The irony is, I found the missing piece as soon as I finished the new one.

Farrell’s feral ferrule

I love old motorcycles. There’s a certain bit of character that they just show up with. At times that character can manifest some trouble, but it’s usually worth it. One thing a lot of old bikes do not come with is spare parts or instructions. It’s sort of like...

Lily, ready to ride on the sidecar hack

Sidecar Superhero

The old axiom, “Necessity is the mother of invention” has a gaping hole in its logic; the drive to create even when there’s nothing lacking. Compared to most of the world, I live the richest, most opulent and adorned life one could ever hope for, yet my desire to...

Brad Baker racing in vintage leathers

Salem Flat Track Season Finale

It was another great night out at the Salem Indoor Flat Track races. Tonight was the winter season finale and there was some super racing. My favorite part was Brad “The Bullet” Baker’s vintage style leather racing outfit. Very classy. Here’s a link to more of the photos: Salem...

Vintage Yamaha Flat Tracker

Salem Flat Track Racing

There was more great flat track racing in Salem Oregon tonight. Here’s a few images. Click here to view all the photos from the evening.                

1989 Subaru - Smokey


It’s safe to say the we don’t spend much time focused on football around our house. Knowing that virtually everyone else would be glued to their screens for the big game we decided to hack Smokey’s (our 1989 Subaru wagon) fenders and go wheeling. We recently drilled out some...

Riding with the boys - a view from the back of the pack

Ride, regardless

My face shield was virtually opaque with mud long before we turned onto Liberty Road and headed into the lush forest lands near our home. Waiting for ‘good riding weather’ here in the northwestern USA is a lot like dating a beautiful woman who’s sick all the time, she’s...

Keenen and Georgia, the 1972 Suzuki TS185

Georgia, the 1972 TS185 that saved the day

For anyone who’s been following our progress with Georgia, the $200 TS185 Keenen bought a few months ago you know it’s been quite a path to get to a running bike. Well we finally got her running recently. It was a moment of pure joy for us. Hugs, high-five’s,...

Rhino Redneck Rocket 1

The World’s Fastest Rhino

A lot of rules, laws, legislation and general regulation of life is an effort to save those who can’t seem to think for themselves. Danger is a part of innovation. Trials lead to discovery. The more we try to keep people alive the more we stifle creativity. There needs...