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.…

Rising Sun, Silverado Cafe, NHRA, and Helmet Question!

Mike Hodis of Rising Sun Jeans hosted a post Inspiration party Sunday with all the trimmings. Rising Sun hand crafts denim and work wear on antique sewing machines using traditional techniques and the highest quality materials. Mike’s passion for quality is only rivaled by his knowledge and skill. Took the R100S out Santiago Canyon to…

Inspiration Show

Rin Tanaka of “My Freedamn” fame pulled off his move from the Queen Mary to the Spruce Goose Dome next door without a hitch. The content and enthusiasm of Inspiration participants makes this show. Rin could host his show in a Wal Mart and it would be a big success. Rin Tanaka signing my Schott…

Jackets arriving and Motorcycles getting love!

We got a few jackets in and had a couple appointments so I messed around in the shop while Lori went to Farmers Market. We’ll have more sizes in the Women’s One Star and men’s 689H Retro Horsehide next week, Schott’s working hard to fill post holiday orders and they’re almost caught up! Here’s what…

Happy 2013!

I did a 300 mile loop through Joshua Tree for New Year’s. It was a perfect day with crisp clear skies, light traffic in the AM, and a hot thermos of coffee. The temperature ranged from the high 30s to mid 50s…mostly in the 40s so it was a great opportunity to wear a heavy…

Why one should attend Deus Sunday Mass!

I saw a guy shooting with a Leica M8 at last month’s Deus Sunday Mass and since I’ve had Lust for Leica (get it?) most of my adult life I took advantage of the opportunity to speak to it’s owner. The Photographers name is Peter Heck and it turns out he likes it. He spent considerable time teaching…

Winslow update and more!

Shameless self promotion alert! Most Schott prices going up 5-10% 05/01/12 get yours now! The Romones in their Schott jackets GET YOUR OWN SCHOTT HERE  I did an overnighter to meet Joe, a General Contractor might help us with the hard stuff (walls, foundation, sewer line). Then we’ll do the fun stuff (tile, flooring, finish…

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…

Around the Holidays

66 Motor Palace Orange Downtown Taft HWY 58 Legs for Winslow Motor Palace bath. Hackberry Store It’s a dry cold. Schott Wool and Churchill Deerskin, work tested to 30 degrees. Last ride of 2011. Reflection of first sunset 2012 on PCH.