More than just Transportation, Motorcycles are a Lifestyle

As many motorcycle enthusiasts will suggest, living a biker lifestyle and traveling on a motorcycle can be one of the most exhilarating and exciting experiences that you can have in your entire life. Motorcycles are beautiful machines and they can carry a number of great benefits especially if you are willing to travel over extended periods on one. Just as it’s portrayed in films like easy Rider, the biker lifestyle can be fun, full of freedom and extremely carefree especially if you know how to do simple repairs and prepare for a long-distance journey. Here are some of the top benefits that you can experience as a new motorcycle enthusiast living the biker lifestyle and riding your bike long-distance.

Biker Lifestyle

1. The ultimate fuel savings: over long-distance journeys you can see some real gas savings when you use a motorcycle. This means more freedom and a much further reach on any road trip you decide to take. You can get up to 30 miles per gallon with some of the top performance bikes and bikes that have smaller engines which were billed for fuel economy can sometimes even experience  triple digit fuel economy. This can make your road trip whole lot cheaper.

2. You don’t have to worry about parking anywhere: with just a small garage you can easily fit three or four bikes or take up just one parking space for event parking or any store you happen to stop that along the way. Because you don’t have to spend as much time looking around for parking spaces, and because you can simply park with other bikers a bike is a great space saver.

3. Very low entry fee: you can pickup a used bike far cheaper than you can I used car and in many cases even a low-end motorcycle can outperform nearly any used car that you would purchase. This means that you get a fast ride for the price of a very plain used-car.

4. Maintenance is fairly straightforward: cars are taking on a whole new digital frontier and they’re becoming much more difficult to work on and service. With motorcycles body and paint work is a breeze and most of the engine components are out in the open for easy repairs and maintenance.

A Halloween Tribute – Tom Savini

Tom Savini in Knightriders

Tom Savini is a jack of all trades in the entertainment industry, and has enjoyed an amazingly diverse career.  He is an actor and stuntman, and behind the camera, has served as a director and special effects artist, using makeup and other techniques for a number of popular films including Dawn of the Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and Friday the 13th.

As an actor, he has had screen time on well-known films such as Knightriders and Grindhouse, and has helped direct several episodes of Tales from the Darkside and the 1990 version of Night of the Living Dead.  In many of the shows that he acted in during his film career, he often played the “tough guy,” whether it was a motorcyclist, a killer, or a cop.  He can be found donning a motorcycle in the 1981 flick Knightriders as Morgan, the Black Knight; as a motorcyclist in The Boy Who loved Trolls from 1984; and as a biker that fights vampires (dubbed “Sex Machine”) in From Dusk Til Dawn.

Tom Savini in From Dusk Till Dawn


Recently Savini has been involved in many projects, and is even on the Food Network as a judge for Halloween Wars, and is also lined up for several acting and documentary gigs for upcoming shows and films.  While he no longer makes a living by creating special effects and make-up work for movies, he has been focusing on his acting and directing career and in teaching students of the Douglas Education Center the tricks of the trade.

From 1977 to now, Tom Savini continues to use his creative abilities and talents to not only entertain and amaze the film industry, but to educate students who have a desire to be in the same industry and follow in the footsteps of this legendary director, actor, and makeup artist.

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