Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Taco Moto Tuesday, February 9th 2016


Taco Moto Tuesday takes it from Long Beach to Orange, CA., for an evening of beers and $2 taco specials at Moreno's Mexican Restaurant. Good times! Every week a different location, a different adventure. Follow @kultofspeed for weekly details.










Parking lot full? No problem. Park on the Patio.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Our 6th Annual Photography Book... Make Friends Not Fans


We have a limited supply on hand of our sixth annual local photography book, and it's slightly different from previous years (we're removing the bigger corporate type events and concentrating on the grassroots homegrown... now who would have seen that coming?)

100 pages, full color gloss perfect bound, 100% ad freeeeeee.... because (like I've said a couple hundred times before) ads suck. Nothing else, they suck. "But that's the name of the game." Well, good luck with that, these aren't like the others. I completely understand you might need to supplement declining sales with more and more advertisements within your pages, but eventually, everything becomes marginalized (like most major motorcycle events these days) and then it's just a copy of a copy of a copy... like most major motorcycle events these day. Wait. Did I just say that?

This is a limited release and my stock on hand will not last. Quick on the draw or miss the BBQ and get stuck with the 'slaw... Early release includes free shipping U.S., free shop rag, patch, button, and various stickers. (don't fret, there'll be more coming next month if you miss this early release).


Thursday, February 4, 2016

ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY Taco Moto Tuesday (pt.2)


Just a few more tacos from the One Year Anniversary party of Taco Moto Tuesday! Thanks for everyone who came out, near or far, and braved the near-sub-almost-fridged temperatures of the Southern California coast line... It should be t-shirt weather again in another few days so don't fret if you missed #TacoMotoTuesday this week, we'll be doing it all year long! Cheers.









Huge thanks to Don The Beachcomber for the hospitality and great tacos!!! Thank you.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY Taco Moto Tuesday (pt.1)


Just a few pictures from this weeks Taco Moto Tuesday, which incidentally is the One Year Anniversary of TACO MOTO TUESDAY (at least as first hash tagged as a "thing" on instagram so deal with it, we know people have been eating tacos every day of the week for a long time and riding bikes just as often, but for the sake of sakes...) Started as a weekly dinner meet and ride by Kultofspeed and xwalkerx, it quickly grew into a mid-week opportunity to get out and ride for some of us (most of us) who are unfortunate enough to have to work on the weekends and probably miss more of the Saturday rides than the average "Nine to Fivers." Plus who doesn't need another excuse to drink mid-week? ...kidding


not kidding.




Large enough to hold our group and gracious enough to allow us to take over the parking lot. Thanks!




Weekly meet up is the Chevron Station on Alamitos and Broadway, Tuesdays 6:30pm. KSU 7pm.
Follow @kultofspeed for weekly details.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Cum Dump of a Storm on the horizon Harley Davidson warns...


Yesterday there was a blog release (blogs, remember them? That's where we blog dead horses) regarding Harley Davidson's future financial plans (more accurately how to "stop the skid" marks in their ever failing elastic band underwear)
Here's some highlights of the plan from Harley Davidson;

WHAT HARLEY PLANS TO DO ABOUT ITS SLOW-MOTION IDENTITY CRISIS
by: Admin (aka Anonymous) (reposted from a blog that doesn't matter from another blog)

...earning were low again this year... blah blah blah... (everyone knows this already, we don't care, we won't care, we forgot how to care...)

...Harley-Davidson executives said yesterday the company plans to stop the skid(marks) by investing more money into — you guessed it — marketing efforts (read: a whole lotta trips out to So Cal for the vibrant active young "movements" going on there, a virtual CUM DUMP). Three of the four strategies outlined in the company news release on earnings (and the subsequent investor call) center around marketing: “increasing product and brand awareness” sponsorship of anything involving new uneducated impressionable malleable riders is at the top of the list. (Which begs the question: is there anyone who isn’t aware of Harley-Davidson?) (that's a very stupid question... ever been to Coachella?) “Accelerating the cadence and impact of new products” comes in at number four.

The NEW Harley Street 750cc

 And this is where my personal narrative comes in. As a relatively new rider (never would have guessed it), one who lives in suburban southern California (the Burbs hu?), I was pretty excited (like, maybe a school girl excited?) when Harley announced the launch of its Street models (jump for joy, jump for joy!). Here, I thought, was a Harley that I might consider owning (stop slobbering on the press release! You have to make it sound believable and you're just hamming it up). As a content marketing guy, I was thrilled. Here was Harley responding to a shift in its consumer base by doing something different — making an attempt to gain new riders by actually building a bike for them, and not simply spinning their brand’s story. (oh... Jesus H. Christ, you read the marketing release from top to bottom you dumb dumb)

The NEW Harley Street 500cc

Whether or not H-D actually made “better” stuff is up for debate (don't think of it as better... think of it as a lifestyle brand you want. Then quality doesn't mean anything); at best, the Street is an imperfect bike (just like you... poor little misunderstood emo hipster). But it can be improved upon (with ACCESSORIES available through our accessory department in every dealership!!! STEP RIGHT UP!), and it is a step forward for a brand whose strategy of selling a lifestyle may be running out of gas... (That's just our small peanut gas tanks, lol...)

Not Sorry.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

NEW OLD STOCK SALE


Got some new old stock merchandise I'm letting go between 25% and 50% off...
Visit the Store for all the details

Pick up a 2011 Biblical Socalica, 172 pages of full color gloss photography with ZERO ADS!, Yeah, not a sigle one, #DIY, shipped free in the U.S. for a mere $12.95, that's compared to the regular $24.95.


Friday, January 15, 2016

ALIENRUN * 2016


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for more info follow @AlienRun2016 on IG

Thursday, January 14, 2016

SUPER SALE at Zombie Performance on 8-Bit Apes w/ FREE Narrow Drag Bar




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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

HHH


Couple shots from the last "Hungry Hungry Hipsters" gathering out of PORTLAND OREGON. Don't have anything going on in your area? Always jealous of all the ride/party pictures you see other people posting? "I wouldn't say jealous..." Whatever! DO IT YOURSELF!!!
Get organized and throw it up! It doesn't matter if it's 5 people or 50.
If you're in the Portland (or surrounding) area and wanna get in on this monthly food pod jaunt, follow Adam @ThisWildLife_ThisFreedom on IG
pics by HHH co-founder Max Vanbriesen






Monday, December 21, 2015

MOTORCYCLES ARE NOT FASHION ACCESSORIES


MOTORCYCLES ARE NOT FASHION ACCESSORIES

By: Morbid Maiden

            When I was asked to write this article, my initial thoughts included enthusiasm and excitement.  Upon subsequent reflection, I realized that many people who may read this article are most certainly not going to feel the same way. Regardless, I believe in expressing oneself, even in the face of adversity and potential backlash, and especially when the message to be conveyed is one of such importance as that to be discussed herein. Thus, I committed to writing this article, and I will spare no one’s feelings in the process.
            Ladies, I have a serious announcement to share with you. Motorcycles are not fashion accessories. This may come as a shock to many of you, because I see the way you pose with your motorcycles and the clothes/gear that you wear when you ride. The former seems to predominate over you actually riding, and the latter just makes the rest of us cringe.
            So it was not that long ago that I decided to attend an all-woman’s motorcycle campout and ride. I usually steer clear of gender-segregated events, but my curiosity got the better of me. And besides, I knew that I was already harboring some negative preconceived notions about such an event, and it would be very dishonest of me if I were to voice my contempt for an event that I had never attended. So, I packed up my camping gear and strapped it to my sissy bar, purchased my ticket, and decided that I was babe enough to ride out.
            I decided to join one of the meet up groups that formed for the main purpose of gathering a group of event attendees who lived near each other, so we could all ride together to the event. Now, I want to point out that up until this point, I had only ridden with men. I was not necessarily opposed to riding with women, but I just did not know any females who rode, and I tend to get along better with men, so I never really gave it much thought at all. But now I do – every time I am invited on a ride. And the remainder of this article will illustrate just why I now hesitate to ride with women who I do not know.
            The meet up itself was uneventful and fine – most of the women were very welcoming and friendly. It was the actual ride to the event that was an issue. I will not sugar coat this - many of these women should not have been riding motorcycles on public streets. Many of these women should still have been practicing in empty parking lots. I am not a hater, by any means, but my reasoning is that many of these women literally put the lives of others at risk, by selfishly joining a large group of riders on machines that are dangerous enough on their own. Well, the motorcycles themselves are not really dangerous, as the risk really lies with the lack of protection that exists if an accident were to occur. But I have digressed.
            Other than incidents where I get cut off or experience some type of close call while riding, I always feel very safe and comfortable on my bike. I have put over 10,000 miles on this particular bike just these passed 10 months, so I know the way she moves, the way she feels, and the way she purrs. I have ridden many mountain roads with large groups of men, with the twisting roads, traffic congestion, and less-than-ideal weather conditions. Yet, I have never felt nervous or uncomfortable. But once I rode with a group of women, on flat roads in ideal weather conditions – I did not feel nearly as safe and comfortable, through no fault of my own.
            The pre-ride safety speech included something about “not passing.” As a result of my having decided not to be an asshole that day (the rest of the weekend was anyone’s guess), I was staying in my lane and not passing anyone. However, I was unlucky enough to be stuck behind a woman who could not seem to keep up with the freeway traffic, or handle her bike in general. As a result, myself and the ladies behind me almost got separated from those ahead of us – those who actually knew the way to the event.  In order to try to avoid a repeat of this annoyance, after our first stop for gas, I made my way towards the front of the group so I could ride with the women whom I determined earlier actually knew how to ride and how to do so at an acceptable speed.
            I find it unacceptable for someone to put other people’s lives at risk, just so she can try to be cute and fit in. I hope that if any of these women are reading this, that they are getting pissed off, because I was pissed off and I hope this makes them think twice before hopping on a motorcycle and riding outside of the confines of an abandoned parking lot.
            Fast forward to the portion of the event where they were giving out an award to the woman who rode the furthest to get to the event. I have mad respect for the two women who rode from Florida to California for this event. You ladies deserve the award. However, there was another woman who actually went on stage to try to claim the prize, mentioning how she traveled from Northeastern Canada to get to the event. After the crowd cheered, myself included, the woman had a chance to speak in the microphone, and let it slip that she actually trailered her bike. She did not ride from Canada. The host took back the award and gave it to the women who actually rode the furthest. But I was experiencing second-hand embarrassment just witnessing this incident.
            On a different, yet still related topic, what is with all of the gender segregation and man-bashing? During the course of this weekend event, I heard many women talking shit about men and how awesome it was that there were no men at this event. I would bet my paycheck that many of these women are the same ones who get offended if a group of men have an “all-male” motorcycle campout and ride. These same women would then refer to these men as “sexist pigs,” among the other common adjectives used by feminists when engaging in man bashing.
            A word of advice, ladies: If you want men to see women as equals, if you want men to include women in their group motorcycle rides, then maybe you should learn about inclusiveness and how not to be a whiney cunt, rather than your current state of hypocritical feminism that so many of you embrace. I have said it before, and I will say it again: feminism had its place and its usefulness in society. But those times are in the past (save for a few issues, here and there). If you want equality, then stop going out of your way to draw a thick line of separation between the genders. The more you push for these “women-centric” motorcycle events, the more you are separating men who ride from women who ride. These events are not bringing men and women together, these events are focusing on women who ride, and who apparently need a special place and special circumstances to ride, so they can later share all of their girl power with the world via social media.
            I have accepted the fact that I will likely receive some very negative feedback on this article. But nothing I have said is a lie. So if you are angry, please do everyone a favor and direct your anger where it actually matters – towards those women who care more about using motorcycles as fashion accessories, rather than a means of fun, freedom, and transportation; those women who put fashion first, and common sense/safety of others, last. 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Que the Spooky Music intro ....


Mulders office 2015.

Scully: Mulder. We keep finding these strange objects [Scully picks up a wrench] covered in a layer of dust at the scene of every reported missing or abducted person case we investigate?

Mulder: It's an ancient technology Scully. They're called "Tools." They we're popular up until the 90's.

Scully: That's your conspiracy theory talking again, Mulder...

Mulder: Is it Scully? Is it really?
Fade to black.
Later that day...


Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Four Strokes of the Crass






It's not a boycott, rather a decision to merely stop supporting the larger corporate shows, the chopper elite and cool kid celebrities, the idolatry surrounding imaginary television lifestyles, and the overt sexist standards within our communities. Lifestyle branding is slavery. The masses flock to the larger shows suffocating originality, encouraging mediocrity, and marginalizing everything that was unique. But, if that's your thing, by all means keep attending, the troughs are filled for feeding. Better you than me. The opposite however, awaits those willing to turn away from the bright lights of "Chopular City" and risk destinations unknown...

Support Grassroots
Make Friends Not Fans
Don't Be a Chopper Belieber
Do Not Worship a False Jax
Objectification Now!