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7 Unforgettable Movie Bikes

Triumph Bonneville Steve McQueen SE by big-ashb on FlickR | http://www.flickr.com/photos/big-ashb/6378982721

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.

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7 Motorcycle Safety Tips & Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

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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.

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How to Name a Scooter: Peppy Tits & Peppy Twat

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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.

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How to Stop a Motorcycle Show-Off

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Not so long ago, a young woman who's boyfriend just crashed on a motorcycle asked the internet, "Internet, how do I stop my boyfriend, a motorcyclist, from showing off on his motorcycle?" She asked a little late though, as her boyfriend was already in the hospital, the end result of having under-valued a corner, and over-valued his own skills in approaching it on a group ride.

Countless riders chimed in on the evils of showing off on your motorcycle. Only one dared to stand up for the nation of loud and proud motorcycle show-offs. Naturally, that one voice was my own.

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Motorcycle Contortionists Photoshoot: Custom Bike

Mark Gornik at the Motorcycle Contortionists Photoshoot

The last post on our Motorcycle Contortionists Photoshoot we heard from G who told us exactly what it meant to be contortionist, and how the shoot came to be. If you haven't seen the pics already, take a look. G's performed internationally including as far away prestigious events in Rome, Italy for the National Ballet of Milan. She and fellow performer Dani took their talents of flexibility and strength and got to work at bending on, around, and all over motorcycles.

One of Mark Gornik's motorcycles, a rigid framed Harley-Davidson Sportster based chopper was a centerpiece for our contortionists. Mark has been building hot rods and motorcycles since he was sixteen years old and was willing to let the girls put his steel to the test.

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5 Pretty Awesome Posts You Might’ve Missed

5 Pretty Awesome Posts You Might’ve Missed

A woman will challenge any man. She will test his patience, his stamina, and put him through cruel and unusual punishment. In a move that must be meant to gage if we've forgiven her for her last Blog Challenge, FuzzyGalore, a.k.a. She-Who-Made-Me-Write-29-Posts-in-29-Days-because-she-said-so, is out bossing around the internet, again! The nerve!

This time the boss ordered: "Post a list of 5 Pretty Awesome Posts Your Readers Might’ve Missed"

Well that's pretty easy. She must be up to something. At any rate, here we go!

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Motorcycle Contortionists Photoshoot

Motorcycle Contortionists

Sometimes in life good things happens. Things you never could have imagined, like a girl doing handstand push ups in your condo asking you about doing a photoshoot on motorcycles. Did I mention she can put her feet behind her head?

I reached out to the world famous WobblyCat, an avid motorcyclist, photographer, and superhero. What followed was a full day's event, a first ever motorcycle photoshoot. Two girls on motorcycles doing very interesting things.

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Turbo Sidecar Landspeed Record Attempt

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Hellcat Customs, a small, Arizona-based custom motorcycle builder is attempting to make history. Their passions include turbo-charging one-of-a-kind Sportsters and building custom sidecars. Now Hellcat Customs are blending the two — with the first-ever turbo-charged sidecar Sportster running a stock Harley engine on regular pump gas to attempt to set a land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

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Reducing Motorbike Insurance Costs for Young Riders

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It’s exciting for young riders to pass their driving test and get ready to purchase their first motorbike. Part of this entire process will also include obtaining motorbike insurance from websites like http://www.carolenash.com/insurance/. Of all the aspects of getting your first bike, the insurance process can end up being quite expensive. Young drivers are considered to be a high risk group. As such, they have a great probability of being involved in an accident. Insurance companies consider this risk when determining the cost of motorbike insurance. This means higher insurance premiums for young riders. However, this doesn’t mean all is lost. There are some steps young riders can take to help keep their insurance costs down.

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