Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Ok. Too much thinking by yours truly Flathead Jedd. I'll admit it. I loved Happy Days! It got very cheesey. Some would even say it "jumped the shark." Let's talk about The Fonz. No let's talk about the Fonz' bike. Here's what I remember. The first season he rode a purple Knucklehead. Yes he did! Well maybe not rode but was sitting on or standing next to. Do you remember the first season. No leather jacket! That's right the producers felt that even in 1974 the symbolic leather jacket was to evil. So what did the Fonz wear. Do you remember the light blue windbreaker? Also do you remember the Cunningham's oldest boy Chuck? He went off to college and we never heard from him again. Why did they drop the Knuckle after the first season? Who knows? Maybe Chuck stole it and rode off to California. In comes the Triumph Trophy. Very cool in it's own right and more associated with the Fonz. The inspiration for my Triumph, by the way. And what about the leather jacket? It was agreed that as long as the Fonz was near his bike and it could be perceived as a piece of safety equipment he could wear it. Obviously as time went on he never took it off, even to jump a shark. Well this post is jumping the shark and I'm embarrassed that I know so much about Happy Days. If you are ever in Washington DC and visit the Smithsonian, visit Fonzie's jacket. It's there and it brought a tear to my eye.
I'm sure it still happens. Riders meeting at the local dealership and going on a ride. Much like meeting at Four Aces for a ride. If you got more dealership pictures send them our way. I like these. Especially when you can see through the front window at the display and drool over what you wish you could buy.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
In case you don't check the "news" to the right, we will be doing another ride on Saturday April 4th. we will be meeting at Four Aces Cycle Supply in Pacoima at 8:30 am and take off when everyone gets there. Not too far this time, just enough to get the oil circulating. Please join us. If you have gone with us before don't worry we don't bite. If you are thinking of going send us an email so we don't leave without you.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Again later than usually posted but I found a link to some very cool 60's customs. I like them because the style is very Watson/Barris late 50's car styling applied to FLHs. Again, almost an offspring of custom bikes, but away from the chopper craze. If nothing else they are cool old pictures. I'll post a few now and then.