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Almost Ruined My Camera For This Shot Almost Ruined My Camera For This Shot

So, I was going to shoot a nighttime endurance race yesterday, and was shooting some of the HPDE guys that were running before the big boys. There was a light rain, but my Canon is weather sealed, with a sealed lens. No issues.

I Photographed a Lot of Cars This Year, Here's My Favorites I Photographed a Lot of Cars This Year, Here's My Favorites

So yeah, this year I got to spend some time with way nicer cars than I have any right to be driving. Somehow people continue to trust me.

Not Your Typical Trackday Not Your Typical Trackday

This was a weird way to spend a Friday night.

What's a Supermoto? What's a Supermoto?

SV650 is still the best motorcycle ever.

Red, White, and Blue Red, White, and Blue

I like my job.

This Car Injured My Groin This Car Injured My Groin

Not in that way.

Why The Cult Of The Honda Grom Makes So Much Sense Why The Cult Of The Honda Grom Makes So Much Sense

Motorcycles are kind of an odd religion in and of themselves. But as with any group, you periodically get confusing subsects, like the Marcionites (early Christians who urged celibacy even among married couples; I wonder why that didn’t catch on) or Honda Grom riders.

I drove an Alfa Romeo 4C. It was neat. I drove an Alfa Romeo 4C. It was neat.

It made lots of silly noises.

I went off-roading in a Mercedes 4x4 van I went off-roading in a Mercedes 4x4 van

I can’t release the finished images yet, but here’s a teaser. 4x4 Mercedes Sprinter. Fucking majestic.

Audi R8 V10 at NAIAS Audi R8 V10 at NAIAS

Bit late in posting more Detroit photos, but hnnng....

The Suzuki SV650 Is The Answer To Everything On Two Wheels The Suzuki SV650 Is The Answer To Everything On Two Wheels

Choosing the right motorcycle is more of an emotional decision than a logical one. With cars, most of us would love to buy with our hearts instead of our spreadsheets, but concessions have to be made. You might need to carry passengers, to tow and haul, to get good fuel economy, or any other reason why you can’t…

This Portable Scooter Was Cooler Than Any Car At The Detroit Auto Show This Portable Scooter Was Cooler Than Any Car At The Detroit Auto Show

At the Detroit Auto Show this month, there were a lot of interesting vehicles, and even more uninteresting ones. But my favorite machine there wasn’t even a car. As we kept running all over the Cobo Center, I kept occasionally seeing these little Urb-E electric bikes zipping around. I was intrigued for two main…

2016 Got Weird 2016 Got Weird

Highlights: A race team flying me to cover their escapades at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado

Glamour Shot of My Mom's Prius. Just Because Glamour Shot of My Mom's Prius. Just Because

But at least it’s a wagon. Does that get Oppo points? No? Alright, I’ll see myself out.

How To Start Riding Motorcycles For Real After You Do The MSF Course How To Start Riding Motorcycles For Real After You Do The MSF Course

So you’ve passed the MSF course, took the state written test, and got your motorcycle license. Congratulations! You’ve now picked out your shiny new (or, more likely, dingy used) bike and are ready to tackle the open road. You are a well trained, highly proficient rider. Except you’re not. As we discussed before, the…

I made a thing I made a thing

Yes, that’s a Hyundai Genesis with a Christmas tree on the roof.

The Total Idiot's Guide To Doing Basic Motorcycle Repairs  The Total Idiot's Guide To Doing Basic Motorcycle Repairs 

I’ll be honest: I’m a terrible mechanic. I’ve got a scar on my forearm from the last time I changed the brakes on my Mini. Any repair work I’ve ever done has been a financial decision, not a leisure one. But! Even someone like me, who has the dexterity of a drunken penguin, can do basic motorcycle maintenance.

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