Friday, February 26, 2010
Nightshift w/ youngblood
"the Genius" and his Bacon built shovel
I showed up at the shop last night for my beloved nightshift and found Youngblood still plugging away at his shovel. I Helped him square away a sissy bar and gave him some pointers on fenders in between the never ending moulding of the swap meet frame. It was actually really nice having him around last night and he made it until 4:30 this morning. Lots of real talk and an eager spirit by somebody that refuses to do shit wrong, he's definitely got the right attitude for building bikes and the bug has dug in deep.
It's funny, when the youngsters started coming around 2 years ago they would start getting antsy on any given night and make old man jokes cause we never wanted to leave the shop. They'd go out drinking and carrying on while we drank slow in the company of everything that was good to us. Now these kids are in the shop every night, drinking slow in the company of what is good to them. They've coined Sean and Deb as Mom and Dad while Mitch and Myself have become the two crazy uncles that refuse to grow up. It's definitely family and a genuine pleasure to pass on what little we know.