Love bug season in Southwest Florida is a stubborn, sticky time for drivers who have to scrape insect debris off the front of the car to avoid paint damage.
But try getting them out of your beard.
“When I go through a cloud, you don’t want to hug me,” said Dean Lindquist, a local motorcycle rider known as the Mayor for the resemblance his stature and facial hair bear to the “The Wizard of Oz” character.
In between the patches on the front of his black leather vest and around his matching angle-heeled boots are the telltale flecks of gray he couldn’t remove after recent rides.
Bugs in your whiskers and on your clothes may be one price to pay for choosing two wheels over four during the biannual love bug seasons, in April-May and August-September, but seasoned riders know there is more to it.
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Lee Wimmer (left) with Michael Lichter getting ready to photograph his bike for a future feature in Easyrider Magazine
Custom motorcycle builders know one thing, Michael Lichter is a photographic wizard. And with over three decades in the industry and lifestyle, Easyrider photographer Michael Lichter has become almost as famous as the bikes he photographs.
Quiet and unassuming, Lichter goes about his work out of the spotlight. The same spotlight he deftly shines upon the two wheel lifestyle, capturing the essence and spirit of the “american biker.”
This January in Charlotte, Lichter set up his studio, as he does at all the Easyrider Bike Show stops to photograph bikes that will eventually find their way onto the pages of Easyrider magazine. This video shows just a fraction of the time and care Lichter and his staff take to get the bike into position to begin the photo shoot.
You’ll notice that no detail is overlooked as an assistant cleans both tires before backing the bike into place.