It's been a good ride so far!
Since I was just a kid all I have ever wanted to do was to make people laugh or just smile. As a child, an educator sent a note home to my parents. It read; If your son thinks he is going to get through life making people laugh he is in for a RUDE AWAKENING! He is not living up to his potential. WELL, I'M STILL NOT! But at this site you will at least see me try. From the heart, thank you for even being interested, it means the world to me. I always say, I have not a single fan but many a friend!
Friday, September 2, 2011
Howdy everyone! I am totally shot out from cleaning the garage today in 115 degree heat, to make room for our newest addition to the family! I can't believe that I got it cleaned out enough to put not only 3 bikes in it, but 3 bikes in it side by side! Honestly, I never thought I would see the day that this happened! I must say though, it is nice to see "our stable" getting filled up again. There was a time where things were so rough for us that I thought the knuckle would be my last and only bike and to be quite frank, there were times a year or so ago that I thought I would have to let her go as well! I thank God that the day never had to come! I am so fried out from the heat that I am falling asleep with the laptop cooking my balls! Today, in my mail box, I found a comment that was posted on an interview that I did a while back. I have gotten really great feedback on it, but I am sure a great many of you never got to see it! So, I took the link from my friends blog and pasted it down here below. I really hope that you guys enjoy it and it gives you a bit more insight in to the mental patient that you maniacs have befriended! I wish you all an amazing Labor Day Weekend and I hope and pray that you and your loved ones all remain safe and sound! If you guys are riding, please watch your ass and watch out for your buddies that you are riding with. IT IS A WAR ZONE OUT THERE and I don't want anyone that I care about getting hurt or worse! I'm not saying don't have fun, hell I'm not even suggesting that you don't go out and get twisted up, I'm just saying watch your ass! The cops will be out in full force as well, with the economy the way it is, they have to make money some how, so watch your ass with them as well!
Here is the link to the blog. Once you are there, click on follow and keep an eye on this page, it really is a great blog! I think this will take you to the main page, just scroll down a post or two. Thanks for checking it out!
Until we see each other again,
Keep the wind in your face,
Tits in your back
and The Man off your ass!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
While we were in California a bike came up and Brother Adam sent me the link to it. Of course I could not get it as I was on the road. When I came back and saw the bike, the year, the mileage, the extra shit that came with it and more importantly the price, I knew it was the bike for Diane! I called the guy and of course, it was gone! He had taken a deposit on it and the guy would not have the money till Thursday. He was leaving early on Friday morning to go to the lake and said to give him a shout on Tuesday after the holiday. TUESDAY? How the hell am I supposed to wait until Tuesday? Diane had seen the link over my shoulder and flipped out over the bike. I told her the story and she was really bummed out. "I REALLY LOVE THAT BIKE BABY" she said with a sad tone! Well I am not going to allow her to be sad if there is anything on earth that can be done to change it!
So this morning I woke up, called the guy back and told him that we are together 25 years and I love my girl. I told him that it was our anniversary and that in the past each time that I got jammed up for money that I sold her bike out from under her. Always with the promise to get her another one! I told him that rather than wait till Thursday for the guy to call and ask for more time, I would be there the moment he got back from work, cash in hand and I would give him 200 bucks more than the other guy offered! Well, I guess he is a romantic because he was blown away at what I was trying to do for my girl. "I'll see you at 6pm" he said! Really? "Yes sir" he said. So I asked about the guy with the deposit and he told me not to worry about it, that he would deal with the heat that came from it! What a nice guy he turned out to be. He was so happy to see Diane with that bike and told me that he was really glad that he had done what he did! He thought the other guy was going to buy it and flip it anyway. The look on Diane's face when I told her that the bike was hers is something that I won't forget, she was so genuinely happy!
I rode the bike home from the guy's house and I was stunned at the power that this little Sporty had! It is a 1993, 1200 Sportster with 6388 original miles on it! He through in all kinds of extra parts, a brand new battery, changed the oil and even filled the tank with gas. Like I said, what a truly nice guy! I jammed through the gears and when Diane caught up to me at a traffic light, I was smiles from ear to ear, there was no way to even wipe it off of my face! On the way there I said "oh shit, I forgot my helmet"! Diane said "but you never wear a helmet around town"! "I need it so nobody sees me riding this damn thing" I said! By the time I was halfway home, I was smiling at people and proud like a peacock! I could care less that the bike was Wineberry Sunglo! After feeling that lil rocket ship take off, I could not care if it said "COCKMASTER" on the side of the tank, I was having a blast! We got back to the house and all Diane wanted to do was ride. It has been so long since she has ridden and riding in Phoenix is so hard core and so fucking dangerous that I suggested that she take the rider safety course and shockingly she agreed! I told her that I had total faith in her ability but would feel so much better if she just freshened up on her skills. Again, she thought this was a great idea! I was stunned!
So we get the bike home and I grab the camera and take a few pics of my baby, with her new baby! She goes inside the house, a few minutes pass and Diane comes out with a helmet and boots on! "What are you doing" I asked? "I'm going for a ride" she said! ???????? What happened to taking the course? "Oh I'm still going to take it, but first, I'm going for a ride" was her answer! With that, she fired up the bike, pulled in the clutch and kicked it down in to first gear. Well, okay I guess but first, I want you to remember .......... and then I saw the back of her head and her pony tail blowing in the wind! She took off and was out of sight in 15 seconds. I now know how the dad feels as he watches his child ride off for the first time on the bicycle. I was worried to death to say the least. After what seemed to be an eternity, she came rolling back up with the brightest smile that I have seen on her face and she was all glowing! You would think that she came back pregnant by how radiant she looked! All night tonight she just walks by me smiling! I love that she is so happy!
So if you can, do something nice for someone. No matter how big or how small it is, because it will make you feel as good as it makes them feel! If I died tomorrow, I would go a happy man! The funniest thing she said upon her return was, "it's like I never stopped riding, like I've never been off a motorcycle". I said where do you think the phrase "it's like riding a bike came from"? It looks like our stable of murder sickles is growing again. Now all I have to do is keep her from getting a cooler knuckle then me and we'll be okay!
Until we see each other again,
Keep the wind in your face,
Tits in your back (or in this case in the wind)
and The Man off your ass!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
We pulled out late of course but at least we were on the road just after 5 am. We jammed across the desert for all the Pickle Sickle was worth and even as the temps rose, not a single complaint from my girl. We were off to Southern California to see our friends Chopper Doll, Qian, Betsy and maybe even throw a Bart in there as well, do some riding and spend at least one day being totally lazy on the beach. Within the first 50 miles of the ride, my sciatic nerve got tweaked and no matter what I did, I could not squeeze my legs together to keep them on the floorboards. I did all that I could do to hang on the bike! We were about a 125 miles outside of Seal Beach and we gave a shout to C.D. and told her what was up. "I'll fire up the spa and it will be ready when you get here"! Now that's what I'm talking about! We arrived after stopping at Starbucks to get Diane a monster size drink and load her up with caffeine to keep her going. We were welcomed at her house like we had been friends for 20 years. Within 20 minutes, I was floating like a tea bag in her spa and it literally saved my ass! We chilled for a bit, caught up on some gossip... okay, the girls caught up on some gossip, I just listened from the jacuzzi! Then our friend took us to this kick ass joint right on the beach for lunch! Day one of our mini vacation was off to a great start! By this time though, Diane was about full on running out of gas! I had just enough time to race back to the house, grab my Pickle Sickle and head off to the I RIDE movie premier. I arrived there with nearly 3 minutes to spare, this weekend was going perfectly!
Sunday came and we had originally made plans to ride on up to Hollywood and attend a benefit with the entire cast of Sons Of Anarchy. They were helping out with a benefit for soldiers and you guys know how passionate I am on that cause! Later we planned on heading from there over to see our friends Qian and Betsy who was luckily in town at the same time we were! Like they say, plans are meant to be broken and that is just what we did. We slept in and moved like 90 year olds with our depends under garments filled with shit! We never even fired up the bikes until after 1:30 that afternoon! Looks like Hollywood was out! Miss Chopper Doll had us covered and took us on a gorgeous ride through some canyons and through the Cleavland National Forest or some shit. Why anyone in California would name a national forest after Cleavland I have no fuckin idea. Let's name something beautiful after something ugly. Then I thought maybe it's named after President Cleavland and the same thought prevailed, yeup, still fuckin ugly! We rode our asses off and arrived at this bad ass lil bar in the middle of nowhere called Hells Kitchen. The concrete walls were made in the form of human skulls and the walls were cut flames. Well, here, check it out!
To the beach to the beach to the beach we go! We hopped on the bike and rode on down to Seal Beach which for the record, I still, in three trips now have yet to see one fucking seal! So I think there may be some bullshit going on here! I'll keep you posted as my investigation furthers! If you have never been to Seal Beach, you should really get over and check it out. You may remember it from my writing about Born Free Chopper Show and the after party at Chicago Will's place. As it turns out, he lives only two blocks from the ocean. Main St. there is filled with great little shops and restaurant bars. Definitely worth checking out and your ladies will thank you for it, trust me! The beach is like the beaches that I am use to back east. Big and beautiful and a long walk to the water. Great sand and lots of people having a great time made the afternoon perfect. We planted our asses down and staked a claim!
All done with our 2 slice one drink lunch special and ready to hit the beach!
The Beach had a great view. Funny thing is, the sun was so bright that I was shooting the pier and could not see the screen on the camera so I zoomed a bit and hit the button. I laughed afterwards when I saw this!
Sorry, just a Baywatch moment! No Pamela though.... or CJ I think was her name. Hell, no Carmen Electra either, just these three wannabe rockers!
Self Beach Portrait. I was bored, Diane was working!
Even on the beach, even on vacation and even 400 miles from home and she is still on the phone working but this time she is doing it with a smile on her face! That makes me really happy!
By the time we left, this is what the beach looked like and nope, still no damn seals!
One last shot before loading up the bike to split the beach.
We had planned to head back to Chopper Doll's house where she said we could clean up. She was even willing to hit us with the pressure washer in the garage or our guest room as it is now being called. We were going to roll out just prior to sunset and hit the desert in the dark as temps were still supposed to be over 100 degrees. By 7 pm we are out the door and rolling down the road, that was the plan! I was really worried about the heat from the engine and the pipes along with the heat from the desert and how it would affect Diane so I was pretty intent on sticking to the plan! I guess plans are made to be broken! As we were just finishing dinner around 8:30 at the restaurant and I had yet to pack up our shit and clean the garage, I knew we were going to be very late getting home. Yes, we cleaned up the garage, after all, we are good house guests. You can't stay at some one's place and not leave it clean. Too bad we didn't have any laundry to do because the washer and dryer were right there in the garage. It was nice too because I like to leave a light on when I sleep and all I had to do was open up the door on the dryer and there it was, night light, perfect!
So now here we are, running late and having a big dinner! We are staying with a friend and rather than give her a gift, she is giving them to us. What a sweetheart! If you guys remember a few months ago, we did the necklace and bracelet giveaway. If you ordered some I know Jack Shit shirts you were entered to win. Well Chopper Doll was the one who donated that jewelry for our cause and I won't forget that! You guys should check her out at lolasboutique2u.com, the stuff is gorgeous! The bracelet and the necklace that you guys always ask me about are pieces that she made, they are so fucking cool! Well she gave Diane the baddest necklace and made me for my birthday, the sickest wallet chain you have ever seen! Thank you so very much Chopper Doll, you rock!
I got all dressed up for our last meal and rocked my new Wall of Death T'shirt! Damn I'm sexy! Oh yeah, the girls, they sort of looked okay too.
It was a really, really long ride to the restaurant so we had to shoot some pics on the way to keep us occupied. I wish I could have driven so that I could at least say I was driving Miss Daisy. Next time maybe.
A little pre dinner, pre gift shot! What a really great weekend, it sucked that it was so short!
Diane was so happy all weekend!
Diane rocking her new necklace! Thank you Chopper Doll!
So we chowed down like animals and shot back to the house for our middle of the night blast home! Packed up our shit, cleaned up our socks and underwear off the garage floor and said our goodbyes! We took off down the road and we were just getting in to the ride when this maniac pulled up next to us. I thought this crazy California lunatic was going to shoot out the window at us or something but luckily we made it out safely. Each time I see a white BMW I will get chills and watch my back from now on, you never know when that maniac will be back! Our 1am arrival at home turned in to a 4 am arrival and you know what? It didn't matter even in the least! We both have been working our asses off and we needed the break. Our no work rule for the trip was almost followed. Hey, we can't be expected to stop cold turkey ya know. So I did some work at a movie premier and Diane negotiated contracts from the beach, no harm, no foul! I will look back on this August and have fond memories. I knocked it right the fuck out of the park at the Broken Spoke, kept my word to my girl and took her away, made some amazing contacts and I didn't even go and talk to any of those tv guys in LA..... hell, tv will always be there, we needed a break!
Until we see each other again,
Keep the wind in your face,
Tits in your back
and The Man off your ass.