Moto Goodness

GOODNESS-as defined by the Random House Dictionary: excellence of quality; goodness of workmanship; the best of anything; essence; strength. To be forthright, it's only been in recent years that this obsession of "MOTO" has truly manifest, but the love is genuine. Motorbikes, Aeroplanes, Automobiles and all that is designed, built and driven to perform is appreciated.

Star Trek & Sci Fi

STAR TREK (The Original Series) was the beginning of a life-long, love of Science Fiction and Science Fact and all other things of a Fantastic Nature. Whether it was Comic Books, Live-Action Television, Motion Pictures or Animated Cartoons, the media did not matter, as long as it was a means to transverse space and time ... or alter reality.

Hammer of the Gods

THE HAMMER OF THE GODS A metaphor for music, how it can forge, shape and mold our lives. A means to transport and transform. I'm not a musical scholar or theorist. Simply, someone who has played and listened to quite a bit of music.  Just a bloke who knows what he likes and dislikes. Also, I'm a bass player, so expect a lot of attention paid to the bottom end!

Italian Combo

Quite the tasty bit of kit served up here, a Moto Guzzi NTX 750 engine paired with a Ducati 125 Regolarita gas tank, together it makes up a rather delicious moto scrambler. Love the way the exhaust is tucked in the side and exits from the rear. Would love to hear what this bike sounds like!

What I like most about this bike, is how it just screams to be ridden! I imagine that this scooter is load of fun to kick on and off the road! A fantastic build from B.R. Moto out of the San Lazzaro province of Bolgna, Italy.


Harley Davidson Street 750 & 500

A couple of weeks ago, Harley Davidson revealed their 2014 Street urban cruisers. This machine, being the first all-new model offered in 13 years, will be available this spring in 500 & 750cc configurations. Bikes for the U.S., Canada and Mexico will be assembled in Kansas City, while the rest of the world, the manufacturing will tke place in India, to avoid high export tariffs.

Personally, I think this a rather bold and brilliant move on HD's part. To come out with a bike that is aimed at a younger, more likely, first time rider market. The smaller displacement bikes still have plenty of great stlying points, but are cleaner and relatively stripped down motorbikes in comparison to many of the larger Hogs HD has been known for in recent years.


BSA Adverts

Just a few classic BSA Motorcycles print ads from days long gone by. Nothing beats a "Beeza"!

What I really like about these first 2 adverts, is that are clearly come from a time when hand drawn illustrations were used extensively in visual communication.


Alec John Such-The Artist Formerly Known as the Bassist for Bon Jovi

Seriously, this started off as a lazy attempt at doing a much neglected "Thunderous Thursday" post. So I just googled "bass player birthdays" and I got a hit on the guy from Matchbox 20, who I absolutely know nothing about, except that Rob Thomas sung for them (and he also help revive Carlos Santana's career), and Alec John Such of Bon Jovi fame.  I recognized his name right away, which sort of surprised me, because I never considered myself a Bon Jovi fan. But they wrote some catchy songs....songs that you don't want to admit to liking, but dagnabbit, if you don't sing along whenever you hear them!

And with no shame do I admit, although I do not own a copy, I confess that "Slippery When Wet" is a classic rock and roll record album!! This record spawned some of the bands most popular songs, "You Give Love A Bad Name", "Wanted Dead or Alive", "Never Say Goodbye", "I'd Die For You" and the root-octave bass pulse driven, "Livin' On A Prayer". All anchored by the man sporting the precisely-trimmed soul patch, Alec John Such. Not being an true fan, I only know that Alec John Such was dismissed from the band in 1994 and went on to manage a few New Jersey area bands and owns a motorcycle shop in New York City ( I couldn't find any further information on this). But with all that said and done, Happy Birthday, Alec John Such!


The Shiny Racer-'74 Honda CB350

Hailing from Jakarta, Indonesia, the craftsmen from Studio Motors serve up a very tidy and spartan build based on a 1974 Honda CB350. The subtle details and sublime customization really give this bike a sleek, elegant stance, built for speed.

Go, Shiny Racer, Go!


The Baroness-Camera Test

Got a new phone and decided to check out the camera function on it. So I went for short ride a took a few pics of the Baroness along the Elizabeth River and other various other locations.

In the above pic,I was able to achieve a shallow depth of field with a bit of jiggery-pokery in Photoshop. Also, when viewing these photos, it was then, that I noticed I had lost my left side engine badge. I back tracked a bit and found it in a warehouse parking lot.


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