I’m scrambling on my Sturgis ’17 article to be posted next week.A bunch is flying through my mind now that Sturgis is behind me. We need to be in Bonneville with the Salt Torpedo next year. That’s a must. I’ll be 70 and brothers all around me are slipping away. When I say we have no time to lose, I mean it.
It’s odd and maybe not. I should have this discussion with Arlen Ness, Cory or any man who knows the desire of completing a project. As a young man I wanted to be able to do everything on my bikes. I would have built a chrome shop behind my garage if I could.
There’s that strange sense of loosing connection with a project when it’s out of your hands and you must rely on others. When it’s in your hands, you know exactly what’s happening and when.
Let’s hit the news and then I’ll endeavor to make sense of my thinking and this coming year.
I’m sorta lost today. We are still unwinding from the Sturgis run and dealing with the aftermath. We fixed something wrong with the Shovelhead and need to address a couple more issues.
My Factory Racer is still in Vegas until Las Vegas Bike Fest. I’m on the search for a new pickup. Car dealerships are very strange places now.
We started to work on Franky’s Dyna right away. He’s anxious to ride it. We just need to hook up the wiring and install the sheet metal. We need to install the new LowBrow taillight and a few other details. He needs a seat and we need to haul his bike to a dealer for the security code to be reset.
The list goes on and folks are already talking about Sturgis for next year. We might be involved with a Trike Show sponsored by Bikernet Trikes and Iron Trader News. Let’s hit the news.
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We survived Sturgis ’17, but it was a fucking adventure, and you’ll read all about the breakdowns, the action, the roads, and we were pulling a trailer. WTF!
A motorcycle save us.
Let’s hit the news.
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As you know, life is nuts.Just about the time you’re packed to roll 1,500 miles to Sturgis, you’re best tire goes flat. It’s one of those glass half empty, half full omens.
Sometimes I’m pissed, but generally it means there was a problem that needed addressing. Better now than out on the road.
I know many of us are hitting the road to the Badlands, so I’ll cut this short.
It’s all in the wind.I’m watching a series called Ozark. It’s a mess. Have you watched House of Cards? Talk about a train wreck. It has no social redeeming value. It’s all evil. I stopped watching it after a couple of episodes. I don’t like watching shows that turn all negative or immoral. I still like to think there’s a happy ending.
I know there’s a happy ending. Just got to work at it. One of the codes includes taking the negative bullshit out of your life. If Ozark goes too far down that negative road, I’ll turn it off and never go back. I don’t have time. We’re always up to something positive or creative around here.
Here’s my Grandson’s exhibit piece for a show last night. He’s clean and sober for three years and working his ass off as a tattoo artist, artist and biker.
At Tatuaje— curated by Freddy Negrete
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It’s getting to be that week. Rogue is rolling out for the Badlands tomorrow. Brothers are heading to Sturgis all next week, packed and ready to party and hang out at the biggest industry gathering of the year.
We live in strange times, but actually it’s all good—sorta.For years we’ve been told the whole safety mantra thing and save the planet, control-freak bullshit. At least someone is shacking the trees and giving freedom a chance.
Without freedom we don’t have anything. It’s all so interesting. But without the ability to question and push for understanding and freedom we might as well lock ourselves in caves and turn out the lights. I don’t know about you, but I’m going to ride free and party till the end.
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This has been a wild-as-fuck week at the Bikernet Headquarters, and it’s not over yet. Our two Bonneville bikes left for the Sturgis Museum. Jimmy and his Rioja son, Josh started to prep the side of the building for a mural effort.
Carlos Canales came by to discuss the mural elements and Paul Aiken, from Aeromach sent us the final babe image—Perfect.
Tony Spinalli, a Hamster, who is buying a Road Glide from Eddie Trotta wanted to stop by for lunch. I didn’t have a minute to breath, but I said yes. Maybe he could give me a hand prepping the bikes for the KeyBoard Shippers who were due to arrive, but who the hell knew when.
We were working on a couple of bikes to take to Sturgis and I finished one. The other one was messing with me. Tony saved my ass.
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