Pretend for a moment that it’s not at or below freezing with the wind-chill right now. Instead, let’s remember when it was not just bearable, but downright enjoyable, to ride a few hours north of the city and find nirvana in the perfectly paved and practically un-patrolled roads of the Catskills.
TEN years ago this SF2 was in sad shape. Its brake calipers were seized to rusty rotors. Its frame had been hammered open to fit a tractor battery. And a hole it one piston had relegated it to a basement for who knows how long before it was dragged out to a swap meet in Ohio.
It’s that time of year again. Fall is in the air. It’s still riding season, but not for long. And it’s been such a busy season at the store we haven’t had time to throw a single party. That’s changing this weekend.
Proper rain gear is an important part of any motorcycle rider’s kit. We carry a full selection of proven, packable and effective options from REV’IT! and this summer we subjected them to the ultimate test. Sort of.
On September 28, 2014, we suited up for a very, very silly motorcycle ride through New York City. For charity. Sort of.
Choppers, check. Bespoke BMW hardtails, check. Not one but two Walt Siegl motorcycles, check and check. The Brooklyn Invitational happened last weekend in Williamsburg, and it continues to deserve the increasing hoopla it generates with a great crowd, commemorative tattoos, and wild mix of motorcycles—both inside and outside the show.
Director and Drone Commander first class Roberto Serrini came by the store one cold clear day in the spring to talk about working on some new video projects for Union Garage. We shook hands, gave him the nickel tour then rode the shop bike (#VenerableR65) around the block a few times while Serrini launched his drone.
Was your bike manufactured before the 1990’s? Are you available Saturday, August 9th? Would you like to ride along a picturesque pre-planned tree-lined route 150 miles from the nearest New York City taxi cab?
Behold the beautiful work of George Dockray, an aviation mechanic and sea plane pilot from British Columbia who spent several years seeing to every last detail of this incredible custom Moto Guzzi.
EIGHTY riders. 200-plus miles. Six MSF-certified motorcycle instructors. Two dozen pool noodles. Yes, pool noodles. A 16-foot-long teeter-totter. Way too much coffee. Four watermelons. Three kinds of the meat cooking on two jumbo charcoal grills. One volunteer ambulance. No rain.