Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What's Your Road Name?

Isn't it funny that you don't get to choose your nickname? Its always awkward when you tell someone, "My name's Chris, but everybody calls me Duckie."... which is usually followed by silence, and then they call you whatever THEY want to call you. It's fine. That's how it works. You don't get to pick your nickname. (By the way, don't ever call me Duckie. That was only in high school which was a very, very long time ago.)

Now, if you're in a motorcycle club, everybody has to have a road name. Stumpy, Sleazy, Dopey, Sticky. You just do... apparently. Here's a handy chart to determine what you're most likely to be called by the gods of speed. It's based on "What's Your Blues Name?" which coincidentally speaks the same language. Call me a liar.

All right this should be good. Henceforth I shall be known Sticky Lemon McGee?......... ah crap.

The Duckman, Pretty in Pink

You didn't think I'd leave you hanging with that bit of nonsense, did you? Here's a custom Triumph bobber that actually is pretty in pink. And a real live girl actually rides it. The girl is photographer Angela Riggs of Pedro, Ohio, USA. More photos here.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Barbour International Menswear Ad

Great little promo spot for apparel legend Barbour International. Screenshots would make great wall art. "Captured on film in the new Spring Summer 2012, Barbour International Black Streak menswear - a brilliant slice of heritage refined for the 21st century."

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunday Motorcycle Hill Climbing

It's an event I've always wanted to try. This is from the classic On Any Sunday

Great characters head up the hill

What's wrong with this picture?

Brad Pitt??

Monday, January 16, 2012

F.Y.B.O. 2012 pics

Another frozen pair for the record books! It's always great to see Chad and the Ton Up NC guys as well as the Incriminators.

I want to sneak over to Chad's and steal this little Beeza!

Driving to FYBO

Elsie the one-eyed underdog

Friday, January 13, 2012

H.M.T. Sponsors F.Y.B.O. 2012, This Weekend

It's F.Y.B.O. again!
HMT will be there sponsoring the event again (one of our favorites!) and there will be free shirts awarded at the raffle as well as other goodies for your rally bag. Look for the Thunder Hauler on Saturday to pick-up your HMT threads.

It's not usually that cold once the sunshine warms it up from 29 degrees to about 50. Here's a couple tips for staying warm and stylish.
1.) Wear long johns and sweats under jeans.
2.) Do the same on top, so you can remove layers once you warm up. Wear 4 or 5 layers under your leather (including an official Her Majesty's Thunder t-shirt of course)
3.) Take an old t-shirt (or flannel or fleece) and cut out a square face scarf. Fold in half for a double layer.
4.) Apply tiny amount of dish soap inside your goggles to keep from fogging. Wipe off (but don't rinse).
4.) Lined gauntlet gloves.

Now stop crying about being cold and scared of today being Friday the 13th. Layer up and ride.

And say your prayers.

Layered up & ready to F.Y.B.O.
Too much information? 

Brings The Thunder

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!

Daytona Beach, 2011
May your 2012, be filled with peace, love and sunshine. 

And as few roadside repairs as possible.