Saturday, September 30, 2017

test ride at night...

 just because he felt like it...


Friday, September 29, 2017

it's a pity to waste...

when shinya heard that our friend had some junk motors and parts that he was about to throw away... yeah, of course. went to pick them up, taking them apart, and now sorting out all the useful parts and fasteners 😆 


cant' stop him now...


Thursday, September 28, 2017


our very special friend and a great artist David Uhl brought this portrait of shinya painted by him. the reason why David came to our workshop was to take some photos of shinya's latest work, which would be the Aermacchi "Il Drago", to paint another great fine art. we are very honored.

描いてくれたこの木村氏のポートレートを持って画家のDavid Uhl氏がコロラドから来てくれた。光栄なことに今度は木村氏ではなくて完成したばかりのアエルマッキの画を描きたいと言ってくれて、そのためにはまずは写真を撮りたいというのでどーぞどーぞと招き入れたところ・・・

thought he was gonna just take some "photos" but it ended up having a very professional photoshoot with a photographer Ryan Hackett and his team, a model (was our friend Imogen), a stylist, and all.


our workshop disappeared into the haze 🌁


"The Alchemist" by David Uhl
Model: Imogen Lehtonen
Motorcycle: "Il Drago" by Shinya Kimura

thank you, David, Imogen and team Ryan Hackett ♥


Monday, September 25, 2017

the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow...

Spike now... gotta start over again 😭



 Il Drago now. pretty close to the end.


Sunday, September 24, 2017

il drago...

 named this⿓ Aermacchi project "Il Drago".



late at night. shinya changed his mind and remade the emblem.


Friday, September 22, 2017

better feeling...

shinya's smile is visible after some adjustments and improvements 😊

テストライドと調整・改良を繰り返し、やっと笑顔が 😊

Thursday, September 21, 2017

close up details...


went to see MWTM in Ventura. thank you, Nobby-san!


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

making some more improvements...

the Aermacchi project. 


Monday, September 18, 2017

monday riders club...

monday riders. 2 RDs, CB77, XT500, and KTM. we like to ride on weekdays because our canyon is pretty calm and almost empty especially on Mondays.



from canyon ride to noodle lunch.



shinya and i went for another canyon ride afterward 😸


Sunday, September 17, 2017