Went camping with Lil Mike over the 4th of July. I love riding with this guy because he'll ride anywhere! And the shittier the roads, the faster we ride. Seriously, it's kinda retarded.
Notice that the tracks come from the other side of the snow field! It took an hour to hump both bikes across, but it was worth it. What you cant see is the 4x4 Durango that got stuck when the driver decided that if we could make it so could he. I'm 99% sure that if he ever made it out, he's divorced by now...



What more could you possibly need?

The Hell You Say!

Ebony magazine, December, 1966

It amazes me what has been lost in the campaign for cultural sensitivity and political correctness. Try publishing this today and see how far it gets. It's a very different world children...

Things fall apart

Contrary to popular belief, I really don't like working on this bike--I just fix shit when it breaks. Unfortunately, I seem to break a lot of shit... The result has been a sort of roadside evolution: something breaks, I repair/replace it with someting that's laying around and then move on.

I heard Swazi Mike tell somebody "You don't build the problems out of a chopper, you ride the problems out..."

Tally to date: 2 engines, 3 girlfriends, 1 broken leg, 11 frame repairs, 3 jobs, 1 garage fire, and 3 transmissions. A pretty small price all-in-all.

Lean Like a Cholo

Shamelessly stolen from FSK.

EDR 2011

After "losing" my camera in a Mexican strip club, these are the only images left. I'm pretty sure that's a good thing....
And just in case you were wondering, yes it IS possible to get kicked out of a Mexican whorehouse. Who knew?

Ride. Drink. Sleep 3 hrs on the blacktop. Repeat.

I have no idea what is happening here, but I'm pretty sure it has something to do fireworks. Or strippers. Or maybe both...

It's not actually hot; J just doesn't own a shirt. But he does shave for minimum wind resistance: high speed/low drag

If you've never fallen for the old man with the buzz box, good for ya! I mean, what kind of idiot pays to get shocked? I could just play with my magneto for free. Anyway, this is the face you make when he cranks it to 10.

I did it twice, because I'm an asshole, and then I couldn't feel my thumbs for two days. My mother would be so proud...

Lest You Forget:

I'm From Texas.

Quote day from the Clutch Monkey ride: "That little guy; he don't need NO more!"

"I was never more present than at the moment of my absence." --Camus

I don't remember where I stole this tank pic, but it's nothing short of awesome. And that other guy has a pussy hat. Nuff said.


"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence becomes an act of rebellion." --Albert Camus
Rode to Grass Valley this weekend and stopped in to see our friend Dan about a tattoo he's doing for me in trade for some work on his Ironhead.
So I was already thinking about tattoos when I came across an article on the Selvedge Yard that kinda blew me away. These guys are killing it! I am constantly humbled by the knowledge that the lifestyle I love--from art, to poetry, to motorcycles--is all built on the backs of people like these. Look at the chest piece of the guy in the back--absolute gangster!
And Pam.....wow!

Friday Check-List

Righteous Moustasche'.........Check!
Hunting Falcon........................blowing it

To be nobody-but-yourself -- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle any human can fight; and never stop fighting.
--e.e. cummings

Sunday Morning Comin' Down

"Did you see where I put my ear rings last night?"
"Look next to the gun."
"This one?"
"No. On the nightstand. The one next to the pork rinds."


And just to clear up any confusion here, it was 75 and sunny.
I guess I should just be glad he wasn't riding a chopper...


Jockey Shifting is Not a Crime

But it will get you put in handcuffs.

So apparently crime is at all-time low in Sacramento and the budget can accomodate 3 CHP to write fix-it tickets. The cop actually said "I've never written a ticket for no mirror. I don't even know what the code is for that..." Clearly a top priority.
But here's the real lesson: if you ride jockey, don't downshift while getting pulled over. Apparently, the act of finding neutral looks remarkably similar to brandishing an uzi with murderous intent. It had been a while since I was put in handcuffs and groped by an over-weight man with an inferiority complex and an excess of spare time--thanks for reminding me that I am still on the right path.
Best quote of the day: HH looking a cop in the eye and saying, "I shoulda beat guys like you up even MORE back in Highschool." Sorry your shovel got pulled.
Update: HH will have his disco machine back by nightfall. And it only cost him $1500....fuck this state!


"Do I contradict myself? Very well then, I contradict myslef. I am large, I contain multitudes"

It's Friday, so get your friends together!

This guy is fucking owning it!

So, I'm putting together my own to-do list:
rigid shovel...................................check
way-over springer.......................check
righteous mustache......................check
2 chicks way-out chicks.........................fail

maybe I just need a bigger moustache?

Who's Got the 10 1/2?

Nothing like a good dick measuring contest to solidify the bonds of friendship. Just remember: it's not gay unless you make eye-contact.