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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Once again I'm off to do a little "trip out" but not as much riding....
Andy P and Paul picked me up at the airport.... Oh boy jet lag!
After a nap I figured I could help set up
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Slowly have been working on the new project. Tore the entire thing down, thankfully, and found a couple surprises inside the cam cover.
Frame was next: Started to cut off old tabs and get frame ready for a little molding and clean up.
Up at Pats Machine Shop.
Hmmm, broken tappet and the generator gear also broke in half. Somehow it got lodged inside the cam cover and didn't hit a single gear when we had it running.
New pistons are next, along with a good cleaning of the cases and frame. We'll see if I can get it done by October...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Dropped him off this morning at the airport, and he's currently somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean right now, enroute to The Trip Out.
Hey, keep an eye out for our bikes. They're somewhere below you!
Loaded up with shirts, stickers and patches.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
For about the last week Wolf and I spent in Holland, we started to search pretty hard for bikes in the states to start another project with. Immediately after the Rogues party, Rogues member Limp showed us his next project, which really was only gasoline on our fire.
Fast forward to last week, Friday morning about 4:30 AM, California, sitting in bed searching the Internet for my next bike, I happened upon a '67 shovelhead. Still a little jet lagged, I emailed the guy twice, but he was on the west coast, so I knew it would be a couple hours before he got back to me. Bored, I called the only other guy who was probably up at this ridiculous time, Wolf, and we met up for coffee around 6:30 AM.
Finally about an hour later, after I had showed Wolf what I had found, I got an email back with a phone number and called immediately. Long story short, we were headed to Nevada Monday morning to pick up my new shovelhead!
Silver Lake, Carson Pass
Still smiling after being inseparable for the past 4 months
After a quick test ride, a money count, and a handshake, we were westbound again.
Stopping to enjoy the view and check the tie downs.
Next day, Jeremy and I quickly tearing it down so we can build it up!
... To be continued! Hey Wolf, you found anything yet?!
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Flashback to the final night in Holland: Tattoos in the clubhouse by Skully
Next morning, cleared customs with our last Dutch hangover
Back home, party with the brothers and friends!
The clubhouse packed full with bikes after a night of partying! Good to be home when it looks like this! Just missing two bikes still...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Once again, we're down to less than 24hrs left in Europe. For so long August was only a distant idea, not even a reality. But before we knew it, we had left Sweden, the Rogues party was over, and our bikes, for the first time in 3 months, haven't moved an inch.
It's still hard to imagine that we're going to be in California tomorrow, even with the boarding passes printed out on Beers dinner table. The trip has really flown by, with hardly any time for it to really settle in.
A huge thanks to everyone we've met along the road from this trip and from two years ago. This has been another great adventure, and hope to see you all in California or Europe again soon!
Picture: crossing the dyke for the last time, enroute to Opmeer.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
With an open schedule after Sweden, we were able to sandwich the Rogues 35th anniversary party between two trips to Belgium. The first was immediately after we returned to Opmeer from Sweden. With the second being the weekend after we had sobered up from the long party with the Rogues and the other people we had met from our trip.
The first trip didn't take much convincing. With a quick look at the weather, and feeling confidant about the bikes after we had just rode the 1,200km from Sweden to Holland, we figured this would be a good, easy, last trip for us.
About 20km into our trip south, the weather already had different plans. And after arriving at Hanks house, my tranny also had other ideas about the ease of this last big trip. Another typical adventure for us in Europe!
Wolf and Jaspy enjoying the sun, not the view.
Rainsuits on, and with 4" of rain on the highway as we went through Amsterdam.
Finally to Hanks house, thought I could enjoy a cold beer...
...but only after I spent 3 hours diagnosing the problem. We figured it out, and the shovel was now push start only for the ride home.
Great time with our Belgian family!
The week after the party, and some maintenance on the bikes, we were able to enjoy some local rides and summer sun.
Wolf and Wicky
Wolf and Gerry
The time had finally come: although the sun was still shining, the bikes needed to be boxed up if we wanted to see them before October.
Bikeless for the first time in almost 3 months! Hitching a ride with Gerry in his Buick.
All you can eat sushi with Gerry and Limp and their ol ladies. Wolf and I, hopefully on our last date together for awhile!
The bikes were boxed up, but Belgium called one last time. Danny had invited us down to his place way back in May, but we were bound for France, and unable to stop by. Better late than never, we were finally able to stop by and say hello in August.
Bike collection; ridden all the time.
Next day, Danny and his wife took us out to explore the countryside on a couple of their own bikes.
After a day in the sun, we all ended up together for one last party with everyone from Belgium. Another great night, thanks for all the hospitality, and we'll see you all soon!