Sunday, December 29, 2013

Walt Ride 2014 planning meeting

Will be this Saturday, Jan. 4 at 9 AM at Caribou Coffee in Red Wing. Bring yer maps.

Contrary to rumors, this woman will not be at the planning meeting.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

From all of us that work diligently behind the scenes

of the Ironworks blog, have a Merry Christmas. And keep in mind that we are already past the shortest day of the year and the days are getting longer. Spring has begun.

This message officially approved by Drunk Santa

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Here by popular demand is Corsica.

A wonderful little island in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Italy but actually ruled by  none-other than France. Whoa, bet you did not know that? See, you can actually learn something at this blog that isn't blather about motorcycles and booze. Anyhow, our foreign correspondent Paul S.took a lovely trip there this fall and discovered that the island that gave birth to Napoleon is also full of motorcycle culture. Here is a look:

Well traveled BMW

The next bike Christian plans to buy

Twisty mountain roads? Right here, Bub

Large animals that like to rest in or near the road.

Expensive bikes and boats. Probably owned by Euro-trash.

Tight one way roads; can you say pucker factor 10?

Some Euro dude. And of course he is on a Beemer.

The new Grom. Which in French means Grom. No one really knows what it's name means.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Things are starting to rumble on the Walt Ride '14 agenda

There's been some talk about Arkansas; some talk about going east, and the latest development might be for heading west to the world's best tiki bar in Great Falls, Mont. It's 1028 miles from Red Wing. Could make for an Irontbutt Association Saddle Sore ride, too.

Want to take a moment....

to thank everyone for coming out to MMN on Saturday night. Good food, and friends, and we certainly got our fill of all things Isle of Man TT, the greatest and most dangerous race on the planet. Next month, Paul W. will host.

Good night to our good friend, Peter O'Toole

He starred in the classic film, Lawrence of Arabia, in which he portrayed WWI hero and Brough Superior addict T.E. Lawrence. Mr. O'Toole punched out today at 81.
Peter O'Toole

T.E. Lawrence

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Motorcycle Movie Night is this SATURDAY, DEC. 14 @ 7 p.m.

It's bigger, it's badder, it's more jiggity than ever before (well, that's a lie, but I gotta sell this thing as being fun.). Two documentaries are on tap; all I have to say is get your Isle of Man groove thang on; both cover the famed race from different perspectives. And because of the pending Xmas event, be prepared to spread good will, cheer and all that BS. Marie will make some of her World Famous chilli, and there will be other surprises for my riding  brethren (and not just Amish hookers, this time...) Be there, tell your friends, family and co-workers it could get ugly on Saturday.

This event and blog post officially approved by these guys and tea baggers everywhere.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

to all from the Red Wing Ironworks Motorbike Club... And please, enjoy this random picture of Johnny....

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Work in retail selling shoes....

and be in a fake motorcycle gang like this guy. (My sarcasm for the day). Just had to get this out after wasting time watching the "Devil's Ride" on the Discovery Channel.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Tonight is the first installment of Motorcycle Movie Night

And Tim promises free booze, and he's got the good stuff, too. Ark ark ark.

This post is Albert Einstein impostor approved

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

From the Dept. of Corrections

November's Motorcycle Movie Night is on Saturday, Nov. 9.... If you show up on the 8th, you will be there by yourself and with no movie to watch, no beer to drink, and no friends.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Goodbye Lou Reed

Believe it or not, he did a scooter ad for Honda in the 80s....
And here it is.....

Sunday, October 27, 2013

News flash.....

As of Nov. 2, Smokey Row Cafe will be no more. Our home for coffee, breakfast, pre-ride gatherings will shut its doors next Saturday. This has been the official coffee hang out for the Red Wing Ironworks Motorbike Club for many years. Its owners have always put up with our presence and we are sad to see this place go.

More man stuff

McQueen: bikes, chicks, smokes, booze, fast cars and yes, motorsickles....

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Man Who Would Not Stop at Nothing is gone

Famed and noted long distance rider John Ryan was killed Sunday in a motorcycle accident in northern New Jersey. Ryan was the subject of book "The Man Who Would Stop At Nothing" penned by Melissa Holbrook Pierson, chronicling the life of Ryan as a long distance rider. Ryan was also a speaker at the Very Boring Rally last August in Duluth and was noted for the "NASA" patch on a very well-worn Aereostich Roadcrafter suit that he kept on round the clock. John was a member of the Iron Butt Association as are some members of the Ironworks Motorbike Club. Godspeed, John.

For basics on the story, go here.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Listen up.... Motorcycle Movie Night Schedule. And here it is:

Nov. 8 - at Tim's
Dec. 14 - at Bill's
Jan. 11 - at Paul S's.
Feb. 8 - at Rob's
March  - at Paul W's
April - depends on weather.  If it is nice, who wants to watch another month of crappy motorcycle movies? We're riding, bitches.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

A big thanks to the Ironworks Motorbike crew

For making last night's October Fest Big Burn a fun night.
To Thor, fro bringing the tap gear.
To Little Timmy for grabbing the back-up tap
To Tom for bringing additional beer
And to the Fair Marie for having a good supply of aspirin on hand this morning.

Scenes from the Octoberfest Big Burn

Monday, September 30, 2013

Things are lining up just right... Now I hope it doesn't rain on Saturday.

1) Rush River Unforgiven Ale (5 gallon keg)?  Check
2) Tap gear from Thor for said keg of Unforgiven Ale? Check
3) Plenty o' firewood? Check
4) Sculpture by famous artist Horst Forkenspoon ready to burn? Check
5) Food prepared? Check
6) Invite list sent out? Uh Ohhhh.....

No worries, Saturday is the 125th annual October Fest Big Burn party at Bill's. Celebrate another grand year of riding motorsickles with the best ever.

This post Mr. Sock Puppet approved

Riding with Bubba.....

Our man Sir Robert visited the HD dealership in New Richmond, Wis. to catch the incomparable Bubba Blackwell; the man that has beaten all of Evil Knievel's jump records. Here is a peek.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

September already?

That can only mean one thing: that October is next and that brings the annual OctoberFest/Big Burn party at Bill's house.  The date is set for Oct. 5; expect swear words, arm punching, beer guzzling, and stoopid jokes.  Bring what you will, Clarence, but rumors are afoot there could be a keg or Rush River. Sculpture provided by Horst Forkenspoon.

These chicks will be there chugging beer.... Not really

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Mr. Happy saga

Funny read about Mr. Happy......

'Tis the season

of pea gravel on Wisconsin roads. One of our favs, County SS has received the dreaded chip seal from Lund, Wi., onward. You been warned, brother.
This post is Mr. Sock Puppet Approved

Sunday, August 25, 2013

VBR Roadcrafter competition..... All the news is here

Our man Christian represented us well in the who-can-get-in-and-out-of-their-Roadcrafter-fastest competition at this weekend's VBR rally in Duluth.....

The Roadcrafters are carefully placed on the stage.

Christian appears to have the lead over his competitors

A grasp of the main zipper and it is into the home stretch

What? A stuck zipper. Victory slips away

An interview that will soon make its way to every large media outlet world wide

No prize, but a handshake with Andy Goldfine, the founder of Aerostich and designer of the Roadcrafter riding suit

From The Dept. of Stuff To Do

This afternoon at 5 p.m. be at the Red Wing ELC (Environmental Learning Center) to hear about Doug’s motorcycle trip to Vietnam last summer....