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!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

That's a wrap! BF6!

Born Free 6 has come and gone. It seems like this slow moving train around December then by the time June hits it's barreling down the tracks and woosh! It's gone.  Best show on the planet, hands down. Mike, Grant, Chris and the rest of the crew just knocked it out of the park. I'm very proud to have been part of the show, not to mention deeply honored to be and invited builder 4 years running.
Kimmy came out Sunday to help in the booth and to cause trouble. Thanks Kimmy!
I did not take a lot of pictures, I'm sure the net is flooded with them. But here are a few.
Hanging at the Cro Customs BF6 headquarters. Andrea saved my but and was a huge help! Thank you.
The Justin Bieber of choppers, or is it Brad Pitt?
So cool to see my part gracing some amazing bikes! Jordan's Knuck was beautiful.

Tom Fugle!

Trent's killer shovel with the Cro's Nest.

The Show Class People's Champ bikes were stellar as well.
The complete story of Uncle Sam's Ressurection is still in the works and I will post a full breakdown on that soon. I still have some video to edit as well.

For now, I'd like to that the following friends and sponsors for your loyal support and encouragement.

Mike and Grant from Born Free
Ink Fx Print and Supply Company
Bill and Harold from Biltwell
Brandon Casquillo from Mullins Chain Drive
Kurt Morrow from Morrow Vintage Customs
Cole Foster from Salinas Boys
Danny Silva from Crazy Heart Leather Goods
Kevin Moore
Gilby Clarke
Simon Watts
Michael Lowney from Harley Davidson
Eric from Antigravity Batteries
Tony and Ruben from GTL
T. Markus Paint
Jack from Balistec Auto Works

More to come, for now I ride!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cro Customs Shop T BLACK!!!
I have a limited run of this T in BLACK!! They will not be available at Born Free or anywhere else, only through me and online. Get them while they last!  They ship next week.