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Dirt Roads and Mountain Air


My first experience on the off Road

I would like to start off by saying me and dirt roads have never gotten along overly well. Somehow, I always seem to end up with the rubber not where it belongs, but like most things in my life if it causes me fear or anxiety I run straight toward it. So naturally I purchased an Africa Twin, a bike made for the off road. What I didn’t purchase though was a set of off road tires, so you get some of the things you need like suspension and breaking power, but not max traction that you would want on a one land road covered in boulders.

Now to most adventure riders this road would seem rather basic but for me it was my first test of trust with amazing machine. At first the road was what I remembered it being, which was a gravel road leading to some hiking trails near Eldora, CO. It’s started getting rocky with some tight corners and what you would expect from a mountain road which was drop off on one side, hill on the other. There were several vehicles coming down so it got pretty tight trying to get around each other. Well I was chugging along strong keeping up to Charlie, Andrew, and Louise until it happened. I was coming up a steep inclineh into a blind corner. I wasn’t concerned, I picked my line wide because of some giant rocks tight in the corner, but then a Jeep came hauling around the corner and I had 3 options. First -option fly off the cliff to my eminent doom; Second - barrel into the front of the Jeep the ideal path I was headed on the bike; or Third go over the large rocks I was trying to avoid on my road tires. Well I did what I was taught “when in doubt throttle out”, I hammered down and about half way over the large boulder I went down. The bike fell in quite an awkward position, as they always do, and I couldnt get on the side of the bike I needed to in order to pick it up by myself. It took 2 random people helping me to pick up the bike up and be on my way.


I road around a could more bends before I parked the bike to take a breather. Pickup up a bike in that condition is pretty exhausting. I sat for a few minutes when Charlie came barreling around the corner, checking to see what was taking me so long. He parked his BMW and pulled it out the kickstand to turn it around but being on the hill posed problematic and in a flash of an eye his GS1200 was now on its side. I was laughing till I realized I would have to help him pick his up. Shit I had just regained my strength. Well we got both bikes standing an oriented in the right direction and we were off with the words “there’s a pretty burley hill coming into camp so watch out”. Echoing in my head. When we got to camp Charlie anticipated I would Park it and have him ride it over, but I decided fuck it. Yolo. So I hammered it out and this time I made it over the obstacle to my objective!

Crazy Frank Project For Sale

From Tjebbe at ZZ Chop:

Crazy Frank project for sale

What you see here is the accumulation of many years hunting, collecting and dreaming of vintage choppers. Now it's up to someone else to finish it!
Super rare prism Crazy Frank fender, only a handful known to be in existence.
shovel frame with hardhead conversion (no title)
Arlen Ness rocket tank (rusty inside) 19 inch Invader wheel up front, rear wheel is a one off.
1200cc shovelhead engine from 1975 needs rebuilt.
All the right bones to build one badass rare bike.
Project is located in Wageningen, the Netherlands and can be shipped on a pallet to any adress in Europe quite easy, overseas will probably be expensive.
Can also be bought without engine. Lets talk here: opdeberg@zonnet.nl
 
A chance to own some super rare parts!

If she was on Instagram . . .

 . . . I'd give her a Like

Sailor's Morning . .

The calm before the blizzard.  We've had a funky winter this year...no snow, very little ice, no ice riding, no snowmobiling, no ice fishing...kinda fartin' up the winter sports.
A couple small flurries....and a trip to the local coffee bar for a small one from Brazil. 
As I drink my cafe' . . . I like this exhaust pipe.  The KHRM came with this desert pipe.

Win a Custom Helmet from Bombshell Deluxe

We are forever grateful to work with talented artists like Brittney Thomas aka Bombshell Deluxe. Brittney is creating quite a name for herself by producing one-of-a-kind works of art on motorcycles, gas tanks, helmets and more. She recently reached out to see if we'd be interested in partnering with her for a giveaway. Click here for the chance to win this custom large Vega helmet. We'll announce the winner on January 24th. Best of luck!

Hill Climb Postponed

Word has it the Appalachian Moto Jam snow hill climb has been postponed due to the impending weather conditions for this weekend.  Check the site http://www.appmotojam.com/ and the Instagram for the latest updates.
Either way, get out there and have some fun in the snow this weekend!

This Weekend: New Tradition Motorcycle Show

The 3rd annual motorcycle and art show to be held at 7 Jackson Street Worcester, MA 01608 on Saturday January 19th 2019 from 4 pm to10 pm. Follow them on Instagram for updates.
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