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2012 Laconia Motorcycle Week Photo Gallery

Motorcycle USA heads to Weirs Beach, the Lobster Pound and around New Hampshire's White Mountains to take in the 89th annual Laconia Motorcycle Week, the oldest motorcycle rally around.

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Part bug, part bike - you never know what you're going to see at the Laconia Motorcycle Rally!
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Don't let this be you! Have fun, but be safe out there. This accident in front of the Funspot stopped traffic in both directions.
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Look, it's a Hardly-Davidson! The owner of this metric cruiser apparently has a good personality.
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Jason Grimes of Northeast Chop Shop heats up the fender to bring out the patterns of the Damascus steel beneath.
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The hands of an artist at work.
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The guys of FTF Cycles work hard assembling a bike around a Triumph 650 engine.
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Northeast Chop Shop shows their skills at the Laconia Biker Build-Off.
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One week to build a ground-up custom can be a daunting task but the shops in the Laconia Biker Build-Off were up to the challenge.
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Cigars, anyone?
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The motorcycles in the Laconia Motorcycle Week Build-Off 2012 are coming together nicely.
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Working hard at the biker build-off.
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Riders layed it all out on the Canaan hill during the 2012 AMA Pro Hillclimb competition held in conjunction with Laconia Motorcycle Week.
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Think you've got what it takes to be a professional hillclimber?
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Nate Redmann shot out of the hole like a rocket on his way to a winning 4.831-second run in the Unlimited class but cased it hard into the final hill after crossing the finish line.
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Catchin' air at the AMA Pro Hillclimbs in Canaan during Laconia Motorcycle Week 2012.
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Finishing it off with style!
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Paddle wheels with chains kick up big roost during the AMA Pro Hillclimbs in Canaan, New Hampshire.
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Jennifer and Kris were all smiles at the Royal Riding Gel Seat Pads booth.
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Vinnie Nuzzolilli deserves to pump his fist after blasting up the hill at the Laconia Hillclimbs, laying down the cleanest, fastest run of the day on his way to the win in the Unlimited class.
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Fans turned out in droves for the annual hillclimbs held during Laconia Motorcycle Week.
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This is what happens when you stand too close to the fence when a hillclimber launches off!
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All chained up and ready to rip at the Laconia hillclimbs!
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In the 450 Class finals, they lined up side-by-side-by-side for a drag up the hill.
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Heading to the Weirs with his honey on board. Life is good.
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Cruising down Lakeside Avenue, the epicenter of the action during Laconia Motorcycle Week.
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Getting his grub on at the Laconia burrito eating contest. Thanks go out to the event host, Burrito Me.
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Famed Easyrider photographer Michael Lichter hard at work. Yeah, it's a tough job sometimes.
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Fireworks light up the sky over Weirs Beach during Laconia Motorcycle Week 2012.
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It was a beautiful sunny day during the annual NAZkini Contest.
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Crazy Mike and Tom were our new buddies from New York we met while partying at the Naswa Resort.
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This crowd favorite at the NAZkini contest strutted her way to third place and a $200 prize.
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Saturday at the Weirs and the streets are full with revelers taking in Laconia Motorcycle Week 2012.
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Jody Perewitz and DJ Terry Moran kept the party going at the NAZ!
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And the winner of the NAZkini contest is...
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Pickin' and singin' and blowin' the harp on Lakeside Avenue during the 2012 Laconia Rally. Doing it all while on your motorcycle - priceless.
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We took a road trip to the Maine Coast on the 2012 Royal Enfield Classic Chrome in quest of the best lobster.
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The girls in blue helped the Haymond Law Firm as hostesses at the numerous bike shows the firm sponsors during Laconia Motorcycle Week
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The rider of this motorcycle smashed into the back of a minivan, then the bike burst into flames.
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The guys at FTF Cycles used this old gargoyle table leg for the kickstand on the custom bike they were working on in the Biker Build-Off.
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Jennifer Santolucito was belting out tunes daily at the Naswa Resort lakeside bar.
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Riders soared up the hill in Canaan as the pro hillclimbers were in town.
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Emergency crews had to bring Nate Redmann down on the board as a precautionary measure after his hard crash on his timesheet-topping run.
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Look out, track workers, here I come!
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We made it! We rumbled over to the Maine coast for a day trip with the goal of eating as much lobster as humanly possible.
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The weather was perfect for a bikini contest.
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By Friday, you were doing the biker crawl for almost an hour to get down to the Weirs.
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Soaking in some of the glorious sunshine that was a big part of Laconia 2012.
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Compare this picture shot on Lakeside Ave. Saturday with the one from earlier in the week. The party rocks hard the final weekend of the Laconia Motorcycle Rally.
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Lake Winnipesaukee makes for a unique and beautiful backdrop for the Laconia Motorcycle Rally.
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How about a 4 1/2 pound lobster to whet your appetite? This was the king of the holding tank at Barnacle Billy's.
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Meet Laconia NAZkini contest winner 2012, Jaime Lee.