Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dixie Roundup is on...

An F5 tornado can't keep us down...the show will go on and they will be taking donations for those affected this week by the deadly storms.

See ya'll Saturday at Garco!!!

Mother Nature....

Will mess you up in a heartbeat. AL Power says it could be 14-21 days before I have power back. Please keep those dealing with loss of life and loss of property in your thoughts and prayers. It can all be gone in an instant

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Kustom Jeff takes pictures...

This one was last Saturday. I've been riding a lot because the weather has been awesome. Be sure to check out Jeff's blog "what I see" the link to the right. He takes some really cool shots of him and his friends riding motorsickles!

Murphy's Law...

My charging system took a dump, again. Good thing I only have to ride down to Pelham for the Dixie Roundup on Saturday! Now I've got to get it working again for the BMR next month.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Dixie Roundup

Coming up this Saturday! Of course by bike decided to stop charging today. I'm off to the battery shop tomorrow to get a load test. And here I thought I would just be cleaning my bike up in preparation for the show!

Sunday, April 24, 2011


My morning internet routine is different this Easter morn'!!!!

Happy Easter everyone!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Countdown begins

Dixie Roundup next Saturday 4/30/11 in Pelham, AL

See you there!!!!

For those on twitter...

Follow the Speed Shop on Twitter, @AmericanaSPDSHP. Keep up with all the goings on.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

More to come...

Ross and I made some magic in the machine shop last night! More to come...

Monday, April 18, 2011

"New" fender struts

I "re-purposed" a kayak foot brace into fender struts for my motorcycle!



Motorcycles are fun!

This is Talladega...

Sitting next to this guy was tough, until he passed out. Great race!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Harvest Moon...

Crazy looking moon tonight. Snapped a pic of "Diablo Azul" after a great day of riding!!!

Cro Customs Cycles Thirteen 24: Peak a Boo

Killer looking pan from Caleb @ CRO Customs!

Cro Customs Cycles Thirteen 24: Peak a Boo: "On the ground, in the sun. More pics and details soon. Come out to the Hippy Killer Hoedown and check it out."

Friday, April 15, 2011

Stolen Pic from Kustom Jeff

Kustom Jeff is a great photog. This pic is of me showing Nick the saddlebag I made. I'm so proud of that damn bag...I've been showing it to anyone who glances at my bike!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Relocated Coil

I relocated the coil for my Ironhead choppy this morning. It has been on my "to-do" list since I picked up this bike. What's next?

Nice weather in the South

Go kick her over and head out for a ride!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Dixie Roundup

Be there! Or don't, but I'd be there if I were you!!!

Friday, April 8, 2011


So excited about how my wheel came out! On to the next project (relocating the coil).

Shave and a wax!!!

Really excited after Ross and Spenser helped shave down the legs on my 35 mm front end! More to come once the big brown truck brings my new front wheel!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

1975 Honda Elsinore MT250

I've been on the hunt for a Vintage Motorcross bike for a few months. Excuse the crappy pic...should have this gem in my garage next weekend! Look out for vintage motocross racing @ Barber Vintage Festival in October!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Lunch Break....Indy Car Style!

The Honda Grand Prix of Alabama is being held this weekend @ Barber Motorsports Park. They have had a promotional 2 seat Indy car riding people around town all week. I first saw it Sunday when I was out on my motorcycle. I saw it today in Hoover and took a ride! What a blast!!!!

Going BIG on the front wheel

I'm so freaking excited. I've been wanting to run a spool hub front wheel for some time. I've always been scared of the no front brake situation. I should be up and running on my new 23" spool this weekend. I have visions of this Family Guy clip in my dreams/nightmares!!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Finished...for now

Well, the journey to build my first saddlebag is complete...for now. It came out bigger than I wanted but I will fix it eventually. It will be nice to have a place to put my gear when I'm heading on the Big Mountain Run (BMR) next month!