With the Melt down at the end of April our shop & (Flying Chairs (formerly East End Moto) have been working away at pulling the raffle bike together. I have to say I love the way this thing has taken shape. The bike is pretty cool for something still running so many stock parts and defiantly has its own personality and presence.
But more than that when we began this whole endeavor we knew we wanted to donate the profits to a charity. In talking with some friends I was informed of a local guy who was riding on the hwy when a tractor trailer truck in front of him struck a car and he became tangled up in the mess. Now this did not play out well... Richard had to be put into an induced coma, lost some toes and suffered a host of other trauma. I he is very lucky to still be with us and I suspect that if he had not had a helmet on that would not be the case.
If you are local you may know Richard Page or have had some passing interaction with him. In fact he may have asked you to sign in or checked your id at the Double Crown in West Asheville. When this raffle began (for me) it was really all about the bike, and it was just a bonus that we got to help a charity. I have to say it is crazy how much that has changed for me. The difference is that this does not go to some big foundation this is to help a very real person who is respected and loved by many of my friends.
I am also happy to thank some of our sponsors who have donated to the bike project. This keeps the overhead of the build down drastically. Which in turn allows us more profit to pass on to help Richard. Butts Chop Shop has donated a paint job at cost. I can not wait to see what flaky goodness Derek throws down. He has pretty much been granted full reign. I know he has a host of ideas and they all sound good!
Hard Drive Parts has donated a tail light and tag bracket. And I really have to thank our rep Dusty for coming through a bugging his bosses about this! When we begin next years raffle bike we will hit you guys up sooner! There were a number of parts we purchased from Hard Drive to get the project under way.
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