Sunday, January 31, 2016

Softail Workshop is Done...

I finally got the shed/workshop for the Softail where I want it now.

 Made some custom signs to go along with the ones I had before....

I added loft shelves on both ends. Wire shelving for my oil, filters and other stuff. Put in lighting and added an old stereo tuner and speakers so I have something to listen too while I work.

There is plenty of room for my tools and an air compressor. I'm measuring it out now to see if I will have room for a lift table that I can keep on it's side when I'm not using it.

I also added a solar battery charger and mounted it to the side of the shed and now I can keep the Softail charged and ready to go without spending any electricity to do it. It works like a charm. I tested with a volt meter and it keeps the battery topped of at 12.4 volts even after the last week of below freezing temps.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Softail Gets a New Home....

Haven't posted in a while. Same old, same old, getting bored with disc golf so I haven't played much.

I finally pulled the trigger on a new shed for the Softail. I still keep the Sportster in my room. I'd keep the Softail in the house too but it won't fit through the door.

Winter is coming and even if you cover your bike with tarps the constant sudden temp changes causes condensation on the bike under the tarp. That kills chrome faster than anything. The plan is to set up the shed as a work area. I'm installing some lights, shelves to take advantage of the high roof area and putting some peg board up. Hopefully have a lift table in there next year when it's time to put on some new tires.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Blue Skies, Cool Day...

I wasn't planning on a long ride today. But once I got going I ended up riding to Warrenton then taking 521 to Orlean and Hume. Then it was to Front Royal and south on Skyline.

Skyline was just about perfect today. The Fall colors were just starting to come in. It got pretty cool up there today but it was nice. The sky was a pure blue today.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Taking Care of my Baby

I haven't been up to much lately. But the winter is coming so it's time to do some maintenance on the Softail.

Changed the oil, primary & transmission fluids...

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Afternoon Ride

I took off late today but before I knew it I was on Skyline Drive. It was perfect weather for a ride up there. It was pretty cool up there I' glad I brought my jacket.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

1st Tournament in Forever

I was getting bored and hadn't been stupid enough to enter a disc golf tournament so I rode down to Ashland to the The Village Disc Golf Club and entered the River City Open.

The Village is not one of my favorite courses. There are very few birdie holes for a 840's rated player and this course can really throw your ass on the bogey train and take you directly suckville with no stops.

My goals were to actually finish both rounds and not DFL.

The morning round wasn't too bad. We started on 17 and started off with 2 pars. I almost had the birdie on the just about impossible #18 but I ended up with par which felt like a birdie. I did manage one Duce but a few missed par putts and a double bogey on 4 pretty much ruined that round. But it wasn't the worst score I've had here.

The afternoon round was going to be the tough one and it was. It felt like a disc golf death march. I was already tired from the morning round and the heat kicked up a notch during the afternoon. To the point I was sweating so much it looked like I was caught in the rain.

But I didn't fall apart like I usually do. I did have a couple of bad holes but I didn't DNF and I didn't DFL.

Saturday, August 08, 2015


The last week was very exhausting helping Dave get BYOB Garage ready for opening day. A lot of moving equipment around, organizing tool boxes and getting everything looking good.

BYOB Garage owner Dave Ellis and his wife Angela. 

The garage will be a local dealer of Amsoil products.

I arrived early to help out with last minute things and got the Sporty loaded on to a lift for a fluids change and overall mechanical inspection.

Not long after Tom rode in to work on his handle bars and replace a blown tube in his front tire.

I am really excited about the concept of this garage and I hope it catches on. It's so much nicer to be able to work on an elevated lift and not be all sore and cramped from sitting on the floor all day.