Friday, March 31, 2017

Farewell, Kermit

The inventor of the world renowned Kermit chair has passed. This is the chair that is the standard for ADV, sport touring and other motorcyclist around the globe. Godspeed Kermit E. Easterling.

Random Motorcycle Picture of the Day

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Random Motorcycle Picture of the Day

John Surtees, motorcycle bad ass. Draggin' some knees on a Vincent. Don't know who he is? Look him up, Bubba.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Random Motorcycle Picture of the Day

Sent in by some girl that I know in Manhattan, KS. In front of Tall Grass Brewery, no less.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A few things to note

1) There will be an official Red Wing Ironworks Motorbike Club jaunt this Sat nite to spectate the Minnesota Roller Girls at the Roy in St. Paul. All the cool kids are going, Cletus.

2) There is talk of Walt Ride 2018: bourbon country. There is some halfway decent riding down in Corntucky. And bourbon. Did I mention bourbon?

3) Triumph e-mag here: For The Ride

4)Two Dudes on a motorcycle; I rode bitch with Little Timmy once. Of course we were on our way to pick up a Kawasaki ZRX1200 in the Cities.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

From Belize, with love.

Da-Boy recently returned from a foray to Belize to look at sharks and stuff. But along the way to Jimmy's World of Snorkling down along the docks of Punta Gorda, he spied a few rides that captured the very essence of riding in Central America. But then again, probably not.

Hillclimb potential.

Belize ADV bike

Random pretty picture of beach.

Random pretty picture of beach with bike. Yaaay.

A Meilun; who wouldn't want one?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Image vs. Reality

 New concept I am trying, so work with me.

The image in the eye of the beholder......

...And the reality to the rest of us.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Random Motorcycle Picture of the day

Trials riding; at the last Very Boring Rally, Duluth, MN. Why ain't there no seat on that thang?

Monday, March 6, 2017

What may be the final Motorcycle Movie Night of the season

is this Saturday at Paul Sr.'s house over der in 'Sconsin. False stories, bad jokes and cuss words start promptly at 7 p.m., movie soon after. Bring what you will, Willis. It'll be a swell time.

New riding gear for 2017 will be featured as part
 of the festivities of March Motorcycle Movie Night.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

And a good time was had by all in Dennison

We weren't sure what the 2017 Pop-Cycle Derby (GLMC Pop-Cycle derby) was going to bring on Saturday morning; about two inches of snow fell in Red Wing the night before and roads around here were either ice glazed or snow covered. The ride over to Dennison didn't look too promising either as road conditions were horrible. Certainly not conducive for motorcycle riding, let alone a timed derby event. We loaded the bikes anyway and headed out at 9 a.m. At minimum we'd have a beer at the Fireside Lounge in Dennison if things didn't work out. But about five miles out the roads got better and were mostly clear of ice and snow. We arrived at 9:40 to a hand full of bikes. Within minutes, more bikes came in; dual sports, UJMs, sidehacks and a scooter. This was our first time riding this event as it has had an off-and-on history in this part of the state. We encouraged rally master Don Quistorff to host it again next year. All in all, we had a great day in spite of my low speed slide on a slippery patch on a gravel road which resulted in a bent shift lever (the KLX250 crashes well, I must say) and only first gear to go on until the last check point on the first leg. Some creative bending with an odd car tire-changing tool gave back full use of my gearbox, and I was back in action to ride out the remainder of the first leg. All for naught as I knew at that point I would finish dead-ass last, but that's better than a DNF.  Robby and Little Timmy fared way better than I. Jerks. Anway, here is a look at the derby in photos. (Sorry for the low rez shit.)

And I am going to Menard's today to get locking pliers to stow with the dirtbike. These are your best friend on that lonely stretch of road when no one is around. Also, link to Glacial Lakes MC:

Loading up in Red Wing.

Bikes start arriving in Dennison.

Scooters and UJMs. Yep.

The trophies.

Rider meeting before take off.

Lever back in action.

Rally's end at the Fireside

Little Timmy celebrates finishing.

Winner ChuckTurner, right, and rallymaster Don Quistorff. Lurker in the background.

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....