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Mark Rhoades

Name: Mark Rhoades
Shop: Pinup Baggers
Location: 5033 New York Newburgh, IN 47630
@Instagram Handle: @pinupbaggers

Describe yourself in three words?
Workaholic, Loyal and sometimes an Asshole.

What are you currently building?
26" Layframe 2015 Street Glide

What was your first bike?
Honda 90

What is your all-time favorite bike?
Can't just pick one

Why did you choose to work in the motorcycle industry?
Still asking myself that!! LOL. But I have always had a love of everything fast, loud, and cool.

What do you think the future of the motorcycle industry is?
Never know it will always be changing

What is your greatest life achievement so far?
Thirty years of marriage

What has been your biggest regret to date?
I try not to regret anything; I just have to play catch up sometimes

What inspires you?
Wife and Kids

Favorite Builders?
Ron Finch, John Shope, Paul Yaffe

Any last words?
I am thankful for my Dad for showing me that you can try anything once. And I am most thankful for my family, friends, and customers that let me live my dream. And special thanks to my employee, Tim Sorenson, for some long nights and frustrating times building this bike. A few more days to go and we have a frame and motor done!