Riding Safety Tip- Reading the Body Language of Traffic

Riding Safety Tip- Reading the Body Language of Traffic
Here are some tips to be able to read the body language of vehicles and traffic patterns. Each lane has 3 positions. Left, center and right. Ideally a rider wants to be in the portion of a lane where he/she can be seen by other vehicles. However, when possible, riders also need to be able... Read more »

Motorcycle Racing at Road America May31st-June1st

Motorcycle Racing at Road America May31st-June1st
Its just a short drive from Chicago to Elkhart Lake, WI Come on out to Road America for AMA Roadracing. This is going to be an exciting round. Danny Eslick will be back after his victory at the Daytona 2oo, and Jason DiSalvo and Bobby Fong will be right up there with him. I would... Read more »

Chicago, are you ready for MOTOBLOT?

Chicago, are you ready for MOTOBLOT?
This is not to be missed. All the cool kids will be there. I will be roaming around spreading the moto love. See you there! Steel Toe Press Unleashes MOTOBLOT! Vintage & Custom Motorcycle, Scooter & Hot Rod Car Rally! CHICAGO (April 25, 2014) – Evolve or Die: The architects of Mods vs Rockers Chicago,... Read more »
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Blah, Blah, Blah. May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. What does that mean?

Blah, Blah, Blah. May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. What does that mean?
During the month of May most states ramp up on their Motorcycle Safety Campaigns.  This usually consists of messages displayed on a few digital signs that read ‘Watch for Motorcycles’ or ‘Look Twice for Motorcycles.’ The old crusty yellow bumper stickers that were designed in the 70’s make their way back on the DMV shelves... Read more »

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show, Austin TX

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show, Austin TX
I had the pleasure of not only attending The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show, but showcasing my recent collaboration build.  A Triumph Scrambler-Street Tracker, which I have named The Lahalih-Wood. The name of the bike, pronounced like LaHollywood, promotes my last name, the wood accent, and where it was built. Built at Garage Company in Los Angeles,... Read more »

Motorcycle Friendly Parking in Chicago...There's an App For That

I pride myself in knowing all the great hidden parking spots for my motorcycle in the city. However, I’m sure I am missing some. This new app can help. Great idea fellas!   Here’s the video… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2Zt8blvkAM FINDING STREET PARKING FOR MOTORCYCLES AND SCOOTERS JUST GOT EASIER WITH THE LAUNCH OF CURBNINJA CurbNinja, a parking search and... Read more »
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SUV runs over motorcyclists in NYC

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It did not take long for this video to go viral. It is not only the hottest topic in the motorcycle industry right now, but a very hot topic in the news in general. The details leading up to the incident and the details of the injuries that followed are inconsistent. However, what we can see... Read more »

Motorcycle Books To Cuddle Up With This Winter

Motorcycle Books To Cuddle Up With This Winter
Most of us on this side of the country have put our motorcycles away for the winter season. Since we are not able to physically work on our riding skills, it is a great idea to read about them and start thinking about improving them through knowledge, and eventually through physical practice. I have some... Read more »

Triumph Comes Full Circle for This Chicago Rocker-Larry Fletcher

Triumph Comes Full Circle for This Chicago Rocker-Larry Fletcher
I am not alone when I say, when I think of motorcycle culture, specifically vintage motorcycle culture in Chicago, I think of Larry Fletcher, or Fletch as we all like to call him. Larry Fletcher has ridden Triumphs his whole life. Not because that’s what he could afford. Not because that’s what was passed down... Read more »
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An open letter to every person I meet who finds out I ride a motorcycle

This is definitely worth sharing… By Carter Edman Let me stop you right there, mmmm-kay? I can tell by that little intake of breath what’s coming next. Thank you in advance, but I already know that motorcycles are “dangerous.” After nearly twenty years of riding on the streets, I am aware; telling me now will... Read more »