Friday, February 29, 2008

Blog Off - Clap Clap

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Raising Kids - Is your kid a nose-picker?

Is your kid a nose picker? The proper way to cure these habits is to sit down and say (say this in a soft and sickening tone) "Honey, don't pick your nose - mommy and daddy find it adorable and totally cute and in fact, we will post it on the Internet, however, others may think it is gross." This method will do nothing but turn that cute little child of yours into an SUV driving, highway speeding nose picker that will eat his/her own booger at the stop light! Come on now, you have all seen these disgusting Dr Spock, never spanked, you must reason with your child ADULTS! I say Dr Harley Rider, if your littler booger eater is caught in the act you say "STOP THAT!" and slap his/her little booger picking hand! It works! I have 100% accurate proof. If anyone catches one of my offspring doing the stoplight Pick & Snack; I say let me know and I will, I will, I will correct! But, I don't think I will ever get that call. The End

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Sturgis 2007

I Love This Photo. It's Hanging on my Apartment Wall. It is Main Street Sturgis SD during the Summer of 2007 "Sturgis Motorcycle Rally"

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

sNoW tOdAy iN cLeVlAnD

1960 Restored Corvette

This beauty belongs to my Father and Brother. It is a restored 1960 Corvette Convertible. The thing is absolutely sweet!!! Here are some facts for you to ponder:
Not much change from 1959 Corvette.
Last year that taillights formed into the rounded rear fenders.
All 1960 Corvette fuel injected engines required manual transmission.
1960 Corvette PRODUCTION:10,261
BASE STYLES:Convertible
BASE ENGINE:283 cubic inches, 230 horsepower
ENGINE OPTIONS:283/230, 283/245, 283/270, 283/275 (fuel injection), 283/315 (fuel injection)
1960 Corvette COLOR CHOICES:Roman Red, Tuxedo Black, Horizon Blue, Ermine White, Cascade Green, Sateen Silver, Tasco Turquoise

Monday, February 25, 2008

Monday Funny

YES!!!! You are correct!!!! Because we all know that
the Moon is smaller than elephants.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Big Daddy Rat


This one is for my brothers..... Growing up with Rat Fink and all those characters, and seeing this poster for the DaYtOnA Bike Week brought back childhood memories. This is Rat's Hole NOT Big Daddy Roth's creation but a Karl Smith creation that started back in the 60's at Daytona Bike Week and continues after Karl's death in 2002 around the world . .......... The Black & White photo is "Big Daddy Roth" creator of custom hot rods and Rat Fink. The Color photo is Karl Smith creator of the Rat Hole Custom Bike Show, the 3rd picture is RAT FINK One of us boys have an old dresser drawer from Sudbury Street that has a rat fink style sticker inside on the side panel. Enjoy!


Wednesday, February 20, 2008


This is my favorite "Broked-In" pair of biker boots. The pair I have are special edition Idian Motorcycle Brand. Especially nice since Indian has been in and out and in business again.

Men's Chippewa Motorcycle Black Snip Toe Harness 27868

• Men's 11" Black Odessa Snip Toe Harness Boot • Goodyear Leather Welt Construction• Leather Lining • Texon® Insole• Vibram® Mini Lug Yellow Plug Outsole $224.95 ++++++++++++++++


My 2nd favorite pair is a pair of Frye Boots ..thats engineer boots ... Boots that I could not afford back in the day .... like I'm Talkin Hi-School kids, when Frye was "da Bomb" and all the moneied kids wore em (that means not me) Well now that I can afford a pair I have them sittin around just for Shits&Giggles cause I can, they are for when the Chipp's start to tire out. May be a long friggen time, but ya gotta have back-up plans. Renie, when I kick the bucket ...... bury me in these babies, with a nice suit. No one will see em anyways.

New SaLmOn Recipe - Foil Bag on the Foreman

This is superb! Plus the added bonus of no clean-up of the Georgie Peorgie Foreman!!

Take your salmon rushdie, (I use frozen from Costco, Thawed for cooking) place it in a foil pouch with a little oil rub (I used italian dressing) a slice or two of lemon, a little salt & pepper. Cook 6 minutes on the Foreman, unplug and let set on grill for 2 more. Open foil and the Salmon is Grilled/Poached/Steamed and juicy, tender, flavorful. As my Brother in law would say " IT'S FAB-u-LOUS!!!!" Throw foil away and put the foreman back in the cupboard. It's GREAT. This is an easy recipe for those Kids of mine that probably are'nt eating right so give it a try! Love Dad

Tuesday, February 19, 2008



Simple Cafe Racer design. Horsehide construction. Available from Schott. I have bought worn and sold several styles of jackets (too many to keep track) but my final favorite is this baby here!! Not to say it is my only jacket for the scooter

Our most popular silhouette, men's classic 26 inch Schott Perfecto cafe racer motorcycle jacket in heavy horsehide features underarm footballs, bi-swing back and fixed quilted lining. Suitable for riding or wearing around town. The special characteristics of this leather result in a smooth, consistent finish. Notice the huge single piece back panel! This jacket is made in the USA. This is a tight fitting jacket; we recommend ordering 1 size larger than your suit size.

Classic Schott Racer Leather Motorcycle Jacket in Horsehide from $610.00

There Will Be Blood - New Trailer

Here is another epic film I want to see. Daniel Day Lewis is fa-fa-fa-fa-fa phenomenal!!!

Monday, February 18, 2008

"Spanglish Sandwich" Adam Sandler

We watched the movie and one of the best things in the movie was this sandwich that Adam Sandler made for Paz Vega. Paz was'nt bad either. I now have to make this every mothers day for my bride. Her is a pic of my last masterpiece.

This thing ROCKS!!!

The Spanglish sandwich !

World's Greatest Sandwich

3-4 slices of bacon, 2 slices of Monterey Jack cheese, 2 slices of toasted rustic country loaf (pain de campagne), 1 tbsp of mayo, 4 tomato slices, 2 leaves of butter lettuce (yes, its called butter lettuce), 1 teaspoon butter, 1 egg

1. Cook the bacon until crisp, drain on paper towels 2. Place slices of cheese on one side of toasted bread. Place in toaster oven or under broiler to melt. 3. Spread mayo on other slice of bread top with bacon, sliced tomato, and lettuce 4. On non-stick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Fry egg, turning over briefly when the bottom is set (keep yolk runny) 5. Slide finished egg on top of lettuce, top with other slice of bread (cheese-side down genius) 6. Place sandwich on plate and slice in half, letting yolk run down sandwich

Sunday, February 17, 2008

El Camino (you must be from the future)

I was reading in one of my MONTHLY Motor Trend mag, .... no it was my MONTHLY Winding Road e-mag, ....... No wait it was my WEEKLY AutoWeek mag, ..... no it was my DAILY enewsletter called Daily Driver where I spotted an El Camino on a Handy Dandy Car Hauler while reading about the new Camero. Pointed out in the photo I have retouched below.

Could it be the New EL?

Best of both worlds?

Truck/Car .... Car/Truck?

The Holden in Austrailia is what they will probably base the El on. ..... Why all the blogging on the new El? ....... Oh, I want One!!!!

El (Earl) Camino

"My name is Earl" ...... Kind of re-introduced the El Camino to a new generation of people as he drove around in this strange looking transformer machine, half car, half truck doing good deeds to folks that he had harmed in his earlier life.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

The El Camino Story (from the past)

El Camino's have been with us from 1959 when GM intorduced the 1st Truck/Car or Car/Truck. They stopped selling the EL in 1988 (1987 model year ended with 425 vehicles that were sold in 1988 as current model year). The El Camino went through 5 generations as depicted below. Why? you asked am I talking about the El??? Well ........... you know I am a car and truck and motorcycle guy ........ and they might be coming back out with the El. And - Oh yeah. I want one! However, I needed to share knowlege of the El with my younger readers so in my next post I can show you the latest and greatest potential El's.

Friday, February 15, 2008

I didn't know this! Did you?

I have been driving for over thirty-eight years. One would think I would have noticed the little secret on my dashboard that was staring me right in the face the whole time. I didn't and I bet you probably haven't either. Quick question, which side of your car is your gas tank on? If you are anything like me, you probably can't remember right away. My solution is to uncomfortably stick my head out the window, strain my neck and look. If you don't do this in your own car you definitely have done it in a borrowed or rental car. Well, ladies and gentlemen, I'm going to share with you my little secret so you will no longer look like Ace Ventura on your way to the gas station or put your neck at risk of discomfort or injury. If you look at your gas gauge, you will see a small icon of a gas pump. The handle of the gas pump will extend out on either the left or right side of the pump. If your tank is on the left, the handle will be on the left. If your tank is on the right, the handle will be on the right (see photo above). It is that simple! I don't know how you feel right now but when I found out this morning I felt cheated! Why don't the dealers share such important information with car buyers? I don't understand why this isn't in the driver's manual? I don't get why any mechanic I have ever been too or know has even thought of mentioning this to me? The only possible explanation can be that all these people probably don't even know! Go out and share the world's best kept auto secret with your friends as this information is way too important to be kept secret. DUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHH

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Cloud Cover

Inspired by Er Bear's Blog: Subject: Food for Thought When you walk out the door in the morning and see this, in the sky.......... Just go back in the house, pour another cup of coffee, and stay there. It probably isn't going to be a good day.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


10,000 B.C. - Trailer #2 TRUE-HD. As most anyone who knows me will tell you - I don't like going to the movies. However, this one I will make an exception for. It looks like an early version of Last of the Mohichans, or Patriot, or Braveheart! ME LIKE TO SEE!!

The Band of bRoThErS


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

sTrEeT gLiDe 2006 - My long distance Rider

OK - Here is my long distance runner. Custom Made for ME from the Motor Company (yeah right) need some snow tires and I will be all set. This scooter will be "shakin my ass to Daytona" once again in a few weeks.

Monday, February 11, 2008

The Deuce - The one that started it all for Me.

Well it appears that I have kind of lost my way in my blogging. This all started out as a way to Chronicle my Motorcycle Adventures during the off season as I have moved north to pursue a new career. The blog has drifted into mundane topics like meals and my exercise routine along with some other non related to motor scooter topics ........... Tough Shit! It’s my Blog!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Staying on the food Theme - Sunday Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

14 Degrees & Blowing Winds . . . . . . . . . . Breakfast @ Bob Pukins 2 Eggs, Sausage, Coffee, Juice & Cleveland Plain Dealer Sunday Paper . . . . . . . . . . Grocery Shopping, Errands, laundry & Blue Crab Sushi for Lunch, Now that's more like it!!! ............. 45 minute walk run on treadmill housework and.......... . . . . Grilled Orange Ruffy, Baked Squash, Brussel Sprouts, Glass of PINOT ....... Life is OK!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Saturday Power Lunch

The Life of a CEO is often glamourus as pictured here in my most recent blog. After running for almosty two miles I had this hardy lunch of chicken noodle soup and a tin of sardines. YUMMMMMMM


Coooooool SpEX!!!! Check it Out!

Peter Frampton 1980 Live

OK kids, let Dad "Edumacate" you on a master of Talk Box. Peter Frampton may be some old guy in a TV commercial for Car Insurance now, but back in the 70's this guy was a pioneer of talk box . This may be old school sounding to you, but remember back in 73 before sophisticated electronics this was a true Marvel for the times. Please listen intently and enjoy as Peter makes his Guitar speak. Just knowing this in modern day will make you appear smarter than the average bear Boo Boo.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Time To Say Goodbye

OK OK OK, I know, this is not what you would expect from my blog ..... but my lovely bride introduced me to this music, and I have to say, I do so appreciate the HELL out of it, and as I have said along " this is my blog so get over it " and enjoy!!!!!

Bleed it Out - Linkin Park Lyrics

Here are the words to bleed it out - still not sure what it means ..........Doesn't matter how hard I try..... Half the words don't mean a thing......
Here we go for the hundredth time,Hand grenade pins in every line,Throw 'em up and let something shine.Going out of my f**king mind.Filthy mouth, no excuse.Find a new place to hang this noose.String me up from atop these roofs.Knot it tight so I won't get loose.Truth is you can stop and stare,Bled myself out and no one cares.Dug a trench out, laid down there. With a shovel up out to reach somewhere.Yeah someone pour it in,Make it a dirt dance floor again.Say your prayers and stomp it out,When they bring that chorus in. bleed it out, Digging deeper just to throw it away.I bleed it out,Digging deeper just to throw it away.I bleed it out,Digging deeper just to throw it away,Just to throw it away,Just to throw it away. I bleed it out.Go, stop the show.Choppy words and a sloppy flow.Shotgun opera, lock and load,Cock it back and then watch it go.Mama help me, I've been cursed,Death is rolling in every verse.Candy paint on his brand new hearse.Can't contain him, he knows he works.F**k this hurts, I won't lie.Doesn't matter how hard I try.Half the words don't mean a thing, And I know that I won't be satisfied.So why, try ignoring him.Make it a dirt dance floor again.Say your prayers and stomp it out,When they bring that chorus in. I bleed it out, Digging deeper just to throw it away.I bleed it out,Digging deeper just to throw it away.I bleed it out,Digging deeper just to throw it away,Just to throw it away,Just to throw it away.I bleed it out.I've opened up these scars,I'll make you face this.I pulled myself so far,I'll make you face this now.I bleed it out, Digging deeper just to throw it away.I bleed it out,Digging deeper just to throw it away.I bleed it out,Digging deeper just to throw it away,Just to throw it away,Just to throw it away.I bleed it out, Digging deeper just to throw it away.I bleed it out,Digging deeper just to throw it away.I bleed it out,Digging deeper just to throw it away,Just to throw it away,Just to throw it away.I bleed it out.I bleed it out.I bleed it out.