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!

Mega Mile----Mega Fun!!!

This past Saturday marked the inaugural run of AMA Pro Flat Track Virginia Mega Mile at Colonial Downs! And what a beautiful day for motobike racing, the weather was pleasant and the crowd was eager for some flat track action. Although our owns plans to ride up there were squashed, it didn't dampen the spirits to enjoy this event. Honestly, I think anyone in attendance with a pulse couldn't help but have a good time.

From the beginning of the first race, until well after the last, which included an open paddock, allowing fans to see the bikes and riders up close. It was a fantastic day of moto-goodness! If they continue with the running of this event, I highly encourage that you check it out, good times!


Go Fast, Turn Left! AMA Dirt Track Racing

Tomorrow, Saturday August 24th, Colonial Downs in New Kent County, VA will be hosting AMA Pro Flat Track racing. This will be the inaugural running of the "Virginia Mega Mile", flat track motorcycle racing on Colonial Downs 11/4 mile oval race track. These races will be fully sanctioned AMA Pro Grand NationalChampionship and AMA Pro J&P Cycles Pro Singles class heats.

The track at Colonial Downs will be the largest on the circuit this year, and with the longer straight ways, speeds up to 130 and 140 mph are being forecast for these races. The venue is making a regular hootenanny out of this event, as they should. Gates open at 9am Saturday with vendor tents and concessions on hand, in addition, live music will be offered on a track side concert stage. There is even a race "After-Party" scheduled, with more live music and prize drawings. I'm definitely headed west tomorrow, looking forward to a hot diggity time!


Recent Work for Velocity

Just finished up a couple of projects for Velocity Motorcycles. Designed and applied vinyl graphic for a battery cover that's going on a Royal Enfield Bullet project they have at the shop.

Also did a new t-shirt design for the shop. Apparently, they can't keep these things on the shelf. After having the shirts for one only week, they were calling me up to re-order. I completed the second batch and shipped them. They arrived yesterday and later on in the evening, I receive a message that they are out of XX-Large. So don't delay, get yours today!


Iconic Bass Guitars

Bootsy Collins and his Space Bass (LOOONG OVERDUE TT feature)

Once again, I'm taking a easy route on my Thunderous Thursday post. I got so many I want to do, but it's been hard to find the time. Anyway, here are few bass giants and there iconic instruments.

Gene "the Demon" Simmons of KISS and his axe bass


Cyclops Motorcycles: Plate Armour BSA A7

First off, this is not X-Men related, but I did come across it while searching for a pic of the "X-Men" character, Cyclops',  motorcycle. This in fact, is a gorgeously crafted BSA A7 by Kyoto, Japan based Cyclops Motorcycles. From the Google translation, I believe the bike is befittingly named, Plate Armour.

This is one of those bike that has that sublime beauty. It's all the small bits, placed about and it's bare bones approach to motorcycle machinery, that sets it apart. It's a gracious balance of necessity and style. Now excuse me, I need to get a napkin to wipe the drool from my beard.


Wolverine and Motorcyles

With the latest Marvel Entertainment installment of Wolverine/X-Men movies ( if you don't know better to stick around through the credits in these flicks by now, you are a damn fool, nuff said). Wolverine/Logan once again does a bit of screen time on a motorbike. But it's brief, very brief. One is a distant aerial shot and the other is a quick pull up and stop scene in the snow. The bike is a Ducati Diavel Cromo, you actually get a better look at the bike when Wolverine's "bodygaurd" Yukio rides up on one, sans helmet, gloves or a jacket, in the snow. Must be a mutant thing.

Where "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" had the over the top but extremely entertaining scene of Wolverine taking out a helicopter on a Harley Davidson FLH, it's full-on bad ass! But the rest of the movie is pretty lame. In "The Wolverine" you have a good story that's dragged out in all the wrong places, the Jean Grey dream sequences were just too much. Overall, it was still better than the first one, but still fell short of it's cinematic potential.


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