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Lydia Roberts captures her moto enthusiasm in Art

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Brother of the Wind & the Pen : Bonnie

February 1, 2020 | Sorez the Scribe

For biker scribe Eddie ‘Sorez’ Pliska, poetry is as much about capturing his passion for the moto lifestyle and the raw energy of two-wheeled travel in prose, as it is about documenting determination in the face of the often-harsh struggles of life. He has had his fair share of both.

The local poet and Road Scribes of America co-founder has graciously agreed to pen some inspiration for the NYC Motorcyclist community each month. You can read more about Sorez in a feature NYC Motorcyclist published in the spring of 2019. Here is February's exclusive piece, titled Bonnie ... an ode to a chopped and rebuilt '69 Triumph Bonneville.

#nycfamily #motocommunity #motofamily #sharethepassion
#honorthosearoundyou #bikeremembrances #bonnie #pastrides

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Happy New Year

January 1, 2020 | NYC Motorcyclist

Wishing our readers, followers, supporters, contributors and sponsors all the best in 2020. For those we've worked with over the past year, we look forward to continued partnerships and successes. We also hope to live up to our mandate of promoting and covering the NYC moto community, and inspiring those within to achieve great things in the coming year. Cheers to a new decade of moto adventures and camaraderie. As always we welcome comments, suggestions and submissions from you ... any ideas you think will make NYCMotorcyclist.com a valuable resource in your daily moto lives. Feel free to email us at rahoul@nycmotorcyclist.com.

#motocommunity #supportlocal #motonews #motocalendar #motofeatures


Brother of the Wind & the Pen : Jacob's Ladder

January 1, 2020 | Sorez the Scribe

For biker scribe Eddie ‘Sorez’ Pliska, poetry is as much about capturing his passion for the moto lifestyle and the raw energy of two-wheeled travel in prose, as it is about documenting determination in the face of the often-harsh struggles of life. He has had his fair share of both.

The local poet and Road Scribes of America co-founder has graciously agreed to pen some inspiration for the NYC Motorcyclist community each month. You can read more about Sorez in a feature NYC Motorcyclist published in the spring of 2019. Here is January's exclusive piece, titled Ride on Through ... a missive welcoming renewal and the clean slate that comes with the New Year ... if you can let go of the past.

#family #motocommunity #motofamily #sharethepassion
#honorthosearoundyou #happynewyear #renewal #cleanslate #nycfamily

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Season's Greetings

December 12, 2019

Wishing our moto fam, sponsors, readers and contributors a safe and happy holiday season, and all the best for 2020.

Rahoul Ghose
Publisher/Editor

#seasonsgreetings #merrychristmas #happyhanukkah #2020wishes #motocommunity #nyc #motofriends #motofam #supportlocal #buildcommunity


Motos and Photos : NYC Submissions Winners

December 9, 2019 | Rahoul Ghose

#motosandphotosnyc December event TOP 5 winners, as announced at the Season 2 opener at Kickstarter HQ, Dec. 5, were:

1) Ryan Handt, 2) John Saponara, 3) Ken Geiger, 4) John Saponara | Ken Geiger (tie),
6) Kofla Olivieri

Entries, with the subject 'Your favourite 2019 riding moment', were voted on by our board -- Rahoul Ghose, Ryan Snelson, Kirsten Midura and Mike Higgins. Congrats ... and remember to keep tagging your NYC moto photo moments with #motosandphotosnyc. See you in 2020 with Vol. 2 Part 2 of the series.

#motoartists #nyc #brooklyn #motorcycle #photography #ridecoverage #motoportraits #motomeetup #ridingoffseason #motoveli #nycmotorcyclist #supportcommunity #givingback #motosandphotosnyc #motoart #motofilms #motocinematography #motosandmovingphotos


IMS 2019 at the Javits : Gallery

December 7, 2019 | Rahoul Ghose

With fewer manufacturers represented at this year's IMS in NYC's Javits Center -- Ducati, Triumph, KTM, and Indian Motorcycles were noticeably absent on the corporate side -- the annual motorcycle show seemed a little smaller. But enthusiasm definately surrounded the Harley Davidson booth, which featured several of their new Livewire electric offerings. And nice weather this weekend translated into larger crowds, even for the event's public opening Friday at 2PM.

Locals were well represented with a vibrant vintage section featuring booths and bikes from The Miss-Fires, ARHMA, & the USCRA, and DIY workshops from MotorGrrl Garage. And the J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show saw entries from perennial winners A&J Cycles and first-timer and Motofellas rep Pete Inga, who brought his 1980 Shovelhead FXB chopper.

Our gallery features images from the media day, Friday, Dec. 5, and more moto goodness from Sunday, Dec. 7.

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Motos and Photos : NYC : Vol 2, Part 1 -- The Wrap

Dec. 6, 2019 | Rahoul Ghose

A huge thank you to our sponsors -- Kickstarter, Moto Spirits, Godspeed Co and Motoveli -- and all those who attended the season opener of Motos and Photos : NYC, Dec. 5 in Greenpoint. We had seven past speaks -- alumni -- come out to support, as well as a host of new fans in the 75-person audience. Stay tuned for details on our next event, tentatively set for mid-February 2020.

For those who didn't get a ticket, you can still read our feature interviews with photographer Mark Squitieri (link), motovlogger The Illestrator (link) and artist Lydia Roberts (link) here on NYCMotorcyclist.com. And you can view The Illestrator's motovlog on winter riding -- done exclusively for Motos and Photos -- below.

a rant about riding in the winter in nyc || the illestrator

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Added to lineup was the short documentary debut from NY/LA fashion photographer and filmmaker Sam Gold. GH RASTA CLUB follows a garage of Ghanaian stunt bikers on the outskirts of Accra. The bikers are salesman during the day, buying and selling used motorbikes in Carprise, one of the largest bike markets in West Africa. However, their real passion is motocross stunt riding. As Ghana currently has no bike arena, they illegally take to the streets as their training grounds. The majority of the stunt riders are Muslim, which works to their advantage as a majority of Ghana’s police force is Christian and therefore do not work on Sundays. The lack of law enforcement enables the bikers to orchestrate a big show on a quiet street in Jamestown, without permits, to massive crowds every Sunday. Enjoy ...

gh rasta | sam gold

Photographer Spotlight

Otter LaRouche

New York

Mark Squitieri

New York

Marco Penajoia

New Jersey

Debbie Fitch

Baltimore/New York

Stan Evans

New York/LA

Grace Roselli

Brooklyn

David Goldman

Brooklyn

Ryan Handt

Brooklyn

Bart Ksiazek

New York

Artist Spotlight

Darren McKeag

Cedar Rapids, IA

Lydia Roberts

Brooklyn

Stefania Gallico

Fort Lee, NJ

Caroline Perron

Montreal

Danilo de Donno

Lecce, Italy

Sorez The Scribe

Brooklyn/Jersey

Douglas Thompson

Connecticut

Derick Miller

New York