Sunday, December 26, 2010

December in Hawaii.

I went to Hawaii last week for work, this is some stuff I saw.
 Downtown Waikiki.
 Student Driver.
 Mauna Kea with snow.
 Big Island.
 Windy trees.
 Local art.
 Kamaoa Wind Farm at night.
Hilo Airport.
Big Island map.

Monday, November 8, 2010


October was sweet, November, err I mean Movember is sweeter. Here's some photos from the last couple of weeks.
 Old lady and The Getty.
 Joel and Rosanna came down. We went to The Getty. They rule.
 Traffic free 405!
 Cameron. One hell of a guy.
 Ol' Crazy Legs Johnsen.
 Boston taxi cab. Spell check not included.
Day 8- Dirt Stashe. Donate to the cause here,

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Motorcycle for sale.

I'm selling the trusty Nighthawk to fund the purchase of an old airhead BMW.
I recently road around the US and didn't have a single problem with this bike (except for a new chain, battery and tire).
It runs great and is super comfortable to ride. The tach and speedo both work, as well as all the warning lights. I am selling it to buy an old BMW, but I wouldn't hesitate to take this bike back to New York tomorrow, it's smooth, fast, and stable. Hop on and go.
Mileage is 47,935. Current California registration until March 2011. Title in my name.

Here's what has been done/put on the bike.
- New sparkplugs.
- Oil and filter change.
- New battery.
- D.I.D. Gold X-Ring chain.
-Rear tire has about 1,500 miles on it and is a Michelen Pilot Activ.
-Front is brand new today and is a Bridgestone Battleaxe.
- Hard to find centerstand, makes oil and tire changes a breeze.
-Hondaline engine guards with folding highway pegs.

The pipes have some rust and the rear right turn signal is a little droopy.

I also have a set of Cortech saddle bags I will include, if you don't chisel the price of the bike down too much.

You know you want it!!!


Thursday, November 4, 2010


I shaved my face on the first and mildly regretted it when I went to Boston the next day for work.  I shaved so I can start growing a fresh moustache to raise money for male cancers, specifically nut and prostate cancer. Think of it as a walk-a-thon for cancer, but instead of walking I'm growing a moustache.
Follow this link and donate if you can, it might save your ass one day (if you're a dude).
I found this photo I took exactly one year ago on my computer and took one today.

Side by side, one year later.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Gallup to Los Angeles.

Day 9 (last day)
675 miles

Last day.  It's finally coming to an end.  It's kinda crazy to think that two and a half months have gone by.  I felt excited and sad for this trip to come to an end.
I woke up early and got on the road.  The sun was just barely up and it was about 40 degrees out.  After riding for half an hour I couldn't feel my finger tips, I pressed on and finally stopped for breakfast after 100 miles.  There was snow on the mountains near Flagstaff, but by the time I got there the sun had been up for a few hours and it was a comfortable temperature.
I got down into the desert and I was close to 90 degrees.  I had to shed all the layers off quickly.  I found an old, abandoned truck stop and stopped and took some photos.  I was in haul ass mode and got back onto to my bike.
I made it to Victorville by 4:00pm and was gonna meet some friends that were racing mopeds out there.  They were packing up and driving out as I was coming it.  I surprised them and then got back on the the Interstate.  100 miles to go.  We stopped at Mike's house in Rancho Cucamonga and jumped in the pool, it felt great to get out of the hot leathers.
I rode into LA as the sun was coming down.  It was an unusually warm evening with one of the most awesome sunsets I've seen in a long time.  It felt like the day I left in August.
It feels good to be home.

Bug Report:
5- Today was really weak. I'm guessing the cold in the morning and then the desert kept most of the bugs away.  Kind of a bummer way to end.

Budget Inn. Gallup, NM.



Inside Ted's Truck Stop.

Outside Ted's Truck Stop.

Ted's Garage.

No Trespassing.

Ted's lightswitch.


Colorado River.

California. Two thumbs up!

Mojave Desert.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Oklahoma City to Gallup.

Day 8.
702 miles.

I just beat my personal record for most miles in one day, 702! I was on the road for about 14 hours. I feel a lot better today than I did at the end of yesterday. It's funny how your body works.
Oklahoma and Texas are pretty boring, there are a few neat things along the road, but not much. The roads are pretty smooth, except in Oklahoma City. The speed limit is high and the roads are straight. I saw lots of roadkill.
New Mexico is pretty rad, I want to co e back and explore it more. I stopped a few times along old Route 66 and found an old church and service station. There are lots of abandoned buildings along the 40. It's sad to think that people invested their time and money to these places and now they sit rotting in the desert. I have a feeling the mega truck stops were part of the reason these places are now abandoned.
Once the sun goes down the truckers all get a lead foot. It's insane how many are on the road, especially on a Saturday night. I guess they don't have to got through inspection.
I pussed out and got a hotel room tonight, again. I was gonna camp in the National Forest near Gallup, but the thought of having to unpack, setup, take down, and repack sounded awful. I still have about 650 miles to go and I just want to get back to LA and see Ann and all my friends. See you tomorrow night dudes!

Bug Report:
7- I'm pretty disappointed. I thought I'd be covered, maybe it was because it was so windy. Oh well.



Britten, TX.

The Big Texan.

New Mexico.

Route 66 gas.

Route 66.

Route 66.


Abandoned church, outside.

Abandoned church, inside.


Rest Area, New Mexico.

Switch at Front door.

Thank you. Come again.

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