Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sorry, Evel

But you got nothing on this one.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Random Motorcycle Picture of the Day

Good riding in SE Minnesota. That is all.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Farewell, Gord

It's no secret that we like music and we've been known to promote it here once and a while, and we've been known to spin some vinyl at our off-season gatherings. On that note, rock and roll lost one of its greatest singers/frontman last night. Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip passed after fighting brain cancer since 2015. Our favorite from the Hip is the album "Up To Here." Find it and play it loud. In the meantime, enjoy this short:

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

For some, it was a day of toil. In the Old Salt Mines, of course

These two schmoes got to ride motorsickles all day in the Driftless area of  'Sconsin. Mindora Cut, chief among one of the riding locations. Still plenty of good riding left.

Monday, October 16, 2017

We like Junior

You like Junior. Everyone should go see Junior.

Junior Brown at the Sheldon this Sunday

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Random Motorcycle Picture of the day

And it is vintage, too.

Historical fact: cops were the first stunters.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Don't forget

Bigburn/Octoparty tonight 6:30 at Windbeam Farms. Be there. All the cool kids are going.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

What to do?

Hows about this?

And don't forget, Saturday eve is also the Big Burn/Octoparty sponsored by the Red Wing Ironworks Motorbike Club.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Good to know....

Gotta love those warning stickers.......

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Big Burn sculpture comes to life

Getting ready for the Octoparty/Big Burn next Saturday, Oct. 7 at Windbeam Farm. All the cool kids will be there.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Cold War Ride, part III

The final installment.
In rural North Dakota, you can pose right smack dab in the middle of the road.

From the atop the Nicollet Tower.

Inside the Stirum, N.D community hall, where they used to play high school basketball.

Zach is the king of the pothole prairie.

Neal at the old homestead outside of Oakes.

Evil triplets doubled.


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Cold War Tour Part II; inside the silo

The whole point of this ride was to visit the nuclear missile launch facility in Cooperstown, N.D. The site, Oscar Zero, has long since been abandoned by the USAF as part of the START treaty signed by the US and Soviet Union. The state of North Dakota recognized the historical significance the nuclear missile sites played in the Cold War and turned Oscar Zero into a museum. Worth the trip. Here it is, in pictures, of course.

Type in the secret code, insert the house key and give these knobies a twist
 and it would have been Ka-Boom City on the other side of  the globe.

Johnny, is it suddenly warm?

The chair of Armageddon; comforting to know, right?

Missile crews worked 24 hour shifts and were locked into the launch capsules
buried 50 feet below the surface. Coffee powered these guys through long shifts.

If the elevator did not work, you'd get hauled up from the launch capsule via a dumbwaiter.

Lock box that stored launch codes.
Would you trust these guys to run the show?

First Ducati ever parked upon a missile silo.

Blast door of epic proportions, yo.

Entering the launch capsule.
Them is big locking pins, right there.
Atop missile silo.

Outside Oscar Zero launch control facility.

At the missile site south of Cooperstown.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

What happens when you send a bunch of photographers on a motorcycle ride to North Dakota?

You get a ton of photos, that's what. Round one of the Cold War Tour of North Dakota. (we visited a defunct Minuteman III nuclear missile facility near Cooperstown, ND. Who knew the end of the world was so nearby?)

Nicollet Tower near Sisseton, SD. It's a 75-footer.

Literally, out there. And this is what it looks like.

The David Brown tractor on the Lambert homestead.
Yes, this is the tractor James Bond would drive.
Yep, we visited silos in a Soviet Block town.

No one, and I mean no one, can resist a photo with a large fish statue. Neal doing the selfie.

Roaming the Prairie Pothole region of ND

Brett reflects upon life in the prairie. Hahaha.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

A few from the North Shore Shindig in Finland, MN

Yep, it's way up there in the Arrowhead. For those of you who don't know what that is; it's the pointy area of northern Minnesota along Lake Superior. And there is a shit ton of gravel, fire roads, single track - and thanks to a lot of rain -a lot of mud and puddles. Fun as hell? Ya, you betcha. Am I tired this Sunday eve? Ya, you betcha. A good time was had by all.

What makes a great tire stand? A fire pit grate, that's whut.

Apparently we were not too far into the ride: bikes are far to clean at this point.

Coming off a forestry road, pre-crash, of course.

As usual, a good group of guys to ride with.

Tearing along a wall of some really loose stuff.

Getting ready to head off down another forestry road

This is what a broken foot peg looks like on a Honda Africa Twin....

This is what the field repair looks like on a Honda Africa Twin.
 Locking pliers are your friend, boys and girls