My coverage of last night’s Harley-Davidson “For the Love of Lids” art show at Mary’s in Newtown is now up on Zen Garage. Was an amazing night hanging out with great people, great art, bikes, music, fried chicken, burgers and booze!
PS: The show ends on the 30th of this month, so be sure to drop into Mary’s Newtown (Mary St.) before it ends!
Group shot of all the Artists.
TJ Guzzardi’s helmet. So glad to have met this guy, he’s amazing (we featured him a while back).
Ben Brown’s wild piece. I’ve know of Ben’s work for YEARS. So glad to finally meet this guy too!
Nanami’s piece on the left and Lachlan Bruce’s larger than life helmet on the right.
Our menu for the night, lots of people braved the JD Shake! Personally I stayed on the Young Henry’s and highly recommend the Mary’s Burger (oh… and the chicken!).
Little Bastard, because live music rocks.
That home-brew vibe.
50+ bikes descend on Zen Garage.
Popo showed up.
The crowd inside.
To help get Rising Sun Workshop off the ground we hosted a fundraising event at Zen Garage. The event brought the Sydney 2 wheeled community together for a ride, followed by quality Single Origin coffee, hearty food, beers, live bands, a raffle, a live Auction and even a burlesque show!
Loved having these guys over at the garage. Such a different crowd to what we’re used to, but that familiar great vibe. I took a few more photos on Zen.
So yesterday I got a call from Ryan at Hot4s Magazine. He had a studio shoot booked, but the guys who owned the car refused to have a girl shot with their car for religious reasons. That meant he had a babe booked for the day but no car to shoot her with. He asked if I’d be willing to bring the Golf in. I had a busy day lined up but after a few calls I managed to buy some time, grab some lunch then I hit the car wash on the way down.
Was great to meet the team at Hot4’s and Performance Garage. Like minded people. I’m hoping we’ll be working together more in future!
PS: Shots by Sergio (except the 2 colour ones by me!).
Sold to Dav from Toymods.
I let both of them go yesterday (to a top bloke, Dav from the Toymods forums). I just never got the bug… pretty sure Dav will though!
Check out the lines. It’s bizzare, love the looptail, love how the top tube connects to the bottom of the head tube.
Fluted seatpost is a nice touch, love the lightning bolt on the saddle too (can never have too many lightning bolts!).
The double down tubes are so cool. Awesome that they made a custom frame pad for it too.
Daniel Dittmar is off to Europe to live, what a legend! I wish him all the best, he’s gonna kill it!
As expected, bikes all over Dittmar’s house in Newtown.
All mine, needs a bit of a clean. Missing front brakes, rear rim is a little worn, rear tyre too but apart from that she’s just gorgeous!
I always knew I’d end up with an SE Quadangle one day. Yesterday I saw one rock up in my facebook feed and I knew right away it was Dittmar’s bike. Some dude had first dibs and I had 2nd, 2st dude fell through… sweeet the bike is mine! :)
Funny thing is I had eyes on it from the first time I met Dittmar in 2009 where he interviewed me for his magazine (the bike features in the article too), great thing about running a blog, check out the blog post here.
So I bought a laminator.
Instant spoke cards!!!
Domo-kun be hangin out too.
Grips and seatpost just came in, on they go!
You guys would not believe how awesome it rides! So so cool!
I had bought some Tektro 559 long reach front brakes, they looked the goods. As soon as I went to fit them up I quickly realised they were still way too short to reach the 650C rim’s braking surface. Super bummed. I ended up having to fabricate a small piece of thick steel to make the stock front caliper work.
Still waiting on seatpost + grips!