Friday, May 30, 2014

Born Free 4 - Randoms

I took 1,875 pictures on my Born free 4 trip in 2012 - here are 17 of them.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Born Free 6 Build - PT7

I laid out some graphics on top of the pagan gold base Ry put down a few nights ago.  We are going for a deco inspired design that will incorporate the stock '58 badges and echo the SportyTT paint scheme that we've come to love.  Moving forward fast now...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Memorial Day Run to the Thumb

Did the OilySouls2 "Run to the Thumb" (not so) dry-run this past weekend with Dusty. Mark August 8th on your summer calender right now.  This three day lap around Michigan's thumb is going to be epic. 3-days, hundreds of miles, great lakes, warm weather, multiple bars, camping, riding, riding, riding and more riding. Then two weeks later the chopper world focuses in on Detroit for the OilySouls2 show at Two James Spirits.  Here comes the summer!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tiny & Sleepy...

...stopped by to see BF6 bike progress. Good to see you both.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Dusty's Pan

Dusty did a little horse trading and ended up with this lovely survivor. I'm feeling the envy...

Friday, May 23, 2014

Happy Memorial Day Weekend...

...get out there. Thanks to all who have served and also those who are no longer with us. This Memorial day will be especially poignant for my family and I. We love ya' mom. You're in our hearts forever.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sunday Roll

Riding with Terry and his new long bike.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Born Free 6 - PT5 - Papa-Glide Update

Let me tell you about my boat....

Friday, May 16, 2014

Goodbye Mom.

Sorry for the delay in posts.  I spent the past week with my mom at home who unfortunately passed away from Cancer on Wednesday.  My mother was an amazing human who continued to teach me things right up until the end.  An Artist, teacher, lover of life, and a mother. Always growing and never sitting still for too long. She was a do-er till the end who held the bar high for herself and those around her. Her life was worth celebrating and thankfully she was able to come home from the hospital for the last 6 days of her life and celebrate we did. She told us all that her last wish was to die alone. We told her that was not an option - too many people who loved her had her surrounded day and night.  But being my mother (who cut her own path in life) she managed to slip away on her own terms in a brief moment when she was alone - getting her wish.  My mom was a maverick and had a thirst for discovery. She passed that gene on to me and when I begin to feel uncomfortable because I'm sitting still I know that's just my mom in me. She loved to ride with me too and never liked it when I took it easy for her, always whispering in my ear "Faster Brad!". I will miss her every day.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Run to the Thumb!

TWO WEEKS BEFORE Oily Souls 2 we are doing a run to the thumb that will benefit The Ride for Larry Pierce . Put it on your summer choppering-to-do list. Can't wait!

Man Down

Friday, May 2, 2014

Born Free 6 - PT4 - The PAPA-GLIDE

So here it is - what we've been calling the Papa-Glide. These are the design sketches we have been building to for the last 5 months. Come on out to Born Free 6 in California at the end of June and see if we even got close to delivering our vision...

Born Free 6 Build - PT3

The bike is a collection of bits and pieces at the moment but we are making real progress. Frame is finished and painted.  Motor is being re-assembled as I type. Bodywork is either painted or in primer. Nacelle and front end are complete. Our oil tank is built and painted. Wheels are built and awaiting a rubber curve ball we thought up. Some minor mechanical bits are still awaiting creation. We are feeling stressed but pretty solid on the bike so far.  I've begun the graphics for the tins on my sketchpad. Ry's pretty much built everything else.  Greg's wallet is a little thinner but he remains completely stoked.  Stay tuned...