So, why do we drive crappy 200,000+ mile cars and wear our socks until they’re more holes than yarn? So we can spend money on bikes!
Here’s a little virtual tour of our shop, which will prove a couple of things; one, Mike’s not kidding when he says he owns a few bikes, and two, we’re insane.
In 2006 we purchased a piece of property in Terrebonne that already housed a shop that was large enough for our junk. We innocently believed that all we’d have to do after purchasing the property was pay Adair to build a house and then pick out paint colors and window treatments.
The first thing we did complete was the shop – guess that shows where our priorities lie. Our carpenter tore out a bunch of mistakes the previous owner made, re-did the stairway and installed 4.0 doors so we could roll bikes in and out easier.The “showroom” section houses most of the bikes on the first floor, the front row is new stuff, the back row includes most of Mike’s vintage bikes.
Front Row – the “working” bikes:
Off to the side we have a few trials tiddlers and an old Suzuki:
The back row includes our dual sport bikes (Mike’s DRZ400 and my KTM250EXC-R), then a nice little lineup of vintage iron:
In the next room is Mike’s shop area, where he’s currently working on a very pretty 1969 Triumph Trophy that was supposed to end up as sort of a rat bike, but the painter went way overboard with the tank and fenders, so Mike had to step up his game and do a real restoration on the thing.
The workshop area also houses these two rough girls:
Back inside, we’ll head up to the loft.
Upstairs you’ll find the oldest bike in our collection.
The loft also houses Mikes’ collection of vintage and autographed gear
So, that’s all our junk, for what it’s worth! Hope you enjoyed the virtual tour.
7 thoughts on “Mike’s Bikes”
Wow, Mike great collection! I found this site while looking for contact information for your wife. I attended last year’s Steel Stampede, and I subsequently bought a vintage motorcycle, restored it, and plan on riding in the 2012 trials event! I wanted to contact Pam because I am hoping I can buy one of those awesome event posters that she made. My wife and I are vintage collectors, vintage clothing mostly, and we live in Redmond (our collection can be found on our blog). Anyways, I dig your loft and if you read this please feel free to get in touch with me, I would love to get one of those posters!
Hi Loren, thanks for the kind words! I’ll check with Pete and see if he has any of the posters he’d be willing to part with.
I will find my Sandy bandit sale pictures for you, if you don’t pass out when you see them!! This site is great I’ll be in touch. Marc Bowerman
Cool collection of bikes and Nice shop, I probably should have collected bikes instead of old cars, they take up less room…PS ..the only bike I have is a Harley..I guess it goes with my cars.
Thanks for making my husband (down to only 8 bikes) look sane.
I think that’s an awesome collection!!! I hope your arm is found better and you can get back at it as soon as possible.
Mike, great to meet you . Very cool collection. Hope to see it soon. Take care my friend.