Yup, you read the headline right. "Motorcycle Fishing," but please notice the question mark. For some time now I've wanted to know if it was possible to load up everything I'd need to go fishing, head to a lake or river a motorcycle, and catch some fish. My thinking is the challenge of packing a pole and all the needed bits (along with a chair, food, drinks, etc.) would be interesting and definitely video worthy. Looks like it's going to happen. I've got a friend who owns a
Big day. Spent some time at TOTW Intergalactic HQ today. It was hot, but not scorching hot, thank goodness. Met up with Spencer, a subscriber and Patreon supporter to give him a tour of the sweat lodge and two-wheeled stable, along with the world famous Tripp On Two Wheels livestream broadcast studio. When the weather cools down a bit, Spencer may lend a hand holding a camera for a video or two or assist with a little wrenching on upcoming projects. Following, we made our wa
At last. All of the bugs (I hope) have finally been worked out of the TrippOnTwoWheels.com website! Everything is in place and seems to be working fine. Please let me know in the comment section below if you find something amiss or any typos lurking about. The big news of the day is that yesterday (I guess that makes it yesterday's news) the Patreon page was finally completed and activated. Much to my amazement we already have five Patreon members of the channel. To those of
Before Mr. Covid came to town I had accumulated a few duds for Mr. Fat Bob (thank you Mr. eBay). The first of which is an HD swing arm bag because I need more "luggage" capacity than my windshield bag provides, and I'm too cheap to score some saddlebags for the old fellow. The second is an HD sissybar/backrest/luggage rack I picked up to do some occasional two-up riding, and the luggage rack could of course provide additional luggage space. As I don't plan on much long-dista
Swimming in the deep end the first time evokes both bravery and fear in any kid. My first YouTube livestreaming attempt last night did the same. It started out a bit rocky. Really rocky. I had the stream scheduled for 7:30PM and thought I knew what I was doing after consulting with a fellow YouTuber, watching a few videos and even reading up (do people still read?) on the subject. Problem was I had learned how to initiate ad-hoc, or immediate livestreams, not pre-scheduled on
Like it or hate it, Facebook has probably done more to promote motorcycling, at least organized motorcycling, than any other entity I can imagine. Whether you own a moped, mini-bike, cafe' racer or bagger, and no matter the brand, you can find a social group, a technical advice group and a parts for sale/trade group based on it. There's nary a question that can't be answered, a part that can't be found on a Facebook group. Looking to make friends who own your same two-wheele
For some reason Piaggio products (Vespa/Aprilia/Piaggio) come from the factory with a coolant that is known to break down into a corrosive within 4-5 years. Left to its own devices, this aging elixir will corrode the drain plug (which aren't sold separately) and do very bad things to your two-wheeler. So, it's time to change the coolant in the both the BV350 and the GTS300. I've got everything I need for both bikes except water-pump o-rings which I'll need to order from eithe
Whenever I spend time at Cowboy's Alamo City Harley Davidson it's good time spent, and yesterday was no exception. Got to chew the fat with my friends Nigel, Steve, Miles, Hank and Callen, I saw some amazingly beautiful bikes, and learned a thing or two (which you really can't help). Nigel Ruiz had lined up three identical 114 Milwaukee 8 equipped Harley Heritage Classics, all sporting different exhausts, and I was there to do exhaust comparison videos - a match made in Heave
Spent a little time fine tuning plans for my Kansas trip. Not sure yet when I'll be leaving (within the month for sure), but I've got a loose agenda worked out. The entire trip should last nine to ten days. I plan on leaving San Antonio and being on the road three days en route to Wichita, KS with probably overnights in Stephenville, TX and Chickasha, OK. Will then spend two days in Wichita, visiting a couple dealerships and a few attractions. Then a day to Tulsa with a two
Heading to my local Harley Davidson dealership in a few minutes where hopefully I'll get a couple exhaust comparison videos shot. I've also come up with a couple ideas for videos that feature interviews with some of the dealership's top salesmen. Going to try to sit with 3 or 4 guys and grill 'em good. :) Any suggestions for questions you'd like asked? Weighed in this morning and I'm still 32 lbs. down and stuck at 212. Gotta kick it into high gear. That's all for now. Be
Spending a bit of time taking stock on what I need to get and/or get accomplished before I head off to parts unknown on my potential 8-day road trip. Here's the plan so far: Looks like I'm headed to Wichita, KS 2-3 days up (200 miles per day), 2 days there, 2-3 days back. May route myself back through Tulsa as there's no sense seeing (and videoing) the same scenery twice. Ride a route west of I-35 up, and an eastern route back (will be avoiding interstates the entire way as I
Often when people see my picture for the first time, they'll say: "You've got a beard. You're a biker, of course you have a beard." Well, I'm not sure how much of a "biker" I am, more of a motorcyclist if you ask me, but I digress. The beard has nothing to do with motorcycles or being a biker at all. I'm a Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts. Some years ago, the meeting before Thanksgiving, some of the boys suggested I grow a beard. I replied, "Let's put it up for a vote!" As luck
I'm a big train fan. Particularly passenger trains. I've taken a number of long-distance trips on Amtrak over the years and really love this sort of travel. Living not far from a busy train track, if I'm lucky I get to see two Amtrak trains go by each day. Normally the train headed east each morning has ten cars: Two locomotives, a baggage car, two sleeper cars, a dining car, a lounge car, and three coach cars. This morning the train only had seven. One less sleeper, one le
A truck driver stopped at a roadside diner for lunch and ordered a cheeseburger, coffee and a slice of apple pie. As he was about to eat, three bikers walked in. One grabbed the trucker's cheeseburger and took a huge bite from it. The second one drank the trucker's coffee, and the third wolfed down his apple pie. The truck driver didn't say a word as he paid the waitress and left.
As the waitress walked up, one of the motorcyclists growled, "He ain't much of a man, is he?"
Last night I had an idea. Actually, it was my friend Sam who had the idea. Hit the road. When the going gets tough, "punt" I always would say in jest. However, this time it's 99.44% jest free. I think I'm going to do it. Only problem is I've got a number of things to do to prepare, and a seat to be repacked by Corbin which could take 3-4 weeks. The tentative plan is to take 2-3 days to ride to Wichita, KS, stay a couple days touring some aircraft factories and facilities and
"Mods" is a word than conjures up visions of in-depth and expensive alterations to one's bike. However, mods can be simple add-ons or carry-withs that can be quite inexpensive, yet make a major impact on your riding experience. Five of my favorites (in no particular order) are: 1) Motorcycle Cruise Assist by Crampbuster - A small, durable plastic paddle that clips to your throttle hand grip. Instead of having to exert constant tension (muscle exertion) on the throttle, the Cr
I own both water and air-cooled bikes. Both have their ups and downs and before I go spouting off on them, I'd love to hear your take. Please take a moment to find the little button in the upper right-hand corner of this page, register, and leave me your thoughts. Thanks.
Road position. For those of you who understand this term, good on ya. For those who don't, it simply refers to which third of the road lane you are riding in. Typically, a lane is divided into three smaller lanes (or positions): 1) The first or left position (the left third of the lane), 2) The second or middle position (the middle third of the lane), and 3) The third or right position (the right third of the lane). Over the years I've heard many opinions on road position
A woman, cranky because her husband was late coming home again, decided to leave him a note which said: "I've had enough and have left you... don't bother coming after me" Then she hid under the bed to see his reaction. After a short while the husband came home and she could hear him in the kitchen before he entered the bedroom. She could see him walk toward the dresser and pick up the note... After a few minutes he wrote something on it before picking up the phone and callin
I've often been the odd one out, but that's nothing new - particularly to those who know me in the flesh. I've never been one to follow the herd, never felt weird doing my own thing, and never thought twice about airing my opinions even if they're 180-degrees from the norm. I don't try to be different. I don't purposely try to think or act contrarian. I just do what I do, and the chips tend to fall where they may. Lately, I've realized this also applies with my attitude towa