Posts tagged the one motorcycle show

The One Moto Show (video)

There were a lot of dynamic parts of the One Motorcycle Show no. 5 that I didn’t feel satisfied capturing in one frame. So this time I did something a little different and made a short video featuring highlights that really give the One show it’s uniqueness.

Caught at the One Show on Saturday by Justin Coffey of Touratech USA (website) and Peanut Butter Coast (website). Lower pic left to right, Chris Herrin, Angel Dupree, myself, my mom, and Karissa Coffey

The One Moto Snow

Road Trip (Part 2)

Getting to the One Show (the1moto.com) this year was a bit more difficult than in the past- partially because I moved to San Diego and partially because it snowed like crazy. The first portion of my road trip was easy peasy- driving the Purple Prius Eater (my Tacoma) to San Francisco from San Diego went shockingly well. The next leg started out with rain, and ended with Pandora’s Box looking like a Ducati popsicle. 

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Snowy as hell in Portland but the turn out for the first night of the One Show was amazing. I’m so stoked to have been able to bring Pandora even though the going was a little tough.

I do love Portland, look at those crazy folks who rode to the show in the ~5 inches of snow.

Road trip to the One Motorcycle Show 2014 (Part One?) - "We’re Not In SoCal Anymore!"

Loaded the Monster into my (super ridiculously tall) Tacoma yesterday morning and headed out to San Francisco to meet Jensen Beeler of Asphalt & Rubber for the next leg of the trip. 

Before you even start- no, hell no I’m not riding it there. There needs to be no other reason besides the safety of it- I have no want to drive through snow and sleet for the tail end of 1300 miles. I’d prefer Pandora and I get there in one piece. 

Anyway, I managed to miss all the LA traffic and blasted from San Diego to SF in about 7 hours. Crashed out a few hours later, got myself going around 9. We unloaded Pandora from my truck (always a feat) and put her up in Jensen’s trailer. Multiple messages from friends and instagrammers warning me about the weather in Portland which has turned from blah to pretty terrible.

The weather through Grant’s Pass is always sketchy for this trip, and dead of winter is not the choice time to go. There’s a winter storm warning there now, snow in Corvallis, Eugene, and now Portland. It’s 23 degrees there today, heavy winds and snowfall. 

Oh joy. I wonder why I moved to SoCal? The Monster is getting gross from road grime, which will happen eventually but still hurts to see. 

Anyway, here goes nothing. Driving through Oregon is going to be sketchy. (Drivers in the Pacific Northwest aren’t known for their snow driving skills.)

The One Moto Show (Austin) is goin’ on right now… wish I was there. 

More info and details on the1moto.com »

(Photo montage from the MotoFactory instagram. Follow them for updates!)

Thor’s 60k Jump

…for science! Or… for the love of moto! Or simply because it’s fun to do things that aren’t maybe the best idea. Either way, Thor raised $50,000 to bring some amazing books to print… two years of the One Motorcycle Show. To entice investors, he said he’d jump over them for another 10k. He got it. Today, he jumped ‘em. 

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Thor (of See See) Jumps for 60k & the One Moto Books

Remember the posts about helping fund the One Motorcycle show books kickstarter project? Well, the crew hit their mark… so Thor upped the stakes by agreeing to “jump over all the people who pledged” if they hit 60k before time was up. Happily for us, they made it!

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If you’re in the Portland area you should come down to Club 21 (2035 NE Glisan St.) tomorrow (Wednesday Apr 3rd at 5p) and witness Evil Thornievel jumping a bunch of folks. 

Extra, extra! Read all about it! 
Go check out my feature on The One Motorcycle Show in SportBikes Inc Magazine. Photos that have not yet been released! Eleven pages of goodness!
Sportbikes Inc. Magazine March Issue »

Extra, extra! Read all about it! 

Go check out my feature on The One Motorcycle Show in SportBikes Inc Magazine. Photos that have not yet been released! Eleven pages of goodness!

Sportbikes Inc. Magazine March Issue »

The One Motorcycle Show Books Vol. 1 & 2

While each facet of our everyday life has it’s own culture that is constantly developing, motorcycling is one that seems to have much room to grow. We are behind the times in some areas; ideals and standards were formed and are now being broken, however more often in some regions. More evident in motorcycle racing where the rules and regulations change rather frequently and are written and formal, other pockets and cliques of motorcycle community have unspoken norms that most people adhere to. Similar to the way we build societal norms dependent upon religion, race, region, etc… sometimes it just requires someone to take a sidestep and create a new movement that transcends the average, the expected, the usual. 

To me, that’s what the One Motorcycle Show has done. While Portland has it’s own level of eclecticism that adds variety to most events, this “movement” really could have began everywhere. What movement, you ask? The movement of motorcycling becoming whatever you need it to be. A stress release, cheap travel, a way to bond with your kids or explore dirt trails… whatever it may be. 

One Motorcycle Show books fundraiser! Prizes and stuff! Woot!
When: 7p March 8thWhere: White Owl, SE 8th & Main

One Motorcycle Show books fundraiser! Prizes and stuff! Woot!

When: 7p March 8th
Where: White Owl, SE 8th & Main

Deus ex Machina does a great job at showing the essence of the One Motorcycle show by capturing expressions, smiles, movements, and textures of builds. 

The One Motorcycle Show 2013

It seems like Portland’s weather was on it’s best behavior for the weekend of the One Motorcycle Show (Feb 8/9/10)- giving everyone (even fair weather riders) a chance to pull their bikes off the tenders, give ‘em a wash and ride them in to the show.

the one motorcycle show portland oregon 2013 by motolady

Four years in a row now the One Show has attracted a variety of attendees. As it’s progressed the reach has stretched beyond motorcyclists to include designers, artists, and those who appreciate looking at pretty things. Which is basically everyone, right? Thor Drake has developed an inviting and evolving culture within Portland which can not only be seen in the One Show but also See See Coffee & Motorcycles, one of the main moto hubs in Portland. 

The second year of the 1 motorcycle show was inside a somewhat gutted two-level industrial warehouse. While Pabst flew out of the coolers and burn outs were a-plenty… it was dimly lit and fell short of the glory that has been achieved this year and last. An estimated 10+ thousand people attended over a three day period. Shows like this usually gather steam over the course of five or ten years, while the One Motorcycle Show managed it almost immediately. 

Prepare for an onslaught of photos. There are even more on facebook. I had my camera on my hip pretty much all day Friday, Saturday, and for most of Sunday even during clean up. This is literally going to be the longest blog post I’ve ever done. So go take a potty break, get a bag of crisps or whathaveyou, because this is going to be a doozie. 

My favorite photo from the entire weekend- Todd Blubaugh and his chopper. Photograph by yours truly. 
The One Motorcycle Show 2013.

My favorite photo from the entire weekend- Todd Blubaugh and his chopper. Photograph by yours truly. 

The One Motorcycle Show 2013.

A cool shot of me doing my thing yesterday during set up at the One Motorcycle Show, by JP of The Selvedge Yard. If you don’t read his blog… you are missing out.

A cool shot of me doing my thing yesterday during set up at the One Motorcycle Show, by JP of The Selvedge Yard. If you don’t read his blog… you are missing out.