Posted by: caryandjohn | November 19, 2014

Dirt Bag Challenge, 2014 …

We went to our favorite motorcycle event in San Francisco this weekend, Poll Brown’s Dirt Bag Challenge, where people have a month to build a bike for under a thousand dollars … about 20 people entered this year, and maybe 400 people showed up for the party …

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Our friend Leslie in the crowd …

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Virgil talking to the guy who shoe-horned an 85cc motor-cross engine into his MB-5 …

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The crowd … Poll sold out of hamburgers and hot dogs by 3 pm …

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A memorial helmet to SFMC member Jake, RIP … guess these are actually the trophies for this year’s DBC winners …

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A Kawasaki based DBC bike …

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Fun paint job on this DBC bike …

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A Yamaha XS 650 and Kawasaki EX 500 based DBC entries …

And some pics of all the cool bikes people ride in to the party:

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An exquisite Ducati Darmah …

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An elegant Rumi, a two stroke Italian bike from the late ’50s, I guess … check out the way the chain guard is cast into the engine-case side cover …

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A couple of 1960s Hondas …

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Mike Ofiesh’s 1975 Norton Commando, with electric start …

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A sweet Moto-Melee Yamaha RD 400 …

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A wonderfully clean 1974 Suzuki 400 … the inspection sticker is the year I graduated from high school … 🙂

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… and the Triumph motorcycles that caught my eye …

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The coolest Ninja 250 chopper ever …

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… and a nice Honda twin-based DBC entry …

Poll’s DBC is a real gathering of the San Francisco motorcycle clans … not-to-be-missed if you can ever see it!

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