The Riders Show – Seattle, WA

August 23, 2015/Jonathan Rundle/2 Comments

Triumph of Seattle hosted a hip as hell motorcycle party! Put on your bushiest beard, grab a beer and gawk some bikes.

It’s about time Seattle grabbed some of the shine from Portland as a Pacific Northwest Motorcycle Mecca. This show helped to bring some great builds out of the garage and into the light.

Speaking of shine, this custom Triumph blew me away.

Chromed Triumph

Chromed Triumph

Fellow #fuseboxrider @furrybritches a.k.a. Mitch Sander entered two bikes into the show, the Triumph in the featured photo and this exquisite split-tank Harley.

Mitch Sander's Harley

Harley Tank

A lot of the fun with this show was seeing friends build their bikes as the deadline approached. Mitch would tease out in-progress photos.

Kevin Uhl and his “Cold Brew” cafe Bonneville.

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Cold Brew Cafe Bonneville

…as would Will Shaffer.

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In addition to built bikes, there was this immaculate Kawasaki 900. For an exhibit called “The Riders Show” this bike looked like it was straight out of the showroom.

Immaculate Kawasaki 900

A sweet little Honda cafe (for sale) with this unique headlight.

Great LED headlight

Scooters were there, too. While I’m not much into scooters, I did appreciate this mod’s light cluster and hood ornament.

Scooter Hood Ornament

The best part of the show was finally getting to ride with my dad who, along with my mom, is in town visiting. Dad rode the CB750, I rode the GB500 to the show. Dad’s normal ride is a 1963 Harley Davidson Sportster XLH, so a cushy seat, smooth engine and shifting on the left are all a little different than the usual.

Dad and I in helmets

Dad with my CB750

All-in-all a great one-day show with bands, beer and bikes. It leaves me feeling the motorcycle culture of the Pacific Northwest is thriving and poised for growth. All things I’m sure Triumph of Seattle is happy to help cultivate.

Comments (2)

  • Danny Rundle . August 29, 2015 . Reply

    I very much enjoyed The Riders Show, seeing the bikes,meeting your friends and riding your CB 750!

  • Andrew . August 28, 2015 . Reply

    This is great! Please share more!

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