Hope it not lost today it is found.

I remember when the first Star Wars came out. My dad took me.

Watergate and the Vietnam war was behind us, and the nation was looking for something.   The pulse of America was that we’d lost…. something.

I see it now. people are looking for something.  Maybe a good vs. Evil thing.    I don’t know.

It’s just Star Wars.   But its selling out theaters, even before its released.

I see it at work;  Millennials are looking for something.  You can only sit and judge something on Facebook for so long.    They live in a world where they haven’t had to had to push anything uphill.

History, will repeat itself.

America, will pull Through.


Gentle on my mind

Watched a Glen Campbell documentary this weekend on Netflix.

Great song, from a guy who was a killer session guitarist, a beach boy at one time, and a consummate songwriter in a rite all of his own.      Its been in my head all day.




My old friend, my blog.

Its a friday.   Ever been royally pissed off because someone else was stupid?   yeah, i’m there.


Stupid is such a relative term.   People vary in stupidity.   On this level,  I gotta think this guy is stupid level 5.   I’ve seen way stupider, and yet I’m pissed off level 10.

This won’t last long.    Hell, typing this out has dropped it to level 9 or maybe 8.

one sec….

Yeah, its at a 4 now.

Fucking idiot.

Thanks for bearing with me.



Going to the End of the LIne

Great song, great message.    That is, if you know who this band is made up of, where they’ve been.   We’ve all experienced something.     Ever been to the end of the line?


First Day off

First real day off since I got back from the tour last Sunday.   Its pretty nice.  Had a good week of sales at work, the mind is a little more open, and now I’ve got a whole day to just fuck off.   I love days when  you can just fuck off.

The ride was a blast.   Leading it was a blast, and we had a great crew.    These guys were experienced riders and they made the job easy.   I think everyone had fun.

I think I love Indian Motorcycles.    I may end up switching teams.   The bike they gave me was the best bike I’ve ever ridden methinks.   No comparison.

I’m still gathering pictures from everyone, and I’ll make a blog post about it.    All in all, I’d ride with these guys anywhere.    Just a good group.  3200 miles of riding, 5k in all.   Saw some cool things, and learned a few things about easy rider.

The documentary crew were extremely great to work with.      They made the trip fun.    I can’t wait to see what they come up with, and how it all fleshes out.

Did I say it was nice to have a day off?




Easy Rider Tour #2

The tour is over. It  has been, since 2 nights ago.   I’m hanging out in an El Paso Texas motel room now.   I have 2 more days to get to Hawthorne California, clean out my van and head home.

I hope these guys had a good time.   I think they did.   I know I did.

I can say this:  the view is a lot different from the captains chair.

I’m still digesting it.

Easy Rider on a 62 Panhead Hardtail

Got an email this weekend from a guy who’s done the trip once, and is doing it again on a 62′ Panhead Hardtail.     Thats hardcore.   Not even Fonda and Hopper can claim they Rode the whole route like that.    Very Cool, and thanks for the pics Mike!

“I followed your map in 2012 and rode from Ballarat to NOLA. It was a great trip. I plan on doing it again from PA in 2019 for the 50th anniversary of the release of the movie on a 62′ Panhead hardtail.”

62 Panhead Hardtail 62 Panhead Hardtail 2

Love it.    If you’ve done the route, got a picture or just got a bitchen old bike to show off I’d love to see em!  Email alan@mrzip66.com