Recycling is Important

I’ve watched  nearly all of Giannyl’s very helpful how to videos and I can’t help but think my old t-shirts have one more use before they make their way into the garage rag bin. 

Shaving Legs the ghetto way…

All you need is an angle grinder, drill, and a couple of woodworking sanders. 
In recent months I’ve hacked up 5 different sets of forks this way, I can’t say I hate it, it’s mindless yet satisfying work. One day I’ll own a lathe but until then my neighbors will continue to hate as these are some of the most annoyingly loud tools available and I now know “nap time” is 12:00 to 3:00 daily.

That Sound!

Almost daily I’m awoken by a guy in my girls neighborhood speeding off to work on some sort of Ducati and although it’s a very pleasant alarm occasionally it makes me miss Sophie my old 750M. The first picture is how I found her stuffed under a tarp in Santa Monica, the last two is how she left me. My friend Paul has her now so I get a visit now and again, but I sure miss that Duc sound.

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SkyWay Tuff Wheels

It was nice out today so I rode around Carlsbad on my Yamaha SR500, I realized what lured me to this bike. Black out the  Yamaha Mags, they look like Tuff Wheels & I love that look.
Back in the day I had my share of Tuff wheels, we actually preferred them, they didn’t bend or get flat spots and we couldn’t afford the money or the time it took to deal with spoked rims. Western Pennsylvania BMX kids had a short riding season and sketchy mail order was our only parts source. A good set of Tuffs would last through two or three bikes and could be traded all over the city for color preference, coaster brake or freewheel add a new set of gum wall tires and your shit was Rad…
Below is the coveted alloy hub in the non graphite version of the tuff II  these were hard to come by & the hubs didn’t crack like the steel models. 

The Torker Bob Haro used to give birth to the Freestyle movement utilized Tuff IIs.

Here’s A couple of shots of Bob riding The 6th & Commonwealth banks in LA. The last time I rode there was on a hot Sunday in 1989, I would guess these pictures of Bob (in uniform) date back to, well it must’ve been  81-82? Great spot, security was quick,  but on that last sunday we sessioned there the Big latin guard gave us 30min as long as we didn’t grind & was stoked to watch.

A few of my favorite Mag wheeled Yamaha Customs

06-Reubens Campo, San Felipe, MX.

AZ burger joint #2

The other place we found was Joe’s Farm Grill out in Gilbert. Well worth the drive, We ordered a ton of food & everything was amazing, I highly recommend the beer battered green beans smothered in saute’d minced garlic. 

Burger Joint #1

Yesterday I returned from Phoenix, AZ, all of my family lives there now & I love the area too.
It’s always a welcome change from the mediocre dining choices & the styleless stucco, tile roofed McMansions of San Diego. I always thought Phoenix &  San Diego must’ve been switched at birth? Mostly because I’ve always thought the ocean and the temperate climate should breed more style & creativity than the ungodly hot desert? Anyway if you don’t want to break the bank & find your self in the Chandler area The Heart Attack Grill looks fun. Well, in a Hooters kind of way.

64 Ford F100 $4000 (carlsbad)

1964 Ford F100, lowered front, notched rear with air shocks.
302, auto trans. New Holley 4 bbl 650, Edelbrock manifold, & air filter. 
2 1/4″ pipes with glass packs. All new brake pads, master cyclinder & white walls. 
New polished aluminum valve covers (uninstalled).
$4000 OBO Pat (760) 580-3078

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