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Big Auction

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

back in the days.

here's how they did it in the dirt in the 1930's. exciting sidecar action. also a picture of a beautiful 1948 Indian Chief and chair. they really don't make em like they used to. not so stylish anymore. although faster, for what it's worth.

71 MZ

Great smile from 2 wheels makes my day.

Weapon of Choice

I used to read books to kids with impersonation of Christopher Walken. They loved it.

Fork You

Monday, August 30, 2010

Craig's List Motorcycle ad for the win

This ad was spotted in San Francisco Craig's list. Entertaining.

Frankenstein Honda CB 750 cafe-ish womanizer/ Or parts bike – $700 (richmond / seacliff)

You are looking at one sexy BBW of a bike. Her name is Bertha and she loves to ride. I bought Bertha a year ago and she has been my moped on steroids. I only ride her around the city when I need to get somewhere fast. She is a k model with an F motor clip ons, two tires the back is new the front needs to be replaced before long. Dual disc up front on this bitch because fat chicks don’t stop on a dime they stop on big wet burritos. One fork seal is blown. Clear coat on the tank is coming off. But just like any hot fat chick you date they have problems so what do you expect? Give her love and she will get you laid. Does she need work? fuck yeah she does but you could ride her for years and only do the bare minimum and she would be fine. Starts up right away on the first time but then she needs to sit there while she gets her juices flowing. compression check was within specifications. Can you fucking believe that? If you are some skinny mission hipster/trustafarian this would be the perfect bike for you to hide your wealth behind, and mitigate your outrageous 5k collection of apple products you can’t even use but to browse the internet and post pics of you facebook playing the same three cord on your guitar with some stupid scarf on your neck. This truly is a poor persons Honda. The only problem with hipsters is you are probably too weak and pot saturated to wield such a big bitch; Hipsters are used to women who starve themselves on cigarettes, cocaine, bottled water, and tofu patties. I think a 50cc Buddy would be really up your ally. If you have any questions let me know. If they are funny and not entirely stupid I may answer. If you actually want to buy this thing I will probably in all likely hood respond. If there are no buyers I will ghost ride this bitch into a wall for 500 and you can video that shit and put it on youtube or digg if you are one of those.

Edit: Sale Pending. And I posted a pic of some of the sweet tang Bertha helped me land. Better hope the buyer doesn’t follow through.

Pale Riders

Sunday, August 29, 2010

2010 Ulster Grand Prix Superbike Race

2010 Ulster Grand Prix races were held on the Dundrod Circuit between 9–14 August 2010 in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.


I am house sitting.

Miss sleeping with my kitty

Happy Birthday Carla Gugino

Carla Gugino has been acting pretty long. She started as a model first and guest starring in TV shows in late 80's. Her outfit in "The One" still makes me drool.

I always liked her. She is very nice inside and outside. She has been dating a quite ugly guy with talent, not with money or looks. She is most known as a mom in "Spy Kids" movies among youngsters. Did nude scene in "Sin City" Never understood why she did not get to be a big star. She will be in upcoming Sci-Fi movie, "Sucker Punch".

Carla Gugino

Saturday, August 28, 2010

in memoriam Livio Dante Porta 1922-2003

here is a picture of Livio Dante Porta himself.
the next two pictures are of the wonderful narrow gauge steam locomotive "Argentina" designed by the most excellent steam engineer Livio Dante Porta. "Argentina" is a 4-8-0 configured 4cyl. compound steam locomotive. she still exists, only unfortuneatly in very sad shape, in Argentina.


Friday, August 27, 2010

happy old man

just wheel mr. buckman out on the sunporch and put these brownies and this six pack where he can reach them.

More Dirty Old Men

Already there

Burning Man

Next week, more than 50,000 people are expected to camp in Nevada's Black Rock Desert for the Burning Man festival. Among the towering fire sculptures, elaborate neo-Victorian costumes and LED displays, a few performance artists will also showcase pieces of their new rock opera about Burning Man. It's called How to Survive the Apocalypse, and it's designed for the "burner curious" — people who have never been to Burning Man, but are thinking about it. Here are some art car pictures from previous years. Pictures from Light Bloom's photostream

If you are interested in the event in the desert visit their official site

Burning Man


funny animated gif

Thursday, August 26, 2010

armored ship thursday

for armored ship Thursday we have the Imperial Russian 1st class protected cruiser Aurora. launched in 1900 Aurora took part in the Battle of Tsushima during the Russo-Japanese War. later on Aurora fired the shot that launched the attack on the Czar's Winter Palace October 25, 1917. this action ended the October Revolution which led to the Civil War and the Communization of Russia. Aurora also took part in the Great Patriotic War and is today a museum ship in St. Petersburg. the first picture shows her as she is today. the second shows her around 1905 or so as she originally was. the third is the Order of the October Revolution. as you can see Aurora is on the actual medal of the order. Aurora was awarded this medal in honor of service to the homeland. the ship was 416ft. long, armed with 14 6" guns as main battery and made 19kts. flank speed with 3 triple expansion steam engines powering 3 shafts. she was a typical protected cruiser of her time.

Best Engine In The World!!

Panic Break And Gone

You can tell the guy was flying and missed the breaking point. I am sure that he was proud how fast his bike could go on straight. Panic break makes everything worse...

By the way, you are not allowed to stop on track to see if the wrecked rider was okay. They have EMT and course worker present to do the job.

Popeye was a rider

"Hubley Manufacturing Company was founded in 1894 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The first toys Hubley produced were made of cast iron. Early models included horse drawn wagons and various toy guns. As transportation modes changed Hubley began to manufacture toys to follow suit, including numerous cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles. Many of the most expensive Hubley toys sold at auction have been motorcycles, in fact. All Hubley toys were painted by hand."

This Hubley Popeye motorcycle was sold at Morphy Auctions in September 2008 for $18,400.00!!
I hear older cast iron toys from Hubley would fetch over 100 grands....

Bike Bus

This is an anti- motorcycle ad from India. I guess they have too many motorcycles on road. Well-developed public transportation is always nice.

"1 bus means 40 less bikes stuck in traffic jam"

via Ads of the World

Art of Greg Darroll

Greg Darroll

Legacy of Flynn

As it gets colder to ride, you might want to invest on outfit to keep you warm. This hoody and t-shirt from Threadless will do some and makes you look like a Tron rider. This shirt isn’t quite available, yet but the company was taking vote for it. I have no idea if they have decided to print them.

Cut Out for Action

available from Perpetual Kid

8 bucks plus shipping.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Got Bugs on My Grill

"A man who was caught riding his motorbike along the Eastern Freeway in Melbourne with a barbecue strapped to his body was fined $800 today and lost his license for one month.

Michael Wiles spotted the cast-off cooker on the nature strip where it had been left for rubbish collection and, not wanting to splurge on a new one, decided to pick it up and take it home.

The 29-year-old proceeded to thread his body through the barbecue's frame and popped up the grate in front of his helmet before setting off along the Eastern Freeway in Kew on January 27, 2008, reaching estimated speeds of 75km/h."

Read rest of the article at The Age

I don't carry anything on my bike if it don't fit in my satchel or strapped on seat with bungee cords.

Leningrad Cowboys

Is so far one of the favorite bands ever. And possibly the BEST cover band I know...They make my heart dance. The band was an invention of the Finnish film director Aki Kaurismäki, It was featured in a few films as a fictional band. However, was made up of Sakke Järvenpää and Mato Valtonen, members of a real Finnish band the Sleepy Sleepers with some additional musicians.

Official website: The Leningrad Cowboys

Mini cannon

It made me laugh. Part 1 isn't as entertaining as part 2 if you are wondering....

Italian Bike Cops Performance From 50's

So organized that almost hypnotic...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


a picture of the magnificent Burrell 3 speed road engine "Hawkes." built in 1904 as a road haulage engine "Hawkes" uses a single crank compound engine for propulsion. with a trailer behind this is maybe a pre-prototype of today's modern semi-trailer rigs. certainly a lot better looking.

Dual Purpose


It protects your noggin and carries your beloved pet.

Beemer Beemer Beemer.

I want to ride a Beemer.