Every month GoatFather, an inspirational motovlogger, challenges the motovlogging community with a monthly challenge.
This monthly challenge was to talk about a motovlogger that has had an impact on my life and that person is Motordadcle. Motodadcle has reignited my photo bug and got out to ride at night for some night shots. Check out his channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/motordadcle
After reading the details on the contest, it seems that I missed the dead line.. Darn… And on top of that, my GoPro was recording at 720p, not 1080p…
Anyway instead of letting the video go to waste, I decided to go ahead and publish it.
We always want the best tools at our disposal to produce a quality product, in this case it is having the right tools to motovlog, however we don’t always have the means. This vlog post isn’t a how to, rather a self understanding of having a video standard to producing motovlogs with the tools that I have.
This is a late post that should had went up a week or two ago. Anyway, here it is: Life After The Super Bowl, and dieting…
Girlfriend said since the festivities of the holidays and Super Bowl are now over, it is time to watch what food we eat, get on a diet, and exercise. Sigh… The life of a motovlogger ain’t easy. Let’s start the diet off with a Five Guys Burger, yum!
In the late 90’s, or pre 9/11, I was introduced to the game called Rainbow Six by my uncle. This was the first game where I learned how to hack a game and edit the various stages and scenarios by determining how many enemies there would be, dictating the path that they would roam, how sensitive they are to noise and movement, and their level of difficulty. There would be many nights of little to no sleep as I would spend hours customizing scenarios then sharing and playing the scenario with the wonderful online community. Ever since then the brand Rainbow Six has held a special places in my heart.
Fast forward to today we have the hundredth iteration to the game under the title Rainbow Six Siege. One big difference about the game is that there ain’t a story online and it is purely a PVP and PVE (scenario/terrorist hunt) game.
There are a slew of FPS games out there but what draws me to the game is that it is a much slower paced game than others, especially since each player has a single life per round. There is so much great things going for the game that I can talk about this game however what irks me is that Ubisoft servers are horrible, too many dropped matches… Check out this communication thread between my brother and the Support team.
Sigh… Below is my rant on the game, just the thought of writing about the experience is depressing. With that said, I still love Rainbow Six Siege… Odd, right?
Spent the day doing a quick upgrade mod to the Lil Green Monster by adding a USB charger to it. The install of the USB charger is a simple plug and play that requires simple tools (screw driver and a set of Allen wrenches) to install.
I picked up the USB charger that is specifically designed for motorcycles, from Amazon, for a little over $13. After a simple removal of a few panels and the seat, fishing the electrical wire through the frame, and cinching everything down with zip ties, this project was completed in less than an hour.
Now I’ll be able to charge my iPhone or keep my GoPro powered on long rides thanks to this USB motorcycle charger.
Hey all. It’s been a minute since I had posted up a motovlog but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been recording any content. I’m still staying busy and grinding. Below is my latest motovlog as well as other knucklehead things that I’ve been up to.
Weather in San Francisco is normally mild sitting in the mid 60’s. When the day is hot, 70 is hot for San Franciscans, I take full advantage of the day by hitting the beach.
Karl (the fog) likes to come out and play when the weather is warm. When warm and hot air mixes with the cold Pacific Ocean, the fog comes out in force and blankets the Golden Gate Bridge. I was lucky on this day as I captured a selfie of myself on the Golden Gate Bridge.
Honestly, taking a selfie while riding a motorcycle isn’t the safest or smartest thing to do. But the same can be said about riding motorcycles in general. Just use your best judgment. Ride safe folks!
Yes! It feels that I just conquered the world with such a simple task of picking up pizza
This was my first time ever transporting something from point A to point B and I did one hell of a job. To some it may not be a big deal, but with for myself this was a huge feat that was accomplished. The reason this was an accomplishment for myself was because I gained so much confidence and trust from not messing up a simple task of transporting pizza on a motorcycle. Who knows what will be next; beer, groceries, tool box, tire, dog, and the list goes on.
Oh man, what a great experience it was to ride in a group!
This past weekend I went on my first group ride with my family (brothers, sisters, and in laws). There was a good variety of motorcycles in the group: a couple Harleys (a Road Glide and an 883), three Ninjas (two 1000’s and my 250), a Honda CB1000, and a Suzuki GSX R1000.
Kick stands were up around 10:00, we started off in Dublin and then rode out towards Jackson Rancheria taking back roads. From there we rode to Angels Camp where we made a stop at the Glory Hole by New Melones Lake where we used to go wake boarding. Then we headed back home tracking over 250 miles, riding through three counties, and experiencing different micro climates.
It was a huge difference from riding by yourself to riding with a group, there was much energy that you can feed off from the other riders. From the ride I learned how one can communicate with the group with hand signals and body movements, got comfortable riding close to other riders, and that there is so much more for me to experience on two wheels!
The only bad thing that happened to our group was that my brother lost his GoPro as it fell off the windshield and tumbled onto the freeway. I feel guilty for him losing his GoPro since I suggested that he mount his GoPro on the windshield of the bike and assured him that the suction mount would hold it’s grip… But it didn’t…
For my next group ride I’d love to have another GoPro to capture other angles, a couple extra batteries for the GoPro (it was dead half way through the trip), log more miles for the, invite some friends, and have a bigger bike (but that ain’t happening). Lastly a nice summer jacket would be great since I was sweating balls.
Can’t wait to go for the next group ride, who wants to join?!?
This past Memorial Weekend holiday I ran into holiday traffic, something that Iw as expecting. Whenever there is a major holiday weekend, you are guaranteed to run into some traffic.
My recent motovlog touches base on tips to start off at lane splitting, what to be aware off, and a quick mention of SB 694.
Incase one doesn’t know what is SB 694, it is an Oregon Senate Bill that, if passed, would introduce lane splitting to Oregon. Sadly right before the Memorial Weekend holiday, the bill did not have enough votes to become a law. It is a shame that the northern neighbors of California failed to become the second state in the Union to legalize lane splitting.
For those that are new to riding a motorcycle and will be trying their hand at lane splitting in California (the only state that legally allows lane splitting/sharing) I have several tips for you:
Start of slow, on the streets to build up confidence before lane splitting in traffic for several miles.
Ride comfortable; at your own speed and within your skill.
Keep an eye out at other drivers mirrors, drivers sometimes like to check their mirrors before switching lanes.
Know your roads: keep an eye out for pot holes, where drivers like to merge on or off the free way, switch lanes, make random turns, etc.
Focus! Focus on the road and the task at hand. Limit your distractions while you ride.
These above are some of the tips that I share on my YouTube video. What are your thoughts to the tips that I share?
If there are any tips that one can share with me, that would be awesome!
Super excited that I am here posting up my tenth motovlog! For my regular subscribers, you know that I average about one blog post in about four months, so you can understand how inspired I have been lately to be already at my tenth motovlog post within a month.
I would like to thank all my regular subscribers and random viewers of this blog for subscribing and following me on my journey with my new found love.