Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Film making icon Bruce Brown passes

Known for documentaries on surfing and motorcycling, Brown brought the sport of motorcycling to the American conscious with his film "On Any Sunday". Mr. Brown, sadly passed away on Sunday.

Bruce Brown remembered

No matter how many times we watch "On Any Sunday" it never fails to entertain. And at a time when "bikers" were a notorious lot, Brown captured the true enthusiasm of what riding is about. And don't you forget that, Johnny. A legend and icon, Mr. Brown will be remembered for a great contribution to motorcycling. Do yourself a favor and catch "On Any Sunday" now.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Scenes from the IMS show in Mpls.

Friday night is a swell time to attend: crowds are light; plenty of room to move around and company reps are at ease, and there are a lot of stickers. (Did we mention we are whores for motorsickle stickers? Yes, we are.) Good Gawd, did the new Honda Gold Wing attract a lot of old men. Too many octogenarians swarming around to get a good shot. Oh well.

Old Iron at the Mpls. Ton Up Club Exhibit

Norton. Fast. Dead sexy.

Pink bikes have their place, too.

Old Harleys, the way they outta be.

'65 Triumph. Damn, left the checkbook at home.

Retro modern: Royal Enfield had a nice turnout of bikes.

Tank selfie of two schmoes.

Croig has an exhibit with some cool Mn. inspired bikes

World Superbike ride of  2017 champ Johnny Rea.

Excited to be a part of it all. Brought to you by.... Spectro Oils.
 Yes, Spectro oils. The rep made me do this picture.

The flat tracker that Indian should build. It garnered a lot of attention. Build it and they will come. We implored the Indian rep to do so. But what do we know?

One of a kind for now....Hopefully, more will follow.

And yet another angle.

Some kinda BMW bike: RRXRRPGY 1200RRR, I think?
 Who cares, it caught my eye and it's bad assery at its finest.

GS tank profile. Anyone know what the white blob is? It ain't the Isle of Man....

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Xmas video

Why the hell not, right?

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Random Motorcycle Picture of the Day

Spotted recently in Indy....

Paint by Benja-min

Monday, December 4, 2017

Random Motorcycle Picture of the Day

Damn it, Jim. My arms are too short.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Over? Over? I don't think so.

We certainly don't think we're done riding for the year just yet. Yep, the weather will take a major dump this week with plummeting temps, (it's Minne-fooking-sota, for cripe's sake) but it'll bounce back in a dandy fashion. Two upsides: the winter solstice is 10:28 on Dec. 21. That means the days are longer starting on Dec.22. And don't forget about the I-Cycle Derby on Jan. 1, 2018. See, your day ain't so lousy afterall.

I-Cycle Derby info here

In the meantime, a couple of picks from this weekend's riding....
Near the Mississippi River. Takes a minimum maintenance road to get there. Oh yeah.

Atop the bluffs near Lake City.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Motorcycle Movie Night is one week away...

Xmas extravaganza at Little Timmy's house, Saturday, Dec. 9. You could make a motorcycle day of it: go to the Progressive bike show in Mpls for a day excursion and be at movie night by 7 p.m. The perfect weekend plan. Tim swears he's got a great movie none of us have ever, ever, ever, seen before.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Triumph pulls the cover off new models in Mpls.

What possesses two jamokes from Red Wing to drive to Minneapolis to attend the Triumph Bonneville Back In Black Tour on a Thursday eve? Free beer, prolly. Local dealers unveiled some new models at Modist Brewing in the North Loop of Minneapolis last night. More Bobber versions revealed as well as the sorta redesigned but upgraded Tiger 800 and Explorer 1200 adventure bikes (which, by the way, is now the Tiger 1200.) Here is a look in pictures. As usual a swell time was had by all.

Thruxton Cup. Berry, berry nice.

New Tiger 1200. Me likey in red

Revised Tiger 800 XC with more buttons and stuff on it.

Da Cup, again. Hipsters will buy this.

Tank detail of Tiger 800XC. Nice paint.

Speedmaster makes dramatic entrance. Crappy photo. Sorry.

Mpls artist Linda Clayton was on hand to paint Triumph inspired art.
. Unfortunately, she did not give it to us to hang on the wall. By the way, she rides a Ducati. Cool.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Get your ride in now... Next week is gonna suck

Some kinda Arctic vortexy thing is headed our way from way, way up yonder. Gonna be here by next week. In the meantime, enjoy the warmish weather this weekend. Us? We have a ride planned for Saturday: 50 degrees and sunny. Can't beat that for Dec. 2.

If you don't ride, we suppose you could do this:
bike winterizing

And don't forget the weekend of Dec. 8th is the annual bike show at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Rumors are afoot by well placed sources that Yamaha and KTM will not be there. In case you haven't noticed, uhhhh, motorcycle sales are sorta in the crapper. Simple answer: go buy more motosickles. But then again it's kinda hard to justify to your wife why you need an $11,000 dirt bike. Gulp.  See related link on the show:
Bike show preview

On the flip side, you can buy a BMW at Target. With free shipping. Who knew?

Friday, November 17, 2017

Fame has its rewards

Someone in the Ironworks Club made the fall 2017 cover of the Aerostich catalog....Not sure what the reward shall be, but it's at least worth a few beers, right? Anyone?

As it appeared on the front cover....

And the real deal....

Monday, November 13, 2017


Evel Knievel's numerous x-rays on display at the Harley museum in Milwaukee. By the way, it's a great museum to visit. Perhaps a winter road trip?

Friday, November 10, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

I love Milan in the fall...

It means bike show and that means new models revealed. Go here for all kinds of updates.

New bikes

Monday, November 6, 2017

Official announcement from the High Command. Standby....

This Saturday's installment of Motorcycle Movie Night will be hosted at Scot's. Was going to be hosted by Little Timmy but another commitment sez otherwise. However, Little Timmy will host the December installment. Got that? This Saturday at Scot's; December at Little Timmy's. Don't screw it up.

The Exalted High Command; Don't fuck with these dudes.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

Now it is doubly official: Motorcycle Movie Nights are set.

Here is the schedule peeps:

Nov. 11 - Little Timmy
Dec. 9 - Scot Benard
Jan. 13 - Paul, Sr.
Feb 10 - Sir Robert
Mar. 10 - Christian
April  - we'll see.

Motorcycle Movie Night: Be there, aloha.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

It's official

Little Timmy's Voodoo Lounge is closed for the season. Boohoo. On the upside, it's getting time for motorcycle movie night. We've got locales for the first two, and for February; the rest are up for grabs.

Nov. 11 - at Tim's
Dec. 9 - at Scot's
Jan. 13 - ?
Feb. 10 -at Rob's
Mar. 10 -?
April - TBD. If it's warm, we be riding, yo

Friday, October 27, 2017

Officially endorsed motorsickle music event, yo

Alex "Crankshaft" Larson playing the Barrel House in Red Wing (one of our fav crocktail hangouts) next Friday. That's Nov. 3, boys and girls. You'd be stoopid not to come out: all the cool kids will there.  Get a permission slip from yer Ma. This dude sings great tunes about being a gearhead, riding motorsickles and such.

And if that ain't enough for you, on Saturday  Nov. 4 it's the Caravan Du Nord at the Sheldon Theater. Yep, we're going. Don't be no punk, get some tickets and come on down.

Caravan Du Nord

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Meanwhile in Lake Olathe....

Someone is out riding an Africa Twin. Wonder if he knows just how windy that return trip home will be?

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.