Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
I seriously don't know what to say about this whole situation. It's one of the coolest things anyone has done to help out a Haint. Unless someone wants to build a good ol' Harley Davidson Knucklehead for myself, then that'd be pretty cool. Anyways, some of you might know that Bowles wrecked the fucking shit out of his bike when we were at Ramble Tamble. I told him to throw that XS of his in the trash and get an Evo Sportster, as his bike was beyond repair in my opinion. Our good friend Eddie, aka Shreddie, aka Big Dick Wrangler Dangler Meat Sandwich Man, works for Hugh's Hand Built in Asheville, NC. Hugh is the master wizard of all things XS 650. Bowles got a text from Hugh after we got back from Tamblin' saying he wanted to "pay it forward" and not only fix Bowles' XS, but make it better than it was. Free of charge. I'm still in shock of how stand up that is of him. I think Bowles owes him free "old fashions" for life. I ate my words about tossing that XS after I heard that, seeing as the dude that can make these things really run was going to be behind the build. The last trip this bike went on broke down at Whole Foods which is about 5 miles from the Dojo, so I'm stoked to see Bowles actually have a decent bike again. They built the bike in 3 days, including tear down. Here are photos taken from Hugh's blog. Thanks again Hugh.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
I'm not even going to try and explain this dude. Those of you that know, know. Here's a really rad photo of my good friend and his son Hank. They are both on their own cosmic level.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
So, they are putting this on again this year. If you are a Birmingham local and don't go, well you suck. Last year was fun. We got to park our bikes on the sidewalk and get wasted. Let's do it again, but better. August 10th.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
The whole crew was at the shop the other day, each working or helping with something. Very productive day. I like that. More bikes, less party. Way to go team. JBody's shovelhead is almost done too, with new, mind blowing paint by Shane. That bike is going to do drugs. Thanks to expertise from Boozer and Ape Knuckles, my Sportster will see some miles again soon. Maybe even take it on Super Trip if my Shovelhead doesn't get jealous. Duane and Meeks finally agreed on a sissy bar it looks like. Bowles was a great assistant, don't worry bro, you'll have a bike soon. Brunson got closer to riding his sportster again( p.s. he really wants to sell his bitchin' sportster and buy a stocker big twin if anyone is interested in a bulletproof chopper). Derek made a great beer run. Stuart changed his oil.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I'm sure everyone has been watching the builds that are coming together for Born Free 5, and there is some cool shit being done. This bike though, is fucking killing it. Every time I see a photo of any progress done on this sex machine, I stop and stare for a few minutes. My pick if I had that golden ticket. Jason Sheets, VL.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I have the first one and it's awesome. Especially if you're not some nerd, proper, mechanic type with all of Jim's tools. Maybe that's why shit breaks down a lot, but whatever. These are still cool.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Here are some choice Ramble Tamblin' photos that I took from the King Kustoms blog. Yeah, I stole em..... They're my friends so fuck you. I can't wait till we all move to an island together and become a massive band of pirates.... Seriously though, work has been kicking my ass and handing it back to me over and over lately. I honestly don't know how I was even able to go to Ramble Tamble. I got a reality check when I got back to it on Monday though. When I get caught up, I'll step up my bloggin' game and continue to try and get flagged. And take more photos. So don't lose hope on the Haints blog. Instagram hasn't killed us....... I sound really gay talking this much about social media.
Friday, May 10, 2013
As many of you know, Brandon has been is Japan for a while now. He returns to the U.S. in a couple of months and I couldn't be more stoked. While him and his wife Brandi have been there, the Vise crew has been extremely welcoming and hospitable. I hold those guys on another level for that. Anyone that treats any of us like that, especially in a completely different country, fucking rules in my opinion. Thank you.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Dude. Fuck. If you didn't go, then there's no need for me to give you details. Ivan and Derrek always put on the best party. They are the best hosts too. It's hard to be back at work.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Our friends in Ohio have started a fundraiser to benefit one of their beloved young ladies to help with medical cost, she was involved in a 2 wheeled accident and could use the support.. From what i'v been informed, her injuries will heal and she's in good spirits, If there are any funds you'd like to donate or even moral boost it would be greatly appreciated. Send all donations to Dan James 1190 Manchester Ave, Columbus, OH 43211 if you would like to help with medical cost, Haley and Dan have started a donations page linked here