It took me a while to sit down and watch this trailer, despite multiple people sending it to me. Why? I’m not sure. Perhaps because I felt capturing “why we ride” in a trailer is impossible, and in a full length film difficult yet. But also because I felt that I needed to devote a minute of my undivided attention to the footage, and forcing myself to do that is sometimes difficult these days. I finally pressed play and have to admit- I got goosebumps, there may have been some tears. They… Continue Reading »
Posts Tagged ‘motorcyclist’
[Semi-NSFW warning] Lanakila MacNaughton, photographer extraordinaire, had her gallery premier of the Women’s Motorcycle Exhibit in Portland at See See Motor Coffee on July 12th, 2013. Lana photographs real women who ride, stripped down (sometimes literally, always figuratively) and embracing the freedom of riding, being a woman, and having the ability to do what they damn well please. Well, at least that’s the vibe I get from it. Asked to photograph the ride to the show, I called up my friend Tony (who has a nice sissy bar on his bike, great… Continue Reading »
Be careful out there, guys! Depending on where you are, the weather is changing rapidly and it’s been kind of a doozy for riding. In the Pacific Northwest for the last couple weeks you could ride your bike down to meet some friends at a restaurant and it’ll have been sunny and 75° fahrenheit (~23.9° celsius) all day- you’ll walk out an hour and a half later and it’ll be pouring buckets with thunder and lightning! A 60 y/o motorcyclist was struck by lightning this morning around 9:30a on the I5 freeway in Chehalis,… Continue Reading »
Today I met a wonderful chap from Canada- Tamlyn Beesley is on a 40 day motorcycle road trip and when he passed through Portland briefly we met up for coffee at See See! He told me tales of the 108 degree Mojave, and first gear turns of Bible Creek Rd in Oregon (which I had never been on… gasp). It’s always nice meeting people on their road trips, even if it makes me a bit jealous. Click the photos for captions, and check this link for his photo journal.
Motorcyclist saves a coffee mug from the back of an SUV (click for video on liveleak)… her reaction is less than impressive. Also, it’s just a white coffee mug. Would you grab it off their bumper to return it?
The video, “Never Fast Enough” by Dylan Ozanich captures some of the magical feelings of motorcycling. When you and your pals are rollin’ around a corner perfectly in sync, or taking off from a stop as hard as you can not to really race but just to have a little fun… the almost weightless feeling you get when your tires are almost floating over the asphalt while you fly. Watch “Never Fast Enough” on the Devoir Art Vimeo »
Ever imagined what it would be like to be chased by a dangerous animal on a motorcycle? Well, Tim Bartlett found out while joy riding his new bike on Hwy 93 in Canada when he almost hit a lone wolf on the highway. Apparently Tim almost hit the wolf while riding in Kootenay National Park on Saturday, and returned to the scene where the wolf had appeared. At that point the animal jumped back over the concrete barrier, crossed a lane of traffic, and began the chase that lasted just over a… Continue Reading »