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Office car park

You know you're working at the right place when this is your co-workers' line up in the office parking bay.

The Knuck is Tetsu's '44 EL; everyday transport to work where he is the designer for Tokyo clothing brand Cootie.

Feature in the next issue.


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2014 Hog Feed at The Joint - Part 3

Authority Stunts put on a really good show at the 2014 Hog Feed at The Joint.

These are some photos from their first session.

They wrapped it up with a pretty sweet burnout.

They posted a video of the burnout on their website.  Here it is.


Here's another video they posted from the show:


I saw the motocross guys warm up but I'm not sure if they performed due to the rain.

Sportsters are next.

The Doctor Rides Again!

Domenic, Dylan, and Harpoon have been dotting the I's and crossing the T's on Harpoon's freshly rebuilt and now FULL SHOW panhead! Tonight it is basically done and ready to start breaking it in. Can't wait to ride next to this bike again on my Shovelhead, like old times! 

The Trip Out #3!!!


Get ready people!!! If you haven't already booked...do it NOW!!

From Coker Tires...It's Finally Here!


Yes...the guys at Coker tires have announced that the Firestone 3.00x21 front tire is now available from their website and it's only $127.00! They also make an array of fantastic motorcycle tires, so check 'em all out! Get one here!!!

BF#6





August 2014 Events

Here's a quick rundown of a few events in August that you might be interested in checking out.

8/4-8/10: 74th Annual
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (Sturgis, SD)
Obviously, this is huge and a lot of people will make the 600 mile trip from the Twin Cities.  I went to the rally in 2007-2009 and had a blast each time.  I was just out in the Black Hills on a moto-fishing-camping adventure at the end of May and will post pics soon.  It's a phenomenal place to ride and can't recommend it enough.

8/7: First Thursday at Dulono's Pizza / Moto Mania at the Uptown VFW (Mpls.)
According to Dulono's Facebook page, they are planning a big party for August so we'll see what that entails.  Moto Mania is growing fast and the buildings are practically across the street from each other so swing by both.  The blog is filled with photos from these events so if you've never been, go!

8/9: Ride For Larry Pierce (St. Paul / Monticello)
Around the country, memorial rides are planned on August 9th for Larry Pierce who passed away earlier this year.  I didn't know him but it's obvious by the massive outpouring of love for him after his death that he had a huge impact on the motorcycle community.

Jordan from Union Speed and Style is organizing a local ride right here in MN.  You can find details on his Instagram page (see his post on 7/31).  The plan is to meet up at Tavern on the Ave in St. Paul at 10am, depart at 11am, ride to Union Speed and Style in Monticello, meet up with more people, and then hit some back roads.  Those who want to party into the night are welcome to camp.  If interested in the ride, follow Jordan on Instagram so you don't miss any updates.

8/16-8/17: Chariots of the Gods Custom Van and Vintage Camper Show (Mpls.)
Clearly this isn't a motorcycle event but I rode my Sporty to it last year and had fun checking out all the custom vans [click for blog posts].  Blue Cat is one of the sponsors and it's advertised at the Bearded Lady so it's sort of like an honorary motorcycle event.

8/23: Spare Arts Bike Show (Austin, MN)
I went down to Austin for the Build Art Bike Show back in March [click for blog posts].  This event is organized by the same guy and should be even bigger as it will be outdoors.  Of course, while you're in Austin, don't miss the Spam Museum.

8/31: Minneapolis Messaround (Mpls.)
This one is primarily a car show but you may find a small number of cool bikes there.  It's strictly pre-1960 which provides a nice focus.  I went last year [click for blog posts] and brought the family.  We enjoyed the cars, bikes, live music, and bowling.

Goodbye Schaidy (pt.3)


Alright Schaidy! Good luck to you in Oregon. By now you're already there and probably drinking art some new bar (might I suggest HERE for reference) We're all going to miss you!

Look, Jay the photobomber got one upp'ed by the dude behind him! Didn't see that coming...




Harley-Davidson has joined Oily Souls as our Main Sponsor!!!


We are beyond stoked that our great lake sharing neighbor Harley-Davidson has stepped up to the plate and agreed to support Detroit and our cozy little motorcycle show!  Support the mother of all motorcycle companies by stopping by their site and thanking them for helping out the little guys!

Bigger Is Better

You may notice a BIG change to the blog. For the first time in a long time, I have switched Blogger templates and tweaked the layout. I made it look very similar to the old layout with two BIG differences.
  1. The page is now wider
  2. I am using that added width to display much larger photos - twice as wide and twice as tall so they now take up 4X the space!

New photo size:

Old photo size:

You can still click on any photo see a larger version like before (I upload nearly all my photos 1024 pixels wide) but this change should reduce the need to do that.  I have gone back and updated all my blog posts from June and July to automatically display the photos in this larger format and may go a little father back than that (I'm not going to go back through all 900 posts on the blog as the process is very manual).

I hope you like the BIG update!
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