Thursday, March 31, 2011

Now, here is something that could save the world...

When I was a kid all I wanted was a BB gun for Xmas. The weird thing was is that since I was eight I was allowed to have rifles and hand guns for hunting with the family but I was not allowed to have a BB gun. Matter of fact til this day I have never owned one - lol
Anyhow, I cant remember what age I was, pretty damned young but man I made it a point to ask Santa, Grandma, neighbors aunt and uncles, mom, Dad, Jesus etc... and anyone else that I thought would listen that I wanted a BB Gun for Xmas. Well the day came, I jumped out of bed to find this Green thing under the tree. I actually wore out my Big Wheel wheels so I would of been stoked if it were a big wheel but instead I got this Green contraption of stupidity.
Like all Xmases I had to take a bath and hang with the family a bit before getting to play with my new shit. Once I was able to go outside this green machine thing was pushed upon me to ride, I was not too stoked, matter of fact I was fucking bummed but I went ahead and gave it a spin in order to rest my mothers feelings.
The minute I went down the driveway, yanked it to the left, pulling a perfect 360 and continued on like the racer I thought I was, I realized one thing and one thing only - Big Wheels were DUMB and Green Machines were the Greatest thing ever invented. Not only were the Big Wheels slower, they couldn't spin on a dime and take corners even remotely like a Green Machine could.

I guess that Green Machine got my head out of the BB Gun phase and got me into going fast down hills and such. Next was the soap box derby cars that would disintegrate before getting to the bottom of the hill with rope steering wheels and a stick for a brake, to BMX racing, skateboarding, small mini bikes, then to real motorcycles.

At the time I am sure if my mom knew what she started Im sure I would have gotten a BB gun.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Seasonal Beers

Ask for them - Try'em>>>>>>

Lagunitas Lil Sumpin Sumpin: India Pale Ale: 7.3% ABV:
Sneaky Smooth with a Touch of What we Call Wheatly-esque-ish-ness. Crispy Wheat and Pale Malt flavors with a Zippy Hop Finish. A Return of the Brand-Spankin’ New Beer From The Summer of 2009. ABV: 7.3%

Lagunitas Brown Shugga: 9.8% ABV: Limited Release: Draft only
How Come you Taste So Good?? Boatloads of Pure Brown Sugar in Each Batch, That’s How! The Rich, Roasty and Mysteriously Drinkable Ale might best be described as... Irresponsible. It Leaves a Lot of Stories in it’s Wake. 9.8% ABV

Lagunitas Imperial Stout: Stout: 8.2% ABV:
Dark and thick like your favorite dessert, with a bonus, made with extra highly roasted malted barley, giving the beer an uncommon richness and smoky, roasty depth, kind of like a hydraulic sandwich in a glass. ABV: 8.2 %

Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball: Strong Ale: 8.8% ABV: Seasonal Release: 6pks and draft
The New Year’s release from Lagunitas is a big, brown winter warmer. This strong ale is brewed for the seasoned beer lover and has multiple varieties of crystal malts. No actual eyeballs were added during the brewing of this beer. ABV: 8.8 %

Lagunitas Gnarlywine: Barley Wine: 11% ABV: Seasonal Release: 22oz and draft
The annual release of Lagunitas Barley Wine is here - - built to last, this barley wine (like many wines) gets better with age. Flavors will evolve as hop bitterness yields to caramel and rich toffee flavors. ABV: 11%

Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot: Strong Ale: 7.8% ABV: Limited Release: 22oz
WTF Ale. A malty, robust, jobless Recovery Ale! We’re not quite in the Red, or in the Black... Does that mean we’re in the Brown? A big Ol’ Imperial Brown Ale to help you with your slipperly slide on into springtime. Rich, smooth, dangerous & chocolatey.

Karl Strauss 22nd Anniversary: Imperial Stout: 9% ABV: Limited Release: 22oz
This year’s anniversary release is a bold Russian Imperial Stout brewed with vanilla beans and aged 3 months in bourbon barrels. This robust strong ale has rich dark chocolate and espresso flavors, underpinned by nuances of vanilla, bourbon and oak. 9%

Karl Strauss Pintail Pale Ale: American Pale Ale: 5.3% ABV: Seasonal Release: 6pks
Dynamic citrus and pine flavors from Newport and Cascade hops give the beer direction, while fine pale malts provide balance. The remarkable floral aroma from dry hopping with Amarillo hops makes this beer as enjoyable as cruising down to the beach, board in tow. Along the coast, the beach cruiser is the preferred mode of transportation. And when the waves get overhead, the Pintail is the board of choice. Put them together, and you have a recipe for maximum enjoyment. We wanted to capture the experience and put it in a bottle. So here it is. A mighty fine pale ale that will send you on your way.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

My Favorite HD

Got this off of Greasy Kulture Blog, some Swiss dude that has great taste - If your ever in the neighborhood Swiss guy I would like to buy you enough beers to fill your gut - Thanks for being!


I am up in arms. I like the old Manx look to bikes but for some reason the small cowl is throwing me off. Dont mind the colors it will be painted, I just need some opinions to help me make my decision.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


"I have had the situation in Japan on my mind,
as I am sure many others have. In talking about the devastation with others, it became painfully obvious that a lot of people really want to help but they have no surety of
how or to whom they should direct their contributions. So, with that being said, I set out to create this original painting, using water color and one shot. As clearly depicted in this print,
the red circle of Japan’s flag, (which is historically symbolic
of the sun; warmth, and brightness) is being overtaken by the cracks from the outer
edge of the print, (representative of the 9.0 earthquake that triggered the devastating tsunami.) With the final touch being the single tear falling from the heart of a country as a silent cry for help.

The goal in creating this painting was to put together a striking image that would
help keep the plight in Japan at the forefront of our minds, while also creating an avenue for people to donate to help Japan. With the help of C & C Quality Printing, Inc., Imperial House will be offering high quality, signed and numbered, 15” x 20”, limited edition prints.
These prints are available for a minimum donation of $20 and will ship within
2 weeks of donations being placed.

ALL proceeds will be going to a program
called “Socks for Japan”, and the Japanese Red Cross Society.

Together we can help the land of the Rising Sun, rise above this tragic time. Thanks".

You can donate today through PayPal at or
by clicking on the "DONATE" button located below the print image
to the right of this page; or you can
send check or USPS money order to:
c/o Shawn Long
8845 Ridgeview Dr.
Sparta, IL 62286

Once again, ALL proceeds will be going to the relief efforts in Japan.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Mike Hailwood

A true class act and literally the greatest racer of all time - LEGEND!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Grow Your Own Hops

Hop Rhizomes are in!

Must be spring! Homebrewmart just received the first bunch of hop rhizomes for 2011. A rhizome is a living root clipping. When planted and cared for, they grow into hop vines. Not only are hop vines pretty and smell good, they produce hops! How much more proud of an awesome homebrew would you be if you knew that you grew the hops yourself? It is certainly a little extra work, but the reward is great. Rhizomes are only $4.99 and available for only a few weeks every year. Now is the time.

Current varieties in stock :
Mt Hood


I have a soft spot for these little machines, I picked one up in Ocean Beach a few years back just to flip it and it has haunted me in a good way ever sense. These are super neat bikes, and I want another, so if you want to get rid of yours let me know and maybe we can work something out....

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ballast Point Sea Monster Stout

Need Something to do Manana...

Sweet 16 and Sea Monster Stout!

At approx 4:15 tomorrow afternoon the mighty SDSU Aztecs face off against the University of Connecticut Huskies in the biggest college basketball game in San Diego sports history. It has been an amazing season for the boys in red and black. Come join us tomorrow for the game as we watch in style while sipping on a cask of Sea Monster Imperial Stout. This will be the last Sea Monster cask we tap here in 2011 so, if you are a fan, please come by. If big beers aren't your thing, rest assured we will have plenty of other great selections for you to choose from. In any case, the place will be rocking. What better place to cheer on your team than with your friends at the brewery.

Friday night we welcome back our pals in the Super Q Food Truck. The reviews here in the taster bar have been overwhelmingly positive and we are hoping to make this a regualar Friday tradition. They will be here at 4pm serving up traditional barbeque until everyone is full. Brisket anyone?

Seasonal Beers Wednesday

Coronado Nutter Brown: West Coast Brown Ale: 5.9% ABV: Limited Release: Draft
Medium bodied and light brown in color. This mild ale has a sweet maltiness and roasted character. Unlike English brown ales, this brown has a noticeably hoppy flavor from its Willamette hops. 5.9% ABV

Coronado Red Devil: Imperial Red Ale: 10.7% ABV: Limited Release: 22oz and Draft
The Red Devil is a full bodied Imperial Red Ale with deep roasted caramel flavors, subtle hints of chocolate, a soft hop presence and a lasting finish. A few sips of this empting brew will be sure to bring out the Red Devil in you! 10.7%ABV

Deschutes Red Chair: Northwestern Pale Ale: 6.4% ABV: Seasonal Release: 6pks and Draft
Red Chair Northwestern Pale Ale is named after the oldest operating lift at Mt. Bachelor in Central Oregon. It has a plush body with satiny caramel flavors derived from seven varieties of malt. Yet, despite it all, it remains a hop-forward ale with that distinctive citrusy punch. Just minus any mouth-puckering bitterness.

Dogfish Head Aprihop: Apricot IPA: 7% ABV: Seasonal Release: Limited draft & pkg
A serious IPA with a soft, velvety tone of Apricot running through the taste.

Firestone Walker Double Jack IPA: 9.5% ABV: Year-Round Release: 22oz and draft
Firestone Walker’s first ever Imperial IPA. It features a big malty middle to cloak the high alcohol and mouth puckering hop bitterness. Huge tangerine, grapefruit and juicy fruit aroma blossom over the herbal blue basil and malt earthiness of this aggressive beer.

Firestone Velvet Merlin: Oatmeal Stout: 5.5% ABV: Seasonal: 6pks and Draft
Small batch oatmeal stout with cocoa, espresso and chocolate flavors. Won a Gold Medal at GABF in 2010 for barrel aged brew. Used to be called Velvet Merkin—now Merlin. Same beer, new name! More on order.

Full Sail Bump in the Dark: 6.5% ABV: Seasonal Release: 22oz and draft
The first 2011 release in the Brewmaster’s Reserve series, this is brewed in the Cascadian Dark Ale style. The array of dark malts present a full-bodied beer with a notes of cocoa and slight roast, balanced with a big floral citrus hop flavor and bitterness, reminiscent of an IPA.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

R65 Parts For Sale

1981 BMW r65 Parts for sale

Wheels $200.00
Airbox: $30.00
Handle Bar Controls: $100.00
Seat & Cowl $100.00
Bing Carbs $200.00 (Rebuilt)
Coils $50.00
Handle Bars: $80.00
Frame & Swing arm $150.00
Complete Engine (turns over): $300.00
Triple Tree and Forks: $150.00
Front Fender $30.00
Rear Fender with lights $100.00
Headers (original) $100.00
Starter (works): $50.00
Headlight with mount: $80.00
Kickstand (good shape) $100.00
Foot Pegs front & Rear: $60.00
Brembo front brake $60.00
Tank Sold
Gauges Sold
Mufflers Sold
Mirrors Sold

All offers considered...

Italojet Ferminarelli

Went to Airtech today to pick up some parts and thought I would give this old Italian bag of bolts some of my time.
She's a beauty!

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Seasonal Beers Part 1

Try Em'

Anchor Bock: Bock: Seasonal Release: Draft

Bock Beer is an ancient and mysterious part of the brewing tradition. Over time, the term “bock” has come to mean a beer darker and stronger than a brewery’s “regular” brew. Virtually handmade by the brewers of Anchor Steam Beer, we hope you will find Anchor Bock to be a rich and flavorful addition to our offerings.

Alaskan Smoked Porter: Porter: Limited Release: Draft only
Smoked Beer. Known as "rauchbier" in Germany, smoke-flavored beers were virtually unknown in the U.S. until Alaskan Smoked Porter was developed in 1988. The dark, robust body and pronounced smoky flavor of this limited edition beer make it an adventuresome taste experience. Alaskan Smoked Porter is produced in limited "vintages" each year and unlike most beers, may be aged in the bottle much like fine wine.

Alaskan Barley Wine Ale: Barley Wine: 10.4% ABV: Seasonal Release: 22oz and Draft
Full-bodied ale , deep mahogany in color and brewed with any array of complementing malts to achieve its high original gravity. Multiple hop additions in the boil and dry hopping during fermentation provide contrast to the big malt character resulting in the smooth balance that distinguishes this specialty brew. Like many fine wines, Alaskan Barley Wine may be aged in the bottle and gains deeper malt complexity and smoothness over time.

Alaskan Imperial IPA: Imperial IPA: 8.5% ABV: Seasonal Release: 22oz
Rich in color and full in flavor, Alaskan Imperial IPA is packed with Pacific Northwest hops over a sturdy malt body. Designed with balance in mind, the aroma features hints of tangerine and other citrus with the toasted sweetness of crystal malt. The green and resinous aromas of Chinook and Amarillo hops waft over the robust bitterness of Centennial hops before finishing with the dry warmth of an imperial strength IPA.

Ballast Point Sea Monster: Imperial Stout: 10% ABV: Limited Release: Draft
From the deep dark depths of our Brewmaster’s imagination comes this rich and monstrous oatmeal stout. Our Sea Monster embodies all that the true dark beer aficionado will appreciate: roasted coffee notes, with hints of bittersweet chocolate and currant flavors all brought together by a perfect hop balance. Don’t fear the Monster! Our Robust Series gives all beer lovers an opportunity to try our most rare beers, previously available only on draft at select tap houses.

Weight Loss Program

Whompy worked like a Costa Rican Mexican yesterday on the wiring and electronics box while I reshaped my new seat, fucked with my fairing, figured out how to mount my headlight and did store runs for parts and beer.
Although Whompy and I didn't button the wiring up we got allot done, literally maybe an hours worth of wiring left and the final mock up.

Guinness was the choice of beverage for this fine and dandy weight loss Sunday.

About 8 pounds of wiring gone!

Thanks Juanito!


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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Triumph Build

Whompy is rollin over to finish my wiring up on my Triumph tomorrow. While he is doing that the the rest will be mocked up so it can be shipped off to the painter...

Wanna swing by and hang with two happenin dudes, buy a sixer and text for my new addy...

This Week on Bike Exif

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Friday, March 18, 2011

What to do on March 19th

4th Annual March Madness Tech Day

March 19th

9402 Broadmoor Place
, La Mesa, CA 91942

Garage doors roll up at 9am

Come to my house in La Mesa for Tech Day on Saturday March 19th. In observance of St. Patrick’s Day there might be corned beef tacos – I really hope that leprechaun pulls through on this. Additional details to follow but what else is there really?
This is an excellent opportunity to learn about your airhead from the club guru’s, look at bikes and have a general good time hanging out in a garage. My place is located comfortably in the crotch of HWY 8 and 125 – if you need overnight accommodations I can provide it
for you as long as you give me some advance notice.

Moving Sale

Let me know if you are interested in any of this -
Japanese couch/hallway/tv table $40.00
Chinese antique hutch: $200.00
Big vase: $20.00
Big Temple storm lamps: $60.00

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tip of the Day

8 pack of Guinness at Vons $9.99 - make sure you double pour it into a glass (pour 3/4 into a pint then let it cascade, top'er off with a straight pour to get a nice head and a proper Guinne)

Have a Guinness Day!

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Everyone will be proud of their small penis tomorrow! I mean Everyone gets to be Irish tomorrow.
Lets have a beer on behalf a fucking murderer of all non Christians - yehhhh!!!!!

I will be - lol

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

ST Patricks Day at Ballast Point

Everyone gets to be Irish tomorrow and a good time will be had by all. There are a few things that make this day special, and here at Ballast Point, we've got you covered on all fronts.

First, there is beer. Good beer preferably. A nice, nitrogen dispensed stout if you are a purist. We've got that in addition to a good number of other tasty selections (Habanero Sculpin and a few surprises among them) brewed fresh in San Diego. And, because it is so festive and comes but once a year, we will have green beer. Yee-haw!

Second, good food. No March 17th would be complete without a nice sloppy plate of corned beef and cabbage. Yes, brined brisket will be served up with all the fixins by our good pals at Kaminski's BBQ via their Super Q Food Truck! These guys were here last Friday with their regular menu and the reviews were great. They will start serving a special holiday menu at 4pm to all the hungry patrons at our Scripps Ranch taster bar.

And lastly, good times. There will be nothing but fun happening in the taster bar tomorrow, so any whiny pouters should stay home! San Diego State begins what is sure to be an epic run through the NCAA Tournament at approx 1:40 tomorrow afternoon. Catch the action LIVE here! If basketball is not your game, then Amber has you covered. Silly hats, and decor along with loudness and the afore-mentioned green beer ensure that you will leave this place in a better mood than when you arrive. Can't wait to see you all here. Cheers!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Triumph Chopper

Done Right!

Tip of the day

This should all be on a close out sale at the Fallbrook Albertsons for at least 30% off.

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