Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Tomorrow Wednesday 9/4
6:30-7 ish
850 Tamarack Ave Carlsbad, CA 92008

The 3rd Annual Old Gold Garage Co. Open House

I'm completely honored to have been ask to bring my panhead up for this event. Now I have to get to cleaning off a months worth of road grime/coastal rust, install the new chromed bits and hope she's still got some shine under there.
Dan has a lot of good stuff happening so come check it out.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Word On The Street

Word on the street is Jason has his Triumph up for sale?
This is an amazing bike.
Someone should snatch this thing up and enjoy his work.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Go Karts

I was thinking a couple of old go karts might be fun shop toys?

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Pat & I spent the afternoon riding up and down Coast HWY. We pit stopped at Hensley's for beer and fried potatoes.
Up until a week ago the weather has been complete shit so it's nice to finally feel like summer has arrived even though its mid August.

Friday, August 20, 2010


I tore my Pan apart to chrome a bunch of stuff that didn't make the first round and now I'm back to the SR500 for my daily transportation. Don't get me wrong that Panhead is a blast to ride but no replacement for quick, nimble and stopping power.
Welcome home.

Beach Cruisin

Well It's Been A Full Year.

One year ago Larson dropped off his Triumph for a simple front end update.
He showed up with an idea, an incomplete HD front end, A brand new Sportster wheel, which he thought was a mini drum hub.
We mocked up the stance and made a parts list & a plan.
Then in January Bob & I were bored so we spent the day lowering the stock forks, narrowed some drag bars, zip tied a boat light on & sent some photos to Larson.
A month later he traded the front wheel for a pipe kit, we made up a parts list & a plan.
I shot this photo a few minuets ago.
I've offered to buy it.
I even promised to get it done and off to a good home where someone would enjoy and actually ride the bike.
At this point I'm guessing someday it will get picked up as is and moved to another destination where it will also just sit in it's incomplete state.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Ship orders, pressure test tank, drop off plating, Cheese Steak & Beer.
Back to shop.

Ride For Lightniing

There's a lot of great stuff going on with this run.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Case Study House #22, Stahl House

The Case Study Houses were experiments in American residential architecture sponsored by John Entenza's (later David Travers') Arts & Architecture magazine, which commissioned major architects of the day,

including Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, Craig Ellwood, Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig and Eero Saarinen, to design and build inexpensive and efficient model homes for the United States residential housing boom caused by the end of World War II and the return of millions of soldiers.
The Eames' CSH #8 was assembled by hand labor in about three days. The program ran from 1945 until 1966. The first six houses were built by 1948 and attracted more than 350,000 visitors. While not all 36 designs were built, most of those that were constructed were built in Los Angeles; a few are in the San Francisco Bay Area, and one was built in Phoenix, Arizona. A number of them appear in iconic black and white photographs by architectural photographer Julius Shulman.

Rodney Racer

Ricky Racer

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Oil City, Pa. Summer Of 1985

Nearly every afternoon after work.
Grab a sack full of 39 cent cheeseburgers & head out to Stone Arch and jump into this icy cold crick/creek.
It washed off the dirt & made the humidity bearable for a bit.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Colin Winkleman 1976-2005

Cheers Colin!


Derec Garcia
10 years old & the kid could would fly sections 15 year olds wouldn't.


I've been internet free for a couple of days, spending my time dicking around with this sportster pipe.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


My friend Matt brought me some issues of Free Biker Magazine from his last trip to Taiwan, a Rough Crafts bike was one of the features and I loved it. Here's their latest creation via BikeEXIF.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Safety Problems

I've been riding this Panhead pretty much daily for a few weeks now & a couple of things were sucking.
One, I couldn't get the kickstand down with out reaching down and doing it by hand, Shit's either eventually going to lop of a digit or burn some flesh.
The second thing was blindly reaching for the shifter I ran into the upper coil connection and promptly felt my spine poking through the top of my skull. I figured I'll never do that again, well, a half a dozen jolts later I decided I should come up with a guard.
Today I fixed both.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Hensley's Wednesday Aug 4th

Let's ride to Hensley's for a little food and drink.
If your around ride on over.
Evening 6:30ish
5fwy & Tamarack Ave.
Last week was fun, Wompy & Jason rolled down from the IE, met Dave.
Good Stuff

Hot Rod SR500 motor on the Ebay.

link: Race Motor