Ridin’ For Harambe, Part Thirteen


Jonathan sends his 2013 Ducati Streetfighter 848 and 1975 BMW R90/6, saying: “The German and Italian colluding in my garage. No good can come of that. I’ve had the Streetfighter for a couple years and love blasting around the country roads of Kentucky on it. I bought the BMW late one Sunday night after a few bourbons and a hasty bid in the last few minutes of an eBay auction. The bike was in North Carolina. Me and a buddy drove out to pick it up on a trailer but I ended up riding most of the way home. These airhead motors are solid.”

Man, is that Streetfighter wicked.

Ridin’ For Harambe, Part 11


This photo’s a little artsy but we will let it go. Tom’s 1970 Triumph 100C is a reminder of that age just before the Japanese came in and deaded shit, to use Ja Rule’s phrase. He also has a ’77 Yamaha RD 400 and a late-model H-D Sportster 1200S.

If you haven’t sent in your bike photos now… please do so. I’m thinking we can carry this all the way through October!

Ridin’ For Harambe, Outtake 1


From TTAC contributor, auto-industry gadfly, recreational gardener, and Talmid Chacham Ronnie Schreiber comes this first-gen Litespeed with Campy gruppo.

Strictly speaking, you can’t ride for Harambe unless you have gorilla-level power, which is why we do not feature bicycles nor do we feature 50cc scooters with the exception of the infamous Tomos Silver Bullet. But my eye was caught by what’s behind the Litespeed. Is Mr. Schreiber planning a Setright-like appearance in Orthodox mufti behind the wheel of a certain classic British roadster in the future?

Ridin’ For Harambe, Part X


If this doesn’t stir something in your soul, you’re either dead inside or you’re a woman. Wink. Gareth taunts me and my sedentary, non-sportbike-touring lifestyle by commenting, “Here’s my 2003 Kawasaki ZZR1200 being used as god intended on Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, WY, during a 3,000 mile road trip.” I’m even gonna let him get away with not capitalizing the name of the Deity because if you ride a ZZR1200 long enough, and hard enough, you’ll eventually come to terms with the Almighty one way or another!

Ridin’ For Harambe, Part 7


Shit is getting real now… Jim writes “This is about 18 years ago in a race outside of Show Low. Bike is a 380 KTM.”

Then he writes, “I have race pictures from back in the late 1960’s if you are at all interested.” HOW COULD WE NOT BE INTERESTED?

Seeing a picture like this makes me wish I’d been able to race MX as a kid instead of BMX.

Ridin’ For Harambe, Part 6


I dig the story behind this one even more than I dig the bike. Jesse writes, “This is on the day that I culminated my decision to ditch rural life and move 300 miles to Queens, NY on a bike built in the same year that I was.” Nothing against rural life — hi ho, it’s the life for me personally — but I’m a firm believer in taking decisive action and being the captain of your own ship.

And, as always, totes jealous of gear-driven cams…