Well last week was my birthday and I could not have thought of a better way to spend it than with my favorite band of all time...Motley Crue!
Mick looked better than he has in years, Tommy and Nikki were fantastic, and Vince did a really good job.
It was a hell of a way to spend my birthday!
And thank you to all who called in and texted birthday wishes!
It was a hell of a week!
Well last week we brought a new person into the fold of Harley Owners!
Big congrats to Dominick of KCMO for picking the right key and walking out with a brand new HD Fatboy and Camaro SS Convertible!
Well done man!
Enjoy many miles in the sun and will see you on the road!
Plus we had a great show with Nigel Dupree Band!
Thank for coming out and will see you this fall for the next one!
Holy cow what a weekend!
Finally got a spring race out at the track and all I can say is DAMN!
The heat was on, the beer was cold (till the ice melted), and the fun was kick ass!
There is just something bad ass about spending a weekend grilling three meals a day with friends and family, and drinking beers before 8am.
Still in recovery mode from weekend but got some great pics for you to check out!
See ya at the fall race!
Thursday when 5 fearless men jumped on their trusty motorcycles and headed South for many fantastic adventures.
Wow, I just made that sound really cool!
And it was a hell of a trip!
Shot down to Arkansas for our spring trip where we drank too much, ate too much, and slept way too little!
But we did have a hell of a time and that is what it is all about.
We even picked up a stray Bob on Saturday!
And found a fish head on a stop sign?
If you have not made it down to Eureka and Hot Springs you really need to get it on your list of kick ass rides (close to home even)!
Working on the video as we speak but for now enjoy the pics!
See ya on the road and watch out for bikes please!
Yup, that it!
It is almost like the countdown on 24.
17 Days to the biggest party of the year!
Hopefully you are all set with tickets and ready to go.
If not get them soon!
Remember Rockfest has SOLD OUT for the past 5 years.
I know you want to win them but that is not as easy as it sounds and it is always better to have tickets in hand instead of freaking out the day of and hitting up a scalper!
Plus this year I am going to get you hitched!
Every year we get a bunch of wedding requests for Rockfest and this year we are going to do it.
Yours truly can get you all legal on the big day!
Click over to the Rockfest page and check the FAQ section for all the details on what you need to bring!
Come on...could you think of a better place to tie the knot?
Till next time!
I know I am not the only guy who has rode up to a stop light and could not trip the sensor so I finally end up running said red light.
I have been lucky and never gotten stopped for it but many others have not been so lucky.
Saw this on the news last night!
The Governor of Kansas has signed the DEAD RED BILL. The Law would allow motorcycle riders and bicyclists to run the light if the light fails to turn green “within a reasonable period of time because of a signal malfunction or because the signal has failed to detect the arrival of the motorcycle or bicycle.”
...About Rockfest this morning and all of the fun stuff that I have seen or done over the past years and was trying to figure out what my best Rockfest memory was.
There have been many but I think last year has to be the winner.
As I was doing my broadcast looking over the crowd. Everyone was caked in mud and soaking wet (big shock)
A mosh pit fired up right in front of me and everyone was having a blast knocking each other around.
Well, as it progressed I noticed one guy (who was fully caked in mud) all of a sudden loose his jeans.
Nothing but a white ass hanging out!
I started to laugh but with the speed of a Ninja the guy hit the ground (I'm guessing a bit embare-assed that his jeans were down around his ankles) and the entire group that he was moshing with closed in around him.
In less than a second I see Mr. Bare Ass being hoisted back up by the belt loops.
Yes, his fellow moshers had come to his rescue!
There was a brief "you ok man" look among the group and the mosh was back on!
That right there is what I feel Rockfest is!
You may not know the guy or girl that you are next to but if your ass his hanging out they will help you get your jeans back on!
What a week we have going here!
Less than a month and a half to Rockfest!
I trust you have already gotten your tickets because you have to be there and a new set of rides have come up for grabs today!
What are you going to choose?
Will it be the long haul cross country Ultra, the most bad ass Softail on the market The Fatboy, or are you thinking a pair of 48's?
No matter what you choose you can not go wrong!
And then I also assume you are a Rockaholic so we will be tossing you the keys to that 2011 Camaro SS!
That car is INSANE!
Go check out all the pics on the main page!
And good luck!
Ill be waiting on your call!
After what seems like forever it is that time again!
Hope you tucked away a few bucks over the last week or so because the Rockaholic pre-sale is going to start Wednesday morning. Twenty five bucks is all that is standing between you and this!
As of RIGHT NOW in one week we will know everything about Rockfest 2011.
So if you have some goodÂ ideas and are placing bets with your friends now would be the time to get after it!
Also every year I hear from people saying that they cant afford to get their tickets during Rockaholic pre-sale when that are cheaper.
Start scratching up the cash this week!
No sense in paying more than you need to for your tickets!
Till next time!
Ps. The Bob has authorized me to give out one hint...More than one of the bands has a "A" in their name! (thats all he gave me)
Yeah I am talking about Ozzy!
That man has been through the ringer and has forgotten more stuff that I could ever know but when it comes to a show DAMN!
Last week before the show I had quite a few people calling in saying that they really thought that they should go to the show because "this may be one of the last times to see him"...Well I have been thinking that for about 15 years!
I guess Sharon might let him retire sometime but for now he still has it!
What a show!
See you at the next one!
So as I am sure you heard this morning we have made the announcement on Twisted Christmas!
This is going to be a hell of a show!
Hell Yeah, Red Line Chemistry you are familiar with and the two new ones Hail The Villain and A New Revolution are really good as well.
I have only had a chance to see them once but they both put on a hell of a show!
I think you will be more than happy with this one!
And for $ 9.89 you can NOT go wrong!
Hell you cant go to a bar show for that kind of money anymore!
Now remember that the Rockaholic pre-sale starts Wednesday morning at 10am.
Make sure you get in there and get your tickets ASAP!
This is one you will not want to miss!
Don't risk missing it because of a sell out!
Well when the alarm went off at 5:45 Sunday morning I was more than a bit tired but knew what I was about to do would be more than worth it!
Yep, it was time to jump on the bike and meet up with the crew at the Speedway for Bikers For Babies!
Other than cool temps and a little fog we could not have asked for a better day.
There is nothing better than riding with more than 6,000 of your friends!
Yes I said over 6,000 and we raised over 700,000 for Bikers For Babies!
Well done KC!
Thank you to everyone who came out and did the ride, tossed in some cash, or just sat on the side of the road cheering us on!
Well, it has a been a few days since Johnny's Birthday Bash and I have almost recovered!
What a party.
If you were there you know what I am talking about.
If you have never had a chance to "Feel The Steel" then you need to make it to one of their shows at some point!
From the big hair riffs to the comedy in between you just cant beat that band!
And did I forget to mention how many girls seem to loose their shirts at a Steel Panther show...Nuff said!
Better jump out for now!
See you at Slash Thursday!
Well finally it looks like a few days under 100!
Not sure if it just me but this weather has been kicking my ass.
At one point last week (after what seemed like years of being in a "excessive heat warning") I realized I was in a BAD mood.
I thought that maybe it was just me but took a step back from my rage and noticed that quite a few of my friends were in the same boat.
It was the heat!
I have a lot of friends in law enforcement and I remember going on ride along during the summer and they would give me the heads up that that was the best time to go because everyone would be acting all crazy! (they were so right. I got to see some crazy stuff on those rides.)
Now I am sure that we are not done with this hot weather so when the temp starts to creep up again and you start getting the urge to "Hulk Out"Â take a deep breath, find a cool place to hang out at, and calm yourself down.
It is just the weather!
Wow, this was a really random blog!
Ps. After this nice cool down I am no longer grumpy!
And yes I will probably be complaing about the cold here in a few months!
It was raining fairly hard and the temp was not what I would consider warm to say the least.
But we did it!
Rockfest 2010 is now in the books and I had a blast.
I was cold, muddy, and soaked to the bone but I really think I had more fun at this one than any other Rockfest to date.
I love it all.
The mudslides and wrestling!
I did see at one point a guy in the pit accidentally drop his pants because of all the mud and then he himself hit the ground.
Everyone stopped for a second picked up the guy and helped him get his pants back up then got back to the mosh! (lets face it you really don't want to slam into a guy with his pants down around his ankles)
And the bands were killer.
From Taddy Porter to Godsmack!
There were a few stand out moments for me.
Lizzy coming on stage with Seether to do "Broken" the drum solo during Godsmack, the look on the lead singers face of Taddy Porter as he came out to open the show and saw all of you there (priceless).
The list goes on and on but I will not bore you with a bunch of words.
You were there!
Thank you so much!
Lets do it again!
A friend of mine who is a film maker invited me to be in his new zombie flick called Final Stand.
After about a fourth of a second thinking on it I seaid HELL YEAH!
I had never been in a movie before and from the actual shooting to the make up it was a blast!
Not to give away too much of the story but I was a zombie!
And I think a damn good one at that!
I have one scene where I am pinned by a truck and it was insane to shoot!
Cant wait to see it when it is all put together!
Not sure on the when it will be done editing but will let you know when I do!
We will grab some popcorn and a few brains and check it out!
Till next time!
So we had a bit of a set back with the first day of spring and the snow storm but still!
This is the time of year when bands start cranking out all of their new music. Jackyl, Godsmack, Ozzy, Korn, Stone Sour, STP,and the list goes on!
Along with all that new music comes concert season!
There is nothing better than seeing your favorite band live.
Dont forget as you plan to head out to those shows to keep a eye out for your fellow rocker.
If you see someone hit the ground in the pit pick them up and try to knock them back down. (then repeat)
If you see a girl crowd surfing don't get all "handsy" it could be your sis.
If you are crowd surfing remember I am about a foot taller than everyone else so try to not kick me in the head...again!
Pace the party. It would suck to not remember what you just saw. (years ago went to a Motley show with one of my friends and at one pint he thought we were at a Floyd show)
Yup I am talking about the Rockaholic pre-sale for the Low Dough Show with Sevendust and Drowning Pool.
Seems like they just keep getting faster and faster.
Since the sell out I have had many calls and emails about the "scalpers" getting all the tickets.
Unfortunately there really is nothing we can do to stop that but there is something you can do to stop it.
Don't buy their tickets.
Keep trying your luck on winning them or just contact the person that you see online and try to talk them down on the price.
You know what they paid.
Make them a fair offer.
Dont forget there is a service fee on the tickets but if they want 50 for a 9.89 ticket that is a bit out of hand.
Not everyone you find with extra tickets will try to gouge you one the price.
Some got tickets and found out after the fact they had to work or could not make the show for some reason.
But to those who bought a bunch just to make money, I say shame on you.
I guess in the future when a Rockaholic pre-sale fires up do whatever you can to make sure you are close to a computer so you can be one of the first to get your tickets.
Are you ready for it?
Tomorrow is the day for you my Rockaholic fried to once again reap the benefits of your Rockaholic status!
Yes, it is time for another Low Dough show and this is going to be a hell of a show!
Sevendust and Drowning Pool!
Hell, you cant go to a movie for that anymore.
Not sure if you have had a chance to see either of these bands before but both of them put on a show that you will never forget.
The sheer intensity of Sevendust will stick with you.
Drowning Pool...What can I say I have always been a huge fan of them!
Ok, enough of the sell.
Get over to the main page and make sure that you are a Rockaholic and be ready to jump in tomorrow morning for your tickets!
Ill see you at the show!
Still snow on the ground but for the rest of the week we are going to be above freezing.
Before you know it we will be back on the road and hopefully soon F'Em Up and myself will be getting some good 100 Mile Radius in here for you.
We have been talking quite a bit about some good locations but always open for more.
If you have a killer ride in your area let me know.
Just post here or shoot me a email at email@example.com
Till then go out and get yourself a new piece of chrome, that new exhaust, or grab a sled and find suicide hill!
Here it is, my final blog of the year!
What a year it has been.
We have had allot of good times and I don't see the fun slowing down in 2010!
I could get all sappy and stuff and tell you how much I love you guys and stuff
but Im fairly sure you know that!
So here it is short and sweet.
Merry Christmas and here is to 2010!
Thank you for listening and being my friends!
Well, I wanted the best and I got the best.
Made it out to the KISS show last night and I can say honestly that is was one of the best shows that I have ever been to.
I have been a KISS fan forever.
As a kid I went directly from Chipmunk Punk to KISS.
All of my allowance money went to the record store to get KISS records.
This was only the second time I have had a chance to see them live and man what a show!
They really dug into the old school for this one.
It was ALL GOOD!
From the lights and fire to the drum solo to Gene spitting blood and flying around the stage.
This was just a fun show.
For me the hi-lite of the show was when Paul did his little speech on how bands are not here to change the world and then they dove into Rock N Roll All Night.
Thank you KISS for doing what you do!
Ps. That was the most confetti I have ever seen in my life!
Well it has been a while since I have been able to get out and do a "100 Mile Radius" for you.
I'm chomping at the bit and was really wishing the weather would hold out for a good one this week.
I'm not one to park the bikes up for winter but I do have a few things to make it easy to jump out for a spin on that 40 degree late December day.
First of all make sure you have most of the gunk and grime off your bike.
Even if you are just going to park her for a week or two the rust can really get a bite into your ride quick.
On my Springer with a carb I usually park it with the gas off and run the motor till the bowl is empty.
This cuts back on the amount of varnish that can build up and always make sure that you park them with a full tank of gas.
With the change in temps we have in here in Kansas City you can get allot of condensation in your tank.
Most importantly go out and blow the thirty bucks on a battery tender.
I have a little "pig tail" that comes out under my seat so I don't have to do anything but plug it in when I park.
I also keep a thin strip of wood under my kickstand so there is no metal to garage floor contact.
Not sure how important that is be have not had a dead battery since I started doing it.
Nothing sucks more than waking up to a sunny beautiful winter day and finding out that your battery is dead.
If you are going to park your ride for the season make a run up to your dealer for all the good winterization info but remember we live in a mild climate here and when it is sunny and nice in the middle of winter Ill be on the road loving every minute of it.
Till next time!