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Trev Deeley Motorcycles & the Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition

by Editor on 01/27/15

We posted the announcement of Trev Deeley Motorcycles continued sponsorship of Vridetv last week in our news section & now want to share a few pictures from our visit.

TDMC Marketing & Promotions Manager Sean Wilkinson & Jeff making it official with a handshake

vridetv and trev deeley marketing manager

Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition Historian Terry Rea

Terry Rea Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition Historian

Sean, Diane and Terry getting ready to go into the exhibition

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Diane and Sean having some fun doing a little camera work for VRIDETV in this sweet sidecar 

 motorcycle sidecar at deeley museum

Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition: Visit the largest privately-owned collection of vintage and new motorcycles in Canada. This museum also offers conference facilities and private rental. 1875 Boundary Rd Vancouver, BC V5M 3Y7 (604) 293-2221

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VRIDETV interviewed by Canadian Gears

by Editor on 01/26/15

I'd like to introduce our viewers to Johnny & Tyler Racine of Canadian Gears, they were in town for a couple of weeks filming for their new show that just launched January 25, 2015. They did an interview with me about my motorcycle accident, Vridetv & the Harley Davidson Vrod we use as our camera bike. I'll let you know when that interview has been posted, untill then you can check out their website at CanadianGears.com

"A unique twist on the automotive/motorcycle market is in the works. An automotive/motorcycle talk show designed for the Canadian automotive/motorcycle market for Canadians. The Canadian automotive/motorcycle market is so different from any other country, from the regular car owner down to the Hot Rod owner enthusiasts. A new perspective that is designed to educate the general public, with many episodes featuring interviews with mechanics, shop owners, hot rodders, motorcyclists and much more. bringing you our Canadian perspective on the one of the biggest markets, Cars cars cars and much more. Stay tuned as we begin to populate our YouTube channel soon. We also want to give back to the community so we will be helping out charity events and creating our own to support local children in need, disabled and challenged individuals etc.. We have a family oriented atmosphere and we know how important it is to reach out to the community."


VRIDETV interview by Canadian Gears


Vancouver Motorcycle Show 2015

by Editor on 01/23/15



The 2015 Motorcycle Show -Vancouver is on right now at the Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford (Tradex) January 23rd-25th, with the world's top manufacturers showcasing their newest makes and models alongside vintage bike displays, an abundance of industry exhibitors, and shows by some of the most talented stunt and trials riders in North America.


Friday 10:00am-9:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm; Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm
Tradex - Fraser Valley Trade & Exhibition Centre, 1190 Cornell St., Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5

Adults $14.00; Juniors (6-14)/Seniors (65+) $10.00; Children (under 6) FREE with adult purchase; Family Pass $38.00 (2 adult & 2 junior passes); SHE Rides Night; 1/2 price after 5:00pm on Friday night ONLY.

WEB ADDRESShttp://www.vancouvermotorcycleshow.ca

Harley Davidson Vrod touring bike with 146,874 kms

by Editor on 01/23/15

Our 2003 Harley-Davidson V-Rod now has 146,874 kms & is still going strong!

We have equipped it with some of the very best accessories from leaders in the industry. Visit our Motorcycle page for a full list of accessories, manufacturers and part numbers at http://vridetv.com/motorcycle.html

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Sponsorship Announcements

by Editor on 01/16/15

We have some BIG sponsorship announcements coming up!!!!

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Motorcycle Boot Camp at Trev Deeley Motorcycles. Harley Davidson

by Editor on 01/15/15

Want to ride a Harley-Davidson?
 If you are having recurring dreams of bugs in your teeth its probably time to start riding.
Trev Deeley Motorcycles is now recruiting new riders and hosting a Motorcycle Boot Camp on Saturday February 28th from 11am to 3pm at 1875 Boundary Road in Vancouver.  Register for the event today to save your spot at: https://www.harley-promos.ca/bootCamp/en/rsvp.asp?i=89



Visit Trev Deeley Motorcycles website at TrevDeeley.com and connect with them in social media on FacebookTwitter and Instagram

7000 Twitter Followers

by Editor on 01/13/15

A big Thank You goes to all our viewers that helped us reach 7,000 followers on Twitter, you guys are Awesome!!!!!

7000 twitter followers

New Mustang Seat for the Harley Davidson 500 and 750 Street

by Editor on 01/09/15

TAKING IT TO THE STREETS
Mustang Makes Seats For 500 & 750 Streets

Mustang believes in enhancing your riding experience, so instead of offering a base model seat for an entry level machine like Harley-Davidson's new 500cc and 750cc Street models, we went top shelf! A trio of Mustang's popular seats Fastback, Vintage Touring and Vintage Touring with backrest are now available.
 
Our seats for the 500 and 750 Street are more than replacements they are upgrades to your riding experience. You can now take your Harley from the street to the highway... and beyond, says Mustang Seats Marketing Manager Marilyn Simmons. "The first all-new motorcycle platform that Harley has introduced in 13 years makes the Street something special and we have been planning our replacement seat since we first saw the 500 and 750 prototypes on display at the EICMA show in Milan in 2013.
 
Rather than a stripped down, bare bones approach to the Street seats, Mustang opted to pull out all the stops for the Fastback seat: contrasting stitching, reinforced welting and mesh inserts are among the styling updates made specifically for the Street seat. However, comfort still remains the hallmark of any Mustang seat, so this saddle feels as good as it looks, adds Simmons. The Fastback places the rider about 1inch back for the ideal riding position."
 
Riders can set up their Street for a low, lean look with the streamlined Fastback or go for even more comfort with our Touring seat option, Simmons continues. For longer rides, the 12.5" wide one-piece Vintage Touring seat sets the rider back and slightly up compared to the stock seat to better position your legs for comfortable cruising. The 9 inch wide passenger seat ensures that your companion will also be comfortable and happy for the long haul.
 
The addition of a driver backrest on the Vintage Touring seat provides the ultimate in comfort and versatility. The fully adjustable driver backrest features several height adjustments, pivots to the driver's back angle and removes easily without tools. Again, the 9 inch wide passenger seat ensures that your companion will also be comfortable for the long haul.
 
Part numbers for Street 500/750 seats:
 
76420  Fastback
76421 One-piece Vintage Touring
79786  One-piece Vintage Touring with Driver Backrest
 
In addition to the new Street 500 and 750, Mustang also offers replacement seats for virtually all late model Harley-Davidson motorcycles. For more details, please contact Mustang Customer Service at 413-668-1190 or 800-243-1392 or click here:
http://www.mustangseats.com

images courtesy of Mustang Seats

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mustang seats Street seat for harley davidson

Camera rig for HDR-Cx700V and Sony ECM-CG50

by Editor on 01/07/15

Here's a shot of a new camera rig that we'll be adding to the arsenal of camera gear that we use at VRIDETV:

Sony HDR-Cx700V
Sony ECM-CG50 Shotgun microphone
Sony MDR10RB Hi-Res Headphones
Sony RM-AV2 Remote Commander
TechPro HD Steady Bracket

camera rig. Sony HXR-MC1 ECM-CG50

BACON New Year's Resolution

by Editor on 01/01/15

Happy New Year everyone, did you make any New Year's Resolutions?

BACON Food Porn

Happy New Year's Eve & Happy New Year 2015

by Editor on 12/31/14

Happy New Year everyone, all the best to you in 2015.
There's a lot of exciting things happening behind the scenes at vridetv and we are looking forward to sharing them with our viewers in the new year... Thank you for watching & sharing Vridetv : )

"May all your rides be safe & scenic, Filled with blue skies & winding roads"

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

by Editor on 12/25/14

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, all the best in 2015 : )
Enjoy your time with family and friends this holiday season.

Thank you for watching & sharing Vridetv

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Direct link to our December newsletter

by Editor on 12/19/14

Just incase you haven't subscribed to our newsletter and you want to see what all the buzz is about
here's the link http://eepurl.com/_Dm4z

Need a subscription? it's free at http://www.vridetv.com/subscription.html

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December newsletter

Mustang Seats Low-Slung seat for Harley Davidson Softtail

by Editor on 12/18/14

GETTING THE RUNAROUND
Mustang's Low-Slung Seat Goes Solo For Softails

mustang seats runaround
image courtesy of Mustang Seats

Mustang Seats created some rumbling around the V-Twin industry when they introduced the lowest, leanest seat in the line-up for Harley-Davidson Dyna and FL models this past summer. Proudly made in the USA, the new RunAround represented a bold look at motorcycle seating without sacrificing Mustang's legendary reputation for quality. Only one problem - Softail riders wanted the same seat!
 
"Ask and you shall receive," says Mustang Marketing Director, Marilyn Simmons. "Mustang's designers went back to the drawing board and engineered the lowest, leanest solo seat possible for 2000-2015 Harley standard rear tire Softails." Actually the fitments for FLSTS 2000-2003, FLSTN 2005-up, FLSTSC 2006-2007 and FLSTC 2007-up were plotted on the CAD-CAM machine, but you get the idea. For good measure, they added most of the other 2000-2006 Softails to the mix, including FLST 2006, FLSTC 2000-2006, FLSTF 2000-2006, FLSTSC 2005, FXST 2000-2005, FXSTB 2000-2005 and FXSTS 2000-2005. 
 
"Our combination of New England craftsmanship combined with 21st Century engineering means your RunAround seat looks as incredible as it feels," adds Simmons. "A well-designed baseplate is the key to success, so that was where the engineering team started." A narrow front width of just 10.5" for all the Softail Solo seats works in conjunction with the low profile which keeps the rider styling... without having to sacrificing too much in terms of comfort.
 
The controlled density polyurethane foam can be poured a little thinner without compromising the comfort, while making for a much thinner seat pad in the process. Made in-house at Mustang's historic Three Rivers, MA facility, the exact angle and density of each seat foam panel is formulated and cast to be soft enough for comfort, but resilient enough to retain its shape and structural integrity for years, according to Simmons.
 
For more specifics, check out the website: http://www.mustangseats.com/Categories.aspx?varSearch=RunAround
 
Part #76884 2000-2015 Harley-Davidson Softail RunAround Solo
Part #76885 2000-2006 Harley-Davidson Softail RunAround Solo

mustang seats softtail
image courtesy of Mustang Seats

Homestead Websites: slow loading

by Editor on 12/16/14

If you have been trying to view our website and have experienced slow loading I apologize for any inconvenience, but unfortunately it out of my control. Our website provider is performing a data migration and it's taking longer than they expected...


Here's a copy of their Facebook post regarding this issue.


Homestead Websites Start Quote:
"Continued data migration 12/12/2014: We are sorry to announce that due to yesterday's outage in the old data center, and 3rd party routing outages in the last week, the data migration window has been extended by 1 week. We are working to get all accounts moved as quickly as possible. As data completes the transfer, more resources can be allocated to fully restoring and enhancing performance. The engineers believe optimization will continue through the end of the month. Some accounts may continue to see disruption/slowness throughout the month.

On or before Friday 12/19 a new update will be posted with progress. It is not possible to provide a firm date and time for completion as there are too many external variables that can affect the time frame.

We do sincerely apologize for the delay."

End quote.

Here's the link to their Facebook page if you would like to read the whole thread or express your thoughts on this issue. https://www.facebook.com/HomesteadWebsites

December Newsletter

by Editor on 12/14/14

We're just putting the finishing touches on December's Newsletter & should have it ready for delivery next week. Have you subscribed to our monthly Newsletter yet? If not here's the link: http://www.vridetv.com/subscription.html

December Newsletter

Social Media Networking

by Editor on 12/09/14

Connect with VRIDETV in social media

Final Cut Pro editing timeline

by Editor on 12/05/14

Hopefully you have seen this year's Christmas video and it made you laugh...

if not here's the info:
a Challenge 4U: Watch this 30 second Christmas video till the end & try not to laugh...


It was a lot of fun editing that 30 second short and I wanted to give you a behind the scenes look at the editing process. Here's a screen shot of the timeline showing just how many video and audio tracks there are, as well as all the cuts.

final cut pro timeline




Vancouver Motorcycle Show 2015

by Editor on 12/04/14

The 2015 Motorcycle Show -Vancouver is coming to the Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford (Tradex) January 23rd-25th, with the world's top manufacturers showcasing their newest makes and models alongside vintage bike displays, an abundance of industry exhibitors, and shows by some of the most talented stunt and trials riders in North America.


Friday 10:00am-9:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm; Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm
Tradex - Fraser Valley Trade & Exhibition Centre, 1190 Cornell St., Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5

Adults $14.00; Juniors (6-14)/Seniors (65+) $10.00; Children (under 6) FREE with adult purchase; Family Pass $38.00 (2 adult & 2 junior passes); SHE Rides Night; 1/2 price after 5:00pm on Friday night ONLY.

WEB ADDRESShttp://www.vancouvermotorcycleshow.ca

vancouver motorcycle show

image courtesy of Laura Ballance Media Group Inc.

Ride Safe mugs are now available

by Editor on 11/28/14

The Ride Safe Mugs: 

"May all your rides be safe & scenic, Filled with blue skies
& winding roads"

Express yourself with our premium-sized ceramic coffee mug. With its large easy-to-grip handle, steady base, and hefty 15 oz. capacity, this mug allows for comfortable sipping and slosh-free use, at home or at the office. Dishwasher & microwave safe, it's easy to clean and for reheating.

  • High-Fired Ceramic
  • Microwave & dishwasher safe
  • Holds 15 oz.
  • Dimensions: 4.5" tall, 3.25" diameter

price: $16.99 USD
price: $22.00 CDN

Ride Safe Mugs

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