The old Ford...

I may end up regretting selling this thing, but as time has moved on and my son has gotten older, I find myself having a blast with him and his passion for cars. I love this truck and have enjoyed the shit out of it over the last three and half years, but it only scratches a small itch and I would love to be able to have something truly insane to play with. Motorcycles are my love, but when you have a kid who has a passion for something that you, yourself have been into, then you find yourself realigning your focus. I've got plenty of time to mess with bikes, but I can only really do that alone...and that to me seems a little selfish. Instead, I think I am going to teach him some of what I know and maybe learn even more along the way. 


I guess I learned something the other day...

Being that I'm not a real big Corvette fan, but knowing a LITTLE something about them, I have never really given much of a shit for C3s. I know them as way less desired than other models and actually knew a guy in high school with one that was an absolute pig of a car. 

I was watching Mecum the other day and saw a 427/435hp car go for something like $750k. I was floored and called my dad, who knows more about me when it comes to this stuff (well, because he was there). He sent me an article today.






Did me some fisherin'.

Caught a black tip in the low country fishing offshore about a mile and a half.


How appropriate...

Before its time...

Seat finished...

And man did it turn out better than I thought. This was an Old Gold seat that I bought to use on the '69 build. I was just going to use it as it was, but an old friend who is good at this kind of thing wouldn't let me run it like that. I'm glad to have friends like that. 



A couple of more orange pieces for the '69. I swear I'll do nothing else crazy.

The seat is a sneak peak by an old friend.


I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts...

As a long time stoner/doom/sludge fan, this year (especially this summer) is going to be one to remember...and hopefully for not the wrong reasons. The perfect storm of things are occurring and it has me being skeptical about things.

1) Sleep is finishing up a tour. They hadn't been to Atlanta in 21 years prior to this, so it was kind of a Great White Buffalo experience. They may never be back, but I was there.

2) Acid King released their first album in 9 years. I haven't ever been a huge fan of bands fronted by women, but Lori S. is a total badass and albums like Busse Woods are the kind that you can play from start finish and not feel like you stopped bobbing your head.

3) High On Fire came out (just this past Tuesday) what can be debated as their best album to date. I love High On Fire and have listened to them for a long time. If I can avoid missing one of their shows, I go to it. I'm a BIG fan, so to say that it's arguably their BEST album is saying something. Not only that though...they'll be here on August 22nd.

4) Neurosis is doing their most extensive US tour in 15 years. They're playing here in Atlanta the week before High On Fire (and both weekend shows to boot). Much like Sleep, I've never gotten to see Neurosis live and may never again, so I'll be at that one as well.

Now I know that's all Bay Area bands (but I mean come one, we are talking stoner metal) and there is plenty of other stuff that has happened in the genre, but these alone make this summer kind of a big deal to those who are fans...and that's the reason I'm skeptical. I'm hoping that it's just some sort of cosmic alignment where the Universe gave an assist to a genre that has some long overdue recognition coming its way. With most things though, you don't want throngs of people ruining it, so I hope it's not the bands realizing that they need to capitalize on the surge of hesher kids who are into it for this year, because that only means it's a moment in time and will be over when people find the next trend to be "different" with.

I know all of that sounds ridiculous, but let's be honest, everyone is a bit stingy and I'm being selfish about what is turning out to be one of the best summers of music I've experienced.

Rant over.


New High On Fire...wowzers!

Alright, being a long time fan of this band I'm always excited for a new release...this one takes the damn cake though. The whole album is fast becoming my favorite from start to finish that Matt and the guys have ever produced. By far though, the song titled The Cave is the one that is making my skin tingle. I wish I could link it, but there isn't anything out there yet. It's flat out amazing.



Not the store at the mall, the buckets that keep our heads from becoming mush in the case of some dumb ass turning left without looking.

I got myself one of these Bell Bullitts to give a whirl. These bastards are nice.

The boss...

So like an idiot, I punched my tank and cracked the paint. Needless to say, it needed a saviour. Thanks to Heckman Customs, it got one.


Smokey Mountain Chopper Fest...

There are pictures, but I'm having a hard time with remembering.
Sent from spaaaaace...


Midnight Rambler...

I want an old Porsche so bad.


Black Trackers

Works Performance coming through for the '69.


After all these years...

I still love this bike.

Mission Accomplished...


Holy Jeebus...

Amazon Dash...

Amazon's new Dash button will make ordering household items as easy as the push of a button. Paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, etc. will be available in a snap. 

They also came out with the "Colorado Edition."


Big Wheel...

A little color for the mag...

I swear I won't go crazy with the Orange shit...just some touches.


A year ago...

As of yesterday, it's already been a year since the world lost Dave Brockie. Time flies, man.

Rear laced...

Will be a roller soon. When John gets me the paint and my special guest gets me the seat...I'm excited about it coming together.


Sandblasted and looking clean...

Cheap & Chinese...

But it's gonna do the trick.

What's your clearance Clarence.

Checking things out on the motor before I have the machine work done. Think I'm gonna have to massage the cases or the mag casting. They apparently beefed up the cases right before they axed the generators.




I went to Colorado last month...that place is bananas.


I enjoy putting together this rig...

Such a cool, clean approach to top end oil feed on a shovel. I did it for the blue bike and am repeating it on the '69. Maybe I should start selling them.

My Bobby ain't playin' no foosball...

Ridin' around, lookin' around...



It's a roller. I've cleaned up my garage a little since then.

So Good...

I have to say, I think I may have found a new favorite band. These guys kill.


Bringing it back...

The blog has been sitting idle since September 22 of last year. A lot of stuff has been going on and I've been slacking. I'm moving forward with the progress on the two girls at the same time and I hope to have the '69 done by the Smoky Mountain Chopper Fest.

North Face

I liked this little bag and it fit my tool roll perfectly. Decided to make it my tool roll bag.

Coming along...

After the move, I'm finally getting back in the horse with these two builds. I keep finding stuff that I need in boxes and shit. It's tough moving, but it'll get there slowly.

This got a polish.


Hellcat dyno run...

Want to touch the hiney.



That time of year...

The best of the pumpkin beers.


Even though I know the likelihood of me winning one of these is about as high as that of me being able to shoot the moon with a slingshot, I still buy a chunk of raffle tickets every year for the Wheels Through Time giveaway. I hope that one day Dale will pull my ticket and I can add a bike that I previously wouldn't have been able to (I got kids to feed) to my collection. This year he's doing TWO giveaways, a 1935 and a 1936 VL...oh come on little rock...hit that moon. 

The upside is, they're a 501c3 organization, so that status makes contributions tax deductible. If you don't win anything, well you helped keep the doors open on a museum, so you get to toss that money in with your other charitable contributions on your 1040. 



One day I will get to see them. I wish it was still with Chris Haikus, but all things come to pass.


Oh Daytona Special WR...

Please find your way to my house.

Wheels Through Time...

I missed the Larry ride this weekend, but I had a few hours on Saturday and took my son to WTT for a look around. Ran into some friends and got Matt to fire up some bikes for my boy.

Swing arm for sale...

Early style with no zero fitting or rib. Just back from the powder coater. $175 shipped in lower 48.


Get out and enjoy the air...

It's been a long time since a post and I can't recall ever posting an article, but here is one that I think touches the very depths of what I think of social media, people's faces being piled in a device and the lack of conversation or exploration for humans in general. We're moving closer to a WallE/Idiocracy type society and it infuriates me.