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MOTO MOVIES: Hello, spring!

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MOTO MOVIES: Hello, spring!

Postby Ducatista » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:32 pm

In honor of the arrival of motorcycle season:

A motojournalist friend of ours who writes/edits for Motorcyclist just gave a great motorcyclistonline plug for Habitat, my husband's new movie about sportbike riding on the street. A snip: "This is not your typical me-and-Joe amateur motorcycle video. The end result is pretty remarkable."

The movie has some really fast railing footage, but it's not just bike porn. It's more of a behind-the-curtain look at the whole scene. Our slice of the scene, anyway. I don't ride in this one (I spent last summer in NL—not exactly twisty territory), but I did weasel my way onto the soundtrack.

Short trailer on youtube
View the movie online

Speedy's got a couple clips from his last movie up on youtube, too:

Coffee — I do ride in that one
Sparkle & Fade — a festival of sparky-puck knee dragging

Let the season begin!
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Re: MOTO MOVIES: Hello, spring!

Postby massimo » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:30 pm

Watched about the first 20 minutes so far, well done! I'm really digging the music, too. Is that you singing?

Anyway, amen to the arrival of the season. Haven't been out west of town yet, but I'll get there. In June/July I have a trip out to CA and OR planned on my new touring rig, I'm extremely excited.

Last summer I was out on the alphabet and came across your crew, at least I'm pretty sure it was you guys. Hung at the back for a few miles, but didn't feel like pushing it that day. Plus, I was out of place on my FZ6 :)

Rubber side down everyone!
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Re: MOTO MOVIES: Hello, spring!

Postby Ducatista » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:55 pm

Thanks, massimo! Yup, that's me, over Speedy's writing/playing/production.

This is still a little early in the season for me—cold mornings and dirty roads. We could use a few good gully-washers to clear off the last of the winter crap.

New rig, you say? Nice. I'm hanging on to my old ride for as long as I can, since they don't make it anymore (Daytona 955). I keep holding out hope for a 1050...
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Re: MOTO MOVIES: Hello, spring!

Postby massimo » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:48 pm

Yeah, my sister's ex-bf had a 955i, and it was a hell of a lot of fun to ride. I didn't actually realize they stopped making them. I don't know, though, have you had a chance to ride a triple? Might just be the perfect motorcycle engine.

Yeah, I picked up a Honda ST1100 to complement the FZ. Though they're both considered sport-touring, I'd say the ST is 80% touring and 20% sport and the FZ is the opposite. My next move would be to sell the FZ and get an R6 or something-- I've had the FZ on the track, but... you know.

Yeah, I agree about the rain. That would give us a couple good weekends before the farmers get their muddy-tired tractors out there and screw it all up again :/
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Re: MOTO MOVIES: Hello, spring!

Postby Ducatista » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:13 pm

The Daytona's a triple... but you probably mean the Speed or the Street. I've ridden the Speed Triple and dug it, but that was back when it had the 955 engine. I love the big Daytona. It's the Barcalounger of sportbikes. I've ridden it comfortably to Arkansas (a one-day ride) and to Georgia (a two-dayer).

ST1100 + R6 would be a damn fine stable.
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Re: MOTO MOVIES: Hello, spring!

Postby massimo » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:59 pm

This weather has me thinking-- no, feeling, since I'm always thinking --about riding again. And I was reminded of this thread and the video you posted, so...

bump.

I love this time of year, when it feels like we've REALLY finally beat the endless winter and can get on with life again. I'm seriously considering a move to California, and wondering if the excitement I always feel in spring would go dormant. Not that it would really matter, trading that for temperate weather and year-long riding is a no-brainer.

Safe riding, friends!
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