Sunday, April 28, 2013

Tank Moto: New Motorcycle Mag Coming From Geoff of "Return of the Cafe Racers" Blog

Tank Moto Announcement
Geoff of the Return of the Cafe Racers blog --- on of our favorites --- is teaming up with Fuel Magazine to bring Tank Moto, a new, independent motorcycle mag to the marketplace in late May.

Love the Norton... the choice of this bike for the publicity pic tells me I'm gonna like the mag. Looking forward to it.

Vincent "Blue Bike" For Sale

Elegant Vincent Blue Bike
Marty Dickerson's legendary Vincent "Blue Bike" is up for sale. See it at

See more on the history of Vincent, Marty Dickerson, and the Blue Bike here at The Vintagent.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Burly Brand 883 Sportster Cafe Racer

Burly Brand Sportster Cafe Racer
Bryan Harley has a write-up at the Motorcycle-USA site about this new custom Sporty cafe racer built by David Zelma at Burly Brand. Check it out.

The classic cafe racer style seat you see on this Sporty is a Burly Brand product.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Shawn Achor: The Science of Happiness, Three-Part Series

A followup here to Thursday's post about Harvard lecturer Shawn Achor's TEDx talk about positive psychology and the "science of happiness." Here is a link to a more extensive, detailed talk of his on YouTube. It's in three parts, I've embedded the first part below.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Shawn Achor: The Science of Happiness and the Happiness Advantage

It's commonplace to think that if we can become successful, then we will be happy. Harvard lecturer and "positive psychology" researcher Shawn Achor says we have that backwards, that it's far more accurate to say that happiness precedes success.

The psychology of happiness is Shawn Achor's research specialty. Achor says that recent psychological and neurological research shows that our performance is measurably better at our work or other pursuits when we are happy than when we are even neutral, that we are more intelligent and we are more creative. And the good news is, we can in a matter of weeks retrain our brains to make ourselves happier and, consequently, more productive.

Achor lectures on the subject of positive psychology at Harvard, where his class on the topic is said to be the most popular offering on campus.

I highly recommend his TEDx talk which I have embedded here.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Latus Motors Gary Nixon Triumph Tribute Bike, Daytona 2012

Well, this is news from last year, I admit, but I just saw the Latus Motors (Gladstone, OR) Gary Nixon Triumph 675 roadracer tribute bike in the new edition of Cycle World magazine. Bike and rider Jason DiSalvo sported Nixon's old AMA plate number, 9, for the 2012 Daytona 200... DiSalvo's assigned AMA plate number is 40, but he was allowed to use plate number 9 for just this race, the season opener.

DiSalvo had a thrilling finish, making up a deficit of 26seconds over the course of 25 laps to take second place a bike length behind Joey Pascarella on the Project 1 Atlanta Yamaha R6. See the finish and hear DiSalvo reminisce about the race in the video embedded below.

DiSalvo was the winner of the 2011 Daytona 200 --- go here to see the video of the incredible, crazy finish of that race. Awesome.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Rockers vs. Mods, Cafe Racers vs. Italian Scooters

RVM 2013 Poster
The "Rockers vs. Mods" festival of bikes, scooters, and music is this coming weekend in Dallas, TX.

A tricked-out 1975 Yamaha RD350 cafe racer, built by Dylan Kilmer of Bellingham, WA, will be raffled off to benefit the Hunger Busters charity. Follow the link to the Yamaha to see and hear it in online video... we'd post it here for you, but it's unavailable for embedding. We've uploaded a still shot below.

Want that RD350 but can't make it to Dallas? You don't have to be present to have a shot at it... You can still buy a ticket online here for $10, so go for it and benefit Hunger Busters!

Hunger Busters offers after-school meals programs that feed hungry kids from underprivileged families. You can find out more about their programs here.

Super Trick RD350 Cafe Racer

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