Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Kemosabe and the Hustler

Clean........ What the hell happened?

Eugene and his Mochine

I was hang'n at the shop when a silhouette rolled through the end of the tunnel. It was as if I was in a Prince video. When the fog cleared....... I found it to be Eugene and his lady sitting atop an iron stallion. This is his first........ much respect for going at it with very little tools and pier knowledge of Harley Davidson motor cycles. Congrats on graduating from Honda to Harley....... looks good bro!

Michael Golden

Defenders #96

Michael Golden is one of my all time favorite comic artists. I had an opportunity to meet him when I was 12 at a comic convention in Denver. He signed the inside of my favorite issue "Avengers Annual #10"
But this issue of the Defenders, was -- and still is -- one of my favorite covers of his.
Check out that sissy bar!!

Took sis for a ride.......

when Mom wasn't look'n!

A stroll through 48 States.

Photographs by Tattoo John

Our good friends Tattoo John and Big Ben are ride'n through 48 states in one shot. John has been posting a few pics here and there of their encounters on his myspace page. Check it out here!

I ran into them in Tennessee last weekend at the Big Mountain Run

And if you are going to rag on them for riding baggers...... you probably have never met them. They ride hard and party ten times harder. The fuckers always keep me up all night long and wake me up way to early in the morning. I really don't know how they can do it day in and day out. Some of the craziest shit in my memory bank involve these two crazy sum bitches!

ISIS : Panopticon

Get into a fight with your girlfriend, I mean a make it or break it kinda fight. Then take on a highway late at night with this record melting your mind at high volume.

Let me know how it works out.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Good Bye Old Friend

All this talk about Indian Death Face gave my lip a quiver. Here's a shot of me and IDF getting along perfectly, like a perfect woman. Not too hot so you don't have to worry about gawkers, Sassy as hell with a sarcastic sense of humor, Built for the sheets and she can drink with the boys like only few women can. Good bye Indian Death Face.

Wind Cleves

The wind cleaves me in two
Opening my mind
As I ride the roads that set me free
From all that seek to destroy me

The Pan Fish is coming

After a hard winter Brian just about has is Pan complete. I must admit I was a little upset and hated this variation at first because I loved Indian Death Face so much but with the addition of the Pan motor and shiny paint..... it's really starting to come together as something greater. I can't wait to ride beside it!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Indian Death Face

Last summer Mitch grew fond of my acoustic guitar which rarely got played so we made a deal for a piece of artwork based on my shovelhead in exchange for the guitar. My shovel always went by the name Indian Death Face and I had no idea in what to expect, but he killed it with the drawing.

A man without a service to barter with would have failed not too long ago. I barter for rent, art, bike parts, just about everything. I can't wait til shit hits the fan and the man with skill in his hands prevails again.

Friday, June 26, 2009

They call me Kid.

Brian is right...... it's been hotter than a bag of assholes around here. Can't say that's the only reason why I shaved. A women will make you do crazy things! Cougars are fun and all but I need to find me a young little hotty.

Watch out Dean..... there's a new heart throb in town!

Hello T-Boss

Keep your eyes on the road friend.

Heat wave

It has been hotter than a tijuana cop car here in the city so I had to go back to this fashionable hair design for supreme comfort . Hats off to those that rock the full viking look through the summer months. Kurpius, your days are numbered.

For Vikings in Norway

"If you want to see an angel

you got to find it where it fell

If you want to get to heaven

you got to raise a little hell."

Greasy Kulture 10

Bacon made the cover with his sweet sweet Knuck. I met him in Sturgis and had to shoot his scoot. So here it is in Greasy 10. Check it out!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

oh..... how I love....

Wisconsin Ice Cream......... cause I can taste it all day long!


Blurry but kind of rad. It's time for some high highway pegs.

Thanks Rick for the pics!

Start 'em young

My nephew "Big D" hanging out at the old Shop.


Bean're riding the locust at the Big Mountain Run!

He took'r around the block and said... "Jasmine!!! hop on...... this is one of the most dangerous bikes I have ever ridden!"

Bean're is one of those guys that is famous just for being Bean're. He is the one of the greatest guys you would ever get the chance to meet. Out of all the people I know in this world....... he is the youngest at heart. Lives life to the fullest and never looks back and has ridden more miles in more countries than you will ever know! I'm glad to call him a friend.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Phone Doodle

Ok. So no one's answering
Well can't you just let it ring a little longer
I'll just sit tight
through shadows of the night
And let it ring for evermore

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Big Happy Fun House

Check this out....... I met this guy at a flea market and bought a few old photographs from him. He posts interesting found photographs of weird and awkward moments frozen in time.

Big Happy Fun House

Peddy Cash

Peddy Cash FTW Trailer from Thunder Horse Video on Vimeo.

Our buddy Alex Gvojic made this video flyer. Bananas! Notice the embroidered feathers on Jude's vest. Chicago represent.

stunts by: Jude"The Youngster"

Friday at the Big Mountain Run

Photo: Richard Grabbe
I spruced myself up in the creek...... then went hunting for ladies.

Headed out for an afternoon ride.

The roads are amazing in Reliance Tennessee. Twists and turns like you wouldn't believe! Three people I know of crashed. Duke broke his arm in three places, Bruce broke a handfull of ribs and an arm I think...... he took a little ride in a helecopter and I think the other was a kid named caleb but I could be wrong.

Benji Galloway cook'n up some hobo stew.

Dan and Dan Try'n to get the genni shov started.

Choppers, Moonshine and Women..... doesn't get much better than this! The moonshine was flowing like water down there! Clear, Peach, plum, pear and sweet sweet apple pie!


Monday, June 22, 2009

Headed Southbound

Photo: Rozanna Pino Kurpius

On thursday I left for Tennessee to hit the Big Mountain Run. Decided I would take my bike last minute. She still needs a lot of work but she runs. I still need to make some exhaust pipes, a license plate bracket and tweak a bunch of little things as well as replace all the cheap ass Taiwanese V-twin bullshit that failed within the first 50 miles......... Never again. Stopped in the city, pulled Slippery Pete out of the bar and headed to the shop. He didn't like when I spilt lanes at 80 mph hour on it. My Voltage regulator took a shit so I rhode to Indiana with no head lights....... not that my headlights give off much light anyway. The Big Mountain Run was a great time I'll post pics soon.


So I was looking for an image of an ebony and ivory pegasus together to express my love to my friend Wil and talk about us filling our wings with wind together in due time. Little did I know I would find this sweet Norton drag bike by the name of Pegasus. Check out the speed treat but also acknowledge the lack of racism on earth long before human occupation. One love Wil.

My Man

Video by: Tim Sinnott


Eugene and Misha as a pup watching Joe tear up the back yard. Eugene's Ironhead is a couple wires away from firing and Joe's 750 chop is right there too. We met these guys last summer and they've become the resident youngsters at the shop. They have big eyes for life on the road and we can't ask for anything more than that.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Thanks Sean

Sean let me borrow his Evo last night for a late night ride with him and our buddy Mike. Hit lake shore drive at about 11pm. There's nothing like lake shore drive on an 80 degree summer night riding through the lights of the city on one side and the blackness of the lake on the other. What a perfect ride, just cruising 60 mph on perfect pavement winding around the perfectly peaceful lake with all the glamour of the city towering above. If you haven't made it to chicago on a bike, you have to put this simple ride on your things to do list. I kept looking over at sean and we were both grinning ear to ear chasing Mike and his gal on the perfect knuckle. Everything I ever wanted out of riding motorcycles was evident last night. Thank you Sean.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Tree of Woe

"That is strength, boy! That is power! What is steel compared to the hand that wields it? Look at the strength in your body, the desire in your heart, I gave you this! Such a waste. Contemplate this on The Tree of Woe."

The Locust

Josh sent this over to post for him while he's on his way to the cycle source event in Tennessee. He rolled in to the shop last night packed to the gills and looking amazing. This bike looks scary as hell to ride and then you see him ripping corners and splitting lanes and it really looks scary. He'll post some detail shots when he gets back, He has so much time into the metal work on this bike and it's a complete face melter. He's 26 years old and has more natural talent then most people acquire in a lifetime. Photography is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Josh's abilities. Definitely proud to call him my friend but he's more like a little brother. Hats off pal.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The wait is over

I have been waiting 33 years for this day to come. Finally, the rocket belt is going into production. As of right now, one 1958 panhead chopper for sale. You can have your frontier style paved roads and your vintage lifestyle. I'm gonna be a man of motion. All buzz no fuzz. The future is upon us people, see you on the moon. All the moon chics for me, good luck with your malfunctioning earthling girlfriends. I'll post pics of my new galaxy soon. Good-bye earth. Rocket belts 4 life.