Saturday, March 31, 2012


Friday, March 30, 2012


Thursday, March 29, 2012

It was the best of times..

3 bikes, one wreck. We towed all three to the police dept.

photo by Jeff Luce

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Weezer + Bosozoku Bikes?

Parts run & wrenchin

Italian Mail Order Brides

Montgomery Wards was a second rate Sears type store with a catalog and retail locations. In the 60's they sold rebadged Benelli motorcycles, like Sears sold Puch, Vespa and Cushman.
photo from PopSci 1967

Monday, March 26, 2012

Steve McQueen in Popular Science

Found a huge bonus in my weekend flea market pile of Popular Science magazines. November 1966 has McQueen testing some off road scramblers. Here is the entire article.

Popular Science

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Weekend in Mudville

Ralf's happy Hour at the fortress, Springfield Museum trip and many Z50 laps at home.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Showing Ralf our American Castles

Took a ride with Ralf to Newport, RI today. 80 degrees on the road, 40 degrees in Newport's fog. 220 miles of awesome.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Jan and Joelle stopped by to get some new rubber installed.
I also fixed the mysterious low beam failure on the Triumph. There is a relay that shuts down the low beam while starting. It was all corroded inside. The nearest dealer is 70 miles away. Nobody can cross reference the relay. Got a $6 car relay and then switched the #30 and #86 terminal wires in the plug. Success. The high beams were really pissing people off yesterday.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


The Beer Taps of Knowlegde


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