Posts tagged: fz1
Just something put together early this year with footage from last year. Can’t wait for another ride to the hills when the leaves are peaking in color.
Man it’s been I can saw a few year since I posted this and even longer since I filmed it. I miss riding my bike, making video’s, the mountains, country folk I meet, motorcycle friends, all that fun stuff. Anyway being I used NIN as the music, I think it sums up well what I am trying to get across. A connection with doing what you love.
I don’t believe I ever posted this photo on Tumblr before. This was my first mountain ride when I moved back to Virginia when I left Active Duty Navy in 2009.
Now how I ended up going on this ride well that was unplanned. Basically I had been all over google maps looking for roads in Goochland/Powhatan Counties in Virginia to ride. So I was making my way up SR 711 (Huguenot Trail) and as I came up upon the intersection of the 711 and 522, there was a BP gas station on my right. 2 guys with motorcycles at the pumps, they heard me coming down the road, and one guy just threw his arms up at me. So I went around and pulled into the BP and asked if they knew some good roads. Basically I was told we’ll that’s where we are going, and so it began for me, the at least 100 trips up to SR 56 along the part named “Crabtree Falls HWY” and many other roads in the western part of Virginia.
Note* Once time me and a buddy counted what we considered turns on google maps, and I think the 10 or 11 miles stretch of this road that goes through George Washington park I know we counted over 200 turns.
Scrolling through my previous posts, I think this picture does the best to sum up why I loved motorcycles and riding. Not to be in a club, or at a gas station hanging out, or who can go the fastest from one stop light to the next downtown in 100 meters. It was so I could be free, to enjoy life and other beautiful things about it, the mountains in George Washington park behind me, the calm and beauty, just a few friends who all love to ride enjoying and living why they love to ride. I’ll get back there, or at least I hope I do assuming my medical condition steaming from my TBI doesn’t put a permanent end to that. And even if it does, the thought of doing something motorcycle vise for Veterans and Active Military alike has been a constant thought in my mind for quite a while now.
New Year’s Day Ride 2009,
Happy I was able to find the original version of this online at another site I had uploaded at one time, so I then downloaded then re-uploaded a original version back to my youtube since copyright stuff forced me to change the music a few years back. But now it’s kick ass once again with some U2 for some tunes.
Oh and this was shot with a bullet camera up in then decending from the Sierra Nevada mountains when I was stationed in California.
My 2011 Riding Review
Throwing it up for “4theriders” those guys are awesome, glad I found em 4 years ago, and sad to hear they may not be able to continue doing full time anymore.
Is it recording?? Closest I will post to my face on here.
For some reason I have a huge urge to go out riding my FZ1 right now, wet or not, doesn’t matter, maybe take pictures also??? We’ll see