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Click on many of the pictures for a larger image!! and sorry about load times.. (if you're patient, it's all there).

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Here's 'ole yeller: completed July 14, 2007
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She's old built from 2 Coast Kings, 1960's vintage.. and yellow in honor of ADC & his free plans

Coast King #1 (Coast to Coast brand)
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These babies were true junkers, rust and all!

Coast King #2
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There's a special place in my heart for the bike so gone that it looks beyond redemption!

Stick welding in process!
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Anyone can build a TE clone: this is my 5th homebuilt in little over a year!

Two months later: on the happy maiden ride!!
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Cost: about $4 (paint & welding sticks). I added a back brake the following week.

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This is Faye, my oldest daughter, 24!

Pictures are a window to someone else's world.. or images that reveal the heart.  Here I will open the window periodically. 

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Maila's new haircut!

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Sarah, 10 years old.. taken with my new Kodak, no flash!

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Small town homecoming parade! Sept. '03

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Mike's $100 John Deere (1974)

New Hobby: building bents from junkyard rejects!
Me on LWB TE clone after 26 mi ride.
Here's me on 1st TE clone, 11/15/06, after 26 mi shakedown cruise. Temp got up to 32 degrees!

First TE clone, November, 2006
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Built entirely from junkyard bikes. Cost: $3 in welding sticks and a can of paint!

Here's my first bent built summer, 2006
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This SWB built from Huffy girls bike. Rides great and very stable. Cost: $1.50

Mike's last game, October/2006
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They lost--but they fought nobly.

First Wrestling Tournament, Stanley County, 2006
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Mike wins first place! Weight class: 145 lbs

Cruising Again!
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T-shirt in November, wow! It may be a foot of snow next week.

Prairie Ride, 2007
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The solitude of the American Midwest.

My Radio Shack, KI5CT
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Click on this picture for my amateur radio profile!

Power Supply from a junked vcr.
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Tuna Can Special: VU20 and "cb" transistor amp: 4w

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Here's Marilyn!

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Mike's 1st pheasant of the season! Oct/03/03

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Town Water Tower taken with Kodak, Jan. 20 '04

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See some of my garden produce! (& I got some okra, too!)

2nd bent built about 6 weeks later.
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24 inch frame, 24/20in wheels. Bike was trash before reclamation. Cost: another $1.50!

Marilyn after just completing long bike!
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She rides this one!

Under construction!
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Built from 2 junkyard bikes welded together and just before painting at the back door!

Cruising!
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It was cold this morning!

LATEST HOMEBUILT, May 2007
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First building project of this year. Built from girl's 26-inch road bike. Love the curved handlebar.

Thanks for dropping by.  73,  mike/ki5ct