Thursday, April 27, 2006

Day off, thursday

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM, fishing very very good today

Sunday, April 23, 2006

The Gorge

Joined a couple friends today for a small road trip through the Columbia river gorge. It was a blast, but very windy. At one point, crossing the 205 bridge into Washington, my bike was getting blown around so badly, I thought it was going to come out from under me. I really had to concentrate to keep it on the road, not good.
We hit highway 14 and wound our way through the gorge, sometimes 100's of feet above the river. It was an awesome ride with great views. I did my best to keep up with Brad and his Ducati to no avail, he is quite the rider. Cristi and I were content winding through the woods at a Harley's pace.
We crossed the Bridge of the gods and stopped for a quick bite in Cascade Locks. On the way home, we detoured onto the Historical Highway and wound our way past waterfalls and up to the Crown Point. From here you can see nearly the entire gorge. If you have ever seen the movie the Bandits, after they robbed the bank they rendezvoused there. Very nice. I grabbed a couple shots while we were parked up there.
On the way home we stopped by a friends house for a coke and than hit the traffic home. All in all, it was about 140 miles. It was a pleasure riding with you guys, let's do it again sometime.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Now that........

Now that I have this bike, I often find myself taking the long way home.......

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Option B

When the Willamette river becomes the only option I am at a stand still. I hate the Willamette, sure they catch a lot of fish in there but I don't! Every time I fish it, I feel like I am wasting my time. And if you feel you are wasting your time, you don't fish right and your mind is constantly somewhere else, not good for fishing. I don't even know why I feel that way (other then my lack of success in there), maybe it is the surroundings, the other boats, the lack of my beloved hog line, idunno! But it gets me down every time and I end up with a real bad attitude from the time we shove off. Than the states go ahead and close down the river I do like to fish, and the Willamette becomes the obvious option. YUCK!

I am going to the channel next to see if I can find my way again.............


That was a drought

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Wednesday off

Ima go fishin tomorrow

Saturday, April 15, 2006


UFC 59 tonight..........



Rain rain go away.........

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


I got 99 problems but a bitch aint one!

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Scared straight

Man was I scared yesterday. I have been riding the ole black and tan to work lately. Been super nice to do, and I feel like the world is my oyster.

I was cruisin the Sylvan at about 50 and the bike lost power, but only briefly. It regained it's momentum pretty quick. Kinda got me thinking........well I rolled down Canyon and hit the first light. I smelled burning oil. Next light, I was engulfed in smoke! Smoke from my bike! Next light even worse. Man what happened? The oil cap rattle loose?
I got to the bottom of the hill and took a look, there was oil all over my oil bag and pipes. I limped into a parking lot, and shut her down. Close inspection showed that the oil was coming from the engine, not the oil bag. That ain't good. I figured I had somehow blown the top seals..........crap what have I done. After letting it cool, the bike and my temper, I rode it the rest of the way home. I could look down and see the oil squirting out onto my pipes, man what a smell.

I got up this morning, pretty depressed. I didn't wanna go out there and completely disassemble the bike to get the engine out. I put it off, played some PS2, surfed some net, kicked walls. I went out this afternoon, and cleaned all the oil and mess off the engine and pipes and started it up. I watched closely, keeping the rpms up. The oil was coming from around the bolts that hold the rocker boxes on. I put a wrench to it and sure enough it was loose. I tightened it down, and checked the others. Out of 12, like 8 were loose. I gave them all about 15 ft lbs of torque and cleaned up again. Went for a short ride, no problems whatsoever. Back in business. I am glad I checked before tearing apart that bike, that would not be an easy task................

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Let's try it

Bike is done, it is raining, so I decided to try this thing everyone is calling "springer fishing".
Hit the water at 0700, lol, and got our troll on for awhile. Than we went up to an old favorite and dropped the anchor. Lots of stories and hot coffee later, we were 2 for 5. We even got to do battle with a 400 lb sea lion. Somebody please start shooting those things.

Good times!

Sunday, April 02, 2006


gimme a break...

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Not impressed

I have been waiting for a few months now to attend the Portland Easyriders show. Why??????? There were only a handful of bikes on display, I did not see any celebrity builders like I wanted to. I just wasn't that impressed. Lots of old guys walking around in leather chaps, rather than the black suits and ties they normally wear.

Here is a picture of one of Indian Larry's bikes on display. Pretty darn cool bike.

This bike stole the show for me, at least for the few bikes that were there. Reminiscent of the Matt Hotch V Lux. Very cool.

There were 3 Venoms in the show, I was happy to see that.
Overall, overpriced, unimpressed, and somewhat boring.
Lesson learned, I am not a biker.