Saturday, September 27, 2008

Paul Newman 1925-2008

I worked at GT Bicycles late 80's early 90's, there was a Paul Newman Racing truck parked next door, I always checked it out hoping to see Mr Newman, I never did.

Try not to run GreenHouse into the ground too, OK?

It ain't true that the sun don't rise in Vegas, I've seen it once. "DBT"

I made through another Las Vegas trip of debauchery, after an afternoon of recovery & detox I'm feeling pretty good. 
Wednesday night the annual Nora cup awards went down, it was good to see everyone but I'm convinced an open bar is a bad thing.
Thursday I slept in & finally rolled over to interbike mid afternoon. 
Some observations: 
Currently BMX has a contingent of opinionated hate, mostly know it all blogger types, WTF? 
This metro sexual, emo hair, Flat brimmed, "outlaw tagger/DJ look", tight pants, Hoodys up, bullshit baffles me? I saw more bad bandanas than the David Lee Roth Eat 'Em & Smile tour back in 87. Of course being 42 years old might have something to do with that.
Bicycle People are still complete Kooks, I guess I fit right in. 
I did see about a dozen must have bikes, it's time to do a little buy, sell, horse trading, 
HDT is still holding it down, Coach should be proud, team members Steve Swope, Big Island, Michael Collins & myself uncorked night one, However Swope won hands down.
Haro primed Thursday nights activities with a 30th anniversary gathering of cake and beer in their booth which set the tone heading into the Mosh/Wasted space party over @ the Hard Rock. Wasted Space is Carey Hart's latest endeavour with bike builder Jesse Rooke and as it is with everything Carey does it had style & soul, I know it wasn't everyone's cup of tea but I had a great time & any cover band that opens with Ace of Spades is OK by me.  Yeah Lou!
Big Thanks to Haro's Tony "D" your generosity never ceases to amaze me. Bob for my badge. Also Thanks to Steve Crandall & Jon Paul for the kick in the ass I needed to actually show up. Hey TC I'm link crazy today...
A giant piece over the bar @ WS, a Gazillion scanned & doctored band flyers with the hand stenciled logo, Carey and friend have about 60 hours in this
These next three photo's are three Large ceiling lamp shades with an odd mix of illustration, I liked them.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I'm taking a few days off this blog crap to see some old friends & check out the interbike show in Las Vegas. I'll be back in time for Moto Expo @ Del Mar this weekend.

Mulligan Machine.

Derricks Mulligan Machine has been on my blog list for a few months now, the other day I was checking it out for the first time in a week or so &  as I scroll down I come across a picture post of my SR500, Damn!
A couple back and forth emails, bam, new friend and as the motor picture below indicates a lot of common interest, Check it out.

Trump from El Camino

Just like the Horse with the Smoke out events I could milk this El Camino swap content for a whole year.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Ryan Smith's Shovel

I love this bike.
I believe Ryan bought it complete from those Oakland based bad asses , rode the hell out of it, had a run in with a road sign, then took some time to heal up and rebuilt it himself.
Looks Good Ryan, hope to see you rollin PCH.

Sunday Afternoon R100/7 Progress

A whole lot of cleaning, polishing, bullshit, & beer going  on. Get down here Bob we have bikes to build.

Another Nice Commando from the El Camino Swap

Sunday, September 21, 2008

My Favorite Bike at the 33rd Annual El Camino Swap Meet

I love the idea of redesigning/modernizing old bikes way more than a restorations, It's just my thing, here's one of the best I've seen. This bike started life as a 1976 Norton Commando MK3, all the amazing work was done by Vintage Motorbikes click to see the full build story & Pictures. However finding someone to kick down the asking price $58000.00 may be a s hard as the build itself? 

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Birth of a Street Tracker.

McGoo and Willis are in the middle of this CB450 based Street Tracker build.
Man this thing looks like it's going to be a super fun ride.
keep us updated Mcgoo.
(edit) Sorry if my smart ass post got your build thread pulled from the hypocrisy that is the Jockey Journal. You know some of those moderators and their pleasant demeanors. Of course this is just the opinion of one man, Me. There's always the Metric Underground.

Go Steve Go....

This is getting interesting !

Monday, September 15, 2008

Hey Rouser

Otto Nero

I love the Otto Nero blog. There's always great bikes with a sprinkle of hot woman. I wish I could read it.

Stoked On BMX.

My nephew Sean finished up his AZ state points chase over the weekend putting him in second for the year. Thanks for keeping the dream alive Sean & I'm liking the murdered out INTENSE your riding. I am a Proud uncle.