Joshua Tree for Desert and Denim, the Vegas for Liberty, on the bike

This pretty much sums up the scenery  

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This too... 

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Rode to LA from Santa Barbara to meet Jason Stryker, from Filson

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Locked and loaded and on the road

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Arrival in Joshua Tree AirBnB for the ahow

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And these guys brought this Airstream

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Colorful country folk

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Stryker is buff

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Picked up this fine lady Ali from Proof Lab and headed to the show

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Wait, let's go fer a ride instead with these guys from Iron and Reain and Patagonia

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Lookin good @mouthfulofjoy

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Weeeeeeeeeeee

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Are those Joshua Trees? 

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Awesome booth goes to Gnome life records

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Awesome jacket award goes to this one "too tough to die" 

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Did it get dark already? 

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Line em up in the dry lake bed  

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I love the drsert

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And par-tays

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Next morning I headed to Vegas solo

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It's embarrassing that this post has so little to do with the actual reason I went out there. But look at this sign on Route 66! 

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Made it to margarita town

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Loners show in Vegas was great. This was my favorite find. Lee Jeans redesigned and made right here in the good 'ol USA

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This vest was pretty cool too.  

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#merika

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And this other vintage Mötley Crew tee-shirt-hoody

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Now guess where?... Yeah the steak house with Iron and Resin guys. Thanks! 

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Ok then I finished the show, got on the bike, rode seven hours back to Santa Barbara, loaded up the van, party with these guys back in SF  

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Head home to beautiful Gualala

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I mean c'mon

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Yew!

1 trip, 2 bikes, and 1,800 miles in December

Here's the lady's new ride.  All set to go now. The Sportster 48 with 15 miles on 'er for a very short time

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A little inspiration

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First stop SF garage club. 

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101 south to the Madonna Inn for some Chriatmas cheer

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Made it. 

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The #sportster48

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The place is right out of a jane austin novel (as if I would know what's like)

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The pool is also the jam

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Then we made it to Malibu and stayed with this little parrot named Rosie. Oh Rosie 

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Then took the long road they the high desert to Las Vegas... Got caught out in the 30 degree nightfall for about an hour and a half. Needless to say I didn't take any photos of that journey with my frozen fingers. But here we are the next mildly warm morning. 

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And then took a spin up to Red Rock canyon so I could pose for this photo. 

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And the roads are so sweet

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Then we rode the rides on top of the Stratusphere which have you hanging over the side 110 stories off the ground. It sucked I sware

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4K feet. 30 degrees 

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Made it to garage club south in Costa Mesa #rustangs #garageclub

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Happy new year

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Soaking up the last bit of 2014 rays

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See y'all next time so cal

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How to install fork boots on a dyna

Before the job, find a good place to tie down the back of the bike. 

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Like this will do...

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Then secure your handlebars and remove the front wheel. 

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Then remove the front break caliper

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Loosen the forks and slide that puppy off. Note: leave fender attached. 

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Slide those bad boys over the top

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Reinstall forks...

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Fairing...

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Wheel...

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And take those silly straps off

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And go for a ride dammit

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Breakdown Town

Nicole: We WERE headed to Auburn, but then this happened. First breakdown. Brett: "All I was doin' was ridin' it." Nicole: Yeah.

Nicole: Breakdown #2. 10 minutes later. Brett: All set and ready to hit all the skate parks between here and Auburn. Nicole:…dragging my 500lb. roller skates in tow too.

Nicole: Breakdown #2. 10 minutes later. Brett: All set and ready to hit all the skate parks between here and Auburn. Nicole:…dragging my 500lb. roller skates in tow too.

Brett: Temperatures are rising…. Nicole: Sexy beasts.

Brett: Temperatures are rising…. Nicole: Sexy beasts.

Nicole: Breakdown #3. So sick of this shit. 

Nicole: Breakdown #3. So sick of this shit. 

Brett: At this point, we decided to ditch her bike on Mountain View Road, and head to Boonville for sandwiches and beer.  Nicole: At this point, it's 100 degrees…. Brett: Black was such a bad choice.

Brett: At this point, we decided to ditch her bike on Mountain View Road, and head to Boonville for sandwiches and beer.  Nicole: At this point, it's 100 degrees…. Brett: Black was such a bad choice.

Nicole: …so we headed to the local Anderson valley Brewery. Brett: …for ice cold beer and air conditioning. Nicole: And cell phone reception.

Nicole: …so we headed to the local Anderson valley Brewery. Brett: …for ice cold beer and air conditioning. Nicole: And cell phone reception.

Brett: We get back to her bike and it starts! ….and then dies. Nicole: Breakdown #4…where I began singing "You Are the Wind Beneath My Wings" which did NOT help. Brett: The bike started again in about 10-20 minutes later, and made it another 5 miles. (No photographic evidence). Nicole: And then I coasted down to the bottom of the valley, and let it stay there. Hopped on Brett's skateboard setup and gave my ass a beating over the remaining 10 miles back to Manchester for help.

Brett: We get back to her bike and it starts! ….and then dies. Nicole: Breakdown #4…where I began singing "You Are the Wind Beneath My Wings" which did NOT help. Brett: The bike started again in about 10-20 minutes later, and made it another 5 miles. (No photographic evidence). Nicole: And then I coasted down to the bottom of the valley, and let it stay there. Hopped on Brett's skateboard setup and gave my ass a beating over the remaining 10 miles back to Manchester for help.

Brett: Begin RESCUE MISSION. Nicole: Jackson saves the day again.

Brett: Begin RESCUE MISSION. Nicole: Jackson saves the day again.

Brett: Arrived back at the scene and… Nicole: Thar she Blows! Fuckin bike.

Brett: Arrived back at the scene and… Nicole: Thar she Blows! Fuckin bike.

Nicole: How metaphorical. Brett: Yeah. Like the light on the hope of our saviour and the dark on that which shadows and taints our dreams. Nicole: Well put, Brett. 

Nicole: How metaphorical. Brett: Yeah. Like the light on the hope of our saviour and the dark on that which shadows and taints our dreams. Nicole: Well put, Brett. 

The finger.

The finger.

Brett: Made it back, but the bike went a little askew. Kind of a bumpy road.

Brett: Made it back, but the bike went a little askew. Kind of a bumpy road.

Pull!

Pull!

Brett: Now let's drink a bunch of these beers and…Nicole: ride SAFELY home after they've been diluted into our circulatory system. 

Brett: Now let's drink a bunch of these beers and…Nicole: ride SAFELY home after they've been diluted into our circulatory system. 

Dewds. Thanks Jackson H Somethingerrother

Dewds. Thanks Jackson H Somethingerrother