Thursday, February 14, 2019

Harley Snow Glide
 Lookin' like no matter where you are across the US, this has been a cold long winter.  My driveway has been covered with snow and ice for it seems like a very long time.  LowRider is sitting here in the studio connected to a battery tender.  These conditions cause bikers to get a little bit crazy.

Yesterday got a text from my ridin' buddy next door.  Ask me if I had seen the new Harley Snow Glide.  Why no, I hadn't.  That all started a bit of finger typing back and forth.  Felt the need to share it.  Went something like this...

"Have you seen the new Harley Snow Glide?

"Quick...we need to get one of these for the neighborhood" 

"Maybe they have one that attaches to a LowRider"

"Tried to just order one.  Out of stock.  Backordered until June.  They did have one for BMW" 

"Interesting.  I just checked, and while they have the blade part, sadly the attachment hardware is backordered until August.  I guess it's been a rough enough winter all around the country that demand has exceeded supply.  Oh well...perhaps next winter"

"Well sorry to hear that.  But, if they have the BMW blade I could weld some angle iron onto your BMW frame.  We could then use some  spray cans to touch things up.  What do you think?  Could be pretty f@#king bad boy looking." 

"Hmm, hadn't thought of that.  Tell you what, when it comes in I'll give you a shout and we can jigger something together.  Sound like a plan?"

"Perfect.  I will get things ready.  Thinkin' about 4 inch angle iron would be good.  Maybe thinkin' NOT to paint it.  Leave it rusty.  Really bad boy stuff." 

"When you get the materials, could you get some extra so so we can embellish the blade with little curlicue decorations and the like?  Also need a little platform to hold my dashboard Jesus."

"Absolutely.  Sorry I should have thought of the platform.  I'm on it." 

Sure hope spring gets here pretty darn quick.

be strong, be safe Talon 

Friday, February 1, 2019

HWY83 Unspoiled, Unbroken, Dead North
The current issue of Harley-Davidson HOG® Magazine features the HWY83 story I rode, photographed, and wrote last summer.  With the Polar Vortex across the country causing some mighty cold conditions, thought the story might warm you up a bit.  Even my bike is sitting in my heated studio with the battery tender keeping things warm today.  Here is a link to the pdf copy of the full story.  HWY 83.  

Keep warm.  Hope you enjoy reading the story as much as I did creating it!

Thought for the day:

I love being on the road.  It keeps me present. Because I'm not allowing my brain to get into any sort of pattern, where I start worrying about things that don't matter.  If I'm in a new place every day, I have to be alert, I'm forced to be in the present moment so I can take what comes.

be strong, be safe, Talon