Sunday, September 30, 2012

Two Wheels Brazil 2012

video we did with Michael Schmidt and Davey Cooperwasser for last years show.
ATR for Two Wheels Brazil from Wild Honey Productions on Vimeo.

Pretty stoked to be able to go again this year. Last year was so fun and I can't wait to go back. Everybody we met last year was so hospitable and cool, it will be nice to hang out again. I can't thank Paulo enough for making it possible for me to be a part of it.
thanks dude.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

flashback repost....

The Born Loser posted a pic of that famous green Knuckle the other day and made me think of my friend Davey. He shared with the world that and a series of other amazing old family photos of early San Bernardino club life, the bikes and the people that have inspired many of us in the blog-o-sphere. Just wanted to share again....    


Davey and Yoshi

The terms "ruler" and "stand-up guy" get tossed around loosely these days. Both are phrases I rarely use because they really only apply to a small handful of people I know. I think Davey falls into that catergory. Humble and reserved he's just doing his thing. A regular guy supporting his family, and trying to be apart of this chomper epidemic when time and money permit.
Me and Nick cruised up to his house in Fontana to pick up a radiator for the Econoline and started talking about his family and looking through some of the countless photos from the late 50's through the 60's. Infamous photos you've seen on all the blogs of his grandma and grandpa, pops and uncles bikes. I was shaking holding those photos in my hands just knowing that right here in my hands is where it all began. Some of the pioneers of a lifestyle most of us strive to emulate (but never will) doing things for the first time just to see where they could take it. Some take all this too seriously, some take it for granted and some for the wrong reasons entirely but moments like this remind me of why I do it. I love the past, and love learning, not knowing. Once you know everything or have everything, then what? The future will come and when it does I probably won't be ready, but thats okay because i like surprises.

Davey, if there was a team, you'd be on it. Thanks for sharing the photos with me and I cant wait to meet your Grandma.



...and her panhead!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

cover up...

Pretty stoked to have my Knucklehead in the latest issue of Street Chopper. This mag has so much history so it's rad to be a part of it. The only thing I was worried about was that they might have to switch over to a larger format like the Japanese mags to fit me entirely on the cover, but to my surprise they managed to pull it off. This issues got alot of cool stuff like Jasin Phares Pan, Len Higa's Honda, Tyler Malinky's Shovel and a tech article on how to insanely paint a tank...keep an eye out at your local newsstand.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

hey flea...

Doug and Kelly Haifley are a couple good dudes making cool stuff . They make killer seats like the one on my knuckle and are also starting to produce some new hardtail kits for all you comfortable bastards bouncing around on swingarm frames.

 check 'em out.. Haifley Bros

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Cannonball Chun...

Our friend Sean Duggan runs what you might call a chopper orphanage, in that I mean he's kind of taken a bunch of LA chopper kids under his wing and gives them a place, tools and knowledge to work on their bikes. He's handsome, into cool shit and knows like 11 package. 

Well Sean and his friend Bill have been busy the last few months getting both of their 1928 Harley JD's in order to do the cross country Cannonball Run that starts friday in New York and ends a couple weeks later in San Francisco. Pretty stoked for him, sounds like its going to be a be an awesome time.

 Good luck dudes.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

kickstands are for pussies....

 I bolted it back on when it fell off.

 Thanks to Tom and Jamie for getting me out of the garage today.