Monday, November 30, 2009

Cuban Thistle Crisis

I got this post card of Ernest Hemingway shaking hands with Castro today. It came to me from Cuba. The country Cuba, that is. It was sent to me by my globtrotting ex-pat pal, Weston. Weston is currently living in Ireland, but seems to be getting lots of passport stamps these days. He opened the correspondence by telling me as a writer and a drunkard I should enjoy it. He is right, I do enjoy it.

On Winning

"If listening to R. Kelly has taught me anything about life, and I think it has, it's that you can't be a winner merely by winning things, you have to be a winner in everything you do." -Colin Ehlert on winning his 5th MOTAB.

Monday, November 23, 2009


James Crowe's handbuilt motorcycle yesterday at Krugers Cross.

Bad Ass


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Big In Japan

The Tale Of The Bamboo Cutter

So rad that our Pump got hooked up like this.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Good Design

That there, dear reader, is a Fanno 2A Folding Saw. Scored it an estate sale last Saturday for $1.00. Simple, useful and priced just right. This will end up in my "I Love Weekends" pack and it'll come into play when it's time to build a fire or erect some shelter.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Where You Come From

The picture above is a mold from the old school Oakley motocross grips. Back before they company was big enough to own a tank, founder James Jannard traveled around the country selling grips at races out of his car. Crazy considering the mid 1970's weren't that long ago. Stick to something simple. Do it well.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Half Full Can Of Strohs

I've got several pals that know of my love for my hometown of Detroit. I love it like the dysfunctional family I never had, it is MY home...My buddy Pickens sent this article yesterday. More hope here than I've ever read about that old town...

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Came back from lunch the other day, and this red pick up truck was parked in our lot!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Walking to the start line of the cross crusade last weekend I heard a man say to a lady friend of his who he was obviously a.) happy to see and b.) trying to impress

"Would you like to embrocate?"

I'm pretty sure he was serious and that 'embrocate' wasn't some code word for something else.

It struck me as funny because where I'm from you would get a beating for using such terminology. It would be much more accept-able to inquire:

"Would you like to hit this J with me?" or "Do you want to kill this beer with me?"

Just an observation.



Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday, November 09, 2009


So much good stuff on Acid Sweat many good ideas.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Monday, November 02, 2009

Get Some

Found a great vintage bike pic site today. Check it out.