You learn from what's killing you.

March 25, 2014

Since I haven't done a proper blog post in a bit... here goes.

Gonna go back a bit in time as I've been lazy and let Instagram take over my blog.  easy, but lazy.
Got a buncha pix of all kinds that will kind of sum up the past couple months.

Sherri with my sporty looking rather sporty herself.

Sherri with Damon Yorks triumph!

Now we are off to Portland for the One show, lots of killer stuff.  Its a great example of the diversity that is slowly taking over what has been chopper only for a long time.

My sporty with Brawny Built's sporty with the Icon display in Portland, the Icon guys are killer, they "Get it" the need to ride hard and fast without having to conform o some sort of stereotypical role in the motorcycle world,

but yes, Choppers, both of these owned by Mark Drews.  the Triumph is rad, but not really my cup of tea, the Flathead on the other hand is a fucking masterpiece.  i cant wait to shoot it.  so simple yet so mind blowing,

Icon Headquarters in PDX, a small company of 14 guys doin it all in house from design to marketing to cutting up brand new motorcycles.  Good fuckin guys with a quality product.
the Iron Lung.  Killer fuck you attitude bike, I love it.
Another of the Iron Lung.
random glory
More random glory and an epic ass.
absolute truth.  especially when it comes to building, racing or crashing motorcycles.
Picture of Pixie by the one and only Eric Hameister

The past 6 months have been chaos.
I relaunched my website making a ton of products I have been making actually available.  Did the whole website myself and it was time consuming to say the least.  I now have alot more items available and many more coming.  We have streamlined the process and now i have an honest to god employee running the back end of things so i can actually get parts made.  Oh yeah and on November first i married her...
best thing I ever did. Period.
Then three weeks later I went to japan with the Steel Shoe for Mooneyes Yokohama HRCS, sucked leaving her on Thanksgiving day, but it just made me happier to come home.

Badass K Model Dragbike, ended up being my pick of the show!

Knuckles fuckin everywhere

gold and white, killer shovel

Since being back in town i have been super busy, I never get a chance to ride anywhere.  i have realized this past week as I haven't needed my truck, it hasn't been raining and my TL1000s is back running that no matter how shitty i might feel, or whatever anxiety attack I might be having over something so stupid, all it takes is for me to ride my bike somewhere, ANYWHERE.  All of a sudden I feel better again. I'm going to put the generator back in my panhead this week too so I can start riding that again on a regular basis.  It also looks like the paperwork will finally be done on my turbo bike as well, so no matter what, whenever i need to, i can get on two wheels and get back to myself.   
i get fed up with all of it, people, the motorcycle industry, etc, but what it comes down to, no matter how fed up I am with whatever is going on around me, all i have to do is get on a bike and all of a sudden none of it matters.



WhitelinePsycho said...

Giddy up, nice return.

Jon said...

Great post. I always really liked reading what you've got to say as well as the pictures. Nice to see that again.