Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

Back by popular demand

Walt Ride itinerary, and all the data you need to know.

Sat, June 11- Red Wing to Niobrara, NE
Sun, June 12 - Niobrara, NE to  Scottsbluff, NE
Mon. June 13 -Scottsbluff area
Tue, June 14 - Colorado
Wed, June 15 -Coloardo
Thurs, June 16 - Scottsbluff area
Fri, June 17 - Scottsbluff, NE to the Sioux City greater metropolitan area.
Sat, June 18 -S.C. to Red Wing

Be at the Caribou Coffee, Red Wing at 0730 on June 11th. Be gassed and ready to go. Kickstands up at 0830.

Light camp gear will be needed. Don't bring the kitchen sink; tent and sleeping bag will do. Will be setting up at Tim's sister's house upon arrival in Scottsbluff. Expect a night at the state park in Niobrara on the way out. Tim said it has actual toilets and fetid water for your bathing needs. Cheap hotel could be possible in Sioux City on the return to RW.

Christian will lead the overnight foray into Colorado. He has a route. It's a twisty mutha.
El Link-O-reeno, right here:

Tim promises a wild night of debauchery in East Scottsbluff; it's where all the Amish bars are located. Dress appropriately; please, no buttons.

Bring booze. It's the Walt Ride afterall.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Official Walt Ride 2016 Countdown clock.

Please don't watch this for the next 19 days.

The scientific data just keeps-a-rolling in....

Even more evidence that motorcycle riding is good for you. According to Professor Fitbit, our ride yesterday from Red Wing to Minneapolis for the Ton-Up Spring Social was the equivalent of 17,078 steps; a climb of 140 floors and 3886 calories burned. Of course the 140 floor climb was attributed to the 10,968 foot-deep potholes we hit with our bikes; and the calories were offset by six bacon flights, a bag of pork rinds, 14 beers and three martinis that were consumed at the brew pub down the street. Where the 17,000-plus steps came in, I have no idea.

Mpls. Ton-Up Spring Social in (crappy) pictures

Camera phone photos. Couldn't really see the phone screen in the broad daylight, so most were a crap shoot. (Crap shoot, get it? Yeah buddy.)  Oh well. A swell time was had by all.

Bikes. Why, of course.

Tim found this in his drink.

The Usual Suspects

Fake old Ducati that is a nice new Ducati.
The superbike's superbike

Eddy Vanhefflin was there

BSA bits and parts

An array of bikes

Hey, look: a people shot.

A gaggle of old Indians

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Hear ye, hear ye... rant o' the day.

Learn to spell before you post motorsickle stuff on Craigslist; it's "brakes"; not "breaks." If you want to indicate to a prospective buyer that your motorsickle will actually stop, then you need to say "the brakes work dandy" or something to that effect. If  you put the word "breaks" in the ad, then prospective buyers will think that your shit is all busted up and broken. Get it? You can now return to your normal duties.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Burt Munro....Enshrined in hardware store.

'Tis true. Follow the linky link to another fine Red Wing website, SuperbikePlanet.com. Without further ado.....

And if you wants to read more about Ol' Burt, go here:

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Well, here's an idea....

The Minneapolis Ton-Up Club's annual Rockers Spring Social is May 21 from 1-6 p.m at Club Jager (923 Washington Ave. N.) An agenda could materialize as follows:

11 AM - coffee at Caribou
12 PM - depart RW
1 PM -arrive to show.
?? - depart show.

On the ride back we could stop by Dayblock for a beer/food, and I might suggest a return trip home through River Falls for a stop at Rush River Brewing to celebrate the first anniversary of the tap room opening and the release of its new Kirsche Berlinger Weiss summer seasonal beer. Yes, this sounds like a very good way to spend your Saturday.

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....