Saturday, July 30, 2011

Strange Days: Part 1

What a trip! I can't believe its over. After months of planning with Ken and Chris it came and went but I'll never forget it. I remember Ken telling me one night that he wanted to have a grassroots bike event here in northern NJ. Like the old days. Ride in, thrown your tent down and party on. Now, I can't speak for the old days because I was never there, but my ol'man was there to verify that we were pretty damn close. He said its been well over 30 years that he has been to something like this.

Just the right amount of the right people were there. There was no "hey-look-at-me-contest." Everyone that showed was chill and had a mutual respect for each other and their bikes. We talked about having an actual bike show but there really was no need! There were bikes all around in the field. It wasn't a select crowd of "the cool kids" and just everyone else was a spectator. Every single person that came made this event.

The money at the gate wasn't for our pockets. It was to pay the bills we had so you guys could have a good time. So thanks to all that came out and supported us. We will definitely be doing it again next year.

My ol'man is doing his own write up about the ol'days and Strange Days. I will be posting that soon. So enjoy Part 1 of the photos.

Friday evening setting up. Wes' bus was probably the coolest thing I saw rolling up the road, blaring the horn, letting everyone know of his arrival.





Setting up the stage. Couldn't ask for a better backdrop!

Sun went down, time to get some grub at the Vernon Inn.


Ed lost his fender and sissybar late Friday night between the Strange Days grounds and Ken's place. The Indian Larry goodies he brought up from Brooklyn for Aidan's benefit caused a lot of stress to his fender. The spotlight on my ol' cop car came into use in searching for the missing fender and sissybar. We found it but the sissybar was destroyed. Some quick bends in some threaded rod and a 110 mig welder got Ed back on two wheels to get him back home on Sunday.



Mean while Ken was trying to get his moon machine back on the road too.




Saturday morning.











Stay tuned for Part 2.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

supporting a good cause



Just wanted to thank everyone once again for your generosity and support in raising money for young Adidan Jack Seeger. We had a great time meeting folks and sharing the challenges facing the Seeger family. It was wonderful to see the how much people truly cared about the welfare of the young boys' condition and the willingness to help any way possible. We were able to raise well over $700.00 throughout the day but most importantly were able to raise awareness and support for Aidan and Adrenoleukodystrophy (ADL).

We would like to thank those who made it possible including Bobby and Alex at Indian Larrys Motorcycles, Vander and the Death Science crew, Kevin Baas, Walter at Kickstart Cycle Supply, LowBrow Customs, No School Choppers, Showclass Magazine, John from the UPS Store in Vernon, NJ, and any others I may have forgot to mention who donated a load of awsome products for giveaway and helped with the cause.

Thank you again for your support and see you next year.
Ed Akers

Monday, July 25, 2011

Huge Thanks, Insane Time, More to Come

Can't thank everyone enough for coming out, helping, supporting, and partying!  Here's a couple pics from the weekend;  there will be LOTS more so check back often.







Thanks for the moonshine Dean.  We all braved the heat and had a complete blast!  Man can't believe it's over and went so well.  Look out 2012!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Strange Days have found us

...Strange days have tracked us down
They're going to destroy
Our casual joys
We shall go on playing
Or find a new town
Yeah!
Strange eyes fill strange rooms
Voices will signal their tired end
The hostess is grinning
Her guests sleep from sinning
Hear me talk of sin
And you know this is it
Yeah!
Strange days have found us
And through their strange hours
We linger alone
Bodies confused
Memories misused
As we run from the day
To a strange night of stone

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Its gonna be a scorchin good time!

Its gonna be a hot one folks! We will do our best with bottled water but it would also be wise to be prepared yourself. We don't know how long our supply will last.


But either way, just as a reminder there is an A&P food store just 2 miles down the road. Ice to fill coolers, water, gatorade etc.

View Strange Days Places of Interest in a larger map

We also have a few tents up for shade and we also have the tree line along the back to escape from the sun too. So plain and simple be smart about the heat. I feel silly having to type this but last thing we want to do is call in for heat stroke or somethin. We'd like to not have the authorities up there for any reason. Stay cool my friends!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Come get GROOVY


vernon, nj 442 rt. 94 07462
keep your eyes peeled for signs couple hundred feet from entrance

Ok folks Strange Days is around the bend in good ol northern NJ, its been a busy couple weeks
getting ready but its finally here and its goin to be a blast!!! So were still goin to be kicking off the morning of July 23 and the forecast is high 80s and mostly sunny!! 20 dollar admission per person but if you show up wit your lady on the back of the moon machine well wave her charge.

Their will be a food truck on site selling hot dogs, burgers, etc for a good price. We do have a limited supply of PBRs so we recommend BYOB and dont worry their is liquor stores, bars, auto parts, hardware stores and food with in a couple minutes of our location and they are all listed on our site maps thanks to Cal.

Remember we are partying and camping in a feild and their is a tree line for shade so be ready for anything and lets get in touch with nature.Also we are renting this land from a a local farmer and he made it a strong point not to tear up his property so we do have to be respectful. Thanks to our sponsors we have tons of goodies that will be handed out from a custom painted gas tank from 313 paint, stainless sissy bar from the retro fit crew, biltwell helmet, death science taillight and tons of other free goodies!!!

Their are 3 bands playing from mid afternoon to 11pm, the main act is Uncle Shoe Horn who is a Grateful Dead tribute band and they will be playing their tasty licks while the sun sets over the green rolling hills of NJ and as the bonfire lights for the night to get strange.


wicked sissy bar that one lucky person will get!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Raffle Tank

Here she is.  I thought the tank was going to be a surprise but what do I know!  Come win this thing!
It would definitely be wild to see a bike rockin' this tank in the future!  Thanks again for your generosity Chris!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Thanks!

Huge thanks to everyone that's been helping out so far, shit just keeps getting better;  and with only 2 weeks to go until Strange Days, we definitely need all the help we can get!  We'll keep you posted on the details so you know what to expect, so check back often.
Mike Clarke sent over this nice array of Show Class and Death Science stuff yesterday.  Thanks to Tim for hooking it up.
Bill's generous Chop Cult and Biltwell package deserves a repost. 
Chris Morris has been more than kind enough to paint up this axed tank to give away to a lucky person.  The paint will remain a surprise, but thanks to Mike at 47 Industries for the work he did, and Chris at 313 Paint for the spray talents!
Cal, Joe, and Benny from Retrofit are whipping up a stainless sissy bar to give away to a lucky winner as well.  Fuckin' good shit!
Steve Nilsen at Pabst hooked it up big time with banners, hats, cozies, matchbooks, pins, and most importantly:  beer!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Strange Days Map!

Here it is gang! The layout of Strange Days. Click on the icons within the map for more info about our layout. If you want to see this larger just click on the link below the map. There you can also set your directions and print them if ya want.


View Strange Days in a larger map

Plus an interactive map of local attractions. This map contains what is outside of our event. Gas stations, diners, hardware stores for that bolt that fell out on the ride over, etc. We got you covered!


View Strange Days Places of Interest in a larger map

Camp!

Gorgeous scenery everywhere you look.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Stick it to the man

Well the cops came to my place tonight; I guess they don't appreciate Neil Young and explosions.  I hope Strange Days doesn't attract the fuzz.
Welcome to the motorhome.

Saturday, July 2, 2011