I Want, I Want, I Want, I Want!!

I’ve never been a real fan of bikes like those built by OCC. Don’t get me wrong they are awesome machines and I’ve seen one in person and they truly are art..But I don’t want to pay that much for a bike that I’d honestly be afraid to take out..

I found a site a few years back after the Discovery show “Biker Build-off” when they had a British bike builder named Russell Mitchell. He owns Exile Cycles. As he said on one of the shows he said to a guy that he could have any color bike as long as it was black. Every bike he builds is extremely clean and has a very industrial look to it. All the controls are usually hidden in the handlebars and the front/rear tires are ridiculously huge..I’m a fan..My bike now has a 150 front and 240 rear and I’ll never go back to skinnier tires..

I asked myself what would be a dream bike for me? Only one came to mind..Meet “Fat Bloke”

Fat Bloke

Ready to paint this bike goes for 30k…Ready to ride is 50k…If I had the money there would be a pic of a Fat Bloke with yours truly on it ;-). More pics can be found at Exile Cycles

New Helmet…Or Not…

A few months back (March..But who’s counting :-/) I ordered a new helmet through the local motorcycle dealership…I bought my bike from them and have had nothing but good experiences with them…The helmet is from Vega and the only reason I wanted it was because it had built-in Bluetooth so I could link my phone to it and listen to music without having wired headphones.

2009_Vega_V-Tune_Solid_Helmet

So that’s exactly it…Flat black and all…So after repeated hold ups with the helmets delayed by Vega and then getting held up in customs I get a call last week saying the helmets were in…Only problem is I ordered an XXL, flat black helmet..The guy from the dealership said he had in an XL silver one…*sigh*

So fast forward to today and I decided to swing by and see if the flat black on had come in…Still nothing…But he did have a silver XXL…Awesome! I can at least try it on and test the sound…Low and behold I put it on and it’s so damn tight that I can’t even get my glasses back on…Apparently Vega’s XXL is only a L in real people sizes…

Long post I know but I’m pretty damn bummed about it…After all the waiting and checking and more waiting I have to start from scratch..The dealership had no more helmets with built-in Bluetooth and I’ve found some online but that’s going to be a pretty big leap of faith to buy without trying it out…I guess I just need to make sure they have a sane return policy.

Speaking of return policy and totally off topic..I picked up a new pair of riding boots a few weeks back..Made by Alpinestars with no laces and only going a bit above my ankle…I actually really liked them and was in the process of breaking in. Then the side zipper came off it’s track after only wearing them for a week :-(.

I just returned them Friday so I’m on the look out for new boots as well. Seems my luck with gear lately is not good :-(. However I do recommend Motorcycle Superstore for all your motorcycle gear needs..They were on top of things for the return.

Hears hoping that things turn around b/c I really don’t like returning things..Especially online purchase since it’s usually such a hassle. I’ve got a new post coming soon about a quick trip I took to Pilot Mtn/Mt. Airy NC a few weeks back..I meant to put it up when I got back but got distracted. There were some really awesome mountain roads there..