Leaving South America. Returning home? We were ready; however, apprehension of the oncoming onslaught of emotion of the transition and work yet to commense piled up into our minds as we emerged back into a world which had been very far away for a very long time. We would soon find out if we were even the same people we had been when we had left.
First order of business: transportation.We needed wheels, and they lay around in garages or in pieces here and there. So, it was time to dig up anything that could help get us going, for there is no time to waist when the excitement of an epic adventure drips from your fingertips.
It is getting very close to time to introduce you to an event of extreme proportions, or at least extreme fun intertwined in bad ideas...but not yet. The Lead Sled is the first hint. This is a 1972 Honda CB350 that was brought to life last summer. The sidecar was built from scratch and attached for a cross-country run from Knoxville to Portland, Oregon in the fall of last year. Mikey and Mike created this articulating contraption for less than $500 in total.
1956 F-100. The only other hands on this truck were that of the pin-striper and the leather interior which he did not have the time to learn himself. Their Hot Rod shop is the Barillaro Speed Emporium ( http://www.barillarospeed.net/ )
Next stop: the house of Who the Hell is the Handsome Headless Kansas City Dave Walker (KC or other variations for short, or longer). He has been holding a pile of mine that has been handed down from a friend. Not running, it has some major repairs to look forward to. This bike has some history as well.