Saturday, November 26, 2016

Out and about

An afternoon of some back road gravely stuff with Sir. Robert. And, yes, there were STILL bugs out there.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Just because it's gonna snow a little bit today...

...doesn't mean we gotta get all boo-hooey about our riding season coming to an end. It means we get inventive and do stuff like this to tide us over. This will be fun and we plan on being there.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Time for an Octoberfest/Big Burn re-think?

This has sooo many possibilities. We have 11 months of planning ahead of us.


Triumph Bobber revealed...

...last night in Minneapolis at Tattersall Distillery in good ol' Northeast Minneapolis. We were there for the coverage with the presidential election action-force news team (they got nothing else to do these days...) with cameras at the ready. No movie stars; no famous peeps, just a great crowd of Triumph lovers and the like taking a gander at the marquee's new Bobber offering. Did someone say free drinks and a t-shirt? Yep. Reason enough to go. By the way, it is a pretty damn cool bike.

No clue who this is, but she liked the Bobber.

Triumph brought along some other models, like the traditional Bonnie. Nice orange paint.

Cool bike but check out that giant still in the background.

Fit and finish... and paint.... is spectacular on these bikes.

What better place to have a bike gathering than a distillery. Pretty cool.

Tim contemplating the future of his BMW.

Super models posing with the riff-raff.

Unveiled 9 days ago, the new Scrambler.

Friday, November 11, 2016

It's not every day you get to park your ass upon a rare motorcycle...

But today was THAT day. Details of which we will not go into (no, it's not stolen...), a very rare Honda NR showed up in pretty ol' Red Wing. It was in need of some attention and an ex-AMA guy from Florida was flown in to get this 750 roaring again. I was happy at the chance to get some photo time with the bike but was limited to this location as the bike is not road legal. The NR race program goes back to the late 1970s but this example designed for the street is from 1992.It's famous for its oval pistons and eight valves per. Depending on what you find on the internet, Honda made approximately 300 examples of the bike, which retailed for a whooping $50,000. Most of these bad boys went straight away into collections, one would guess. Talk is, that this example may be the only one in the US of A. This bike is amazing when you see it right in front of you, and it sounds righteous. Here is a link with a good history of the NR. Enjoy the pics.

It ain't another day off from work, Bub

It's Veteran's Day and don't you forget it.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election Day America

Remember, head to the polls and vote Moe....

This post sponsored by the Seriously-This-Is-The-Best-We-Could-Do Political Committee.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Be careful out there....

A few crashes over in Wisconsin, one of them deer induced.

First motorcycle movie night is this Saturday

7 p.m., Nov. 12 at Little Timmy's.  A documentary? Action movie? Classic 60s biker flick? Rom-com? Who knows and who cares. Might even be warm enough to to ride a motorsickle to the event. Now, that would be a first.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

What's good in yer tank beside gas?

This stuff. Seafoam, it's bad-assery in a can. Great when it comes to storing motorcycles for the long winter nap (We ain't there yet, so hold the stoopid comments, Francis.) And it's Minnesota made. Here, here. And it does so much more than a plain ol' gas stabilizer. It cleans shit, too. And if you ask nice, the company might even send you a cool sticker for your toolbox. We're whores for stickers around here.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Don't get all twisted in a knot, Willis

Yes, we know there is a cruiser in this video but it's our job to promote and report on all things motorsickle related that more or less happen in our fair city upon the river. Take your dose of Calm The F**k Down. It's in the medicine cabinet, upper right side. You'll be all right. It seems that Red Wing Shoe is partnering with Indian Motorcycle, also based in Minnesota,  to promote both boots and motorcycles. Well, imagine that, Cletus? Red Wing Shoes will make specially badged boots for Indian; and Indian will make a special bike for presentation at the Red Wing Shoe store in downtown Red Wing, which incidentally, is located right next to the Acme Incorporated Tower where - high atop - these very editorial offices are housed. Here is a link if you like to read stuff:

Red Wing Shoes and Indian Motorcycles

And here is a video if you like to watch TV...

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....