My Main Ride

off on a Sporty 28 years ago, I think that makes that motor a
vintage Evolution. Crazy huh? Back then the Evolution Sporty was only 1 year old and had just taken over from the Iron head sporty. 1986 the first Sporty Evo's appear and 1985 for the first big twin Evo's..

I had gone to Harley School to become a tech and I know it was a long time ago because we worked on Panheads, Iron Sporties, the 66-69' Pan-Shovel and the Shovelhead. There wasn't one Evo in class yet lol.

You know your old when you know what points are or a Magneto (no not an X-men) is or if ya ever hand tuned your linkert or S&S carb before.

Anyway, I finally gave in to comfort and got me a 2006 FLHRCI you see here, brand new which I just paid off actually. She's my main squeeze now. Our biggest ride together so far was the 1100 miles from Phoenix, AZ to Euless, TX and boy was that an adventure, she and I both got battle scars from that one. It's not bad enough that illegal aliens do not respect the immigration laws but they also do not hold driving laws in high regard as well. Me and "baby" got rear-ended on the way to TX. Almost killed me, and she got a banged up skirt.But I hung onto her and she never fell over, the cop and fire fighters right there when it happened couldn't believe it. Anyway enough of my adventures.

Thanks to Sierra Vista H-D for patching me up and getting me on the road so quick so I could get home and to Adam's H-D in TX for patching up baby to better than new condition. And to Bedford Back & Neck for kinda patching me up.

I still have a soft spot for that first Sporty though and still own it as well and that's why this page exists. Call it a second chance on life for an old EVO engine. She deserves it.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Strokers Dallas

Well bro's and sis's I got my ass out of the cave today. I jumped on "Baby" and we took a scenic ride out to one of TX Bikers most famous waterin holes, Stroker's Dallas. Rick Fairless proprietor, however, I didn't have the pleasure of meeting him or his family but Teresa the Bar tender took awesome care of us bar flies. She kept me watered and fed me the Tom Landry (one of their specialty sandwiches) which I gotta admit was pretty tasty and went well with beer.

After I guzzled a few ice cold ones I walked around outside of the bar and looked at the buildings, this guy has some set up lemme tell ya. I always wanted my own biker bar with a courtyard for bike parking only and the best part is that Rick also has a tattoo joint on premises, a parts shop, mechanics shop and a swag and Victory Motorcycle dealership all on site.

Took me a few hours to take it all in but well worth the ride. I did get my old ass sun burnt again, Mama told me to put on sun lotion but this senile old fucker forgot so I'm sporting a farmers tan right now. I bought some swag while I was there as well got one of Rick's signature hippie tie die shirts and a cool American flag bandana.

Rick's scoots are far fuckin out lemme tell ya the man or whom ever builds his bikes is pretty frikin awesome, very reminiscent of another great builder, the late Indian Larry from the Bronx. The paint jobs are just plain crazy and while all his bikes are awesome I have a couple of favorites (I'm not really into the low stretched Arlen Ness look so much and more into Larry's style of street eatin chopper and Rick has a couple of those that are just as crazy as the low long ones.

My Favorite is the Pan-Shovel above.

The parts store has all my favs, Custom Chrome, Drag specialties, S&S and more, so I know where I'll be shoppin when I get my allowance from mama.

Anyways they say pictures are worth a lot more than a rambling old Biker fool so here ya go. Enjoy.

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