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VRIDETV Super Stash #3

by Editor on 05/24/15

vridetv super stash free swag


#VRIDETVStickerStash happened at the Campbell River Store at 176th Street and 8th Avenue, near the truck border crossing of Canada/USA border. It's underneath the base cover of the Canadian flag This is the 3rd Super Stash for Motorcycle Awareness month and this intersection is where my accident happened 17 years ago. (May 21st)

HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS OF THIS SUPER STASH 

 ZootFresh, LLC has added a charger so you'll be able to change your phone from your Motorcycle and a sticker.Mustang Seats added 2 stickers, a pen & pin. Kamloops Harley-Davidson has added a Harley-Davidson bottle opener & keychain Trev Deeley Motorcycles added a Harley Davidson Keychain & sticker. Ride Safe sticker & patch from us at Vridetv Canada. A cell phone wallet from inReach Canada. Stickers from: Progressive Suspension,Schuberth North AmericaAvon Motorcycle Tyres North America Ruby Creek Art GalleryIgor PugdogFusion Cine 

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

So if you're out for a ride stop by and see if it's still there,

if it is..... it's yours : )

Vridetv sticker stashes will be taken place on some of our rides, you can track where we're riding here http://www.vridetv.com/tracker.html


 

One Million Youtube video views

by Editor on 05/24/15

You did it : )

Thank you everyone for helping us reach one million video views on Youtube, you guys and gals are awesome!

Thank you for watching and sharing.

million youtube views

The HarleyDavidson Livewire Electric Motorcycle is AWESOME

by Editor on 05/22/15

The Harley Davidson Livewire is AWESOME

Unfortunately, this was as close as I got.... I didn't have enough range of motion in my left knee to get my foot on the peg....
I'm pretty bummed out that I had to decline such an incredible opportunity to test ride this spectacular machine. But, we did get a couple of interviews with the Project Livewire crew and they also allowed me to ride our Vrod camera bike with the guys from Trev Deeley Motorcycles as they took their test ride! We'll let you know when the video is ready.

Harley Davidson Livewire Electric Motorcycle

Bike Build at Kamloops HarleyDavidson

by Editor on 05/20/15

On May 12th Diane and I took a flight with Glacier Air abroad their Cessna 206 from Langley to Kamloops. The pilot Collette gave us the choice of flying above the Coquihalla Highway or the Fraser Canyon, we opted for the canyon and had a remarkable flight. The scenery was amazing and to see the road I've ridden so much from that perspective was exhilarating. Also on the fight were Askam a Glacier Air Tech and Collett's husband Miles who was kind enough to shoot video for us while Diane took stills and I operated the other video camera.

Upon arriving at Kamloops Airport we met with Ashley at Budget Car Rental who had a Ford Flex waiting for us. During our three day stay we really enjoyed the vehicle and appreciate Budget partnering with us on this trip.

Next stop was cheek in at the Accent Inns in Kamloops who had a very nice suite waiting for our early check in. It was a great place to call home for the next three nights.

Then we were off to Kamloops Harley-Davidson to meet with the project manager for their secret motorcycle build that we were there to film. We went over some of the details in preparation for the next days shoot and got to see the bike they had been working on. First thing I though when i saw it was, WOW, someone's dream is coming to reality and he or she is going to love what Kamloops Harley-Davidson has done. (ok I was a little envious too) After seeing the project bike we had some time before closing and had a chance to interview Rhonda the Marketing Manager as well as some footage of the interior. 

Now it was time to have dinner at our favourite place in Kamloops, The Noble Pig. The food there is phenomenal, as is the atmosphere and service. If you follow Vridetv on Instagram you saw the the pictures we posted and probably cursed me for making you taste buds tingle and your stomach rumble.

The hospitality of Tourism Kamloops during our stay in their beautiful city was second to none, their help in partnering us with these businesses is both appreciated and memorable. Thank you Monica, you're an incredible lady.

Ok, so now you're probably wondering more about this secret bike build and when do you get to see it, the short answer is soon. We have already transferred 20 hours from three video cameras onto a hard drive and editing starts tomorrow. When completed, the video will be the unveil, but I can tell you this… It's a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and the folks at Kamloops Harley-Davidson really knocked it out of the park with this one!

Diane took hundreds of pictures showcasing the dealership and behind the scenes footage of the video shoot, I've posted 70 of them here http://vridetv.com/bikebuild.html

Kamloops Harley Davidson

Schuberth C3PRO Motorcycle helmet with video camera

by Editor on 05/11/15

This Schuberth C3Pro helmet equipped with the SRC System from our sponsor Schuberth North America is brand new for 2015. I've laid out our logo to extenuate the graphics of the helmet, mounted our Sony HXR-MC1 professional High Definition video camera with a wide angle lens and 67 mm UV protector from our sponsor The Tiffen Company.

The C3PRO is the First High Speed Flip-Up Helmet with Internal Antenna.
Light, quiet, compact - these features have characterized the Schuberth C3 flip-up helmet for years. Now Schuberth is presenting a completely updated premium partner to the base model C3 - the C3 PRO. The C3 PRO features a molded rear spoiler developed in the Schuberth wind tunnel for minimizing buffeting at higher speed riding. The internal antenna and Bluetooth® receiver enhance the communication range up to ½ mile and FM radio reception for the Schuberth Rider Communication System. The refined inner lining offers a plush, comfortable fit. The new vent scoop boosts airflow through the helmet to over 2.5 gallons of air per second at 65 mph. With a wind tunnel tested sound rating of just 82 dB(A), the C3 PRO is the quietest Schuberth helmet ever.

Now it's time to go collect some bugs ; )

Schuberth C3PRO SRC and Action camera

Happy Mother's Day

by Editor on 05/10/15

Diane and I would like to say Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms of the world, and especially to ours....

Mother's Day

VRIDETV Super Stash at China Bar Tunnel

by Editor on 05/09/15

super stash

#VRIDETVstickerStash happened at the China Bar Tunnel in the Fraser Canyon This is the 2nd Super Stash for Motorcycle Awareness month. ZootFresh, LLC has added a charger so you'll be able to change your phone from your Motorcycle and a sticker. Mustang Seats added 2 stickers, a pen & pin. Trev Deeley Motorcycles added a Harley Davidson Keychain & sticker. Ride Safe sticker & patch from us at Vridetv Canada. A cell phone wallet from inReach Canada. Stickers from: Progressive Suspension,Schuberth North America, Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America Ruby Creek Art Gallery, Igor Pugdog, Fusion Cine 

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

So if you're out for a ride stop by and see if it's still there,

if it is..... it's yours : )

Vridetv sticker stashes will be taken place on some of our rides, you can track where we're riding here http://www.vridetv.com/tracker.html

MUSTANG GOES OLD SCHOOL FOR NEWEST SEAT ThrowBack Looks Back To 1980 For 2004-Up Sportster Seats

by Editor on 05/08/15

Mustang is celebrating their 35th anniversary of comfort and innovation by bringing back a look from yesteryear - or, at least, from 1980 when Mustang was founded. The NEW ThrowBack style seat fits all 2004-up Sportsters. The Sportster line has been in continuous production in one form or another since 1957, which makes it the perfect platform to bring back the ThrowBack-style seat with its characteristic sissy bar and distinctive top cover with buttons.

"This seat will make you nostalgic for fifty-cent burgers and dollar-a-gallon gasoline," says Mustang Seats Business Development Director Marilyn Simmons. "While we can't do anything about gas prices, we can bring back the classic styling of an earlier era." Don't let the look fool you, though. Mustang used all their 21st Century seat-building techniques to bring this old style forward into the present. Technological updates include Mustang's proprietary foam formula and durable steel-reinforced, marine-grade fiberglass baseplates.  

 "It is still what is on the inside that counts in terms of comfort, but this seat stands apart visually as well," adds Simmons. "The 10" wide driver area and 6.5" wide passenger seat feature the handcrafted look you’ve come to expect from Mustang, finished off with an intricate diamond-stitched pattern and covered buttons."

With a retro price tag of only $409 suggested retail, you can easily ride into the sunset and beyond on Mustang's ThrowBack for 2004-up Sportster models!

Mustang Seats Part #75126 One-piece ThrowBack 

In addition to the new ThrowBack for Sportsters, Mustang also offers replacement seats for virtually all late model Harley-Davidson motorcycles. How would you like a free seat for your bike or trike? Mustang's customer GIVEAWAYS program kicked-off during Bike Week in Daytona and the next winner will be announced at Laconia Bike Week. See the website for details on how to win the Mustang seat of your choice here: http://www.mustangseats.com/mustang/history-35thanniversary

images courtesy of Mustang Seats

mustang seats throwback

mustang seats throwback

mustang seats throwback

Harley Davidson Livewire test ride

by Editor on 05/05/15

When I first saw the Harley Davidson Livewire several months ago during the official press release I was blown away!

Last week I found out that I've been chosen to ride one....


"Trev Deeley Motorcycles is proud to have Jeff from Vridetv along with us for the Project Livewire experience. Jeff is a true rider through and through like ourselves and captures the essence of riding like no other.  Jeff's talent and experience coupled with our 98 years of motorcycle business should provide with some great shots."

Thank you Sean Wilkinson, Marketing and Promotions at Trev Deeley Motorcycles

Trev Deeley Motorcycle Livewire



May The 4th Be With You

by Editor on 05/04/15

To all the Star Wars fans of the world, "May The 4th Be With You"

May the 4th be with you

Vridetv Super Stash for Motorcycle Awareness Month

by Editor on 05/03/15

To celebrate Motorcycle Awareness Month we thought a #SuperStash was in order. We grabbed one of everything put it in a ziplock bag, jumped on the bike and went looking for a stash spot. It was a great day for a ride on Highway 3 and lunch a Manning Park. The Super Stash is taped under the picnic table.

What's in the Stash?
Trev Deeley Motorcycles: Harley-Davidson Keychain & Sticker
Avon Tyres Sticker
ZootFresh Sticker
Fusion Cine Sticker
Igor Pug Dog Sticker

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


So if you're out for a ride stop by and see if it's still there,
if it is..... it's yours : )

Vridetv sticker stashes will be taken place on some of our rides, you can track where we're riding here http://www.vridetv.com/tracker.html

Super Stash

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

by Editor on 05/01/15

May is Motorcycle Awareness month.....

This campaign really hits home with me,
On May 21 st, 1998. I was riding to work on my 1995 Harley Davidson ultra-glide classic. I was heading down 176th street when a tow-truck turned left in front of me with-out looking. I collided with the tow truck hitting the passenger side of it. All I remember are a few seconds... read more

May is Motorcycle Awareness month.

Vridetv's April Newsletter

by Editor on 04/30/15

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/bk0kRX

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

click image for direct access to newsletter

april newsletter

Harley Davidson Street Battle

by Editor on 04/27/15

hd street

A HEAD-TO HEAD COMPETITION TO BUILD THE ULTIMATE HARLEY-DAVIDSON STREET MOTORCYCLE

Harley Davidson dealers from all across the country are going head to head to build the ultimate Street 750,
YOU get to decide who wins by voting. I have gone to https://www.hdstreetbattle.com upon arriving I was looking for the bikes, then realized I had to enter to win. 

WIN AN H-D STREET 750 MOTORCYCLE One lucky winner will receive a Harley-Davidson Street 750 motorcycle and a $2500 credit towards customization at their local Retailer.

Once I did that it allowed me to see all the bikes... WOW there are some very cool bikes that have been built!

So, now comes my dilemma.....

Two of my sponsors, Trev Deeley Motorcycles and Kamloops Harley-Davidson have both built awesome bikes and I'm going to ask our viewers to vote on our behalf.

tdmc build
click the above image to got to Trev Deeley Motorcycles Facebook page for full size images.

khd build
click the above image to got to Kamloops Harley Davidson's Facebook page for full size images.

Phone chargers for motorcycles

by Editor on 04/25/15

Charge your phone from your motorcycle!

 chargers now available at Vridetv, here's the link with all the info and video. click here

zootfresh usb charger

Bridal Falls Sticker Stash

by Editor on 04/24/15

I've ridden past this big yellow duck many times & it always makes me smile, so it seemed like an appropriate place for a Sticker Stash.

There's a bonus stash from Progressive Suspension

So if you're out for a ride stop by and see if it's still there,
if it is..... it's yours : )

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

Vridetv sticker stashes will be taken place on some of our rides, you can track where we're riding here http://www.vridetv.com/tracker.html

Big yellow duck at bridal falls

Harley Davidson Demo Day at Trev Deeley Motorcycles

by Editor on 04/22/15

Mark your calendars for April 26th, Trev Deeley Motorcycles is the place to be to test ride a 2015 Harley-Davidson!

Starts at 10am - 3pm, location 1875 Boundary Road, Vancouver, British Columbia.

click image for a direct link to this event on TDMC's Facebook page.

Trev Deeley

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

Harley Davidson Vrod 150,000 kms and Sticker Stash mania

by Editor on 04/21/15

Our Harley Davidson Vrod camera bike's odometer hit 150,000 kms yesterday!
This is hands down the best motorcycle I've owned in over 40 years of riding, it looks and rides like it has only 15,000kms. The paint and chrome process that Harley Davidson has definitely stands the test of time, and the Revolution motor is both a powerhouse and incredibly reliable.

Here's where it happened, on Yale road just before Evans road in Chilliwack. To mark this occasion I stashed one of our 

"May all your rides be safe & scenic, Filled with blue skies & winding roads" Patches and stickers on the telephone pole

So if you're out for a ride stop by and see if it's still there,
if it is..... it's yours : )

vrod 150,000 kms

To celebrate this milestone I went on a Sticker Stash ride in the Fraser Canyon. 

Three Sticker Stashed happened in Hope BC

At the Rambo sign in front of Tourism Hope

With a bonus stash from Progressive Suspension

So if you're out for a ride stop by and see if it's still there,
if it is..... it's yours : )

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

Vridetv sticker stashes will be taken place on some of our rides, you can track where we're riding here http://www.vridetv.com/tracker.html

Rambo

At the Rambo sign in front of Tourism Hope

At this bear carving right across from the Blue Moose

With a bonus stash from ZootFresh

So if you're out for a ride stop by and see if it's still there,
if it is..... it's yours : )

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

Vridetv sticker stashes will be taken place on some of our rides, you can track where we're riding here http://www.vridetv.com/tracker.html

Bear carving

The third stash in was at Harry the Sasquatch right in front of Treehouse Heath foods
With a bonus stash pen and sticker from Fusion Cine

So if you're out for a ride stop by and see if it's still there,
if it is..... it's yours : )

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

Vridetv sticker stashes will be taken place on some of our rides, you can track where we're riding here http://www.vridetv.com/tracker.html

Sasquatch in hope BC

The next sticker stash happened at the Yale Tunnel with a bonus stash from Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America 

So if you're out for a ride stop by and see if it's still there,
if it is..... it's yours : )

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

Vridetv sticker stashes will be taken place on some of our rides, you can track where we're riding here http://www.vridetv.com/tracker.html

yale tunnel

The next stashed happened at the Alexandra Bridge with a bonus stash from the Ruby Creek Art Gallery 

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


So if you're out for a ride stop by and see if it's still there,
if it is..... it's yours : )

Vridetv sticker stashes will be taken place on some of our rides, you can track where we're riding here http://www.vridetv.com/tracker.html

Alexandra bridge

The final Sticker Stash was at the Hells Gate Airtram with a bonus stash of a Harley Davidson keychain from

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


So if you're out for a ride stop by and see if it's still there,
if it is..... it's yours : )

Vridetv sticker stashes will be taken place on some of our rides, you can track where we're riding here http://www.vridetv.com/tracker.html

Hells gate airtram

Vridetv Sticker Stash at YXX

by Editor on 04/17/15

Today's Sticker Stash happened at Abbotsford International Airport with a bonus stash from our sponsor ZootFresh

So if you're out for a ride stop by and see if it's still there,
if it is..... it's yours : )

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

Vridetv sticker stashes will be taken place on some of our rides, you can track where we're riding here http://www.vridetv.com/tracker.html

Abbotsford international airport

Motorcycle Rides in the Kamloops area

by Editor on 04/17/15

Make Kamloops your home-base while exploring all that the area has to offer. Take in the incredible wilderness of Wells Gray Provincial Park, immerse yourself in the Gold Rush history of the area, and view the wide-open vistas of ranch country. Whatever the route, visitors will return to Kamloops with memories of the day's driving tour.

#ExploreKamloops

Kamloops Motorcycle tours VRIDETVcom

I've spent a lot of time in the Kamloops area and know these routes well, I highly recommend planning your next ride there. 

If you need to rent a motorcycle when in Kamloops, go see EagleRider Rentals at Kamloops Harley-Davidson

Eaglerider Kamloops


Kamloops Harley Davidson

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