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.

It ain't Father's Day....

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