Bloggers are a dying breed... I did not receive that memo!
Since approx May 5 I have been laid up due to surgery-nothing life threatening-but I needed to spend some time under the knife. For most of my recovery, I was not very ambulatory. Lot of reading, DVD's, listening to books on CD and learning Espanol. Before I went out of commission, I decided that a new paint job was in order for my freedom machine and with this new paint scheme a new persona for said machine. May I present to you, "Thud".
My inspiration was blossomed from the Republic F105D/G/H Thunderchief/Thud/Wild Weasel and the A10 Thunderbolt, Warthog. Check the Tube and the information highway...
 Both of these aircraft gave as much as they received and kept on going despite some very gnarly and hairy missions. Alas, my freedom machine has gone further and done more with less than most motorcycles will do. No fancy dan gizmos or ghezmachis. Thud's mouth that adorns the fuel tank reflects determination and grit. ALL weather, ALL road conditions, ALL day everyday. Soon Thud and I will be, "..eatting some purple miles...;


Three Guesses

Can you guess what is going on in my garage? 


Don't Go To Iran....

....and another one of my favorites...

Some day I will travel to Persia! 


AG330 Start Cart

I really could obsess over the SR71...I will indulge a little bit, otherwise the tube of the You will provide you with copious amounts of Blackbird goodness. Okay, you understand my point! But, how in the world does the baddest airplane of ALL times leap into the air? I mean, c'mon, it ain't like you are turning the ignition switch on and hitting the start button! Enter the AG330 start cart.
Twin Buick 400's!Please visit HERE for more info 'bout the AG330 as well as HERE but for now please enjoy the following from the 'tube:

Sled Driver explaining the J58 engines:
and what about the some "tuneage" of J58's...