Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tom and Born Free.

Not much I can add to this. Amazing! Scott nailed it. Tom is a legend. Born Free is this weekend.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Issue 56 - TheCycle Zombies Issue. Out Now.

Brought to you in association with the Cycle Zombies. Chock a block full of cool bikes, sexy people and stunning photography. The print smells really good too. Also in this issue you will find the very first print version of Bleached magazine.
This issue is dedicated to our close friend Larry Pierce from Garage Co Customs in Alabama, who passed away just before we went to print. RIP brother, you will be sadly missed.

Todd Blubaugh has pretty much lived on this motorcycle for 2 years. He has put so many miles zig-zagging his way across America he can't even tell us how many it is. On his journey he visited many family and friends...and made lots of new ones along the way.
Photo: Brian Bowen Smith.

Have you ever seen a sexier CX500? Nope, neither have we.
Photo: Path Thirteen.

Michael Barragan is a very good friend. He recently scraped me off the road and took my bike home after I wrecked on Hollywood Blvd.
Photo: Cassandra Wages.

Taylor is part of the Stopnik family and has this righteous 1977 HD Shovelhead chopper.
Pic: Drew Martin.

The Cycle Zombies. Surfing, skating, riding choppers is a lifestyle for them, not a hobby.
A proper family with good values and great style!

"Anyone can make a Panhead look good. They look good straight from the factory that's why! Unbolt a few parts, add a wassell tank and wham! Making an Evo sporty look sexy and stylish, now that's a little harder and takes someone with a good eye and talent!"
Me - June 2014.
Pic: Troy Critchlow.

Robins 80 Inch Knucklehead by Nicke Svensson.

Sportster Knee: An overextended knee caused by attempting to kick start an Ironhead Sportster. A bike that was notorious for high compression, and kicking back when attempting to start. Young punks these days don't know how good they got it, and shouldn't knock anyone who's ever owned an old XLCH. 
Photo: Scott Toepfer

When he's not surfing, skating or clowning, he is posing in photography studios on his bike.
Scotty Stopnik and his '69 Gen-Shovel.
Photo: Derek Bahn.

BSA = Bloody Sore Arse. 
Alan's 1947 XB.

Analog Run - 2013.

Mark Choiniere does us proud as always with these great shots of Damon and his Evo Sporty.
Photo: Mark Choiniere.

His nickname is 'David'.
Photo: Jack Belli.

3rd and final part of 'How to make a gas tank' by Mullins Chain Drive.
Pic: Ken Nagahara.

These birds are not mingers.
Photo: Mandy Lyn.

Our mate Fynn is a bad MoFo. He rides this fantastic Shovelhead chopper in Germany where it is totally illegal to do so, and he is the singer/guitar player in the mighty 'Picturebooks'. Not only that but look how good looking he is with that beard!

Available right H E R E!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Dice # 56, The Cycle Zombies Issue Special Collectors Pack.

The new Dice, # 56 Cycle Zombies issue Special Collectors pack will be available tomorrow, Tuesday June 24th at 9 am pacific Standard time USA from our online store. The Cycle Zombies crew got together for a day of backyard watch making in their California home. Teaming up with Electric, they hand dyed 50 watch bands and then attached the Electric FW01 watch face. The result is 50 high quality, one of a kind pieces. No two straps are alike. All bands/watches are numbered and will not be repeated. Of course you also get a copy of our latest issue too. Lovely!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wheels And Waves Exhibition Set Up Day. Biarritz, France.

Last weekend saw the 5th Wheels and Waves event in the town of Biarritz on the French south west coast, the town is only but a stones throw from the Spanish border. Its a great place, all sort of 1920's Agatha Christie French Riviera. Add a healthy surf culture to the mix and you have a unique and interesting town. The show takes place over 4 days, there is an art and motorcycle exhibition in an amazing building that saw some late night parties too. Some very rare, exotic machinery was loaned out by the BMW museum too. Over on the other side of Biarritz is a lighthouse, this was the main meeting place for the two big rides of the weekend. It was also where the vendors were located along with late night music and again, more partying. Both places were open to public over the 4 days. Thursday was the informal surf contest, boards were loaned out and a lot of people got involved. Friday was a 50km ride out to the nearest mountain over the Spanish border. The organisers, Vincent and his bike club, The Southsiders, managed to get permission to close down a half mile section of mountain road for 5 hours next to some old ruins. That's where the racing took place, it was a great spectacle. 2 bikes at a time raced the far from straight road in a sort of drag/street competition. They managed to get a dj up there too with a PA who played records out of his modified VW bus. Throw in free beers and a BBQ and you had the perfect afternoon. Saturday was the 250km ride out over yet more stunning mountain roads in France and again Spain. A very relaxed day if you don't count some sections of road that where pretty challenging, I was very kindly loaned a Guzzi Eldorado for the time I was there, a great machine for sure but it didn't like to be pushed around the twistys too much. So much fun it was. One or two gits on Cafe racers cutting you off on tight bends too was not cool either, dicks, However, apart from that it was yet another perfect day with no particular time to be anywhere. The final icing on the cake on the Sunday was a free brunch in a bar/cafe around a pool in the sunshine. Man, what a fantastic time it was. More pics coming soon.