Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Motorcycling is good.

Duh, we knew that all along as we learned that philosophy from Andy Goldfine, who developed the Aerostich Roadcrafter riding suit. And he's been named motorcyclist of the year by Motorcyclist magazine. Congrats, Andy. Well deserved. Your gear earns pretty high praise down at the Red Wing Ironworks Motorbike Club house in downtown metropolitan Red Wing.

Nice story in the Duluth News Tribune, here:
Goldfine motorcyclist of the year honors

Mr. Goldfine, right, gets to know some of the riff-raff from our humble club.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Random motorcycle picture of the day

Pan-O-rama of the recent Konawerks bike show in Minneapolis.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Big-Burn prep work.....

1) Two kegs of Rush River Beer (for the record, Unforgiven amber ale and Bubblejack IPA. Good shit, Sherlock.). In the house and ready to rock. Check.

2) Thirteen kiln dried pallets read to burn. Check.

3)Fair Marie making food prep plans already. Check.

4) Jumbo pack of Solo cups. Check.

5) Motorcycle themed sculpture built and ready for combustion. Check. (Thanks for the chairs, Scot.)

6) Forecast for Saturday: sunshine and 70. Check.

Damn near good to go for the 123th Red Wing Ironworks Motorbike Club's Big-Burn/Octofest.

Test run of the custom made beer drinking table
 constructed of scrap wood reclaimed from the city dump.
That's 'Merican ingenuity, right there, all right.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Random motorcycle picture of the day

Why it's a trophy girl.... Might have something to do with the Octoberfest Big Burn on Oct. 1.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Great bike show put on by Konawerks in Mpls.

All kinds of goods stuff showed up; big bikes, little bikes and all sorts of crazy stuff in between. If you didn't go yesterday, well Bub, you missed out and you'd better get your ass there next year. We need more bike shows like this that are an alternative to the generic gathering of samey-same black Harleys. Don't get me wrong, there were some sweet Harley's present, but the cool old stuff that strikes more to the heart about riding vintage iron than promoting the "lifestyle." There is a difference and shows like this highlight all the crazy bikes out there and the do-it-yourself-ethos. Rant over. Anyhooo, this bike show was held in Grumpy's on South Washington and officially sponsored by Konawerks Hair Shop to promote prostate cancer awareness. Without further ado, photos, yo.

Cool helmet; ugly bike. Of course, it was in the Ugly Bike Category.

Very sweet vintage Honda, re-done top to bottom.

Bad ass dash.

We've seen this one before, but can't help taking pictures of it because it is so cool.

Don't be hatin'.

Didn't get the low down on this one, but probably the smallest bike at the show.

Whatever happened to hookers and blow? Times are changing.


Good crowd turned out.

Actually, a Benelli badged by Wards and sold stateside. See photo below....

And here is the entire bike in its original unrestored condition.
L.A.Nik rode this bad boy in. We thought the helmet was cool, too

This is what we're talking about, Willis.

L.A. Nik, author, entertainer, the unofficial Mayor of Minneapolis
 and all-around Benelli lover, with some schmoe from the Ironworks Motorbike Club.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Snake River Canyon? Piece of Cake

Stuntman Eddie Braun nails motorcycle jump over the Snake River Canyon. Evel tried it in '74; didn't go so well....