Jamie and I have taken the plunge and will be picking up the New Versys next weekend, if the weather holds out! Stay tuned!
You know what I am talking about. You see it and you gotta have it! Beautiful bikes that I never owned.
I started riding in 1980, on a beautiful Honda CX500 Custom, that my father gave me. I will never forget that day. That was the day when my passion and obsession for all things two wheels occurred. I had always loved motorcycles, but this was a game changer. It was my bike. I looked so cool, or at least thought I did. I was 16 years old and got to ride my motorcycle to school. I just knew that the girls would love it.
What I did not know is that it started a life long passion that I love to this day. I love all of the bikes I have owned in the past. That V65 Sabre that screamed down a straight road, only to turn into the worse cornering machine on the planet, when a curve presented itself. Or my first bike, I purchased on my own. It was a beautiful 1983 GPZ 550, with an intoxicating 65hp. It would do 110 mph! Yes it would. I loved that bike.
I hope that karma has bitten the thief that decided my Katana 750 looked better in the back of his truck than with its rightful owner. I will always have fine memories of my first sport touring machine. My 1993 GSXR 750 opened up many doors for me in the scheme of touring. Who knew you could travel on a bike that could also be a blast on Colorado mountain roads? It was a revolution!
I am leaving off a few others, as this post has started to go down a long sentimental path. So back to the the post.
I look back and I wish I could have owned so many different makes and models. I so wanted a Kawasaki GPZ750 Turbo or that new Vmax when it hit the streets. That exotic Ducati, too many too mention here.. hell all of them!
The Honda CX500 Turbo, the Suzuki GS1150GS, The Kawasaki 900 all were on my mind from one time to another. I have lusted for many machines, during this crazy motorcycle obsession of mine. I am sure you have as well.
So join me in recognizing that you have the same aliment and you need a release. Tell me what bikes you lusted after and why! Lets have some fun going down memory lane.
Finally found the right solution for the helmet. No fuss and easy to use.
I got the new Dango Gripper Mount and it is awesome. I love the way that it fits on my helmet and the way it is easily attached and removed. No placing any 3M tape or glue, quick and easy install. I picked the black version as I wanted it to fit the Bell’s paint scheme.
The weather was a little cold this past weekend. The high was in the mid 20’s with a wind chill of 8-12 degrees. It was cold here in NW Arkansas. I got up and decided to test out the new mount. Now it was too damn cold to ride, but wanted to try it out. I decided it would be cool to put the helmet on and walk down the street to try it out. I am sure the neighbors thought I was going mad.
Next week I will be trying the new mic and setting that up in the helmet as well. So stay tuned!
What a beautiful day to play around with the GoPro Hero Black 7. Lot’s of mistakes.
The weather was AMAZING today! Hard to believe that we are in January and we still have days with temps in the 60’s. I wanted to get out and ride and I also wanted to test the new GoPro Hero 7 Black, that Santa brought to me over the holidays.
I set up the camera with mounts on my windscreen and the top of my Bell Helmet. I want to try and get different vantage points for the videos I want to post on YouTube. I started the day off great, except for the part where I did not tighten my chin strap. I guess I was so busy getting the camera ready, I forgot to do this very important step. I have to remind myself to continue my ride routines, even if we are doing a video. Safety has to come first and I will make sure not to do that again hopefully.
There were a number of mistakes today. The good news is they were all concerning the Hero Black 7. I put the camera at too low of an angle to start, Then I filmed in “Instagram mode” …. of course this was the best part of the ride as the roads were not busy and the curves were plentiful.
I followed that up by taking some horrible pictures with the GoPro as I left the brightness too high.
There was plenty of Good things to report today as well;
1- The weather was fantastic, There was little traffic and the roads were in great shape.
2- I made a number of videos and became more comfortable with the moto vlogging process
3- I learned some video editing and hopefully will get better each time I dive in and do more videos.
All in all it was a great day! You can see the video here on my YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/lobo10s
Also you can check out what the video should have looked like in landscape mode. See that here: https://youtu.be/RVnarg7bAYM
Until next time everyone – Ride Safe!
Christmas was kind to me and I am now an owner of a Hero Black 7 GoPro, hope I don’t suck to bad.
It is Christmas day and I am so excited! Jamie gave me to green light to order the new Hero Black 7 GoPro. The features look amazing! The key features that peaked my interest were; Voice control, Rugged, Super Photo and the most exciting Hyper Smooth.
Gimbal-like stabilization–without the gimbal.
So I have decided to add a YouTube page to the blog. When I post my first video, I will send the link so that you all can subscribe and stay up to date with the blog. I am sure the first video will need some work so I will be asking for your thoughts. The camera should be in my hands on Dec 27th. I ordered the Hero Black 7 along with a small hand / tripod, a wrist lanyard and a microphone adapter. I will be ordering an external mic as soon as I do more research.
I have been overloading on YouTube videos with tips on how to make good videos and the tips of having a decent channel. I really want to make this a fun endeavor for both you all and for myself. I plan on doing all sorts of videos so I hope that you all stay tuned.
Jamie and I hope that you all had a great Christmas. Until next time, Ride Safe!