Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
So the other day we all went for a little dash around the valley. It was just one of those rides..... We all were just kinda in a bad mood, it was a long week and we couldn't decide where we wanted to ride. tooled around for a while out west then my pops called and was like hey come up north and pick me up and we will do a loop around the mountain. we all rolled up there and the mood seemed to lighten. about 1 mile from my parents house brooks shovel got a flat. we filled the tire up and it seemed to hold so we booked it back to the shop. well we didn't make it to the shop before the tire gave out and wasn't going to hold anymore. we left the bike at Bret's shop and brook took up post on Brandon's rig. cruising down the road they hit a bump and brooks iphone flyes out of his breast pocket. he almost caught it mid flight but missed and it smashed. the phone actually worked after we retrieved it, but died the next day after a fall from a coffee table.
cant win them all i suppose, i still had a good time but i think i was one of the only ones!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
For some odd reason i was thinking about this dude tonight. Leo and Max Across America, i ran into Leo one night in Wyoming. i didn't have anywhere to sleep so i slept behind a park gazebo in Gillette Wyoming. this guy wound up staying there to, he got the gazebo and i had to sleep behind it! I was super creeped out at first when he rolled up. I talked to him for a while and got his story. he is 55 and he and his dog max have been travelling all over the country by bicycle for the last 4 years. he has a myspace and a facebook, you can donate to him via paypal. seems like a pretty fun gig from what i can tell.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I just thought i would say thank you to everyone who has been ordering from me lately, Every sale really makes a huge difference and is very important to me so thank you guys for the support. We have some really cool stuff coming up in the next few months, keep your eyes peeled for all the new products, and apparel.
There are a ton of really cool events going on this year, we are going to try to make it out to as many of them as possible..... shows i know about and am shooting for: born free, the biltwell 500, hippy killer hoe down, gypsy run, moon eyes revisited, twine ball run, Yokohama moon eyes, we are cooking up an event here in slc as a pre party for Bonneville speed week, and as always the tried and true moto monday events!!!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Jason James, AKA sparky! OK so a few years back when i was living in Escondido building cars my boss calls me into his office.... Randy says hey Andy we have this dude here from south Dakota for an interview, can you tell him about some areas around town that he might look at for a place to live.. he is thinking about moving here to come work for us. Here sat this really quiet, baby faced dude with a Chevy racing hat, tight blue jeans, and some shit kicker boots. I explained to him kinda where i lived and how much my rent was etc, but was kinda short and was trying to get back to my project.
a week later the dude rolls up with a tool box and a cut up sportster in a 90's Chevy pick up. he started work the next day. We had this little roadster pickup in the shop that sat around forever and never moved. Randy had Jason start working on the pickup. He was supposed to channel it over the frame like 4in. Jason got to work and i don't think anyone said a word to him for like a week he was really quiet and you could tell he wanted to stay out of everyones way. he was cutting the floor out so that he could drop the body super low over the frame. That first week all anyone saw of Jason was a little pick up truck with a steady shower of sparks spraying out as he cut the floor out. Randy walked past a bunch of times and noticed the fact that no one could be seen but there was a massive spray of sparks at all times. This is where his nick name sparky came from! The day he started had you told me that Jason would soon become one of my very best friends i probably would have laughed! Turns out that Jason James is one of the coolest, most down to earth guys i have ever met. Jason and I both lived in apartments and had virtualy no space to work on our bikes. He and i ended up renting a one car garage and building both of our bikes (his sporty and my rd350) in this one car garage. Through that we ended up hanging out everyday and becoming best friends. Even though i moved away i still talk to Jason a few times a week and we still laugh about the crazy stuff we got into out there in Escondido.
Well 3 years has past and that little truck that Sparky did all the metal work on is in Car Kulture Delux this month, check it out! Thanks for being awesome Sparks wish we got to hang out in person more.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
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Sunday, March 7, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
We all have been working really hard lately on finishing up some projects. I think everyone was kinda getting burnt out so lastnight we all just chilled out and had a fun night of goofing around. We did some skateboarding, ate dinner at a&w (my meal consisted of a chili dog, onion rings, strawberry lime aid, and a root beer float), layed around upstairs at the hanger cracking jokes and laughing about stupid stuff, went to mavrick and got snacks (beef jerky, chips, and juice), then went to b.a. and d.c.'s place and watched forgetting sarah marshall. it was awesome to just kick back and have a low stress hang out.
Photos courtesy of Brandon Anderson and his new I Phone app.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
The Brandon at MOTOMONDAY.COM has started doing a monthly interview at the Moto Monday events. The inter view is called Moto Monday Masher of the Month. They picked yours truly for marches interview. Click on the here for the interview link.