#fromthesaddle Instagram Contest
Attention all motor loving two wheeled enthusiasts. We want to pay homage to our fellow riders by hosting a weekly Instagram photo contest. Wherever your bike may take you and whatever adventure you may get into, we want to see your view #fromthesaddle. Whether lane splitting down the 405 freeway, turning left at your local dirt track, scrambling to the top of a distant mountain peak, or just cruising to your local watering hole, we want to be inspired by your two wheeled perspective. We'll be picking winners each week and sending out Iron & Resin prize packs every Monday. See contest details below:1. Follow @ironandresin2. Post a photo with the hashtag #fromthesaddle and #ironandresin to enter.
We will pick a winning photo every week and the user will be sent a box of Iron & Resin gear. May the adventure fuel your engines and the roads you travel be trouble free.
First Annual Hooligan Hoedown SUCCESS!
We just got back from the run to Camp Scheideck, and couldn't help but get some photos out to everyone! A little sunburn, a lot of whiskey, some serious bbq, and tunes into the wee hours of the morning made for a great evening in the mountains with friends old and new.
First off, thank you to everyone who came! What a great turnout for our first campout event. There must have been between 30-40 bikes and a couple of classic cars in the main group that left The Garage with us! Definitely had a couple hundred folks in throughout the night!
Secondly, thank you to our hosts at Reyes Creek, and the bands that performed all night! Big thanks to Zeltzer and the Tortoise, Big Jugs, and Blackout Party for keeping the music going all night.
Gassin' up in Ojai...last gas for 110 miles...tight mileage for some of the older bikes! Just about to hit triple digit temps in the Ojai Valley, and most of us were ready to shed the layers we would need in the mountain pass.
Just an incredible custom that came out with us! A Noble Fabrication custom low rider.
Our very own Cierra, killing it as usual.
Just one of the many group campsites we commandeered throughout the day at Camp Scheideck.
This guy. Camped out in his Falcon Wagon, and offered to bring back some of our gear to Ventura! Thanks Dan.
This is Wes from Ride Apart's personal I&R shop rag...apparently that hole is from a crash that burnt through his pants and our rag...
Lined up right next to the creek.
So much attitude...that's his 'I'm having a great time' finger. Greg from Winter Co.
Homestyle cooking in the hills!
All ages welcome! Carhartt overalls and all!
Scheideck is an old mining encampment, and adjacent to the campground is a great little ghost town.
One of the sponsors of the event, Bandit Brand owner Jen!
Let this be a teaser as to what it is like to see Big Jugs live!
The crowd, well fed.
Insert witty 'tipping' phrase here.
The raffle prizes included Red Wing boots, a Schott NYC jacket, Bell helmets, and gear from British Customs and Iron & Resin.
A different sort of child.
Once the temp started to drop, we headed indoors for more drinks, music, pool and dancing.
Needless to say, it was significantly colder waking up than riding in.
Definitely the coolest Sportster around, and kept the bikes wanting.
Unfortunately, Tommy T's (our wounded warrior hooligan!) meticulous BSA didn't finish the trip home.
A pair of police escorts. Samson, one of the Garage associates, is riding this thing cross country in a couple of weeks!
Out of the valley, and into the sun!
Needless to say, this is probably the best view I could hope for on a Sunday morning.
It was all good times this weekend, and thank you again to everyone who took part. Some thrills and spills, and tons of smiles with good folks. We are hoping to do this again and often, so stay tuned. If you have any photos of your own from the weekend, send them over to our facebook! There were a lot of people out, and we'd love to see how everyone's experience was! Ride safe. Iron & Resin!
Second Sunday Ride - April 20th
Attention. Attention. This month's Second Sunday ride is being moved to the third Sunday this month so that it coincides with our First Annual Hooligan Hoedown. If you think Coachella is overpriced, over-hyped, too hot, too many people wearing cool sneaker, and more laptops making music than you can stand, than come and join us for what will be a real great time with some real instruments, real food, and definitely some real folks. GO HERE to purchase tickets your tickets now.
The First Annual Iron & Resin Hooligan Hoedown
"I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth." - Steve McQueen
There aren't many things better than the Spring riding season in California. Pair that with good friends, good music, and sleeping under the stars and you've pretty much found paradise.
On April 20-21, Iron & Resin will be hosting our first annual Spring Moto Campout - The Hooligan Hoedown. Ride in and meet us there or join us for a group ride from The Garage to Camp Sheideck, a remote outpost pretty much in the middle of nowhere. Located 37 miles north of Ojai, along a picturesque river, Camp Sheideck dates back to the early 1900s, providing shelter, a post office (for early valley pioneers) and a sip of moonshine for the weary traveler. Today, the pioneer era saloon at Sheideck, known as Reyes Creek Bar, offers some of the coldest beer, strongest whiskey and the best jukebox around for miles.
Group camping facilities are provided and we encourage all who are there to spend the night. In addition to the group site, there are more private sites available along the river. An all you can eat tri-tip & chicken barbecue will get things heated up as the the bands start to take to the stage. This will be a night to remember with plenty of stories to share with those willing to make the trek over the mountain. We'll be announcing the bands each week, as we get closer, but rest assured, there will be good music. We'll also have plenty of gear to give away from Iron & Resin and the other brands that we feature in The Garage.
So get your bike ready, grab your girl (or guy) and dust off your sleeping bag and head into the hills for a weekend to remember.
(Special note: ALL are welcome to this event - whether on four wheels or two)
$25 per person - includes camping, music and all you can eat barbecue dinner.
GO HERE to purchase tickets for the event.
CLICK HERE to view google map.
March Second Sunday
After a little well deserved rain, this weekend couldn't have been a better one for riding. All of the usual suspects came along for the ride, which took us from our home base at The Garage through the farms to Santa Paula, and over the 150 into the Ojai Valley. One of our shorter rides, but definitely one of the most beautiful so far.
Free donuts...get's 'em every time!
Deer Lodge in Ojai, CA for some tritip sandwiches, bloody marys and some serious biker people watching.
Drew, ponderous or confused.
Best/Worst plate award.
Best/Worst wheel award. 26" and probably worth more than my motorcycle.
Curtis and The Tavern crew! And, only one bike was lost the whole day...if you can call Curtis's Hooligan scooter a bike.
Short and sweet on a beautiful day to ride. Save up your energy for next month, we are heading for a campout in the mountains! Stay tuned for a flyer, but keep 4/20-4/21 open, we are heading to the hills for some BBQ, some tunes, and some whiskey.
Second Sunday Ride - March 10th
Forecast, a sunny 66°, with a chance of wide open winding roads. Get your bike ready and head out for this month's Second Sunday ride. Meet at the usual time and place on the rear patio, at The Iron & Resin Garage. 324 E. Main St., Ventura. This Sunday 9am is going to feel a little earlier as clocks will be loosing an hour due to daylight savings. Donuts, caffeine and pre-ride adjustments and repairs as is the routine. At 10am we will head out down Foothill Rd. through the citrus groves and into Santa Paula before turning up the 150 and into the hills. Once through the hills and into the Upper Ojai Valley, we will turn onto 33 for a few miles and head to the famous Deer Lodge where we will stop for lunchtime food and refreshments. Once all cravings have been satisfied we will head back down the 33 and towards Ventura. Don't forget to set your clocks ahead on Saturday night. Looking forward to seeing everyone out there!
New Spring Product in Store Now
Get yourself some new gear, the new spring product in now in the web store, The Garage, and your local retailer. Made in USA and in small batches. Warmer weather is ahead so stock up now before it's gone.
To Catch a Triton
When I first saw this motorcycle, it was in parts on a lift in our local salty brit shop. I'd never seen a Triton up close, and knew immediately that this was a dream come true in slow motion for Thom. I'd never seen him react to a motorcycle quite like this, and in the early days our conversations were almost always dominated by our two-wheeled dreams. This bike was to be the one.
Two years later, I saw him kick it to life. Two years is a long time to build and wait for a motorcycle you think about everyday. In California we are blessed with riding all year round, which is a bit of a curse at times. As soon as a project is running, I am often on the road immediately into the sunshine, and often neglect the time-consuming details that make a bike stand out above the rest. Patience is a virtue, and the Triton is built of patience.
1962 Norton Slimline frame mated with a 750cc Triumph T140E motor. JoMo cam, balanced motor with titanium valve springs and a splayed port head.
Norton short road holder forks with external springs and modified dampening.
Custom, hand-formed aluminum tank.
NOS swept back headers, Gold Star silencers.
Custom welded on rear frame loop with a Dresda boxed swingarm.
Clubman racing alloy upper and lower clamps.
LED signals and a classic Lucas tail light. Hoping to keep the law at bay while riding with no plates.
Grimeca 41s front brake hub laced to 18" alloy shouldered rims with Buchanan spokes. Custom Barnett cables.
Adjustable clip ons with Magura levers and a whirlpool throttle.
Custom rearsets, Dresda motor mount plates.
After watching him wait two years for it to come together, we couldn't keep up with him or the bike.
Second Sunday Ride - February 10th
Second Sunday has returned from holiday and is itching to get back in the saddle. Meet at the usual time and place. 9am on the rear patio, at The Iron & Resin Garage. 324 E. Main St., Ventura for donuts, caffeine and the typical pre-ride adjustments and repairs. This week we will head south down the coast from Rice Rd. and stop for a quick breather at the always amusing Neptune's Net. The ride will then continue up Mullholland for a couple great stretches of twisties, through the famous Snake, where more than likely your picture will be taken by the always vigilant Mr. Herold. After we gather back up at the Rock Store, we will head to Kanan Rd. and catch the 101 northbound and back to Ventura. Second Sunday has enjoyed it's holiday, but it is ready for some two-wheeled camaraderie...Hope to see you all there!