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White Rock Pier

by Editor on 11/20/15

It was a chilly day for a ride yesterday, but I think this picture was worth it : )

cat tails

Streaming motorcycle riding in Canada via Meerkat

by Editor on 11/14/15

streaming motorcycle riding on meerkat

What the heck is Meerkat?

Start quote: "Meerkat is a mobile app that enables users to broadcast live video streaming through their mobile device. Once signed up, Meerkat users have the option of connecting their Facebook and Twitter accounts, and stream directly to their followers as soon as they go live. The app is available for both iOS and Android." End quote (Source Wiki)

VRIDETV will be streaming unedited motorcycle riding videos from all across Canada via Meerkat.

Here's how we're going to do it:

We have hundreds of hours of video footage on file enabling us to play it on a big screen TV, then capture that footage on Meerkat from an iPhone that is mounted onto a tripod. The footage you'll be watching is actually archived but it's streamed live on Meerkat.

How to see it:

Click here and follow VRIDETV on Twitter or Facebook

it's that easy : )

Having it actually streaming live while we are riding would only be possible as long as we had cell phone reception...

75% of the time we are in cell phone dead spots.

Friday the 13th

by Editor on 11/13/15

Vrod on Fire. friday 13th

We took this picture using a 2002 Harley-Davidson model from the Franklin Mint, placed it on a glass pedestal cake plate, then put in front of our fireplace... Behind the scenes.

Remembrance Day

by Editor on 11/11/15

Canadian national war memorial

VRIDETV sticker stash mania... TEN in one day!

by Editor on 11/05/15

Sticker stash mania

VRIDETV Sticker Stash mania was in full swing on Tuesday, we set a lofty goal of finding ten stash spots in one day.
(I should have thought of this in the Summer) 

We made twelve videos on our iPhone and posted them to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Here's the links to the videos:

1) Diane doing her best "Valley Girl" impression

2) Cellphone wallet from inReach Canada at Tourism Chilliwack

3) Harley-Davidson keychain from Trev Deeley Motorcycles at the Ruby Creek Art Gallery

6) Igor Pug Dog sticker at the Blue Moose Coffee House

8) Harley-Davidson bottle opener from Kamloops Harley Davidson at the Othello Road exit

10) Progressive Suspension sticker on the Vancouver sign at the Laidlaw exit


by Editor on 10/31/15

headless motorcycle rider

Happy Halloween everyone, thanks for watching VRIDETV : )

Got a caption for this picture? 

Click on comments to post.

Harley Davidson Vrod Trailer

by Editor on 10/26/15

harley davidson vrod trailer


by Editor on 10/22/15

can am spider with mustang seat

We like the way Can-Am thinks! They say that when you ride a Spyder the destination becomes the ride itself; a one-of-kind experience in open-air riding. Mustang Seats couldn't agree more. In fact, we would like to enhance this riding experience with a new seat made specifically for the Spyder RT touring model.  

Add to your Spyder's comfort and character with Mustang's touring seat for the RT, suggests Mustang's business development director, Marilyn Simmons. The new seat’s detailed gun metal stitching and carbon fiber vinyl accents enhance the Spyder's striking design, while retaining all the positive features of the stock seat. Looking good is only part of the overall experience, though, she says. Since form follows function, it is what is inside the striking seat cover that counts.

can am Spyder and mustang seats 

Our marine-grade baseplate and proprietary foam are carefully contoured to support both rider and passenger in the optimal cruising angle for all-day riding, she explains. The 16.5 seat width (passenger width: 17.5) is based on Mustang's 35-years of expertise in designing touring saddles. You could say we have learned a little something from our 'seat of the pants' experience, quips Simmons. 

Complete the custom look and enhance comfort with matching backrests. The fully-adjustable driver backrest features an 11 wide pad that tapers to 7 at the base. This provides solid back support for the longest rides, says Simmons. Since touring is more fun two-up, make sure to get Mustang's trunk-mounted passenger backrest for the Spyder RT.

The destination may be the ride, but the overall experience is even better when the pilot and the passenger are comfortable! Discover the Mustang difference and enhance your riding comfort!

 One-piece Touring Seat for Can-Am Spyder RT 2010-2015  Part #76196

Trunk-mounted Passenger Backrest for Can-Am Spyder RT 2010-2015  Part #76197

Driver Backrest for Can-Am Spyder RT 2010-2015  Part #79052

Hells Gate Tunnel sticker stash

by Editor on 10/16/15

hells gate tunnel

VRIDETV #StickerStash happened at the Hells Gate Tunnel in the Fraser Canyon

There's a bonus sticker 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 : )

Vridetv sticker stashes will be taken place on some of our rides, you can track where we're riding here

Harley Davidson Demo Day at Trev Deeley Motorcycles

by Editor on 10/15/15

Hey Vancouver, mark your calendars for this Sunday Oct 18th for your chance to test ride a 2016 Harley-Davidson
during the Test Our Metal event at Trev Deeley Motorcycles 10am-3pm
1875 Boundary Road, Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3Y7

trev deeley motorcycles

Here's a direct link to this event on Facebook

The 2016 models have been released! Our demo fleet is coming! Be the first to taste freedom on the newest units. Join us, weather permitting, on October 18th from 10 AM to 3 PM. 

Potential demo riders MUST bring the following:

- Class 6 License
- D.O.T. Approved Helmet
- Motorcycle Boots
- Motorcycle Jacket

Motorcycle riding in the Fall

by Editor on 10/14/15

Got to love motorcycle riding in the Fall....
This pictures was taken at the Coldwater road exit off the Coquihalla highway in British Columbia, Canada.

motorcycle riding in the fall

Happy Thanksgiving Canada

by Editor on 10/11/15

Happy Thanksgiving

Enjoy your time with family & friends & thank you for watching & sharing Vridetv : )

motorcycle riding in Turkey

Kamloops Harley Davidson Test Our Metal Event

by Editor on 10/10/15

Mark your calendars for October 13th for the Test Our Metal event at Kamloops Harley Davidson

Test ride a 2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, we had an excellent time at last years event, here's the link to the video we shot

test our metal at kamloops harley davidson

Vancouver Toy Run after party at Trev Deeley Motorcycles

by Editor on 10/03/15

vancouver toy run

TOMORROW: Trev Deeley invites you to their annual After Party, post-Vancouver Toy Run, and Open House! This will also be the official introduction of the NEW 2016 models, so you won't want to miss it!

12:00pm - 2:00pm in PDT  1875 Boundary Road, Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3Y7

In appreciation for our customers and the anonymous volunteers taking part in the 2015 Vancouver Toy Run, we will be hosting great in-store specials.

The Burnaby Fire Fighters will also be onsite and BBQing up a storm, so stop on by for a hot dog, some popcorn and check out all the new and exciting things happening with Harley-Davidson! 

Return of Red's Garage Sale! Assorted take off parts and clearance items at swap meet pricing. This will be INSIDE the service area.

Ask A Tech! Technicians and Service Consultants on hand to discuss winter work projects.

We look forward to a great event, see you there! 

For more information on the 37th Annual Vancouver Motorcycle Toy Run, and how to participate or volunteer, visit the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau's website here:

Vrod vs Muscle

by Editor on 09/28/15

2003 Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary VRSCA V-Rod vs a 2014 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle...

Post a comment and tell us which is your favourite... 

I call it a draw, love them both!

Vrod vs muscle

First day of Fall and motorcycle riders

by Editor on 09/23/15

fall motorcycle riding

GeoCache for bikers

by Editor on 09/17/15

Several months ago we started VRIDETV sticker stashes where we find a scenic or interesting location and stash one of our Ride Safe stickers with a bonus item from one of our participating sponsors. Once a month we do a Super Stash where we grab one of everything in our swag bag and stash that somewhere. It's like GeoCache for motorcycle riders.

Well, it seems this concept has gone over very well with our viewers and followers in social media, so much in fact we are going to continue stashing.

We are posting videos of the sticker stash locations as they happen on instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr

vridetv instagram

You can also track our rides and sticker stash locations via GPS courtesy of inReach Canada on our Explorer. here's the link

Motorcycle tire backpack

by Editor on 09/15/15

Motorcycle tire backpack

Should I take the car to pick up a tire in Vancouver or....

Diane shot this pick when I returned home from Trev Deeley Motorcycles, our sponsor Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America sent me a spare tyre via Parts Canada. I used four Rok straps to secure it to my shoulders and back and awaaaaaaaaay I went, got a few funny looks on the freeway from people in cars, but I laughed to myself and thought, they don't get it..... 

Labour Day Long Weekend

by Editor on 09/05/15


Have a great Labour Day long weekend everyone, enjoy your time with family and friends.

New VRIDETV clothing

by Editor on 09/02/15

New Men's & Women's VRIDETV clothing is now available: 

T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Tanktops, hoodies and more.


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