Wednesday, June 16, 2010

This is Jo Giavannoni in '78 with her rigid, stroker Sporty. She was one of the owners of Harley Women Magazine. She worked with my Dad at Villa Park HD and ran in the same crowd for many years. As far back as I can remember, I've always looked up to her and the other women that rode with her(That means you Hell Riders!). It was hard for women to be respected as riders that worked on their own bikes and it still is today. For women like us, this isn't a novelty or a photo opportunity to look like a greasy pin-up. This is our life and we deserve our respect too.

Harley Women Magazine

Here's an article I wrote for Harley Women Magazine back in the day. The tomboy with short hair in the picture is me.

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird

Cream - Crossroads (1968).mpg

The .357 String Band - Two White Horses

Sturgis '08

The '57

The '57 Pan my Dad built for my Ma.


Pic taken from my folks at a bike meet back in the day.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

On the Go

Just a taste of what I'll be rockin' down the highway.

3 inches of blood- axes of evil

"Going up the Country" - Canned Heat / WOODSTOCK '69

Sneak Peek

I tried to fix my front brake, but it wasn't having it. This is different brake off another Sportster and I tried it on mine. Still leaky, but I got a little bit of a brake. Glad my rear brake is working now!!

Thanks Ace Hardware for the spray paint!

Fuck you primary

My primary was giving me a little trouble, or should I say I wasn't paying attention when I took it apart. I just couldn't understand why my primary chain adjuster was laying there limp instead of doing what it was supposed to. I had all the parts in front of me, shop guide, but not an open mind. I kept looking at everything and scratching my head. I even called Bacon out in California for help. He kept talking about something that goes underneath the primary. I got off the phone and kept scratching me head. Poof!! I fucking got it! This one bolt with a copper washer didn't fit anywhere so I tried it in this hole in the bottom of the primary. Fuck yeah, it fit! So, moral of the story, pay attention when you're taking shit apart, it will save you time when you're ready for it to go back together.