Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Custom Shop

This is pretty neat. If you go to the Harley site and click on the customization tab at the top you can configure a bike. It's not anywhere nearly as cool as the Mini or Maserati configurators, but this is the first of its kind that I've seen for customizing motorbikes. You can only do it for one model and there aren't a ton of options, but it's a start. More OEM's should do this. It's a great way to draw people to your site and generate legitimate interest.

Friday, February 24, 2012

When we're down at Tail of the Dragon this year...

We need to keep this in mind...

Movie Night Thursday 3/1/2012

Aw shit, this one looks priceless! Chip off the old block. File this along with Devil's Angels, Wild Angels, the Glory Stompers, and Satan's Sadists. This is pure 1968 grindhouse garbage like we know and love. Just watch the trailer! If you're not psyched to see this you're gay.

Here's the synopsis according to imdb:
Mike (Tom Stern), a biker, returns to California after serving in Vietnam. He uses his war-hero experience to organize a new, united super outlaw gang. When one member is shot by police because he killed a girl at a pot orgy, an all-out cop vs. biker war results.

"when he wants a chick he takes her...and she likes it!"

"y'know the law wasn't just designed to protect the squares...it was designed to protect us too."

This is gonna rule. You know the time and the place. I'll see ya this Thursday... Have we ordered Jet's Pizza yet? I keep forgetting if we got Jet's or Dolly's that one time...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ride of the century

per their facebook page: "Ride of the Century presented by Streetfighterz.com out of STL call riders from across the country to converge on the streets of STL for a few days of street bike mayhem."

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Isle of Man TT. Hair-raising.

This one is from Silodrome also. It's a crazy onboard camera angle from the 1983 TT. The rider has balls of steel.

It's cool to see this b/c it gives you a better visualization of how fast they're going and how quick they have to react. Judging by the Bandit's score on Temple Run, I think he'd fare pretty well. He's got the lightning reflexes and concentration down. ;)

Motor oil and boobs

I stumbled across a site called Silodrome and they have some really cool films posted up there. It's a blog that reviews products and generally posts brief entries on anything related to vintage motorcycles and racing in general. It's worth a good look.

Anyway, I'm going to post a couple of the videos they linked to. This one rules hard. Joe Strummer did the music, it features an awesome Norton Commando and a hot chick in a  killer ol' Benzino. It's really fucking good.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Movie Night Thursday 2/16/2012

"They ride hard...no matter what they're mounted on!"

"They play around with murder like they play around with men!"

With tag lines like that how can we go wrong? Seriously, brothers. I bought the poster for this flick a while back based on the cute 60's chick in a mini-skirt and thigh-high boots spreading her legs atop of a Triumph. C'mon! Who cares if it's any good.

It's from 1968 and it's lumped right in with all the other classics we've seen of that era. Only this time it's a female gang. And go figure, the main chick is jilted and catty. Her boyfriend breaks up with her to marry some straight-laced girl, so the prez of the biker gang thinks she'll get him back by any means necessary.

I wanted to check this out after we watched Sukeban Gurira for a little comparison. We've seen the 1972 Japanese b-movie take on female biker gangs, now let's see how the U.S. interprets female biker gangs of the era. I'll tell you right now that there won't be nearly as many awesome boobs in this flick. BUT there will be copious motorcycle porn. And for what it's worth, I read that it's a Honda gang (which differs from the promotional images. I think Triumphs have a little more marketing cachet, I guess.) So we'll get back to tons of motorcycles and women in suggestively tight or revealing clothing. I wish we could mash the two and combine the rarely clothed Japanese gang with motorcycles for 95% of the movie. The closest we'll come was this season's opener, Hell Ride.

ANYWAY, you know the time and the place. I was thinking of hitting up Andy's Pizza. It's on Woodward just south of 12 mile, I believe. Looks like it could be a decent little indie joint. But it might cost more than $3.75 a head this time. We'll see...