Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Wheelie King: Doug Domokos Wheelies on Lombard Street!

The Wheelie King: 
Doug Domokos Wheelies on Lombard Street!

"Doug Domokos was better known to his legion of fans as "The Wheelie King." Domokos' uncanny ability to balance and ride a motorcycle on its rear wheel, and his natural showmanship, earned him a worldwide reputation as one of the premier motorcycle performers of the 1980s and ‘90s and landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records." - AMA

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

I Spy... The Fastest Ambulance? A Motorcycle! By Eli Beer

"As a young EMT on a Jerusalem ambulance, Eli Beer realized that, stuck in brutal urban traffic, they often arrived too late to help. So he organized a group of volunteer EMTs — many on foot — ready to drop everything and dash to save lives in their neighborhood. Today, United Hatzlah uses a smartphone app and a fleet of “ambucycles” to help nearby patients until an ambulance arrives. With an average response time of 3 minutes, last year, they treated 207,000 people in Israel. And the idea is going global". - TED

Saturday, November 14, 2015

A Moment of Silence

Imagine... if people put as much effort into respect and collaboration as they do in focusing on differences and causing pain how different the world would be today? Our hearts and thoughts go out to all who have been victimized by the attacks in France & Beirut.

The Story of Seventies Superbikes By Brightside Media

"A review of the milestone Japanese Superbikes of the 1970s.  Part of a feature for Classic Bike Magazine, John Naish tells the story from behind the handlebars of the era’s legendary bikes: the Honda CB750, Honda 500 Four, Kawasaki H2 750, Kawasaki Z1, Suzuki GT750, Honda GoldWing, Suzuki GS1000 and Honda CBX." -Brightside Media

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Man Who Designs Moto Guzzis With Jamie Robinson

"As the Vice President of Design for the Piaggio Group, Miguel Galluzzi has been tasked with re-inventing the oldest continuously operating motorcycle company in the world — Italy's Moto Guzzi. But how do you take a brand with a huge history and a thin present into the 21st century? Luckily, it's not the first time Galluzzi has been faced with such a monumental task, back in the early '90s he envisioned a future not just for Ducati, but for practical fun motorcycles as a whole when he conjured up a little bike known as the Monster." - Ride Apart

Friday, October 16, 2015

Giving Back

"I've had good times, I've been sad.
Sure have had some good times, I still get mad.
Been on the road alone, crossed a double line.
Ain't afraid to fight. Ain't ashamed to cry."

Dan & Percy @ Cafe Le Mariposa

My buddy Rick is the person who got me started performing. You will never meet a more motivational, can do person. We joke about how he gave me the Itch and if it was not for him pushing me, I honestly believe that I would not be as passionate about giving back if it wasn't for my buddy Rick.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Return of the Bangladeshi and his 1976 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead

Pic © Ruptanu
It's hard to believe that it's been three years since Ruptanu and I were looking for the gas cap that had fallen off his newly acquired 1976 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead on some random street in Montreal. We had just picked up the bike and like any biker who has bought a bike, any bike, new or old, he was grinning from ear to ear the whole time despite some of the more obvious and immediate issues plaguing his then thirty-four year old motorcycle. As it would turn out, Is it Just Me or Did My Gas Cap Fly Off? was just the beginning of their relationship. A relationship perhaps best described by Charles Dickens who begins a Tale of Two Cities (1859) with... " It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...."

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Dead Barn Hunting

Dead Barn 

What is Dead Barn Hunting?

I've been asked this question on many occasions. Usually the question comes with a perplexed look from the person asking... As if to say..Really? My answer often varies, however the message is usually the same...There is something about their design. Their history and their need that calls to me. It was a more simple time.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Help Support Percy Hart & Daniel Gideon Raise Funds For The Homeless in Montreal!

Okay friends...please share this poster on your walls. We want to fill the room up to make sure we raise enough funds for the homeless. Don't forget you must reserve...don't read like a the poster's instructions and thank you! 
- Percy Hart

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Cafe Racer - Tunnel of Love Starring Tamara Beckwith & Edward Tudor Pole

Cafe Racer: The Movie - Tunnel of Love

"This 12 minute short film has no spoken dialog, instead it employs clever visual cues to tell a story. It takes place in London and follows a leather clad racer on his 1968 Norton Commando (I may be wrong about the year, I’ll wait for the abusive comments below from the Nortonphiles if I am)." Silodrom - Gasoline Culture.

Video © Triumph Corporation Limited & Portobello Road Films Production (1997?)