so sspanky put up some pictures on the Alibi Alley of what he's doing at work.... playing with the world's largest internal combustion engine for a massive high speed container ship. 98" of stroke!!! 2300 tons total weight assembled!
44 feet tall, 89 feet long, 108,000 HP, 1.5 Million cu in, 102 RPM.
so today i spent my lunchbreak riding around on an XR1200. Ho. Lee. Crap. I knew this thing was gonna be fun, but i didn't think it'd be this much fun. I went all over town to my favorite turns and whacked the throttle and that bike moves! Throw her to the side and you can't believe how far over it leans. Pulls the front end, stops on a dime, and splits lanes like nobodys business. The only downside to the bike is the cost..... of all the speeding tickets you will collect if you get one. two thumbs up, Harley. Good Job. now about that rocker.....
so because i was too busy exceeding the speed limit, i didn't have time to stop for lunch. I called a co-worker that's always ordering out and asked if he was gonna get lunch. Sure enough, he was headed to JC's Tortas (yea, i thought he was a carpenter too.) I've seen Tortas on the menus when i go to Mexican restaurants, but never gave it a second thought. who wants to eat a sandwich when you can have tacos? Anyway, I tell him to get me what he's getting and he shows up with this monster. A pile of breaded steak with lettuce, tomato, mayo, jalapenos, and slices of avocado. i don't think i'll be eating again till tomorrow.
i can't stand the traffic to get into chicago. last time i split lanes for miles while on the lookout for the boys in blue. I hate it, but once you get to chicago, it's kinda magical. they have a co-op garage down there where they ACTUALLY WORK ON STUFF!!!! imagine that! a garage used as a garage, not just a party pad! and this is the kind of stuff that comes out of there.
congrats brian. now smile when you ride it for pete's sake!
so there's this thread on the Jockey Journal that's been going on for quite some time now. some dude writes in about how rad Denver's bikes are in person and how you should check em out if you get a chance to see them..... this thread has been going on for 98 pages and includes words from Denvers daughter, as well as pics from a couple guys that are restoring old Denvers bikes, and of course, old pics of the bikes. check it out. amazing stuff.
if any of you chicago boys are reading this, me and cody are thinking about blasting down your way after about midnite for no good reason. figure we'll ride up tomorrow with anyone of you guys that are coming up for the party. Let me know who's going, and even if you aren't, let's hang out tonite!
Ok, so somone below was complaining about not getting bigger shots of Hans Solos ride, so here goes... I'm gonna post them one at a time so that maybe it will let you click to blow them up. sorry, I could only get one up for now.... I think technology is rebelling against me. It took almost an entire hour to get this pic to post.
we're meeting up for breakfast at (where else?) Slick Willies (2301 12th Ave. in South Milwaukee) and then riding out to Gennesse Depot for the party. If you plan on meeting us there, i will get directions/address for the party shortly! See you guys there!
(oh, and the bike is "The Drag Queen" by Adam Munzinger.)
Holy Crap! i just realized i haven't put anything up about the hardtail party coming up! This weekend in Genesse Depot (just outside of Eagle, WI)! Saturday, all day. more details shortly. stay tuned kids!
and sorry for the slacking. getting back on track here shortly.
so to those that have my phone number, it is currently innopperable. The phone once thought indestructable, destructed. and i'm kinda in one of those limbos where i'm not sure if i want to get a new one, or call it quits and just hook up a land line instead. either way, I've lost everyone i knows phone number, so please email me your digits!!! if you need to get a hold of me, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
if you don't know anything more from Warren Zevon than "werewolves of london", you are truly missing out. kind of like Elton John on a killing spree, his lyrics paint pictures of psychopaths and bizarre scenarios that make you stop and ask "what did he just say?" check out his album excitable boy. the sleeve that the record comes in has one of the coolest pictures in the world.
Happy 4th of July kids. eat an oscar meyer weiner, drink a domestic beer, and blow something up with a chinese made firework. I'll be delivering subs after six, as jimmy john is a commie and doesn't believe in independence day.
hey, if anyone else with a blog knows why i can't always make every picture clickable for the larger size, let me know. sucks putting up pictures of bikes and they get no bigger than what you see on the post. Thanks! leave comments or email me at email@example.com
so we've got a small record collection thats mostly made up of stuff from thrift stores. Herb Alpert, Tom Jones, James Gang.... a bevy of all sorts of off the wall stuff. best thing about thrift stores is they want like 50cents per record. Everytime me or the Dooosh sit down to listen to a record, it takes everything in our power to not reach for the same record we always reach for... but there's definitely good reason for it. if you don't already own it, find it. so good.
"It's the bike that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. I've outrun Imperial starships. Not the local bulk cruisers mind you, I'm talking about the big Corellian ships now. She's fast enough for you old man."I was gonna call Hans' bike the Hans Device, but after he recieved the nickname Hans Solo, it had to be, of course, the Millenium Falcon. check this thing out: Hans sliced the rear section of the frame and brought the rear wheel foward about 2 inches, then de-raked the neck to 21 DEGREES! the wheelbase is super short making for excellent handling! the pictures don't really show how crazy this thing looks in person! The front end is off a 70's era dirtbike and the drum stops decent. At a gas stop the both of us swapped bikes and let me tell you, this thing is intense! every stoplight the front end is dying to come up off the ground, and at low speeds, if you let a hand off the bars the front end slaps back and forth. put the hand back on and it straightens out - it's more of a scare then anything, but it's not like you're gonna wreck because of it. I'd love to give more details, but i'd rather let Hans do all the talking. Hans, if you want to leave a comment about the details in the comments section, feel free too, I'm sure people will want to hear more about it. either way, this thing is bonkers!