW really. Unless you want chrome and skulls. Or a leather thong for the little lady....lol

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An 11 year old son... of course take him. What better way for a father and son to build a relationship and open lines of communication.

At 11 at first, he probably will want to pretend he is a little embarrassed. I say go for it.

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Has anyone been to one of the Easyriders Bike Show events?

I hope you could answer a couple of questions:

1) Is it "age appropriate" for my 11 year old Son?

2) Are they "worth the price of admission"?

Thanks in Advance.

Joe
Hey Joe!

I would definitely do it. Both you and your son will be viewing quite a bit of "scenery." Both in flesh and metal!

It will allow you to "explain" a few things to your boy and you will get quite a few incites into custom cycle fabrication, etc.

Either way, it will be a good bonding day for you and your boy.

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