Sunday, October 30, 2011
Grants bike works and it looks good....what a concept.
Mike was motor-boating the new Glide.
Met up with Mike, Grant and Ryan at the Cycle Lodge before a little buzz through the canyons. Breakfast burritos at Cooks, curves under tree cover, high speeds on the toll roads and Grant helping me figure out a proper jetting combo for my bike(thanks buddy)....all before noon.
Now I got the rest of the day to do macho stuff like carving pumpkins and decorating cookies.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Matt had way too much faith in South American airport restaurant cleanliness.
Daniel was such a nice dude and had a really cool van. He took me and Dean for a ride in his old 68 Mustang with a gnarly built 390 and Muncie 4 speed. He had us both holding each other, scared shitless in the back seat as he spun tires through all four gears through sketchy brazillian neighborhoods. Fishtailing going 75mph down car lined residential streets barely wide enough for 2 cars was pretty intense. I'll never forget that one.
Pegasus MC...'nuff said
Apparently bike washing is big business down there. We went to a couple different bars that doubled as bike baths and bikes were flowing in and out like crazy.
This Panhead has been there for years. It's been modded with disks all the way around to handle the insane driving conditions down there. Pure chaos on the roads. I'm pretty sure that if you're on 2 wheels the rules of the road don't apply to you because I saw some crazy moves by those motorcycle couriers. The ambulances were splitting lanes just to scrape these guys off the pavement because they drop like flys according to the locals...crazy stuff.
This flatty trike was my pick for best restoration. Beautiful bike.
There was alot of laughter this night. I wouldn't even know where to begin.
Max etched his mark into Paulo's arm...Me and Dave gave it a shot too. I think he was a little worried but honestly, moments like this is where its at. These are memories you'll never forget.
This was a cool cut. "Sons of the Wind" He was one of two guys that I met down there who happened to be at the original Woodstock in 69.
ChopperDave - 9 out of 10 aint bad.
Chrys, Daniel, Ava, Paulo and Eddie...aka SiniStroS. Our gracious hosts.
I only took a few crappy phone pics and kind of regret it. I've got more stories than I do pictures, thats for sure. It was an amazing trip and I just want to thank Paulo and Eddie for doing whatever they did to get us there and make sure we were well taken care of. The show was a success and a ton of bikes and people showed up which leads me to believe there will be another show next year.
After all the bike stuff and no riding I was lucky enough to get off the airport shuttle and go straight to my bike which I left at Wills..Rode down the coast for a while to get some breakfast before cutting inland to my house. Good to be home.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Lost my passport last night, frantically tore my house and car apart, searching for hours till midnight. I had completely given up and figured I'd eat the gummi bears i bought for the flight (insert fat joke)..and there it is stuck to the backside of the bag.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Mochi and his buddies started a little band called the Sissy Bars. They're playing their first gig at the end of the month. If you're in Japan and want to hang with good people, check it out.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
A menage a trois of choppers, art & hair. What's going on? Has the world gone crazy? We are planning on cruising up there and rubbing elbows with some beautiful people. I have a few pieces in there along with some other dudes you might have heard of that shower regularly. Cruise down eat some wine and cheese then get some highlights done.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Maurice is in town and stopped by to hang out and snap a couple photos of my mess. If you're not familiar with his work you must be living under a rock. He's been documenting this modern chopper resurgence thing since the beginning. Then Michael showed up just in time to join us for a heavy Taco Bell session. Both of these guys are super talented at capturing life as we know it and getting a chance to live in their world for a minute is always an honor.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
My buddy Greg Landers always keeps me up to par with the local boat races. He knows a ton about this world since his dad has been racing for years. Irvine lake is next door to where Born Free 3 was and whats cool is you can camp there all weekend. Just walking through the pits is good enough for me, so many guys bring out vintage flatty's and crackerbox racers. It's really something you should check out.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Turkey went above and beyond when he risked certain airport checkpoint humiliation when he smuggled this back here from Japan last week. "I found this on the beach over there and the first thing I thought of was you"...thanks bud.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Had a few people bugging us to make some shirts with this logo on it. So that's what we did we made a few. They are not gonna be around for long so if you gotta have it, get it.
We also made some new koozies. Sold in a pack of 3. 20 sets and that's it.
Get them here
Monday, October 3, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
This is my buddy big John Sirmon, one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet.
A few days ago he went to the hospital because of some stomach pains that
had been bugging him. Unfortunatly the doctors came back saying they believe its stage 4 colon cancer...unreal. Nobody deserves this but John is definitely one of those guys that have you holding your head wondering "...of all the people, why him?"
I hate bringing this kind of stuff up but I truely believe that when the odds are
against you, the only thing you can do is stay positive and know that your
friends and family will be there by your side to see you through even the
Stay strong big John, KNOW we got your back.