This summer, I had my first motorcycle crash. Rather than chalk it up to experience, I decided to make it an opportunity to become a better rider. Here’s what I learned from my first motorcycle crash. It was a beautiful summer day. I was on my way up to Santa Barbara to meet a buddy of mine and see my favorite band. Since the weather was so great I decided exploring was on the menu. Before taking off I made sure my bike was in…Continue Reading “Injured, Alone, And One Messed Up Motorcycle”

In 1964, Cycle World Magazine did a piece of Steve McQueen and his custom modified Triumph Bonneville he used to race and win desert scramblers. These are the words of that article. Winning desert races is what this machine was set up for. It is the mount of actor Steve McQueen, who recently won the novice class in a one-hour desert scrambles. The victory only proved what a close look at his Triumph Bonneville suggests: McQueen takes his motorcycling seriously. It takes some modifications to…Continue Reading “Steve McQueen: A Triumph Beyond Ordinary”

Suddenly I found myself sitting on my ass in the middle of my garage. Not five minutes prior the gentleman whom I bought the bike from had just pulled out of my driveway after being good enough to deliver the thing to my house, I was sitting on the floor of my garage wondering just how the f*** I was going to get this vehicle back upright. Being a newbie to the world of motorcycling, I was not about to attempt driving the bike 20…Continue Reading “My First Motorcycle: Incredible and Terrifying”