Thursday, June 28, 2012

NYC Mission 23: COME OUT TO PLAY: Part Too

So Mission 23 had a rally last weekend in Brooklyn... I had never been to New York so I was excited to go.  I rode up with HNRZ Wes and Will with 2 Derbis. It was a pretty relaxed drive and Will picked up a Colt with Morini 101 on the way. Traffic was so dumb once we arrived in the city, it took us 3 hours to get to Second Stroke (Brookyln moped shop).  The first night we rode to a bar in Manhattan. Crossing the bridge (there are so many, I forgot the name) at sunset was so cool! I was (and always am) in between the stock bikes and the kitted bikes with no one to high five about it. Albo took us to this killer dumpling place with 5 for a dollar deals, I think we all ate like 20 dumplings. Later that night I rode my bike back to Seth's house in what I later found out was a "baby hurricane". I am thankful I have a sweet waterproof rally bag, I recommend one to anyone who frequents rallies. The Saturday ride was cool although my points shat out. Will bought a Derbi C-5 and we did a varo mod, weakends pipe, and upjet before the ride.  Second Stroke is a great shop with a lot of cool and knowledgeable dudes on hand. Pete let me drive his Cushman around and that shit was tiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. Great rally and great people. Good seeing Buzzards, M23, BANG!, Mammoth Mohawks, Sunset Riders, Swoops, Beans, LGN, MAGGIE, IAN, ALBO, ANGEL, AARON, MARK, and everyone else. 

UPS Magnum in the impound lot.

LGN trying to steal my baffle.
Last minute tuning.

Stinky for life.

So nice.

Times Square ride.

"I know every word to Throw A Kit"
Ethan: I remember my first rally.

HNRZ now accepts bikes.

Love this thing.



Second Stroke put me to work on this SICK SPREE. oh god.
"Wesley's mini bike fell off the trailer..." *highfive*

Thursday, June 21, 2012

TBS: 2HIGH2DECIDE - Cincinnati

So last weekend I went to the TBS rally in Cincinnati. I was excited because I had never been to Cincinnati and I dont know many of the TBS bros. The drive was only 6 hours from Chicago so Amanda and I drove up in her car with her General in the backseat. I figured I could just get a loaner or cupcake around with someone so i didnt bring a bike (not like my laguna would also fit in the backseat.... well it probably would). This interesting thing about this rally (which I thought was cool) was it was a moped and motorcycle rally. A lot of mopedders have moved on to owning motorcycles as well, it was bound to happen. I dont think it lessens their "moped cred" or anything like that it just shows that 2 wheeled vehicles rule in any form, especially when you can drive them from state to state. Cincinnati seemed to me like a more living friendly Detroit, sort of run down and cheap but more inhabitable.  Zach Evans (BLKBLK) came and let me ride on the back ofhis motorcycle for a while. TBS WAS COOL and have an awesome shop in an old ice cream factory. Sara and Phil were king and queen of bomprom and everyone got sweaty, pretty fun weekend. 

Roadwarriors looking out for razor boomerangs. 


Apparently one day skip made too many lemon phosphates and EL SNAPO.