Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tsunami addition to the Harley Museum

Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Today the Harley-Davidson Museum unveils a special display featuring Ikuo Yokoyama’s Harley-Davidson® motorcycle that drifted for more than a year across the Pacific Ocean following the tragic tsunami that devastated parts of northern Japan last year.
The 2004 Harley-Davidson FXSTB Softail Night Train, recovered off the coast of British Columbia by Peter Mark, is being displayed at Yokoyama’s request.  He asked to have the motorcycle preserved in its current condition and displayed at the Harley-Davidson Museum as a memorial to those whose lives were lost or forever changed by the 2011 tsunami in Japan.
“We’re truly humbled to display Mr. Yokoyama’s motorcycle,” said Bill Davidson, Vice President of the Harley-Davidson Museum. “This motorcycle has an amazing story to tell, and we are honored to be able to share it.”
The remarkable story of the motorcycle’s survival and recovery made international headlines after Mark found it washed ashore on a remote beach on British Columbia’s Graham Island at low tide. He discovered the motorcycle, still bearing its Japanese license plate, in a container where the bike was being stored by Yokoyama.
Working with news agencies and representatives from Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada and Harley-Davidson Japan, contact was made with Yokoyama, who lost his home and currently lives in temporary housing in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Still struggling to rebuild his life in the aftermath of the disaster, Yokoyama declined Harley-Davidson’s offer to return the bike to him, although he was grateful for the offer and touched by the outpouring of support from Harley riders around the world.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


I just noticed that I have surpassed 10,000 views on this little blog. This has been little more than a way to chronicle my obsessions and movements within the sphere of my mind. The last five and half years have had so many waves and tides that I would have never conceptualized the state that I am currently in. I will continue as long as this seems a viable outlet for my neurosis.

So Amazing. I must go.

Thursday, November 22, 2012


No turkey for me. Rosemary lamb, Roberts broccoli casserole and some of the last Pumpkinhead Ale.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bates, Is it worth it?

These three Bates sets went for no less than $1600 in the last four weeks. It seems as though they have hit saturation status. Is it worth it? Is any of this worth that?

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Santa Rosa

Moises Twittering about beer. Honestly, if you want to know anything about beer, he is the man to ask. I had the Beligian. Nice and crispy. 

Went to the Bottle Shop, they had Pumpkinhead Ale left. I bought one six pack for Thanksgiving.

Pepper Plant! One of my favorite sauces from Gilroy. We used to eat this at Good Ol' Burger all the time. 

Bob admiring all the fall color on Old River Road. We took the long road around Hopland past Moi's house. I can't wait to take the bike by here. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Some kids can be great artists.

Friday, November 9, 2012


Went to Saucy's in Ukiah on Friday with Bob, Moi, Ash and Greggy Poo. The pizza was really good. We all tried different types of Pizza. I have to say the Margarita was the best in my opinion. It is pretty cheap and there are a lot of choices for drinks. Give it a try.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Riding on Pans

Jason and I out in Potter Valley for a beverage. Best therapy there is. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Bike Riding

13 miles with Bob up to Lake Mendocino and back. The weather has been so erratic. 80 degrees for a few days then 40 degree rain.