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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

awolnation

What do the following three videos have in common? A bad ass sound track for one. I guess the first doesn't really count, it is the official music video for "Sail." I first heard this on the second video from Jeb Corliss the YouTube rock star skimming uncomfortably close the earth in a nylon wing suit. The third is a video I just found today. It could easily be the music video, if they were going for that Fatboy Slim style impromptu dance but with way better videography (see video 4). I am positive you can put this track down behind "chimpanzee riding on a Segway," do some video editing to slow it down a bit and cut in some flashing lights and Red Bull would be knocking down that apes door for a contract. This song gets my adrenaline pumping!
On another note, how sweet would chimp Segway racing be?






I think we might have found a suitable chuck norris joke replacment. " Jeb Corliss doesn't fall, his balls pull the earth towards him."


Break ton Neck from Alex Yde on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Future, Past & Present - Gerard Trueba, Cesar Cañas & Toni Bou on pinkbike.com


I have got to try this out. I don't know what looks like more fun, a simple trials bicycle or that siq trials motorcycle! Is it just me or are kids these days doing some extraordinary things.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

What does four hooves and two horns say to the face?

SMACK BITCH!

Mountain Biker, Evan van der Spuy of Team Jeep South Africa got taken out by a RED HARTEBEES at a mountain bike race at Albert Falls Dam. Check out this crazy footage which was taken by team mate Travis Walker on his GoPro Camera. Im sure everyone that watches this video says "OH SHIT" at the exact same moment! I cant believe he walked away from that one, it looks like his neck folded in half. Guess thats why you don't ride on your period. It attracts wild animals.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Insane stuntz

These dudes have one hell of a death wish. I am not at all into this type of "riding" but you have to respect the skill that some of these dudes have, not counting the giant pair of brass balls.

A Deuce Powered Trike.

I can say that I have pushed the limits while riding a motorcycle from time to time, to make it home a little sooner to take care of some business, if you know what I mean... Butt, leave it to the Japanese to alleviate this problem once and for all. Toto the toilet manufacturer just created a Poo Powered three wheeled motorcycle and are touring the country showing it off. The video below gives a little more detail, and shows a man that looks like the Japanese Pee Wee Herman riding it down the street.









Look ma' no hands!

"Golden Tree" by Martin Brooks from Ninian Doff on Vimeo.


I think my favorite was lazer eyes.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The only hybrid bike you would ever catch me on.

What beauties! Derringer Cycles, named after the pocket-size old pistol, is a cross between a 1920′s board track motorcycle and a bike. It can pedaled like a bike or ridden like a motorcycle, but gets up to 150 m.p.g! Created and designed by Adrian Van Anz, he said that its the missing link between his old Schwinn and his Ducati. It requires no motorcycle license or insurance, but unlike the scooter you are currently riding, comes with unlimited style points. These Derringer bikes are hand made with a huge choice of 250 colors, all with hand-riveted leather Brooks seat. They sell for $3500 and take a month to build.

Look!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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If you haven't had the chance to check out Pedalr, you really should. It's an online community, similar to Craigslist, specifically for cyclists where enthusiests, collectors and even shops sell product. Check out more here!
http://www.pedalr.com/landing

I listed a couple of wheel sets up there to try it out, if they sell Pedalr get 5% of the sale. Not too bad, cheaper than eBay.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Visit Espada, check out some unique bikes, grab a beer

Espada, home of the Two Wheel Tuesday ride. This is the meet up spot for the 8 PM ride year round, as well as the meeting/parking spot for the group of motorcycle and scooter riders that share our enthusiasm for everything dual wheeled. Steve is the main fixture behind the bar, I mean counter at this unique NoDa shop. It is a shared space with a jeweler and an art gallery giving you something to do while you wait if you choose to do so. Stop by and give these friendly folks a holler.


http://espadabicycles.com
From Bianchi to BMW and to Specialized, they are designing something futuristic for the bicycle world. I'm not sure whether they're gonna produce these robotic bikes massively but for the mean time I'll stick to vintage. But we're not all the same right? You decide. By the way, below are some of the futuristic bicycle designs for your viewing pleasure.








Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Danny MacAskill Plays Capetown (complete video)



Another sweet Danny video; as always super technical and well edited. He has decided to push the limits a little on this one with some high flying hops and jumps. So far with a little les than a week we are looking at about 100,000 views, give it another week its sure to go viral.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Toni Bou y Gerard Trueba -MX- LeonEnduro.com



Not a huge fan of the music on this one, but damn does this 9 year old kid on a bike have same skill.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

FILM - Nowhere All Around Us - A Journey Across the Trans-Labrador Highway

My project might be a little easier than expected.

So, long story short, I have been in search of a way to carry a bicycle on my motorcycle for over 2 years. I could just take the wheels off and strap them and the frame to the rear, but I wanted to hard mount it to protect both the bike and motorcycle. Then I came across this website http://2x2cycles.com/.
This looks like a fairy easy way to go. I little more monry than I wanted to spend, especially with the amount of metal that is being used, but the end to a headache. I sent the owner/founder an email about modifying the rack for what I wanted to do with it and am waiting to hear back from him. The best part is that he seems to be located in Raleigh!! I would like to arange a meeting with this guy and see if we can make it work. I will keep you updated on what transpires.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Theme Song

WithNoHandlebar

For those of you who are a little behind, I am going to attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records record for riding a bike without touching the bars...
Check out the letter below; it is becoming a reality......
Can I do it? Will I go down in the record books forever, or until some wacko decides to take on my record? There are many unanswered questions the first of which will be to determine what the current record is. From What I can find the record holder for riding a bike with no hands stands at a whopping 100 miles. If this is the case, in my opinion, this is TOTALLY obtainable. I have started to train a little while still waiting to hear back from the officials in Europe. Take a look at https://twitter.com/#!/WithNoHandlebar to get your updates while I try to make this a reality. If I can make this happen, this will be one step closer to completing my mostly unaccomplished bucket list; marking this one off as completing a WORLD RECORD.
I am still looking for a venue in which to attempt this record, but I have a few in mind. The track at UNCC, the outer "tailgating loop" at Lowes Motor Speedway, or some local high skool with some good facilities. If you have connections with any of the above, give me a shout. Lets make history!




CLAIM ID: 350176
MEMBERSHIP ID: 308083

THIS IS ONLY FOR YOUR REFERENCE

Dear Mr Erik Minman,

We are glad to inform you that your record application has been transferred to our internal system.

You do not need to do anything at this stage.

We will process your claim and to give you an answer in 4 weeks. At Guinness World Records, we take great care to evaluate every claim we receive. Before we accept or reject a new record proposal, we always carry out claim-specific research, which may require the expertise of external consultants.

In the attached document called General Information on Record Breaking, you will find an overview of the record breaking process.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANYTHING FURTHER AT THIS POINT.

Once we have considered your record suggestion, we will contact you with our decision. In case of success, we will send to you the current world record, the guidelines you must follow and details of the evidence you must compile.

If your claim is urgent and you need an immediate answer, you can use Fast Track which ensures that your record application is considered by our expert team in just 3 working days. To upgrade to Fast Track please log on www.guinnessworldrecords.com, select the claim number 350176 and click on 'Upgrade to Fast Track'.

Finally PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL AS IT COMES FROM AN UNMONITORED EMAIL ADDRESS, if you wish to contact us, please log in on www.guinnessworldrecords.com, select the claim ID 350176, and click on 'Make an Enquiry', we will reply within 3-5 days.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dakar 2011 - Carlos Sainz & Marc Coma training in Spain



This is definitely one you need to watch in full screen. This vid has some fantastic videography.

Το Σούπερ Τενερέ με τον Catanese.



This is where I share some of my favorite vids, and this is new on my list. This dude looks like a bike killer, who woulda thought a 1200 as a hooligan bike. This Super Ten just came out in the states, I cannot wait to check one out!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ken Block's Gymkhana THREE, Part 2; Ultimate Playground; l'Autodrome, Fr...



Shot just south of Paris, France in Linas at l'Autodrome de Linas --Montlhéry, this 1.58 mile oval track, built in 1924, features banks as steep as 51 degrees, which is more than double the standard incline of most NASCAR ovals. Chosen by Ken for this specific reason, the ramp-like banking proved to be a unique and exciting challenge. The driving physics for the stunts performed were totally unknown until Ken attempted the maneuvers during filming.

yamaha zuma 125 off road



Scooter riders will get a little pep in their step with this one. Looks like a lot of fun out west. And was that a Baja Bug he was chasing???

Dude Flix



Guys love movies. It’s who we are. It’s how we roll. We love to talk about movies and quote them. There are easily 100 movies that every guy should see before he dies, but there are some movies that we should know backwards and forward, inside and out.

These movies are encoded in our DNA and we should be able to quote them and discuss them at length during halftime of the game on Sunday. With that in mind, here are 15 flicks (in no particular order) every guy should know.

Top Gun — Fast planes, hot chicks and a guy named Maverick. After seeing this movie, you know you wanted to hop in an F-14 and blow away a mig.

BEST LINE: And if you screw up just this much, you'll be flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog out of Hong Kong!

The Godfather — The ultimate Mafia movie and a guide to how to be an honorable man. Every other mob movie wants to be this one.

BEST LINE: I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse.

The Big Lebowski— Admit it. You wish you were the Dude. You want to lounge around in your pajamas all day and bowl with your crazy friends at night. Don’t forget to stop at In-N-Out in North Hollywood for a burger.

BEST LINE: Look, let me explain something to you. I'm not Mr. Lebowski. You're Mr. Lebowski. I'm the Dude. So that's what you call me. That or His Dudeness... Duder... or El Duderino, if, you know, you're not into the whole brevity thing.

The Last Boy Scout — Murderers, dancers, football, crooked politicians, Bruce Willis and Daymon Wayans. This film pretty much has it all.

BEST LINE: Bad guy: You think you are so cool, don't you? You think you are so cool. But just once, I would like to hear you scream in pain... Bruce: Play some rap music.

The Hangover — Bachelor parties will never be the same after this 2009 flick. It’s as true a guy movie, as you will ever see. Possibly the funniest one too.

BEST LINE: Remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Except for herpes. That 'll come back with you.

Die Hard — It’s Christmas Eve and Bruce Willis is running around barefoot on broken glass as he swings through a window on a fire hose. Need I say more?

BEST LINE: Yippee-ki-yay, mother!

Ocean's Eleven — Both versions are awesome, but I’m putting the Clooney re-make on the list. Robbing three Vegas casinos simultaneously is a great concept and you can’t go wrong with this cast.

BEST LINE: Ten oughta do it, don't you think? You think we need one more? You think we need one more. All right, we'll get one more.

Clerks — Shot in a convenience store, it’s a day full of hockey on the roof, movie talk and annoying customers. There are so many great lines; it’s hard to choose.

BEST LINE: "Empire" had the better ending. I mean, Luke gets his hand cut off, finds out Vader's his father, Han gets frozen and taken away by Boba Fett. It ends on such a down note. I mean, that's what life is, a series of down endings. All "Jedi" had was a bunch of Muppets.

Porky's — One of the original high school sex comedies and one that should be required watching for every guy about to graduate.

BEST LINE: This has gotta be the biggest beaver shoot in the history of Florida.

American Pie — A turn of the century version of Porky’s that taught us an alternative use for apple pie. All these guys wanted were to lose their virginity before college. Is that so wrong?

BEST LINE: I never did it with baked goods, but you know your uncle Mort, he pets the one-eyed snake 5-6 times a day.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off — If you grew up in the 80’s, this movie probably shaped the way you went to school. Ferris made calling in sick an art form.

BEST LINE: Oh, he's very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads - they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude.

Bad Boys (I & II) — Great action, funny dialogue and some nice looking ladies. This is how guys should hang out with their best friends!

BEST LINE: We ride together, we die together. Bad boys for life.

Superbad — Teenagers wanting to score with chicks is a popular theme, but when you have a character named McLovin, it has to be good. Right?

BEST LINE: You just -blocked McLovin!

Pulp Fiction — Quentin Tarentino’s classic tale of a boxer, gangster’s wife, two hitmen and diner bandits. It may not make sense at first, but it’s as good a movie as you will ever find. Pretty much anything with Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis or John Travolta is good. Put them all in the same flick? Forget about it…

BEST LINE: I'm sorry; did I break your concentration? I didn't mean to do that. Please, continue, you were saying something about best intentions. What's the matter? Oh, you were finished! Well, allow me to retort. What does Marsellus Wallace look like?

Fight Club — After seeing this movie you wanted to go out and beat the snot out of someone. Anyone. You know you did.

BEST LINE: I want you to hit me as hard as you can.

If you don’t know these movies inside out, grab a six-pack, a pizza and your remote. Take a break from the tough side of being a guy and do your man-homework.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Splinter Bike




The Splinter Bike, created by British craftsman Michael Thompson is made entirely out of wood, without a single piece of rubber or metal. Aside from glue and paint, the entire bicycle (drivetrain, bearings, axles, and all) is made from various types of hardwood.

A Bike Biz article about the Splinter Bike explains that the project started as a bet:

“Thompson, a joiner, boasted he could make a fully wooden bike and his friend James Tully called his bluff.

The cogs, wheels and frame are made from birch ply. Ironwood – an oily wood – is used where moving parts meet. The pedals and handlebars were made from an old broom handle. There’s no chain. Instead there’s a 128-tooth cog that links the chainring and the gear on the rear wheel.”

Thompson has documented the building process on his blog. Now that the bike is complete, it is interesting to look back and see the earlier prototypes and drawings. Most of the posts are interesting, but I particularly liked the one that showed how the wooden tire surface was enhanced with 3.5mm of grippy adhesive. It doesn’t look like the most comfortable ride ever, but it definitely beats a raw wood contact surface on the track. It should be fun to continue to follow the blog as the bike undergoes testing and refinement before the official record attempt. I will definitely be watching to see how that attempt goes…best of luck to Michael and James.

BTW, seat looks commfy.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wild Boar Hunting in South Carolina

A well thought-out hunt ended up being an over planned/expensive nature walk. Or more like a nature sit in a tree stand and watch squirrels eat corn for 8 hours a day. We must have picked the worse week ever to go down to the Cyprus Creek Hunting Lodge. And why the owner didn't tell us until we arrived that this was a bad time of year to hunt boar made me more than a little frustrated. He was sure to take the rest of the $600 that I hadn't already paid in the deposit before he relinquished this info. The accommodations and food were ok; this was my first hunting lodge experience so I can't compare to another adventure, but for the price paid, it was not worth it. Our group of eight left the lodge at 5:30AM in the pitch black of night and were driven down dirt roads until the van stopped and instructions were given on where to find the tree stand you will spend the next 5 hours in. They would pick you up one by one, and bring you back to the lodge for lunch, only to return to another part of the woods at about 4 PM to share some more intimate moments with birds and squirrels. After the sun goes down, you wait for about another hour and then you hear the van approaching in the distance. Not being able to see the ladder to your perch, or the ground beneath you, the scale down is a bit of a challenge. The eerie sound of the forest is almost defining at this point not knowing if your going to step down on top of an alligator, bob cat, coyote, or armadillo. All of which would have been free game to shoot if you even got to see one.
There were 8 people in our group and 4 other there hunting boar that weekend. No one but my Dad's cousin Todd even saw a boar the entire time we were down there. He was able to bag it, making the weekend not a complete bust. It ended up being a 136.6 lb all black (and completely muddy) boar. He ended up shooting and hitting it 3 times. One shot taking care of what would have been a delicious rack of smoked ribs. the other two went one in the neck and the other in the shoulder.
I am just glad I only had 3 hours each way invested in the trip down, unlike the rest of my family and new friends who had a 26 hour round trip journey from PA and OH. As my dad says, “that’s why they call it a hunt, and not a get.” My next trip to the woods with a gun will be a “get” or I ain’t going!!!



Todd the Champion Boar Hunter! The only one to see and kill a boar over the weekend.


This is the range next to the lodge. My dad was bummed he didn't bring his 50cal to test it out on the 4x8 sheet off plywood seen at the edge of the treeline.



Here is Todd sighting in and testing the rifle he used to get his boar. Funny, he was the only one there who wasn't able to hit the 200 yard target with his own gun??? Just kidding Todd, just a little jealous.


And fineally the group shot including Justin in his boar hunting/skateboarding Vans. Also notice my version of warm weather camo is a green t-shirt. Try to pick out the noob, if you can even see anyone else in this picture.

Beatboxer THePETEBOX beatbox and guitar cover of Pixies - Where Is My Mi...



And now enters THE PETEBOX. I have always been a fan of beat boxing back to the neon painter's hat days in the early nineties. Maybe I am a bit jealous because the only thing I can beat box is the beginning of "Sandstorm" using my buzzing-robot sound. I am particular drawn to this beat because of the vocals that sound similar to Radiohead. I can't pin the exact song down, but I am thinking it's Karma Police??

Monday, April 18, 2011

Water Jet Pack: Get High with Jetlev!



Can someone let me borrow $128,000 for this thing? It comes with free flight training with the price, what a deal!! i love how the police came to investigate and then just sat around thinking it was hilarious. This is almost the most bad ass shit I have ever seen.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Oh Michael Jackson!!


Michael,
how did you know how to come back the third planet from the sun and create such a beautiful mountable monster. Hand built unlike the Audi car, the work of art you helped to create is toooo expensive to even be rideable. How long will the wood frame last? How strong is it? Beautiful is a lot different than functional. If you have an extra $7000 sitting around and get an itch for a bike, and wind up on the Audi site, you must be a ra-tard. Their German styling is sleek and sexy, unfortunately the engineering and mechanics of the car make is sub par. If their quality for bikes is anything like the quality if the modern VW and Audi; watch out! Do a pre-ride check, a mid-ride check and a post-ride check to be sure you don't face plant on 5th and Main. Art and function do not always work hand and hand.

So far away from Christmas :(


I hope the wife is reading this. I was goofing of on the webs today and found a link to BMW's webpage. Their SC plant is less than 2 hours away and come to find out they have daily and weekend driving/riding classes. I will have to catch the off road riding training course some time in the near future. They also have a group ride but for what they charge, you could buy a F800 cash. Ohhhh the life... On that note, anyone want a 2001 lifted MOntero Sport???

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Experience/Events/PDS/ProgramsandCourses/Motorcycle.aspx



Sunday, April 3, 2011

Urban trial biking with Monster Energy's Fred Crosset

I have been really into trials riding lately, both motor bike and petal bike. If you choose not to watch this "Monster" tear up the streets and stairs in this urban jungle, at least do yourself a favor and FF to the 3:00 minute mark and check him out!!!

Anyone can ride...



Even the Pokemon ball.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Danny MacAskill - "Way Back Home"

If Danny MacAskill had tits, I would marry him.

Chris "Teach" McNeil on the BMW F800 GS

I only post the videos that really move me on Rustorama, and this one is at the top of the list. I wish I had the skills and the brass balls this dude has. Oh, and the wallet to afford to trash this $15,000 bike. Very sweet riding ability, and one bad ass ride. BTW, don't let this guy borrow your bike.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fame hits you in the strangest ways.

Goofing off at the end of the day at work, and I cam across the blog of Murilee Martin, on of the organizers of the 24 Hours of Lemons series. This link will bring you to the direct page where my misfortune is brought to light. The game was The Mopar Small-Block Pushrod Drop, and I was punished with this penalty for running of the the race track at full speed. I think I pissed the judges off by completing this penalty in less than five minutes. Seems I figured out the trick to this tricky game. http://murileemartin.com/wordpress/?p=1068

Monday, March 28, 2011

Spoken Art

http://vimeo.com/21016797 Pretty cool idea using the stroboscopic effect or strobe effect. At first I thought this was a well timed stop motion video, you dont find out until the end the secret on how this was created.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

http://vimeo.com/20601448

Definitely worth checking out.
The bit from 3:42 to 3:46? I can totally do that.
From this day forward, all of my mountain bike rides will seem to be somehow lacking.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Rolling a Reliant Robin - Top Gear - BBC


Top gear is now into the teens in amount of seasons it has produced, however I am just finding out about it. This is one pretty damn funny episode I have come accross. I can also recomend the "rental car rodeo" and the episode where the host takes the smallest car ever produced out for a spin through the office, into the elevator and out into the streets. I about wet my pants when I watched the one above!! beware..

Blind Bike Trials Video 1


On a trials bike kick... Some more SiK trials riding from this guy Matt. Not as "extreme" as old Danny boy, but uhhh HE IS BLIND?!?!? Talk about inspiration, he can only see about up to a foot in front of his domepiece. Incredibad!!!! This isn't his best video, as he has a few out on the webs, but it is the one with the Star Wars style intro explaining his situation. Unreal, might have to add a trials like and some serious body armour to the fleet for this summer....

Monday, March 14, 2011

Inspired Bicycles - Danny MacAskill April 2009



That link below got me thinking about this video. Even after showing everyone I have ever met this video, and watching it over 20 times I am completely speechless. You don't have to be into bikes, or extreme sports to know when you watch this that it is TRUELY F-ING AMAZING. Call this kid MacA-Skills. How he handles a bicycle with surgical, weightless precision, is more magical than any basket Jordan has ever made, more beautiful than any 100ft putt Tiger has ever sank. The somewhat slow and then upbeat soundtrack of Band of Horses is the perfect backdrop when watching someone on a bike start by riding across a wrought iron fence and then to doing 20ft high back flips off of a tree. With over 24 million views, I know I am not the only fan. You will now see Danny on countless US commercials flipping and spinning while doing an endo in the background; including this VW commercial....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4fs8gS7ANA
Here he is the star of the show, and preforms what I will call "the revers endo escalator," and makes it look completely effortless!?
So share my friend Danny with 24 million of your friends, and watch this video one more time.

flippin' sweet

This video is pretty amazing. Check it out, its the works of an aerial ballet. Looks like I have some practicing to do to keep up with kids like this!


http://sports.espn.go.com/action/fmx/news/story?id=6198957

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Charlotte Representin

According to the Bleacher Report, the Charlotte Bobcats Ladycats are the 3rd hottest dance squad in the nation. From what I have witnessed, I can see why they would be in the top ten. They could just stand at the 3 point line and make 9Th hottest dance squad without even moving. Speaking of 9Th, the New Orleans Hornets just squeaked int other top 10. Maybe after this news the hard feelings about loosing the hornets will finally be put to rest. Maybe.http://bleacherreport.com/articles/631356-nba-power-rankings-who-has-the-hottest-dance-squad-in-the-league#page/29

Dual Sport

They should make dual sport motorcycle tags out of Teflon. I think this is going to be the new look for the green monster. Why pay for custom plates? Use you finger to make it say what ever you want.

Found some local mud




As promised, I took out the KLX. Surprisingly, I was able to find trails, nasty, muddy, rocky, torn up, trails within about 3 miles from my house. Back in the woods, I met up with 2 dudes and a chic sitting on four wheelers, and ended up following them through the muck for several hours. A few mistakes were made. First don't follow 3 four wheelers that are all equipped with snorkels. Second don't follow four wheelers while riding on a dirt bike. they completely destroy the trail and fling mud and stinky swamp goo all over you. Third, don't follow four wheelers, unless you want that small clear creek your about to cross, to turn into a huge, stinky brown pea soupy mess. Fourth, do follow 3 four wheelers if you want to "break in" your new ride that you just detailed, and want to have one hell of a Saturday. The weather could not have been more perfect, and besides the bent shifter (huge stump hidden in muck) the bike ran flawlessly.
Lets see what next weekend have to offer. So far with this bike under me, it has seen 3 paved miles, and 26 miles of dirt, mud, muck, and UNCC area trails.
It seems that i may have just have outgrown my garage. Just picked up this sweet 2006 KLX250. This little green machine is all ready to go hit the streets or the woods. It came with a modded/upgraded air box, jet kit, and about $1000 worth of riding gear. The only thing I can think of that I am going to do is swap the front sprocket down to a 13 tooth, and find a reasonable exhaust system or stocker from a KLX300. The 13 tooth cog will make this a wheelie machine but will also increase the top end. Seems like magic for all of fifteen bucks. I cant wait to see where it will take me today. The next mission will be to find some cool local trails in the Charlotte area. Anyone know of any shoot me some info, and if you want to ride, do the same.

Friday, March 4, 2011

FINISH HIM!!!

Seemed like a good idea at the time...
Any in need of a full size commercial Mortal Kombat II Arcade machine in a genuine Midway cabinet?? I just don't have the room for it anymore. My house is closing in around me with all my toys. Seriously, come and get it.



Orange nightmare

I am trying to convince a coworker to let me borrow her Harley Davidson Nightster for a week or so. Yes I said HER. She has been trying to get me to buy this thing for almost a year now. It is pretty bad ass, and a lot faster than I have ever imagined a Harley could be. Last summer I took it screaming across our work parking lot. It literally blew the contacts right out of my eyes.
I have never been a Harley guy, but this bike has really changed my opinion in general. They look good without all that extra blingity-bling chrome everywhere. Well I think I will continue to pretend that I might actually buy the thing so I can take it for an extended test drive around the Queen City.
This one isn't her actual bike, but is sure is identical. I think her exhaust is chrome, but if it were mine, I would get the flat black set of pipes that I have seen on a few others around town. God I love the two wheeled toys!!!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Givi Crash bars

The crash bars came in today!! Put them on in less then 30 minutes. Overall awesome upgrade in the look of the bike and great protection in an accidental drop. From what I have read from the V-Strom websites, people caution you away from the Givis' because of vibration issues. I took it for a quick test drive and didn't notice any vibration or noise coming from the bars. Two thumbs up so far. Lets see after I put some more miles on this thing....



The new daily driver

I bought this about a month ago and sold my Aprilia Pegaso. I was sad to see it go, but I needed something a little bigger, stronger, and more reliable. I travel to three area nuclear plants in the spring and fall for their outages and my truck just wont make it. So far this thing has been great. It is a 2008 Suzuki V-Strom 1000, or DL1000. it is the quickest bike I have ever owned and super easy to maneuver through traffic. I have a few plans for it this summer including a high fender mount, rear rack (that will incorporate a bicycle rack), Givi crash bars, and a graphics kit for the front ferrings. I will post more pics as the work gets done.

Vespa Bianchi Bike


Selling this on eBay...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250777618639&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
the auction ends in a little under 5 hours with no bids :(. I thought 300 bucks was a steal for this Italiam made bike. Oh well we will see what happens.