For the past two years, Scott Toepher has been working on a personal project entitled ‘It’s Better In The Wind,’ documenting motorcycle rides throughout the Western United States. With no frills or deep underlying concept besides the simple beauty and positivity behind motorcycling, he has put together a short film to go along with the [...]
So there are these two dudes that live in Portland, Oregon. One’s name is Jordan Hufnagel who started Hufnagel Cycles (a really awesome bicycle company), and the other is James Crowe of Crowe Metal Co. Both of these dudes work under the same roof in the same fabrication shop where not only do they spend [...]
One of Richmond’s best independent motorcycle shops will be celebrating their 13th year anniversary party this weekend. Velocity Vintage Motorcycles has been a long time staple on Richmond’s Boulevard with large glass windows and and array of dream cycles lined outside their door. Their new location sits just east of their old one, in a more efficient [...]
So here we are at the countdown of 2011 and the lists are coming. Top 10 this and top 10 that. Finding everyone’s 10 favorite of 2011 shouldn’t be hard to do. However there are some lists that do need to be seen, such as the top 10 motorcycles of the year from BikeEXIF. Gracing [...]
BikeExif just featured a great little write up on Richmond’s own John Ryland of Classified Moto. John has been putting custom work into motorcycles out of his shop for just over three years now. Not bad for someone relatively new to motorcycles, but John does one hell of a job. The bike is a Virago 750 with a [...]
Adam Cramer speaks the truth, so listen to the man. After you listen to him, take some time and get your hands dirty. Break something just to fix it, because the chances are you can, you just have to put some thought and muscle into it. We’d love to hear your feedback on this.
He’d probably kill us if he knew we were posting on this topic, but it’s hard not to look good when you’re that much of a badass. Sonny Barger, a living legend, riding made-in-the-USA bikes and endorsing a live-and-let-live mentality that, when violated, can provoke an eye-for-an-eye sense of justice. Strapped in leather, denim and [...]
1971 was a good year if you rode a motorcycle. It was the year that “On Any Sunday” was released – a documentary focusing on the stars of motorcycle racing, including film star Steve McQueen. Narrated by Bruce Brown’s subtle voice, the film asks the question “Why do they do it?” It take a look [...]
Our friend Othelo was over at the Motorcycle and Metal show this weekend (aka the Brooklyn Invitational) with Polaroid in hand. Check out what you missed.
A solid batch of good attitude we found over at Mr. Max Schaaf’s 4Q Conditioning, perfect for those last few weeks of summer. Click for the continuation.
It’s Better In The Wind is a photo essay of life on the road from the perspective of the rider, which in this case is photographer Scott G. Toepfer. It’s being released as a book and is showing now in Los Angeles. The images look awesome. Click for the continuation.
Children of the sixties and seventies may remember Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Over the course of a 17-day motorcycle trip across the northern United States, Pirsig’s narrator uses the relationship between man and bike to reflect on technology and reason. “The Buddha, the Godhead, resides quite as comfortably in the [...]