Friday, August 3, 2018

So Motorcycle trip next weekend.  Thinking of going north to Spider Lake area again to practice,  then  maybe slightly north again to singletrack if the big bike will fit between the trees.  Then east through DulHut to MI.  Maybe Copper Harbor up to the top...  Then down again to CADVR 2018. God I hope it doesn't rain hard again that shit was nuts especially first time there.  I'd like to rip it up more!  Jared?  Next weekend?  Trip

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Every time I'm looking for best motorcycle movies I see Fastest Indian in the results.  Watched it today now I understand why.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Last Weekend Spider Lake with Steve

You don't stop to take pictures,  these four are the only scenes I have. Twice successfully flagging Steve not to ride away before I can stop,  gloves off, get the phone out...  Hmm, I just understood the point of my GPS's camera,  should try it... Camping is easy.  Riding is great,  and there is more nearby,  we ALL have to go.  500 mile weekend.

We explicitly did this as a reconnaissance ride,  to find the trails and assess them. We rode trails both days.  Now we know it all - no, but we know the theme and can maximize trail time.  With such great accommodations so easily near by.  Three days mid-week would be ideal,  but weekend ride works too.  Let's go!

Chef Steve bringing it on
Pine River city park campground,  only one other camper in the whole place,  five bucks a night and free firewood!

Friday, June 15, 2018



Saturday, June 9, 2018

Hockey tape Motorcycle Tire Bead Breaker

It's a leverage tool to force the rubber tire away from the metal rim of a motorcycle wheel on the ground.  Mounted with the far-end hardware at the base of my workbench.  I made the handle angle steep for lots of leverage.  Thanks Heath for the wood prototype.  Cost = 20 when you buy enough to make two. With hardware. Without hockey tape.  I wonder how it works.


Saturday, June 2, 2018


Sunday, May 6, 2018


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Big Surf Done?

The Nomad is a great bar.  Two patio spaces and a great room.  West bank rules.  Big surf played middle and crushed both by far.  Super fun night with Steve and Sean and Jason.

Big Surf Steve Chris Phil.  Chris is moving far away.  It might be something again at some point  but it won't be Big Surf after fifteen years.  Next gig is last gig.
Next door last night

Sunday, April 15, 2018



The key is the hard plastic grab handle on the saw itself,  I cut those slots with my grinder.  The band saw really cuts amazingly fast and precisely and I'm using the original HF blade still (Milwaukee at HD same price).  The saw doesn't have a trigger lock so I easily carved a piece of plywood to slide right in there.  When setting this up you want to make sure the blade is plumb and level,  took a couple tries.  Saw stores in its case on the shelf.  Diresta's is still better.