Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Green Lady Killers Live At Cretins Motorcycle Club

Left coasters, do yourself a favor and get out to see those femme fatales in the Green Lady Killers. They will be melting faces this saturday at the Cretin's Motorcycle Clubhouse in beautiful downtown Los Angeles. Doors open around 8pm this saturday and the ladies will be coming on sometime afterwards. If you haven't heard about the Cretins read on...

"Cretinism, deficiency disease caused by congenital absence of thyroxine, a hormone secreted by the thyroid gland, and characterized by defective mental and physical development . Their limbs are distorted, their features are coarse, and their hair is harsh and scanty. Mental development is retarded throughout life. An adult cretin may reach the intelligence of only a four-year-old child. The Cretins MC (est. 1992) formed simultaneously in Seattle and San Francisco by six friends. While a pox of bike towings, accidents and high rent folded the Frisco chapter, the Seattle chapter flourished under the guidance of Cretin #1, Todd “T-Bird” Werny. Today there are over two dozen riders, a chapter in LA, and solo members in NYC, and Maui.

Cretin Philosophy

We strive to interact with motorcyclists who focus on vintage, cafe, and “streetfighter” bikes. A club of misfits of the motorcycle world, the Cretins MC brings these elements together providing a unified entity for this overlooked/underappreciated segment of motorcycling. The Cretin aesthetic loosely resembles the bygone days of the British Rocker clubs. We are by no means an “Outlaw Club”…just a fun lovin’ bunch with a pint of Rainier, a game of pinball, and a 10mm wrench if you need it.

The lineup of Cretin bikes is quite diverse. Currently, we have a couple old Triumphs, an old Guzzi police special, various ’60’s & 70’s Honda Twins & Fours, BMW /5’s, a tricked out Yamaha RD350, and a few newer bikes (Ducatis, Buells, Speed Triples), and even one Harley Sportster, to round out the herd. The Cretins are dedicated to keeping old bikes on the road and helping others do the same! We meet every Thursday to have pint or two, swap parts, plan rides, BBQ’s and such. Not surprisingly, many of the members are also active in the local music scene.

If you are interested in riding vintage bikes, drinking beer with buds and possibly joining the CRETINS, please e-mail the club president nearest you. Plus if you are in a club that would like to hook up with ours for ride, campouts, racing, drinking, please contact us."