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Inspiration: Eddie Huang

From a Reuters interview, on his New York City restaurant:

“BaoHaus is about owning your identity and dictating the messaging of who you are, where you’re from, and what you represent. I saw an opportunity to use a restaurant to identify a lot of my issues and concerns with being an immigrant in America, and Asian in America, and a young person in America. I wanted to inspire people not to work under a bamboo ceiling. Whatever you are — yellow, black, white, brown — you don’t have to allow your skin to define who you are or how you operate your business. There’s not one face to anything.”

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Moab, UT – A beautiful place to break down.

On my way out to Las Vegas for Interbike, the murder-mobile blew a wheel bearing.  The good part–we were 200 feet from the entrance to Arches National Park, it was sunset, and the valley we were stuck in was beautiful.  The bad part–Moab, UT isn’t known for it’s late-night services.

We quickly realized that Moab is also insanely busy in September, and of the twenty-some motels we called, all of them were booked.  We finally found one that just had a cancellation, got some food, and woke up early to make a trip to a parts store to fix the van.

It turned out that not only did the cage holding the rollers break, but the loose rollers warped the inner race and welded it to the spindle.  After seven more trips into the store for a file, chisel, and 8-lb sledge hammer, I finally gave up, bought and angle grinder, and went to work.

Two hours later, we were back on the road and took a pit stop in Arches.

 
It took a day longer than expected, but we got to Vegas safe and sound.

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You know your bike is old when it has a front drum brake.

1973 Honda CB350

I bought this bike this past summer with only 3,000 miles on it.  I haven’t had a ton of time to work on it, but it’s on it’s way.  It’s not comfortable or practical, but it’s a blast to ride.

1973 Honda CB350

With a fork mounted speedo,it isn’t in easy view, but it meets the legal requirement of it being there and being functional.

I’ve put about 9,000 miles on it commuting and running errands, and thanks to two gasket failures, it’s in the garage waiting it’s third engine and hopefully a custom seat pan and tail.

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