Hey There People!
I'm sure you must hate me by now. I've completely ignored you for the last few months and for that I'm a complete idiot and I'm so sorry for doing so.
When I started Stories of Bike it was to achieve two things: The first and most urgent of those was explore my passion for telling human motorcycling stories. The second, which initially was a distant maybe, was to make a career change into videography and film making.
The Stories of Bike episode originally evolved while I had a full-time job, which let me shoot on weekends and edit in the evenings. I gradually transitioned to doing more video work on the side and late last year made the jump to full-time video work (well, being "available" for full time work). The unfortunate/nice thing that has happened since is that the career stuff has really picked up and has been getting in the way of the Stories of Bike work. The last couple of months and (pretty much until until December) I've been flat chat with paid work and just haven't had the time to properly commit to Stories.
Having said that I've still been shooting and editing when I can (albeit very slowly). I have 3 new episodes shot and waiting for an edit; Answers Part 2, an LA episode with the MotoLady (aka Alicia Elfving) and the latest one with Australia's Phillip Island MotoGP Moto3 Wildcard, Matt Barton. I also have most of Season 3 planned out too with another 4 episodes pencilled in.
After 2 and a half years of shooting, I'm still fairly new to this video work I'm only just getting a feel of the ebb and flow of the industry. I'm still finding the balance between work that pays the bills and work that fuels my passion, i.e. Stories of Bike. As time goes on, I'm sure I'll get better at this and you guys, who have been so patient AND supportive of me, will get the stories you want to get on a regular basis.
Firstly, I plan to update you more here and let you know what's happening in the world of Stories of Bike. I'd love to hear your feedback about what I'm doing as well as hear your own moto stories.
To fill the gaps between episode, I've planned a photo series of mini-stories, starting with a great profile by Ryan Handt from NYC from and will soon be opening the website up for story submissions from around the world and you guys here will shortly be the first to have access. I'm actually really looking forward to learning more about the Stories of Bike audience.
In the meantime, thanks again for your patience and support. I wouldn't be here without you.