Thursday, May 19, 2011

faring back from the painter. yum

tommy killed it with another amazing paint job

the lovely dudes from "superior" just lent me this beaut to get to the track. fuck yes!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


workin workin

valve cutter ruling

how's your head

we leave tomorrow...

bad to the bone

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

two days til the races, just finished this faring mount and got her off to the painter

Saturday, May 14, 2011

got spark?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

james maher

yet another works eng bbq, yet again couldn't find the grill

fuck gravel

7 days til the races at Louden and I bust my knee going in on a right hand turn that had gravel all over it.... fuck

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

ladies and gentlemen.... Mr. Dick Miles

Ray and i hopped in a 16' penske rental with a lift gate and 5,700 lb load capacity and drove down to see a man about some machinery. Dick Miles is an old school racer, machinist, and collector of incredible amounts of historical oooglery.

one of the larger drill presses i've ever come across

his whole warehouse is filled with little rooms like these.... machines machines machines

his old race bikes. manx mang....

him at the track back in the day

he loaded me up with a sweet ass machine shop starter kit: bridgeport milling machine, bench top south bend lathe, variable speed buffalo drill press, band saw, disc/belt sander...and some stuff for erik. that's him on the left, we moved every piece of machinery with his little red hand truck with the addition of two 1" diameter steel roll bars for the bridgeport and a crowbar that they used on the railroad tracks. he's one hell of a type of genius.

he's also the type of guy that'll come pick you up with his F350 special when you're broken down off 95 in the F150 you just picked up in south carolina.... these pictures are from a while back. he says that owning a tow truck is exactly what got him into the habit of collecting machines. apparently i owe a lot to this thing

1957 Ducati

nick can't stop buying bikes

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Sandy is a babe. check out the show she's featured in

olivier, one of my partners of the manhattan avenue bar treated us to these sweet friend tats today.

JK5 aka Joseph at daredevil... Thank you!

the miles davis

So.... I haven't posted in a while.... one day last week we decided at around noontime that we should endeavour to try out the 'miles davis'

two pints of guinness, two glasses of red wine, one shot of espresso - repeat

of course this lead to doing hotlaps on the sidecar around North 14th and Wythe...

...and i'm pretty sure my phone flew out of my pocket on one of those left turns.

needless to say, I'm stuck with a loaner phone until mine comes in...