Friday, December 31, 2010

Snow days




So here I am bitching about the snow this week and then I come across these pictures posted on my favorite message board, These are photos from Speed Weekend in Funasdalen Sweden 2009. The Swedes don't give a shit, they're out there setting high speed records on frozen lakes. Click on any of the pictures above to go to the source of the pictures.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Got a helmet?

Shovelhead Motor Cycles

I'm posting this because we have about half a foot of snow out there right now in Upstate New York and I like to think about sunny days and my bike.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Trick Photography

Using your camera as a phone used to be a pretty bad idea if you wanted nice looking pictures. Now with all the filters, apps and what have you, it's pretty easy to get interesting shots. It's not fair. However, if you see a couple images with the EXACT same set of scratches or the same exact light leaks, the images lose some of their impact because you can recognize what filter was applied. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

Monday, December 20, 2010


I grew up aping this guys style. I paid a lot of attention to his artwork. I eventually gave up because I figured I was basically just copying someone else. I also lost interest when his work became synonymous with Metallica. Now I find myself enjoying the work of John Baizley. Looks like he took a few styling cues from Pushead himself.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Great Merciful Crap, This Rocks Hard!

And I happen to be friends with some of the guys in the band. Good job guys!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Some Great Bikes

I tell ya, I can't plug enough. The members are true blue gearheads and have the bikes to prove it. Here is a sample of one of the members photobucket accounts.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Sweet Shovelhead

I love this bike. Someone who goes by the handle BigDawgJrod owns it. I found this on the illustrious site under a "swingarm bobber" picture thread. Click on that link to see a ton of great bikes. Or go to The BADAC page to not only see more of the bike but see some shots of the work that went into it. Hopefully, he won't mind that I'm linking to his page. This bike needs to be seen. It's already being featured in The Horse, but I figured, I'd post some here as well.

Why do I love it? It's got a great style to it. It doesn't look like any of the other customs out there that I've seen. It has some familiar cues but a fresh take on them in my opinion. I love the white rims, the tanks, the blue grips the seat. Really, what's not to like?

Machine Gun Bike

That side car is packing some heat!


These are the machines my Dad works on. He retires this year.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Too Cold

My bike runs better in the cold but 21 degrees is ridiculous. I just posted this pic because when it's too cold to ride it and I don't have time to wrench on it, I can at least enjoy looking at it. I keep telling myself that I'm going to build a rigid someday (not with this bike. I like this bike exactly as it is.) but there really is something awesome about the 4-speed swing arm frames lowered a couple inches.

The Marlin