Every now and then, you and some friends put together some crazy idea that eventually takes off and then spirals out of control. For us, Thunderfuck was that idea. So what the heck is THUNDERFUCK? Well, last year, before Lean Angle even existed, The BMoreMoto group we ride with arranged a little meet with our reddit counterparts, PhillyRiders and DCMoto to do a big group ride for the whole Mid-Atlantic region. After last year’s success with about 30 riders, we knew this would have to be an annual occasion.
This year, Chris and Rob decided that we had to outdo our previous showing; more planning, more organization, and most importantly, MORE BIKES. We notified the masses a month and a half in advance, and met up ahead of time with our Philly group-leading counterpart Derek to scout the meet-up spot and route for the group. This is when he told us that Philly had a mission: to bring more bikes than the Baltimore crew. The game was on.
One of the best parts of living in the Mid-Atlantic, besides the amazing roads, is our close proximity to a ton of history and interesting places. So this weekend, in order to celebrate Lean Angle founder Rob’s birthday, we decided to take a little romp North to PA to check out one of the most important battlefields of our country’s history: Gettysburg.
The week back after a vacation is always the roughest. It’s no different here at Lean Angle. After a hectic week consisting of not only publishing our usual rider profiles, but also the launch of Lean Angle’s first shirt (which we are setting up a group buy on by the way), a wonderful weekend of two wheeled twisties is exactly what the doctor ordered.
On this beautiful sunny Sunday, the Lean Angle crew took it upon themselves to link up with a few more riders from BMoreMoto and plan a trip down to Southern Maryland for WPGC BikeFest and the MIROCK Superbike Series at Maryland International Raceway.
One of the best things that motorcycling brings us is our sense of independence. The ability to slip on your helmet, drop the bike into gear, and leave the “real world” behind for a few hours (or days) at the twist of a throttle is one of the greatest parts about getting your boots in the wind. But every now and then, its great to get together with a couple of your closest friends and ignite the back-roads with the sounds of exploding fuel is just what you need for a taste of “community” in your rides. And while riding in large groups is an awesome feeling, there are some differences from normal riding which you should know.
Photo: Elliot Gauer
It’s been a big day for Lean Angle. Not because we have a new product to review or bike to feature, but because today was our first 60 degree day here in the Mid-Atlantic. You all know what that means…riding season is officially here! We began today with our first moto-commute of the season and have to say, it felt wonderful. The weatherman is calling for 50-60 degree temps all week, so get out there on two wheels and lose yourself for a while.
If you do decide to partake in this wondrous sunshine mother nature has gifted us, Lean Angle reminds you to ride safe. There is still some sand/ salt on the roads, pothole repairs are nowhere near complete, and the drivers in cars have spent the last 5 months forgetting that motorcycles exist on the roadways. Aside from that, we all know that the first ride after a long winter can be a bit aggressive. Remember, we have an entire season in front of us, and we want you around for it!