Working as a machinist in the aerospace industry in the late 60’s gave Jim Thiessen the upper hand when it came to addressing performance issues on V-Twin motorcycles. He simply knew how to make them run better. By the late ‘70s he had altered his own bike’s motor for better performance and was fielding requests for similar mechanical intervention from other riders. Continue reading Jim Thiessen Cruises Into Retirement
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I had the complete pleasure at Sturgis, the Buffalo Chip, this year (2019) of hanging with the ladies of the Wild Gypsy Tour. Full of energy and great ideas, this group holds their own with the likes of any group I’ve ever been around. Strong to their beliefs, they move ahead into the future. Here is the header to their website, bounce over to it to check them out. Continue reading A Glimpse at the Wild Gypsy Tour at the Buffalo Chip, 2019
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If you haven’t seen the TV show, Counting Cars, well then you are missing out on seeing the amazing work that is produced in their different shops. Counts Kustoms is the name of their facility & business, and today I will center on Ryan Evans, the master of all things paint. Continue reading RYAN EVANS, PAINTER EXTRAORDINAIRE, IT’S WHAT HE LOVES AND IT SHOWS
2am Philadelphia. We have business in Dallas Texas all week, so we are on the BLOODSHOT eyes flight. We land in Dallas, way too early to check in so we do a little sightseeing. Now we are hitting 2pm and the Mothers day brunches are coming to an end, and the bikers begin to gather.
This is where is gets fun, they are all heading to Rick Fairless’ Strikers Dallas.
Now keep in mInd, it’s Sunday afternoon, Mothers day… you’d think it would be almost empty. So we pull up in our geeky rent a car only to find no parking, apparently Mothers day wasn’t a good enough reason to avoid Strokers.
From the amazingly detailed show room with all of it’s characters, custom motorcycles, and images to the exterior wall murals everywhere & statuettes, your brain just can’t take it all in.
Along with the outside entertainment, Rick has the Strokers Ice House serving amazing fun food, all types, all beers, all great.
Bottom line, don’t just think about going to Strokers Dallas, make it a goal. Sunday (today) was excellent fun, my next visit will be on a rockin’s Saturday and for that visit I will have a motorcycle under me.