Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What the hell is he building in there?

starting on one of these ...XS 650s! so far I chopped that garbage off the back of the frame ,found a rigid rear,a gas tank,bunch of other necessary crap like controls and junk....hope fully by next summer I'll be catckin bugs in my teeth again ...

La Familia


Even as a child

I wanted to leave

just split

go somewhere warm

sit on a curb and watch the California sun come up

over the rolling hills of a skate park


I knew that all that candy apple paint

and warm white vinyl

had to be there for a reason

I figured

I could just about live forever

near a beach

dig my toes down in the cool sand

the hum of traffic

rolling on a sea of pavement

and twinkling tail lights

off to bed

But even as a child

I knew the value of family

far out weighed

a hobo stick and hanky


that freedom

was a small price to pay



Paul Balanchuk / June /10

if life was as perfect as this ....

This is where you park and eat in my HEAVEN!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

there was a time ....Edmonton had it made for FAST!
Then an eager politician named Jan Reimer had it all taken away ...they drove posts in the strip so nobody could sneak on and use it ...what a bitch!It was a world class facility with a strip a race coarse ,all of the greats raced here and the local industry spawned many big names even today...Thanks again Jan !

Monday, August 16, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

This was the last bike I had .....forced to sell it to put a new motor in my then 1958 pontiac,
A 1971 Norton High Rider that became ....FASTER!
well, we learn as we go along huh?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Oh yes and I finished my Captain Canada lid!...not perfect yes, but relined and good to go !
This is what I'm starting with as far as a frame goes...
alot of cutting and welding to do ...