Monday, February 28, 2011

Frank Buckles RIP

Frank Buckles enlisted for World War I at 16 after lying about his age. He made it home again and ultimately became that war's last surviving U.S. veteran, campaigning for greater recognition for his comrades-in-arms before dying at 110.

Buckles, who also survived being a civilian POW in the Philippines in World War II, died of natural causes Sunday at his home in Charles Town, biographer and family spokesman David DeJonge said. He was 110.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hartford Bike Expo

Approximately .00001% as much fun as being in DeLand for Bike Week.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

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Retro Duckpin Bowling Day

Our yearly family event was a ball, get it? We rented out the secret basement bowling alley at the local Polish Club for the afternoon.
Duckpin is a Northeast thing where the pins are small and you get three chances with a small ball to knock them over. The balls are small enough so the kids can play as well. Cheap, wholesome fun.
We gotta machine up some gear shafts for the caretaker. His 70 year old pin setters are hard to find parts for.
Sierra won for under 13 and Korrin took the adult trophy.

Photos by Kellie Dilling

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

POSTPONED! Heavy Party

new joint isn't ready yet
so stand down and we will keep you in the loop

Monday, February 21, 2011

world wide ride

As the cabin fever continues, I had a few hours of escape Saturday night.
Kellie and Mark were able to get "Long Way Round" from Netflix.
It is a BBC show following the adventures of Ewan McGregor of "Trainspotting" and "Moulin Rouge" and his unknown actor pal Charley Boorman.

The Road of Bones

They plan a bike trip around the World from London, across Mongolia and North America.

The first few episodes are slow. The planning somewhat boring. You and I could plan the trip from our garage with a fridge full of beer, but these guys have a fully staffed office.

Charley digs KTM and is negotiating to ride the twin Adventure model on the trip. KTM gets a major fail as they bail out of sponsoring the ride at the last minute. The factory rep claimed they thought the two riders would fail on their quest. I think KTM didn't want a network program showing their bikes broken down in Mongolia and no parts available anywhere in Asia.

They end up with BMW GS1150 Adventures and become the best advertising for BMW since the Paris-Dakar Rally.

Once in the saddle and on the road, the two riders, and two 4WD support vehicles head East. Europe is easy and they meet the unpredictable characters that you usually meet on a true road trip.

Border crossings are sometimes a hassle as the group is somewhat disorganised, even with 3 full time secretaries back home.

Kazakstan is actually a real country, not just made up by Borat. The trip gets hard there and it is not easy, even with the support fleet.

We watched the dvd until after midnight and the party ended before the trip did. I went home a burned my eyes for more hours on youtube finishing the journey.

Although it was not a 100% pure trip due to the support crew, you still can feel the desperation and hopelessness of the bleakest parts of the trip. Impossible to continue forward and no way to turn back.

Using charm, teamwork and good thinking, they make it to the end of Russia. The North American half of the trip is almost boring, even including the non riding faggotry of Orange County Choppers.

Over 100 days in and the trip is winding down. Ewan and Charley are having that strange twisted battle in your soul of how much one can love the road versus the deep longing to be with your family and children. I have had such feelings from road trips and it is a difficult gig to explain.

After close brushes with 4 wheeled assassins, they embrace their families and return victorious to London.

I know the show has been around for 7 years, but it was hard to find. The two have since taken another long trip down to Africa and up the Americas. I will try to find that one next.

Last Winter we met two guys doing an even longer trip riding 1930's Nimbus bikes with sidecars. They just escaped Egypt this week. Check out their unsupported journey at The King Croesus Contempt for Death trip

Saturday, February 19, 2011


I have a short attention span and the high speed internet makes it even shorter. That is why I am amazed that I read every single page of Tony Adamowicz's website.

Written in an easy going style, he relays the story of starting out racing a Volvo P544 in the mid sixties to racing at the 24 Hours of LeMans in a Porsche 917 and a Ferrari. He also won a Trans Am title, raced the real Cannonball Run and the BF Goodrich Corvettes.

Check it out yourself

Friday, February 18, 2011

belt buckle made by Todd

the original art by Eldorado Rampage

Thursday, February 17, 2011


cabin fever is large, want to travel.
awesome photo from Glenn Phillips' photostream

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

new shirt design

Thanks to Phred for cleaning up our pizza box scribble into usable art.
See Phred's Stuff

Monday, February 14, 2011

riding with backup

A little noise on a cold Sunday

Free monster truck tickets made for a fun day with the boy.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Duckpin Hardware

Secret Squirrel has been busy in the underground lab. He made the trophies for next Sunday's big event. You might even call them super bowling trophies.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Shinya Film

very well done

Shinya Kimura from Adam Richards on Vimeo.

30 seconds over tokyo

The dude was a legend before he fucked up Tokyo.

Big Balls!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bill Elder

The Beer Taps of Knowlegde


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