It’s easy to take things for granted in life, and Thanksgiving is the North American Holiday to give thanks and realize what you’ve got in life.
These last few months have been sort of a whirlwind for me, and while I’ve been busier than ever I’ve been able to finally do some of the things that really make me happy. Riding in another country (hopefully many others soon to come), road tripping through the West Coast up the 101, moving to SoCal and riding in the sunshine. In other words, today I’m really really thankful.
So now that I’m at Cerberus, a real shop with real tools, I’m learning the in’s and out’s of each machine’s purpose, building techniques etc. the best way I know how… by making stuff! When I was a kid, I did crafts constantly. Between my early affinity for MacGyver and my family all being proponents of art projects and encouraging general creativity, I’d always be making something out of something. Whether is be mud pies, drawing horses underneath my mom’s kitchen table (it took her years to notice), or building paper mâché penguins… I really liked creating stuff.
Coincidentally, I still do.
When I attended the Isle of Vashon VME vintage motorcycle rally last year (previous mini photo and video review here), I took an insane amount of photos. When I got off the ferry and parked my bike, I ran around like a little kid in a candy store. It took me a long time to get through the photos, no excuses… I finally did it and they’re definitely still worth sharing.
There was an amazing collection of motorcycles, as there is every year.
The last part of the Monster building process that I wrote an ‘official’ article about was when I finished the rolling chassis at SDS and moved it to my living room for awhile.