5/31/11

lookin for it...

looking for one of these buckles for a friend. an original would be preferred, but i kinda remember seeing that someone recast these, that might be ok too...
call text or email...
josh 757.409.3197
ridefixed@hotmail.com

Serendipitous missed connections.

I'll preface by stating factually that I've had few such encounters in my seemingly short existence here on planet earth. Also adding a brief summary of what I do: I talk to people all god damn day, day in and day out. I'm somewhat fortunate, but for as many idiots exist, some would consider it a travesty. My jobs are essentially sales. Day job contains everything that could possibly take place inside a performance automotive shop. Late night I bar-tend. Some may say that is my trade, however I don't consider it much of one. When in doubt move faster and drink more red bull....seems to work. Alas I will stop this rant.

Today may have been shot from the get go, wake up late for court and start a useless scramble. Fuckin stressin. So much time hung up in court right now. Approached the DA with respect and everything worked out, hell she even rolled everything into one court date that I actually have a lawyer for. Not bad.

Back to the crib, took off from the day job for the court date I almost missed. Hang out, shoot the shit, try to figure out how I'm gonna get my bike from the shop and a car hood back to the house without a truck. Fortunately My room mate and I cut the top off his Caddy last year. It was mostly his doing, I just encouraged it.

Ran out of time, had to open the bar at five. Get there, feeling like a horses ass from the night before and open the doors. Random girl walks in.

New Scene>

This girl is god damned good looking. Acts like we've met before, hell I thought we had. Felt like an old friend for all I knew. Said it had been a long weekend and she needed a drink, typical. Wanted a crown, straight up. I love whiskey, especially a woman that drinks it. Bought her a drink. Hell, worst case she was hot and something to look at, may as well keep her barside. After shooting the shit we get to her life story. Shes thirty, looks twenty four, followed the dead for a while, whom I despise, had a one year old son, not into kids, and has just been raped a day before. Heavy. On her way back home, told her old man. He's bummed, probably gonna leave her. She just opened right up to me, a total stranger, no walls. Trippy. Cliche' deep conversations where had. Losing loved ones from death or sheer abandonment and having no one, addiction, and running scared. Familiar territory. Offered her whatever insight I could. Another cliche' line from like a rolling stone: When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose, further more prove. I felt as though it really did apply to her circumstance.


Just saying keep your book open, and stay humble. Never can know what someone is going through.

She was one of the "good ones", Gods speed.

For more ride to skate pics and some awesome chopper pics go to the mob town link on your right. Prom night is so special ha ha ha ha ha

navyyyyme

J really let himself go now that hes out

Ride On...

Tim and I made our way over to Mt. Airy on Saturday to check out the "Ride on" art and chopper show, put on by Canvas Skate Shop and the Lost Dogs MC. We had a good time, and met some really cool people. Thanks to Will and Billy for their hospitality, and everybody else that made us feel welcome! Here's a few photos...















5/30/11

Memorial Day

Thank you to all those that gave the ultimate sacrifice, especially my boy Rob, made the trip out to the cemetery with the fam today to pay my respects. 4 years has went by really fast. See you someday brother.


Thank You






To all who have fought, died, or dawned a military uniform! While your eating your BBQ or enjoying a day off, or like me working, take a minute and think about the things that are bigger than yourself and the men and women who are serving and have served. I know I will be thinking about all my brothers who are still in Love you guys and Respect you like no others even though Theel and Chief Pollak are sick bastards! Happy Memorial Day! (just a few pictures from my time in, and the brothers I'll always have)

5/28/11

peeping Tom?

Can anyone help me identify this logo? this is on the back of Eric's fender and i feel like ive seen it before.
thanks
Benji

5/27/11

see you there...

me an the wife are flyin out to born free so that we can ride the knuckle home...

Danny D...

Besides attracting drunken strangers at 9am in Virginia (see Josh's post below), Danny D's paintjobs are also known to make bitches want to get naked immediately! If you been lucky enough to have your shit Geeked on by Danny, you know the deal.

Too far south

No Ride to skate, no BMR, I missed all of you up there yee north, heard everyone had a blast wish i coulda made it
I did Catch the Ride to Rollerskate, Just to keep you guys fresh on the whip game

Incase you dont know bout broward county, now ya do brah!

5/26/11

negros

its was sat morning, 9am, and these dudes were wasted.
after these photos were taken, the tall one on the right walks over and says,
"whats that, about 12 over?" and winks at me.

Fingers has some......

Junk err.... I mean parts for trade.... only kidding.......

FIngers has some parts up for grabs...... I know cash is king but he is also looking for a mounting plate for a rigid oil tank AND a NICE set of STOCK length 33mm TUBES.......

Anyways, direct all question and offers to him at fingerslom@yahoo.com

Later.




















5/25/11

More on GODSPEED.....

First, Vander doesn't like to blow his own horn so I will........ and second, Cicero is a prince among men.... rad guy and really humble......... and an AMAZING photographer.......

Here's the cover of Vander's book..... it looks SICK!!!

Ride to SKATE......

So, let me first say it took me a few days to post this shit because....... well, because I had to gather my thoughts.... hahaha....

First it it ALWAYS good to see the family....... there were a few notable absences but most of the crew made it..... Hell, Jason rolled in family style...............

I appreciate all the hospitality and the snuggle time that Chris and I got in the fucking truck while we drove circles around Bodymore.........

To our hosts, the FOTS crew.......

Clarke, I love you man.

Mike D, thanks for the place to crash and congrats again!

Q, the bike looks amazine!

Flathead Jay, always a pleasure....

Zito, always great to catch up man.


The Ride to Skate was rad as always.... the knife throwing was funny and SICK.... the pre/ after parties were fun as shit....... thanks LOW SIDE.........

Now, on to the real shit............. If you haven't seen Jay's balls more than any heterosexual man would consider reasonable then you're probably not part of the crew......... Jay was there and his balls were out...... he did the worm in a seedy "strip" club..... he tried to bust a beer bottle over his head......... Clarke did bust a beer bottle over his head (I have video - later)...... we saw a pregnant stripper (still not as good as the retarded stripper).......... the Geeks set up a photo booth below a crack-heads window........ we paid way TOO MUCH for a shitty hotel..... I drove like 50 hours in 2 days.........

I don't know, nothing is making any sense except that it was an AMAZING time with amazing friends!

Best line of the weekend........... ok, 2 lines........ "please don't post those pictures online."......... "you're not the guy who was riding in the back before are you?"

Thanks!!!!

Video later..........





Turning shit on it's SIDE...........

So, we got to pick up a sneak peak of the mag over the weekend.... FUCK I AM STOKED! If I do say so myself..... haha.....

I'll let the cat out of the bag a little....... the mag is as different in lay-out as it is in content............. that's all I'm gonna say........

Oh, well, one more thing....... we should have them all in hand by week's end and they should be traveling your way REAL SOON.......

Thanks to everyone for the support!

I feel like.....


if my motor had a face, I'd punch it in it RIGHT NOW!

check out godspeed 46/05 no 22




http://www.godspeed4506shop.com/




i have honored to have a book made about me and my shop. book no 22.... please buy a few dozen they will be worth trillions in the future......hehehe


"GODSPEED 45/06 IS AN ONGOING SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS BY CICERO DEGUZMAN JR. DOCUMENTING VINTAGE CHOPPER BUILDERS, THEIR WORK AND THEIR WORKSPACES."

5/24/11

Ride On Chopper Show


Dear friends of mine are throwing this joint. If anyone can go, don't hesitate. It'll be rad, down and dirty south fa sho.