7/2/10

Finger Food Friday - Sorta.....

Well, Fingers is out this week..... he's visiting his mother...... that's right even Fingers has a momma.......

So, this week I'm gonna tell you why I LOVE Fingers......

A few months ago a friend and I put on the Revenge Run.... We were just looking to have a good time in our own back yard.... we had no idea whether the run would take off......... it did and we were stoked to say the least....... so, needless to say, everyone that emailed me with questions about the run got a quick reply......

One day I'm reading RR emails and I see one from a guy calling himself "Fingers".... Now right off the bat I'm kinda in... shit, anyone who's called Fingers is good in my book.... then he sends me a shot of his bike.... now I'm stoked.....

As soon as I saw Fingers' bike I knew I'd seen it and him before..... so, I scanned my copies of the Horse (yeah, I know it's lame but back in the day the Horse was the only magazine that ran cool bikes and I knew it had been a while since I'd seen his bike - one cool bike for every 10 homo wagons).... So, I dug through my stack of mags and there it was....... Fucking Fingers looking like he'd just killed 10 people on a bike that said to the world "Go Fuck Yourself"...... I remember the first time I saw that bike it was amazing to me........ I emailed Jeff and told him he'd never believe who was coming on the Revenge Run...... he was just as stoked as I was......

The amazing thing was that Fingers was genuinely stoked to be coming on the run.... we talked a few times..... then the day before the run Fingers called me to tell me that he and Blondie were riding to the run....... now, this was no small feat........ riding a rigid from FL up to NC then on the run and then back to FL............... needless to say I was juiced.................

So, the day before the run hit I had a bunch of homies staying over....... pre-party style..... Fingers and Blondie showed up and things were going right............

Now, I had just finished re-working my Panhead (aka the Dream Krusher).... I decided to change the pipes and bars and the bike decided it would never run again....... a two-week change became a six-month ordeal....... So, I had just gotten it back on the road...... not really ridden it....... so, that night with a belly full of beers and burgers fueled by good times with good friends we decided to go for a mid-night run around Raleigh....... things are going rad until about a mile from my house.... then the Dream Krusher struck again........... firing on one cylinder......... FUCK....... here we go again...... every single time I have plans my Pan shits the bed - Dream Krusher........... So, I get my bike back to the house... I'm ready to throw in the towel....... then my homies jump in.... they are like "fuck this" you are gonna ride.......... Fingers jumps to the front of the pack and is like "let's get this going"..... 30 minutes later I'm revving my bike and pissing my neighbors off........ Now, I'm fucking psyched!

This wasn't the last time Fingers saved the day during the run...... he tuned carbs, set timing and even re-built a clutch (sanded the plates with beach sand on the beach)..... he saved a gang of people on the Revenge Run alone.............

Since I first met Fingers I am proud to call him a friend..... he has helped us all...... helped Vander finish his Pan..... helped Aaron with parts........ helped me more than I can list here..........

Fingers gets it...... he is stand up and true till the end.....

Thanks, homie.







2 comments:

Matt said...

Definitely one of the raddest people I've ever met! Fingers and Blondie are straight rulers!

Deep Six Cycles said...

Now I may be a late comer on this. But I was looking for a tank for a customer a while back. It was an internet deal so you know what that means alot of talk. So I start to try to scare up a tank to molest on the cheap. I don't know Fingers from Adam and he offers one up for the cost of shipping. Says he's outta state but the OL will ship it. I pass cause Im not looking for a hand out and not too sure of the deal any how. The customer did flake on me. We also talked about the R.R. later on and what parts were keeping me from making it. The dude is gold, too bad I couldnt kick it longer in Rockingham with them... Sorry you had a shitty time!

Thanks Fingers!

Tom