Posts tagged ducati monster

Canyon Riding- The Snake and More

Today I rode “The Snake”, passed the Rock Store, and experienced Los Angeles County canyons with Shaik Ridzwan from the Mighty Motor. We met at Neptune’s Net in Malibu since it’s somewhere in the middle of both of us- Santa Monica and Ventura. 

The photo above was yoinked from the Mighty Motor instagram

My Ducati Monster, Pandora, in our shop- photograph by Scott G. Toepfer (sgtoepfer.com). 

My Ducati Monster, Pandora, in our shop- photograph by Scott G. Toepfer (sgtoepfer.com)

Dressed to the Nines

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Did a fun little shoot today for a photo project for an Australian friend today. I’ll let what it’s for and whatnot be a surprise, but I wanted to share something not often witnessed… me dressed to the nines. 

The lovely Pandora and I went for an evening ride on this overcast and warm Ventura day. Soft clouds make for great photos, it’s a giant softbox in the sky dampening and washing all the sun around. (For those that don’t know, a soft box is used in professional lighting for video and photo shoots to make light more even and spread out.)

These shots were taken at Serra Cross Park above Downtown Ventura, CA. To the right of the images there’s a giant cross overlooking the ocean. I can see this spot from my house, which is pretty cool. 

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Smartphone Tools for Smart Road Trippin’

Since I don’t run any gauges on my Monster, I’ve been asked quite a few times about my phone speedometer and GPS set up- and it’s not as impressive as you’d assume.

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Read on to find out more about my ghetto approach to phone GPS/speedo use, and other much nicer looking options for you to use in conjunction with Google/Apple Maps, speedometer apps, and more. 

Pandora’s Box in Sportbikes Inc Mag

The June issue of Sportbikes Inc. Magazine has arrived, and within you can find some exclusive photos of my Monster, “Pandora’s Box” for your viewing pleasure. 

I am flattered and honored to have been included in the publication featuring the lovely Red Spade on the cover. 

Oh don’t mind me, just climbing around on my Monster to get the right perspective for some photos.
When I’m not riding, writing, and designing… I’m taking photos of cool stuff. Yeah, that includes my own bike.

Oh don’t mind me, just climbing around on my Monster to get the right perspective for some photos.

When I’m not riding, writing, and designing… I’m taking photos of cool stuff. Yeah, that includes my own bike.

Pretty excited about my feature in Tank Moto magazine (website) from Australia.  It’s amazing quality makes the 143 full bleed pages of beautiful motorcycle photographs that much better.

The nine page spread includes photographs from my trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats, the Touratech ADV Moto Rally, Ride the Edge Ontario Adventure, working on the Dual Sporty project, and some shots of Pandora. I’m absolutely flattered and honored to be included in such a beautiful magazine, thanks guys!

Order yours at fuel-press.com!

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Last week I featured a photo of Lucia Braham from Sydney, Australia on her Triumph Bonneville chopper.. and now I present to you her other ride, a Ducati Monster complete with Termignoni exhaust.
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Last week I featured a photo of Lucia Braham from Sydney, Australia on her Triumph Bonneville chopper.. and now I present to you her other ride, a Ducati Monster complete with Termignoni exhaust.

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Throwback Thursday (Jan. 24th, 2013) - The Monster when it was still a pile of parts, just before reassembly with the help of Sage Wilkinson and Nobi Iso. 
We’ve come so far. 
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Throwback Thursday (Jan. 24th, 2013) - The Monster when it was still a pile of parts, just before reassembly with the help of Sage Wilkinson and Nobi Iso

We’ve come so far. 

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Managed to go riding with Steve West from Silver Piston while he was in town from Atlanta today- from Ventura to Santa Paula via the 150. 

It was a fun collection of bikes- two Ducati Monsters, a Norton with a Vincent engine, and a Honda CB750. We stopped for some photos in front of Lake Casitas, and had lunch at an Italian joint on Hwy 150. Totally forgot the name of it, though. 

Took Pandora out to Neptunes today with friends in their lovely classic cars. On my way back through town, jeweler Steve West of Silver Piston, flagged Wolf and I down outside the 1927 Barbershop! He’s in town this weekend visiting from Atlanta, Georgia. What a coincidence!

A good day indeed.

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MotoLady Monster by the Mighty Motor for BikeEXIF

Humbled and grateful to have my Monster Project named ‘Pandora’s Box’ published on the world renowned BikeEXIF website with photos by Shaik Ridzwan of the Mighty Motor. 

Here are a few from the shoot in Downtown Los Angeles you haven’t seen yet. 

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So if you missed the short 15 sec video of me on the Monster via the motolady instagram, here’s the uncropped version.

Oh and before you ask, the van is Jeff Wolf's 1962 Ford Econoline with bags in the back. Yup, it's a tail dragger. 

Gear: Icon Airmada Stack, Rev’It Jerez Gloves, Dainese 400GT D-Dry jacket, UglyBROS-usa Twiggy riding jeans (with armor!), Icon Sacred Tall boots.  

Stefania Marzano of San Diego on her Ducati Monster dark. Plus, another lovely example of the motorcycle smile. Photograph by Spencer Tuck, copyright 2014.
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Stefania Marzano of San Diego on her Ducati Monster dark. Plus, another lovely example of the motorcycle smile. Photograph by Spencer Tuck, copyright 2014.

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