Thursday, December 27, 2012

In case you haven't seen it

Apparently an old episode that I saw for the first time last night, if you haven't seen it it's pretty damn funny.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


in case you were wondering you can now buy all your outlaw chopper fashion supplies at a mall store near you:

Friday, December 21, 2012

He gets it.

And we hope you get yours.

Merry Christmas from the folks at 50WT.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

175R16 Austone Taxi Blackwall

Yeah...a 16" 5.5" wide car tire, the kind that would fit on the back of a shovel. People who have never done it claim you will die immediately if you run a car tire on a bike; you'll go into a turn and just explode in flames. The Goldwing and Harley guys over at (where they specialize in such things) feel differently. The shovel wears them all square anyway, so why not get car mileage in the meantime?
I'm dying to try it out. Just don't ride behind me if I do it, mmmkay?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Cellulose Gum Love

  1. This 39 ingredient snack cake paid the bills for the Good Captain's household for over 20 years.  RIP Twinkie the Kid, Captain Cupcake, Fruitpie the Magician and all you other bit players.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012


These seem sketchy, right? And I hope to hell the last one is a photochop

Concord coffee

Sport bike demo days, good times, Dan is keeping it real with the american iron and the break down.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Guess why...

... I really like this city.  It's not the weed or prostitutes, wise-asses.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

Ride to the Cape with my new Japanese friend

Photobucket Every year around this time I threaten to anyone that will listen that I am going to tear down my Pan^Shovel and sell the motor and trans. Usually my busy time or dumb little things like pacemakers get in the way and the bike comes out of winter hibernation looking much the same. This year on our gay ol' ferry ride back from hipster world I made the threat, sell off the 1951 motor and trans, buy a "commuter" and build my '72. Well one text led to another and in less then a week my bike was stripped down and Mr Cutler had himself a new motor and trans. Which leads me to my new Japanese friend, his name is 2001 Kawasaki ZRX1200r, and he comes from Japan thru Hill, NH. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Now that's-a big-a pizza pie

Some kinda wheel alchemy going on down at Zach's shop...(I even stole the pic from him.) That rake in the trees isn't an illusion, it's all for real.

Needs a knobby, I think.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

keene koffin

scored this killer tank at keene while you guys were having all the fun in brooklyn.  just what i was looking for.  12 gauge steel and solid as a rock.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

I know you're tired of hearing me say it...

but I love this thing by Walt Siegl. British inspired look with American powerplant. The idea, design and execution are just amazing...and it has a starter!

As a side new best sounding thing in the world? Gregg's Paul Smart Ducati.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Worse ways to spend 7 minutes

Check out this brain teaser.

Alright, after a damp GR6 I parked the shovel pending some maintenance. I pulled the kicker cover to check a noise out and ended up replacing the kicker gear while I was in there. No other weirdness was found, throwout bearing was in good shape so back together it went.
Upon reassembly, I find the clutch won't disengage. Clutch pushrod works fine, throws the pressure plate out nicely, but with clutch pedal down the kicker still turns the motor over. Naturally I think I screwed reassembly up, "last thing you did" and all that so apart it came. Twice. No joy.

Out of ideas, I decide check out the clutch side of things...and this is what I found. Several plates stuck together by some sort of unholy invincible chemical/mechanical bond.
stuck were they? Enough to stall a shovel when dropped into 1st.

They pried apart okay and will work for now but I think I'll be ordering up a new set of plates this week...

Monday, September 10, 2012

Could of been worse

Bike ran like a champ all weekend, but decides to die on my way to work today, lucky to have an understanding wife.

Captain and Tennille

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Best of intentions

To take many pictures this weekend, but my camera lost a battle with the road. All around excellent weekend, Walter puts on a great event. The Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh is well worth the trip, truly overwhelming the amount of bikes they have, one stolen pic of the garbage wagons. I think the rest of the idiots may have taken more pictures. Speaking of idiots, we have a new idiot, all 5 readers please say hi to Jason.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Friday, August 31, 2012

GR 6

One week from today. Go or kittens will die!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tony...put to good use.

I bet that's nice to have on in the Florida heat & humidity.

I love how everyone else looks all deadly serious and cop-like...then there he is.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Valve Replacement Surgery.

250 mile ride out in Western Mass, no problems.
The very next day I go to start the bike and it's only running on one cylinder. Some forensics revealed I bent an exhaust valve and it took the guide with it...??
New guide, plus new valves put in by a local shop & I'm back on the road.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Self conscious about my size.

New 3.3 gallon Mustang, with reserve petcock!

Monday, July 30, 2012

I enjoy these.

Rosemary Butter Cookies.
Ganked from Martha Stewart. Hope she doesn't cut a brotha.
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup fine sanding sugar


  • Put butter and granulated sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Mix in whole egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add flour, rosemary, and salt, and mix until combined.
  • Halve dough; shape each half into a log. Place each log on a 12-by-16-inch sheet of parchment. Roll in parchment to 1 1/2 inches in diameter, pressing a ruler along edge of parchment at each turn to narrow log. Transfer to paper-towel tubes to hold shape, and freeze until firm, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375. Brush each log with egg white; roll in sanding sugar. Cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Space 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment. Bake until edges are golden, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks. Store in airtight containers at room temperature up to 3 days.
  • Friday, July 27, 2012

    Monday, July 23, 2012

    My plate is full

    Nice new Super B throttle plate. Yes, I did put the screws in before putting it back on the bike...

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012