On Saturday, the CrossMembers Hot Rod Fellowship held their Third Annual Rod & Kustom BBQ at the Restoration Life Christian Church in Lawndale. This was a fundraising event with a car and bike show, [outstanding] live music, and a barbecue. In addition there were a few vendors there and they held a raffle with 100% of the proceeds going to Hands of Hope: Mission Ethiopia. Hands of Hope: Mission Ethiopia provides water purification and well digging services as well as humanitarian relief to the Afar people of Ethiopia. They are attempting to raise $40,000 to purchase a new hydraulic well digging rig which will reach a depth of 300 feet to access clean water far beneath the surface. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 973-5059.
I had been informed about the event because of my association with the Original Sinner Motorcycle Club’s Meetup group, the Original Sinners Riding Club. If you ride and are looking for some people to ride with, you should check them out. Bikes of every style are welcomed; this is not part of the motorcycle club, so if you do not want to wear a patch, that is not an issue. After checking out the car and bike show we headed up to Point Fermin and met up with the Sinners at Walker’s Cafe, a popular location overlooking the Palos Verdes Peninsula coastline. I used the opportunity to take two bikes out on the same day; it was a good day. Continue reading
These photos were taken at Bartels’ Harley-Davidson last night at their Bike Night. Since many riders are off at Sturgis, Bartels’ had their own mini-Sturgis in their parking lot; which if you closed your eyes and imagined, it was pretty close. There was live music, pretty girls, food, too many cars and it was hot (well, in the beginning; it was a nice ride home. The theme of the evening was to show off your bobber. While my 2006 Night Train is not exactly a bobber in the truest sense of the word, I entered into the contest anyway. I did not place.
I have been doing business with Bartels’ H-D since 1986 when they were tucked in a corner under the Santa Monica Freeway. Today they have a huge facility in Marina del Rey and still provide the kind of service that they have long been known for. If you are looking for a good deal on a nice bike, I have to suggest the dealer of the stars, Bartels’ H-D. Tell them I sent you. Continue reading
I have to be honest with myself and admit there is no way I am ever going to update Project365 every day. If I update weekly, then I can put up other pictures and videos that I have not had time for. Let’s try that.
Thursday, I headed over to sign my tax returns to get e-filed. It was sunny out, so I took the Night Train. Turned out it was a lot colder than it looked. Day 83.
Friday I got a new memory card for my backup camera. Since it was nice out, Buddy and I went outside to test it out. Day 84 of Project365 shows tinted windows make a nice backdrop for pictures.Continue reading