We went up to check out The One Motorcycle show this past weekend in Portland, Oregon and had a great time, especially because we got lucky with warm weather. (There were plenty of Californians up there, so maybe we all brought the sunshine with us). The show’s new space this year was in the South East part of town and was even better than last years location. There were a plethora of different styled bikes which makes this bike show so unique; not just cafe racers, not just choppers or flat trackers but any type kind of bike you can think of, there’s has something for every style of rider. There were mini flat track races as well although that seemed to have more crashing than racing happening, good times!
Jared Johnson – Holiday Cycles, Portland.
Jared has built a name for himself over the years, showcasing unique silhouettes and subtle custom fabricated parts, that have become his signature style. This year’s build incorporated custom molded wood fenders, inspired from old bicycles.
If you’ve never seen these sidecars in action, google “Isle Of Man TT, Sidecar”. It will blow your mind.
Kim Boyle – BCM, Carlsbad, CA.
Kim built this swing-arm shovelhead for The One Show this year and without fail, paid attention to every little detail on this bike. Every bolt was rounded out and polished, just so you can get an idea of how much time he puts into each one of his builds.
These girls raced around the mini track with plenty of spills for laughs.
Two-wheel drive! There’s a primary, a secondary and a “third-ary”?
Cody from Dirty Needle Embroidery custom making patches for The One Show.
Brixton’s Peter and Blake racing (crashing) several times on the mini track.
Cody from Dirty Needle Embroidery raced his brother around the track as well.
Jared rode his trusty XS650 to the show. This was the first build that started his signature style of frame and exhaust work.
This cone-shovel was in last years show, but out in the streets this year.
Photography by Jason Lee