One thing I love is when my phone rings and its says Hodge. Jay is a ruler! He is one of the coolest mother fuckers I've ever met. I haven't seen him in a long time. I love the talks we have. God I want to go surfing!
One thing I love is saving a little piece of history from the scrap pile. A neighbor up the road is a scrapper. Every time I see his truck leave, I watch to see what it comes back filled with. Mostly junk but once in awhile theres a gem. Sunday I grabbed these. Both bikes date from the 40's I believe. The mens I think is a Monarch and the female is a Elgin. It still has the the badge.
So the weekend never ended! Sunday I sold my bike. Which ruled it gave me cash to move forward on other projects. On Monday Billy and Peter showed up to the house. There both from England here buying parts and bikes. Two killer dudes. Had a great time selling and bullshitting with them. Well I sold them enough to give me some extra cash. Well when I woke up Tuesday I looked on craigslist and holy shit there was the D frame i was looking for. I had talked to Jeff in the past but lost his contact info. It was fate. I call said I wanted it. Just one problem. He was in Canada and didn't want to cross the border. Well I don't have my pass port or a enhanced license, so how was I going to get across. He told me of the ferry that goes across at Marine City. He told me, I should be alright crossing there. So I grabbed the partner in crime Ronny and we jammed toward the river. So we get there get on the ferry and this dude starts telling us we're nuts trying to cross with no proper i.d. Ronny face was showing he was worried. I was doing it I didn't care. I needed this frame! So next thing you know where in Canada. Ronny wouldn't get off the ferry but I did. Canadian customs were very cool. As I 'm doing the deal the ferry leaves with Ronny on it. Well Ronny had to go threw U.S customs by himself, dude was a prick to Ronny. Which is funny cause Ronny don't like talking to people with a badge. He didn't know if i was being held in Canada and I had the keys to the truck. Sure he was a little nervous but With in 15 minutes I was on the next ferry to the U.S with a frame in my arms. It was the best frame I've seen and for the right price. I'm geeked. That was also the first time I've took a ride on a ferry too. Good day
Man what a weekend! Ron & I blasted down there early Friday morning with the truck jammed with parts and bikes. Total do or die mission. Finished packing the truck at almost midnight Thursday night up at 5 am ready to go. Met so many great people, became a member of the AMCA. Got invite from Peter to the Isle of Mann. He lives by the bridge in the village. A amazing section of the race. The week was long I got very sunburnt on my legs. My legs never see the sun. Like a idiot I was running around so crazy that I didn't take any pictures. Not very smart on my part. Sold and traded lots of parts. Was hoping to sell my Triumph there but she came home with me. On Sunday got a call for Matt, he wanted it . So Sunday i sold my bike. Over ten years we have been together. Man I sleep with the bike every night for a long time. Was out of space in garage so I would store her in my bed room. Tuff to see her gone but cash rules! One of the coolest things I scored down there was a sidecar step. I didn't know what it was off of but I knew it was cool. Almost anything sand cast is cool. Well when I was running around Ronny grabbed it for $10 off dude. So glad he did when I got home I research and found out what it was. 30's Brough Superior side car step!