Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Walt Ride 2017 is now in the club's history books

Here it is by the numbers:

Miles covered: 1336
States: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan

Bikes involved:
BMW -3
Honda - 2
Triumph- 1
Kawasaki - 1
Harley-Davidson - 1
Suzuki- 1
Yamaha - 1

- Bar fights nearly started by random drunk women - 2
- Small bird strikes: 2
- Near misses with stupid deer and semi-truck (combined incident): 1
- 1.75 liter bottle of bourbon consumed in two nights: 1
- Closed, foreclosed or shuttered motels, restaurants and other businesses on the route: 278
- Gay Bars visited: 1 (in Gay, Michigan, of course)
- Fudge shops in Mackinaw City, Michigan: 3,006
- Conversations with Monks: 1
- Coffee shops open in Copper Harbor, Michigan on Monday: 0
- Pyrotechnic motel owners encountered: 1
- Pasties consumed: 12

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wanna see a buncha peeps ride 11,000 miles in 11 days?

The total bad-assery known as the Ironbutt Rally starts and ends in good ol' Minneapolis. This ain't for the meek or yahoos who think a 12-mile ride to the biker bar is an "epic" ride. Hells no, boys and girls, this is some hardcore, mofo stuff.


Team Strange

Hey there, Nancy: maybe you'll get one of these some day. Ha.

Random motorcycle picture of the day

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Goodnight, Sonny

Though we try to stick to moto-culture as much as possible here at the Ironworks Club House, once and a while you need to break ranks and tonight's that night. Just learned Twin Cities Soul master Sonny Knight passed away. If you've ever seen Sonny and the Lakers live, you know what I'm talking about: he was the real deal. We'll miss playing your music, Sonny.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Another weekend and another bike show

The Viking Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America is hosting its annual show this weekend at the State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. It all starts Friday at 8 AM, and it's only five bucks to get in. What a deal; you can't buy a Happy Meal for that price anymore, and eyeballing old bikes is waaaay more healthy for you.

Viking Chapter show

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Minneapolis Ton Up Club Spring Social in pictures

Another great Ton Up Spring Social at Club Jager yesterday. A lot of cool bikes, a good crowd and a swell time. Pictures? Yep. We got 'em. In no particular order.....

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....