For most people, taking a vacation is only a dream. With today’s busy lifestyle, hectic jobs and family obligations, who has the time (or money) to fly away to a tropical island, the mountains or a lush rain forest? It is estimated that in the United States, the average worker who is actually at a […]


Stealth Rider on SPEED

by derek on August 31, 2010 · 15 comments

There is little that can compare to flying down the open road on your Harley with the speedometer pushing triple digits, bugs whizzing by your head, twisting the throttle a touch more and hearing the pipes scream. That is unless you are Jason Britton – and then you’d be doing the same while standing on […]


Harley-Davidson XR1200 Coming To The U.S.

by derek on November 25, 2008 · 26 comments

As many of you have seen in recent weeks on this blog, Harley-Davidson is a company that is quickly embracing social media. One such Harley-Davidson social media initiative is to leverage the blogosphere to help build excitement about their brand. Well, I have some exciting news for fans of Harley-Davidson – the XR1200, inspired by […]


Ask Harley-Davidson About Social Media

by derek on November 19, 2008 · 15 comments

Lately we have been discussing the fact that more and more businesses are beginning to explore how the social media space can be of benefit to their business. One business that is embracing social media happens to be a business of much personal interest to me…Harley-Davidson. While riding season is coming to an end here […]


Hello everyone, I’m Nick and I would just like to take a quick minute to say thank you to Derek for letting me post here today. Actually, I should say thank you to him for taking his family to Disney World so that I could have the opportunity to borrow his Harley…I mean his blog […]


Riding Season Is Almost Here

by derek on March 21, 2008 · 18 comments

There have been a few days here and there where cranking up the old Harley has been feasible, although it still requires a fair amount of warm clothing to keep any chance of comfort within reach. But the days are beginning to get a little warmer here in the middle of the country and it […]


Magic Elixir For My Harley

by derek on November 14, 2007 · 12 comments

Roughly two weeks ago, I was planning a short little motorcycle ride with a couple of my buddies and realized that my bike wasn’t running quite right. For those that may not remember, I own a 2002 Harley Davidson Softail and I don’t exactly have the best track record when it comes to working on […]


Harley Mods On My Wishlist

by derek on August 7, 2007 · 22 comments

For the most part, my 2002 Harley Softail is stock as I haven’t had the disposable income to sink into the variety of Harley Davidson parts that I would like to add to my bike. Right now the only mods that I have made to the bike are Vance and Hines Longshots, Screamin’ Eagle air […]


Chopper College Boot Camp

by derek on June 18, 2007 · 26 comments

In the Sunday edition of the Chicago Tribune, there was an article in the Chicago Magazine about a new business venture located in Harvey, IL called Chopper College. As many of you are aware, I ride a 2002 Harley Softail and have an interest in learning more about how to maintain my own motorcycle. However, […]


Don't Get Stuck At Another Red Light

by derek on April 5, 2007 · 18 comments

For anyone that rides a motorcycle, you have no doubt experienced the frustration of sitting at a red light and not getting the light to change in your favor unless a car pulls up with you. Or how about being first in the left-turn lane yet never getting the green arrow? When this happens to […]