Article By: Xavier Muriel
Originally Published In The April 2020 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine
Well, Well, Well, here we go, my Brothers and Sisters. As I write this, we are only four short weeks away from the beginning of the 2020 rally season. Already all the social media sites are exploding with where to go and what to do. With so many rally’s to choose from starting in March with Daytona Bike Week and ending with the Lone Star Rally in Galveston Texas, you can bet your ass you have many to choose from that are all great at one thing…keeping this culture that we love so much alive.
A few lucky folks got a nice little cabin fever reliever last week thanks to my man Randy Noldge, the host of Cycle Showcase STL. Randy was kind enough to invite me and my motorbike to display at this terrific exhibit of world class bikes. Randy assembled some of the finest souls in this industry to showcase their machines. Cycle Showcase called The Pageant home for the weekend and the joint was bitchin! A music venue that he himself mixes sound for. He called in the heavyweights for this year’s congregation, with the likes of Bill Dodge, Jeff Cochran, Bare Knuckle Paul, Brian Buttera, Bobby Seeger, Brandon and Amy Jo Keene, Jeremy from Joker Cycle Works, just to name a few. I couldn’t have been more honored to have my girl “Lizzy” in a room with that kind of talent on display. The bikes and all that Jazz were great and all, but the way all the builders got along, shared advice and just had a great hang for two days was well worth the 15-hour drive from Austin. Randy not only had bikes on display but some really cool vendors as well. The Ice Cream stand was a HUGE hit as a fan of Ice cream myself I thought that was a rather impressive and well thought out plan, kudos Randy on that one. However, one of the biggest draws that weekend was the Pupster kissing booth, yep you read that right a dog kissing booth, all donations went to benefit a few local dog rescues. It was great to see even the burliest of bikers partaking in the Pupster Love.
After the show on Saturday night, there was bowling right next door at the Pin-Up Bowl and from what I saw Mr. SpeedKing himself owned the lanes that night. The beer was flowing, and the laughter was in abundance. Sunday brought us to the end of the CSSTL and much like much other events, once the steeds were loaded in their stables, hugs and goodbyes were said with hopes that all who attended made it home safely. Speaking of home safely, I want all you readers to know that Mr. and Mrs. Cycle Source drove 9 hours on Saturday to hang for 5 hours and turn back around and drive home. Now, if anyone out there has questions about their LOVE for this lifestyle and where it’s headed, for me that answers any of them… Nicely done My Brothers and Sisters, nicely done. I’ll close this session with a cool deal that I’ve been working on. I’ve been tasked with building a motorcycle for the High Seas Rally and Debbie’s Diabetes Foundation raffle. Throughout 2020, I will be building and sharing my progress on this project both here and on all my social media sites. It will be raffled off on board during the High Seas Rally which runs December 3-7. Another, totally bitching part and complete bonus if you ask me is that the mighty Cycle Source Machine has just been added to the roster for this event so stay tuned for more details in coming months, but for now you can go to www. highseasrally.com for more info, it’s gonna be a hell of a good time. I will be taking the High Seas Rally booth to major events this season so if you see the booth stop in, say hi and check it out; you won’t be disappointed. Well, My Dear Friends, I hope to see many of you in the coming months. Again, if you see me come say hi and take a picture, ya never know, ya might just wind up on these pages! As Always Be a kind to One Another and Yourself. God Bless. X.