Saturday, February 27, 2010

It's a real Ruff Rida

Last year we sold a bike to Ziggy Marley; this F800GS. He's painted the thing fittingly, wouldn't you say? If you've been a long-time reader of this blog, you'll recall that my 'lil Honda's name was all set to be "the Steppin' Razor," but had to be changed at paintin'-time because, when translated into Japanese, it had inescapable drug and vampirical references. The best part is that when our porter Randy wheeled Ziggy's bike in the door, my iPod started playing some mellow Bad Brains reggae, as if some mystical dub-auora surrounds it! Ah well, had to share, that's all.

Friday, February 26, 2010

R90S fail and 1955 Romer pic

Me: boss, there's a bitchen' R90S for sale around the corner, and I just went to see it. It's amazing and I think we should get it for the showroom floor as a showpiece. The auction ends in 1 hour and it's at $8200...whaddya say?
Boss: throw $10,000 at it.
Me: really? do you want to see a picture of it at least?
Boss: sure.

Well, we got sniped at the last second (lost by $99), and the bike will leave California, headed for Maryland. other news, Sierra Trailer Restoration posted pics of the canned ham that it finished right before starting our trailer redo. check it out:

Thursday, February 25, 2010

how to buy something with someone else's money

I've got 5 hours to talk my boss out of $10,000 dollars.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Art Alert -- Next Saturday, Feb. 27th 2010

A Performance Action

Saturday, February 27th
“Casting On” at 1pm

Presented as part of...

Actions, Conversations, and Intersections
an exhibition exploring the participatory practices
of over sixty Los Angeles based artists & organizations

Curated by Edith Abeyta and Michael Lewis Miller

January 28 - April 18, 2010

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90027
(323) 644 – 6269

Performance by
Shelley RuggThorp & Sandra Carter
Cheryl Walker, Carolyn Vosburgh,
Amber Bradshaw, Chris Dziobecki,
Shannon LaBounty, Lisa Lo Russo

Knitters are invited to participate in this performance.
Bring your latest knitting project. Knit with the giant needles!
Others come and witness the knitting...

Questions? Contact:

Thursday, February 18, 2010

if only the world was more like this on an everyday basis

Top pic from LA photog Silvie Blum, bottom pic found inside an old steamer trunk, anonymous...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

21st century punk (and yeah, 20th too)

came across this on accident while looking for some recent ammunition legislature; thought it would do some good to put it out there for those who may still think there are only two modalities.

A5. How do libertarians differ from "conservatives"?

For starters, by not being conservative. Most libertarians have no interest in returning to an idealized past. More generally, libertarians hold no brief for the right wing's rather overt militarist, racist, sexist, and authoritarian tendencies and reject conservative attempts to "legislate morality" with censorship, drug laws, and obnoxious Bible-thumping. Though libertarians believe in free-enterprise capitalism, we also refuse to stooge for the military-industrial complex as conservatives are wont to do.

On a related note, what has voting Libertarian done for me this last 18 years?
Ha! It's given me loads of self-satisfaction and the right to bitch at the current states-of-affairs. Though I admit that Bob Barr was a pretty weak contender for pres. versus Mr. Obama (whom I voted for), I've towed the party line. Oh, to have a well-spoken and coherent president -- it was too much to resist!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

yeah, more Slade videos

Sierra Nevada Pale Alez & you tube after midnight... suffer lil childrin;

Monday, February 8, 2010

1975 Honda CB550 take-off parts for sale

making space making space... these are too nice to throw away; everything is 100% original and in light-up, working order. chrome es bien. get in touch and it's yours. I've also got the seat yo, which I realized I can't ever use since we channeled 3" out of the subframe.

Friday, February 5, 2010

check it out

A pal of mine makes these shirts, and we sell em at the dealership...he got knocked off his Buell on Wednesday, and is doin' the hospital thing for awhile. Check his company out here, and send him some get-well-soon wishes by buying something or forwarding the site to someone you know. Thanks all.

Monday, February 1, 2010

really, universe?

...right here in Long Beach? tempting. It's like the LB punk version of this:

SUBARU in the shop! No way!

3rd time's a charm: the repeated (and elusive) brake failure has been tracked to the ABS control unit. This is a $1500 piece of 20-year-old technology. The car itself is a $500, 20-year-old piece The solution? Buy another entire 1991 Legacy from CL and take the needed part from what is probably a better car? Right you are! ...but no one is selling one on to plan B...which turned-out to be legacycentral bbs to make new friends...folks dedicated to 1st generation Subaru Legacies, and hope that they've got a used unit for sale. Keep your fingers crossed; meanwhile, my beloved Subaru sits in Costa Mesa awaiting a donor.