Shot, directed and edited by Scott Pommier
What started as “Hey let’s go for quick cruise” never happens to end that way.
So lets do a quick recap. I’d like to name this one: The Elements
Son and I gas up and head to Jimmy’s to meet up with the rest of the crew. Not surprisingly, no ones home. These douche bags decide that 4:45, which is the time we were supposed to leave, was the perfect time to go grab Taco Bell. (Element 1: Laggers)
The Prez sends us a message, “fuel line leak”. And so the wait to begin our journey as SOA wannabes continues. (Element 2: Breakdown)
Finally we hit on the road and head to Bailey. The usual, some huge bumps, YK pulling away from the pack, me scared shitless of scraping and we get the to famous portapotty at Uvas. (Element 3: Bladder)
Pee, smoke, go. 5 minutes in and Son’s weld breaks on his fender. Zip ties and go again. (Refer to Element 2)
And we start our way through the back roads to Capitola. I was laughing the whole way there cause Son and Duck thought they were too macho for sweaters and it was cold as shit. (Element 4: Weather)
Second stop, Valero. Still thinking they’re badass we hit the road again. This time they really stuck their dicks in the fan. Major fog and mist so heavy that our clothes were damp. I couldn’t see shit. Youngs following the yellow line, the guys follow him. I follow the tail light in front of me. (Element 5: Dick -> Fan)
Third stop, Pizza my Heart. We made it to Capitola in one piece and thought we deserved a slice of gourmet cheese on bread. Duck’s eye lit up when he sees the gift shop across the street. Dude comes out in a brand new made in china hoodie for 35 bucks. (Element 6: Dick no Fan)
Off through SC and back to SJ we go.15 minutes in, The cheap ass zip ties break. What do we do? Put more zip ties. (Element 7: More is better)
Finally back in SJ, and Son pulls over. Why? You guessed it. Zip ties can’t handle us.
We go home. The End.
Waiting for the Prez
Pizza My Heart
Sign from the gift shop
Getting ready to head home
Written by: Yee Banh
Photos by: Yee Banh and Son Mai
Decided to switch things up with my bike by painting it black. I must say, I like it.
While riding, Hau’s pipe broke off
and it some how cut him
Time to switch bike
Last gas stop
fixing Paul’s seat
And that’s the end of our Born Free 5 trip. Until next year fellas!
Saturday, Huntington Beach
Pretty cool smart car
Brian’s bike decided to shut itself off in the middle of riding
While we were troubleshooting Brian’s bike, this awesome truck pulled up
The owner was super friendly and I wish I remember his name
Check out his website at PelicanRescueTeam.org where they rescue tangled and injured birds from fishing lines.
Chevy in a Ford
Nice and simple interior
Nothing beats a well done truck
The owner was super down to earth. He’s a part of a local band and told us all the cracking places to visit
By this time, Brian’s bike was fixed. We rode to Phuoc Loc Tho without realizing that there was a night market going on. Just our luck!
There was a shit load of people
Felt like I was in Vietnam
Getting ready to go brunch
Whos gonna get popped?
Pulled over to wait for Paul
Checking up on Paul
and he’s back!
Got a ticket for modified pipes
Back on the road
Hau first time riding suicide
Ready to go
Last pit stop in Santa Ana
First stop. West LA
Unique rear seat mock up
Pretty damn good price for all the custom work
Been seeing this bike all over Tumblr
Looks even cooler in person
Love the clean handlebars
Pretty cool board tracker style
easily one of my fav from the show