Monday, June 29, 2009

I can't believe one of my current biggest pains-in-the-ass is trying to get 220 in my garage for my welder.

Double Dipsea

Lori and I volunteered at the Double Dipsea trail race Saturday up in Stinson Beach. It's a hellacious 13.1 mile round trip trail run. We worked Insult Hill with Richard Pon, a pretty well known runner in the area, and 2 guys Farley and Eric. Insult Hill is the first aid staion on the course at 1.5 miles in, and the last one on the way out. We had water and an electrolyte drink for runners, plus ice, salt, and all the other things they could need. There were almost 500 runners, staggered by age and gender. On the way in everyone seemed so happy and energized. And on the way back, after the leaders of the pack went through, it was like watching a beaten army return from battle. Some were staggering, walking sideways, panting, on the verge of death. I worked the ice bucket station on the way back pouring ice cold water on runners who wanted it. The whole day was amazing and a total blast.


One of the people who showed up to help was Harry Cordellos, a completely blind runner. He's run the Double Dipsea 18 times, and done over 150 marathons.

"There have been movies about the Dipsea (Rob Nilsson’s 1986 indie hit On the Edge, starring real-life Dipsea runner Bruce Dern, as well as Drow Millar’s documentary on Jack Kirk and another by Ray Gatchalian on Harry Cordellos, a blind man who ran the Dipsea several times in the 1970s and ’80s); a Miss Dipsea from 1965-70, whose duties included firing the starting gun, riding to Stinson in a limo and kissing the winners; a 14.2-mile Double Dipsea, which starts (and ends) at Stinson; even an unbelievable Quadruple Dipsea, which has been completed by (among others) 77-year-old Mike Tselentis."


Here's Harry in the orange vest

Here's some more info about Harry

Saturday, June 27, 2009

A little progress

Got my rear Avon MKII on, forks removed, some other things. Taking shape.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Thrash it

The Two Timin' Hussies played the old Thrasher warehouse during a bmx ramp jam on Sunday. I forgot how dirty and stinky the bmx crowd is. And how old I am now.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Awww yeh

Selling a motorcycle for stuff you need rocks.
Workshop porn...

Roses are red, welders are blue

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

Tonga Room

Lori and I, and our friends hit the Tonga Room in San Francisco last Saturday. We'd been wanting to check the place out for a while, since hearing it might be closed down. I got all spiffied up in a jacket and fedora, and Lori got all dolled up. The place was very cool. Old school tiki restaurant with a pool in the center. But overall, i was pretty unimpressed. The food was just so horrible AND expensive. It was so bad it made me sign up on Yelp to write a review:


Luka at the dog park


Last night we made a sweet homemade wheat crust, with a balsamic vinegar and olive oil sauce, with parmesan garlic chicken. If I could do it over again, I'd cut the dough recipe in half to make it thinner and prebake the crust longer, but damn it was pretty tasty. Very filling. Carb over load.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Food Sex

Lori surprised me with a delicious dinner tonight of pasta and a cajun shrimp and baby scallop cream sauce. Holy shit so good. It's definitely going on the Repeat Menu. This just sealed the whole marriage deal. Right here. Make me this food once in a while and you'll never have to pick up dog poop or make your own coffee in the morning ever again.

awwww yeh, bow chick-a bow bow

Monday, June 8, 2009

Here we go a Wassel'n

I found one. An original Wassel ducktail ribbed fender. I think it's original, the paint seems old enough, but I haven't found any serial numbers or anything yet. The repops for these cost $140-180. I got this one for half that. I'm also picking up an oxy/acetylene torch kit. And soon a MIG welder. So i can finally get back into the action!

Oh yeh, I ran 6 miles for the first time today.

Friday, June 5, 2009


Sold my 1977 Yamaha RD400 last night. I wouldn't have minded hanging onto it, but soemtimes you got to let em go. I sold it so I can start looking for a MIG welder and a torch so I can continue to work on my Triumph. That bike had my very first weld, the first fiberglass, and first paint job I ever did on it. Ouvua'!