Tuesday, June 21, 2011

East Side Classic 2011

It was actually really great and I'm excited to see how it will grow in 2012....

I really can't imagine what I would have done without the help of all my friends and sponsors of this years event. This being the first real push to increase the scale of the event, at most times I felt like I was in way over my head. We had to claw our way through the planning of the event and got bailed out of some pretty awful situations by some amazing people, Thankfully, the event went off without a hitch and everyone who came, really seemed to have a great time, even if it was hotter'n a burnt boot. All and all, it turned out better than I ever thought possible. I hope to see you all there next year...seriously. Come.

Sorry for the late entry...

Here are some pics from the event.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Viva La Motos

A few posts back, I wrote about the photo shoot that a few friends and I took part in. Well, the first draft of the photos got posted to Jimmy's flicker page and I must admit they look great. Keep in mind there will be more to come, but if this first set is any indicator, the rest will be no less amazing. If you're in the Austin area and require the help of an amazing photographer, let me know and I'll get you in touch with the one responsible for these. All right reserved on the photos, blah, blah, blah...

Thanks again Jimmy.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Let's Ride Motorcycles!

A friend sent me this link the other day and I've watched it about 50 times already. Trust me, well worth the 2 minutes.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

No doubt about it...

we love our bikes here in Austin.

We love them so much in fact, that we all got together and immortalized our bikes with a photo shoot. Photos were taken by our incredibly talented friend Jimmy, who himself rides his cb175 daily. This sort of thing reinforces to me that your friends are paramount. Number one. Plus, if those friends happen to like motorcycles as much as you....absolutely perfect.

I took some photos of the crew and of Jimmy at work that night. Jimmy's photos are coming soon.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

One mans trash...

is another mans trophy?

Getting things together for the East Side Classic, gave me the opportunity to really take part in the riding community here in Austin. Not only that, it put me in positions to meet more people and find out what they're made of. Luckily, most everyone that I asked to help me with the event, came through or went above and beyond. The matter of creating junk moto part trophies for the winners of the bike show categories, posed a slight problem. I hadn't been in Austin long enough to accumulate enough junk on my own and I live in an apartment for the time being which means no welder. Without even finishing my question, my friend Josh, who happens to work at an art foundry about a half hour outside of the city, said he'd help out in any way he could. Totally Rad. We spent a late night getting ideas together and even started welding up one of the trophies.

A few days later, with the help of the guys at Revival Motorcycles, which happens to 5 minutes away from my place, we knocked out the rest of the trophies. They had tons of cool parts to use ,as well as, any tool we could possibly need to get the job done. Other people showed up over the course of the evening and we ended up having a great time. Thanks everyone!

Josh at the foundry:

The guys at Revival:

Motorcycle Movie Night

The vintage motorcycle scene in Austin has a long way to go, but there are a few sure signs that it's getting a lot closer. It's only a matter of time, with a few of us trying to get people out and involved things are already looking better. One such way we're trying to get people involved is the East Side Classic, a fundraising motorcycle rally which I've posted about already. By the way, the event is on the 19th of this month in east Austin so if you're from anywhere near Austin, come down! You can find out more, here...www.eastsideclassicaustin.com
Another way is the motorcycle movie night that my friends Russ and John put together. These movie nights take place at various outdoor locations around the city and play only the coolest and/or cheesiest moto related movies we can get our hands on. The last one showed a documentary about Evel Knievel, which is unquestionably cool.

All this for the scene.

FOR SALE. Perfection.

My friend Jeff is selling his amazing "mostly" 51' Triumph Thunderbird. I realize this bike doesn't fit the mold of the bikes that I usually have on the blog, but this one is special enough to feature. Keep in mind, this bike is for sale...contact me and I'll put you in touch with Jeff for more info. Oh, and serious inquiries only. If you know the bike you know how much he's asking.

I built a page with some videos and pics that I
took of it...

Heres a few to wet your appetite.