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!

Moto Guzzi 850 T3 "Brutzak" by Motokouture

Motokouture Bespoke Motorcycles are based out of Belgium and the following text is taken from their website:

"This is out latest breed....based on a Guzzi T3 California: enjoy our interpretation of a steampunk-trashcan-no nonsense bike. 'Brutzak' is our local dialect for 'Neglect'. The bike seems Neglected by his neglictif owner but really isn't technically. If Jules Verne were a biker, this would be his machine.

One of the many reasons this bike appeals to me even moreso than the fact that it looks bad-ass, it looks like it is ridden!


Rust Never Sleeps

If you live in the Tidewater/Hampton Roads area, you already know it has rained, whether it was a full on thunderstorm or a annoying mist, for the last 7 days straight. It's taken it's tool on the "Baroness", but it's nothing a little elbow grease, scotch brite pads, Boeshield T-90 and few minutes can't remedy.


Although, it does add to the aged looked....


Distinguished Gentleman's Ride - Virginia Beach 2013

Had such a blast taking part of the Virginia Beach leg of the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride on last Sunday ( Sept. 29th) . Even in the wake of having to break off from the main group and stopping to replenish my oil, I eventually met up with them at Keagen's Irish Pub ( can't vouch for the Irish Pub tag, but the "Monte Cristo Sandwich", could possibly make your heart explode!!!) But after stopping for a pint or two, it offered a few moments to actually talk with and meet some really distinguished, awesome and caring people, who also share a love of riding vintage and any type of motorbikes.

Big "THANK YOU" to Rory Byrd for hosting this little shindig. Dude, that KZ rocks! And also, big "THANK YOU" to Rory's friend, who's name I never caught, for taking these photos.


The Baroness Returns - Distinguished Gentleman's Ride

So yes, the rumors are true. The Baroness is once again leaving a oil laden trail across the streets of Hampton Roads! She still has a few issues that need to be addressed, but I've missed every single ride or moto-related event this year, that I was interested in. Due to not having my own personal bike in a operating condition, or otherwise, so I decided I was going on a ride! Damn the smoke and oil, the Baroness and I were going to leave a nasty mark on the asphalt of Norfolk / Virginia Beach! And what not better a scenario to do this, than to participate on the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride!

Must admit, got aboard the local DGR ride very late in the game. I wanted to do it. but was unsure if I would have a vehicle prepared to step up on to the game. Initially, I was thinking about catching the  D.C. ride, but after checking the homepage of DGR, I saw where a local ride had been planned! So yes, I signed up and invited a couple of folks to do so as well, and was pleased that a few actually responded and participated! To get this out of the way, Charles and Kelley, a fleece hoodie is NOT DAPPER nor DISTINGUISHED! But, you rode. And Kelley, you disappeared like a speck on the horizon as we approached First Landing State Park, shine on you crazy diamond!


Romeo & Juliet Broadway Racer by Shinya Kimura

About a month ago, it was mentioned on Shinya Kimura's blog about a 10 day build commission, he had taken on. If you've ever followed Kimura's builds you will know that most often he spends many months on a build. So this seemed to be an interesting task, for him. All that was said about the build, is that it was based on a "new" Triumph, newer bikes also being atypical for the artist behind Chabott Engineering.

Turns out the bike is used in the latest Broadway production of "Romeo & Juliet", starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad (daughter of The Cosby Shows' Phylica Rashad). Pretty sharp for a 10 day turn-a-round!


Brough Superior: 1150cc Roadrunner 1150

Brough Superior returned to the Bonneville Salt Flats this year in style! One of the machines they took was this beautiful aluminum dressed 1150cc racer nicknamed "Roadrunner". Pure elegance on two wheels.

The pilot for this craft, Eric Patterson. Find out more Brough Superior here and here.


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