Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial day

My sister's family and mine got together for the weekend. No bikes, hell they wouldn't let them in the campground. We managed to have fun any way.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Vintage Period Correct 2012

My mom's 2012 calendar is done and she is taking orders for it @ www.sometimethemagicworks.com . It turned out really cool I can't wait to hang one up.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Weekend round-up

Went for a ride to Guernville for a poker run with the Too Much Fun Club. I left Friday with a couple of friends, blasted through Santa Rosa and hit the Stumptown Brewery on reserve. After our first beer we talked our way into a free campsite behind the bar for the weekend. The poker run was on Saturday and ended back at the brewery. Great weather and good friends all is right with the world. Throwing that tent out on the ground has me ready for summer now. Memorial day and Born Free are next I cant wait.

met pat through the Ride to Born Free blog. cool guy, fast bike.

took the bagger 

the morning fog affects the brain somehow 

our bartender

never go to sleep first

what we call a soft ice chest 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tanks - A Lot!

My mom went to Oakland and shot some photos at Max's shop. she published this one the others are top secret, for now.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Out and about

Day two:
       Got the shovel up to 75 and she ran smooth.

a quick stop for a drink

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

It's alive...

The shovelhead fired and ran smooth, here are some shots from today no video I live in the stone age.

a little oil here

a little oil there

add some gas

a happy kid 

or two

kick, kick, kick

and a smile for all the hard work.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

one from Mom

Got something in the mail

it was my bars. I ordered a set from Jason at Special 79 and got them Monday. Fit them up trimmed 1-1/2 inches of the ends. They fit right and feel right, I have some issues with the electric starter to work out but I cant wait to take her out for a ride.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

one more from today

thanks to my Mother on Mothers day.

Sunday at the Port

If you cant buy what you want....

Made me an air cleaner. Well I finished it up last night. the only thing that had me held up was the element. I decided to use one of the old wire mesh ones I had hanging around.

Off to Port Costa for the afternoon. Maybe I'll bring my camera this time. See you there.

Friday, May 6, 2011

all waxed up...

and nothing to do.
     I spent the day with my dad, getting him motivated. His 56 still needed to get a carb put on it. He got the tanks off and found out the right one was cracked and brazed it (all fixed now). He has to make a throttle cable bracket for the new Bendix and it should be done. I spent most of my time watching him work and cleaning the surface rust off of the chrome. After I finished up with his bike I went to work shining mine back up, not much to it.
     I heard that there was going to be a bike and car show down town tonight, WRONG, but I wasn't the only one that showed up. A half dozen cars showed. I decided to go for a put around the marina with my daughter instead.

me and my girl, Memorial day 2007

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Flea Market finds

Went to the flea market for the first time this year and came away with a couple of vintage helmets. The bigger one has a 1966 U.S.A.S.I. sticker in it the other one has a leather liner. Not bad for ten bucks.

This thing caught my eye with the flames they are raised.
When I looked closer someone put them on with striping
tape and then painted the blue micro flake over it.