Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Found some photos that I thought I had lost in the crash. Enjoy, they are from Born Free II.


'Don't ask' judge refuses to stay ruling
Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer

San Francisco Chronicle October 19, 2010 04:00 AM Copyright San Francisco Chronicle.

"The federal judge who declared "don't ask, don't tell" unconstitutional denied the Obama administration's request Tuesday to let military authorities resume discharging openly gay and lesbian troops while the government appeals her ruling."

Amy Poehler said it best three weeks ago, at 1:25


I hope everyone registered to vote as yesterday was the last day to register in California. Remember if you have registered in another area you can still vote there come election day, even if that is a drive you are still exercising your rights.

Monday, October 18, 2010

A Different Time

I can't even explain how amazing this photo is. Repost from Kuckle Buster.

Mister Crew


Great post about turn of the century clothing developed for first generation automobiles and motorcycles.

Just on Ebay

Original paint 41' Harley.

Dave May Want a Tractor,

I want this.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Boots while working?

No? Here are the consequences... Oh and the white thing in the center, my tendon.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010


Actually Fun. I would go again.

Thursday, October 7, 2010



I was recently asked, well, what is a bobber? Now I am no expert by any means but the term which has become synonymous with triumphs, red and black paint and white wall tires has little to do with the true condition. To my understanding the term came about post WWII when GI's that had returned from the war with their new found brotherhood and motorcycle skills took to "Bobbing" or shortening the fenders on predominately American motorcycles. Indian's and Harley's to be more centric. They bobbed the bikes to reduce the weight and often added Flanders risers, Hellings and Stellings Bars and 18" wheels for increased riding endurance and handling. These groups of riders often formed clubs to some great press, though this is a whole other article entirely. these machines of which I focus solely on, are of the Harley make were of their time a way to "race on Sunday, ride to work on Monday," relationship. These riders often traveled long distances for TT, hill climbing, and enduro racing to name a few. Now many think that the Knucklehead was the preferred combustion for their stead but that often wasn't the case, JD's, VL's, and Panhead's also filled that job till the mid fifties when a new tide was rising. It is a fascinating and often overlooked form of customization in the lineage of motorcycle development but one that first ignited my love for vintage iron.

Florian Bertmer

Florian's work is one of controlled detail, painstakingly produced. His graphic design and lay out is second to none (I would have to put Aaron Horkey in a different category because of surrealism painting though his graphic design is similar). A mix of religious iconography and cult ideology all done by hand and Micron pen produces work which brings strong gut reactions. I have seen people scurry away in fear of what they think it represents while I have seen religious zealots marvel in its detail. The most interesting part is his partnership with shirtsanddestroy.com which allows regular folks to collect his work with relative ease.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


"Do not approach or attempt to reason with motorcycle riders. When possible, take down their license plate number and call the police.

Learn the existing noise codes in your community and how it applies to motorcycles. Lobby elected officials for EPA stamp enforcement.

Raise public awareness in your community and speak up at public hearings and meetings.

If you see a motorcycle shop opening up in your community, organize with community groups and send a clear message that the sale and installation of illegal exhaust systems will not be tolerated.

Riders who choose to ride with illegal exhaust systems ruin the image of the lifestyle and sport of motorcycling for others. Responsible riders and motorcycle clubs should advocate the use of legal exhaust systems."

noiseoff.org is a legislative group against anything loud. In California if your motorcycle was manufactured after 1983 SB 435 effects you. Know that that voices of few can commandeer the rights of many when we don't vote.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

This Is Not True Craftsmanship

Stealing someone elses work isn't true or original. You know that he has to be feeling pretty horrible about himself.

Handcrafted Original Work

David A Smith - Sign Artist from Danny Cooke on Vimeo.

I immediatly thought of David Bond when I watched this excellent short film on a glass sign maker. The time and execution to be able to stay steady on one project for 70 hours to six months is incredible. In a world that is continually becoming automized and twittered it's nice to know that there is still a niche market and class of people that still appreciate true craftsmenship.