My Mom's Motorcycle
"This is a short film about how my mom became the owner of a motorcycle ... more deeply it is about how people use objects to connect with times, ideas, and people."
posted by pwally
on Jun 4, 2014 -
"David Cronenberg's seldom seen 1972 made-for-TV movie, 'Secret Weapons'. It is six years into a future American civil war. A man has created a drug that enhances fighting skills. But will he give it to the theocratic government, or the rebels?" [Via]
posted by homunculus
on Nov 11, 2012 -
For the last two years Scott Toepfer have been taking still photographs for a personal project entitled ‘It’s Better In The Wind
,’ all the while collecting video footage from each ride as friends traveled around the Western United States together. Toepfer has been slowly editing the footage into a visual scrapbook of sorts
for those who partook, and those who followed them via the web. No preaching the triumphs and failures of the motorcycle industry, no divisive commentary between manufacturers and styles…just a collection of imagery that will hopefully inspire more people to take to the road and discover what there is outside of our respective communities. [via
posted by netbros
on Nov 16, 2011 -
Healthy competition can advance technology, and motorsports is a good example of this. The Isle of Man TT
has been a motorcycle proving ground since 1907, with a bike earning its mettle by doing ton-up
on the 38 mile course. Enter Michael Czysz and his MotoCzysz E1pc
. After disastrous failure at the Isle of Man TT the previous year, his company redesigned their electric sport bike from the ground up. The results could have wider implications for electric vehicles as a whole. Previously
. [more inside]
posted by The Power Nap
on Jun 10, 2010 -
Did you grow up anticipating sports where death would be likely, if not certain? Almost certainly played by convicts, possibly with robot limbs? And which would be even more likely to have chainsaws and flamethrowers not usually found in the sports of today? Those We Left Behind’s
look at Future-sports of the past, in videogames
is for you!
posted by Artw
on Sep 11, 2008 -
Evel is gone from the world
Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel, Jr. (October 17, 1938 - November 30, 2007) was a motorcycle daredevil who has been a household name since the late 1960s, and arguably the most iconic motorbike stuntman of all time. Evel Knievel's
highly publicized motorcycle jumps, including his attempt to jump over the Snake River Canyon
, claim four of the top 20 most-watched Wide World of Sports events of all time. He enjoyed a lengthy career in this extreme sport despite suffering a series of major injuries during stunts.
posted by Tommy Gnosis
on Nov 30, 2007 -
is an English language blog from France focusing on weird and kitschy art of all kinds. Online since May, the last few weeks alone have featured vintage monster model kits
, Nazi sex paperback covers
of crazy comics
(including King Kong
) and bizarre
action magazines, Hammer
vampire posters, old motorbike helmets
, Japanese plastic toys
, UFO zines
from the 1950s and 60s, French art from 1910 depicting the year 2000
, as well as some pictures of famed Mexican masked wrestler Santo
I'd never seen before. Plus there's over 300 more features in the archives.
posted by stinkycheese
on Oct 18, 2007 -
There's a new motorcyle-like thingie called a Spyder
... However, it's got three wheels, and looks WAY hot. Oh, did I mention that two of the wheels are in front
? Here's the manufacturer's website
(warning: some flash stuffs). I want one.
posted by Vamier
on Feb 5, 2007 -
does a motorcyclist have to be before you see them? [link is qt video] As was recommended by the original poster, put down any beverage; this will probably startle you. (from livejournal's motorcyles community)
[you bet there's more inside!]
posted by Eideteker
on Feb 2, 2006 -
I never would have imagined we'd see silent, full-powered, electric motocross bikes, but they actually exist
. Looks like they went for gas motor-like performance over range, but they'd probably be a blast if you had a small track near your house.
posted by mathowie
on Aug 2, 2004 -
Janklow Gets 100 Days for Manslaughter
A career of willful and flagrant disregard for traffic laws and other people's safety that ended in the death of a motorcyclist.
Must be nice to be pals with the president. Although I'm sure that had nothing to do with his slap-on-the-wrist sentence. I was just saying that it must be nice to be pals with the president.
posted by fenriq
on Jan 22, 2004 -
In May 1999, Chris and Erin Ratay quit their jobs, sold their Upper West Side Manhattan apartment, and shipped their motorcycles to Morocco to begin a trip around the world. Now, four years, 50 countries, and 100,000 miles later, they're back home.
They've kept a continuously updated web journal over the past four years, available here
posted by grrarrgh00
on Aug 11, 2003 -
has released their 2002 and 2003 motorcycles and upcoming models. For those of us into that type of thing. I think Honda should have some strong sellers here, hopefully regaining some market share in naked bike and sport tourers as well as the large cruiser segment.
posted by mich9139
on Sep 21, 2001 -