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A DAY AT THE LAKE WITH NEW FRIENDS

Sometime between 5:50-6:00 in the morning, I woke to coffee brewing and bump sounds in the garage.  Within seconds I remembered it was Saturday, lake day and picture taking day.  Lori and her new friends Aaron and Robert were shooting a feature on Bondorella for the Hagerty Classic Cars series, “Why I Drive.”  5:30am, maybe…

Baby Pictures!!!

Can-Am Update In the late ’70s Can Am produced a military bike based on the TNT. In addition to being green and having a center stand it had an oversized steel tank. The Cowboy tracked one down and convinced the seller to put it in a suitcase and bring it over from England (he was…

Farmer Lori

Lori’s learning to be a goat farmer by starting seedlings in egg shells. When they sprout she’ll plant them in pots on the balcony off our breakfast room. She got the idea from friends who checked out of So-Cal and are living the dream somewhere in the Oregon Sticks. You can follow their adventures here.…

Quiet Weekend

Pretty lazy weekend, slept in missed Farmers Market, took down the Christmas lights, ate, and went to bed about 8:00…and drank coffee and played with the new camera. Then forgot to post this entry for three days. Christmas lights down, OPEN sign up. (it’s genuine gold leaf and one shot) Same picture different camera. Weird…

Harvest Moon

A full moon, temperature in the high 70s, and orange lights from the building next door were good reasons to break out the tripod and play around for awhile. READ MORE Moon peeking over warehouse across the tracks from the shop Bondorella Lori and Bondorella Sportster and Bondorella Lori reading her Kindle in Bondorella. The…

Rudy Martinez Memorial Car Show

We spent most of Sunday at the Memorial Car Show for our friend Rudy Martinez. Rudy was a builder of custom cars, trucks and anything else he found interesting. He owned Auto Upholstery of Orange and excelled in wild custom, traditional hot rod, cafe and high end restoration work. We met him right after moving…

Happy Birthday to me!

We slept in, ate breakfast and spent way too much time installing Lori’s new swingarm bag to get in any miles in. Fortunately our poor planning and lack of self control provided an excuse to stay at the Wigwam Motel in San Bernardino. On motorcycles…back to your garage Bondorella. Bondorella being shiny (Bonus Picture) An…

Motorcycles, Trucks, a Car, and Stuff

We want a clean one like this for the Motor Palace cheap!!! Mini Enduros moving out to make room for Lori’s project.  Red Bikes Nice mostly original 1935 V8. This one’s probably going to Sweden. In New Cuyama, pretty good Tri-Tip. We thought we were getting this one but the guy quadrupled his price at…