Saturday, January 30, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

song of the sausage creature

 "We are motorcycle people; we walk tall and we laugh at whatever's funny. We shit on the chests of the Weird...."

classic Hunter S. Thompson motorcycle review. if you haven't read it before, read it here.

i can't take it....

this "not riding" crap is for the birds.

sinatra quote of the.... well, its been a while

“Cock your hat - angles are attitudes.”

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

don't expect.... be seeing too much of the shovel this year. I won't be putting much up here till it's all said and done. Kevo and i made a pact that neither of us get to hear or see anything from eachothers bikes till we get to New Orleans. I know, I should just put the pictures up and tell him to stay away, but i know that sneak, he'd totally look. not to say that i wouldn't do the same...

say goodbye to the fiver.

only half the zipties upon teardown. like father like son.

off to work....

off to shop...

here's the bike you're more likely to see this winter. out of sheer bordem, me and kevo attempted to convert her to single speed last summer with little luck. A quick trip to Codys work and he got her going again.thanks man! haven't ridden this thing in ages... time to get hustling.

Pjs cure for the winter sniffles....

plenty of vitamin C

Monday, January 25, 2010

man tips from steve

from all those years watching Looney Tunes, Ive always thought that the most perfect steak you can buy in a grocery store is a T-bone - I have been proven wrong

next time you think you you want a steak, grab a rib eye or chuck eye,
the chuck eye being the cheaper of the pair- trust me, you wont be disappointed

the -period- key on my laptop just stopped working- coincidence?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

ice bike take 2

somebody said the sun was supposed to be out all day and it was gonna be warm..... wrong. it looked like this all day and that wind coming across the lake just cut right to the bone.

Brett and Mark are both Techs at my work and decided to come out to join the fun. Thats Mark on his '72 250cc Honda. He put a big bore 350cc kit to produce 18hp... you wouldn't think it, but this little bike boogies. Against everyones advice, Mark spent the time to put every single last screw in his tires himself, and he must have done something right cause they stuck just as good as the professionally made ones.

the cool thing about riding on the ice is that every week theres a different track. This week they had a huge oval set up flattrack style. Ski got some good speed going around er

brett on the 350cc

some dude rolled out this really cool 500 yammy

don't know who this guy is but he was ripping pretty good

first guy on the ice- and damn was he fast!

tire guards- i don't know about you, but to me, they look lame-o. plus, if you dump the bike, you can easily bend the brackets making them rub against your screws, thus trashing your pricey tires. no thanks.

 ski doesn't like stickers. 

we get onto the lake by using the boat ramp at Sunset Grill right on the lake. The folks are real nice there, and they are the ones that send their employees out to plow the tracks with 4-wheelers. Most of the bikes that show up are 250cc and up, so alot of the tracks tend to have some good lengths between the turns. My little 125cc likes to run out of breath before getting there, so the trick is to keep it pinned and just lean.... not this time though!

This time the plow guys were nice enough to make a short track! real short straights, lots of hairpins and tons of fun!

you don't realize how much it takes out of you until you stop after a dozen laps and realize you're out of breath and soaked in sweat. there comes a point too where your eyes start to play tricks on you- it's like your retinas don't want to look at white ice anymore, everything gets a purplish shade and it gets super hard to see where the track goes.

ski's son Jay on the oval right before....

he ran out of gas. pit crew dad to the rescue!

Jay can get moving pretty quick on that little bike too. seems to get even quicker when the camera comes out.

i told ski to make a face like he was rooting him on.... looks more like he's shouting explitives at him

Jay finally got the hang of wheelies too!

an old 2-stroker set to go.

so after a while, the ice starts to shave off after so many passes and covers the track in a real fine snow. try all you want, you can't help but run through it sending the ass end right out from under you. make an effort to intentionally get the back to come out, and it never does. when it does though, it sure makes for a cool picture!


all in all, a very fun, very cold, very exhausting day. i think i was in the tub for at least 2 hours when i got home....

....which brings us to our latest beer review! I've become a HUGE fan of wheat beers since i've moved to Milwaukee- there's tons of small time breweries with their own take on flavors. This time i decided to try Point's Horizon Wheat, and what better place to try it- my tub. Good, yes, but the flavor that usually stands out in wheat beer is real weak in it. I like one that reaches out and smacks you.... kinda like Leine's Sunset Wheat. Good nonetheless, but i've definitely had better.

Thanks for watching kids!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

more ice pics.... soon.....

got in some time on the 125 again this past weekend.... full report shortly.

ski letting it all hang out

me on the short track

Yup. We be on the INSTAGRAM trend too...