Monday, March 31, 2008

Donnie Smith Show



We went to the Donnie Smith Show this weekend in St. Paul, MN. These photo's are from the swap meet. My dad was like a little kid in a candy store! He was buying "good deals" left and right, little did he realize was that we flew to the show! That means no truck or trailer to get everything home. Of course he talked a guy into shipping the stuff to us so it worked out.

The show was really busy Saturday. The crowds seemed to enjoy all the custom motorcycles, vendors and the swap meet. The weather was really nice too! It was warm Saturday and Sunday which brought out a bunch of true bikers!





St. Paul, MN

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Red Sox in Japan


Many Bostonian's were up early this morning for the World Champs first game of the season against the Oakland A's. The game which was played in Japan started at 6:05 am. Many Boston bars opened early for fans to come and watch the Sox play. And the fan's weren't disappointed!

Behind a Brandon Moss game-tying homer in the 9th and a Manny Ramirez 2-run double in the 10th, the Sox rallied to beat the A's, 6-5, this morning in Tokyo.

GO SOX!

Monday, March 24, 2008

No Ironhorse, 4-legged Only!



Yesterday Kory and I went to Jeff's parents house for a visit. They have several race horses and also they breed horses. I rode horses for about 10 years and all during college so this was a real treat.
Two of the Salim mares are pregnant and due! One, Make the Double, is ready to have her foal. Her due date was about a week ago so she should go any day! She looked so big and uncomfortable.
Jeff's mom confirmed that she was as uncomfortable as she looked. Make the Double has gained about 250+ pounds in her pregnancy. The new born will be about 150 pounds and about 100 pounds of after birth. That's a lot of weight! The second horse, is due in a couple of weeks but could also go any day. I can't wait to see the new foals!
While we were over there I took some pictures of their winning horses and their studdly Stallion! Jeff even got Kory, who is petrified of horses, to give them a carrot.

When the ladies have their babies I will post some pictures.
Make the Double ready to have her foal. The baby will have "double" in his name as well.


Ruger, Jeff's dog! The harness is just to make him look tough!

Jane Doe?

Mr. Salim bringing the horses in for the night.
Kory giving a treat to the Salim pride and joy! Sorry Jeff, you are no longer the pride and joy!

This is the other pregnant mare.

Salim Stallion, Foolish McDuff


Friday, March 21, 2008

Happy Easter!





Wait aren't those the same color's Paul Yaffe
said we use, Easter Egg Colors!


Weekend with Leroy!

By: Leroy Thompson

YO! Leroy here yall,
This past weekend we had a visit in C Town from the Perewitz crew (Dave, Shiz and Jeff). The guys were all camped up at the gigantic
IX Center for the Cleveland Autorama. The IX center is gigantic ex tank factory from WW II and has since been converted and used for events , this thing is freeking huge for sure. Tara and I picked up Shiz and Jeff Thursday and took em to The Great Lakes Brewery for sausage,pierogis and a fine assed Cleveland brewed beer. We caught up and solved the worlds problems all while dining on potato cheese stuffed goodness. We popped by my buddies place The Garage on a particularly slow night for a less than par cover band, but the company and beers were all to great to let a crappy garage band ruin the night. I had to pass on a Friday visit downtown finishing my Grand Jury tour just whipped my ass, thats correct Grand Jury.
Saturday
Tara my buddy Kong and I rolled down to the show and checked out plenty of bad assed horse power stuffed hot rods, biked and even a few donks. The show was a winner and the Boston crew went well accepted in C town , I had to translate for all the midwesterners they couldn't figure out what Dave was calling a "wicked paint jab on that ca" but I am fluid in Bastonian and I got em up to speed.
All went well and fun was had, want to send a big YO to O.G. and Bebes for taking care of us.
Next stop on the tour is the
Donnie Smith Show,
look out Minnie here we come

Thursday, March 20, 2008

No Post...


I was supposed to get a post from our so called "friend" Scott at Leroy Thompson on Monday about the show in Cleveland we did. See, he lives in OH so he was at the show a couple of times and took some pictures. Since I wasn't there to do so he said he would do it but I am going to have to call him out on it! Today is Thursday and I still haven't gotten anything from HIM! Julie, who works for him, sent me some pictures but that's it from Leroy! It's a good thing Julie is on the ball!

I am beginning to think he is stroking me? Kind of sounds familiar...

Anyway here is the pictures I got. I think he is writing such a good post it's just taking longer than expected! Ya that's gotta be it!

Also today is the first day of SPRING!! Wahooo warm weather here we come!
So HAPPY SPRING!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Insteresting Board

In the service department we have a dry erase board that we keep the schedule on. Everyone is always gone from the shop at random times and know one knows where they went to I try to keep the board updated but sometimes it can be difficult because it has become an art center. Check out the drawings from last week.





Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Vote for Louie!

I entered Louie in a photo contest. Please go vote for him! He definitely is the cutest dog on there! Make sure you vote, it only takes a minute!

http://www.bissell.com/redirect.asp?page_id=47161&Pet=3674

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Paddy's Day


Because Boston is about as Irish as you are going to get I thought I share some great photo's I found on Boston.com. Check it out! There are some great photo's from the Parade and Breakfast.


I found an interesting article on why Boston celebrates March 17, South Boston Map. Also this morning on the Today Show they had a tribute to redhead's, who according to redhedd.com will be extinct in 100 years! And lastly who can forget these Irish four legged friends!



So here's to all the Irish dogs, people including myself (my grandmother is Irish), all the redheads, and those of you wearing green, Happy St. Paddy's Day!!


Friday, March 14, 2008

A Satisfied Customer!


By: Don Simon
A little story about my quick visit to Daytona.

I trailered my bike to Daytona for one day last Thursday (I freely admit I'm to old to ride 3 1/2 hours each way in one day), to ride around, and visit with Dave and Doug, aka "Thug". I parked in a lot that had many other bikes and trailers. No sooner did I unload the bike when it was surrounded by 3 guys, admiring it, asking questions, and taking pictures. They loved the bike and could not believe it started as a Road King, which is interesting considering two of the bikes they were riding were new Road Kings. Anyhow, I spent the next couple of hours riding around, and without fail, at every stop light or traffic jam, I received comments from other bikers about the looks and sound of my bike.

Around 1 pm, I pulled into the parking lot behind Dirty Harry's on Main Street, where I was meeting Dave and Thug. Again, the bike was surrounded by a couple of guys and girls inspecting the bike (the pipes were a big hit). The reason I am writing this is, although it is common when I ride in South Florida for people to check out and comment on the bike, to be in Daytona surrounded by every conceivable bike, and to stand out amongst them, just proves once again how special a Perewitz Custom truly is.

I've known for several years now how awesome a Perewitz Cycle Fab bike looks and rides, but to have that many people, most of them bikers themselves, say how much they like the bike is a real tribute to you guys.

Don

MS Awareness Week

This week is MS Awareness Week. This is a charity that we contribute to often. There are several things that you can do to help this aweful disease. In the United States today, there are approximately 400,000 people with multiple sclerosis (MS)—with 200 more people diagnosed every week.
One of the things you can do to help is sign up for a walk in your area. Usually, my cousins, Zizi, Donna, my mom, and the kids, and dogs do a walk but I am sad to say that I will not be able to do the walk this year. But I will still make a donation! You can do the same if you can't do a walk either.
Below is a little info about MS. Please take a few minutes and see what you can do to help make the world free of MS!

Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by the disease.
While the cause (etiology) of MS is still not known, scientists believe that a combination of several factors may be involved. Studies are ongoing in the areas of immunology (the science of the body’s immune system), epidemiology (that looks at patterns of disease in the population), and genetics in an effort to answer this important question. Understanding what causes MS will be an important step toward finding more effective ways to treat it and—ultimately—cure it, or even prevent it from occurring in the first place.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Around the Shop


There is a lot of interesting things going on here today. First Joe Pro is here! So of course all 3 dogs are downstairs sitting next to him watching him clean the bikes just waiting for even a look! It is really too funny. Last night Louie would not get in the truck to leave. He always come with me but he would not leave Joe's side. I had to pick him up and carry him out while he turned his head trying to get one last glance at Joe for the day. My mom let Zipp stay here with Joe which must have made his night. For some reason Zipp is really tired, wonder what him and Joe were doing last night??? Probably out chasing girls!

Kory and Jeff left wicked early this morning for a show in Cleveland, OH, the Cleveland Autorama. If you are in the area go by tomorrow to Sunday. They will be there all weekend. My dad fly's out tomorrow so he will be there too but I know you really want to see Shizzle and Jeff! They have 4 bikes including Thug's Baggah. It should be a good show!

Also Big Ron is making some progress on my new bike. It is finally down on the ground with only some small metal work to be done and then it is ready to be torn apart and go to paint. Jay the painter sprayed a color for me this morning. I really like it! It's going to be different that's for sure. I won't reveal the color till a later date! but it's not purple!




One last thing, I talked with Thug this morning and his son has been deployed to Afghanistan. So I just wanted to say THANKS again for serving our country and we hope he has a safe trip!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Thug & Streets Most Excellent Adventures - Daytona



By: Streets Robinson

Like all good things, Thug and Streets Most Excellent Adventure has come to an end. We had a blast!. I can't possibly relate all the good things that happened during Bike Week 'cause I'd clog the blog. But I have a few things I noticed in Daytona and a few random observations I'd like to share. In no special order they are:

1) Everyody knows Dave
2) Dave knows everybody
3) Most of the women who "flash" while riding down Main Street would do the world a favor by keeping their shirts on
4) To the 1% of the women who actually look pretty good while flashing....Thank You
5) If you don't believe that God created women, stand next to the Wild Turkey Girls for about 5 minutes. "HE" was in a good mood that day
6) Kory Souza is the happiest when he has his arm around Jody, Cheech, or a wrench
7) Fact! Lollipops makes 99% of their annual profit during Bike Week. Most of that 99% comes from Massachusetts. You can look it up
8) When it comes to motorcycle repairs, the Perewitz crew does the extremely difficult immediately. The impossible takes about 4 hours
9) Nobody beats Jeff Salim at the electronic punching bag machine. Guy's got a mean overhand right
10) The Garage Girls are doing some seriously important work. Support them

That's about it. Thanks to the Perewitz Posse for showing us a great time, introducing us to some awesome people, and leaving us with many stories to tell. See 'ya down the road.

Streets

Monday, March 10, 2008

Daytona Video

Ok so a few people saw Sara and I with our "baby Alligator". Well here is the video we created with our friend, Al E. Gator!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Daytona Pics!



















Street's New Tranny!

By: Doug Robinson, AKA Thug

Streets’ blue bike had a POS tranny that was never quite right and was scheduled to be swapped out for a Baker after Daytona. It wound up being swapped out during Daytona.

You see, shifting from 2nd to 3rd rarely happened. It would shift from 2nd to neutral, then to 4th. Getting it in gear was quite an ordeal, too. At least in 5th or 6th, if and when you got there, it would be OK. Hearing Streets trying to shift sounded like a quartet of castanet players.

Well, the POS tranny must have felt bad about all those times 3rd gear went missing, so Friday afternoon it decided to try and set things right by finally going into 3rd and staying there-at least for the duration of Bike Week-but probably for all eternity. So Streets nursed the bike to Dirty Harry’s and told Dave and Kory about it.

Dave’s friend Domenic has a lift and the tools at his house and was kind enough to allow Kory to use it. He and Paulie helped with the wrenching, as well. Streets limped the blue bike to Domenic’s and things were set.

Dave contacted the folks at Baker (thanks Ryan) and they overnighted a new RSD 6 speed to the landlord of the house the Baker folks are staying at. The landlord got the tranny to the house. Streets and I went to the house and met Scott who gave us the box. We then had to get it to Kory so he could get started. By about 4:00 on Saturday, the new Baker was ready to be installed.

Later, Dave, Dave O, Jody, Sara, and I met at the house as Kory, Domenic, and Paulie were finishing up. At 8:00 that night, the blue bike was back in order. Streets took it out for a shakedown ride and returned with an uncharacteristic “yee-hah”. The Baker shifts like “buttah” and all is well with the world.

This was an example of customer service that would make Nordstrom envious. It wasn’t easy shouting into cell phones over the din of hundreds of free flowing v-twins, but everything worked out.

A great story thanks to all involved.
Thug