Monday, November 8, 2010

Charleston, SC - HOLY City SWAP.... Don't miss out!

There's gonna be a sick swap meet in December.......... December 11th........ Perfect chance to get your Christmas (or Kwanza) presents..........

Good time, great location, food, beer, bands.......... FREE to get in and FREE to VEND............. bring some shit and make some dough....... or bring some dough and get some shit.........

HOLY CITY SWAP!!!


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Oh, yeah.....

Ralph killed the art work again.........

A little more on the Ride for Lightning.......

So, we are stoked at the response so far........ everyone we've talked to is behind the run and helping Lee 100%.... it's good to see people willing to lend a hand.... we appreciate it for sure....

The sponsor list is growing by leaps and bounds..... we've still got a few invitations out.... but for now here's the list (in no particular order)... and I know you can read the side bar but I'm gonna re-list them because I'm stoked.....

The Driven Skateboards
Freak Out the Squares
Biltwell
Low Side Magazine
Street Chopper Magazine
FMA
Death Science
Atomic Customs
Image 1
Iron Horse
Bandit Brand
Rusty Knuckles
Chop Cult
Violent Choppers
Vanguard Cycles
Loser Machine
High Speed/ High Death
Front Street Cycles
Hated of the World
Death Machine
Dice
Bench Mark
The Haints
Rigid Hips
Lord of Loud
Blue Collar Moto
Low Brow
Old Gold Garace Co.
Blood Falcon
Eternal Combustion
Born Loser


And the AFTER-PARTY is gonna RULE........... I don't want to give too much away but let me say this....... don't forget that Ralph's company Rusty Knuckles just inked a little deal with a true legend in music - Antiseen................... MORE SOON on this and the RUN........

Run tickets and swag will be on sale next week.............. shit is gonna rule........

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ride for Lightning

We’re back at it again...

We were so stoked the response to the Revenge Run was and all the friends we made that we’ve been counting the days till next year….. but why wait till next year? The Revenge Run started the year off with a bang so why not go out the same way?

The Ride for Lightning (October 15th and 16th)

Initially Ralph and I decided we were gonna do a small ride and camp jam (no sponsors and very little organization) to get back together with all the cool people we met on the RR. But recently, we both caught wind of Lee Bender and his fight against Multiple Sclerosis…… And while neither Ralph nor I know Lee personally, we figured why not help out in whatever way we can. So, we decided to do another proper run and raise as much cash to help Lee out as we can.

I got into bikes for the same reason I got into skateboards...the brotherhood. And while I don’t know Lee personally I dig what he is doing and feel a certain kinship………..  Lee was a sponsored skater (OJ, Nike, Indy…) who was diagnosed with MS in ’07…. What started as slight numbness in his hands and feet quickly became numbness from chest to toes….. his balance has been affected making skating impossible…although he can still ride a bike (some of you have probably seen his blog – onesickrace.com)…... but the real fear is that MS is a degenerative disease – so, it will likely only progress from here………. but there is hope…….. Lee has found an experimental treatment that has shown real promise in relieving the symptoms of MS and returning those who undergo the treatment to a more “normal” life………… to undergo this treatment Lee has to trek to Poland (the procedure is not sanctioned to be performed in the US)…… To do this Lee needs $11,000…….. he has raised a little over $4,000…….. so, there’s still quite a ways to go……………. And we can all help.


As for the run route, well, the two coolest things North Carolina’s past has to offer are pirates and moonshine (well, maybe not all in the past). So, it only made sense to pay tribute to NC’s deep moonshine history this time around!

The Ride for Lightning will follow some old moonshine roads through the mountains of North Carolina. The run will start somewhere near Winston-Salem, go up to  Cherokee where we’ll camp for the night and then head down to Pendleton, SC for a blow-out after-party (same as last time – bands, booze, bitches…)…… same recipe as the RR except the first day will be a little shorter………… We will be riding through the Blue Ridge Mountains just as the trees are changing….. no better roads nor view in the country………….


We are gonna sell some swag and have a few raffles with all profits going to help fund Lee’s fight…………. There is also gonna be a small entry fee to go on the run which will also go to Lee………….. so, you spend a couple bucks and get to go on the run or buy some rad shit and all the while get to help Lee………… how could that suck?

Next week we’ll have all the details up on the route along with shots of the run.

For now, here's a general idea.... BUT the final route will be on small 2-lane roads and not on I-40.......


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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

So...................... it's time for some pictures....................

I know it's been a while since the run.......... but we promised a bunch of people we'd let them grab some shots for different magazines that are coming out and that have come out............

We've been in Greasy Kulture and Low Side already and there are a few more up to bat.......... but, at least now I can start posting some of the rad shots that everyone took...........



So, let's get the party started............


First we had a sweet write-up on the Chop Cult.....


And then the GKM and Low Side issues came out.....


We also had a ton of people upload their shots of the run............ here's just a few...............





GEEKS  - RR 1


LFTC - RR1


I'll post more shots soon.................

Thanks again to everyone who helped make the run AMAZING!!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Swap Meet - Monroe, NC July 17th

If you are anywhere within a two hour radius of Charlotte, NC, you might want to drive on over to the 2nd Annual Tumbleweeds Swap Meet in Monroe, NC. They are calling it a rally but if you aren't in the "My Big Dog is a Custom" crowd then just a heads up, its a free swap meet for all sorts of parts vendors and randomness. If you go, Josh our pal over at Wrench Works will be sharing a space with Ben of Ben Jordan Customs. With their bikes out there, surely at least a few killer bikes will be on hand and definitely parts for sale.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Local music.... if you're anywhere near NC you don't want to miss this....

Rusty Knuckles is back at it again............

Ralph's music label is having a showcase at the Dive Bar in Raleigh, NC on September 11.........



On the roster -

Crank County Daredevils
Hellbound Glory
Flat Tires
BeItTheMeans
Jay Berndt
She Rides


As much as possible, Raleigh will be going off that weekend...... That weekend is the Hopscotch Music Fest.... there will be over 120 bands playing in town that weekend.... Needless to say, if you like good live music Raleigh will have it in spades that weekend.....


The RK show will start at 6:30 with outlaw country sets by Jay Berndt and Hellbound Glory. After that we will have the rock show opening with She Rides, BeItTheMeans, Flat Tires and Crank County Daredevils.

For more info check out the Rusty Knuckles or Dive Bar's sites...


6 Bands for $5 Bucks - Come out and support Ralph and Rusty Knuckles.........


Trust me the bands are REALLY SICK!


Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Just wanted to let you guys know.............

We haven't forgotten you............

I am culling through the pictures........... soon, very soon I will fill this blog with pictures of the run.............

It was TRULY EPIC!

Thanks again to everyone who made it go.............

Friday, April 30, 2010

Big Mountain Run - May 19th - 23rd

Don't know what yal's plans are but I had a bitchin' time at last year's Big Mountain Run. Care to Join us? We are pushing out on early friday morning May 21st and shooting over to Tennessee to party down and rock out. Yal know my email. hit me up, some killer roads up there and outlaw times...

Rusty Knuckles

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

THANKS!!!!!!!

I have to say THANKS to EVERYONE!!!! You guys made the run....... it was way bigger and way radder than Ralph and I ever thought it could be.......

More later, but for now THANKS again!

Later.

Pictures.........

I NEED your Revenge Run pictures........

I am looking for all the pictures I can get.............. I've got plans........

If you took some shots of the run please load them up to PHOTOBUCKET......

Just go to the photobucket site...

USERNAME - revengerun

PASSWORD - revengerun

Load away..................

Thanks in advance!!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Just A Glimpse

More photos will be posted in the next few days as we cull through all the great imagery. Once again thanks to everyone who made the run truly an epic time!!!

All photos by Lance Dawes





Thursday, April 22, 2010

THANKS!

I just wanted to personally say that this run has gotten way bigger than I ever dreamed it would....... I am stoked that everyone is into it........ AND I want to thank EVERYONE again! Thanks for those of you who are going on the run..... AND thanks to everyone who has helped sponsor the run.....

THANKS!!

So, everyone else got their time.....

Now, let me tell you just a little about me.......

I guess I should start it all off by saying that I do anything I can to avoid a real job...........

I own a tattoo shop - Kung-Fu Tattoo - as my "main" gig.......... I won't waste your time and post up a bunch of pictures of tattoos.... I'm sure you've seen a tattoo.......... what I will say is if you have to have a job it's a pretty rad place to spend your time.............

I also have a little skateboard company...... LOADED skateboards is probably more like a skate crew that puts out shirts and decks occasionally than anything else......... I don't do it for the money.... I do it for the love of skateboarding...... I know these days there's a lot of trend-humping when it comes to skating and bikes but I don't care........ skateboarding was my world when I was a kid......... although I lost touch with it a little I never lost the love for it....... a few years ago a buddy and I decided to create a company that catered to what we wanted in skateboarding........ gnarly graphics and an attitude to match...... so, that's what we did...........






I make some shift knobs.............. PURE clASS............... nothing too fancy just some chopper-type shift knobs.......






Finally I've got a new jam - Death Science - we are making some shirts and some sharp shit - you know hand-made knives and what-not.............. don't sleep on us...... it's gonna be HUGE..........











That's all..... oh, and I love to make up companies............. cause I'm a baller.....hahaha..........

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Man it is getting close - Some details about the Run for on the Run........

When we hit Ocracoke we are gonna do our own thing for dinner........ we should hit the island some time around 2:30......... we figured we'd have a bon fire that would start around dark (8 PM or so)......... until then you are wide open for dinner........ we are gonna give out a restaurant guide of sorts laying out the spots to eat while you're on Ocracoke..........

For BREAKFAST we have lined up a local eatery - Dajio - who has offered us a BALLER BREAKFAST BUFFET........... this is gonna be epic............ they are gonna have eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, bagels, coffee, juice.......... you get the gist....... all for $10. No better way to wring yourself out from a night of nonsense than a great breakfast at a GREAT price......... of course, do what you want but I think it's pretty rad to see the locals into the run too..............

All the details will be in your run packet........

Man, 2, or is it 1 day left............................

What motorcycleing is ALL ABOUT.......... Final Chapter (for now)......

So, you've probably read by now and figured out that to me it's all about the adventure and the friendship................. and I'm taking some time to thank people who have been a part of making riding bikes cool for me...........

To say Jeff is my homie is a serious understatement........... Jeff is truly one of my best FRIENDS........... a guy I trust with my kids................. a HERO..........

Not only has he worked on my hunk of shit DREAM CRUSHER more HOURS than he could count........ not only has he talked me down from the ledge when the DC had me suicidal............ he has always been THERE without a question............. A TRUE FRIEND..........

I am incredibly bummed that Jeff won't be on the run - after all he's a big part of the inspiration for this run - but he will be there in spirit........... and there's always next year............

I just wanted to publicly thank my brother from another!

Oh, for the record, Jeff seldom meets a challenge with a motorcycle that he can't tackle and he could weld himself inside an aluminum can................. he's the definition of RULER!

QFFQ!





Speaking of last-minute RADNESS..... Loud Fast DOES RULE!!!!

Today I got a great little package from Chopper Dave........... he put together some belt buckles especially for us on the run............ I'm just gonna assume you know Dave so I'm not gonna waste your time....... we all know he GETS IT......... but the rad thing is that he was stoked to be involved........ so stoked that he had the buckles engraved just for us............. how fucking rad is that? And let me tell you Dave's products are TOP SHELF for sure!

Dave - Thanks a million for the SUPPORT!!!!

Good luck prying these out of my grubby hands............. they are SICK! For all those that don't know - LOUD FAST RULES!



Kickstart Cycle Supply.........

So time is short but we still have a few more people to thank.........

Today on my door-step I got a package from Walter at Kickstart Cycle Supply.................. Full of rad swag for some lucky raffle ticket holder.............

You guys may have heard of some of Walter and KCS's ventures........... like the Gypsy Run, maybe? Walter and his run are top-notch and we really appreciate the SUPPORT!

Thanks!



Tuesday, April 20, 2010

OFFICIAL RUN ITINERARY

Read over the itinerary and print out. We will have copies on hand but just to make sure you know the routes and don't get lost in the swamps.

Meet Your Bartenders...

Meet the lovely ladies that are going to be serving you $2 PBR's and warm liquor...



BIG THINGS............... Rusty Knuckles........

So, we've been telling you all about the sponsors.......... well now a little about us.............

Ralph heads up Rusty Knuckles.......... a music and merch label for some of the raddest bands out there.............. How can you go wrong when your label's mantra is “Fuel Your Gyspy Soul?RK is a way of life and more than anything else...... the freedom to
choose your own path.

Ralph might be too modest to blow his own horn but whether it be the day to day of band management, designing merch & websites or wrenching on bikes..... the dude does it all............ A real one-man show...... Ralph's pedigree in music and merchandising (he is a REAL graphic designer - hence the AMAZING run art) is DEEP........ but after a stint with a famous record label in SF he returned to the East Coast and decided to go out on his own...........

Rusty Knuckles is off to a good start with the always on tour Crank County Daredevils, an amazing OUTLAW country band called Hellbound Glory, hellbilly's the Flat Tires and a few top secret projects coming up with She Rides, Joe Buck and Antiseen......

Basically, RUSTY KNUCKLES is making moves............ the right way.......... it's all about good music from REAL musicians on a label that is all about the people................ don't
sleep on it.......................... BIG THINGS!!!