Thursday, February 22, 2018

Another blog re-design

Some times you just gotta let things fly and see what sticks. I liked the look of the recent design previous to this one but did not like the fact that you were required to click on the entries to completely read them. I am more a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kinda guy anyhow, and since I generally write for the short game nowadays largely due to a flea-sized attention span, I saw no need "click" on to entries for the purposes of reading them. Who has time for that shit anyway? Hence, I have reverted to the old-style scroll as you go blog, if there can be such a description. I am trying to crap-can the blue background, but I've had too many beers to give a shit in changing it at this point anyway and may give it a go tomorrow. Or not.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Random Motorcycle Picture of the Day

From the last Very Boring Rally in Duluth which was.... five years ago? Aren't we due for another?

Link here:
Very Boring Rally 2018

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Random Motorcycle Picture of the Day

For that matter, here is two. From the Antique Motorcycle Club of America show in St. Paul from 2014.






Monday, February 12, 2018

Stuff to know

Forecast this Saturday is mid-30s. Prolly a good day to knockout the February ride. We've got a few guys in the club who are year-around riders and thus the streak of riding all 12 continues. Rumors are afoot  Red Wing Caribou Coffee at 11 AM.

Second, it's the Big Turn Music Fest in Red Wing. Friday and Saturday, about 100 musical acts all playing gigs at various locations in the downtown area. Perfect excuse to come south and see some great bands, singers, etc. Follow link below...

Big Turn Music Fest


And a nice story on Andy Goldfine and the founding Aerostich...

The Aerostich story

Motorsickles: perfect all-weather transportation.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

When in Paynesville, go here...

ZAP Leather and Cycle. Every so often you come across one of those old school motorcycle shops, and this place is one of them. It was a pleasure to meet proprietors Chuck and Tiff Koshiol. Chuck was swell enough to open the doors and to take the time to show me around the wonderful shop he runs with his wife, Tiff. Ordinarily, ZAP is open by appointment this time of year, but Chuck, who knows a thing or two about motorcycles, was more than enthusiastic to show me around. ZAP not only sells a lot of riding apparel, but Chuck and crew service all-manner of brands, specializing in Norton, Triumph, BSA, BMW and Ducati.  Check out the website or follow on Facebook.

ZAP Leather and Cycle

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Farewell, Max

Our wonderboy rider is off to Oz to study for the spring. Adelaide, to be exact. We reminded him that he is not too, too far from Phillips Island, which hosts the Australian GP, but not until next fall. But a track day is not a bad idea..... Anyhooo, we wish him well on his journey and we'll see you in July, mate.




Sunday, January 28, 2018

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Pop Cycle Derby returns to Dennison for 2018

Saturday, March 3. Great event put on by the Glacial Lakes Motorcycle Club. Details below:
Pop Cycle Derby

And speaking of winter riding, Shawn cranked out nearly 300 miles riding the AT from St. Cloud to somewhere in Iowa on Friday. She is going to be a chilly ride home, me boy.

Someone out there; Not sure if this was before
 or after the citation?

Monday, January 22, 2018

Soul crushing

Sorta like yesterday's Vikings loss to Philly... Well, you'll get the picture after viewing this one.....

Monday, January 15, 2018

Winter riding

Yep, it's was 4 above today and by Friday, with optimism, it might be pushing the upper 30s. A lovely day for a day, no?

winter motorsickle riding


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Arggggh, the Vikings won.

We need to do our part to support the home team. But I can't remember: is it burn and then pillage or pillage and then burn?



And we're off and running for the 2018 riding season.....
Motorcyclist dies in police chase

Monday, January 8, 2018

Nailed January...

The streak continues. Going into third year of riding every month. At least I get to join Sir Robert in the Cool Kids Club Who Rode In January. He rode in the I-Cycle Derby Jan. 1. It was much colder then. But he's got ice in his veins.

Down by Bay Point Park in Red Wing. Note ice fishing houses. Proof of winter.

Out in the boonies. Note wind swept tundra. More proof of winter.

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Maverick: this is Iceman: did you ride today?


Sunday, January 7, 2018

It's official: Walt Ride 2018 is on the books.


Details:
June 8: Red Wing to Fond Du Lac
June 9; ARHMA Races at Road 'Merica
June 10: Fond Du Lac to Richland Center
June 11: Richland Center
June 12: Richland Center to home.

Short, sweet and to the point.  Basically we ride RW to Mark's. Crash at his place; hit the AHRMA Races on Saturday, and head to RC Sunday for hitting twisty roads down 'atta way. Lodging to be determined just yet, but likely hotel 'cause no one wants to haul camping shit everywhere and I lost my sleeping bag


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Got mojo for the Walt Ride 2018.









Thursday, January 4, 2018

Finally, a decent Craigslist ad

I just love it when they say, "ran when parked three years ago..." Yeah, that one gets me every time. Anyway, this guy is prolly a copy writer somewhere.

Linky right here: Pacific Coast for Sale


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Official announcement from the press secretary. Please standby.

Motorcycle Movie Night is set for 7 p.m., Jan. 13 at Bill's. Movies galore, bad jokes, dirty words and other such nonsense. And remember, bring yer long underwear because if it's 10-below, Bill's basement will be a cold mofo. (Failing to do so means you get to snuggle with the club press secretary, pictured below). Otherwise, bring what you will.

Hucka-hucka burning love...


Monday, January 1, 2018

Sir Robert pulled it off.

Yep, he completed the I-Cycle Derby today in the Twin Cities. Rumors are he is defrosting his nuts. Give that man a Pabst Blue Ribbon. And he made the news, too.

WCCO I-Cycle Derby coverage





Good luck today

If you are a hardy soul riding in today’s I-Cycle Derby in the Twin Cities, it is  negative 13 below zero. True dat. I, on the other hand, have opted to enjoy a warm bevy from the confines of a cozy house. To those who show: you cwazy.






Another blog re-design

Some times you just gotta let things fly and see what sticks. I liked the look of the recent design previous to this one but did not like th...