Tuesday, April 27, 2010


...is just so much fun and always will be...and Band of Horses rules too...

I shredded the gnar tonight...

Only in Madison...

Saturday, April 24, 2010

my shop

I'm just going to keep posting random pics from my shop occasionally, unless someone stops me.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Captured! By Robots

guitar bot

headless hornsman

part of the drum bot


Thursday, April 22, 2010

thanks for the help with the bending...


Anyone down for a little glass nickel brewski tonight?

so, now I have no excuses...


in it's own weird way.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


from the Selvedge Yard...

checky out here...

Whats the the best tuna...

triumph of the sea.

Dont really have any details, cept I think it's a military trump of the coast of the UK somewheres.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

This past week...

...was a tough one. This really has nothing to do with art, motorcycles, dogs, beer, music or the like, but I thought I would post. As some of you may or may not know, I work for the Army and have so for the past 18 years. I spend alot of my time working in an office type environment, not getting to experience much of the tactical side of military communications these days. For the people that don't know the difference between tactical and non-tactical, Google it. About 5 months ago I was sucked into a mission because of my communications expertise and its completely working with tactical equipment. I'm really enjoying it, but unfortunately its requiring me to spend a week at a time away from home every month. Hard for me and my family, but we deal...anyway, here are some pictures and a brief explanation. I've become the expert on the equipment because most of the equipment is not proprietary Army equipment, but what they call COTS or commercial off the shelf, and its stuff I work with everyday at my office type Army job but in a different capacity (meaning not mounted to the back of trailers and in HUMVEE shelters and hardened cases). Check it...

This is the Satellite Transportable Terminal (or STT). We send data, video, and voice over this thing. The white cover actually vibrates to knock off snow and ice because we are special enough to have that in Wisconsin.

This is what it looks like behind it. This controls everything on the satellite dish. The whole thing folds down to move it.

This is called HCLOS or High Capacity Line Of Site. We send data and all of the above across this to a site that may be a couple football fields away or several miles away.

This is one of the sites we setup. We setup 3 total.

This is in the back of one of the HUMVEE shelters. It provides phone, video, internet, email, and secure communications to end users.

But Two Rivers is a beautiful place, right on Lake Michigan. I didn't get to enjoy much of it because of the 12+ hour days...but I snapped a couple pictures of the lake shore.

I never thought I'd see it anytime soon...

...but we started JMS' Suzuki GT550. Sounds badass!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Motorcycho is still around and killin it!

motor cycho mag & blog

He is as prolific as ever and still a proud canadian.

Friday, April 16, 2010


...this picture is horrible I know, but I was at Mickey's last week to grab a bite to eat and have a couple beers and parked outside was a beautiful knuckle. I talked to the guy and he said it was a '39. I've never seen one in Madison, so I was pretty stoked on it...I know, you can't see shit, but I took the pic with my phone and it just didn't turn out well.

just another day on the job...

work is fo suckas.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

One More Day Everywhere

Glen Heggstad (Striking Viking) has a book you can buy here.

This is probably the most complete world trip done on a motorcycle, and he really does it right, and writes about it well. The old ADVrider thread is missing most of it's photos now, but many of them are now in this thread. I'll be ordering the book soon.
I'm not sure how I don't have this yet, but it's already almost sold out and ready for a second printing.

Where's Dave?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

this is my band

it's called Merle Outlaw. If you have to kick me off the blog for my shamelessness, I'll understand.

gonna show a couple, maybe three

of my pieces at this show tonight. Uncommon Nonsense. Should be a whopper of a time. I'll try to document all the caos on digital film for your disgust.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

American made

If they're still around when I get a job, I'd like a hooded version with a zipper and inside pocket. These are made by Lee Bruns (Lunatic), in South Dakota, the guy me and Tom were talking about in the garage when we were talking about internal throttles. He couldn't find an American made work jacket, so he started a jacket company.


Red Skin

If you go to this link...armaggedon top fuel and scroll down just over halfway, this story begins...

I bet this is ten years old now.

The dude is Tim Condor and he is a very good artist, his site reflects that and you could easily spend the better part of a day exploring it. I recommend. This is a leftover that stuck with me from back in the days of the original BMBP.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

you cant ride a sport bike

on the dirt! You'd be a fool to even try! I need different tires, more cross tread. Awesome ride this afternoon, totally inspired by the video posted below.

Friday, April 9, 2010

found on the CoC

video of the day blog. holy shat, this dude has serious skills.
(its kind of long, but kinda awesome, so...)

more roland sands...

I really have no business staying up til two am drinking in a garage and expecting to be even remotely productive at work. it's true, i feel like my head was run through a blender and the slurried brains were poured back in, with some vinegar and vomit added to the mix.

with that, on this morning, i find myself somewhat sensitive and a little emotional, therefore i post what i consider to be a fucking bad ass bike. 500 two stroke single. nuts.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

before and after

I have way to much free time at the sign shop I work at.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


This is the Nova I striped a couple of weeks ago. It turned out nice, but was a huge pia.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Suters Speed Shop...

The Vultures...

...were fun...

Monday, April 5, 2010


In what I consider to be his second best role ever.

From sometime in

the early eighty's?

Saturday, April 3, 2010

inching ever closer.

Dave's new buddy...

James, from the Vancouver band Bison. They were friggen awesome.

High on Fire...

killed it.

it was a nice

walk home. took forever, but it was nice.

Friday, April 2, 2010

last summer

Feels like it's summer again already.