Saturday, July 31, 2010

Excuse week

Well it's excuse week here @ R4YL II. The time when all the dudes who have "been down" since we released the dates (360 days ago) are tellin us all the reasons they can't come. Some are legit some not so much. Either way it's fun and disappointing at the same time.

We got most of the giveaway shit put in one spot tonight and checked out the Friday camp again. The weather forecast (right now) is looking fantastic. Thanks for all of you who are supporting and we'll see you in less than a week.

We did have some band issues for Friday night but it sounds like we might have that sorted out. More on that this week. 

Friday, July 30, 2010


Official route for Saturday. I1 says he'll have maps available or you can print this one. 

This is the official route, you don't have to go this way or can do a side trip if you want. but this is the route of the chase truck

Thursday, July 29, 2010

8 ball says

8 days left

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New sponsor today. Everyone should know this place but if you don't click the pic
Thanks Grail!!! 

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I think he needs his mojo back

Looks like Image1 won't be astride the trump this year. 
Shits happening, beer & food for Sat are squared away. 

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Round 2

Round II goes to the Trump. Wrong bearings again! 17 days to go and the "correct" bearings are "on the way" Round 3 should be a classic!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


We're stoked on our newest supporter, Lowside Syndicate. They put out great products including Living the Life & Lowside mag. We're proud to be associated with them and stoked that some R4YLer's will be getting some of their stuff for free!
By the way if you haven't gotten Living The Life, you're missing out

Friday, July 9, 2010

Shirt design

T-shirt design is finished! Gonna have this on the front with the R4YL logo on the back.
Shirts are gonna be chocolate brown, with white ink.
Should be available by mid-next week, sizes sm-3xl, $15 shipped
or wait and get one when you're here for $10

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Know your surroundings

If you notice it's August 6th and you don't see this.... 

Then you probably took a wrong turn  

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Man Vs Machine

As we cross over the 30 daze left mark, there is an epic battle shaping up on the R4YL horizon. Joel (Image1) has been working like a mad man for almost a year to get his beloved trump back on the road and ready to rock for R4YL. All the major fab, including a new frame, is pretty well completed but there’s something missing.
The heart of the beast lay in pieces waiting for cylinder head & crank shaft machining to be completed (actually I believe the crank is done today) these parts have been at a shop for a LOOOOONG time. So long in fact they are now at the second shop and actually getting done. Things are looking up…. But wait what’s this? The crank bearings that were sent are not correct. “We’ll make it right. They’ll be expressed shipped and at your door in 7 days” WTF? They have to come from the mother country!?!?!
For those of you keeping score, if the bearings come in 7 days and they’re correct… that’s 23 days to build & install a trump engine, wiring, final assembly and shake it all down. Will our hero be riding his trusty steed or is it going to be the back up sled?
All that said isn’t this really what we live for? Don’t we really flourish at 2 am in our garages, sheds, patios, spare bedrooms or whatever it is that we’ve converted into our laboratory surrounded by tools & beer bottles sweating our asses off to get that heap of crap someone junked years ago down the highway? Hell yes it is because you know that sooner or later you’re gonna be blasting down the highway with some friends on similar suicide wheels. All of you thinking two things. “Damn I built this missile” & “what the hell is that noise”
No worries though, Joel is no stranger to this pressure. He competed in The Horse ACO last year and he has a bull pen full of friends he can call on to get that bloody tramp running all he needs to do is call em up. Only way to see if this thing is going down the road is to be here in August and spend some highway time with us.

1 Month MOFOS!

That's 3 weeks till excuse week, plenty of time to come up with some lame reason why you can't make it.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A message from Image1

Turn them wrenches bitches!


Only a few more weeks to get that heap on the road. I'm making the same hustle, unfortunately, due to some set backs getting my stuff back from the machine shop. I have all the parts sitting on the bench ready to go as soon as i get the crank back. The rest of the bike is pretty well buttoned up, and just awaiting its heart. Here's to late nights and first flights!

Catch up with us next weekend in Wauseon Oh. Should be a good time

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th