Friday, May 6, 2016
Niko sent over Move Around's 5th issue, with French celebrity Matthieu Pichu as the cover boy. Move Around is a bitchin small print mag from France, with Bikes, tattoos, punk rock, and more bikes in it. Also has English translation to all us who can only speak another language when we're drinking!
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Found a truck on Craigslist, and after I installed a small gate in the morning, figured I would load the bike up, go to the bank, and head down to Santa Cruz to look at this thing in person.
Perfect day. Tshirt weather all the way.
Altamont Pass up ahead.
Thanks to our SHITTY freeway system here in California, I made it to the top of the Altamont and had to pull over to tighten some bolts on the rear fender. Besides that though, ol Purple Drink ran great.
Made it to Scott's Valley and Josh's shop
Lots of projects including a newer Landcruiser motor swap and an old LeMans, and this old CB750
Josh and I rode the rest of the way to the truck.
In all reality I was just looking for an excuse to go for a ride! Oh, truck ran fine too. Didn't need to tighten any bolts on the way home...
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Monday, May 2, 2016
Ran into a pretty big pack of bikes yesterday in downtown Sonora. Turned out it was the Nor Cal Cycle Swap crew headed back south. Got to talk with Bill from Biltwell for a bit before they headed south along the Goldenchain. I love how small the chopper world remains!
Thursday, April 28, 2016
As usual, took a completely good running bike, and tore it apart! Well only the ass end.
A bike without a sissy bar makes it hard to travel the long distances with. Anyway, this was priority number two, after the "mid boards".
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Since my motor is not quite back from being rebuilt at Pats Machine Shop, I somehow got suckered into working on a couple of the other bikes that are close to getting on the road.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Last friday we went up to check out the swap site by D&D Rods and Rewire. As you can see, there is a fucking lake behind us. We had another heavy spring storm friday, and basically once again filled the field with water.
But don't worry. Weather for the next couple of weeks is going to be in the 80's. Down right hot a couple of those days! Either way, we didn't get much done, besides drinking a couple freezing cold beers.
Yes, it started to hail on us for awhile too...