Archive for July 24th, 2008|Daily archive page

What the hell is this thing?!?!?

WTF! Is this a photoshopped picture? It’s like 100% blacked out!

I got this from , but I have no idea where it came from. Do you like? I’m not sure. I’ve blocked out chrome on vehicles I’ve owned before, but this takes it to extremes…

Crazy Harley Bike

Cafe Racer Seat for your project…

I can’t personally vouch for the quality of this particular seat, but I really like the style. When I get brave enough to chop up my Sportster frame, perhaps I will buy one of these.

Maybe someone who has bought one of these seats can comment? And be sure to check out the photos of the unfinished seat before you bid. I’d like to hear in case I decide to buy one…

Cafe Racer Seat

Another Project Bike…

Did you ever see Kill Bill Volume 1? I did. It has this character in it (quite despicable) who drives a truck that has an interesting pair of words painted on it. P&%SY WAGON. This bike reminds me of that. Not that the owner of this bike in any way represents the character from the movie. Really. I don’t like libel. I’m sure the owner of this bike is quite a nice person.

However, I really like the paint job. “Crotch Rocket”. Name it what it is. That’s what I always say. Who needs a ZX10R when you can ride one of these.

Yes, it needs some parts.

Yes, the owner is being honest about the project nature of the bike.

Yes, the paint is supposedly not that good.

But who cares?!?!? This bike is wicked fast and has big ’70s style lettering that references your crotch. How cool is that?!?!?

I’m definitely in kind of a weird place. Maybe tomorrow the blog will go back to normal…

Kawasaki H2 Crotch Rocket 750

The Price Of Progress

This morning, I commuted in on my usual route for the first time in several days. And a surprise greeted me…

Highway 84 between Livermore and Sunol has officially changed. The old winding road has now been shut and the straight road has been opened. Another blow for people who like riding around corners at speed.

Not that 84 was fast during morning or evening rush hour. In fact, it was often a parking lot.

But on the occasions when I rode that short section of Highway 84 with little or no traffic it was fun. Lots of elevation change. A nice set of corners. Sometimes a bit of dirt and water on the road.

The price of progress. A straighter, easier to drive road that will be expanded to 4 lanes by 2011. Less traffic jams, less accidents, less fun.

Hwy 84 in Livermore