Along with a few stories about riding to and from the Sturgis rally on Motorcycle.com, here’s a riding video to compliment the ride… My ride? The Victory Hard Ball project bike of course… where I took a stock bar hopper and ramped it up for the interstate journey by adding a batwing fairing, stereo and the Stage 1 exhaust kit. Check it out! Hardballin’ It: LA to Sturgis in 5 Minutes [Timelapse + Motorcycle] from alfonse palaima on Vimeo.
Take a Polynesian naming convention, add in the European dialect and influence of the 1600s, a dash of contemporary-dipped architecture, wildlife one finds in the zoo, some rainforest glaciers and the ease of traveling in English and what do you get? A tour though the last discovered landmass on earth… New Zealand. While no clear dates can be given for the island’s first inhabitants, the mythical Polynesian navigator, Kupe, was estimated to have arrived in 925AD. European settlers “discovered” Aotearoa (Maori name for the islands) in 1642, lead by explorer Abel Tasman and later Captain James Cook [&hellip
Here’s my first story on New Zealand, in a three day ride story in Cruiser. If Gandalf the Grey was a motorcyclist (You know he’s a biker!), you might already be sick of hearing about the backroads and byways of New Zealand, instead, hardly anyone knows of the their greatness. With high mountain passes, glacial rainforests to vast stretches of sandy roadway, New Zealand is ready for every type of motorcycle imaginable – the natives have even invented a few of them. Instead, the roads are empty, the trails are yours and the scenery will knock your [&hellip
The circus has come to town and along with it comes a raft of new motorcycles as well as an historic new engine! Watch our social media outlets for up to the minute posts and photos… Star has the new Bolt, Harley released the non-CVO Breakout and Indian dropped the Thunderstroke 110 on us! Now I’ve got to get out there and find the Star and the Harley to shoot! http://instagram.com/motoinsider http://pinterest.com/motoinsider/ https://www.facebook.com/motoinsider
Also sitting on my doorstep last week was the October 2012 issue of RoadBike where my Lake Tahoe tour story published along with both copy and photos by myself. The Victory Boardwalk intro was shot by Brian J Nelson, words are mine. You’ll fine more back story on the Lake Tahoe event happening right now on my previous post on MotoInsider. Except from the Boardwalk review: When the whistle blows at the end of the day, the light at the end of the tunnel is closer than ever. Launching you from your cubicle directly to the [&hellip
Its a good month for the Fonz indeed. Returning from my Sturgis tour, I come home to two magazines on my desk, each with two stories I’ve shot or written, one each actually! First we have the October issue of RoadRUNNER where the first part of my Grapes to Gold tour ran, including a Triumph Explorer review that I shot for Ken Freund here in Malibu