I wrote this story for Ride Oklahoma Magazine in January 2009. Tommy Bolton, championship drag racer, race winning engine tuner, and hot-rod Hayabusa builder, recently ran across a 2006 Yamaha Stratoliner that was in need of some tender loving care. On a recent trip to Houston, Tommy spotted the shell of the Yamaha’s big v-twin […]
I originally wrote and photographed this story for Ride Oklahoma in 2008. ——————- In 1966, the Beatles song “We Can Work it Out” topped the charts, the Green Bay Packers beat the Cleveland Browns in the NFL Championship game, B-52’s first bombed Vietnam, and Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California. And 19 year old […]
In 2008 I had the opportunity to write and photograph one of the most moving stories I have ever covered. It involved 7 year old Kyle Bratcher. Kyle grew up watching his dad ride dirt bikes. As a toddler his heros were pro motocross racers Ricky Carmicael and Travis Pastrana. Kyle had posters in his […]
During the summer of 2010 I was asked to document an off-road ride from Canada to Mexico called the Continental Divide Ride. Put on by Rawhyde Adventures, along on this ride was Pieter de Waal, then head honcho of BMW Motorrad (motorcycles) North America – basically the big cheese of BMW motorcycles in North America. […]
A bit of close up detail on the Vaquero.