Friday, August 29, 2014

 

Tim's Motovlog #19: EN187 Finger Gun Pills!


What do you get when you cross a complete idiot with tons of special effects? Well, besides Michael Bay, you get this. My first time trying fellow motovlogger EN187's patented Finger Gun Pills doesn't go exactly as planned.




 

Tim's Motovlog #18: Signs of Dyslexia


I make a late-night ice cream run and discuss being mildly dyslexic, ending with a humorous recycling of bad dyslexia jokes.




 

Tim's Motovlog #17: My Motovlogging Setup • A West Texas Electrical Storm


Bad weather ruins another ride, so I show my motovlogging setup as the tempest rages. Don't miss the electrical storm footage at the end. Enjoy.




Thursday, August 21, 2014

 

Tim's Motovlog #16 - Sketchy Weather • Dumb Jokes • Decals


A ride gets cancelled, I tell a moderately inappropriate joke, show my new motovlogging sticker, and reveal special prizes for my subbies and motovlogging friends!




Thursday, August 14, 2014

 

Tim's Motovlog #15 - The Ballad of Rosalie


I head to the rehearsal studio for one last run-through of the show before I go on the road with Tim Kreitz Band and Creed Fisher & The Redneck Nation. Along the way, I chug a beer and show Suburban Delinquent how to fuel a motorcycle to the top without spilling petrol. Enjoy the live music video included. Cheers!




Friday, August 08, 2014

 

Tim's Motovlog #14: War Machines • The Texas Sky • Shout-Outs


I take an evening ride to shake out my recently neglected ZRX1200R and watch another brilliant West Texas sunset in the midst of antique war machines. I also offer a shout-out to two of my favorite fellow motovloggers. Kick back and Enjoy!




 

Tim's Motovlog #13 - What it's like being a touring musician


A late-night riding montage is followed by the presentation of my finished homebrew lager from Motovlog #4, and ends with a discussion on the highs and lows of being a working, touring musician as a (mostly) full-time job.




 

Tim's Motovlog #12 - Having a little fun and trying to win a shirt


This quick motovlog was solely for the purpose of supporting a fellow motovlogger in a subscriber giveaway. I thought it was funny. Then again, I admittedly have an esoteric sense of humor.




Friday, July 18, 2014

 

Tim's Motovlog #11 – Jerk Motovloggers


It finally happened: I did a motovlog about motovlogging. Does that make me post post-modern? In any case, kick back and enjoy nine minutes of pure existentialism. If you get tired of my voice, just concentrate on how awesome the bike sounds.




Monday, July 07, 2014

 

Motovlog #10: Scenic Mountain, Big Spring, and chicken sounds!


A friend and I take a ride to Scenic Mountain Park and Comanche Trail Park, where we visit the 'Big Spring'. Along the way we fight a strong West Texas wind, make chicken sounds, and spot a couple of cougars -- errrr -- I mean leopards.




Friday, July 04, 2014

 

A decade ago this week, the Superbike Blog was born



And oh so much has changed in the past ten years. I've lengthened and shortened the focus of this blog several times since July 2004, going from racing to rider rights to moto-related politics to even off-topic matters. Most recently, it has become a showcase for those silly little motovlogs I've been making. The Superbike Blog has always been, and will continue to be, a reflection of my two-wheeled whims and fancies as I enjoy a life made richer by the inclusion of motorcycles and motorcycling.

Along the way, the Superbike Blog has several times made an impact on the moto-sphere. It has been quoted and referenced by Wikipedia, Kawasaki USA, the American Motorcyclist Association, Harley Davidson, and others. It has also been an effective instrument in helping kill bad motorcycle legislation in Texas; most recently, the striking down of HB2470, a highly discriminatory anti-sportbike bill known as Malorie's Law. And while Malorie's Law eventually passed within the context of a different bill, it was only a useless and anemic namesake law in its final version. For those small victories and influences upon motorcycling, I am humbled and thankful.

Throughout the years, I have managed to stay true to my decision never to monetize this blog. I've watched closely the damage that advertiser influence has caused to the print moto-journalism industry over the past 20 years, and I always wanted to make sure I was free to express any opinion or observation herein without an ad client telling me to tone things down or amp things up. Hopefully, that attempt at some purity of heart hasn't gone unnoticed.

I've also made a few mistakes along the way. Namely, I was awfully hard on AMA Superbike uber-champion Mat Mladin during his height as a racer. Despite his unbelievable level of talent, Mat was most times a cocky, unlikeable character –– and I fed way too much on my personal dislike for his demeanor in my writings. Mat, if you're still out there (and assuming you even care), I'm sorry about how rough I was on you. In retrospect, the end of your amazing career still echoes today in the effective demise of the AMA Superbike Series. I'm not ashamed to admit that I now miss you and the old gang (Bostrom, Yates, DuHamel, etc.) greatly. There will never be another era in American Superbike like yours.

As for what the future holds here at the humble little Superbike Blog, who knows? I guess I'll see which directions the winds of the moto-world blow and hoist a sail when the urge hits me. In the meantime, thank you for a decade of attention as I continue to figure out just exactly what it is I'm trying to do here. Blessings to you all.


Thursday, July 03, 2014

 

Tim's Motovlog #9: Sprint Outage Woes • ZRX1200R Fun • Dog Tricks


I leave my home office on my 2004 ZRX1200R to escape a dead Sprint cell zone and find myself with over 30 messages to answer. When I get back home, my dog does some tricks for treats and I show you just how hot my garage gets on a hot summer day in West Texas.