Friday, January 31, 2014

That dent in the tank

keeps getting bigger.  The new owner of my old GS sent a progress update.  I sure do miss that bike.

My pal Salty in new york has a cat named Jolene

don't knock it til you try it...

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A time was...

...a man carried a proper wrench on his hip.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Eagle Cave is Magic

Now I know techno isnt quite embraced on this blog but some of you are well aware that I was, simply put, a raver...still am and will always have a connection to a pretty awesome part of history in the Midwest, where raves were born. Most people think of Chicago or Detroit when they think of the birth of techno as we know it today but our fair state of Wisconsin has hosted some of the biggest acts before they got big.

Case in point the world famous Daft Punk played in the US for the first time ever at Eagle Cave...the same Eagle Cave thats hosted the BBC for numerous years. This party has been almost folklore in the rave world and is still talked about today. The above vid shows some of the 3hr set Daft Punk played into the wee stormy hours of the morning back in 1996. Here you see a rare glimpse of Daft Punk in the flesh prior to their adornment of the robot suites they now wear...they never perform or go to events without those suits.

So next time were throwing back endless beers at the BBC, know that those are some hallowed grounds...some even consider that place magic.

A few more details here from party goers and the event organizers

Thunder On Ice

Lake Koshkonong, WI 2014/1/26

Friday, January 24, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Pigs on ice

Shot from the ice last weekend

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Icy Rip

Ill be on a tin hell box in the sky Saturday, but y'all should get out and enjoy some racing for me.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Yo Mama said you should go to this

Mama Tried - Feb 22, 2014 from Allies & Company on Vimeo.

I think its safe to say this will be one to remember. If youre not from around these wind and snow blasted parts you should take a vacation from all that mild weather and step into the fridge know as Wisconsin...Milwaukee, WI to be exact.


Milkhaus fun

Monday, January 6, 2014

Bracing a common weak spot in the swingarm...I hope. I think it needs rivets too.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Heart transplant

On a whim today, called Dave and asked if he could help for a minute. It took a little convincing, as he was deep into a Storage Wars marathon and has become a bit addicted to this 'Brandy' chick. The minute turned into five hours and a 12 pack of beer.
Those are indeed actual chunks of piston Dave chopsticked outta the case,

Believe me, this was as hard as it looks. What do you get when you pair up a really heavy engine with a weak-tit? near hospitalization with hernia like symptoms.
If Tron were real, and Tron were here, he'd ride the shit outta this thing just the way it is. Still a long ways to go, but with the pleasant weather we've been having, seems I have some more time to get it buttoned up.