Monday, April 19, 2010

Every year there is an event to celebrate a legend in rural northern Alabama. The legends name is Rick.  he owns Ricks cycle parts, a shop that works on primarily American Machines in Rainesville, AL.  There's no sign.  Just a barn behind a house.  However the proof that he is well know throughout the land appears on a Saturday in April, when hundreds motorcycles flood his front yard for what he calls a customer appreciation event.  I think his customers appreciate him.
We had an invitation from Ricks son, Michael (a talented custom builder himself) to come out the night before and partake in a pre celebration of sorts.  Somehow I failed to take any pictures of the actual Saturday event.... I fell asleep on the ground in Micheal's booth.  I do, however, remember seeing Michael's up and coming shop in downtown Fort Payne (see photos of the Alabama-the band-memorial statues on earlier blog entries) which is soon to have a mini ramp as well as the metal arts of Michael himself.  I wish I could be in Alabama for the grand opening.  Maybe I will if it gets done before July.  thanks for the hospitality Michael!
Look at Michael's webpage.


  1. Once again, amazing photos. We basically use the same camera and I still can't figure it out. I hope you don't mind if I borrow a couple of these, That first one in traffic is too good.

  2. good times i next year i will find the stinking bird too.

  3. Rite on man! Glad you guys had a good time...we need to get a little "Covered Bridge" Run together before too long. Theres a ton in North Alabama, itd be kinda fun to map it out and make a weekend out of it.