Discussion in '7602 Racing' started by Colo moto, Sep 29, 2014.
Ummmm, you just described my dream job.
Sounds Awesome! One of these days! and If I were close I would test ride for free as well!
overtime in Brats?
Well since I was born and raised in Wisconsin, that's music to my ears. I'll swing by Monday and drop off my resume.
haha sounds good. Make sure to bring that 501. I might need to scare myself a little.
If you ever do make it out this way give us a heads up so we can plan a good ride.
I have an Uncle that lives in Florissant and a cousin in Denver so I get out that way every year. I plan to make it out next Spring and should have the 501 along this time. I may get in touch ahead of time to set aside some time to check out some single track in your area. The 501 is smooth and easy to ride but she pulls hard all the way to the top and will go as fast as you have the balls to go. 95 and I'm crapping my shorts... Things get pretty blurry at that speed.
Few pics of the shop floor finally painted. Between the walls and the floor it was a solid 4 days of painting probably. I hate painting to begin with, but now I hate it even more. haha.
Every shop I have ever worked in had dull, grey floors. I always thought having a bright cheerful colored floor would be nice. So Bright and cheerful is what I set out to do. Hopefully this will help keep the mood upbeat when no one feels like working. The shop is ready to be moved into now. There are still a few things to finish like framing up the offices and building benches, but those can be done once we are in. We are producing another run of KTM/Husky rad braces, Husky disc guards and KTM/Husky brake pedal tips so we can be well stocked up before we move the heavy equipment. Once we cut those out and ship them off to anodize its moving time.... finally.
Good energy coming from in there!
That floor is fantastic! Creating your own custom work atmosphere shows that you truly are your own man Clay. Well done.
I got rid of a bike today that had a few 7602 trinkets on it. Good news is that I have a new bike that will need shinny new ones!
...and why didn't i know anything about this?!?! Lol
Thanks. I don't know about all that my own man part, but I'll try. Better ask my wife first.
What is the new bike? Is it red or blue?
Well maybe it isn't so new after all. It is the 2014 orange bike under my avatar. Still seems new to me since I am still trying to figure out how to ride it.
Trust me LoM, you will be the first to know if I get a brand new bike.
My wife said I could post this providing she is the first to know if I get a brand new bike.
Man that floor is sure groovy. You could always open up one of those special dispensaries if the bike parts business slows down(Que John Denver and rocky mountain high)...
I've had an orange bike for a couple of years now, and I'm still trying to figure out how to ride it. I sure miss my TXC 250.
Sure would make a lot more money that way, that's for sure.
Looks like a nice place to work. Ride the TE to work, ride trails at lunch. Bet your employees feel like slaves.
No open dirt around me, have to drive at least 45 minutes just to get to a private park or national forest OHV trail. Lots of good stuff around me, I just don't live on top of it.
We got out of the last shop just in time. Our old shop was an abandoned movie theater that was converted into an auto shop. We moved in there after the auto shop went under and were there from 2006-2014. The old movie theater had the street front converted into a liquor store and a laundromat. There were 3 apartments upstairs where the projector room used to be. Right next door there was an apartment complex that had expanded all the way to my old building, the theater. Last week the apartment complex caught fire and spread throughout the entire building and my old shop. A buddy called me to let me know my old shop was going up in flames, so I went into town to check it out. I gotta say even though I was completely out of there it was still heart breaking watching a place where I got my start and spent so much time burn to the ground. Not to mention all the people who lost everything in the fire. My heart goes out to all of them who now have nothing. I am counting my lucky stars that 7602 Racing wasn't still in that building.
View of the East wall. The concrete entry way for the garage door can be seen near the bottom right. About where the tan wall meets the rubble. My office area used to be straight through the main garage. It's just on the other side of the large pile of rubble in the center.
kinda cool how the fire piled it all up like that makes it ez for the dozer guy
They brought in a huge excavator to tear into the building while the fire was still going. They were piling the rubble as it was burning and dousing it all.