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Escape Parked Motorcycle Syndrome

by Editor on 11/24/20

We know there's a lot of people out there that have had to park their bikes until Spring...

We asked the question: Would you like us to post some motorcycle riding videos 30 to 60 minutes long, with no editing, no music, just the sounds of the wind in your face and the motorcycle's engine and exhaust? The response was overwhelmingly YES : )

We've built an interactive map below using Google Maps. Click on a red marker and a video of that exact area opens up showing you exactly what it's like to ride that road.
To help everyone get through the winter, turn on a space heater and fan in front of your monitor, pick a destination, push play and you're virtually riding.... 

motorcycle riding videos

Vrod cam tensioner covers

by Editor on 11/14/20

When it comes to customizing a motorcycle I'm a firm believer that, "the Devil's in the details" it's the little things that make the over all presentation pop. Scott Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Motorsports has come through once again with this beautiful cam tensioner cover! 

vrod cam tensioner covers

Vrod on Fire

by Editor on 11/13/20

Happy Friday the 13th everyone, have a great day, ride safe & thanks for watching VRIDETV

vrod on fire

Remembrance Day Lest we Forget

by Editor on 11/11/20

Thank you to the brave men and women who fought for our freedom.

National War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 

Unveiled 21 May 1939. 

November 11th is Remembrance Day, "Lest we Forget"

national_war_memorial

VROD Rally t-shirts

by Editor on 11/07/20

My order of Midwest Thunder V-Rod Rally t-shirts arrived from Fitzgerald Motorsports yesterday! 

I would have loved to been able to attend these events but unfortunately I was unable to make it so a t-shirt souvenir will have to do. 

They still have some left, you can order yours at Fitzgerald Motorsports
Fitzgerald motorsports

Another cool old barn

by Editor on 11/06/20

We find the coolest barns in our travels, some are pristine, some are falling down but they all make a great backdrop for a photo shoot.


Carbon fiber VROD

VROD before and after

by Editor on 11/02/20

Our 2003 Harley Davidson 100th Anniversary VRSCA VROD has come a long way since we bought it.
Here's a before and after with all the changes and mods up to date. There will be more work invested into it over the upcoming winter and we'll be posting the progress updates here and in social media. 

more images, specs, parts list and video here http://www.vridetv.com/projectvrod2.html

VROD before and after

Biker riding with zombie head

by Editor on 10/30/20

Happy Halloween everyone, ride safe & thanks for watching VRIDETV


Photo op

by Editor on 10/28/20

There was absolutely no way that I could have ridden by and not stop for a picture! 

VROD

Interruption

by Editor on 10/26/20

Thursday a delivery truck accidentally tore down the lines off the telephone poles.... We were without internet, cable and phone till now.... we are back up & running, Thank you Shaw.

SHAW

Carbon fiber Vrod pig cow and chicken

by Editor on 10/22/20

We see a lot of things on our rides and some of them make us turn around and stop for a picture.

carbon fiber vrod pig cow chicken

Project VROD before and after

by Editor on 10/19/20

Our 2003 Harley Davidson 100th Anniversary VRSCA VROD has come a long way since we bought it.
Here's a before and after with all the changes and mods up to date. There will be more work invested into it over the upcoming winter and we'll be posting the progress updates here and our social media networks.


vrod before and after

Medicine Lake in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

by Editor on 10/16/20

Rounding the last corner as we rode alongside Medicine Lake in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada.
I pulled this still image from the video footage captured by our monopod cam.


Jasper national park

Thumb squeegee

by Editor on 10/10/20

No, I'm not doing the unicorn salute... LOL
I'm using the built in squeegee on the thumb of Rukka's Argosaurus glove to remove the fogs water droplets.

rukka glove thumb squeegee

Motorcycling in the fog

by Editor on 10/09/20

Well looks like it's that time of the year again, motorcycle riding in the fog... Many years ago when I rode a shovel head chopper wearing a leather jacket, jean vest,  jeans, chaps and a beanie for a helmet I was chilled to the bone.
I'm sure glad those days are long gone and now I get to wear the most technologically advanced motorcycle riding gear in the world made by Rukka Motorsports. It's been over three years now and both Diane and myself have thrown everything at this gear from the damp fog, sub zero temperatures to over 40 degrees celsius and it's performed flawlessly! 

motorcycle rider in fog 

Smoke or fog

by Editor on 10/07/20

Got out for a short ride yesterday on the backroads of Langley and found myself on this old dead end road, not sure if that's smoke or fog but I like the effect. 

vrod on old farm road

2003 Vrod front brake line pn: 44454-01C

by Editor on 10/06/20

For sale: 2003 Harley-Davidson VRSCA Vrod front brake line (part number: 44454-01C), this came off a bike with only 29,000 kilometres. 
Price $155USD plus shipping & paypal fees. If you're interested please click on the contact at the bottom of this page.

2003 vrod front brake line

Two Vrods

by Editor on 10/05/20

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to ride with a fellow Vrod owner & friend with his 2007 Screamin' Eagle Tribute VRSCX V-ROD. He's done some very nice upgrades: Screamin' Eagle 16 gauge double barrel muffler kit, Engine guards, backrest, luggage rack, windshield, Avon Tyres, auxiliary lights and swapped out the spoke front wheel for a solid front wheel that was machined to match the slotted rear wheel. 

VRODS

Hope British Columbia

by Editor on 10/04/20

We have ridden through Hope British Columbia countless times stopping for gas at the Chevron then heading towards our next stop. There have also been a number of time where Hope was the destination stopping in at the Tourism Centre to see Brian McKinney who has a wealth of knowledge about this great community. 

biker in Hope British Columbia


This barn has seen better days but it's still hanging in there

by Editor on 10/02/20

We find the coolest barns in our travels, some are pristine, some are falling down but they all make a great backdrop for a photo shoot. This barn has seen better days but it's still hanging in there...


VROD

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