Friday, September 30, 2011


poor fucker came back to work on these beauties

750 PUTT


Thursday, September 29, 2011


I said goodbye to my beautiful family and headed off to NYC to have an affair with an '81 FXE... she was sweet as and a keeper but true to my previous post about passing it forward I have done the necessary and passed it on to a friend in Sweden who was looking for this exact model and was born in '81 [bastard].

Now that gives me the need for a project.... I couldn't chop up that shovel, too unfucked with.
In the States I met Caleb and JD from Culver City. They have their own style going on - all up and not so much out, JDs is the one with the paint. In my opinion they were the best riding bikes in Brooklyn.
Caleb rode with us down south and I got to see him firing though the winding roads on his dry build bike - it tracked beautifully, no doubt Caleb can ride but still whatever geometry he has got in that thing let him push hard round the corners.
Anyone interested in selling me a 68 FLH project get in so I can get a bit of Culver City.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ride it

Pic by the Belgian Widow.

Fwd: Even in the sunshine it only pours when it rains.

Thank god you were alone this time..

Sent on the move.

Begin forwarded message:

From: MacGyver
Date: 28 September 2011 07:29:51 PM GMT+01:00
To: Renshaw
Subject: Even in the sunshine it only pours when it rains.

Went for a burn with my newly fitted Mag only to have my clutch cable snap ! Long road that Chertsey.

Sent from my iPhone


From the Man

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tech tips

What happened? I never heard about it?
Did the AeeeeRabs take yerrr nuts?
For those of you in Europe this is a detail for a flush mounted bookshelf in a flat for a Russian, 1 1/4 angle for us. In the home of the brave it's a published article.
$7.99? wtf? ftwats..
C'mon fellas, keep your house In order.
Comments on Texas toast please.

Ps your smile is the highlight of my day.

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Travelier

Thanks Walter, the Travelier, purveyor of Kickstart Cycle Supply, fastest sidevalve racer on the east coast and top boy.
See you in the UK soon on your '67..


150 miles into the return to new jersey the gasket blew on the rear cylinder of the fxe down to a head bolt backing out.
 The gas coming out of the motor set fire to the wiring and bits under our backsides.. Toshi and I smothered it and all fine except the lack of a shovelhead gasket, on a Sunday.
We pushed the bike over to a motel and helped by their wifi set about finding a way to get us and the bike to NJ in time to catch our plane home.
Since I had enough tools and the HD wizard with me we could fix it there so I rang all local independent bike shops for a gasket with no answer. I got an email from a new friend and biker, Mike in Floyd Va suggesting places to call, again no joy.  I then rang budget etc for a van but same until I rang Jen at Jennings Auto in Staunton, Va. She was in work picking up something with her kids.
10mins later she came and collected me, hired me the uhaul truck, showed me where wal mart was to get dome ratchet straps and lent me a ramp.
By the time I got back to tosh & the bike Jen was there with her husband to help load the bike and collect the ramp to save us taking it back to the shop.

Real American generosity & hospitality from strangers.

In her shop I saw a card about 'paying it forward' so this episode puts me at -3 favours.

We may not be riding but this is all part of the beauty of riding across foreign countries on old bikes. Without fail people come and help with no other intention but to give. 

I looked up paying it forward... This is Anglo American Ben Franklins take on it in 1784:

I do not pretend to give such a Sum; I only lend it to you. When you [...] meet with another honest Man in similar Distress, you must pay me by lending this Sum to him; enjoining him to discharge the Debt by a like operation, when he shall be able, and shall meet with another opportunity. I hope it may thus go thro' many hands, before it meets with a Knave that will stop its Progress. This is a trick of mine for doing a deal of good with a little money.

I love the FXE, the old hippy (his words) I bought it from was true in all he said about the bike and I turned up in Brooklyn, got drunk and (when sober) rode down the blue ridge parkway on it. It started first kick and doesn't leak oil, 
In fact, after the roads we took down to NC, I don't blame the bike for failing to proceed on interstate 81 when it can relax in the back of a van instead of slogging up the trunk roads.

What a great trip, I had a real good cheeseburger at 5 guys and I'm knackered..

If you need anything, ask.
Otherwise ride.

Sent on the move.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


If you don't ride then you don't.

Sweet Carolina

The second photo is probably the best photo ever taken on an iPhone. The bride is probably the second hottest bride ever. Congratulations from 22.5 bricks, it's been real fun and it's only just begun. WWNWW

Brett, NJ shovelboogie

Friday, September 23, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Sent on the move.


I am Tabley Dacoury,I got your contact from the internet,can you please reply this message.I have something important I will like to discuss with you
Thank you
Tabley Dacoury

United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC)

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This decision was made two months before the resolution of the first instalment of claims before the Commission.

The Federal Government of Nigeria under the ministry of finance with world bank and IMF(INTERNATIONAL MONETORY FUND)UNITED NATIONS Has adopted this adminstrative measure owing to various complain/pertitions received from beneficiary owning to the delays in receiving their Contract/Inheritance/ Gambling/ Lottery Fund as expected.

As stated in the Secretary-General's report of 2 May 2006,it was anticipated that the value of approved awards would far exceed the resources available in the Compensation Fund at any given time.

The Governing Council therefore devised a mechanism for the allocation of available funds to successful claimants that gave priority to the three urgent categories of claims and which, within each category, would give equal treatment to similarly situated claims. Only when each successful claimant in categories "A","B"and "C" had been paid an initial amount up to US$2,500 would payments commence for claims in other categories. Accordingly,the first phase of payment involved an initial payment of US$2,500 to each successful individual claimant in categories "A" and "C".

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Regards Ban Ki-Moon.

(UN Secretary-General)


Monday, September 19, 2011


Hello My Dear
How are you ?

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