The Lowside—Austin, Texas, And The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

Morgan Gales, our Custom and Culture Editor and host of the Lowside, flew out to Austin to get inside the event, behind the scenes, and talk to some of the people who made it happen. First Is J. Shia of Madhouse Motors in Massachusetts. J built an awesome and far-out Royal Enfield Indian with a foot throttle. While most of the bikes here seem more purpose-built, Shia made this as a form of self-expression—something to keep her excited coming back into the shop every day. So we caught up with her during the setup day at the show, then headed out to one of Austin’s finest barbecue joints to taste the food for which this city is known: smoked meats.


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