Saturday, December 31, 2011

get loose tonight


I know for me, this has been an awesome year. I went to some amazing places, met some great people and just plain accomplished stuff I never thought I'd do. Thanks to everbody who checks this blog out and digs what we do, 2011 is gonna be a tough one to beat.

...and happy birthday to my little brother Kevin, hope that yellow fever serves you well tonight.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hollywood Stuff

Yesterday Michael Schmidt cruised over to and snapped a few photos for Thee Cormans new record. Jason reluctantly volunteered to do his best Randy Smith impersonation. Michael got some really cool shots. The first one is a cute candid one Before take off. In the second Jason looks like a hard ass and the Creature is eating the "V" My stomach hurt from laughing so much!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

blogs before hogs...


My buddies Mochi and Shin in the far east just started a new blog...get with it.

High Octane Tokyo

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

been lagging in the garage


Felt good to get something done for a change.
Some Z's for Rich in Florida.
Oil tank and happy rabbits for Simon and Eddie's domestic partnership ironhead build.
Thanks guys.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Music For A Monday - Bad Brains

How did a band of all black dudes that had strong religious overtones in their lyrics flourish in the predominantly white and secular punk music scene? The best reason I can come up with is that they wrote better music and played that music a lot harder than most of bands at the time. Bad Brains is one of the bands that I would turn up to 11 in my bedroom and jump off my bad and sing along to in the mirror as a teenager. The tunes are so intense but still have such a danceable groove to them. On top of all that they threw in reggae tunes in the middle of all the chaos. I still don't fully comprehend the Bad Brains, but every time I hear them I get fired up and start playing air guitar.


Pay To Cum - Think about it, such a gnarly statement...


Banned In DC - Check out the fat kid with eh mohawk in this video! He is super into it, rocking his Bad Brains shirt and does a belly flop on some poor kids, Totally reminds me Sloth from Goonies.


Redbone The City - One of my favorite Bad Brains tunes.


At The Movies - I lived in a "punk" house with a bunch of dead beats and we had a 36th generation vhs copy of this whole set. It boggled my mind! It's live footage of the band mixed in with them just cruising around town. Such a killer song that ends with a backflip!!! How can you not be stoked on this!!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

someone's getting hitched....




Nick just whipped up a flyer for our buddy Ryan who is hosting a little shindig celebrating the resurrection of long forgotten choppers. Its gonna be the day before Jeremiah's Love Cycles anniversary party so if you're gonna be in AZ like we'll be, you'll have some stuff to do that weekend.

Friday, December 16, 2011

restless...


After years of lagging I finally got surgery on my knee. It's only been a day and its probably only going to be a few weeks down but its enough to make me miss putting around on a bike.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Wild Weekend-Wild Weekday

After a wild weekend with us maniacs Mikey Ratt decided it would be a great idea to stay the night on the floor of my cold ass shop and ride his slug of Triumph home the following afternoon. I woke up to his chainsaw-esque snoring and realized that it was pooring rain. I thought to myself "This ball of ginger better not expect me to give him and his moped a ride home to San Diego." He wakes up and is like "shit it's raining, that sucks, let's go eat!" I took him to the local bakery to get a swazi pastry but they were all out. So he opted for 2 ham and cheese croissants and 40 donut holes instead at the local donut shop. He gets a call from his amazingly awesome and responsible daughter saying it's too dangerous to ride home in the rain on his turd of a bike. It broke my heart. Both my cars are in rough shape and are not worthy of the trek. I call my homie Mikey D and ask if he would be down to haul his pink ass home. All I can say is the Mikey D is aces. He said he had to shuttle a few other chopper gods around but would be there in a few hours. Stoked! We loaded up the Mikey Ratt's sewing machine and stuffed him in the back seat. Mikey D drives fast! We were in San Diego in no time and eating some delicious mexican food at Pokez. After grub we got to the Ratt's nest, unloaded the "bobber," bullshitted and traded some spit. Mikey D treated me to another white knuckle ride back to the OC and went home to pinch a loaf. Friends of friends helping friends. I snapped a quick picture of these gnar-dogs! Good weekend with good pals.

6 over..

6 Over - Kick Start from Wild Honey Productions on Vimeo.



its funny, this was me yesterday....literally the footage of me trying to kick my bike was from yesterday. You're never cool, at least not when there's an audience.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

show and shine...



this thing had alot of killer little details. really neat bike for sure.



Ryan is an animal. He made the trek down from the mountain for the show.



Robert is truly a badass. Dude puts real miles on his bike. I straddled this beast and instantly fell in love, way more comfortable than my couch.



I'm not gonna be the guy that slams this bike because I can appreciate anything handmade but I will say this, it had a 30" wheel and an Ipad for a headlight...


this dragger was wild.


Killer bikes again at David Mann this year, no camera and phone died so I kinda blew it on proper documentation. We rode up the night before and froze our asses off sleeping in the parking lot. Michael Schmidts shovel had a successful maiden voyage. Dave Polgreen knows Dave Chapelle. J is a true gentleman. Turk and Chase braved the cold. Mikey Ratt is the best dude ever, he's on the team. All in all, lots of fun thanks for everyone who stopped by and said hi or just wanted to hang and see some fat dudes brow beat the hell out of each other.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

en route...


Me
Pickles
Nick
Mikey Ratt
Mumma

Jammin through Malibu on the way to David Mann.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

-bars-




made some bars the other day.
pullbacks for Troys triumph and some tall and steep top clamp Z's for George.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Chopper Punk



Just in time for XMas! You like choppers, you are a punk rocker, and you have a mediocre sense of humor. Hopefully this will tide you maniacs over while Jason takes 4 more weeks to decide on a sweatshirt design. $20 bucks post paid in the US. In the ATR Store Now

sweatshirts...


Bouncing around some ideas for new sweatshirts, not 100% on this one yet...

Friday, December 2, 2011

cool off...


Turning a 15 min. thermostat swap into a 3 hour crisis...thats how I roll.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

something to look forward to...

Girl & Chocolate Trailer from Crailtap on Vimeo.


I'm 31 but I still get excited over skate videos as if I was 13. Every video that the Girl family has ever put out has been gold, and I'm sure that with Chocolates new blood this video will not let down.

Monday, November 28, 2011

A day late and a dollar short.

As far as I can remember the first cassette tape I ever bought on my own was The Best of Jimi Hendrix Experience. My dad was a gardener and I worked with him mowing lawns all day. On the way home I begged him to stop by the record store so I could spend my days pay on some of Hendrix's music. I still remember the cashier saying "starting him on the classics huh," as i forked over the bread. In the truck I ripped open the cellophane and inspected every inch of the insert. We pulled up to the house, I jumped out of the truck before it had completely stopped and made a b-line for my walkman. I sat in my room all night just playing it over and over. That tape didn't leave the walkman for over a month. Jimi Hendrix's birthday was yesterday.





A couple of my favorite JImi Hendrix Experience Songs.



Friday, November 25, 2011

tomorrow...


Tony and the boys over at Classic are moving on up like George and Weezy.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving..


I know what i'm thankful for.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

this guy..


adam takes pictures.
has an attractive family.
wants to skate my ramp.
doesn't want to skate my ramp.
lives down here now.
has a new blog.

check it-
Adam Wright

R.I.P.


It might not look like much but if there was one thing I could always count on, it was that the Ranger would get me there everytime. I purposely beat the shit out of it because I knew it was tired and ready to move on. Oil, power steering fluid and coolant were a daily routine but after 370,891 miles without any major issues, I couldn't expect any less. The check from the State of California sure put a smile on my face, but when I saw the dismantler write "crush" on the side of her I kinda felt a little guilty for the fate I had bestowed upon such a reliable car.
Thanks for the goodtimes.

Monday, November 21, 2011

wine 'em, dine 'em, 69 'em...


living quarters


impressive


Brandon was buzzing around on this killer survivor digger


too legit


Michaels shovel looking all proper like


Nick and Jason getting real cozy


In The Wind is probably the best ever


the Porta Costa Polar Bear was a little intimidating


my bike not barking on command


clean as a whistle


we all know why Nicks smiling


chasing rain and a double rainbow on the ride home




Rad weekend. Slept on Max's floor, woke up to hot cocoa and took a ride through the hills of east bay. I almost was "the guy who crashed this year" coming in hot on a muddy corner, somehow managed to Steve Mcqueen out of if it looking like a pro...speaking of Steve Mcqueen, Nick had a blast too. The chicks up there ride hard, if not harder than some of the guys. Jason Mcafee is a rad dude, Toby and Sara always pleasant, Brandon is charming, and Max is always cool and a gracious host. Thanks again for having us guys.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

wow...




My man Paulo at Joe King Helmets in Brazil just finished this awesome helmet for me. I cant really say enough about Paulo, he busted his ass getting us all to Brazil and now this? Thanks a ton man i truly do appreciate everything.