Gotta fill this gap before I do any more work on my stuff. Should be done by Saturday afternoon if all goes as planned.

Gettin' there....

I still need to lower the front a bit and find some different rubber. Outside of that just need the seat, shifter and a couple odds and ends and Forever Loser's done.


Rob's lights are done...

and bright!

REALLY wanna see this flick, REALLY dig this song.
I'm a huge Jeff Bridges fan, it sounds like a great story and an amazing soundtrack. I'm stoked to see it.


A 'lil frame on frame action

Well...frame on jig actually.

The old frame was in a bad way so we picked this one up last weekend. It's pretty damn straight so it shouldn't need much work.

New front end for Forever Loser is coming soon

Time for a new front end on Forever Loser. Found everything I need and it all has been cleaned up and the paint is drying as I post this. I plan to have it all back together tomorrow, hopefully I'll have some pics up soon. Without the front end on it I swear this bike looks about 2 1/2 feet long, obviously not suited for someone my size. Oh well.



Pics from Jorge's Partay

I feel like a real piss poor son...

I forgot to put up a post for my Ma's birthday, man I suck! Anyways, my Ma had a birthday recently and we celebrated by playing bingo and going out for a great dinner. None of us won anything playing bingo, and we were all very confused by the rules, but we had a great time anyways. Might even go again soon, who knows... Anywho, happy birthday ma! Thanks for everything, love you lots!!



We've only got a handful of months and a few bucks left! Anything and everything counts, let's go!


Good News -- One Step Closer

From the St. Cloud Times:
"A plan to build a skate plaza in St. Cloud passed another hurdle Tuesday night on a narrow vote.
The St. Cloud Planning Commission voted 4-3 to recommend to the City Council to build a skate plaza at Heritage Park. Commissioners Tim Chirhart, Sheila DeVine and Jeff Goerger dissented.
A two-hour public hearing Tuesday was used to air opinions of residents who spoke both for and against the proposal. The city has spent more than a decade planning the 25,000-square-foot-plaza.
More than 10 sites have been examined, but the city has settled on Heritage Park because of existing parking and a shelter with restrooms.
The proposed plaza would cost about $500,000. The money is expected to come from donations and the Park Improvement Fund. Park Improvement Fund money comes from a sale of land to St. Cloud State University. It must be used on park improvements and can’t be used for city operations.
The plan at Heritage Park has been controversial among residents. Detractors have cited safety concerns and have said the plaza is not suitable for the park, which also is home to Stearns History Museum.
The City Council will consider the proposal at an upcoming meeting."


Just finished this book. I'm not usually a fan of fiction but this was one of the best books I've ever read! A really funny, twisted and delusional story about good vs evil. It has squirrel people, form changing demons, transvestite loving ex-cops and everything!
If you like Vonnegut you'll love Moore!


Know Your Audience

There's a saying in the sales world that "you should always know your audience", hence tailoring your presentation to them. I don't think PETA knew their audience too well when they decided to stage this protest.

"Johnstown, PA (GlossyNews) – Local and state police scoured the hills outside rural Johnstown, Pennsylvania, after reports of three animal rights activists going missing after attempting to protest the wearing of leather at a large motorcycle gang rally this weekend. Two others, previously reported missing, were discovered by fast food workers “duct taped inside several fast food restaurant dumpsters,” according to police officials.
“Something just went wrong,” said a still visibly shaken organizer of the protest. “Something just went horribly, horribly, wrong.”

The organizer said a group of concerned animal rights activist groups, “growing tired of throwing fake blood and shouting profanities at older women wearing leather or fur coats,” decided to protest the annual motorcycle club event “in a hope to show them our outrage at their wanton use of leather in their clothing and motor bike seats.” “In fact,” said the organizer, “motorcycle gangs are one of the biggest abusers of wearing leather, and we decided it was high time that we let them know that we disagree with them using it…ergo, they should stop.”

According to witnesses, protesters arrived at the event in a vintage 1960’s era Volkswagen van and began to pelt the gang members with balloons filled with red colored water, simulating blood, and shouting “you’re murderers” to passers by. This, evidently, is when the brouhaha began.

“They peed on me!!!” charged one activist. “They grabbed me, said I looked like I was French, started calling me ‘La Trene’, and duct taped me to a tree so they could pee on me all day!”

“I…I was trying to show my outrage at a man with a heavy leather jacket, and he…he didn’t even care. I called him a murderer, and all he said was, ‘You can’t prove that.’ Next thing I know he forced me to ride on the back of his motorcycle all day, and would not let me off, because his girl friend was out of town and I was almost a woman.”

Still others claimed they were forced to eat hamburgers and hot dogs under duress. Those who resisted were allegedly held down while several bikers “farted on their heads.”

Police officials declined comments on any leads or arrests due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, however, organizers for the motorcycle club rally expressed “surprise” at the allegations.

“That’s preposterous,” said one high-ranking member of the biker organizing committee. “We were having a party, and these people showed up and were very rude to us. They threw things at us, called us names, and tried to ruin the entire event. So, what did we do? We invited them to the party! What could be more friendly than that? You know, just because we are all members of motorcycle clubs does not mean we do not care about inclusiveness. Personally, I think it shows a lack of character for them to be saying such nasty things about us after we bent over backwards to make them feel welcome.”

When confronted with the allegations of force-feeding the activists meat, using them as ad hoc latrines, leaving them incapacitated in fast food restaurant dumpsters, and ‘farting on their heads,’ the organizer declined to comment in detail. “That’s just our secret handshake,” assured the organizer."

Fish Tales

Hanging out with Man Salmon

Me and Mr. Velner


Back to School

After pondering it for a bit I decided to pull the trigger and go back to college. Classes start next week and I'm pretty stoked about going back. I've got a semester of gen eds to get through and then I can start in my major (which is tbd).

The only thing I'm bummed about is that none of my classes are near the nursing classes. Oh well, turns out they don't wear the outfits I was hoping they do anyways.

Well, off to buy a trapper keeper and some colored pencils....


Moles and Burritos

So I'm eating at Qdoba at this very moment and the woman behind me will not stop talking about how the mole on her leg has changed over the years and it's really messing with my appetite. I wanted you all to know this so that if I get arrested for hucking my burrito at her you will know that I was justified.

To All the Cars I've Loved Before....

I loved this car the most, well not exatly this car, but pretty close. Mine might have had a couple of more shades of blue...

When I was 16 I bought this car from a buddy for a few bucks and sold some parts off of it right away to end up owning it for about $45. Then, with some persuasion from Jerry, I decided it was gonna be a bitchin' ride.

So, I told my apprehensive father about my plans and began to strip the old girl down. In the process Dad sourced out an old cop car and the beast had a heart once again! We spent a lot of time, disagreements and damn near fist fights building this car! It was the best time of my life. I learned more about relationships, cars and the analytical process from this deal than I could have learned from anything else.

In the end, we built a bitchin' car. I remember at one point, before it was done, I asked my Dad how fast he thought it was going to be and his exact words were "fast enough not tell your mother about it". That was VERY true. This thing was ugly as shit but faster than any ride in my high school; and it was HOME BUILT and Mommy and Daddy didn't buy it. So I was real proud of it.

I've sold a lot of cars and bikes in my time but I only sincerely regret letting this one go.



1991 Kawasaki KDX 200
-adult ridden
-NEW top end
-NEW Fredette front springs
-runs great
-good tires/brakes
-FMF pipe and silencer
-great trail bike, plenty of power and lots of fun
$900 o.b.o
Email me at jghelm@hotmail.com if interested


Setara and the Chubby Knuckles

Hailey and I went down to Maplewood yesterday to see Esteban's band play at a Battle of the Bands event. They were the headliners and made it on to the next level of the contest where they'll play with more bands in March. The show is totally worth going to just to see Setara and the Chubby Knuckles play. I'll post the exact date once I know more.
Hailey and I at The Rock
Hailey, Me, Esteban and Setara
The Rock has 24oz PBR's!


New Project

My cousin Rob's super clean '82 Interstate that I get to work on for awhile. Should be fun and keep me busy for a bit.


"Make It Bounce"

Had and amazing New Year's Eve with some great friends this year!

Ben and Jodi

Ben looks like a longshoremen

Free hot sauce!!

Jeff and Troy

Ben and Troy fell asleep first and yes, those are long john's that Troy's wearing