Sunday, February 28, 2010

Blind Faith. I just keep working on this bike with the mindset that it is going to start right up the first time I kick it. I have no idea when the last time it ran was (last time it was legal was 1987) or what the history is. It turns over and I believe in it. Is that enough?

Friday, February 26, 2010

Four banger. I stole this from a site that steals from other sites, so tuff titty.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

a BSA Bantam
and a Bantam?

Friday, February 19, 2010


1964 was a good year cruising through the Catskills on my motorcycle. Notice the distinct lack of traffic. The couple pictured, Mr. & Mrs. Ford Kip, were retirees who's residence was the Airstream trailer pulled my a Dodge pick-up with an automatic transmission. I met them when I was hiking around a state park overlooking the Hudson River Valley. I rode by their trailer as I was leaving the park, I was flagged down by Ford who invited me for lunch. We fellow travelers had an interesting discussion about life on the road. The month was September and they were following the sun south for the winter.

When I worked at the World's Fair I had Wednesdays and Thursdays off and toured the Catskills where the small inns (bar and restaurant downstairs and rooms upstairs) were in many of the small towns. Patrons would notice the Michigan plate on my motorcycle and inquire if I had ridden the bike to New York. When I mentioned I worked at the World's Fair they would ask me about the Fair. Nice way to travel and meet people a see the rural countryside.

A few years ago Betty and I toured the Catskills enroute to the Adirondacks. The Rockland House bar, restaurant and hotel is still open in Roscoe, NY. When I stayed overnight in 64 my room cost $3.00 with a bathroom down the hall. I was the only guest so it was my private bathroom.


ice cold ice

Thursday, February 18, 2010

weird? scroll down a bit and see my posed kick start shot...
thanks to PJ Deuce for sending me the random link.

Friday, February 5, 2010

tiny old soldiers, lined up, once again, for battle. and firmly in place. 21 inches worth.
all these pics taked today in an hour:15 the vans of time

tree monsters

pussy face (sorry)

pallet city, you're the mayor

main street, USA, coming atcha

dead eyes, boarded windows. movie set?

fake locked. they fell for it.

shit, it's almost 8:30

hands up

used to drink vodka here and write with sharpies

circuit bored

smartest person I talked to today

almost got away clean

back to nature

the final solution

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Charles the Chicken below a mid-restore MG. Wingnuts are awesome. Charles in charge.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Untitled from deliverance on Vimeo.

watching this now is kind of like comparing the before and after of...

oh forget it

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

If this photo isn't evidence enough, Chopcult friggin' rules. Great photos, awesome writing and a wide variety of topics. Check out the photo articles on engines and tanks...