Alright, it may be slightly delayed… but I finished my video from the 2013 Sang-Froid Riding Club Alley Sweeper Urban Enduro. After the event I did a mini status update with photos of the damage to the bike and myself after wrecking it twice. Now it’s time to answer the question posed to me via instagram, facebook, AND twitter: “Can you explain to me how that’s fun?”
Sure… riding through mud, potholes, gravel, grass, and whatever else you happen upon is not for the faint of heart. It’s for the motorcyclists who like to get dirty, like to feel their back tire lose traction. Those of us who enjoy those “oh shit moments” and riding with other friends.
The Alley Sweeper is not about property damage or disrespect to neighborhoods and communities. Motorcyclists are ALL ABOUT community!
The magic of Bonneville Salt Flats and land speed racing there is mentioned often around these parts. During my 2012 trip to the BUB speed trials and Bonneville, I had the good fortune to meet a very talented photographer and videographer, Chad DeRosa. He and I both had the same mission- capture the magic of the salt flats and Sodium Distortion race team. Our end vision however was very different- he was filming for “Out of Nothing,” an epic tale of four men forging land speed records.
A video about the somber feeling one gets when riding season comes to a close- when we often hold on to each last moment the sun is still kissing the asphalt and the roads are still dry.
Hopping on a motorcycle after work for even the shortest jaunt can be a meditative experience.
Motorcycles and an unexpected love story- my eyes welled up with tears at the end and simply because the content in this video is everything I love.
Men love ladies who can RIDE!
A really keen design company here in Portland released an interactive video about some prominent Portland motorcycle builders. Why should you care? Well, besides that it’s always a treat to hear what inspires other motorcyclists… the bad ass imagery comes to mind.
“Why’d you build it if you aren’t going to ride it?” - Casey Him
Some screenshots and favorite quotes below.