first try

first try

Monday, July 23, 2012

More Smoke-Out Stuff


At some point....hippie chicks with fire appeared......why not?

Friday, July 20, 2012

Led Sled Customs

The Led Sled convoy showed up at the Smoke-out, and the army deployed bikes and rods all over the show field. All sportsters, all mayhem, all good. These guys party hard! Oh, and, the bike they built for the chop-off was perfect. Low slung, all business and trick as hell. You'll see this in a ton of mags real soon.     


Monday, July 16, 2012


We didn't make it to the Smoke-out last year Lucky for us, last years winning chop-off bike made an appearance this year. What a clean, well executed bike. Dig it.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Boston Mikes Wicked Bike

The first night of the Smoke-out ended in a dark cloud hanging over our campsite neighbors. "Boston Mikes" crew lost one and one went to the hospital. As we lay in our tents that first night ,contemplating our own mortality and hoping the end was quick and painless. You realise that this is where we belong. Among our chopper brethren. Our lives we've chosen comes with more risk than other people may be comfortable with. It's these ragged edges we dance on that feeds our souls . In the distance you could here the rumble of motors, the occasional burnout at 3am and, the laughter of long lost friends.

The next morning I awoke to one of the coolest choppers I've seen in ages. The crew from "Boston Mikes" unveiled their Chop-off Bike. Twin front cylinders, wicked paint, tank molded to the frame, handmade snake taillight. I'm sure it will be in a ton of magazines and all over the net but here's a taste.      Condolences to Mike, George and Crew. 

Smoke out pt.2.2

More Random Goodness....

Smoke-out Part 2

The rest of the weekend was pretty much a blur. Here are a few shots of some of the highlights.

This is XS Speeds scoot.... Damn fine.
I'd club a baby seal for those taillights!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Oh Noooo!!!!

Quit calling me!!!! It was a joke . No I'm not gonna toss out a garbage can full of old S&S carbs. And No you can't have 'em......
They, however, may be available for purchase....but we aint givin' em away!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Smoke Out

Allrighty kids. It's been a couple weeks since I've posted, but, I've noticed alot of people have been a little slow updating their blogs lately. Could it be that everyone has been thrashing to get ready for either the "Smoke-out" on the East coast Or... the "Born Free" show on the West coast? That's my hunch, and my excuse.
Last Tuesday, Darren from "Liquid Illusions", Zach & Roy from "Pin-up" and myself, left the STL for a few days of riding, hard drinking and homebuilt choppers on the East Coast. Zach and Roy rode the first leg, 7 hours to Nashville Tn. While Darren and I enjoyed the air-conditioned comfort of "The Mothership"
Day two. After finding out that everyone was running late, we decided not to wait,and to head East and meet everyone that night. By everyone I mean, Brian from "Black Sunshine Customs". Grimey From "Stripped Down Cycles", the crew from "Pappa Clutch" and Pat and his crew from "Led Sled Customs", as well as "The Horse Long Road Riders". The initial plan was to convoy into Rockingham with these fun-loving chopper jockies. However as night fall fell onto us, Wednesday Night, in Shady Valley, Tn. Only Black Sunshine, Stripped Down and Jeff Fording (Pat from Led Sleds Brother)joined us and "Long Road Riders" for a pig roast and the first real night of partying.
Day Three started with a nice hangover and a gallon of water. Thanks to The Long Road Riders for the moonshine! Best I've ever had. 180 proof of velvety goodness. Zach took over controls of the mothership and Darren and I fired up "Ol'Blue" and "The Mantis" and took off after the Long Road Riders.

 We soon meet Brian and Grimey at the first gas station, then shortly after, Michael Lichter and his photo convoy rolled by. We jumped in line behind Michael for 30 miles of photo shoot through the mountains. Wish I had photos of the ride but was holding on for dear life. If you ever are lucky enough to get in on a lichter shoot....Don't skip it! Legendary photographer whos probably ridden more miles backwards than anyone foreward! And, a nice guy to boot! Myself and Jeff Fording got separeted from the pack and the two of us hightailed it into Rockingham. Another class guy. Brother, I'd do the miles handlebar to handlebar with you anytime.

 Cheers. To be continued.....

Scrap Metal

Wubbzey told me there was a CV carb around here somewhere...
Rummaging through the trash can of scrap aluminum....
AHHH...There it is.
Someday I'll make it to the recyclers, get rid of some of this junk and make some more room around here....