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Anyone watch Truck Wars on History last night?  Anyone watch Truck Wars on History last night? 

For a two hour special I thought it was pretty good and that they covered quite a few of the major turning points and innovations in trucks such as: 4wd, the semi trailer, introduction of the F-series/CK series, Jeep/Bronco/Scout/SUVs, luxury oriented trucks, introduction of the factory crew cab, Utes, monster trucks,…

What I've been working on.  What I've been working on. 

I wanted to wait until this was a little more finished before I shared it, but what the heck.

2018 Harley Demo Days, a review.  2018 Harley Demo Days, a review. 

The Harley demo fleet was in town this weekend and a buddy of mine wanted to go check it out and see if he could pick up on some of that “special feeling” that Harley guys are always talking about. I’ve been curious about the new softtail line, and figured it would be a good way to expose myself to a few bikes outside…

When it's 27 degrees out, but you drive with the window down because it's really nice outside.  When it's 27 degrees out, but you drive with the window down because it's really nice outside. 

Today is one of those days. It’s supposed to get into the 40's this weekend, I might actually try to get the motorcycle out.

Found a cool picture at work today.  Found a cool picture at work today. 

Decided to hang it in my office cube. This was taken by one of the engineers who worked here for 50 some years, and who’s father was involved in starting the company. He designed and we built all of the bumpers you see in this picture. Unfortunately he passed away around this time last year, but recently we’ve been…

An exhaustive list of pickup truck body style references.  An exhaustive list of pickup truck body style references. 

Inspired by Urambo Tauro’s post the other day about NBS/OBS Nomenclature, and as a die hard pickup enthusiast myself, I took it upon myself to start a list of pickup trucks, and the common names for which they are known.

Patiently Waiting For Snow Patiently Waiting For Snow

Just wrapped up this little project, just in time for near record highs and no snow forecast for nearly a month. Still, I’m pretty excited to get this done.

Oppoinions Oppoinions

What engine should I put in this truck?

Photoshop Oppos Photoshop Oppos

I have a strange fantasy and need your help. Can somone take these wheels.

Garage is getting a little full.  Garage is getting a little full. 

There are now five motorcycles plus the 3 wheeler. The XS650 is temporary at least as I’m helping a friend sell it because he’s moving to Florida and can’t take it with him. Still, more room would be nice, which is why I’m putting a storage shed in the back yard. We’ll see how long it takes to fill that space back up.…

Milestone achieved!  Milestone achieved! 

Sorta blurry photo because don’t stare at your phone when driving.

I bought a thing! I bought a thing!

A 2006 Yamaha Roadstar Warrior thing.

Ready for summer / A history of my first bike and the transformations it's made.  Ready for summer / A history of my first bike and the transformations it's made. 

After a cold winter of work my bike is ready for the season.

No more cares left to give.  No more cares left to give. 

I’ve reached the point with my 924 where I no longer have any fucks left to give. The more I dig into the car, the more problems I find, worn mechanical parts, multiple cosmetic issues, and the big one, rust. The outside doesn’t look to bad, but don’t let it fool you, there is bubbling starting in the corners of the…

How right does the right way have to be really?  How right does the right way have to be really? 

Even though I don’t post often, I’ve shown off my 924 here before, what I haven’t told you are all of the problems that it has. Looking back, I should have noticed them, but I got caught up in the dream of a $1300 (definitely paid too much) Porsche, and didn’t give it a thorough look over in the dimly lit garage where…

Oppo pets, sad news/fun news.  Oppo pets, sad news/fun news. 

2016 was not a good year for me when it came to animals, early in the year we lost our 18-19 year old cat Oliver, just due to old age.

Harley out lives another one, Victory is dead.  Harley out lives another one, Victory is dead. 

This morning, to my astonishment, my co-worker informed me that today, Victory Motorcycles has ceased production on all new motorcycles. May we all pour one out for Victory, their presence may not have been strong, but they offered a very compelling alternative to the Motor Co, and IMO had the best chance of anyone to…

Somebody buy this, now.  Somebody buy this, now. 

Looks really rough, but aren’t these pretty hard to find?

My analysis as to why new pickup lettering tailgates are ugly, and old ones are cool.  My analysis as to why new pickup lettering tailgates are ugly, and old ones are cool. 

Every time the new Ram or Ford lettering tailgates show up there are a slew of comments about how it they are extremely tacky, and ugly. However, pickup manufactures have been pressing their name in the tailgate since the beginning of pickups. So why are these ugly?

Never trust your own work.  Never trust your own work. 

A week ago I posted about my riding trip in the Black Hills of South Dakota getting cut a little short due to a machine that didn’t want to cooperate. You can read about it here if you want;

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