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Photo Collage – Big Bend 2008

My first time visiting this beautiful part of Texas. I will always remember this trip as my brother was along for the ride.

This was a great ride. We headed down to attend the SportTouring .NET rally and too meet some new Two Wheeled Texans. This trip started off windy. We wanted to camp but way to blustery for that. You can read the ride report here:

I posted the April link so you can just scroll down to see all of the days of the trip.

See all of the pictures here:

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Photo Collage – Mena Arkansas 2006

This trip kinda started it all for us. It was a cold, miserable and probably the most memorable trip we have ever done.

Disclaimer; This ride actually occured in June 2006.

This trip was so much fun. It happened back in 2007 and believe it or not we still get comments about how much fun the ride was. It started off with us riding off into the morning only to be greeted by some of the worst rain I have ever ridden in. It was unforgiving, and just slammed down for hours.

We finally made it to Queen Wilhelmina State Park, however we still got to set up our tents in a torrential rainfall. We had such a cool group of riders and before the weekend was over we laughed, joked and had so much fun.

This is one trip I will never forget. You can see the blog post here:

All of the pictures are located here:


The NEW Versys is here!

2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE

I was updating a video when a PM came across my face book.

Hey there. I hope you guys have been well. We just got our first new Versys 1000 SE today. I promised I’d let you know.

-J Meisel

I have been waiting for this day. I have been intrigued about the new Versys, and I am looking forward to riding one and seeing if all of the new innovations are worth me giving up my beloved V, and moving on to the new one. I love the new look and all of the technology. The downside would be taking on another payment (My Versys is paid off). I am also not a big fan of the new color. But then my little “evil voice” jumps in and says “Just do it!”

That new dash is so sexy!

Jamie and I will be in Dallas in a couple of weeks, so I am sure we will run by our favorite dealer and visit our friends, AJ and Jason, Maybe even take a test ride.

I love my Versys and if the new one is even better, I can’t wait to ride it. Jamie loves the Versys and she will need to buy in as well. There is no real need to upgrade as our Versys is doing great. We have just eclipsed the 35K mark and we have some great awesome trips planned for the year. We might just hold out for the neon green or bright orange to make its way across the pond.

So if anyone gets a chance to go by Plano Kawasaki Suzuki, shoot me a note with a couple of pics and tell me your thoughts. Until then I will continue to have this internal struggle… New V or stick with my beloved!


Super Bowl Sunday Ride

Video Title: What’s better than a Sunday Ride?

It was a beautiful day in NW Arkansas this past Sunday. We met up with some friends from the local MSTA group and rode down to Jasper Arkansas and the Famous Ozark Cafe. For those of you that have not ridden in this area, you are truly missing out. Great roads with some cool local places to visit. We had a great day of riding.

It seems that we have finally figured out the audio situation and it does so much better than the standard GoPro mic, I did notice a few more things to fix before the next video. They are listed in no particular order.

1- Placement on top of the helmet is great, except I had the camera facing too low. Did not get much of the horizon.

2- The camera mounted to the front of the helmet works great, however it does get a lot of the tinted windscreen. Thoughts? Is this horrible? Let me know.

3- Really wish I could get an audio solution that would allow for everyone to hear Jamie and I and our conversations. I am hoping that I can find a good solution

4- Do we need to get a camera for Jamie and her helmet? We will try some views from her helmet on the next ride.

Any tips or thoughts about the channel? Please let us know in the comments.

Here are links to all of the equipment discussed in the video.

GoPro Hero 7 Black:

Dango Gripper Mount:

Giant Squid Audio Mic:

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Winter Escape

Just another YouTube video from JERRY&JAMIE2UP

Video Title: Winter Escape – Testing the New Hero GoPro 7

Jamie and I got out on the bike for the first time in a few weeks. The weather was fantastic and we had the chance to try out the new Hero Black 7 GoPro and to work on getting more experience with this video thing.

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Motorcycle Lust – I gotta have it!

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.