Monday, September 15, 2014

Cool clear water

Had a great time riding around the hills of central California this weekend. When I talk to people about vacations they go on, there full of activities. They never stop moving, and I wonder how they cram so much stuff Into one day. Sure that can be fun and all but when I think of a vacation I think of actual relaxation. The absence of everything and a whole lot of doing nothing. For my girlfriends birthday we had a little post b day vacation and we camped out by a lake and did a whole lot of nothing and we loved every minute of it.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

speaking of skateboarding.....

I, like most, have always been entertained and hyped on the big time "banger" skate parts but it's a world i can't even fathom. I've always connected a little closer to the odd and interesting skate parts, mostly because they look fun and even though just as difficult sometimes, seem somewhat approachable. I never had a deep bag of tricks skating, just tried to focus on the few tricks I had and make them feel and look as cool as I could. I think thats why I like skating weird and different stuff because theres no meter or unit of measurement as to how good you are or aren' stairs to count, length of ledge to measure or amount of board rotations to get lost in.

 The same can be said for choppers. I've built or just done the hard stuff on maybe 20+ bikes and it's become pretty apparent to me what my "few tricks" are. Now I could always try and force it by "taking it to the next level" but talent and desire to are a couple reasons why I haven't buy mostly, I've just never been a next level person. Actually, I've been the same, mundane person for the better part of my life...not sure if thats a good or bad thing.... I'd be lying if I was to say I wasn't trying to impress anybody but whether it's skating or bikes, I think the organic or natural approach always wins and I don't mean trophies but more like the essence of what all this was meant to be in the first place. eyes are starting to cross and I'm beginning to ramble, just watch the video and be stoked

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Worship The Devil • The Devil's Toy 1966

The youth of the world is on the move, and their aim is to take over!

Friday, July 25, 2014

a little flashback..

the old set up.  .Eddie testing the water or air or...
Michael Schmidt photo.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Night Moves...

This weekend Adam, Turkey and myself rode down south and met up with Mark Choiniere and Blake Sabbath and did some riding and camping around Julian, CA.  No real plan, just cruising through some of Southern California's most beautiful scenery. I didn't really take any pictures but thats usually a sign that I'm having fun enjoying life.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Ken Nagahara....

Ken Nagahara from Meditation 4 Madmen on Vimeo.

I met first met Ken in 2007 on my 27th birthday, I was up in Norcal for work and had the day off.  I knew Max was going to be working on his "new" shop at the time so i figured I'd go see if I could lend a hand. When I rolled up, I remember it looked like Habitat for Humanity or something, there was about a dozen people running around putting up bars on the windows and whatnot, I was taken back a little because I was used to always being faced with resistance anytime I asked for help back home.  As I walked to the back I saw Max standing there, Nirvana on the radio and a couple of the DIY dudes smoothing out some concrete in the back of the shop.  One of them was Ken, didn't say much, just kinda going to town with a trowel. For some reason I asked Max what Ken's deal was and he said he pretty much dropped everything in Japan and came here with basically nothing to his name or in his pockets. Just wanted to skate, take photos and never go back.  Later that night we went to Juan's Place for Mexican food and they sang Happy Birthday to me which has nothing to do with Ken, I just thought it was cool for a bunch of people I had barely met to do something like that.

Since then his english has gotten alot better, he has a cool Shovelhead chopper and is still taking rad photo's of the Bay areas best and others from all over the country.  I'm not sure what his dream was when he left Japan, but I think he's doing okay.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Back in business.

Web store is back up and open for business. Click Here to scope it out ATR Store
This weekend only you get 10% off your order when you use this code: FIREWORKSHOTDOGSUSA

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Know Name

It made it to the show but it's still got a little ways to go. Thanks for all the hardwork Jason. Couldn't have expected to own such a cool machine.

Sorry for the lame selfie. For some reason I haven't taken any photos of it and I had to steal this from Geoff at

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Nash's annual art show

If your in the Orange County area this Saturday evening make your way over to Nash's party. He does it every year for the hell of it and a good time. And he was kind enough to ask me to display some of my photos there with a bunch of rad people. Ask your buddy for a bump start and cruise by.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Long time gone

It's been quite a while since I've had a roll developed. Not havin anything to ride with my friends cuts me out if the loop somewhat and leaves me with less things to take photos of. Instead of a roll lasting me a week or so this roll of 36 shoots has been in my camera for about 3 months. I try to take my time and use them when it feels right and not just shoot to shoot. That's just another beauty of film, being sparing and patient for some special content to fill and make you appreciate it so much more.

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Jason is workin on the reincarnated version of my panhead. Time is tight but maybe well have somethin new for the show in June.

Monday, May 5, 2014

selling the Triumph...

Mark is about 5' 10" so if you're 7 feet tall you should pass...

email me if you're interested.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

damnit Bobby...

man, thats some solid skateboarding right there.

Friday, February 14, 2014

these are the days..

amidst all the bummer thats going down right now, getting out for
a minute sure helped.  Thank you motorcycle.

Monday, January 13, 2014

oui oui or wee wee....

cool little video sent to me from Douglas in France. Douglas Guillot Bixente Moto

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Time Was

Bout this time last year, we had a good time.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Kidney shifter..

Made this little shifter for Johan in Florida. Its stupid how much time I spend on even mellow things like this to try and make them "feel" right (or at least what I think is right)

Monday, December 23, 2013

Music For A Monday "Xmas Edition"

Can you dig it?

Sleigh ride to Malibu.

Just palin weird...

Santa loves doing hood rat shit with his friends.

Same old story.

Keep on waiting.

Keepin' it naughty homeboys.

Probably the greatest Christmas album ever made.

Thursday, December 12, 2013


A fresh batch of pegs and a couple new shirts up in the store.
All orders placed on or before the 16th. in the USA will get
there in time for Kwanzaa.
ATR store