In the past we discussed motorcycle final drives in our post, Motorcycle Chain Drive vs. Belt Drive vs. Shaft Drive, but for this week's What Would You Rather Wednesday, we're opening up the floor to you. Here's what you motorcyclists had to say...Read More »
2013 marked the 40th anniversary of Pirelli's calendar, but odds are you've probably never seen one in real life. Every year, Pirelli gathers a dozen gorgeous (Margareth Madè) and famous (Milla Jovovich) women and asks them to strip for the camera. The calendar prints are so few that even the most well-intentioned gentleman in the motorcycle industry, me, has yet to see a copy of this celebration of the female body.
For 2013, Pirelli has taken a whole new approach. The nude calendar is no more, and while we mourn its loss, we're excited about where this is headed. Pirelli hired photographer Stephen McCurry, dropped the idea of jaw-dropping babes, and drafted a roster of girl next door type belles doing awe-inspiring charitable work across the world for a serious of clothed portraits. The results are stunning all the same, as these women and Rio bare just enough to show why they're rising stars on a global scale.
... to shake that ass. Seriously.
I'm exploring Twitter a lot and trying to see who's interesting out there. I find a lot of motorcyclists out there with some really bike-tastic names and pictures. Much to my chagrin, many of them end up tweeting about their dinner, their dog, their children, and Sons of Anarchy. Now, I like the TV show as much anyone, although not as much as many of you, but come on!
Here's another great infographic, and another Motorcycles vs. Cars comparison. This one looks at the risks and dangers of riding a motorcycle versus driving a car. The infographic brings up a few important points:
The infographic lists crash rates per vehicle mile travelled, but does it include parking lot spills?
The number of alcohol related injuries is close, but does anyone know whether these are the young hot headed riders drinking and crashing, or the oldschool, over-confident seasoned biker vets?
The motorcycle fatalities stats are interesting, as were the breakdown of who's most likely to ride a motorcycle.
Here's a little teaser shot, click it to read more:
@Gabby_DB - Dancer / Contortionist / Aerialist
The world is a better place when hanging upside down
Adrian at YouMotorcycle proposed the idea to me of writing an outsider’s perspective of motorcyclists.
As ignorant as this might sound, up until 3 months ago I didn’t think there was much of a motorcycle community, let alone an entire motorcycle world, but YouMotorcycle has opened up my eyes to something new to me.
Streets and Tracks article, Motorcycle Mojo, December 2012
I read your post "Streets and Tracks" and I think you're working on the assumption everyone cares to live when in fact many of us are indifferent. Who's to say Randy Scott thought he had the skill to do what he did, could it not have been that he just didn't care?
It doesn't do much for the image of the rest of the law-abiding motorcyclists, and it is irresponsible, but we can't work on the assumption that someone was being arrogant or having poor judgement, when in reality a lot of people just aren't afraid.
Bikes have long been the transport of choice for characters throughout the history of movies. In fact, sometimes the bike can be as important as, or even sometimes overshadow, the characters themselves. The bike becomes an integral part of the movie, defines it, and becomes the main focal point for remembering it.Read More »
One day I received an email from a motorcyclist called "Bear". Bear decided to write in to YouMotorcycle about his riding experience, including the motorcycle collision he was in with a large mammal from whence he earned his nickname. The post was titled Motorcycle Safety Tips. I also wrote a similar set of guidelines, but my suggestions were directed to small displacement motorcycles, it was called Scooter Safety Tips.
Some of you are still crashing. You shouldn't do that. Crashing is expensive. Crashing can hurt. Don't crash. So, just to really beat a dead horse, here are seven motorcycle safety tips, and a handful of causes of motorcycle accidents. Consider this your what to do and what not to do.
Once upon a time a beautiful little introvert called Brownie asked me to take a look at a scooter she was interested in buying. In part thanks to my knit-picking, but mostly thanks to her charm, we haggled another $400 off of the price she had already negotiated the seller down to over the phone. A pretty smile and a short skirt trump a man’s better judgement.
This is the story of a young woman called Brownie, her slips and slides on a scooter she named Peppy Tits, the night with her friend, and how they relate to my latest scooter purchase.
It was Spring Break in Daytona Beach Florida. I was sweet 16 with a bunch of girls from Windsor, Ontario, Canada! We were out for a good time. Dressed up like the little tarts like we were, or still are, old habits die hard! We were wandering the strip checking out the shops. After getting our kicks for a bit in the porn shop we headed outside...Read More »