Saturday, March 28, 2015

Skunked again

Thanks for nothing Aerostich. Though we thoroughly love your riding gear and other products; and with bated breath we wait each and every spring for the new catalog. But dang it, what does it take to make the cover? There is no shortage of trying from the members of the Red Wing Ironworks Motorbike Club. We sent in pictures that showed dog piles of dudes stacked high in front of the Ben Ash Monument in South Dakota; we've sent pictures of us crammed in over-sized Adirondack chairs from Arkansas; we sent pictures of us in front of the "welcome to" sign from Peculiar, Mo., we've sent in photos of exalted jubilation from Colorado - all while suited up in your finest creation: the Roadcrafter riding suit. What gives? Are we not good enough? Are we not special enough? Do we not ride far or hard enough? Regardless, we are a determined bunch, and someday - just someday- we're gonna make the big time.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Imagine that....

Little Timmy was  born a day before the King of Cool - Steve McQueen himself. Oh, the things you'll learn around here. Of course, McQueen is famous for his cinematic motorcycle exploits including the famous jump over the border while being chased by angry gun totin' Nazis in the epic, "The Great Escape." (Hey Beemer freaks, in spite of it being a stolen Wehrmacht BMW, it was actually a Triumph on which he attempted his jump to safety.) And who can forget his appearance in "On Any Sunday" with Malcolm Smith. And here is our photo tribute to Steve-O, a name he probably hated being called.

It snowed again

So what do I have for you? Another random motorcycle photo of the day post. I hear it's going to be in the 50s next week. We should probably ride so I can post fresh photos. Stooopid weather.

Mark in Colorado.... Trying to earn Aerostich catalog stardom. We shall see.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Top ten reasons why Evel was so evil

From Esquire magazine. Watch the video of Evel durfing it at Caesar's Palace; a classic still to this day.

This post brought to you by the Evel Kneivel stunt cycle.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

After two years of suffering through winter purgatory......

.......we are  finally benefiting from some decent weather. Tho the upcoming week will probably be a total turd by the looks of the weather charts, it's been dang dandy getting out for some miles this past week. About time, we say. After a day in the saddle with a good friend, nothing beats a martini at the end of the ride. Go make one now; you deserve it.

The Ninja is alive.

Our man Christian squeezed out another 20+ horsies on the Ninja 1000 with all sorts of upgrades. Test ride today down the river and back proved that:
1) the bike runs well.
2) the bike is very fast. Only a bolt of lightning is faster. But barely.
3) a good time was had by all.
4) the Stockholm Pie shop expanded it's space over the winter.
5)my Tiger now has 309 miles on the clock and can be ridden up to 6,000 RPMs.

Tigers and Ninjas spotted in Stockholm. Bad plot for a movie? Hardly, my friend. Hardly.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

On the docket

April 18. Flood Run:You know the drill. Lots of cruisers, light beer, drunk fat ladies, a ride around the Lake, etc. etc. etc.

May 1-2: Vintage Torque Fest: Dubuque, Iowa. Can't say much about it; never been there. But Dubuque is cool, isn't it?

May 3: Slimey Crud Run: Invented by Peter Eagan and Benjamin Franklin.

May 15: Oil and Ink Expo: Minneapolis. Display of bad ass moto-sickle art.No stick figure drawings here, bub.

May 24: GLMC Bonzai Road Rally: sorta a scavenger hunt via two wheels, yo.

May 29-31: 39th annual Hiawatha Rally: Beemers and such. Obviously because it is hosted by the Minnesota BMW owners club. Go get yer German on. Money Creek Campground, Money Creek, MN.

May 30: Rockers Spring Social Motorcycle Show: Clubhouse Jager, 923 Washington Ave, N. Minneapolis. Cool bikes and a good show put on by the Ton Up Club - Minneapolis.

June 5-9; the 46th annual Walt Ride: Red Wing to Fond Du Lac for some racing. To New Glarus for beer and riding. Errr, make that riding and then beer. And seriously, there will be no tour of Minhaus Brewing in Monroe this year.

Daytona 200, right here.... live on Fans Choice TV.

Pretty good coverage.

Another Triumph emag, right here.

Happy reading.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

It's here.....

Riding season that is. This safety message brought to you from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

Random Motorcycle Picture of the Day

From Indy flat track race while at the Indy GP, sometime ago.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Walt Ride 2015 schedule right here.

Thanks to Christian for putting this together after a beer soaked discussion at his place on Saturday.

Friday 6/5: Tim retires and we leave RW about noon, arrive at Mark's house.
Saturday 6/6: Vintage Road Races at Road America.
Sunday 6/7: Late start, ride to New Glarus. Dinner at the Glarner Stube.
Monday 6/8: Ride around New Glarus. Will not visit Minhas Brewing, except to point and laugh.
Tuesday 6/9: Ride back to RW.

There are three hotels in New Glarus, two of them will probably not appreciate us, so it's back to the Swiss Aire. I expect rooms to be about $110/night or less, as I don't see anything on the calendar for that weekend.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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....