Monday, December 15, 2014

 

Producers of 'Why We Ride' motorcycle documentary receive AMA Motorcyclist of the Year Award


I saw the initial trailer for this video when it was first released, and to be perfectly honest, it struck me as just another melodramatic, hipsterish film school project about motorcycles, so I blew it off. However, I just got my new issue of American Motorcyclist Magazine and saw that the film's producers James Walker and Ryan Carroll were given Motorcyclist of the Year honors for their efforts. I apparently and grossly misjudged (something I've been know to do from time to time) and am now quite interested to see it. I know the AMA Motorcyclist of the Year Award has been criticized repeatedly in the past (especially the year it was given to Arnold Schwarzenegger), but I still believe it to be a significant honor and, on behalf of The Superbike Blog, offer hearty congrats on the win.



Monday, December 08, 2014

 

Tim's Motovlog #36: All About Googie • Hugged By A Homeless Guy


In this episode, I return to Odessa, Texas to take a look at 1950s buildings and architecture in the Googie style. Along the way, I enjoy a banana donut and get hugged by a homeless guy when I give him a few bucks.




Saturday, December 06, 2014

 

Tim's Motovlog #35: A Ride to the Buck Horn


In this episode, some friends and I take full advantage of an 80-degree December day and visit an old-school biker bar called The Buck Horn in the town of Goldsmith, Texas. Good times ensue.




Saturday, November 29, 2014

 

Tim's Motovlog #34: Petroleum Museum Tour and Holiday Excess


I spend an afternoon viewing the exhibits at the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum in an effort to answer some of the recent questions I've received from viewers regarding the oil and gas industry. On the way, I discuss holiday excess and show you some culinary highlights from my family's Thanksgiving celebration.




Wednesday, November 19, 2014

 

Tim's Motovlog #33: 1929 Ford Tri-Motor • Arctic Blast • Bird Troubles


I enjoy the first warm day in over a week by riding to a local air museum to view a rare 1929 Ford Tri-Motor airliner. Along the way, I discuss the recent arctic blast that caused below-freezing temperatures in all 50 of the United States, solicit ideas on dealing with a bird problem at my house, and complete the GerranTeeed Open Visor Challenge.




Monday, November 10, 2014

 

Tim's Motovlog #32: Shafter Dry Lake • Buddy's Steak Fingers • Mail Call


Britt, Bobby and I take a ride in cold weather to remote Shafter Dry Lake only to find that it isn't dry at the moment. We then head to Andrews, Texas for lunch at Buddy's Drive-In which is famous for its steak fingers. Finally, we have homebrew in the garage as we read mail and reveal stickers from WingsRBent, The Murder Mitten Motovloggers, Britex, Suburban Delinquent, SweetAndSourVlog, and Johnny Rojas.




Tuesday, November 04, 2014

 

Tim's Motovlog #31 (California Trip): Ortega Highway with Suburban Delinquent


My California trip to visit and ride with Suburban Delinquent ends on a perfect day as we tour Cook's Corner, Ortega Highway, Hell's Kitchen, and Lake Elsinore. Along the way, we meet fellow motovloggers Gerran Teeed and CNCycle, and have a strange encounter with the Orange County Sheriff's Department.




Tuesday, October 28, 2014

 

Tim's Motovlog #30 (California Trip) - Boats and Tacos with Suburban Delinquent


I make a trip from Texas to California to visit Suburban Delinquent. In this episode, we ride Santiago Canyon, lane-split, have lunch at Los Tacos Ricos, and spend the afternoon cruising the harbor onboard the S.S. Suburban Delinquent. I also learn my first important lesson about California cops in Huntington Beach. Come ride along. (Mild language warning.)




Monday, October 20, 2014

 

Tim's Motovlog #29: West Texas Ghost Town Series - Fort Lancaster


We continue the autumn series of rides to West Texas ghost towns with a visit to the ruins of Fort Lancaster, Texas. Along the way, we have an encounter with the children of the corn and ride to the top of Old Government Road for some spectacular views. Come ride along.




Monday, October 13, 2014

 

Tim's Motovlog #28: Halloween Creepiness • Mail Call 5 • Updates


In anticipation of Halloween, I take you for a ride to a mansion that was the scene of one of the most infamous murders in West Texas history. I finish in the garage with life updates and new viewer mail while wearing my costume. Happy Halloween!




Saturday, October 11, 2014

 

Tim's Motovlog #27: West Texas Ghost Town Series - Royalty


We continue the West Texas Ghost Town Series of motovlogs with a trip to Royalty, Texas. Along the way, we stop for a visit to Imperial Reservoir, cross the bulging Pecos River, and have lunch at the famous Fermin's Restaurant in Monahans, Texas. Come ride along!




Monday, September 29, 2014

 

Tim's Motovlog #25: West Texas Ghost Town Series - Stiles


We take advantage of a perfect autumn Sunday and ride to the West Texas Ghost Town of Stiles. Afterward, we make a visit to the historic Santa Rita #1 site near Texon. Come ride with us!