Friday, October 24, 2014

Holy Shit, Finally!

As many of you probably already know, our bikes have been in a customs hold in Los Angeles since September 26th. Last week we finally got the call that they were ready for pickup in Oakland. We all arranged a day off from work (not hard for some of us!), and headed down for the final bits of paperwork and payment.

Heading to the customs office in Alameda

Wolf forgot his ID at the warehouse, so Baby Clint and I waited for 40 minutes while he drove back and got it.

Finally in our hands!

Back at the shop: Like christmas morning!

Hey Mick, you want all 1000 screws back?

They're ugly, but they're ours!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Shovel Progress

It's finally back to normal here in Sonora, and Pat got me my parts back so I can finally start on assembling the rest of the motor. Unfortunately I keep thinking that molding everything is a good idea. So instead of putting the cylinders and new pistons on, I'm still sanding! Getting close to the end now, but still a little longer. 

Yeah, I should do the axle plates too!

Oh, and the neck cups!

A little bit of primer to see the high/low spots. 

Almost there. Heading to Oakland tomorrow to finally get our bikes back from Europe. They've been in a customs hold in Los Angeles since the 26th of September. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Part 3

Although the majority of this visit was catching up, hanging out, and drinking beer, we did actually do some motorcycle related things! On our way to the airport to drop Beer and Els off, we stopped through Oakland and met up with Max at his shop. It had been awhile since any of us had seen each other and a visit was due, and this was the perfect excuse. We hung out as long as possible before the airline was calling. Thanks for the hospitality Max, always a pleasure!

Beer telling Wolf that he just punctured the rear tube on the 69 bike.

There were a limited amount of step stools at the shop, so Max being the host, didn't stand on one.

Rich being the embarrassing tourist as we crossed the Bay Bridge. In the background, Alcatraz, where most of us should be locked up!

I'm pretty sure most of you know what we said at this moment! See you guys soon!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Part 2

Emmanuel escaped to North Carolina before the crew headed out to Columbia for some old time photos. As some of you might remember, while in Holland, Baby Clint, Wolf and Jonathan took some incriminating photos of themselves in traditional Dutch clothing. Not sure if dressing up like cowboys is truly payback, but it was a great time.

Beer, Richy, Jonathan, and Wolf

The final product. During the photo session, no one kept it serious, holding the fake guns to each others heads, wearing the most ridiculous hats, and in general being total jackasses. A lot of fun!

The original photo taken in May, in Volendam. Pronounced Fallingdown.

Friday, October 17, 2014

European Invasion

A couple of weeks ago, we were lucky to get 4 people from Europe here in California all at the same time. Emmanuel from Brittany, Richy from Sweden and the Jokers, and Beer and Els from Holland and the Rogues of course. Everyone had different departure times, but were able to spend some good times all together.

First night in town after Wolf picked everyone up from the airport

Locals only. Richy blending in

Jason, our new prospect, joining the crew in Ventura

Dutch pirates forgot to tie up their ship!

Santa Paula with Jonathan

Euro crew with Sonora Jake and Cara

Back in Sonora, Manu explaining... something...(?) to Beer and Jonathan

Beer, and Els! in Columbia State Park

More photos to come...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

From Russia with Love

Cool shot, Red Square Moscow. We're on the list now! Thanks for the photo

Thursday, October 9, 2014

NorCal Cycle Swap

Heading out sunday morning (sic) for this one. Parts hunting and swapping


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Couple More form Mammoth

Here's a couple more from our last trip over the mountains from Holly. To check out more of her photos, including pictures all the way back from EDR 2 and more, click HERE!

Even at the skatepark we can't get a break!

Keeping it sharp

This guy Carl showed up in camp on saturday night. Shipped his bike over from Germany, and is taking a year to ride from Alaska to Argentina! Pretty fucking crazy. Already got 18,000km/11,200miles under his belt, and not quite halfway yet!

We hauled ass down for the Sunday show with the Picturebooks. It was a fucking great time, awesome seeing everyone on this side of the pond, and look forward to next time! 

Sound check

Baby Clint, Wolf, and Halsey

Smashing it

Purple Haze

Saturday, September 27, 2014

San Fransisco this Sunday: The Picturebooks!

Some of the Deathtraps ran into these guys a couple times during their trip in Europe this last summer. They are currently finishing up a US tour and are playing this sunday in SF. Come out and support these guys! We'll see you there!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Mammoth Run

Almost every year there has been a crew heading over the mountains towards the end of summer to go skate and campout in Mammoth. This year it seemed that almost everyone who could go, did, and it was well worth it! Even Wolf and Jonathan rented adventure bikes so they could ride over with everyone. Honestly, a little goofy looking, but at least they were on two wheels.

Top of Sonora Pass at 9,623 ft

Getting buzzed by an Osprey flying maneuvers from the Marine Corps base in Pickle Meadows. Huge thing that looks like it shouldn't fly. And in all actuality, they seem to kill Marines all the time because they don't fly!

Lee and Wolf coming down the east side of the Sierra Nevada's


Holly coming down Conway Pass and into Lee Vining and Mono Lake

Wolf and Jonathan putting the enduros to good use

Dirty Mike

Dirty Mike at camp climbing the trees for firewood

Garrett from Tahoe sleeping next to his shovel with his sweet tent setup

Shwregy smashing it at the skatepark

Moose ripping it up

Sonora Jake from San Diego...

Heading out to the hot springs

Dirty Mike

Greasy hot springs

Sonora Jake killing at the skatepark!
Thanks for the photos everyone! We'll see you next time!