Morty "the Official Shop Cat" has been ridding our yard of unwanted critters for years. But, lately he hasn't been killing the baby rabbits. He just plays around with them. Makes a new friend. Shows them around the shop. And then - they must do something that makes Mort go and BITE THEIR HEADS OFF . . . HA HA HA HA HA !
Spina likes to change his paint on his trusty FLHX every year . . . and when it's ridin' season he can't be without his wheels - You dig? So, he's doin' a "Paint on the Run" job - one piece at a time. Uncle Bob Spina, "The fastest paint gun in the West !"
Jeff, Brad, Dave, Jose, Dustin, Denver Dan, Steve, 9Half, Rich, Josh, Zac, Diamond D, KC Ricky, Annie, The Rev, Tom Fugle, Gouge & Co, Sully, Bill, Flyin' Weasel . . . . and everyone from California, Chicago, Milwaukee, Colorado and afar that came to this deal in Iowa - all very super cool people. Blew me totally away. Major fucking talent was there. I'm stoked and ready to get choppin' !!!! Band rocked, great hospitality, great tacos, cold Hamms - See ya'll soon again - Your friend in Iowa -Noot
(see chopperdaves.blogspot.com 'cause his pics be way better than mine)
I was reunited with friends and people I've known since I was kid. The eulogy "Ace" gave at the funeral drew loud rounds of applause and laughter. The emotions didn't really hit me until I was on my '61 Sportster in the parade of bikes leading to the cemetery. Seeing all the people, hearing his chopper start and rev in the back of the pickup at the gravesite. The burst of thundershowers as we all drag raced back into town for a fitting celebration of the life of a very good friend and an icon of this area - Critter. RIP Brother.
Yes, they are still in business(since 1969) - Ron Trock is a legend. If you want to build a vintage stroker, you can't do it right without something(including special tools) from Trock Cycle. My pop built a "Shovster" for an experienced biker many years back. I talked to him the other day - and he said it's still a scary fast ride compared to his Jim's big incher . . .
To match Spina's custom painted tank - I had to do some variegated red leaf on the rest of the parts . . . it's a messy job - and hopefully it won't freak when cleared . . . (I added a pinch of clear, some spirits, a dash of reducer and a little red paint to the One Shot Size) Now with a bit of striping to add to the design - it's off to clearcoat !
I'm a rookie for any kind of tunage other than 80's - but, I kinda dig this Fu stuff. This is all new to me. I mean I got California Crossing - now this one. I got the Blue Tile Fever now (which I think means like skating on the tile near the pool - right?) I'm definitely Over the Edge . . . you get me? You dig? I'm "King of the Road" - and I say you're movin' too slow. Anybody got a murder van?