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Descendants of the Romans

Julius Caesar Motorcycles

Fuzzygalore has been one of my favorite motorcycle bloggers for years. Her posts aren't always motorcycle-intensive and that's part of the charm. Fuzzy writes and posts pictures of life as it happens, and we love her for it. I'm going to take a page from Fuzzygalore's book and forget about motorcycles for this one. If you like history and high hopes, this might still be for you.

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History of Skulls, Wings, and Motorcycling

Motorcycle Girls

Generally we like the feedback we get from the site. Unfortunately, we get some strange emails sent in sometimes too. Like the one that bicycle freak Michael K. sent us.

Michael has a website dedicated to his happiness of bicycle riding. This may or may not have something to do with why he can't seem to understand what skulls and wings have to do with motorcycling. He seemed to imply that the use of skulls and wings in the YouMotorcycle logo was "perhaps for your blog to appear "bad ass" enough to entice the "tattoo crowd"?"

Michael, the truth is about to set you free. Skulls and wings have as much to do with motorcycling, as squished manhood and one piece spandex unitards have to do with bicycling. In fact, skulls and wings have been tied to motorcycling for generations already. Allow me to explain...

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A House Fit for Motorcycling

Motorcycle Houses for Sale

I'm house shopping in Toronto market, and as if that wasn't hellish enough, I'm looking not only looking for a house to call a home, I'm looking for a house fit for motorcycling. The list of questions to ask when buying a home is endless. The list of questions to ask when buying a house fit for motorcycling is a handful of questions longer.

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The 2013 Motorcycle Film Festival Winners

2013 Motorcycle Film Festival

We completely missed the ball on the Motorcycle Film Festival, and not for lack of press either. Brooklyn is an 8 hour ride from Toronto, I might just have made a weekend trip out of it! Alas it was not to be.

At any rate, the Motorcycle Film Festival (or MMF, which also stands for Must've been F***in' Fun - for those who made it) couldn't have come at a better time. Motorcycle videos are at a height we haven't seen since the 1970s, and these days the stars are the riders themselves. Regular folks like you and me, but I'll get to that later.

For now here are the winners from the first annual / first ever Motorcycle Film Festival, along with some video trailers.

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Motorcycle Contortionists Photo Shoot: Danielle

Motorcycle contortionist photo shoot Danielle

Sometime last year I got together with Wobblycat and Mark Gornik and took part in something amazing. Us three lucky guys found two extremely talented and beautiful young women who started contorting and making our jaws drop literally all day long. The performers were Danielle and Gabby DB. Wobbly flexed his camera as the "bendy girls" (Mark's words) did contortion and acro all over Mark's custom built Harley and my stock-is-cool-too Suzuki. The photo shoot has been a hit ever since.

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What Motorcycle Will I Be Riding in 5 Years?

Yamaha MT-01

This question jumped into my mind at 5 AM. So much for getting any sleep tonight. Think about your motorcycle. Now think about your dream motorcycle. Now look back at your motorcycle. It's not your dream bike, is it? Maybe you don't even have a dream motorcycle. Maybe you have a list of a few you'd really. I know I do.

I've been riding for 6 years now. In that short time I've owned 11 motorcycles or scooters. I've owned everything from a stable of midsize cruises, to a heavily modified 1990 Honda Hawk GT650 N, to a couple two-stroke scooters. I'm still trying to get it right, but along the way I'm learning what I like, what I dislike, what I keep coming back to, and why.

The only question left for you and I now, reader, is what are we going to ride next?

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How The Motorcycle Industry Works

YouMotorcycle Himself

I've come the conclusion that you can either love motorcycling, or you can work in the motorcycle industry, but not both.

Maybe there are a few exceptions. Who wouldn’t mind being a journalist flown to Spain on someone else's dime to test ride the latest and greatest new motorcycle at a press launch? I can tell you first hand the media doesn't have it easy, either. I’ve seen journalists braving out freezing cold storms on machines I wouldn’t want to ride anywhere but the track on a warm sunny day. These guys are tough.

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