Being a motorcyclist isn’t easy. It takes a lot of focus. There are a lot of cagers out there trying to kill us. There are a lot of road and weather conditions that don’t help. the world’s greatest outdoor sport ...Read More »
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.Read More »
I was reading YouMotorcycle’s Twitter feed Sunday morning and noticed @Forbes tweeted How To Overcome The Most Common Barriers To Homeownership. What was really missing from the article was a true to life example of how to jump the hurdle and reach a home ownership goal. ...Read More »
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...
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.Read More »
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 "G". 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.Read More »
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?
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.
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.
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.