Thursday, September 18, 2014

Analog Run Tentative Schedule

The Analog Run 2014 is fast approaching. Below is the tentative schedule.

Oct. 10th  The Run 
Ride to Lake Lopez, Arroyo Grande California,  Camp

People will be riding from all different directions so there is no "official" meeting place or route. The sponsors and organizers will be riding the 33 hwy through Ojai  to the 166 then up 101 to Lake Lopez.
We should be arriving at Lopez in late afternoon. The sponsor camp site is Campabello group site. You are welcome to come hang out. If you want to camp, you will have to make your own arrangements.

We should have plenty of refreshments from our friends at Firestone. We have made it a point to support local business and we will be enjoying 805 Beer.

At our group site we are having food brought in from another local business Old San Luis BBQ. The food is for sponsors and friends ONLY!! If you are at our site during this time, please respect that.

Camp site gathering, hang, enjoy 805, some tunes and leave your cell phone in your tent.

Oct. 11th Motorcycle Gathering The Union Hotel, Los Alamos Ca.
362 Bell St, Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-2744

We will be taking a canyon ride from Lopez to The Union. 

If you cant make the run on the 10th, please come up and hang with us at The Union for The Motorcycle Gathering.

Noon till 6pm ish. Parking in front of Hotel is reserved for bikes only,  we will be taking over the rear patio with bike parking as well. There will be a bike show with awards for first, second and third. Any bike parked at the Union is eligible and it is free entry. 

We have awards and raffle prizes from Antigravity Batteries, Biltwell, Crazy Heart Leather, Show Class Mag. Dice Mag. Ink Fx, Harley Davidson and many others.

Horseshoe Tournament: 1pm to 4pm. ( Teams of 2, sign up cut off at 1:30, play to 6 ) 
Bike Awards and Raffle at 5pm.
Group photograph at the magic hour in front of the Union Hotel.  (Elvis Castillo will be taking film shots.)

Of course this is all subject to change as we are trying to keep things loose. 

If you want to explore and ride the area on the 11th, then return to the Union later, we encourage that. is also going on if you'd like to check that out.

Leave your cell phone in your saddle bag, pocket or in your room. This is a "social media blackout event" Talk to your friends, meet new ones, have a great time! We can share all the stories when all is said and done. While there are no digital or iPhone police, we are asking that you get in the spirit of the event.

The Union Hotel is booked solid, but there are rooms available at The Alamo across the street. Book now.  

Alamo Motel
425 Bell St
Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-2852
 Oct 12th : RIDE!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Las Vegas Oct 2 thru 5th

Oct 2 - 5th, I'll be at Las Vegas Bike Fest. I'm honored to have been invited to be part of the Artistry in Iron portion of the show. I'll have Yang and Uncle Sam with me. Please stop by and say hello!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Westwood Lake Miami Late 70s

In this one image are so many stories of my childhood. Westwood Lake Miami circa 77

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Personal Time

I decided to spend a lot of personal time with my bike. The journey to bring it back has been an emotional one. I wanted to get settled in, if you will, before diluting Uncle Sam's meaning by blasting images all over the net. When it's good and dirty, I'll post a full break down. Pic by Mark Kawakami of Joyrides.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Street Gliding Bend Oregon

There is nothing like the experience of riding a hand built vintage chop and nothing can compare to that, but I'm not an elitist, nor do I take a hard bent on style, type or model of bike a person rides. I only look at the person and the miles they lay down. There is nothing more boring than riding in a pack of cats with the same exact bike no matter what style. Different bikes offer different experiences and if you are fortunate enough to have some variety on 2 wheels, that is all kinds of good.

Last week I spent several days riding around the Bend Oregon area. I didn't want to get off the bike.

This is my second trip with The Street Glide, thanks to the generous folks at Harley Davidson for allowing me to abuse the bike. The Street Glide is such an easy bike to ride, especially given it's size and weight. The 103" rubber mounted motor just barrels down the road effortlessly. 6 speeds! Cruise control, killer sound system. How many times have you done 90mph ( ok, I wasn't really speeding folks at HD, just embellishing a little ), listening to Theolonis Monk, via my Iphone plugged in to the infotainment system?!

 The infotaiment system is addicting. I loved the POI feature. I just searched for places, pressed go, and followed the map. Such an amazing tool to discover new rides and locations. I want to build a bike with one of these!!

 The folks at Wildhorse Harley in Bend were awesome and laughed at my stupid jokes.

                    If you find yourself in Bend or anywhere for that matter, do yourself a favor and go rent Street Glide!

Thursday, July 24, 2014


The Analog Run and Motorcycle Gathering is taking shape. Some very kind and generous sponsors have jumped on board to help out. I'll have more details on the event in the coming weeks. Make your plans now!!!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

Cro Customs Shop Apron
I'm very proud of this apron and it's now available for sale in The Cro's Nest Trading Post. This is a result of a collaboration with Ontario California based, Ink Fx Corp. The apron is designed to my specs and it is all hand made right here in California USA! I wear this every day in my shop and I love it. It's exeptionally made, durable, and very functional. From metal fab, wrenching, to wood work or whatever craft you enjoy, this apron covers the bases. I'm very proud to have the Cro Customs name on it. Please support American made products and American craftsman!