Sunday, October 30, 2016

Time Machine Travel only with....balls

Yep, that's right. This dude is gonna do 28 hours of riding in one day. Say what?  How can that be? Hey man, do the math. He did, and he is gonna cover 1700 miles in one calendar day when we convert to daylights savings on Nov. 6. Rider Paul Pelland will gain an additional four hours as he crosses the times zones of the US of Friggin' A. And guess what, Charles? He also has Multiple Sclerosis. So hows does that sit for having giant noogies? Pretty damn well, we'd say. Story here, yo:

Multiple Sclerosis Rider

Flux Capacitor my ass: we got daylight savings time.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Special Edition of Motorcycle Movie Night in February

The film Easy Rider will be screened at the Sheldon Theater in downtown Red Wing on Friday, Feb. 3 @7:30 p.m. This is part of the Sheldon's Film @ the Sheldon series. Come on down, see a Mutha of All Biker movies at the beautiful Sheldon. Seven bucks, you can swing it. Cheap. Who knows, there may be a pre-movie gathering somewhere, too. (Yes, there will be.)  And as a bonus, Rob has regular Motorcycle Movie Night on Feb. 11. Whud up with dat?

Thursday, October 20, 2016

It's MEA weekend...

The wife has fled for the Windy City for a girls' weekend.
The damn dog wants nothing to do with me.
You can do but so many projects and chores around the house.
What's a poor boy like me to do?

For starters....
Raid the bourbon bunker.
Go riding.
And buy a shit-pile of motorcycle magazines.

Monday, October 17, 2016

So it's mid October, it's 75 degrees...

it rained today and it's sorta balmy-sticky out right now and we hardly seem to be of the mindset to discuss Motorcycle Movie Night, our annual rite of passage during the --ahem -- non-riding months. (Read that to mean Winter.) But progress needs to be made and the Politburo of the Ironworks Motorbike Club regime has laid out the following schedule for MMN.

Nov. 12 - Tim
Dec.10- Christian
Jan. 14 - Paul, Jr.
Feb. 11 - Rob
March 11 - up for grabs (or Bill, Scot or Paul, Sr.)
April 8 (TBD; Hopefully, we'll be riding already. Wouldn't that be nice?

Our party is the best party, yo. Unibrows not required.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Say what?

Riding on Sunday?
Presidential race got you down in the dumps?
Did the dog crap on your new naugahyde divan?
Is your mother-in-law coming over to show you fabric samples?

Well, Bub, do we have news for you;
Sunday, 9 AM
Caribou Coffee, Red Wing
Kick stands up around 10 AM
Direction TBD.

Chase away trouble, go riding. There it is.

This post sponsored by Creepy Clowns, Inc. Putting-the-Scare in the Masses since 1958.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

It's a long way to the bottom

It's not how fast you are moving, but how high off the ground your noggin' is that determines how hard it will hit the ground; GIF below, illustrates:

Good reminder of why we ought to wear skid lids every time we're on two wheels, even if you're riding slow.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

So da boy, for my birthday, long ago in the summer, scores tickets to see Dinosaur Jr at First Ave on Friday. Pretty dang cool, sez I. Dino Jr. performed great, awesome show. The opening band was Steve Gunn and the Outliners outta Brooklyn, NY. Intriguing band; reminds me of Television, a little bit like the Velvet Underground to some extent and Luna. So I bought the CD "Eyes On The Line." This is one of the better CDs I've heard in a very long time. Can't stop listening. Found a video of one of the songs cut from the CD on YouTube and -kabaam - it's got a damn motorsickle in it. What the? How freaking cool is that? If you like music a little off the beaten path, catch this guy next time around.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

And to think that I saw it on Central Avenue....

This morning found me on a couch in a house in Minneapolis and just a few blocks away from Diamond's Coffee shop on Central Avenue, which is the de-facto motorcycle coffee hangout in Nordeast Minneapolis. To my surprise upon exiting Diamond's was a beautiful old BSA, possibly late 30s/early 40s Gold Star, though there was no badge on the tank. Always fun to visit Northeast Minneapolis as there's always a cool, old bike parked somewhere.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Must be a bike show going on somewhere in the world

All kindsa stuff  being showcased here....Save yer pennies and go buy one. We need to save the economy.

new bikes. Duh.


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Here's your chance to do something fun on Friday....

Yeah, we think that Red Wing gets a little stodgy sometimes. Seriously, how many times can you  watch an oompa band play in the local park in one summer? This Friday at the Sheldon Theater the Caravan Du Nord comes to town. Sponsored by the Minnesota Music Coalition, it's a fantastic way to showcase some up and comers in the world of Minnesota music in the alternative set, more or less. Take that to mean you ain't gonna see any of this:

So, here is a link for the details and it's cheap. Don't be stodgy; get off your ass (we know, it's a horse in the photo...) and go.
Caravan Du Nord

Big Burn, the movie

Video of Ms. Ironworks '68, our very own trophy girl work of art, going up in flames at the annual Big Burn/Octofest.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The beer is tapped and on ice

The weather is perfect, and Fair Marie is cranking out food in the kitchen. Going to be an excellent night for the annual Big Burn/Octofest.

Miss Ironworks "68 and the official hooker-upper of the high tech beer tap system: Little Timmy.

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

Unless yer kids brought you to the Blind Lizard rally on Nicollet Island in Minneapolis. A few from yesterday's gathering. We ran into s...