Feel Good Friday

Every Friday we share a video which we actually enjoy. This week’s entry is a KTM video, a couple of brotocross bros take  KTMs from Austria to Egypt. This video is amazing, gives me butterflies every time I watch it. Makes me want to buy a dirt bike and become a brrrap brother.


Also FYI there’s a guy on reddit named hipsterbikevideos pretending to be us.  He’s not us.  Sure he’s a dick like us, but he’s trolling dirt bike ice racing threads.   We got nothing against dirt bikes, bro.

He’s probably some guy who got butthurt by something we said and is now trying to make us look bad by posting on reddit, I don’t know.

Let’s play “guess what they’re trying to sell me”

In this video we see a troupe of riders take a grueling trip hundreds of feet down the road before the tightness of their jeans force them to stop, rest, and contemplate the profundity of their beards.  After a quick nap and a pack of smokes they’re ready for the return leg.  This is very effective advertising for their, uh,

Well here is a list of things we know they aren’t selling:

  • Gloves
  • Men’s jeans
  • Beard trimmers
  • Nicotine patches
  • Any type of effective motorcycle riding gear


The Glint


Hey guy, why would you work in such a badly lit workshop? It’s daylight outside, man. Why not just open the door? I’m no pro, but I’m pretty sure if you’re going to be doing bodywork, you want to see what you’re doing.

We’ve been seeing a lot these videos with bombastic claims about the importance of this sort of creativity (see: Blood and Oil ) Listen, if you like working on bikes, that’s nice. However, humanity as a species has not somehow failed if you don’t take your angle grinder to your fender. You’re not going to achieve immortality by slapping a dumb knobby tire on a Harley. Just relax, ok.

Anyway you can check the bike this mustachioed craftsman created here Comete  and by created I mean, took an already mediocre bike and made it slightly worse.

Feel Good Friday

Yeah it’s that time of the week again, time to share something we enjoy. This time it’s one of my favs, BkingAndy’s “Enjoy Riding” video. This video is what inspired  me to go ride the Black Forest in Germany this past year.

He unfortunately was killed this past summer by an inattentive driver, this goes out to Andy. RIP Homie

Yokel yelling

Hipster1: ”Hey guys lets make a video, who’s got a indie retro folk guitar music library?”

Hipster2: “I do!”

Hipster1: ”Find me the shittiest vocals you can, this video is gonna be epic”

Learning how to ride takes a back seat to screen printing and fashion as these artistic free spirits demonstrate how to putt around at a dirt oval, slowly. Don’t worry, all the quick cuts almost give the illusion of speed.

Passionately waving checkered flags for imaginary races that nobody won, practicing your best coy looks into the camera…  Life is rich and fulfilling.

Cringe worthy pic of the day


”I don’t know what this knob does but I’ve seen other people fiddle with it.  #RedlightWrenching”

Pro tip cafe dudes, I know it looks cool and all but don’t ride around on the street with your headlights taped up. It makes already shitty lights on old bikes even worse.

The tape is usually a requirement race tracks have so when you crash, tiny shards of glass don’t end up all over the place. I know it looks super authentic and you wouldn’t want to look inauthentic but trust me. You look like a tool.

Vincent nuts

Since we saw a big spike in traffic, we figured we might as well use our new found popularity for a more positive purpose.  So starting with this post we’re doing a “Feel-Good Friday” posting something we actually find really cool.


This video doesn’t have men in their girlfriends’ jeans.  It doesn’t have showers of angle grinder sparks.  No one stares into the camera with a look carefully copied from an insurance commercial.  There’s no verbal fluffery on the essence of manhood, delicately limited depth-of-field pans, or tie-ins to organic locavore grooming products.

Just a video of two old gentlemen, hanging out in their garage, playing with their absolutely insane land speed bike. I don’t even know what I can say, a decades-old Vincent engine, methanol injection,  homemade semi auto pneumatic gearbox powered by compressed air contained in the frame like a porsche 917, huge nitrous shot, and God knows what else.  All adding up to 180 horsepower on a flamethrowing run, on what looks like a homemade dyno, ridden by a 75-year old man who just happens to be a world record holder.

I’d be willing to bet that once these two are gone, no one will know how to run that bike.

Check out the rest of their channel for more cool vids http://www.youtube.com/user/harveybowden

Ikea motorcycles

This is real, I swear to god this isn’t some parody video we made up.

This is not a motorcycle shop, this a expensive coffee and bullshit store that has a motorcycle theme.

It’s always the same coffee/t-shirt/hair products shop we see in other videos followed by claims of wanting to be different.

Pro tip fellas, you don’t need to start a motorcycle shop where you can “hang out and talk” you can already do that at regular motorcycles shops, if you’re not a douche.

Highlights include: “coffee is a big part of my life,” “woodsman”

Lowlights: No shots of sparks flying from angle grinder

Ho down at the hipster corral

Here we have an ad for hair products and Pabst Blue Ribbon, seriously they paid for this.

I can only guess at how unbelievably annoying it would be to be stuck behind a biker gang taking up four lanes on the highway, only to realize it’s not actually a biker gang, it’s a bunch of hipsters following a camera car.

This is like a hipster version of Sturgis. Instead of getting drunk on Miller Lites, staring at 50 year old tits and doing some wife swapping at the Holiday Inn, you get this. Haircuts and awkward dancing white people.

Best case scenario, you get a ribbon that says “I won third place in the dirt kicking to banjo music contest” These people fetishize the seventies so badly I want to draft them and send them to the jungles of Vietnam.

P.S. I would lick the butts of all 5 girls they bussed in for this video.