Epic Jeep Fail

So a friend picked up a new Jeep ZJ that was already mostly built, or so it seemed. After trying to remove a log from the trail in reverse with a strap attached to the front bumper his control arms snapped and allowed the entire front axle to roll forward. So far forward in fact that the front differential cover and tie rod was facing the ground and the jeep now steered side to side rather than left to right. This was a first for me to see and we all got a good laugh out of it. Now someone hand me a wrench…

Tearing up the streets 9-21-14 – Louisville, Kentucky

I went riding with my boys at One Wheel Nation yesterday along with some other locals and it was a perfect day for some wheelies through downtown Louisville, Kentucky! Weather was amazing minus a few gusts of wind. Check out the edit and how much fun we had below!

New Honda Grom gets airborne!

Not sure of this rider’s name(if someone can fill me in that would be great), but I caught this guy launching his Grom off this fun little berm in Shawnee Park. Just another reason these Groms look like so much fun. They’re such a hybrid bike that you can do nearly any riding style with them, not saying that you should try and sail one over a motocross double but these little bikes are perfect for shenanigans like this all while being street legal. I’m curious to see if any of the other big four brands (Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha) will follow in Honda’s footsteps and produce similar motorcycles.

Custom tube doors – Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ

These are my custom tube doors I built for my Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ. The material is square tubing from some old industrial carts I picked up. They already had a few hinges on them that I reworked to use for the doors in the factory hinge locations and there were already a couple 90 degree bends in the square tubing from some pieces of the cage, I was able to tweak the bends a bit and make them fit my door frames. Then welded them up, added some cross braces and gussets in the bottom corner of each for added support and a finishing touch. I used gate latches to lock the doors in place. Simple yet effective design. I’ve received a lot of compliments on these and I’m very happy with how they turned out. They’re a lot of fun to drive and wheel with.

Combat Barbie – Dude Date 2014

So after Dude Date 2014 I found that I had enough footage of Barbie to put together this short clip of her doing some riding at various points of the day. This girl has got mad skills on a 50 and a big bike. Yes you read that right, she also rides a Kawasaki 636 fully setup for stunt riding! Watch her kill it on her 50 and check her out on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CombatBarbieStunts  An awesome rider to film and hope I get to do so again in the future!

POV Lightning Run – Kentucky Kingdom’s new roller coaster!

I got to ride this coaster a week before the park actually opened back up to the public. So I was first of many to get to ride it before the general public ever set foot in the park since my company picnic was held here in May, 2014. I normally am a little biased when it comes to roller coasters since I’ve ridden nearly all the coasters at Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH numerous times. Coasters like Top Thrill Dragster and Millennium Force make coasters at my local parks feel like a county fair ride. So I’ll admit, I was a bit pessimistic in thinking before I got on the ride. Once on the ride I thought the restraints were a little uncomfortable but not awful, I’ve definitely been in worse. The ride started and climbed the first hill at a pretty good pace, I was impressed. First drop, wow, it was steep and fast! More than I was truly expecting for a ride from this park! It went on at a rapid speed pulling some hard G-forces as well as some negative G’s! Turns were sharp and steep! Don’t let it’s size and short ride time fool you, this coaster is intense! Overall I was very impressed and even surprised due to my pessimistic thoughts before getting on the ride and waiting in the very long line. 2 thumbs up to Kentucky Kingdom for actually building a fun and exciting coaster, they finally did something right after all these years! If you love roller coasters, this one is worth your time! Thanks for watching!

PS: This was shot with my gopro hero 3 black edition, no mounts, just holding it (thought I might loose it a time or two). And excuse my lovely fiance’s screaming throughout the video haha!