Monday, December 31, 2012

Most certain to make you feel like you're a shitty

welder. This dude is good. And makes asome really cool stuff. First saw his work on Sideblog. this is his facebook page
Check out his page, he's super prolific and his characters are really creative. Thumbs up.

Repair work

Previous owner's handy work on a broken subframe mount.

How well said previous owner's handy work..worked

Welding seemed sketchy so I enrolled the help of the LORD

Then added straps spanning the cracks on both upper mounts with the same adhesive

Happy new year


Friday, December 28, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Lifted from Le Container

Just to good not to stare at. CB750 with a side-hack, ice racing?!? Holy fuck. It's pulling the helmet right off the dude, along with his throttle hand. Balls out.
The ever entertaining Le Container.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

church, basement

Randoms from the past couple days...

Xmas village according to my daughter:

Vintage machines in my Dad's shop, restored by him & used everyday:

Truth & religion:

Monday, December 24, 2012

In 24 hours

This will be a hazy, hungover memory. Here's to blacking out as compared to dealing with xmess.


Sunday, December 23, 2012


in the spirit of xmas

I give you the gift of a link.
A link that tells the story (with pictures) of how a industrious fella built a AK47 out of a $2.00 barn shovel. He does it with humor, creativity, and booze. Our kind of guy. Shovel AK

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Green is good...

...all forms of it

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

I don't have no money

to waste on a skateboard.

Cold Sign Trucks

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Image was lovingly lifted from the 747 rider blog. bad ass riders. fearless.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Slammed 356

One of the many beautiful things I'll probably never afford:

Maybe this one is within reach:

Images poached from this discussion. The fifth post down is pretty funny too.

Monday, December 17, 2012

TG fo' life

So not long after I got into skateboarding, the movie Back to the Future came out. I really didn't know much about skateboarding, such as brands, and who was cool or good at skating, I just tick tacked around my garage on my shiny new Variflex I had gotten for Christmas the year before. I had some plastic little boards growing up, but this was my first wider board and one I could balance standing up on. Back to the Future was a huge game changer for me. It was the first time I had seen someone do tricks outside of tick tacking around. Not long after that movie came out my buddy picked up the exact same board Marty McFly skeetched behind cars on in the movie. It was a VALTERRA! I was pretty jealous. It wasn't too long after that he had gotten his hands on a copy of The Bones Brigade Video Show somehow. It was huge eye opener to see people do other tricks besides push mongo and get drug behind cars around a fake city called Hill Valley. I was instantly hooked. My friend that had the Valterra was not rich, but got his parents to go out and buy him a brand new Mike McGill (exactly like the one on the wall at Tom's neon shop) and like the one in the Bones Brigade video. That video was also the first time I had ever seen Tommy Guerrero ride a skateboard. He instantly became my hero and I had to look like him, talk like him, grow my hair into a mullet like him, and ride his pro-model. Unfortunately I was a poor kid in a large family, so there wasn't much money to go around. By the time I started working around 13-14 and had money burning a hole in my pocket, I had been turned on to other great skate videos by Santa Cruz, Vision, Sims, and Blockhead. New pro-models had come out and Tommy's board wasn't as cutting edge as it once was, but I always loved the graphic. So I bought other boards and moved on. This was also a time when you couldn't order boards off the were stuck with whatever they had at the local skateshop, so it may be harder to find that Guerrero board you wanted so bad. Fast forward to the current time and I still think about that original graphic I loved so much. Powell Peralta recently decided to repop limited numbers of those original Bones Brigade boards they made and I finally got my chance to get my hands on one. So I scooped this up the minute I saw it. I am grateful to own this sweet piece of history and an important memory in my life...

Bread Van


Finally figured the total insurance settlement for my interaction with a bicyclist who ran a stop sign a few months ago.  It's decent and probably? maybe? worth the ongoing pain and hassle of re-titling my bike.  I don't dislike all bicyclists, just the stupid ones.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Learning from our mistakes...

Need different yeast. Gonna start on round two in the next day or two. Figure on having a shin dig with us and the boys from lost cause eng. we'll drink clear liquor and talk smart. This batch does not have the proof I hoped for...

Friday, December 14, 2012

Super bummed out...

My daughter Kiah and my son Jack
...about what happened in Connecticut this morning. It takes a certain kind of evil to take the lives of any innocent victim let alone primary school students. It's a sad day for humanity. My heart and thoughts go out to everyone that has been affected by this terrible tragedy. If you got kids at home, love em up big.


House warming

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dirty Germans

Having a '75 BMW 2002 living in my driveway temporarily and being home sick has given me Beemer Fever!

 And this one's for Dan..

All found via The BMW Boxer Club and Kick Garage

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

HD big twin sportbike

I found it!  Dan sent me a pic of JJ's HD sportbike.  Dan didn't think it was the first HD sportbike and he was right.  I believe I once had pictures of this on my own site at some point in the 90s.  This is a destroked evo engine with 4 valve heads and downdraft intakes in a twin spar aluminum frame that supposedly weighs only 310 lbs all together.  It was built to win European hillclimb, which is like an uphill road race.  This is really a different level of bike building than what TV's exposed people to.  Here's the link to it:

Let the subframe begin

Monday, December 10, 2012

Weekend? Part II

taken sometime late sunday... Like Dan said as we finished our service call at 10:00 pm last thursday night (then both returned to our respective shopes to work til the wee hours...) "Livin' the american dream..."