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A collection of CB Radios

CB radios are an interesting phenomenon. When they were first introduced, they represented a cheap way to communicate with people you don’t know – conveying information that may or may not be useful to the particular listener depending on their location.

Soon enough, CB users came up with their own lingo, and the popularity of the CB radio even went on to movies. Soon the general public lost interest and the CB radio quietly settled back to use mostly by highway travelers.

What I love about these CB radio below is that they are “new,” however their style hasn’t evolved much. They are functional and tough – ready for constant use and adjustment as the analog squelch meter moves up and down and channels are constantly flipped. These are heavy duty, quality radios.

The first two radios below are “10 Meter radios” but I liked the look so included them.

All images taken from CB Radios Plus.

Connex 3300 HP

Stryker SR-440HP

Cobra Classic 29LTD

Uniden PC68 Elite

If you are interested in CB’s like this:

The go nuts at the RetroCom CB Museum.

What was your handle? And to my family, you all better chime in and share your handles (even though I still remember them all).

And remember, no horsing around on channel 9.


October 9, 2008 at 3:25 pm 10 comments

all of us sing about it

Ber bye! I might update from the road on my Apple Classic iTelephone II SE. But most likely I’ll be relaxing. Because that’s what I do. I relax. Take it easy. Make sure things are awesome. Breathe in. Eat a lot, sleep a lot, brush them like crazy.

August 20, 2008 at 2:39 pm 4 comments

Oregon: Get Ready

I’ll be in Oregon on Thursday until Monday. Technically, it is for “the reunion” but I’m most excited to see my family and relax on the porch swing at my parent’s house – clean air and quiet nights.

As the reunion goes, it will be interesting? I don’t know. I’m excited to see some friends I haven’t seen in a while, and I have a morbid curiosity about a few others. But honestly, it is a pretty low “priority” for the trip. In fact, I wouldn’t mind missing it all together.

August 18, 2008 at 9:13 am 18 comments

Long Weekend equals


July 3, 2008 at 11:45 am 4 comments

fractured knee, calamaties

Does it make sense to import a book? Why do I have to import a book, like a rare Japanese-only Smiths 45? Shouldn’t books be released worldwide? This is the book I want to order:

Here are some excerpts from the blurb at

“Riding a bike removes the need for clutter, toys, rubbish that other men have to take on holiday. If I want adrenaline, I’ll rush a giddy overtake, not rent a jet ski.” The world through the eyes of Dan Walsh is never less than Technicolor, and always uninhibited, rebellious and on the edge. Not since the days of Jupiter’s Travels has one man embarked on such an angry, narcotic-fuelled bike trek around the world.

“I get my bum pinched by a tranny, my pocket picked by a grifter and get a gun pulled on me by a one-eyed, one-armed midget who’s upset cause I winked at him. These are the days that must happen to you.” Soaked in adrenaline and coruscatingly funny, Dan Walsh is the rightful heir to Ted Simon as the pre-eminent biker-rebel of our generation.

Now I’m not sure that they are correct referring to Ted Simon’s journey around the world as “angry¬† and narcotic-fueled.” Because the copy sounds like they are. “Not since ‘Jupiter’s Travels’….”

And I’m a little nervous about the rebel imagery they are trying to invoke with the book. “He took drugs and it was insane and he went around the world! No one keeps him down! ARRROOOOO!” Because the motorcycle/rebel imagery went out the window a million years ago. Ever since Honda said “You meet the nicest people on a Honda” the motorcycle has grown from fringe interest to everyday transportation.

However – I still desperately want to get my hands on this book. I love travel books, especially if they choose to use two-wheels to do it. I guess I’ll just wait for to catch up.

June 4, 2008 at 1:20 pm 10 comments

jesus mountain

I was told about it many moons ago now I’m planning to go if not this weekend two weekends from now.

Some squares call it salvation mountain, but Joyce called it jesus mountain so that is how it remains.

April 14, 2008 at 9:25 pm 8 comments

merrily out

Yesterday I rode my motorcycle for 7 hours – the races were great. You can see more on my Flickr page.

I’m out to get a British breakfast with Westside, then head out to Orange, CA for a scooter swap meet. Maybe I find some awesome parts. Or a Vespa hat. My hair – it is getting too long. I need a hat in this wind.

My farmer’s tan is getting wicked awesome. However, my helmet-face tan is quite silly looking.

Here are some poppies. Enjoy.

April 13, 2008 at 9:15 am 1 comment

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