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The Good The Bad and the Ugly

I would once again like to thank everybody that busted their ass to make the Gypsy Run what it is today. All of our sponsors and friends that do all the heavy lifting for you. It would not get done without them and I am honored to call them friends. Overall I think the run went great. There were no serious injuries and it seemed like everybody had a good time. The worst thing that happend was Willy got hit by a deer. He skillfully rode it out like nothing happened. Things were much worse for the deer and his saddle bag.

Here is the part that I am fucking furious about. During our stay at Sleepy Hollow Friday Night someone STOLE a cord of firewood from one of the trailers and unpluged their power. This caused their refrigerator to defrost, spoiling therir food and spilling water all over the trailer. This incident has ruined our years long relationship and made us unwelcome at Sleepy Hollow in the future. Thank you for ruining it for every one you inconsiderate fucking thieving scumbag! While we are on the subject of thieving fucking scumbags, this brings us to the second thing that I’m furious about. Friday night or early Saturday morning someone STOLE our trophy for best Roadside Repair. Whoever took this you have one chance to make this right. Send it to my shop. Don’t put a return address on it because I don’t want to know who you are. If you don’t, you better hide it. You better hope nobody saw you steal it. You better hope nobody ever sees it. Because WHEN it gets back to me, I will find you and repossess it. Test me, I FUCKING DARE YOU! I know there are a few people out there who knows who stole my shit and who fucked up the campsite for everybody. I don’t want you to rat on your friend, but I want you to realize that you’re inaction, your inability to talk to your friend out of doing something stupid, has cost everyone. Fuck you. I have always operated this thing on the honor system. The system that I thought everybody was honorable and nobody would steal from us or fuck shit up for everybody because… Because I’m fucking naïve that’s why. ~ Walter

What I’m looking for looks like this.

A Few Final Details…


Here we go! This is the final post before the run. Download the RUN BOOK. Read up on the BASICS. Pack your bags!
Meet up at INDIAN LARRY’S tonight (8pm) for some good times. We are leaving COOL BEANS at 10am on Friday. If you miss the pack, don’t sweat it. Thats what the MAPS are for.

FRI is $10
, SAT is $15. We will have a bucket by the beer each night. (it’s called the honor system)

THE AWARDS for this year are:
Biggest Twin (Best HD based bike)
The Almost Memorial Joe Scraper Award (Best Triumph based bike)
High mileage (Most miles ridden on a motorcycle to the run)
Roadside repair (Best roadside repair)
Deathtrap (the bike that shouldn’t make it but does.)
The Proletariat (the People’s choice)
The super awesome evil robot lunchbox with fighting spirit award (classiest motherfucker)
The A-ROD award (The best performance enhanced motorcycle)

If you can’t make it, I have put some shirts and posters inventory in the STORE. Orders will ship first thing Monday.

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I would like to thank all of the people that work hard to get this run done every year. Everyone that pitches in, helps out and kicks ass. Our sponsors are the fucking cream of the crop. They support this event for the best reason, they love it as much as you do. So thats it. Hope to see you this weekend. ~ Walter

P.S. Remember… NO CRASHING!

People don’t suck.

Just as I am about to loose all faith in the human race, I get a package from Gypsy Run sponsor and all around good guy Steve B with a note that read… “Here are a few things from my store I would like to donate for TWT Mike’s recovery.” Nice. Faith restored. So during the run i’ll be taking bids on this package. (Valued at $225.00) Highest bid wins. You can do it in person or you can email bids to me HERE. Wining bid will be announced Sat evening when we give out the awards. ~ Walter

Summer Pocket Wallet 1 – Black & Suede series
Made from veg-tan leather and lined with a nice heavy gauge mocha suede, these are tough and good looking. Of all of the things I make, this is probably the most handy and useful. I carry mine everyday. The pocket wallet hold 6 credit cards, your license a few business cards and the money clip (removable) can take $400 in 20’s

the Hulu buckle
this is a great buckle, fits a 1.5″ belt, is a super kooky brown color… with a contrasting white “doubled up” thread the leather is heavy duty veg tan, the back of the buckle is natural, lined and protects your belt.
DSC_3010 - iron knee
The Iron Knee
This is a unique, one of a kind belt/key fob. You can attach wallet chains, key rings or other stuff to it, it’s a nice change from the “norm”. The solid brass forged “D” ring is 1.5″ wide…


Hotels near the shop.

410 U.S. 46, South Hackensack, NJ 07606 (201) 440-4476

Airport Motel
636 U.S. 46, Teterboro, NJ (201) 440-1690 (0.9 mi S)

650 Terrace Avenue, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ (201) 288-6100 (0.5 mi W)

Hotels near Cool Beans (Fridays starting point)

La Quinta
393 New Jersey 17 Paramus, NJ 07652 (201) 265-4201

Comfort Inn & Suites
211 New Jersey 17 Paramus, NJ 07652 (877) 587-6266

Crowne Plaza
601 From Road Paramus, NJ 07652 (201) 262-6900

Schedule, Addresses, Campsites & A Party UPDATE


The sites are also on the MAP PAGE. Use it.
On Thur. night we are going to go out to INDIAN LARRY’S MOTORCYCLES for some burgers and beer.
If you want to ride in with us we will be leaving the shop at 7pm to run to Brooklyn. Party starts @ 8pm

Thur. Sept. 12th. @7pm
Kickstart Cycle Supply
9 Romanelli Ave
South Hackensack NJ 07606
(201) 693-4420

Thur. Sept. 12th. @8pm
Indian Larry’s Motorcycles
400 Union Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Friday Sept 13th. Kick off @10am

Cool Beans International Coffees & Teas

304 Kinderkamack Rd
Oradell, NJ 07649
(201) 634-1400

Friday Sept 13th. Campsite

Sleepy Hollow Campground
5636 New York 28 
Phoenicia, NY 12464
(845) 688-5471

Saturday Sept 14th. Campsite

Landers River Trips
Narrowsburg Campsite
69 DeMauro Lane,
Narrowsburg, NY 12764
(800) 252-3925

A few more things


  • There will be a FOOD TRUCK at the campsites. Dennis from Plan Bistro is coming back for seconds.
  • Mike 47 INDUSTRIES can not bring his shop on wheels this year. We will have a CHASE TRUCK, just not as cool as Mike’s.
  • MAPS are in the works. You will have them before you need them. So STOP ASKING!
  • CAMPSITE FEES will be around $15 a night. (more on this later)
  • The FUEL STOPS will be no more than 60 miles apart, so plan accordingly.
  • YOU can come to as MUCH or as LITTLE of the run as you want to. If you can’t do the whole weekend don’t let that stop ya.
  • We couldn’t care less what type of BIKE you ride. I still get asked “I ride a 2006 Hella-Yeah super-awesome chopper. Can I come?”
  • We will have a PRE RUN to BROOKLYN on Thur. Night. (sept. 12th) Bobby and the crew at INDIAN LARRY’S are gonna cook us dinner.

Thats it for today. More to come. ~ Walter