"Man, people sure drag a bunch of stuff they don't need up the Dalton Highway," IM'd a friend, once he was back from his adventure up there. That's funny, because he'd been planning on packing his Ram so full of survival gear, you'd think he was visiting the apocalypse, not Alaska.
(Wes Siler will entertain you every week with stories of being Wes Siler. Warning: may cause random impregnation. — Ed.)
Riding motorcycles in Los Angeles is not for squeamish Stevens. And yet, their ability to split lanes and slice through heavy traffic, legally in California, make small motorcycles the best way to get around LA's sprawl. But are the mean streets of Los Angeles too much for them?
Motorcycle racer-turned-designer Roland Sands spends his days designing cool crap for motorcycles, designing bikewear and hooning around in the dirt on Harley Davidsons. Sure, he looks like a teenager, but he's been doing this for 20 years. Easy to stay young when your life rules.
In this latest episode of RideApart, Jamie, Grant and I head up 33 north of Ojai, California. That, in my opinion, is probably the best road in the world. We do it on two of the most versatile bikes in the world too: a Ducati Multistrada 1200 and a Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX.
If the late Big Willie Robinson taught us anything, it's the simply elegant joy of "run whatcha brung." That tenet works equally well in motorcycling, as Wes Siler found out on his first flat-track outing at Ventura Raceway. Watch out for that chopper, Wes!
We know the arguments in favor of electric cars — reduced net emissions, a shift toward domestically-obtained energy sources, the torrrrrrque. Still, uncertainty continues to dog the passenger e-vehicle. Is the same true for a new crop of electric motorcycles? Let's find out.
When it comes to vehicles, I have a maxim I always follow: Four wheels good, two wheels bad. No matter how many times I tell ex-Jalopnik road test editor Wes Siler my maxim, he never listens. He's an idiot.
All the time that I've been contributing to Jalopnik I've been hiding a terrible secret. Finally, it's time to reveal my true identity. Sadly, doing so means this is my last day as a daily Jalopnik contributor.
Last month, we reviewed the Skip Barber Advanced Two Day Mazdaspeed Racing School at Connecticut's Lime Rock Park. Here's what they taught us.
It appears GM, even a just-emerged-from-bankruptcy GM, still has the power to beat a blogger. Our Wes Siler, in a $41,000 Mitsubishi EVO, has fallen to "Maximum" Bob Lutz driving a $60,000+ Cadillac CTS-V.
The lap board's updated here at the Jalopnik Vs GM CTS-V Challenge and Wes did — well, about what we expected. Take a look at the lap board below.
GM's "Maximum" Bob Lutz either mentally preparing himself or wondering where he left the car keys to his Cadillac CTS-V today at Monticello. The first shot of the Jalopnik Evo out on the track — below.