Friday, September 25, 2020

 

Back from Sabbatical


Sorry for my recent online absence. Call it a sabbatical. This video partially explains. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll kiss 10 minutes goodbye:

P.S. I don't really hate Journey. The first three albums are great and Neil Schon is totally awesome.


Sunday, July 05, 2020

 

How to crash your motorcycle into a deer and still enjoy the day


If you are only here to see me crash into the deer on my Triumph Bonneville motorcycle, that sequence starts at 6:17. You should check out the whole episode, though. I think it's pretty sweet.


Monday, June 08, 2020

 

A Suzuki GS1000 and barrel-aged beer


A few people have been asking about what's going on with the GS1000 project bike, why there haven't been any ghost town trips, and a few other things. No, I did not contract COVID-19.


Monday, May 04, 2020

 

Texas re-opens its economy so we ride 120 miles for tacos


Texas re-opened its economy in a limited capacity on May 1st, 2020. To help support West Texas businesses, we rode our motorcycles to the small town of Monahans for tacos at one of our favorite restaurants. After that, we explore an abandoned building and then hang out in the shade at Million Barrel Park before heading home.


Friday, April 24, 2020

 

Harley-Davidson to show earnings for Q1, but continues its epic slide | What went wrong with this brand?


Even though Harley's freefall as a company continues, it looks like they will actually post earnings for Q1 according to THIS STORY from Yahoo! Finance. That wasn't expected and buys them a little more time in the wake of having recently stopped a partial takeover. Here's hoping they figure out a way to turn things around, but according to the current numbers, it's gonna take more than their few remaining loyalists to save this dinosaur from extinction. That said, Harley has proven itself to have 9 lives in decades past. Let's just hope they're only on No. 8 because America wouldn't be the same without them.

As a motorcyclist of some 42 years now, I've never had any serious interest in owning a Harley-Davidson (though I did entertain the thought building a Hammer Sportster several years ago). However, I do think it is an important American brand and that losing it would have a huge negative affect on the American psyche. It would be the equivalent of losing Chevy or Ford or the Dallas Cowboys. It would not be good.

So what went wrong with Harley? Volumes have been written on this subject already. Sure, the global motorcycle market as a whole is in the shitter right now, but Harley is the only major manufacturer in real danger of folding at the moment. The most important dynamic is probably that they have been rejected by millennials and Gen-Z as relevant. There are a lot of reason for that, from Harley's expensive pricing to a new cultural generation gap that is both wide and deep.

You can't really blame young people for not caring about H-D. Like many of the young people who have outrightly rejected the brand at this point, I've never understood the lure of Harley –– the "mystique", as it is sometimes called. Moreover, I've never understood brand loyalty at all. In fact, I learned to hate it in over 15 years as an advertising agency professional. Brand loyalty is one of the easiest scams in marketing, whereby companies manipulate consumers through their sense of morality. Harley has been doing it for years in an almost predatory way; $1,000 for a Chinese-made jacket, wildly overpriced (yet technologically inferior) bikes, in-house financing that's basically lone-sharking, astronomical labor rates, etc.

None of this is lost on millennials and Gen-Z. They consume 7,000 instances of marketing per day, and the Harley logo is just another piece of advertising clutter to them. They never saw Easy Rider and wouldn't even understand it if they did. They are savvy about being sold to and they don't fall for the same ballyhoo as previous generations. Harley hasn't figured that out.

I've made a big part of my living in the music industry over the past three decades, and to me, Harley is the washed up, egotistical rock star who walks into the nightclub expecting to be the center of attention, only to find itself being ignored by a bunch of young people who've never heard any of the old hits.

H-D better figure something out, and fast.


Tuesday, April 21, 2020

 

1980 Suzuki GS1000G: New Project Bike [Overview]


I used to restore bikes a lot and then moved away from it for a variety of reasons over the past few years. But this Suzuki GS1000 is a bit of a "family" bike and it was given to me for free, so I'm really looking forward to turning it into something wild. It will be an ode to the old-school superbikes of the '70s and '80s when I'm done with it.


Monday, March 30, 2020

 

Finding Ruins in a Time of Ruin


There's a lot of wide open space in far West Texas. Considering the current state of things, we decided to go find some of it. Along the way, we found more abandoned ruins in the middle of nowhere and enjoyed fresh air on a very early spring day. Come along and join us. It's not like you're doing anything else right now.

Bonus Material: Below are a few extra photos from the ride that I didn't use in the montages. I thought I'd include them here since they turned out pretty nice.

I've been thinking of doing some macro work on future rides as there's a lot of interesting stuff happening on a small scale within the flora and fauna. We'll see how the year progresses. Fingers crossed for something resembling normal sooner rather than later.


Sunday, March 01, 2020

 

Oil Company Blocks Access to Public Cemetery | Motorcyclists Denied!


According to the Texas Health and safety code, reasonable access shall be provided for both public and private cemeteries. Land owners and lessees shall not prohibit access. This is what happened to us when we tried to visit a historically designated cemetery in West Texas and discovered that an oil company and other interested parties had blocked the entrance with a shared lock system.


Thursday, February 06, 2020

 

Stage 3 Kawasaki ZRX1200R | 15 years with my old-school bike


Join me as I take a short day ride with friends and then head home to offer an overview and long-term review of my 2004 Kawasaki ZRX1200R, a motorcycle that still makes me very happy after almost 15 years of ownership.


Sunday, January 26, 2020

 

You won't believe what I found undisturbed in this ghost town


Some unlikely relics survive untouched in the desert despite the elements and the passage of time. Join us for an eye-opening adventure in more ways than one as we return to the ghost town of Royalty for the first time in six years.


Sunday, December 29, 2019

 

Why 2019 was the best year ever on motorcycles


Don't let all the depressing nonsense currently happening around the world get you down. Hang out and have a laugh or two. Here's why 2019 was the best year ever for Tim Kreitz Adventures.


Monday, December 09, 2019

 

Do you even creepy, bro?


Come along as we visit the ruins of a strange mystery mansion and an unsettling farm community that's right out of a Rob Zombie movie. Sometimes West Texas is bizarre and creepy. This was one of those rides on a cold, dreary winter's day.


Sunday, November 17, 2019

 

Here's why everybody loves the Yamaha MT-07


There is a litany of reasons everyone loves and wants this motorcycle. Watch this video before you buy.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

 

This is why so many motorcyclists ride drunk


According to the NHTSA, NTSB, and MSF, almost half of all fatal motorcycle accidents involve alcohol. That's about twice the average for car drivers. Why is this such a problem, and why has nothing thus far been successful in stopping it?

TRANSCRIPT
Greetings and salutations to each and every one of you out there and welcome to another installment of the podcast. Man-oh-man, do we have a hot and controversial moto-topic to discuss today. This is something I have wanted to discuss for a long time but wasn't exactly sure how to approach it initially, and you obviously know what I'm driving at already, presuming you read the title. We're gonna talk about drinking and riding in this episode. Any reasonable person out there should agree that riding impaired is an absolutely terrible idea. But lots of motorcyclists do it, and at a rate almost twice that of car drivers. Why is this? Well, in hopes of answering that question, what I want to touch on and discuss today is the popular notion put forth by certain interests in the motorcycle world –– and one that is regularly, sometimes religiously proselytized –– that consuming any amount of alcohol over any period of time while out riding your motorcycle is unacceptable and irresponsible. For many, many years, I was the guy who would tell you emphatically, that notion was true. But is it, and is that attitude actually somehow contributing to the problem of riding impaired? We'll talk about from exactly where I believe that argument might derive. Along the way we'll dig into some of the science and the social morays comprising this issue and attempt to look at it as objectively as possible.

Okay, so first, a foreword to all of this: The hard data comprising the number of motorcycle crashes that involve the consumption of alcohol on someone's part is compelling. As some of you know, I spent about a decade teaching motorcycle safety courses for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation through the Texas Department of Public Safety's Motorcycle Safety Unit, and I am well acquainted with this information, and with the frequency of alcohol-involved motorcycle accidents according to agencies like the NHTSA. The numbers are riveting, and they likely are a big part of why certain members of the motorcycle community are so quick to slap a scarlet letter on anyone who stops for a beer when out on his or her motorcycle.

Let's go over some of the statistics, but then let's do some critical thinking. The first and most hypnotic stat is that in almost half of all motorcycle fatalities, the deceased rider is found to have some amount of detectable alcohol in his or her system. According to the NHTSA, it's between 45 and 47 percent. Also, according to the MSF, alcohol is involved in over half of all accidents involving a motorcycle on some person's part; maybe it's the rider or perhaps another involved party. Lastly, a quarter of all fatal alcohol-related motorcycle crashes involve motorcyclists running off the road, overturning, or falling from the motorcycle rather than striking another object.

So, just by virtue of this data, it would certainly seem that alcohol use is damn-near ubiquitous in the motorcycle world. On the face of it, motorcycle riders as a whole apparently like to drink alcohol, and at a higher frequency than that of non-riders. But why? After all, alcohol is only a factor in 28 percent of fatal traffic accidents where motorcycles are not involved. What makes riding and drinking go so well together, and is it completely impossible to combine these two activities safely?

I have a theory on this. Firstly, we know that motorcycle riders tend to be thrill-seekers and risk takers in their own rite. Even the safest, most conscientious rider accepts and manages a higher level of risk than the average motorist, and is –– at least in part –– doing so for the reward of the endorphins and dopamine riding a motorcycle provides. It's a wonderful feeling. If you ride a motorcycle, you know exactly that feeling I'm talking about. It's one of those mental states you get from riding a bike that makes the experience impossible to articulate and explain to non-riders. The thing is, we see similar compulsion in all risk takers, from high-stakes gamblers to wing walkers. And what is an almost universal propensity within this personality type? You guessed it –– substance abuse. The characteristic of risk taking or novelty seeking is one personality trait that is very often found in persons who become addicted to drugs and alcohol. One study even showed that if thrill seeking and low harm avoidance are shown in 11 year olds, boys in particular have a 20-fold increased risk of abusing alcohol by age 27.

Dopamine seekers, endorphin seekers, they can easily be drawn to both motorcycles and alcohol for a lot of the same payoff. Some of these are even the same people who, after kicking alcoholism or drug abuse later in life, will become gym rats. They channel their addictive behavior into cardio and weight training because they will always need those endorphins and that dopamine but are now getting it in a less harmful way. That is my theory on why so many motorcyclists drink, and is perhaps why they like combining the two activities with such frequency.

Alright, with all that in mind, back to the original question: Is there a way to solve this problem without telling this demographic of riders, "Hey man, you better not have one drop of alcohol while out on your motorcycle." Because obviously, that doesn't work, does it? Hollister was over 60 years ago and motorcyclists are still drinking and riding despite organizations like the NHTSA, MSF, MADD, etc., using anti-alcohol scare tactics for decades. I'm sure half of all riders aren't alcoholics, so wouldn't it be better to provide motorcyclists with a realistic look at how to safely combine the activities of riding and having a beer without getting on the bike impaired? Can it be done? It's an iconoclastic and heretical thought to even utter, I realize.

When you drink alcohol, it goes to pretty much every part of your body, including your heart and brain. This is where it has the most noticeable affects. You become slightly high and relaxed, and your blood pressure and pulse lower. Eventually, the liver breaks the alcohol down into acetates and is expelled. Depending on the size and ethnicity of the person, that process usually takes about 40 minutes to an hour per average-sized drink (such as a beer). After that point, there is no alcohol in the person's system. It's gone.

So I know this is gonna sound very taboo, but it seems to me that it's perfectly okay to meet your riding pals somewhere for a beer or two, enjoy some fun and conversation, then wait the appropriate amount of time for the alcohol to become acetate in your system before climbing back on your bike and going home or wherever. You just need good information and enough discipline to be able to do it successfully. If discipline fails and you drink a little more than you planned, leave the bike there and get an Uber. It's okay. There's no shame in it. In fact, it should be respected. But that's not what is being taught and encouraged in this age of zero tolerance, political correctness, and nannyism mentality. The general narrative is that the problem is so big, that any amount of alcohol on a ride day is completely irresponsible and should be avoided or the motorcyclist is a bad person. And I'll tell you straight up, that attitude doesn't sit well with or encourage responsible drinking among the ranks of the thrill-seekers. You can forget it. It falls on deaf ears every time and influences no one to be more responsible with alcohol while out on a ride. It's immediately blown off as being goody-goody or prude or puritanical, which should be obvious when considering that the problem hasn't gotten any better since, well, ever.

There is no encouragement to understand alcohol as a chemical and how to manage it, and there's no emphasis in the argument on alcohol's effect on us as individuals. That's hugely important. In fact, we're not even really allowed to be individuals anymore, which is perhaps another subject altogether, but pointing out the differences between individuals has become dangerous business in recent years. In some places you're not even allowed to point out the basic difference between males and females. So imagine someone pointing out that one of the factors greatly determining alcohol metabolism in individuals is race and ethnicity. Forget that it's a fact based on genetics; you're just not allowed to point this stuff out anymore, and that's how we get to where we are on an issue like drinking and driving or drinking and riding a motorcycle. You can't talk about anything other than the legalistically safe, socially acceptable solution to the problem, which is always one-size-fits-all. The fact is that individuals all react to alcohol differently based on gender, weight, genetics, race and ethnicity, among other things. A BAC of .02 or even .05 might have close to zero discernible affect on one person while it smashes someone else into drunkenness. But we've removed the personal responsibility dynamic from these issues and governed them with cookie cutter logic, and so the problems continue to get worse.

Any sort of positive change with regard to this issue starts with knowing one's self and re-building a culture centered on personal responsibility with true consequences for screwing up. You wanna stop people from riding impaired or driving impaired? Emphasize and share all the information about alcohol more openly and remove some of the taboos. And sure, make the penalties for harming others through irresponsible action more dire and more frightening. But what if we were to approach riding impaired like we approach teaching safer sex practices to teenagers. How well did teaching abstinence work compared to being real with teens about safer sex? Well, pretty much all that data is in too, and guess what? Teaching safer sex is more effective, like it or not. Yet, all 50 states have instead implemented largely abstinence-based sex education. I see a parallel situation with this whole impaired riding problem. What if we instead put more emphasis on practices and techniques designed to help riders make safer decisions about alcohol use rather than just telling them not to drink. I'm sure it wouldn't be perfect, but as with safer sex education, it might actually make a difference for once.

By the way, I keep saying 'safer sex' instead of 'safe sex', because no such practice will ever be perfect. Mr. Webster defines safety as "the absence of risk", and we all no that virtually nothing in life is ever done in the absence of risk. Risk takers know this, and that's why they roll their eyes when you get up on your high horse and tell them they're terrible human beings for riding their motorcycles to the burger barn and having a beer or two with their lunch. Now granted, some idiots get blithering drunk and go for a ride, and I have no doubt that a certain amount of that behavior is reflected in the NHTSA and MSF data. But we genuinely need to approach this problem a different way.

Until then, drinking and riding is gonna continue to be a problem; as will a plethora of other social problems. In the meantime, don't dismiss the idea, just think about it. Maybe you are the one who'll come up with the solution.

Transcript copyright ©2019 Tim Kreitz • All rights reserved • No part of this transcript may be reproduced in any form or for any purpose without express written consent of the author


Monday, October 21, 2019

 

Everything Goes Wrong on a Motorcycle Fail Fest


A Harley Dyna Wide Glide, a Triumph Bonneville and two knuckleheads vs. a wind storm, a leaking tire, and eminent failure. Sometimes just trying to have a good time turns out to be a challenge.


Monday, October 14, 2019

 

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Moments


With a little help from the late, great Robert M. Pirsig, we ride our motorcycles to a place we've never been before and enjoy a Sunday ride that is completely in the moment. No plans, no schedule, no hurry, just Clif on his Yamaha FJR1300, Britt on his Harley-Davidson Dyna, and me on my FZ-07 as we explore flora and fauna in the red dirt country of West Texas on a beautiful autumn day.

Additional notes on this episode:
1.) Texas's only natural lake is Caddo Lake, which it shares with Louisiana.
2.) Texas has 187 manmade lakes/reservoirs.
3.) The Hedge Apples in this video are Maclura Pomifera.
4.) Mrs. Kathy's is located at 3413 College Avenue in Snyder, Texas.
5.) Total mileage for this trip was 171.
6.) Shoot date was Sunday October 13, 2019.


Monday, September 30, 2019

 

Life in the Midland-Odessa Oil Boom Hellhole | A Rider's Perspective

A short podcast from a longtime motorcyclist's perspective on the quality of life in the Permian Basin of West Texas, where an unprecedented oil boom has forever changed the face of Midland-Odessa and other oilfield towns.



Thursday, September 12, 2019

 

Solstice Litany, A Short Motorcycle Film

Look, just kick back, press play, and let this happen. You need more poetry in your life.



Tuesday, August 20, 2019

 

Having a Blast in the New Mexico High Country!

We recently took what will probably be our last significant motorcycle trip of the year and rode the New Mexico High Country from as far south as Timberon to just north of Capitan. Along the way, we made stops at the historic Lincoln County Courthouse and Fort Stanton, where we lucked out and got to see the cannons being fired:



Thursday, August 01, 2019

 

Motorcycling Southern California's Inland Empire | SCMM 2019

We headed to Southern California once again for SCMM 2019 and had our best time yet. From the scorching heat of Palm Springs to the cool, pristine beauty of Idyllwild and Lake Arrowhead, we took full advantage of our visit with some fantastic motorcycle rides and good times with frien



Monday, July 15, 2019

 

Old West Graveyard is Filled with Infants


A motorcycle trip to the small town of Sterling City, Texas in search of historical landmarks, ruins, and ghost town remnants leads us to a repurposed 19th-century train depot and a creepy old cemetery, but then subsequently devolves into another episode in the Dairy Queen Saga. Don't even act like you're surprised. It's me and the boys, having fun in West Texas once again.



Monday, July 01, 2019

 

Should you lower your motorcycle? What are the pros and cons?


I lowered my Yamaha FZ-07 MT-07 two inches using the T-Rex lowering kit. Are you having trouble touching the ground while sitting on your motorcycle and wondering whether or not you should lower it? There are advantages and disadvantages. There can also be danger if not done right. Here's what happened to my bike's behavior, suspension, steering, and geometry.



Monday, June 24, 2019

 

Here's why motorcycle review videos are so terrible these days

Preface: I watched a ton of terrible motorcycle review videos online and it pissed me off. Enjoy the fruits of my anger via this rant.

It's ironic that in the golden age of information, good information is so hard to find. Case in point: online motorcycle review videos. If you regularly search for and consume online motorcycle content on any sort of a regular basis, you've undoubtedly seen just how bad 90 percent of these half-ass motorcycle reviews actually are. Sadly, almost the entire genre comprises a practically bottomless well of ill-informed neophytes with limited vocabularies spewing simplistic opinions about complicated machines they only barely understand. At the moment, the primary digital petri dish culturing this pandemic of online malady is YouTube. Let's deconstruct why there are so many bad motorcycle review videos on the platform, and at what YouTube has done to incentivize the creation of so much low-quality content from clearly unqualified reviewers.

Ad revenue, the 'algorithm', and YouTube as a search engine
If you've been a longtime user of YouTube, you've no doubt noticed how drastically the platform has changed over the past few years. Once considered the reliable voice for independent video makers across countless genres, YouTube has recently been reinventing itself as a mainstream media network and search engine, decidedly and thoroughly abandoning its original business model as an alternative haven for niche interests and closely linked online communities. If you have any doubt about that, just take a look at the YouTube homepage. It is rife with videos from major media networks. You can't find nearly as many true independents anymore. It has all been replaced with Jimmy Kimmel monologues, Saturday Night Live sketches, and news clips from CNN.

With this change, many creators of motorcycle content (which is already niche subject matter in and of itself) realized that as a form of entertainment, they were being rudely shoved out of the way by Youtube's algorithm system, which decides what videos to suggest to viewers based on things like topic, category, and channel type. As a result, channels that used to pull in a decent living for their creators (or a least a nice chunk of side cash) from YouTube advertising revenue via things like motovlogs, lifestyle vids, and riding footage began going broke. This left but one semi-reliable alternative to staying alive: manipulation of YouTube as a search engine. You see, YouTube is the second most popular search engine in the world after Google, and as it turns out, one of the most popular searches for motorcycle videos is the bike review. So it doesn't take an Einstein to figure out that many of these vids are being made by people who don't work in the motorcycle industry, have no journalistic experience, and who would otherwise have no academic or professional interest in reviewing bikes. But bike review vids are money makers and can help a channel grow, so therein lies the rub.

Contributing factor: The 'demo' ride
Dealerships, whether wittingly or unwittingly, have helped enable the filming of low-quality motorcycle reviews through the hosting of events such as free demo ride days, where anyone with a motorcycle license can come and test-ride a new bike for a few miles to get an initial impression. These happenings draw motorcycle YouTubers like moths to a flame. They show up eagerly, fully equipped with a helmet-mounted GoPro and an inflated sense of confidence. What usually follows next borders on pathetic, as the would-be review expert proceeds to give a 'comprehensive' rundown of the bike. This is done while poking gently along on a 30-mile-per-hour guided ride around the block while simultaneously trying to figure out where all the controls are located. These content creators should be embarrassed and ashamed of what they're doing. Instead, most seem quite proud of themselves. Maybe it's because they know that with the right video title, thumbnail, and search tags they'll get lots of views and soon find themselves in ad revenue nirvana, regardless of how shitty the video might actually be.

The framework, language, and lexicon of an incompetent review
Visually, inept motorcycle review videos tent to fall along two extremes: either the video is shot entirely with an unnecessarily wide-angle GoPro or similar action cam, or a laughable attempt is made at using cinematic techniques, most of which are incorrectly applied and poorly executed. Both approaches create an annoying distraction from what the viewer actually came to find, which is reliable, in-depth information about the bike. If the video is shot so poorly that the viewer can't even tell what the bike actually looks like, how can he or she be expected to take the rest of the effort seriously? As a side note to the importance of correct visual representation, I should point out that audio quality counts as well. But you get the idea. This rant isn't intended to be a lesson in videography.

The language used in many of these abortions is both predictable and meaningless. The positive descriptor keywords will be gems like "awesome", "amazing," and "sick" to list a few. "Oh man, this motorcycle is awesome! The power is amaaaaaazing! The handling is absolutely sick!" None of these words tell me anything except that the idiot doing the review is impressed. They are dead words that no longer carry the impacts or meanings which were originally intended. They are used simply because the reviewer doesn't command a wider, more effective vocabulary.

Likewise, technical terms used by the incompetent reviewer will be generic words that don't offer anything substantive. "The handling feels very good." This from someone who probably can't even describe the basics of how motorcycle suspension functions. "The brakes work really well." You don't say? Last time I checked, all new motorcycle brakes worked well. It's kinda the law, after all. Again, none of that language means a thing. I gain no useful knowledge by listening to such nonsense. That said, a good bike review doesn't have to be manifestly technical. In fact, a good review doesn't have to mention numbers at all. But something concrete upon which to build a foundation should always be offered. That usually starts with being a seasoned and experienced motorcyclist and having access to a given bike for more than 15 minutes. If you've only been riding for a year and only had your hands on the bike for a half-hour, your ass probably has no business doing a bike review vid.

Why did I feel strongly enough about this topic to write an article?
The answer to that question is, well, I don't exactly know. Maybe it has to do with what I perceive as a lack of content creator integrity. The questions that come to my mind are always things like, "How bad are you willing to make yourself look for money? How much misinformation are you willing to spread so long as there's a profit to be made?" Or maybe I'm frustrated at how YouTube continually incentivizes poor conduct and bad behavior. Or maybe it's because of the potentially bad influence making videos for all the wrong reasons could have on new riders. I guess the answer might be, "It's complicated."

In the end, this all comes down to intellectual honesty and a certain amount of self awareness. I could've taken the low road to YouTube notoriety long ago, but I intentionally chose not to. Inept motorcycle reviews are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the useless, self-motivated garbage YouTube regularly promotes. Not all attention is good attention, but we've long since abandoned that simple rule in both traditional and social media. It needs to be retaught before every single person with a social media presence decides that looking like a fool is perfectly fine so long as it makes them popular.



 

Not crotch rockets, real rockets


Here's a little something different for you to enjoy. I blazed out to the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico to visit the WSMR Missile Museum and Missile Park. I got a lot of interesting high dynamic range photos and wanted to share them with everyone. Dig it:



Tuesday, May 21, 2019

 

Lost, then not lost, then Dairy Queen


We go for a motorcycle ride and get lost, then unlost, then we go Dairy Queen for a soda. That's right, the Dairy Queen Saga now has a Part 5. Don't even act like you're surprised it happened.



Monday, April 29, 2019

 

Incredible Artifact Found In Abandoned Ghost Town!


Look upon my treasures, ye mighty, and weep!



Thursday, April 18, 2019

 

Touring Texas on a BMW F800GT with my pals


More springtime fun in Texas as we knock out 800 miles in mid-April on a Hill Country tour. Get ready for lots of good times and laughs as I review the F800GT in all its glory.



Friday, March 29, 2019

 

If only every day could be like this one


Springtime has sprung in West Texas.



Monday, March 18, 2019

 

Exploring the abandoned nightclub where Lefty Frizzell got his start


This was just plain awesome. Special thanks to the property owner for allowing us to explore.



Wednesday, February 27, 2019

 

Sometimes you just need to ditch work for an hour or two and ride your motorcycle


And that's exactly what I do in this video: