Saturday, January 22, 2011

Old 97's






What can I say, Rhett and the boys did a great job. The sound tech on the other hand made them sound like worse than a teenage garage band. Fun but a little disappointing. Still one of the best bands around.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Masterpiece



Bird turns to Vic and says, "so, just the other day..."

This is CEC's masterpiece. It might be Birds swansong if continues at its current pace. This is Rob's 1940 EL full custom show bike and no its not done. Not even close if you can believe it. This bike is perfect in every way. This style is what I would like to call a Ventura Hot Rod. Little or no packer bar, Harley parts nothing British, polish, chrome and paint, functional tires, 3.5 tanks and bullet proof engines. These went anywhere, anytime, fast. I am so glad Bird has the opportunity to take his time (10 years), the craftsmanship shows. I will post more of this as the next week progresses.

Bob Kovak



A lettering and striping legend. He not only rubbed elbows with legends but worked with Kenneth "Von Dutch" Howard. He still lives and stripes here in fresno.

Storage


99% of what we own.

Ghost riding.

Cat Missing


If this cat goes missing, I would look for him in Fresno first Dave.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Paso Find



Marigold St. Paso Robles, found while appraising. I think she needs some Marvel Mystery Oil and some fresh gas and she'd be just fine. They are still out there. Dave found a Pocket Valve the other day and I saw this. Now someone needs to find me a pre 40' BTSV and I will be happy.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Frame Progress




This is a very late update to the 57' straight leg progress. Early last month I spent a day working diligently to get the neck back into shape. Bird tacked the splice into place and now I need to move onto the seat post (hammered in for no reason?) and the engine mount. Then I need to fill the many holes drilled as mounts over the last fifty years.

New Years Weekend





To say I shoveled snow would be an understatement. At the end of December we had 200% of normal snow fall for Huntington Lake. That weekend alone we got over three feet, two of which fell in about a 12 hour period. Victoria said that she about as much snow as she could stand for a while. It was a fun but an arduous task getting in and out and staying dry. The most fun (pun intended) was digging out my mom's machine that had been left under a tree since October. Yes October, it was under six feet of snow and narrowly missed a Fir that came down between it and Bill's Cabin. Sunday I got up around 6:30am and we arrived home after 5:00pm, there were few breaks from then until we got home.

Mens Wear, Clovis, CA.


Still there, still weird, still great. Mom reminded me that my first western wear came from there. They carry mens wear that hasn't been produced in more than fifty years.

Oh, and I have a twin there.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Pulp


I love mid Sixties to Seventies Pulp art work. So classy.

I will probably regret this..


I will probably regret this, anyone interested in a original VL springer? Let me know, rogerdotcom@gmail.com

Rod Serling Presents:


David wouldn't be suprised, Aliens prefer swingarms to straightlegs.

Moving


This is how moving makes me feel. This coupled with trying to prepare for school has me downright exhausted. Though getting phone calls from friends about 1915 Harley's hidden in garages makes me feel a bit better.

Trabajo con Sal y Paciencia

Speaking of Chuck and HWM

The Bouncing Souls, Hot Water Music and Dave Hause (The Loved Ones) did the rounds of Australia in December 2010 in a tour coined as 'The Budbath Down Under'.


The 'Budbath Down Under' Encore - Wayfarer from D.I.Wireless on Vimeo.

Shows


Deafheaven , San Franciscan post metal, think Godspeed you Black Emperor mixed with Darkthrone. They will be in Fresno the 11th.

Then I've got the Old 97's on the 20th in Santa Ana and if all goes well Mike Ness with Chuck Regan and Lucero in February. You can check out the new soul influenced Social Distortion song on the LaTimes:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2011/01/exclusive-social-distortion-premieres-new-song-california-hustle-and-flow.html

New License Laws

http://www.chp.ca.gov/pdf/media/10-40.pdf
As of the first license plates must be horizontal and above the fender. I am still debating if I am going to conform.