After poking around a little online yesterday and seeing that lots of people had decent things to say about the Dave Mann show I though maybe I was a little hard on it, but around 11pm last night laying in bed i realized it was because i had been in Japan at the Mooneyes show about a week ago and saw all kinds of thought provoking builds and the people behind them.
"Good" is of course a relative term, but it reaffirmed yet another GREAT trip to the Far East and how nice it is to be inspired.
It seemed like the Mann show was packed with unridden show bikes which seems like the farthest thing from Dave Mann himself and what his art represents. I think i would rather see neat bikes with fuel stains and oil splatter from the ride to Ventura than the same old (and new) trailer queens. I'll get off my high horse now, but first here's a picture of AG's swift Shovel as the whole Vice Crew were about to ride 8 hours back to Nagoya from Yokohama...
5 days ago