Posts tagged: motorcycle
Somehow I missed watching the Pikes Peak race last year as I was following OTT’s documentary of SBK Factory with James Compton and Jake Holden and their quest to prepare and then race Pikes Peak. Here’s a photo from SBK Factory’s facebook page. Really liked the 4 part documentary and seeing 2 guys both from AMA SBK doing something totally outside AMA was quite interesting and refreshing. I hope 2014 bring them both back to the mountain.
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.
Nice tune I discovered while watching SBK Factory- The Race part 4.
Pictures from last years Mid Atlantic Ducati Day at VIR with Cornerspeed. No I do not ride a Ducati, the event is open to all bikes.
Miss doing that!
Ah summer of 2011. Me and my wife and our daughter trailer’d my FZ1 to the mountains. I was hoping that my wife would get some good shots with my at the time new DSLR camera still photo’s and video. (In case you don’t know I was making motorcycle video’s and other video’s at one time and taking lots of photo’s) Anyway this is a pull off on RT60 just outside of Buena Vista, VA. Very nice road with nice turns and a good surface. This was right before I loaded up and we headed back home, it was already hot as fuck when this pic was taken, and to the point of becoming unbearable to keep riding in leathers in the heat and humidity, just couldn’t stay hydrated long enough before sweating it out. But it was fun, I miss those days, the FZ1 hasn’t moved in over 2 years, but I still have not sold it, maybe next year it will make a come back.
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.
I still can’t believe it’s been over 14 months since I last rode my motorcycle. This was one of the last riding video’s I put together before I left, My 2011 Riding Review. But at the same time I cannot wait to start filming again and putting together video’s.
First off I want to say that this is not my work, but the work of someone else. I greatly admire this video, the simplicity of it and yet the passion that is shown for what one loves to do is remarkable.
I myself like motorcycling, and it’s been 14 months since I have been on a ride to the mountains. Ironic it is winter as I have returned, the bike needs work before it hits the street once again. But for me this video holds more value than just motorcycling. It’s the hope of the future, of better things to come, living life and most of all enjoying life, and loving life and all those people and things who make it up.
That’s how I see it, living and loving life while we can and are able to, because it’s never a promise that will will live to be that nice old age and say we saw years come and go and watched as things changed. So enjoy life now never later, because later may never come.
My 2011 Riding Review
Is it recording?? Closest I will post to my face on here.