Monday, November 28, 2011

Visitor On His Way Through Town

I got a call from Marty on Tuesday telling me he would be stopping over in town Wed night on his way up North to handle some business. He wanted to know if I was going to be around to hang out a bit while he was here. Of course I was excited as hell because he was bringing his knucklehead with him!!! I mean I like hanging around with Marty, but the Knuck rules the earth!!! Anyway, he got in around 9:30 Wed night and I met him, Ashley and Larry so they could eat (I went out with the family earlier). We had a great time and seeing the Knuck in the dark just whetted my appetite to see it in the daylight. Check out the pics and keep your eyes open for Roadside's Knuck sightings in the near future!

This is what I get for trying to bow up and make sure the blog shirt showed. I just ended up looking even fatter than I am ;-) At least Marty did a good job of pointing out what blog he loves the most (next to his of course).

Larry and Marty getting ready to head over to Larry's to sack out. Ashley had already left to finish getting things ready by this time.

The Beauty herself. There are so many cool things about this bike. From the tank that Marty's uncle painted YEARS ago to the original Aermacchi rear fender with a lot of other cool stuff thrown in as well.

The other side. Many fine details here as well. From the shifter to the foot clutch made from a shifter. The white rubber (except for the grips) is all vintage, there's a ton more but I just can't remember right now (imagine that).

Handmade sissy bar.

Original Aermacchi sticker still on the fender.

Larry and Ashley pickin' at the appetizer.

Marty tellin' a story as usual.

we had a great time even if it was only for a couple of hours. It's always good to spend time with family, and Brother Roadside is family for sure.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Swap Meet Parts!

I told you about the swap meet a few weeks ago, While I was there I scored a seat and a set of evo sporty rocker boxes. This Saturday I got to mess with them a little to see how they'll work.....

The seat. I think I like it. I at least like it enough to run with for now. It might get replaced down the road.

I have to do a little forming of the pan. It's close, but you can tell people have been working it to make it fit where they wanted it. Luckily it needs to bend in the direction that will take pressure off the cover so it won't tear when I sit my big ass on it.

It's like the back was made FOR my homemade sissy bar. I DO love that part.

This may just work!

After a quick blast with the sand blaster to get the crud off. Now I get to polish them back up.

Another view, not bad for $20.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Another Fun Filled Saturday!

Another crazy fun day hanging out at GarCo. The day started off when I got there and there was a celebrity in the house. The one and only Benji from Death Science stopped in to visit and I got to hang out and get to know him a little bit. This is one straight up guy that has forgotten more about photography than I'll ever know. The good thing is that he's a fan of this blog so we know he's a person of great taste ;-) Check out the Death Science blog and also Show Class magazine to see some of his work. I'm looking forward to picking his brain and drinking a few brews at BMR with ya Benji!

After lunch things slowed down a bit and we all drifted outside to throw the tennis ball at each other (literally in some cases ....Thanks David!). To make it fun it was decided that all throws should be made with your goofy hand. This led to some really funny, really stupid throws and I got pics of some of it. It's not easy to capture the essence of the stupidity involved in a still shot, but some of these are too funny. Y'all feel free to come out on Saturdays and hang out with us. The worse that can happen is you'll get hit in the back with a tennis ball (thanks again David!) ;-P

Benji wanted some love and Larry just wanted to hug this Pan motor. Spenser ignored them both and played with his distributor shaft.

I will KILL YOU with my Death Ray Vision™!

Stewie was trying to levitate the tennis ball and somehow brought his whole body into the air. Right after this Luke bite Spenser and all we heard was a large, long flapping noise and Spenser flew off into the power lines like a deflating balloon.

Ian pitching like a spastic monkey! The hat is what makes it all so cool.

Bill was all over the place dancing like a......... well hell, I don't know WHAT the hell he was dancing like!

Here he is showing his perfect feminine throwing style.

Spenser perfected the girlie throw while Luke watched on trying to figure out why we wouldn't let him play with his own damn ball.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

One for J-Rod and the BDAC!

My stepson Ryan and Lee Anna Culp came back into town last night to play at Moonlight on the Mountain. It's a BYOB place so I brought along some good beer and my newest Fav coozie. This pic is for you guys!

Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewery in NC. GOOD STUFF!

And just so you know who I was talking about, This is Lee Anna Culp. If you like "singer/songwriter" type music you need to give her a listen.

And my step son Ryan. I guess all those years of practicing are paying off. They are getting some pretty good gigs in Nashville (where they live now) and are working on getting seen by the right people.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Found Some Old Pictures

I felt sick today (some kind of bug I guess) so I stayed home. While I was rummaging through a drawer looking for something I found some old pics I had forgotten about. I like em, so I thought I'd share them.

About 15-16 years ago my friend J.D. Foster (R.I.P. My Brother) and his girlfriend Olivia (that I introduced him to) went over to the Hooters by Century Plaza for a bike show. This was in the days before Bike Nights everywhere so it was kinda of a big deal for us. We had a great time, I rode my Triumph and J.D. was riding my old '75 XLCH that he had redone. There wasn't a lot of bikes that day, but we had a good time anyway. Sometimes I really miss the old days. I wouldn't give up my current life and my wonderful Wife, but I still feel nostalgic sometimes. I hope you're enjoying riding your bikes in whatever afterlife you found J.D. I miss ya Bro!

My old '75 XLCH after J.D. repainted it. He eventually completely redid it, but at this point all that was different from when I had it was paint and the sissybar that was on it was on my Triumph by then.

Some girl on a nice Sporty that day.

I also found these pics of my old 1963 Ford pick up. I loved this truck, but it was just too old and unreliable for what I needed at the time. I hope the guy who bought it followed through with what he told me he had planned for it. I'd love to see how it came out.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Bama Swap & Drag - The Bikes!

Here's some more of the pics I took at the swap meet. Like I said Monday, I didn't get to stick around long, but I did snap a few pics as a went through. Hope ya like em!

The show was put on by Rick or Rick's Cycle Parts and his Son Michael of Violent Choppers. This is Michael in the golf cart talking to one of his buddies who sold me the seat.

Nice little chopper in the parking lot.

Classic lines on this shovel, I was diggin' on it.

Another angle.

In the swap area where some bikes were parked.

This Sporty has a lot of potential.

Duane's shovel.

Bad ass little race bike.

CLEAN Shovel in Rick's booth. I WISH I had the money for it.

Other side.

True survivor from the old days. I remember seeing this bike many years ago when a friend of mine was trying to sell it. Then it resurfaced after Rick had rescued it from someone who was going to screw up

Other side.

Custom Sporty

Pan with potential!

I see a LOT of potential in this one.

And this is what's wrong with the world today. A LOT of work and craftsman ship was put into making an ugly bike that I can't see anyone truly riding AND it's not worth a whole lot because of the engine used. I hope he likes it because I have a feeling it's his for good.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Bama Swap & Drag!

The 1st ever Bama Swap & Drag was this weekend in Section, AL. This event was set up and run by Rick and Michael Lewis. You may know them better as Rick's Cycle Shop and Violent Choppers. This Dad & Son did a great job and put on a great show. I made it up there Saturday for a little while, but a bunch of folks I know made a weekend out of it. I ended up scoring a set of rocker boxes and a cool seat that I hope will fit something cool. Today I'm posting pics of the swap and tomorrow I'll post some bike pics.

Moon rode up with a chapter of the wild hogs ;-) Actually it was his Dad, Uncle and a bunch of other folks on stock bikes. Moon kinda stood out from the crowd, but we've always known he was special anyway.

Michael on the golf cart looking important. It must have worked, the swap seemed to be going smoothly.

Round the World Doug made the party. It was great talking to him, it seems like I've been seeing him at swap meets for almost 15 years now.

Boxes of goodies just waiting fro me to find something cool hidden in there.

Rick's section of the show. I didn't get to stick around long enough to talk with Rick, but he \was busy selling cool stuff.

Lots of projects in this truck. I'd like to have that little mini bike sticking out on the left.

All in all a good time and I'll be back the next time they set this up!