What’s in your garage?
By D. West
❏;It’s something that gets a rider’s
attention on an evening in the
neighborhood. The pingy sound of
a dropped 10mm wrench hitting
the concrete floor of a neighbor’s
garage. You then look over and see
the light shining out from their open
garage door. It’s like moths being
attracted to a flame, or ships on a
dark night being drawn to the bright
beacon of a lighthouse. It’s an indication that there’s some mechanical
activity on a vehicle taking place
that you may find interesting. So,
you can’t help but mosey on over
to hang out in this environment of
wrenches, oily rags and shop talk.
It’s the natural calling of guys, especially if they ride.
If any of my buddies happen to be
driving by on any evening when I’m
working on a quad with the garage
door open, they always stop. Before I
finish changing the oil and cleaning
the air filter on a machine I’ll usually
have an audience watching me.
One by one the guys show up. This
is especially true if I’m doing something long and difficult, like splitting
the cases to replace a gear. They
never really help with the wrenching, but instead look over my shoulder and offer their advice. Usually
they’re standing around with one
hand in their pocket and the other
hand holding a beverage, which
they got out of my garage fridge.
That seems to be on the list of
requirements for the proper man
cave, which is another word for a
rider’s garage. When you update to
a new refrigerator for the kitchen,
So, what’s in your garage? What
kind of ATVs are parked there and
how many? And, what decorating
touches have you added to the
walls? Here are a few photos from
Dirt Wheels readers of their garages.
Do they look similar to yours? ❏