Friday, April 19, 2013

New sneaker for the 100,000 mile special

This will be sure to piss off a bunch of doo raggers this Summer. For some unknown reason, Harley made some pinkwall tires. Maybe to make the bitches happy, who fucking knows? So it was a huge flop. Got this Dunlop for $77 out the door at the local HD boutique clearance rack. I left the blue film on it, looks purple. The HOG club will be outraged.

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Plaza Azteca is our local Mexican joint. Always fun.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Music to riot by

Friday, April 12, 2013

Shut Up & Drink

LIFE photo by Ralph Crane, 1971


Bud Acker,  West Springfield, Mass.
1948 Riverside Stadium racing program

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Norton Hat

Got on the bike tired from a busy night shift, still have more work to do. Gotta move a chick's big Blazer and put the fiberglass roof on on it. I have been hustlin' and scratchin' lately to get some money in pocket. Winter was slow and being totally broke and cold was no fun.

Car headlights flashing to warn me of the DMV inspector parked at the old Burger King on Buckland. Shit. Modulate throttle and use traffic as a screen so he doesn't see the repair plate on the bike.

Get onto the interstate and give it the juice, get away from the man.

In my peripheral vision is see a fluttering. I look down to see the ball cap in my halfway zipped tankbag jumping around and trying to make its escape. 90 mph and gloves made it hard to grab onto. Whoosh! There it goes.

"FUUUUCK!" I yell with no-one to hear me. I had won the hat as a door prize at the British Iron party and really liked it. It is hard to find a good hat for daily use. I have a couple expensive Vanson and Ducati hats, but you can't trash a $30 hat working on your bike or winching wrecked cars out of swamps. This hat was my daily hat. I became very depressed.

I had to make my 10 am Blazer appointment and I also risked DMV interaction if I went back to Buckland Street. Oh, well. Another day I should have just went home.

I posted my emotional loss on Facebook with a note of a possible rescue mission later in the day. Butch said he would check one side of the Interstate on his way home and I should check the other side of the lanes. A good plan.

Then, out of the blue. Kellie texted me and said her man, Michael Taylor, had read the post, saw the hat, and retrieved it from the swale between the HOV lane and high speed passing lane. A risky move requiring much bravery. He dropped the Norton hat off at my workplace.

Michael really made my day. I was genuinely happy and also surprised.
Never underestimate the power of Facebook.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Triumph 850 bobber gets a new home

I hope BFG gets a lot of enjoyment out of that British whore.

Max gets a sidecar ride.

Helmet Scores

My pal Cory was cleaning his basement and hooked me up with a 70's Arctic Cat 3/4 and a Simpson sidewinder. Free is Good.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Beer Taps of Knowlegde


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