Remember that Easyrider show when they just gave trophies to people for just showing up no matter what race they were.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Naked Raygun (Illinois) Zero Boys - Amphetamine Addiction (Indiana) Negative Approach - Pressure (Michigan) Necros - Police Brutality (Ohio) Die Kreuzen - Think for me (Wisconsin) Husker Du - Target (Minnesota) The Trashmen (Minnesota)
Friday, January 25, 2013
One of the bummers about hardtailing a shovelhead for the do-it-yourselfer is that nobody makes a decent looking conversion kit and most people don't have a frame jig and/or most of the other fancy tools needed to make one from scratch. So when Craig finally decided to hack his bike up I thought I'd get ahold of my friends Doug and Kelly over at Haifley Bros. in Phoenix AZ who recently started offering the nicest kit on the market, hands down. It costs a little more than the crap you see on Ebay but the end result is worth every penny.
Jeff Holt from Street Chopper also stopped by to take some pictures of the process for a tech article in the next issue so be sure to check that out and see how even a retard like me can do this.
If you give a damn about quality and how your bike looks, go support good dudes doing good stuff.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
|our daily coffee shop lineup|
|it's hard to be bummed waking up to this|
|Big man, small bike...Max's friend Casey tried the knuckle on for size.|
Nice to meet you dude and congrats on the weight loss brotha.
|6 dudes and 5 dead phones...Instagram moment blown.|
|The line up|
|she was sitting shotgun.|
|Jamie getting those extreme angles|
|wardrobe malfunction...sorry whoever was behind me.|
|Max's 38. This thing feels as rad as it looks.|
|Its hard to soar with Turkey when you're surrounded with eagles|
Traveling 400+ miles just to go on a "69" mile ride might sound stupid to some but for me and the small crew that came up with me it was more than that. Now don't get me wrong, the bar and the ride out to it in Port Costa is totally rad with some killer scenery but for me, hanging out with old friends and meeting new ones is the best part. We all tend to get a little wrapped up in the digital world and sometimes you forget how nice it is to exchange words and a handshake with someone face to face and this weekend involved alot of that. Add some quality miles and hangout sessions with said friends and you got a recipe for success. Once again I neglected to take alot of photos so this is all you get from me.
Good seeing you Jason, Josh, the Busby family, Kelly and everyone else. Thanks Turkey, Troy, Chris and Jamie for being down to come up and lastly, Thanks Max for putting us up and putting up with us.
See you next year
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Friday, January 4, 2013
I met Daniel a couple years ago when I went down to Brazil the first time. He's in town so we went to get ice cream and do some heavy garage chatting. He kept looking at the Knuckle so I told him to ride it around to see how overrated they are. Its kind of a trip watching somebody else ride your bike because there is so much involved in a motorcycle..the sounds, smells and that sense of "one-ness" that happens when everything clicks while you're riding a bike. But when you watch from the sidelines as somebody else experiences what you thought you knew so well but is now completely alien to you....sounds and smells, it becomes a completely different beast from the outside.
Daniel, thanks for the hangout sesh and a different perspective.