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Spare Arts Motorcycle Poster Design Contest

This year I decided it would be fun to bring in some people to throw in their hat at designing a poster for this years Spare Arts Motorcycle Show in Austin. Here are the entrants, vote at the bottom! Please vote only once!

 

1.@kidmartinbli's Poster

1.@kidmartinbli’s Poster

 

2. Michael Ashley’s Poster

 

@d.sheridan Daniel Sheridan's Poster

@d.sheridan Daniel Sheridan’s Poster

 

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HFP020 : Born Free Peoples Champ 4 Builders | Brian Durk | Charlie Dorius | The Palace | Minnesota Bike Builders

Brian Durk and Charlie Dorius are two of the most original and talented bike builders I know, they introduced me to a whole different world of Motorcycles and were the gateway to a group of solid friends that inhabit “The Palace”.  When I heard they were teaming up to build a bike for the #peopleschamp4 I knew they were going to kill it. Its not just them either, they’ve brought in a little help from everyone at The Palace and other friends to make this thing a reality. I really can’t even begin to describe with words what they have going on there, so I will let the podcast do it for me! I hope you have a sense of humor because this conversation gets weird! I will update this post as the build continues!

Pretty excited to see what these two wizards whip up from the depths of the palace for the #peopleschamp4 Go give them a follow, they are responsible for some of the best times I've ever experienced! ➡➡@speed_club ⬅⬅ ➡➡@charliedorius ⬅⬅ #bigtwincity #choppers #choppin #speed_club #minnesota #ninetynineco #bornfree

|| That Charlie Dorius stance || 9.4.15 Sabula, Iowa #choppin #choppers #sabula #iowa #chopcult #ninetynineco #shovelhead

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Speed Club Website

Speed Club Instagram

Charlie Dorius Instagram

Jared the sound man’s Instagram

Show Class Magazine

 

 

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HFM019 : Ben Giese | Founder of Meta Magazine

I met Ben while attending Motos In Moab last May, I had been eyeing up his XS650 when we finally struck up a conversation. We were chatting about that bike when he brought up the fact that he “worked” at Meta Magazine and handed me a couple copies of which I of course immediately consumed hanging around at the camp site. Meta is one of those magazines that you can sit and page through a million times and not get sick of it, the stories are great, the pictures are beautiful and its printed on nice heavy paper. Meta is a moto magazine that should be on every two wheel addict’s coffee table.

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It wasn’t until after the trip that I found out Ben was one of the founders of this kick ass magazine company. Being infatuated with entrepreneurs and motorcycles I knew I had to have him on the podcast and let me tell you Ben did not disappoint. We chat about everything from his upbringing with motos all the way up to the starting of the great Meta Magazine itself. Sit back, relax and get inspired because this one will get your wheels turning!

META: Mind Wide Open from META on Vimeo.

Show Notes:

Meta Magazine

Meta Mag Instagram

Ben Giese’s Instagram

 

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HFM018 : Juan Coles |Motos In Moab | Salty Bike Revival |Distinguished Gentleman Ride Utah

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Photo Credit : Tyson Call (@clancycoop)

If you’ve been following me for awhile now, you know I went out to the event Motos In Moab this past May, what  you might not know though is who put it together and the stories of all the crazy adventures that took place inside that great Memorial Day Weekend so here with me in this episode is one of the co-founders of Motos in Moab Juan Coles. He fills us in how the event came to be, what actually happened at Motos in Moab and tells us his plans for future events, one of those being the Salty Bike Revival in Salt Lake City, Utah August 22nd 2015.

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Juan Coles | Photo Credit : Tyson Call (@clancycoop)

So shut off the TV, pop in the headphones and take a listen to what Juan has to say, you will not regret it!

 

 

Show notes:

Juan Coles Instagram

Motos in Moab Instagram

Salty Bike Revival

Salt City Builds

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Build Art Bike Show – March 22nd 2014

The Build Art Bike Show will be held in the historic First National Bank building in downtown Austin. There will be bikes, artwork, beer/wine, raffles, and more! Come look at some of the coolest bikes from the Midwest in one of the coolest buildings in Southern Minnesota. All proceeds will help fund the new Austin Artworks Center.
For questions please email andy@holdfastmotors.com

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Location:
The Old Bank Building
301 North Main Street
Austin,MN 55912

Date: March 22nd 2014

Time:2pm-8pm

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Hold Fast Motors Update!

Fist off I want to apologize for slacking on the updates on this end of the site, I will be keeping a more up to date log of things going on in the garage and on the podcast here. Secondly I will be doing a new site design in the next few weeks so expect to see some changes, nothing major just a little more streamlining. I try to keep the Hold Fast Motors Tumblr blog up to date and connected with this one but I’ve noticed that its not easy to get to from here so I will try to better integrate the tumblr site  into this one so its a little less confusing which site to check for updates.

I have also been playing with the idea of finally setting up a Hold Fast Motors twitter account and Instagram account instead of using my  personal accounts for that. Right now you can follow most of the updates on my twitter ( eh_hull ) as well as instagram ( eh_hull ).

The final update is that the “black and tan” was featured on the Bike Shed this week and I really want to thank the guys there for putting it out there along side all the wonderful builders its very humbling to be included with them, so THANK YOU! I also want to thank all of my followers on instagram, twitter, tumblr, and facebook for the support and words of encouragement, you all rock! That being said I will also be adding a section to the site that will feature the bikes I am working on and the any other side line projects going on that are associated with Hold Fast Motors.

Thats all for now folks and I will talk to you soon!

 

-Andrew

 

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Introducing Datsusura Gear!

“Datsusara is a Japanese phrase meaning “to leave the salaried/corporate worker’s life”. Chris Odell founded Datsusara in 2007 because, as an avid sports participant (in Mixed Martial Arts), he couldn’t find gear that met his needs. Datsusara has a singular goal, to make truly functional, high quality gear.

Datsusara gear is manufactured to be as strong and versatile as military gear, while also incorporating the most functional textiles nature has to offer. We often use green materials like hemp and bamboo, which are not only extremely durable but also breathable and anti-microbial.

Much of our gear was originally designed specifically for the MMA practitioner’s needs and this remains at our core. But we also make gear for anyone seeking a unique, durable, high quality product to get them through the adventures of life. Whether in the cage, on vacation or simply dealing with a daily commute, we have the gear to get you through.

This gear is not for everyone. It’s not essential gear, but you’ll discover it’s the gear that you’ve always wanted. If you’re tired of “making do” with what’s on the market Datsusara is for you.

The Datsusara lifestyle means spending more of your time doing the things you love to do, and Datsusara is here to supply the gear.”

These bags are built to last I figured why not support a company that I could easily see motorcycle riders enjoying as well, so go check them out its a kick ass company and they will take care of you. I know this is not a MMA blog/podcast but these bags can be used for just about any thing!