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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Week 13: Removing the Exhaust and Tires

Back at the Hot Rod Institute, Rob met with the girls again this week to help them remove the old exhaust pipes and the tires. The girls started by numbering off and taking turns removing all the pieces that were holding the exhaust in place.

As you can tell, finally getting the parts off was pretty exciting.

After the girls removed the exhaust from the bike, it was time to move on to the tires. The new tires were being shipped in so they wanted to make sure the bike was prepared for the new parts.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Week 12: Setting Up for the 25th Annual Black Hills Motorcycle Show

This week, the girls helped YFS staff set up a booth to show off their project at the 25th annual Black Hills Motorcycle Show. There are a few reasons why this was an exciting week for the girls: Their project and bike are on display in a public forum. The girls got to help set up the display for their project and and were also able to walk around and check out other bikes and designs. It was a pretty neat experience for them and big reminder that soon, their bike would be finished as well.

While the girls were helping set up the booth space, a professional photographer by the name of Kevin Eilbeck offered to take a snapshot of the girls and their bike.

If having their photo taken by a professional photographer wasn't fun enough, their project also received some media attention the following day. Two local TV stations came to the event to scope out the girls' progress.

Click here to see one of the TV reports on the project!