Riding : LA Forest by Motorcycle

When working out in LA, I prefer to rent motorcycles to get around, since they let me avoid the crazy traffic. After a recent project, looking to get out of the city, I went riding with a friend of mine through the LA Forest. He owns a 1983 R80ST and I tried out a 2011 R1200GS from the rental place. I love the POV (point of view) perspective a motorcycle gives you and decided to record it. To get the feel, please check out the time-lapse video below.

Finding sweeping switch back road turns at 55 to 70 miles an hour was unexpected and extremely thrilling. Pure pleasure on an empty road. (Beware there are police patrols … )

See more images from the ride here.

Riding: Upstate NY Vintage Motocross

Last weekend while visiting my friend Edo, he gave me a quick taste of vintage motocross.
Part of his collection are a 1979 Bultaco Frontera Mk11 250 and a 1978 Can Am Qualifier 370.

The bikes are in exceptional condition and the two stroke engines give the riding that extra vintage flair. Raw, real, just my thing. Riding through the open fields and meadow there was an air of ‘On Any Sunday’.

Can’t wait to be back for the autumn session !

Photographs courtesy of Maddalena Gracis.