Saturday, August 31, 2013

Escape from LAbor day supersale

Enter code : SNAKE at checkout fer tees discount, hats/tanks already handled for ya!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Watson glassware?

If Larry Watson was still alive, I'd be inclined to send these veiled glasses I picked up over the summer to him.  The carrying case is cool and whoever designed it should get a high five.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Detroit this weekend!!!

If you are in the upper midwest this weekend please go check out the Oily Souls show in Detroit. CLICK HERE for even more info.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Support Lee Bender this weekend

Our buddy Lee Bender got smashed up pretty bad on his bike a while back and his buddies are throwing a good times benefit in NorCal. For all the details CLICK HERE!!!!


Motorcycles are fun! Go enjoy yours!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Design exercise

I took a photo at the train museum in Sacramento and then discussed the meaning of life with some hobos on the riverbank after an education conference last year. Some time back I turned that pic into a design exercise, all but forgot about it...

Monday, August 12, 2013

Rader equipped

Serious setup here. Grabbed this pic from our good pal Chris Kallas-think it was a Roth poster-you should look him up on our sidebar

Looks like a big flattie hooked up to a trike rear with my all-time favorite wheels. Looking for some? I may know where a few are...

Sunday, August 11, 2013


Once again, the best indoor car and bike show is right around the corner!  What a great lineup!  Every bike is from BORN-FREE!!!  Im especially excited that two bikes I painted are headed out!  Can't wait, see you there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Corvette summer

Never know what you'll see at the lodge

Friday, August 9, 2013

New York - Summer 2013

Each summer we pack, leave the rat race of Seattle, and head back east to rural New York.  Yes, there is a rural New York.  "The city" is but a small part of this beautiful state, and it is surely not the most beautiful part.
In our time here, we live a more comfortable and peaceful life, if only for six weeks.  We live that life with family, and our time is spent dually in the Adirondack and Allegany mountains.  A 10 year old boy lives "the dream," an 8 year old girl and her mother swim and tan, and a 35 year old man regresses to a near state of childhood, living the life of that 10 year old boy.  Shoot, fish, explore, climb, campfire, ATV, repeat.  I work while I am here, but the minute I step away from the computer, I become the 10 year old boy.  The switch is quick.  Grandparents enjoy the company of children, children enjoy the company of cousins, and "seasonal" friendships are rekindled.
The life we live while in New York is admittedly unconventional.  We have access to homes, land, toys and many other things that most do not.  The median income is $27-30,000 in the areas we visit.  That is for a family, and the figure leaves me both sad and speechless, wondering how folks eat - much less support their families.  But they do.
It is with all of this in mind that I wonder if a more rural existence is the right one for my family and I.  I have enjoyed what the city has offered over the past 10 years, and we have lived a full and successful urban life...but a country boy living in the city is still a country boy.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Best Chopper Website, EVER


I was just revisiting this classic the other night.  As a young lad, there was no more comprehenisve textbook for me on the chopped motorcycle than chopperdaves website.  What i was seeing here wasnt the accepted norm of the newstand time.  All i could think about was chopped panhead-chopped panhead-chopped panhead (got one now!)
There was very little online to blow your mind with, no chopcult or jockey journal, Everything here was pre-blog, pre-Instagram, pre-facebook(which i still dont understand), hell I dont think anyone was texting either. 
Just look at the brutality of the Morton Friis Hoodlum Harleys feature!!!!! 
If this website was a magazine, the cover of mine wouldve fallen off and most pictures clipped and pasted to the garage walls long ago.
Dave is still getting dirty on his BLOG

Thank you ChopperDave for kickstarting it all

here is a couple of gems from the site

 Rudy's Triumph Perfection!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!