Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Guest post about Choppers

I'd like to share an article written by my friend Kiara.

Top 5 Best Chopper Motorcycles of All Time

Since the advent of chopper motorcycle bike design begun, there has been a high number of bikes that have been found competing for space in the chopper market. Choppers nowadays come in different styles and assemblies to serve different needs. There have however been some choppers, which stand out more than others. Some of them can serve as an inspiration for all the enthusiasts out there.

Anti Venom

This is one of the unique designs, that was the invention of Paul Jr. The design is an evolution of the black widow design from the same designer. It is a more radical design that takes greater steps in staying true to its theme.

The most radical changes that were done in the chopper motorcycle bike were in the tank and wheel design to ensure it was in line with the web theme. The tank was cut out using laser technology, to create a webbing design.

Paint job: The paint work was a unique Yellow and black scheme, that gave the bike some ‘venom’. The pattern and excellent finish completed the web theme look.

Athena Choppers

This was another radical themed design that won the Discovery Channel Biker Build-Off competition that was aired on TV. It had Long folks with handle bars that looked like the devils horns. This also gave chopper motorcycle bike a devil appearance in line with its theme.

Because of its design, the bike rides low and close to the ground. This has some appeal to those who enjoy the lowered center of gravity feel. It has enhanced comfort and rides low on the ground and makes it great for those looking for this kind of feel.

The bikes paintwork is also excellent for the targeted theme. It has fire orange paintwork with silver finish on the metallic parts of the bike. This enhances the devil look and makes it look even more aggressive.

Denver Mullin’s Chopper

This is one of those bikes that was the pioneer of the chopper design. The designer started building the bikes in the 60s and 70s, and as a result came up with this unique look built by the pioneer back in the 1970s. The bike had long steel forks attached to the wheels front springs. It also had the pioneer tank design that is common with many of the chopper bikes today.

Beautiful Loser

This is a modern bike with a uniquely sleek design that was designed by the Loser Machine Company. The paint work and ribbed fenders owes this bike the sleek look that makes it unique and eye catching. The paint is made up of orange and white colors that are carefully patterned on both the front and rear fenders.

The designers ensured that the paint work was flawless and uninterrupted by unnecessary patterns. The rare fenders and the tank were carefully chosen to make the whole design sleek and continuous.

Indian Larry’s Daddy O

This is one of the best chopper motorcycle bikes to have ever been built. Its unique design says a lot about the designer’s work ethic and about how he went about building his own choppers. The paint work is very detailed and makes the bike even more elegant. The tank fits in with the stripped down old school style. Larry designed everything on this bike from the tank to the frame and fenders. The result is that every part of this bike is well thought out and works seamlessly with the rest of it.

Even though there is general consensus among chopper motorcycle bike enthusiasts on what the best choppers may be, all such lists are subjective and sometimes depend on personal tastes. This list hopes to inspire you when you choose your own custom made chopper. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Nov. 17 - New Friends

Today I am thankful for new friends who gently point out that things (including blog writing) aren't an either/or proposition.  I don't have to delete my blog when I don't have time.

Thank you!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Nov 13 - Blogs

Sometimes you trip across something you really need to hear.  Today was just such a day.

I have a whole list of blogs that I try to keep up on; some are knitting blogs, biker blogs and even a fashion blog or two.  I have eclectic interests. :)

Today, I was reading Savage Roads.  His post was about being real.  This is something that I, probably like a lot of people, always struggle with.  I want to succeed and 'fit in' so I do what I have to in order to look right and act right according to work place etiquette.  But after awhile of being that person, I become uncomfortable and have a need to rebel.  Today it was freeing, to see that others think like that too.  I probably will continue to yo-yo back and forth but at least I'll know that I'm not alone.

I'll leave you with a picture of my baby from the day I bought her.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Nov 11th - Cell Phone

Today I am thankful for my cell phone.

Thanks to cell phones, even though I am 700+ miles away, I can keep informed on how my nephew's basketball game is going. (They are currently winning.)  I can see pictures of both nephews through instagram and facebook; and see what they are thinking thanks to twitter.  Thanks to my cell phone that 700 miles doesn't seem so far away.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Nov 10 - Kindle

I am thankful for my Kindle.  I love being able to order and have books when I want them. I also love not having to wait.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

November 9 - Starting Over

Today I am thankful that we are able to start over.

We all have to things that we are trying to accomplish, knitting a difficult item, stop gossiping, quitting smoking or losing weight.  Sometimes those things are rather difficult.  But thankfully, we can keep starting over until we get it right.

It isn't always easy to start over, but I can do it. And I can keep doing it until I succeed.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

November 7 & 8 - Woolies and exercise

I forgot to post yesterday, so you get two for the price of one.


I am thankful for wool. It has suddenly taken a turn for the colder here.  I am so thankful that I can bundle up in my Woolies and stay warm.

Nov 8

I am thankful that I can exercise.   Like so many I have  few pounds to lose, but at least I can do something about it. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Nov 6th - E-mail

Today I am thankful for email.  I know this isn't very exciting or sexy.  However, I vividly remember the days prior to e-mail.  The days when you would write a letter or memo by hand or typewriter.  You would then place a stamp on it or send it via inter-office mail and wait days or weeks for a reply.

Today if I have a problem or just a question, I can send off a note to someone within seconds.  Of course this can be good or bad, ask anyone who hasn't thought something through or proof read before hitting the send button.  But overall e-mail has made life a little easier.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Nov. 5th - Work

I am thankful that I have a job to go to everyday.  I am thankful that I enjoy my work, that it supports my family and my yarn habit.  I've worked hard and it's taken a long time but I'm finally in a position that I love.
And this view certainly doesn't hurt. ;)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

November 4th - Military

This is a little early, but today I am thankful for all the Men and Women who protect our Country (America).

I had to read a Memorial Day speech given by General Powell and President Clinton, for a class that I'm taking.  That speech got me thinking about all the things, and rights, I have because someone, somewhere fought for my rights.  Thank you!

Monday, November 3, 2014

November 3rd - Humor

Today I am thankful for a sense of humor.
Some days the only way to get through the day is laugh.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Thankful November - Friends & Faith

Each day until Thanksgiving I am going to post something for which I am thankful.  I had wanted to start November first.  But since today is the second, you get two for the price of one.

November 1.

I am thankful for Friends.

After more than 30 years, these friends are as close as family.  My life without them would not be as colorful or interesting. They help me laugh and not take life too seriously.

November 2.

I am thankful for Faith.

This is something I have struggled with my entire life.  I believe in God and his son Jesus, even when, at times, it would be easier to not believe.  Even though faith and how it should be lived is hard, I am thankful for my mustard seed of faith.