Tellason Stories: Meet Todd Blubaugh

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In a very clever marketing campaign, Tellason Denim reached out to some of their wearers to get a look inside their daily lives and show the versatility of their denim. The first Tellason Story is about Todd Blubaugh, a photographer and vintage bike builder. What a creative way to build brand legitimacy.  Rather than pushing their products on you, they let legitimate 'dudes' like Todd, tell the story for them.  Well done Tellason!
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Kott Motorcycles seen at British Customs & Cafe Racer Magazine Bike Show

British Customs & Cafe Racer Magazine Bike Show

Bikes, tacos and beers - we're in!

British Customs pulled together a great event earlier this month, hopefully the first of many.  There was a handful of cool vendors/builders like Lossa Engineering, Kott Motorcycles, The Speed Merchant, Iron and Resin and BA Moto that all had a few bikes on hand.  There was a solid taco truck, cool tunes playing, and free PBR! I don't know about you, but that's a pretty good combo for a 2-wheeled good time if you ask me.

Here are some photos from the event of cool builds that caught our eye. Enjoy!

British Customs Triumph cafe racers
British Customs & Cafe Racer Magazine Bike Show
British Customs & Cafe Racer Magazine Bike Show photos


2013 Thruxton Cup Starts Today!

Race 1 of the 2013 Thruxton Cup starts today at NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, LA.  After seeing the races at Barber Motorsports last year, I'm hooked!  It's tons of fun.  The racers and whole crew are totally supportive and just out there for a competitive, but good ol' time on two wheels.  Check out the video below to see what its all about.

Triumph Tiger 1050 vs. Triumph Scrambler

Triumph Tiger 1050 vs. Triumph Scrambler -
Which would you take?

What would happen if you took a Triumph Tiger 1050 and matched it up against a Triumph Scrambler in the dirt? Horsepower vs. weight and retro styling. Throw Professional Street Freestylers Nick "Apex" Brocha and Ernie Vigil in the mix and you have all the tools needed to get your answer. Which would you take?

Though it's not much of a comparison, it's still fun to see Nick 'Apex' Brocha and Ernie Vigil tearing around the desert on some Triumphs. Enjoy!

Daily Inspiration :: CRD's Triumph Scrambler

I've been struggling to decide on keeping the Bullitt OG a cafe racer or to convert in into more of an urban styled tracker/scrambler.  I'm due for new tires and was drooling over the Avon Distanzias.  When I saw Cafe Racer Dream's newly completed Triumph it just made the decision harder. 

What do you think out there, cafe or scrambler?

New Ducati Hypermotard - License to Thrill :: Video

Nicky Hayden takes on the role of James Bond and introduces us to the new Ducati Hypermotard.  The bike looks like tons of fun on the track and in the streets.  Can't wait to throw a leg over one and take it for a run myself!  Video below.  Are you looking forward to riding one?

2013 Triumph Bonneville SE

Triumph recently released its special edition Bonneville and it's definitely not the worst SE ever.  The new Bonnie differentiates itself from the pack with a Thruxton headlight bracket and turn signals, with the most obvious changes being the "cranberry" red frame, fenders and a thick racing stripe running down the bike.  A matte-black tank, blacked out engine cases, skid plate and a black passenger grab rail complete the look.  The bike comes with Triumph’s standard 865cc parallel-twin and should be in dealers in early May, starting at $7999.

‘Take None Give None’ – The Chosen Few Motorcycle Club

I recently stumbled on a trailer for an upcoming film on ‘The Chosen Few’ Motorcycle club that looks really interesting. The club is one of the original Black Outlaw Biker gangs, thought they we're exclusively black.  Founded in 1959, these guys keep the name alive to this day, still doing as they please on the back of some heavyweight motorcycles. SY describes, “Take None Give None evolved from a long-term relationship between the photographer Gusmano Cesaretti and the Chosen Few Motorcycle Club. In 2010, he teamed up with photographer Kurt Mangum, and a team of talented professional cinematographers to capture in light, motion and sound what it feels like to ride with the oldest integrated outlaw motorcycle club in the United States.

Still very much alive and kicking, tensions amongst today’s group members and the LAPD sit alongside stories of camaraderie, the early days and plentiful good times if the photographs are anything to go by. Head over to The Selvedge Yard for more, including some amazing images and visit the Take None Give None website.

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