Friday, November 21, 2014

Weekend get away
get hammered 

Shirt orders went out yesterday...

... and Christmas is early here too! 

Parts stash rescued

And more parts from Pats Machine Shop

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Day 3

A little hungover, but not complaining with the weather, we all headed north back up highway 49. Another great ride, in the California winter sun!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Day 2

We hit the road saturday morning with 80F+ weather. No one had more than a T shirt on for the remainder of the trip south. A quick stop in Oakhurst for supplies, and we were pulling into North Fork 30 mins later.

Only the aspens gave you a clue it was fall

Gus, action shot



Relaxing at Bandit Town

Lynette Skynard killing it on stage

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Riding the Golden Chain, Day 1

What the fuck is the Golden Chain you ask? Its a highway, route 49, which runs north/ south, along the western side of the Sierra Nevada's. Highway 49 connects all the gold rush towns from the mid 1800's when gold was first found in the Sierra's.
The towns still remain, and 49 is one of the nicest roads in California, (no bias!), as it winds throughout the foothills. Our goal for the weekend was to head to the end, and then onto North Fork and Bandit Town as our final destination. First stop for us would be Mariposa and The Alley Bar Friday night.

Sun shining, Wolf leading the pack

Jason and Gus

Waiting for Levi in Moccasin

Aaron stopping to say hello


Club friend Miles from GV



Waiting for the rest on the south side of Bagby Pass



Bar owner Aaron, Wolf and Gus

Safe and secure parking for the night. Oakhurst and Bandit Town tomorrow...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Stock Sucks, but They Can Still Be Fun!

Wolf and I have bought a couple bikes to start a top secret project with! Got out on them tonight to get the wind in the ol beards, and picked up this unwilling hitch hiker while we were at it. Good times!



Friday, October 31, 2014

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, it is habit.

-Aristotle


Marines A. Duncan and Al Perry after fighting for 10 days on the meat grinder on Iwo Jima, 1945

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

From a Couple Weeks Ago...

The bikes hadn't shown up yet, and Richy from Sweden was still here. Everyone was fiening for some riding, so with a couple phone calls, and a little maintenance, the guys were able to find three bikes, and ride up highway 49 to meet Gus and Zack, who were on their way to Sonora.

Wolf on his '67

Jonathan; selfie on Jeremy's '67

Gus

Sonora bound

Monday, October 27, 2014

First Run

The weather was agreeing with us last Friday when we finally got everything back together. T-shirts and sunscreen for our first ride out in mid October. Not bad.
Jason met us at the shop as we got the final things wrapped up, and like us, he needed some more shakedown miles on his stroker shovel.


That's why we call them shakedown miles! Only a loose ground cable, and we were back on the road.



Finished the ride off with some good Mexican food.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Holy Shit, Finally!

As many of you probably already know, our bikes have been in a customs hold in Los Angeles since September 26th. Last week we finally got the call that they were ready for pickup in Oakland. We all arranged a day off from work (not hard for some of us!), and headed down for the final bits of paperwork and payment.

Heading to the customs office in Alameda

Wolf forgot his ID at the warehouse, so Baby Clint and I waited for 40 minutes while he drove back and got it.


Finally in our hands!

Back at the shop: Like christmas morning!

Hey Mick, you want all 1000 screws back?

They're ugly, but they're ours!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Shovel Progress

It's finally back to normal here in Sonora, and Pat got me my parts back so I can finally start on assembling the rest of the motor. Unfortunately I keep thinking that molding everything is a good idea. So instead of putting the cylinders and new pistons on, I'm still sanding! Getting close to the end now, but still a little longer. 

Yeah, I should do the axle plates too!

Oh, and the neck cups!


A little bit of primer to see the high/low spots. 

Almost there. Heading to Oakland tomorrow to finally get our bikes back from Europe. They've been in a customs hold in Los Angeles since the 26th of September.