22/05/2013 10:23:58 PM GMT
well done blokes.
Throttle Roll 2013 from Australian Cafe Racers on Vimeo.
Right up there with swimming in the ocean and grilling outside, one of our favorite summer activities is sitting in the shade enjoying a cold drink and a good book. So before you head to the beach, buy of these spirited volumes.
An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails: 50 Classic Cocktail Recipes, Tips, and Tales ($20) by Orr Shtuhl:
Visiting a friend’s vacation house? An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails (pictured above) makes a great host gift. It’s full of dozens of delicious tipples and charming illustrations from Elizabeth Graeber.
The Audacity of Hops: The History of America’s Craft Beer Revolution ($20) by Tom Acitelli:
Journalist Tom Acitelli chronicles the rise of craft beer in America by profiling the movement’s entrepreneurs and pioneers, starting with Fritz Maytag and his 1965 takeover of San Francisco institution Anchor Brewing.
The Negroni: A gaz regan Notion ($15) by Gary Regan:
If you love a chilled, bracing Negroni on a hot day, then you’ll like Liquor advisory board member Gary Regan’s latest work. It includes essays from a number of well-known writers as well as plenty of variations on the concoction’s traditional recipe.
Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage ($25) by Michael Veach:
Pair your favorite dram of American whiskey with historian Michael Veach’s tome, which explores the roots of the famed liquor. He dispels a number of common myths and tries to sort fact from fiction.
Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist ($15) by Tim Federle:
This entertaining small book uniquely combines reading and mixology. Author Tim Federle has matched pieces of literature with their own elixirs, from the Gin Eyre to the Are You There God? It’s Me, Margarita. It’s exactly the type of light and punny fare that’s perfect for the beach.
Jacket REV’IT! Stellar is made of high-grade leather “Monaco Performance”, while the protection is provided by CE-certified protectors on shoulders and elbows. To increase the period of operation of jackets for the entire season, the jacket comes with a removable warm lining, which is connected by a snake.
REV’IT! Stellar Features:
The outer part: cowhide Monaco Performance, nylon 500D
Composition: 73% leather, 26% polyamide 0, 1% elastane
Lining: 100-percent polyester
Removable warm lining: 100-percent polyamide
ProLife ® CE protection at shoulders and elbows, perforated foam protection on the back, it is possible to set back protection category CE2
Passive safety: reflective inserts on the elbows
fit: sports, there is adjustment on waist
Ventilation: perforated front and back
Thor Drake and the See See Motor Coffee Co. crew have put together this great little video that perfectly captures the essence of The One Motorcycle Show that went down back in February. I will personally never forget it, as many new friendships were formed that will last for a long time to come. I remember having a strong longing to attend, having exchanged emails and admiration for many of the good folks involved in the show– particularly Thor and photographer Ray Gordon. So I headed out solo on my birthday weekend not knowing exactly what to expect– and it turned out to be absolutely the right call. The people and energy were amazing, as everyone was super-positive and inclusive in a way was genuine and inspiring. There were more amazing bikes there than you could shake a stick at– but it was truly the unity of the people coming together to celebrate and support one another that made it such an amazing experience. It felt like family, and that’s probably the best compliment that one can pay.
1970 Triumph T100C 500cc “Lemon Drop” — the winner of the “lots and lots of polishing” award at The One Motorcycle Show in Portland, 2013.
Rust Never Sleeps…