We have a limited supply on hand of our sixth annual local photography book, and it's slightly different from previous years (we're removing the bigger corporate type events and concentrating on the grassroots homegrown... now who would have seen that coming?)
100 pages, full color gloss perfect bound, 100% ad freeeeeee.... because (like I've said a couple hundred times before) ads suck. Nothing else, they suck. "But that's the name of the game." Well, good luck with that, these aren't like the others. I completely understand you might need to supplement declining sales with more and more advertisements within your pages, but eventually, everything becomes marginalized (like most major motorcycle events these days) and then it's just a copy of a copy of a copy... like most major motorcycle events these day. Wait. Did I just say that?
This is a limited release and my stock on hand will not last. Quick on the draw or miss the BBQ and get stuck with the 'slaw... Early release includes free shipping U.S., free shop rag, patch, button, and various stickers. (don't fret, there'll be more coming next month if you miss this early release).
Just a few more tacos from the One Year Anniversary party of Taco Moto Tuesday! Thanks for everyone who came out, near or far, and braved the near-sub-almost-fridged temperatures of the Southern California coast line... It should be t-shirt weather again in another few days so don't fret if you missed #TacoMotoTuesday this week, we'll be doing it all year long! Cheers.
Just a few pictures from this weeks Taco Moto Tuesday, which incidentally is the One Year Anniversary of TACO MOTO TUESDAY (at least as first hash tagged as a "thing" on instagram so deal with it, we know people have been eating tacos every day of the week for a long time and riding bikes just as often, but for the sake of sakes...) Started as a weekly dinner meet and ride by Kultofspeed and xwalkerx, it quickly grew into a mid-week opportunity to get out and ride for some of us (most of us) who are unfortunate enough to have to work on the weekends and probably miss more of the Saturday rides than the average "Nine to Fivers." Plus who doesn't need another excuse to drink mid-week? ...kidding
Yesterday there was a blog release (blogs, remember them? That's where we blog dead horses) regarding Harley Davidson's future financial plans (more accurately how to "stop the skid" marks in their ever failing elastic band underwear)
Here's some highlights of the plan from Harley Davidson;
WHAT HARLEY PLANS TO DO ABOUT ITS SLOW-MOTION IDENTITY CRISIS
by: Admin (aka Anonymous) (reposted from a blog that doesn't matter from another blog)
...earning were low again this year... blah blah blah... (everyone knows this already, we don't care, we won't care, we forgot how to care...)
...Harley-Davidson executives said yesterday the company plans to stop the skid(marks) by investing more money into â€” you guessed it â€” marketing efforts (read: a whole lotta trips out to So Cal for the vibrant active young "movements" going on there, a virtual CUM DUMP). Three of the four strategies outlined in the company news release on earnings (and the subsequent investor call) center around marketing: â€œincreasing product and brand awarenessâ€ sponsorship of anything involving new uneducated impressionable malleable riders is at the top of the list. (Which begs the question: is there anyone who isnâ€™t aware of Harley-Davidson?) (that's a very stupid question... ever been to Coachella?) â€œAccelerating the cadence and impact of new productsâ€ comes in at number four.
The NEW Harley Street 750cc
And this is where my personal narrative comes in. As a relatively new rider (never would have guessed it), one who lives in suburban southern California (the Burbs hu?), I was pretty excited (like, maybe a school girl excited?) when Harley announced the launch of its Street models (jump for joy, jump for joy!). Here, I thought, was a Harley that I might consider owning (stop slobbering on the press release! You have to make it sound believable and you're just hamming it up). As a content marketing guy, I was thrilled. Here was Harley responding to a shift in its consumer base by doing something different â€” making an attempt to gain new riders by actually building a bike for them, and not simply spinning their brandâ€™s story. (oh... Jesus H. Christ, you read the marketing release from top to bottom you dumb dumb)
The NEW Harley Street 500cc
Whether or not H-D actually made â€œbetterâ€ stuff is up for debate (don't think of it as better... think of it as a lifestyle brand you want. Then quality doesn't mean anything); at best, the Street is an imperfect bike (just like you... poor little misunderstood emo hipster). But it can be improved upon (with ACCESSORIES available through our accessory department in every dealership!!! STEP RIGHT UP!), and it is a step forward for a brand whose strategy of selling a lifestyle may be running out of gas... (That's just our small peanut gas tanks, lol...)
Pick up a 2011 Biblical Socalica, 172 pages of full color gloss photography with ZERO ADS!, Yeah, not a sigle one, #DIY, shipped free in the U.S. for a mere $12.95, that's compared to the regular $24.95.
Couple shots from the last "Hungry Hungry Hipsters" gathering out of PORTLAND OREGON. Don't have anything going on in your area? Always jealous of all the ride/party pictures you see other people posting? "I wouldn't say jealous..." Whatever! DO IT YOURSELF!!!
Get organized and throw it up! It doesn't matter if it's 5 people or 50.
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