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The Motorcycle Missions Team Flying Piston Strider Customs 2019

Story by Savannah Rose

Motorcycle Missions is a non-profit that helps veterans and first responders with PTSD find hope and healing through motorcycle therapy – and encourages them to pursue motorcycling as a career. Started by Krystal Hess, who found that motorcycling helped her through her own journey with PTSD, Krystal now helps many vets learn the basics of wrenching and riding. Continue reading The Motorcycle Missions Team Flying Piston Strider Customs 2019

James Washnok’s 2019 Flying Piston Strider Custom

Story by Diane “Shadow’s Wife” Jones

James Washnok the main man at Baggster, LLC out of South Dakota, a company James has operated since 2013. They specialize in design and manufacturing of parts for Harley-Davidson touring models. James first saw the customized Strider Bikes in 2018 when they were on display at the Buffalo Chip during the Sturgis Bike Rally. He was intrigued and told his friend Jeff Najar that he wanted to take part in this program the following year. He was hooked on the idea of customizing a Strider bike that would represent his bagger style. He was also up for the challenge because of his own 3-year-old, son Jett, who started on a rocking-base Strider and had transitioned to a Strider balance bike. James knew he had the perfect test pilot for his Strider “bagger” design. Continue reading James Washnok’s 2019 Flying Piston Strider Custom

Gilby’s 2019 Flying Piston Strider Custom

Todd Gilby Gilbertson of Gilby’s Street Department
Story by Diane “Shadow’s Wife” Jones

Initially, Donnie Smith was on task to create a custom Strider Custom for the Flying Piston Benefit. However, as the time drew near, circumstances conspired to keep it from happening. But as happens in our motorcycle community, Donnie’s friend Todd “Gilby” Gilbertson, graciously stepped up and took on the project in the last few weeks before the deadline. Continue reading Gilby’s 2019 Flying Piston Strider Custom

Eric Herrmann’s 2019 Flying Piston Strider Customs

Story by Marilyn Stemp

He really didn’t stand a chance: when I talked to Eric Herrmann at the Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction in 2018, he complimented the inaugural class of tiny customs being auctioned then. Naturally, I asked if he’d paint one the following year and he couldn’t say no! Continue reading Eric Herrmann’s 2019 Flying Piston Strider Customs