Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Chicago FEBBB: build dumb shit and hang out.

Back in Chicago and I drug Nash Wiley back with me. We've been watching The Skateboard Kid on VHS and banging out bikes like we are on drugs. It's so cold here, been able to ride 1 day in the last week :(. It better get nice out soon or ill prob just get into painting hermit crab shells. Been building alot around the Castle and its been awesome. Every bike in this post was resurrected in 1 day of productiveness followed by days of being turds.
A nameless, faceless build for the people.
Built some shelves in my room.
More shelves.

PP, 75cc Pinasco, stock pug head. JUST A MOCK UP SO I CAN SAY I DID IT FIRST.
3 day ground up build: Nate's Derbi GPR on CRACK
My ole Pug 103 Gila kit with stock exhaust, come at me bro.
3 Speed Minarelli luver.

This engine was frozen to the ground (off the bike), we put it in front of the shop heater for 10 mins, drill started it in a vice and it caught on fire. INDIAN OUTLAW.
3 speed puch (CAMPUS?) ripping.
PEPI is running!!! and ripping!!! if anyone has one of the low pro minarelli fans holler at me.
Got an Olympus XA2 for $3 at Unique. So stoked i took a lame pic of it.
Pipe Woes.
 DUDE has a chimney on his truck!! thug status.
Name that movie and ill give you a derbi.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

RAT HOUSE - Ames Iowa

So I hadnt been to see my good buddy Nash Wiley for toooooo long and decided to go say whats up. Megabus tickets were $45 round trip and it was still super cold in Chicago, so it seemed like a good time to go. Nash lives in this rad 6 bedroom house called Rat House. It's a sweet Bike/Moto/Moped house with some rad dudes and rad projects living there. Max Ramos and Marc Seeman also hang, theyre some rad motoped (have motorcycles and mopeds)dudes. Ames Iowa is a college town and they live right by all the frats which is funny. Small town riding lifestyle is hilarious, really noone supports what you do. Whether it's the cops harassing you or your neighbor calling the cops at 3pm because you are reving a new build, it can be a bummer sometimes. I was once asked "hey mike, are all mopedders like you?" I replied "Well we all get called fags at stop signs and we are cool with that". That is so true in small places. To not get support by anyone but yourselves is what makes the scene there (and every small town) so awesome.  Hung out with awesome dudes, watched movies, trolled the internet, played with mopeds, ignored everyone at bars for Big Buck hunter HD, you cant beat it.

Here are some pics of rat house.


 550 Lamp made by Marc.


 Jamarequiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii gone LOCO for COCO

 This is what everyone should look like after riding. stoked.

Made this vid too, watch in HD.