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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!!

I hope you have a Merry Christmas and I look forward to getting back to posting on a more regular basis in 2013.  I still have tons of content from 2012 to post.  At the moment, my bikes are hibernating in the garage but don't worry... Spring will be here before you know it.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


It's been well over 2 months since I've had any sort of regular posts.  Everything's good.  I guess I just needed a break.  This site is a one-man operation so if I'm not feelin' it, nothing gets done.  I expect that I'll get back into it all here shortly.

I certainly have lots to share.  While I missed most of the recent local rides and events, I did make it down to Tennessee and rode the Dragon's Tail, which was AWESOME.  I'll pull together some photos to share soon but there's no way pictures will ever do it justice.  You just have to ride it.

A couple of weeks ago, I made it out to Rad's Extra Sharp Motorcycle Show and took 1st place in the Sportster category.  Never mind the fact mine was the only Sportster entered.  There were other Sportsters there so I like to think my Sporty scared the competition away.  I'll get pics posted soon.

I went for a short ride today and luckily stumbled across the Frankensteiner's Ball 7 in Anoka.  Beautiful fall weather (mid 50s & sunny).  Lots of great cars (classics, rods, & rats) and a handful of bikes but I forgot my phone at home so no pics.  After leaving the Ball, I headed to Fatboys in East Bethel but it looked closed.  I hadn't heard anything about that.  I guess it's been a little while since I've been up there.

I had a great ride last weekend too (in spite of the fact it was chilly and wet).  Went down to Red Wing and also rode County Road O.  No pics from that trip either.

Many posts and pics to come...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Your High Beam Is A Little Bright

It's been a whole month since my last post.  Everything's good.  I've just been taking a little break from the blog.

It'll still be a few weeks before I get back to regular posts but I promise I'll have a ton of photos and stories to share.  In fact I still have a ton of photos from the Bearded Lady and Hog Feed to post (long overdue, I know) but the thing to really look forward to will be a ride report from one of the country's premier motorcycle roads.

For now, enjoy this photo of my Sporty enhanced with a little help from an app called Space Paint.  How cool would it be if your headlight really could shoot a giant laser beam?  I'm sure I could find a use for it in traffic or when I can't find a good parking spot.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

First Thursday - August 2012

The first Thursday of every month is bike night at Dulono's Pizza in Minneapolis.  The weather was beautiful so August's First Thursday was packed.  I rode my Sportster but oddly didn't take any pictures of it.  Anyway, here are some crowd shots.

The sun was shining on this custom bagger.

I have no idea what this is but it's clearly homemade.

Super Rat

I've seen this West Coast Choppers bike around town before.

Very cool chopped Sporty.

My favorite bike of the day was this raked out Triumph chopper.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Joint Hog Feed this Sunday

The Joint is hosting their 20th Pre-Sturgis Hog Feed on Sunday, July 29th.  It's noon to 7pm with free food at 2pm.  I'm a big fan of The Joint and I've gone to the Hog Feed before and it gets a good turnout and who wouldn't want a free meal?  Don't worry, this event has nothing to do with H.O.G. (Harley Owner's Group).

Here are some blog posts with photos from when I attended in 2010:
Part 1 & Part 2

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Full Tilt Chopper Show 2012 - Part 4

Here's my last set of pics from the 2012 Full Tilt Chopper Show in St. Paul.

The paint and engraving on this shovelhead were awesome (not to mention the rest of it).

Here is another pair of shovelheads I really liked...

...and a few ironheads...

... a Triumph...

... and some panheads.

This particular panhead was my favorite bike of the day.

Full Tilt 2012 was awesome.  If the guys put on a 3rd show next year, GO!!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Full Tilt Chopper Show 2012 - Part 3

More pics from the Full Tilt Chopper Show 2012...

I absolutely loved this shovelhead with the louvered gas tank.

There were lots of cool details on this hardtailed Sportster including the see-thru air cleaner cover.

I'll watch burnouts all day but I won't do one.  I think it's a waste of money to ruin & replace a tire and that it puts unnecessary wear and tear on your bike (motor, belt, etc.).  It also renders your bike unridable, which is never good unless you do a burnout in front of a place that changes tires.

This guy thinks differently.  He loves the art of the burnout and I'm sad to say I missed the one he did with his V-Rod but you can certainly appreciate how epic it must have been by what a mess the rear end of his bike is.  It left on a trailer.  I'm not a big fan of V-Rods but I will say that I love the horns above the headlight.

More Full Tilt photos to come...

Sunday, July 22, 2012

2012 Bearded Lady Pics Coming Soon

I still have quite a few Full Tilt pics to post from last weekend but I took nearly 250 photos at the 2012 Bearded Lady Motorcycle Freak Show yesterday.  I was there for over 6 hours and had a really good time.  Great bikes, people, bikes, music, bikes, beer, and... oh yeah, bikes.  Sadly, I didn't win a tattooed piglet in a jar even though I really wanted one.  Maybe next year.  It will take a little time to sort through all the pics I took but look for a series of posts soon.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Full Tilt Chopper Show 2012 - Part 2

Here are more photos from the 2012 Full Tilt Chopper Show in St. Paul.

Another shot of my bike:

I like the purple paint on this Triumph:

The headlights on this blacked out Road Glide are cool. I'm usually not a fan of the giant front tire look but it works on this bike.

Awesome lacey shovel:

Very cool Japanese chopper:

This old Harley gets ridden all over town, which is awesome.  I want to know how many miles the owner puts on it a year because it seems like a lot.

Clean and shiny Triumph:

I'd like to know the story behind the hand on this Dyna LowRider.  Kinda creepy.

Lots more bikes to come.  Believe me, I took a bunch of photos...
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