We get by with a little help

Last week our Friend Donovan came to us with an idea to help feed a few hundred members of the residents of the Downtown East Side here in Vancouver.
A few days earlier, D set up an account that people could donate money to, on the grounds that with those funds he would go to Dominos and pick up as many large, pepperoni pizzas as he could and he’d throw a bit of a pizza party.
Our roll was simple,
Drive the pizzas and help hand em out, Easy.
1 quick post on our side and we managed to get 6 or 7 volunteers and a few more bucks to pick up some sodas, and at 1:45 on a Wednesday afternoon we picked up 105 large pizzas , 400 sodas and fed nearly 500 DTES residents.
Great job Dono, thanks for letting us be involved.
Thank you to The 2 dudes in a Van from Seattle , The Pie Shoppe and The Standard Bike shop for your helping hands. 
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Donovan, Pretty much the Mayor of the DTES aka Street Jesus.

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The Pie Shoppe girls handing out many a slice of Zah.

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Becky of ThemRoadApples and TheDreamRoll doing good.

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Analog Run Caleb of Cro Customs

I was thinking about contacting Caleb of Cro Customs and seeing if he would be cool with us putting together a sort of Analog run up this way in Canada. Check the video, I think heading out, even on a short run, camping and getting away from the digital distractions of life for a day or 2 would be pretty amazing.. Anyone into this ?

Tired of being chained down by the corporate handcuffs of what some would consider a prestigious Hollywood career. Caleb Owens walked away to persue his passion of motorcycles, something his older brothers introduced to him at a young age. Fast forward years later, and now Caleb is well known for building some of the best custom bikes in the world. No longer stuck in an office, his small business known as Cro Customs allows him to spend more time in the garage and on his motorcycle.

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ZZchop

ZZCHOP is one of those sites that I’ve been checking out for ages.. Tank Tuesdays really get me.. Check it !snakebluesmoker6

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Biltwell X Garage Company Party.

California blows my mind.
Really, that’s it.
I’m having trouble figuring out what else to write.
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New Product

We have a couple of new items hitting the shelves of The Shop Vancouver this week including, The Filson 1897 Journey Man Jacket , and Levis 511 and 501.
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Art & Fuel 2

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Via ChopCult.com:
“The second year of Art and Fuel Paint Exhibit showing at Born-Free 7 will feature another great field of talented painters showcasing their amazing skills. This year the field will be expanded to 10 painters, and the winner will be crowned on the Born-Free 7 stage Saturday afternoon.” Continue reading

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ThePeoplesChump

This week it was announced that tj will be one of the artists in this years “Art and Fuel” show that Throttle Addiction and Chop Cult put on down at Born Free.
I’ve spent the last few days scouring the internet, and contacting potential models for the tanks that I’ll be painting.
Every day I keep getting stuck on The Peoples Chump Tumblr page. Thing is its not for what you’d think..
Im looking for ideas of girls, but man this dude finds some EPIC sickle shots.
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Jon Janzen – Artist

When we announce our design contest winner Jon Janzen, a few people were bummed and expressed that they felt the design didn’t fall into a “hand done” designs aesthetic that a lot of people wanted.

What many of you don’t know is that Jon does actually make these designs by hand.

Jons been taking old maps and hand cutting silhouettes of motorcycles into them to make amazing pieces of art.

The Shop Vancouver motorcycle map graphic was taken from a series of larger pieces that Jon had recently done….


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GET IT

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Public announcement . If you’re sick of getting hassled by “the man” Remind your friends without a proper license to get one. When we were looking up traffic laws including DOT, peg, and signal requirements ext … It came up a number of times that the police focus on motorcycles because something like 35% of young motorcyclists do NOT have their class 6 motorcycle license… This stat alone gives the PoPo “the right” to pull over any rider under the assumption that You do not have the proper license to be on the road. Get it ! @ali_marie_parker photo of @actuallyitsaxel

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FTP Retirement !

It is with a heavy heart that we announce this week that we will retire The FTP shirt.
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once our current stock is sold out, we will no longer be printing this T-shirt graphic.
Get em while you can in store and online

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