"I pulled you over for Speeding. Do you have any idea how fast you were going?"

Regardless of what you ride, even if you don't ride at all, EVERYONE is welcome here.

Mr. Motorcycle

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I live at 1 Frozen place in, Minnesota, United States
My real name is Mark. For many years now my wife has called me Mr. Motorcycle. When I started my Blog I was looking for a catchy blog name, so I went with it. I'm happily married and I'm also a father of 6 children. I have two human offspring, one dog, two cats and one custom Harley. I believe that makes 6 children. When I'm not doing my real full time job, or going for a ride, I like to do art, custom paint jobs, and of course BLOG. If you would like to contact me, my e-mail address is phonetically spelled for avoiding spammers. (I actually do use the number 1 in the beginning.) 1mrmotorcycleATgmailDOTcom

*****This is my Bliss*****

*****This is my Bliss*****
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The photo above is my ride :
"Kenny" started life as a stock '97, 883 Sportster. It's been a work in progress since the day I bought it many years ago. Its mostly custom with a built, "slightly juiced up" 1200 motor.
The Metal Fabrication, bodywork and custom paint was done by me.

How the Hell did I come up with a name like Kenny for my bike you ask?...... Most people who name their rides, go with chick names. I of course had to be different. I think bikes look tough, cool and masculine; not feminine. Plus, my father "Ken" has helped make me who I am today. Therefore with a little twist on the name, my bike was named "Kenny".

KUSTUM PAINT

KUSTUM PAINT
Come check out my custom paint! Click on the logo above to go to my custom paint blog.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Motorcycle blogging off the beaten path


I call this post Motorcycle blogging off the beaten path, because it has multiple meanings to me.
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1st is that sometimes you have to veer away from the same things you always do to find something new.
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2nd, In the world of motorcycle riding the (winding road or off the beaten path) is like a siren calling to the sailors at sea.
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3rd. This blog post is not entirely about motorcles. I'll try to tie in in for ya though.
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Keeping in mind that I do not custom paint for a living any more, but do still take on side jobs, I've ventured into another carrer many years ago. The new carrer has guaranteed me a steady salary where I can count on a certain dollar amount each week to put food on my family's table. I still love to custom paint motorcycles, helmets, wave runners, snowmobiles, etc. on the side for cash, and for hobby, and I do love my full time carrer as well. It can be a bit stressfull with the high volume this time of year, but I get to drive around quite a bit and meet with my companies clients on a face to face basis quite frequently. This is the most satisfying part of my job.
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In doing so today, I met some of the nicest folks I've ever run into. They were extremely hospitable, and we hit it off right away. We have things in common, such as Ali likes cool cars, and motorcycles. He owns a 1930 Ford Model A. that is pretty cool, and Mary Ellen and I have art in common. Have I ever mentioned that I do more art than just custom painting? Mary Ellen has several art degrees, and If I recall per our conversation, she used to illustrate for the medical community. She has now focused on creating porcelain art. She has four kilns, and a beautiful art studio on her home's property that she teaches classes out of. She's got several published art books, and I got an autographed copy. In case anyone near Minnesota is interested in taking porcelain art lessons, or wants more information about this artform, you can e-mail her at haggertystudio@msn.com . She has also traveled worldwide to teach her techniques.
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Back to the motorcycle things. We got along so well, and shared stories, and laughs. They said to feel free and stop by somtine when passing through or when ever. Just to shoot the breeze, or have a beer. Ironicly, when I was driving my car to their home, I realized that I had travelled part of the paved roads to their house in the past. It is a nice ride from my house, but not too far away. I think I'll take my motorcycle for a ride sometime soon and say hi. I'll take them up on their beer too while I'm at it.
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I'll jabber at you all later.
Thanks for reading .
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Mr. Motorcycle

2 comments:

Dean "D-Day" said...

I figured there had to be some other art interests. Most custom painters that I have known seldom paint only cars or bikes. There's usually some other artistic endeavor going on in the background. If you got anything of your own that you're proud of, you should show it off some time. Would love to see it.

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Thanks,

If you look to the right side of my web page there are three Flickr photo badges. (For now anyway;This may change later.)

One of them says "These Pics are a wide variety sampling of some artwork, glass etching & custom paint that I've done."

When you view what flashes on the main page of my blog, all you see is more bikes custom painted. some are the same as the "My bike "Kenny" with his new paint job.". I included those in my over-all artwork photo badge, because someday, I may remove the "My bike "Kenny" with his new paint job." photo badge, and I still want to show my work on that bike.

So... If you open the Flickr photo badge by double clicking on it, it will bring you into Flickr where you can view more of my artwork, that is not all biker related custom painting.