GS550 Cafe: Coming Back to Life

It’s all about the process, right?

That’s what I keep telling myself each time I realize it’s been a month (or months) since I touched the GS550 project. It’s not like I forget it’s there. I mean, it takes up substantial space in my already small garage, and I walk by it every day. It’s just that some days it looks completely overwhelming (horribly pessimistic), while others it seems like I could order a few parts and be riding next week (heinously optimistic).

With the help of several parts that ended up under the Christmas tree and a new calendar year, actually getting it finished has seemed like a more attainable goal the past few months. My last few free weekends have been spent tackling the wiring, which is inching closer to being tidied up and tucked away.

With things pared down and everything that’s staying on board connected (I hoped), I decided it would be wise to crank it up before I set about looming up and tucking away the remaining wiring. The video above is the result I arrived at after 45 minutes or so of tomfoolery. Good feeling for me, not so much for my neighbors, most likely.

All-in-all, I feel better about this thing than I have in a while. It might, someday, maybe, go down the road again.

Maybe.

A photo tour of the forward progress made in Lucky 2013

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Anderson Grain Elevators and an Old Farm Truck

Now that we are rocking 4 matching wheels, I finally got a chance to shoot the truck back home this past weekend. The light wasn’t the best either time, but pleased overall with the results.

These were shot by two of the more recognizable landmarks in east Sherman, Texas; the old Anderson Grain elevators which dominate the city’s skyline along with Wilson N. Jones hospital, and what remains of a billboard for the long-gone Chase Chevrolet.

Anderson Grain

Chase Chevrolet billboard

Click over to flickr with this link or the one on the side for the rest of the set.

Texas Thaw 2012 Photos 2: Emblems and Letters

I had said in the last post this would be a 3 parter, but the second set, emblems and letters, set didn’t end up being as big as I thought it would. Here’s a few preview shots, check out the whole set on the Shutterspeed photo site:

 Texas Thaw 2012 Photo Gallery 2: Emblems and Letters

Texas Thaw 2012 Photo Gallery: The Cars

How about some new photos of cars on this ‘photography’ site? Here’s the first of three posts from the 2012 Texas Thaw – we’ll call this one ‘The Cars’. Click the link below to check all of them out on the shiny new Shutterspeed photo site.

Texas Thaw 2012 Photo Gallery 1: The Cars