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Motorcycle Models Who Work on Bikes? Definitely!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Oct 20, 2011

Writing for the motorcyle industry has a few perks along the way. When I entered a motorcycle show recently, we ran into two exceptionally beautiful, articulate and engaging young ladies. We realized instantly that they actually knew quite a bit about the motorcycle they were standing in front of. Quickly we learned that the two models, Shelby and Sara, actually work on bikes themselves and it is surely no joke. Both of them are learning to become certified TIG welders and they know how to do more than basic service on a wide range of motorcycles.

Gorgeous women who can also fix bikes?... (more)

Tags: motorcycles, models, models and motorcycles

How to Find the Correct Dog for You & Your Family

By Ed Attanasio, published on Sep 22, 2011

I am so tired of seeing all of the dogs in the shelters, especially in this recession. Some people think owning a dog is cool, but when things go sideways, the dogs are the first to go. When I worlked at a shelter, we had "Divorce dogs", "Foreclosure Dogs" and "Yuppie Dogs", whose labels related to the circumstances that led to them being here.

So many people look at a dog as an accessory, but it's an animal, dammit. I knew this one clueless bimbo who used to adopt dogs from the Humane Society, but she never trained them or spent any time with them. Then, when they growled or barked... (more)

Tags: right dog for you, rescue dogs, a dog that craps

My 2011 NFL Predictions

By Ed Attanasio, published on Sep 8, 2011

My NFL Picks for 2011

It’s the year of Michael Vick, but will he play like a dog now that he’s making huge bucks?(If Vick can stay out of trouble, both the Eagles and the entire canine race can take a deep breath.)

Will Carson Palmer sit at home all season-long, watching the Bengals go 3-13? (No, I think he will be traded to some team whose quarterback gets beheaded around Week #3)

Will Plaxico Burress, Braylon Edwards, and Chad Ochocinco have good seasons, despite changing surroundings? (Yes, yes and yes. Burress is still an elite athlete; Edwards has a heart of steel... (more)


If He Builds It They Will Ride It!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Aug 30, 2011

With more than 30 years experience as a custom bike builder, Dave Perewitz has gained a worldwide reputation as a consummate motorcycle artist long before it became fashionable and has surely come a long way since his early days repairing and fabricating his friends’ bikes in his father's backyard shed.

Perewitz has been building beautiful bikes for celebrities, sport figures and big names for several decades, but he also prides himself on creating amazing bikes for Joe and Joan Normal as well.

When other bike builders see one of Dave’s creations, the first thing they declare... (more)


Living in the Moon's Shadow

By Ed Attanasio, published on Aug 19, 2011

Truman Burrows is a 69-year-old former rock ‘n roll drummer who almost played for some of the greatest bands of all time, including The Who, Moby Grape and The Yardbirds, to name a few. But, every time something prevented him from achieving fame and so today he lives in Northern California in a cramped government-subsidized studio apartment with one blind cat and a TV that gets one Mexican channel.

I met Truman back in 1994, when he was trying to promote his newest band at the time, a failing effort called Industrial Camel Toe. I recently sat down with Burrows at a coffee shop in San... (more)


Connie Marrero was a Baseball Star in Cuba & USA

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jul 27, 2011

I’ve been trying to interview Connie Marrero (the oldest living former major league player, at the age of 100) for a couple of years now. It has been difficult, because he does not speak English and my Spanish is not great and he lives in Cuba. But, through his grandson, I was able to get a very short interview with Marrero recently.

Conrado Eugenio "Connie" Marrero Ramos (born April 25, 1911) is a former Cuban professional baseball pitcher who pitched in Major Leagues from 1950 to 1954 for the Washington Senators. Marrero made his major league debut when he was 38 years old, making... (more)


Five Highs with Gary Radnich

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jul 12, 2011

I've recently been doing these Top 5 lists, because everyone does Top 10 Lists and hey--I'm tired. So, I asked sports broadcaster Gary Radnich to give me the top 5 things that have most affected his career and personal life. Gary Radnich has survived and thrived for more than 26 years in the Bay Area sports broadcasting scene, as the sports director at KRON-TV, a radio host on KNBR “The Sports Leader” and as a sports commentator for Comcast SportsNet. He’s an icon, a legend and still standing after many years, because while the technology and everyone around him has changed, Radnich has always... (more)


Where to Eat on Fillmore Street

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jul 7, 2011

Fillmore Fab 5 Restaurants

Next time you're in the City by the Bay, hit the Fillmore District and try on of these great dining spots:

Harry’s Bar

2020 Fillmore Street (near California), (415) 921-1010,

Rick Howard and George Karas have been running this fun, comfortable spot since they purchased it from Harry Denton in 2001. Their easy menu of finger bar food includes memorable items like grilled Kobe sliders with fresh horseradish aioli; California blackened chicken sandwich; mahi mahi fish tacos served the healthy way--grilled instead of deep-fried.... (more)

Tags: fillmore street restaurants, san francisco eats

420 Reasons to Quit Drinking

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jun 30, 2011

I wanted to get a medical marijuana card, so I went to this place and I should have known it was a scam when I saw the doctors were named Seuss, Pepper & Doolittle. No paperwork. No exam. The "doctor" (a hot Asian woman) just asked me “Why do you need the medical weed?” I told her I have this constant ringing in my ears. It’s my wife bitching about the fact that I’m stoned all the time. So, they gave me the card. And afterwards the doctor gave me a happy ending, which I thought was nice. And then later we went to dinner and to a movie. Value-added customer service—it’s important, so I gave... (more)

Tags: marijuana, reasons to quit drinking, medical marijuana

What the #$!@! Happened to Hollister?

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jun 21, 2011

For more than a decade, it was one of the biggest and most renowned motorcycle rallies in the world and no one will argue that this little town deserves the title of being “The Birthplace of the American Biker.” It is called Hollister, a small California city of roughly 35,000 residents best known for being “The Earthquake Capitol of the World”, because the Calaveras Fault bisects the city. And although they’ve experienced some major shakers over the years (the town was almost destroyed during the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake), a riot involving bikers rocked Hollister in a big way more than... (more)

Tags:, marlon brando, the wild one, hollister

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