Monday, January 02, 2017
The Abandoned Airfield
Happy New Year! In the first episode of 2017, I find the abandoned runways and observation tower of the now defunct Howard County Airport. The field was once used for initial Air Force pilot training until the 1970s, but like the former Webb Air Force Base nearby, it was closed down. Enjoy plenty of cinematics, including drone footage from my DJI Phantom.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Tim Kreitz Adventures : 2016 Year-In-Review Special
As is my usual custom, I take a brief look back at some of my favorite Tim Kreitz Adventures moments from 2016 as the year draws to a close. Enjoy this short retrospective on an excellent year and a look ahead at what to expect in 2017. Thank you for being a part of the Tim Kreitz Adventures family.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Making Good On An Old Promise : Kawasaki ZRX1200R Ride
I finally make good on my two-year-old promise to return to the newly renovated Petroleum Museum to show you a bit more of the inside. It's a short but sweet Episode 100. Thanks for watching two and a half years of Tim Kreitz Adventures. Here's to the next 100 adventures.
Monday, November 14, 2016
The Cradle And The Grave
I discover a vista in the farm sector between Stanton, Texas and Big Spring, Texas. Along the way, I show you the West Texas cotton cradle, and visit the grave of a friend who died too soon. Join me for a contemplative and cinematic adventure.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Epic West Texas Ride : The Davis Mountains
If you are a longtime follower of this blog, you know I love making this particular ride every possible October. Clif and I head for the scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas. Along the way, we visit historic Fort Davis, McDonald Observatory, and the tiny town of Saragosa, which was the site of one of the worst tornado disasters in modern US history. Join is for a special ride on a perfect autumn day.
Monday, October 10, 2016
2016 FJR1300 vs. 2006 FJR1300 : Which is Really Better?
Clif replaces his 2006 Yamaha FJR1300 with the redesigned 2016 model, and we compare the two in a head-to-head review. After a decade of ownership with the 2006, is he happy with his decision to replace a faithful but aging sport-tourer with its latest and greatest iteration? Let's find out.
Sunday, October 02, 2016
Yamaha FZ-07 (MT 07) Chinese Flyscreen : Tested at over 100 MPH
An inexpensive Chinese flyscreen for the FZ-07 (MT-07) and FZ-09 (MT-09) is tested at over 100 miles per hour. The results were both pleasant and surprising.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Infiltrating A Military Radar Station
While riding our Yamahas (FZ-07 and FJR1300), we find an air defense radar station in the middle of the West Texas plains and Clif uses the occasion to entertain.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Leveling A Masonic Cornerstone
On an extremely windy West Texas September day, I ride my Kawasaki ZRX1200R to a school in a nearby town where my lodge laid and leveled a masonic cornerstone. From there, I pay my respects at the cemetery where some of my wife's ancestors are buried.
Monday, August 22, 2016
The Creepy, Abandoned Water Park (Motorcycle Vlog)
While riding my Triumph Bonneville, I visit the abandoned water park I frequented as a kid and ponder my obsession with ruins and ghost towns. West Texas shows the scars left by decades of booms and busts in the oil industry.
Monday, August 15, 2016
SCMM 2016 Debrief : The Good, Bad & Ugly
This recap of my Southern California trip for SCMM 2016 features extra footage from our ride to Big Bear Lake, as well as my thoughts on what went right, what went wrong, and what the future might hold for the SCMM event. Lastly, I offer a rare look at bizarre 1960s roadside attraction "The Thing?" which we stopped to check out while passing through Arizona. Enjoy, and I look forward to seeing everyone again next year at SCMM 2017. Cheers!
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
California Love : SCMM 2016
We travel from Texas to California once again to participate in SCMM 2016, the SoCal Motovlogger Meetup. Join us and all your favorites in this episode, including Jake The Garden Snake, BakerXDerek, Suburban Delinquent, ArsonRides, EN187, Ninja Nero, Krazy Klaus, Brappy the Clown, Spacep0d, Red One, and many more. The motovloggers of YouTube invade Palm Springs and San Bernardino for another weekend of insanity!
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
The Ultimate 1960s Roadside Oddity
I ride to the small West Texas town of Lamesa in search of one of the most iconic American roadside oddities of the 1960s. This particular style of advertising statue came in several iterations (both male and female) and is one of the icons of its time.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico
A trip to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico offers some excellent HDR photography opportunities as we explore its vast cave system which descends almost 80 stories and contains miles of pathways. Enjoy a rare change of pace and an unforgettable experience.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Along Came a Dragon
One year after we initially discovered it, a return motorcycle trip to an old theatre in Crane, Texas finds the historic building destroyed by arson. A piece of history has burned to the ground in West Texas.
Monday, June 06, 2016
Friday Night Lights: A Motorcycle Ride to Mojo & Memories of 1988
I visit world-famous Permian High School in Odessa, Texas, sharing my memories of 1988 and of being a high-schooler in West Texas during a time when high school football was a religion. Come ride along.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Infested With Bats : A Ghost Town Ride Double Feature!
We ride to the sister Texas ghost towns of Silver and Sanco on a perfect late spring day. There we discover everything from an abandoned church infested with hoards of bats to a robotic-looking automaton sentinel guarding one of the towns. Join Britt, Matt, Bobby, and me and we explore one of the loneliest areas of Texas on yet another motorcycle adventure.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Inside The Cockpit Of A B-52 Bomber
Some motorcycle trips are just perfect in every way. This was one of them.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Your Life Is Not A Mistake
In this episode there is no particular destination, no cinematics, and no sidekicks. I ride through the neighborhood where I used to live as a little kid and talk about some of the adversities I experienced in childhood. It's funny how things that happen to us early on can affect life and self-image well into adulthood. If we're lucky, we can overcome the bad experiences, but in any case we should never lead ourselves to believe our lives are meaningless or worthless. Enjoy a rare personal departure from my normal episodes with this traditional, straightforward vlog.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
FZ-07 (MT-07) with Danmoto XG-1 Motorcycle Exhaust System: Ride & Review
This may very well be the loudest motorcycle exhaust in the solar system.