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you will find the videos of Southern California twisties.
Roads that most will never in their life get to experience first hand.
I decided to share the wealth and film them. Each week we travel Hammer's
route. 15 sections of challenging twisties that wind in and through the
northeastern San Diego lower elevation mountain ranges. The trip averages
150 miles for the summer route and 260 for the winter route.
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Rt 112 North, Western MA
Duration: 7:04 Size: 87 Megs
Release Date: January 5, 2008
This video was filmed back in July, little did I know then but 8 days after it's filming my Son was born and is the reason for it's long overdue release.
Rt 112 is a nice long sweeper filled road where you can really let it hang out, and boy did we.
It started as just another day, 2 hour ride out to meet the guys, unload the bike get some breakfast and plan the route. The pace started out normal and controlled.. the first couple roads felt like a sunday ride, then the pace picked up.. then it really picked up and all bets were off. The leader took off and next thing you know we're in the triple digits. The lead pack up and left the rest and away we went. It went on like this until lunch time when we decided it would be best to cash in our chips and head home.
McFadden and Whitehead - "Can't stop us now"
"Deals Gap Video Series"
Duration: 19:24 Size: 180 megs
Release Date: May 5, 2007
This is by far the most epic road I have ever been on!
The Cherohala Skyway is composed of 36 miles of fast sweepers with a bunch of tight corners mixed in keep you on your toes. The Skyway connects Robbinsville, North Carolina with Tellico Plains, Tennessee.
Winding up and over 5,400 foot mountains for 15 miles in North Carolina and descending another 21 miles into the deeply forested backcountry of Tennessee. The road crosses through the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests thus the name "Chero...hala"
Leading the train is Kane with me being 6th in line. At one point they started to take off and I tried as hard as I could to keep them in sight. When the road got tight I just couldn't keep the same corner speeds and would fall back again only to catch up on a straight or long sweeper. Tossing around the 500lb tiller made short work of my already tired muscles from 2 days of solid riding. It takes just about all I have to keep up with the group for most of the video and shortly after the video ends, I go in way to hot for a right hander and almost come face to face with a guardrail as I drift wide over the yellow line. I can admit when I'm in over my head and from that point on i just rode my own ride till I caught up with the group later on.
Suicide Sports Club - "The last Ghost in town"
Max Graham vs. YES- "Owner of a Lonely Heart - Club mix"
"Sunrise in the Valley"
Duration: 6:08 Size: 54 megs
Release Date: May 5, 2007
All good things must come to an end. After 5 years of filming, it's sad to say that this was my last ride in San Diego.
A week before I was due to fly out east I got up at 5am to make my final rounds of the roads I had become to love so much. I was hoping to have someone ride with my but it's hard to get someone up that early so just like my first time on SD roads, I ride solo. Little did I know but thanks to the rising sun in front of me, 3/4 of the video I shot that morning is useless from sun washout. It wasn't all a wash though, I was able to use the descent down Banner Grade. The sun was just coming over the ridge and made for some beautiful scenery.
Junkie XL - "I've got a Xerox to copy"
Palomar "Tight Side"
"Running on Empty"
Duration: 7:12 Size: 58 megs
Release Date: May 12, 2006
We re-visit the tight side for some fast paced downhill action with MotorFinger in the lens and Wanderer on point.
The video starts 20 minutes ago when Wanderer atop his gas hog TL informs us he needs some gas.. We decide to take some more runs while he fills up down the road, little did we know Wanderer would make a U-turn and follow us up.. with a solid gas light.
Fast forward 15 minutes, we're heading home and it's the best run of the day and what does Wanderer do..
runs out of gas mid turn at the lower turn out.. DOH!
Martinez - "Twilight"
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Palomar "Tight Side"
Flying with Angels II
Duration: 5:05 Size 82 megs
Release Date: November 26, 2005
Palomar Tight Side is "that" road.. the best 7 miles of twisties that SoCal has to offer.
If tight and technical is what you want, this is the road to ride.
Shot a week after Episode 20 because I forgot to turn the camera on for the last run down the hill. well we just had to go back and get that great run up or down the hill. turns out the hill was full of cars that day and NOT ONCE did we get a perfect run thanks to the cages but we did manage to get some decent runs in, one being this video which you'll find out wasn't even all that perfect.. for us maybe but not the guy who decided it would be better to kiss the asphalt..
Enjoy the Show!!
Motley Crue - Kickstart my Heart
Palomar "Fast Side" Re-Visited
Flying with Angels
Duration: 11:58 Size: 75 megs
Release Date: July 23, 2005
Palomar Fast side... This road needs no introduction. Do you remember Episode 10 In remembrance of my most popular video,
I decided to honor it with Episode 20 and continue the saga to break the 10 minute mark. After riding this road for three years now, it still amazes me how well it's designed and how fun it is to ride. Wanderer takes the lead and concretes his position as my favorite person to ride with. We have similar styles and i know what he's going to do going in and out of a corner. Paly is a blast to ride, even more so when you can ride wheel to wheel with a good friend for that up close in your face footage.
Following a short intro song, the music is all motor from both bikes as we go for a walk.
Episode 20 Trailer
Palomar "Fast Side"
Flying with Angels
Duration: 3:15 Size: 21 megs
Release Date: July 23, 2005
3 minute soundtrack version of the 12 minute full ride.
Ceasars Palace - Jerk It Out
"The Lost Episode"
Duration : ? Size: ?
Release Date: N/A
Episode 19 is not available for public release due to my feelings on wearing full gear.
I shall not and will not broadcast videos with riders who aren't wearing their gear.
My videos are very influential for some people and I want them to always see those who are doing what we do,
TAKING FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR PERSONAL SAFETY BY WEARING FULL RIDING GEAR.
This video will be contained on a future DVD compilation only
Episode 18 Standard version
Lyons Valley Road
A River Crosses Through
Duration: 7:58 Size :52 megs
Release Date: April 7, 2005
It sure feels good to be typing this. The last video was waaaaay back in January.
We had so much rain in the last 3 months I felt like I was living in Florida again.
Let's get to the video. This is the first time Lyons Valley makes it to video and what a treat it is!
The limited release High Def version is a whopping 95 megs! At 722 x 406 resolution and a bit rate of 4019kbps it's sure to be a hit!
Jesse James (sorry not the real Jesse, it's only a screen name on the SCS board) leads us along Lyons Valley Road on a beautiful sun filled saturday morning. Lyons Valley is a treasure tucked away in Rancho San Diego, super tight and twisty it first goes uphill immediately leading you into a right-left-right chicane-straight- hard left uphiller. This is ONLY the beginning. From here is goes round 15 mph decreasing rights, lefts,chicanes, uphill, downhill, over a long straightaway into some nice easy sweepers with 90 degree turns. Then comes the horseshoe turn.. a sharp downhill 15 mph switchback kneedragger turn with a right hand
at the bottom, round the turn and we find the river.. The rest you'll have to see for yourself.
This is one, if not the best vid to come out of my collection so far.
Did something a little different for the soundtrack, seeing as how the tone of the ride was
set to "The Pace" style of riding, we kept it at a nice even fun filled cruise, I used a song from a band we all know and love, well should anyway as they were the kings of Rock in the 70's... Ladies and Gents, I bring you...
"When the Levee Breaks"
2nd Place monty
Duration: 9:07 Size: 66 megs
Release Date: January 2, 2005
That pretty much sums up 17.. Shot on Montezuma in the warn sunshine po-po Free afternoon of mid December in San Diego.
No Music No Flare No Bullshit
Pines to Palms
Duration: 6:25 Size: 45.2 megs
Special Widescreen Version
Release Date: October 5, 2004
Shot in Idyllwild on the Pines to Palms Hwy 243.
I went to Idyllwild to help a friend work on his cabin last weekend. Got the directions and off we went. Gassed up in Temecula and headed up the 79 to make the left on the 381. Few miles down the road I made a wrong turn onto Sage rd. Well what an awesome wrong it turned out to be, turns out the 79 - 371 - 74 - 243 route is all straight with 5 miles of twisties.. Ewww!! Sage rd is ALL twisties from the 79 to Hemet. Had to stop and ask directions to get back to the 74 to head to Idyllwild. Got on the 74 and made my way up the hill. Turned on the camera and didn't shut it off until 43 minutes and 70+ miles later when I was in Banning.... holy shit! That ride was a little slice of heaven. The 74 was a little crowded but fun as heck when it got tight. Nice open sweepers with just the right mix of fun stuff. When I got to mtn center, I made the left onto The 243, now that's an awesome stretch of pavement.. it's like the fast side on steroids. it seemed to go on and on and on..
This road goes from the heart of Idyllwild deep in the forest up to 9000 ft and back down to the dry and barren town of Banning.
With 40+ minutes of footage and needing to make a web vide,o I choose the 243 for the new video.
I'll head back up there pretty soon to shoot again for the full length DVD. I need to pick up the pace a little to make it really exciting. A guy from my board rides up there all the time so I'll have him lead me around for the true Ride Behind Video.
Chicane - Sunlight (original mix)
Palomar Fast Side
Duration: 6:33 Size: 47 megs
Release Date: June 7,2004
This vid was shot during a turtle
It was one of those days were we rode a very moderate pace and just had
Got to the Fast Side where Shamus waved Wanderer by and off we went.
We carried a nice smooth pace to the top. Since I know Wanderers riding
style, I was able to stay real close and get
some great shots. Found a great song to fit the mood of the ride as it
was just another simple day in the tiwsties.
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man Live
Episode 14 is available in two versions.
The first has a rock soundtrack, the second has a techno track and is
a little longer.
14 Version 1
Highland Valley Rd.
Duration: 4:33 Size: 33 megs
Release Date: May 11, 2004
14 version 2
Highland Valley Rd.
Duration: 5:53 Size: 42 megs
Release Date: May, 13 2004
Wow.. It's been awhile since the last
videos release.. over a month, just haven't turned the camera on lately
and after Mark's get off I just didn't feel like making a vid. Heard a
song Monday and it gave me the itch. I've always been a fan of Primus,
saw them live at Red Rocks in Colorado years ago, so when I heard Wynona's
Big Brown Beaver I just had to put it to video. Ever seen the video? If
you haven't seen it then try and find it, it's absolutely hilarious!1
It's got the band running around in these big foam cowboy outfits just
So now that you know the song, the
road is Highland Valley. Highland is the first road of the day and our
warm up road. I was in the lead so it's a solo run w/about 20 riders behind
me. Did some clip cutting of straights and some easy corners to leave
in the meat of the road. Nothing really special other than the itch to
make a new vid and to put Primus to videos.
Enjoy the Show!!
Version 1 - Primus - Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
Version 2 - Interphace - Dr. Feelgood (clubmix)
Riding In the Eye of the Storm
Duration: 6:55 Size: 32 megs
Release Date: March 23, 2004
Montezuma Pass.. Last time this Road
made it to video was December of 2002.
After weeks of rain on the weekends
the sun came out for a few days.. One of those day was a Sunday!
We just had to ride! I made a post for a Sunday ride but all the anxious
kiddies just had to ride on Saturday. Who shows on Sunday.. my brother
and a guy named john. What a turn out.. hehe.
No biggie. So off we went to ride the Winter route. Turned the camera
on at the Borrego gas stop and you get to see the hijacking they call
gas prices round these parts lately. We head up to Montezuma and catch
2 guys ahead of us. One of them waves us past and Chris gets on the tail
of the other. He leads the way and off we go. The lower section has some
good tight stuff and some fresh pavement. Once you get past that, the
middle section opens up a little and leads to tar snakes and patchy pavement.
They're in the middle of re-paving the entire road so it's a little shot
up here and there. The lead guy waves Chris by and we head to the top
section. A rough patch seam makes for an exciting moment by sending me
wide and almost over the edge. From here is where it really opens up with
real fast sweepers and long straight sections. A few tight corners and
we're at the top.
From here we head to Mesa Grande Rd.
We run this backwards and find out why we haven't ridden it in months.
The road is a friggen mess! Full of sand and silt from all the rains,
tar snakes left and right and the best part is real bumpy patch work pavement.
Hopefully it makes it on the re-paving list this spring. It's still a
fun road and a great alternative to the long boring way back to Santa
We get back to Santa Y and part ways.
Chris is beat so he heads home. I head over to Julian and down Hwy 79
to get some footy of a road I have never but on film yet. It's not a group
friendly road as it's a major road from Julian back to the 8 freeway and
is always packed with cages. It's 30 miles to the freeway so riding in
group format is next to impossible as you have to pass cages left and
right to even have fun on this road. If your not in front then you got
a slow grueling ride ahead of you. Well I sure had some fun as I went
This part of the video is not for the timid nor the casual cruiser. It's
loaded with crazy passing and high speeds.
Quiet Riot - Cum on Feel the Noize
Duration: 6:40 Size: 28.6 megs
Release Date: January 20, 2004
much work with some new programs and 2 weeks of editing Ride Behind is
bring you the first video of 2004!
been a year since I've gotten some footage of Banner. It's part of the
winter route and due to some inclement weather, road construction and
the Fire Storm we've not been able to get to it in the past couple months.
Well we finally made it! January 4th was the first ride of the year and
what a day it was. Sunny with blue skies and temps in the 50's when we
met up at Starbucks. Only 3 riders showed up, Tom, Harris and myself.
We decided to head out to Borrego and get some lunch. Tom took the lead
down Banner and off we went. I left the camera running all the way out
to Borrego in a single shot. We sure had some fun at an accelerated pace
once we hit the straight at the bottom of Banner.
Episode 12 web video is only of Banner so you'll have to get the DVD to
see the entire ride.
Crystal Method - Vapor Trail
2 videos from 2003
series 1 & 2 videos are now available on CD. Please see the DVD
page for info.
Tight side Ride
8:02 minutes 22 megs
Release date: 11-23-2003
We had quite a large group ride out from Starbucks Sunday morn, 49 to
be exact. A bunch of the northern SCS'ers came down for the fun to join
the SD crew for our Sunday run. Thanks to everyone that made it a great
ride. The weather was a little on the cold side with some high winds in
Ramona that stopped us from going out to the dessert .
11 was shot on the tight side of Palomar Mtn using my new rear facing
camera mount with PG_Rider and Hunter as the test subjects. It has been
well over 6 months since Hunter has ridden so he's a little off on some
of his lines. Don't worry though as he's been riding Palomar longer than
I have and will find his groove again pretty quick.
rode from the bottom all the way to the top. I had to edit out a few spots
of the vid that were all fuzzy from the vibration in the camera or vehicles
that got in our way. The pace is a little slower than I usually ride as
this was a test and I wanted to keep the guys close behind me. All in
all the vid came out better than I had hoped
Story of the Year - Until the Day I die
Nickleback - This is how you remind me
up the Fast side!
8:02 minutes 21 megs
Release date: 9-11-2003
10 is available on a 28 minute DVD from the beginning of the Fast side
till the end in two versions!
Bonus footage of the tight side included!
Order yours today on the DVD
This video has become the Flagship video for Ride Behind. It has stirred
more controversy than any other of my videos on forums around the world,
everything from admiration for the level of riding it displays to the
sheer danger it presents. It has stirred more flame wars than I care to
comment about. I must have done
something right as it's been viewed over 850,000 times all over the world. Ep 10 even got me onto Pashnit.com which is quite a feat. It got
into your home and work place, it's awed your friends, coworkers and made
mothers cry. It's made ppl go out and buy a bike just so they could experience
the thrill of riding. It's caused local Palomar residents to fire off threatning emails about placing hazards in the road to cause bikes to wreck. You've sent email links and told ppl "you've
got to see this!" Best of all, it let viewers around the world live
the experience of going up a twisty mountain road at well over 80 mph
and put Palomar Mtn on the map of places to ride.
got a new video released!
It's been well over a month since Episode 9. Last weekend we had a small
group ride out from Starbucks, I led the pack, it feels so good to lead
the pack around. Being out front is friggen awesome! Only downside is
I can't film anybody in front of me. We come to the fast side and I asked
Robert to lead the charge as I know this is going to be the best run up
the hill to date, I was right... We ran that hill clean to the top in
10:10... the best time yet! Last year I was lucky to break 13 minutes,
now I'm aiming for 9 minutes flat.. It's possible. I got passed on the
straight after the meadows by SoCalSar on his Duc, he tries the rest of
the way up to get past the smooth riding Robert which makes for
some exciting riding in the final minutes of the video.
for the video, if speed is your thing, you won't be disappointed! This
is a hard and fast raw uncut run from the 2 minute mark at the first hard
left hander to the fire station at the top. Not a single car on the whole ride. No transitions, just pure road set to a smooth song.
DJ Sammy - Boys of Summer (green court remix)
5:47 minutes 14 megs
Release date: 7-15-2003
The leader of the pack has finally come back
to us. You may remember that many months ago Hammer announced to us that
he was leaving to go live a dream in Colorado and make furniture. It was
a good plan, go live his dream and get away from corporate life in the
city. Well..... He never left! He came back into the fold last weekend
on a brand new 03 Gix 1K to once again carry the torch, well try anyway..
He was a little rusty so he hung in the back to get his groove back before
we let him lead. What better place to lead than on Old Julian. Get in
front bro so I can get you on film. He's a little rusty but let me tell
you, this man can ride when he gets his groove. It's a honor to ride with
you again and I look forward to some great runs with you bro!
RunDmc and Aerosmith duo "Walk This Way"
Let's take a Ride!
12:26 minutes 33 megs
Release date: 6-15-2003
fancy words for this video. Just a few miles of some great roads. 3 to
be exact, took a dance down highland in the lead. Bunch of traffic but
not in the good spots thankfully. Got behind Pg-Rider for the Old Julian
shoot and it went very well. Couple or choppers in the beginning helped
set the tone of the ride. Then onto Lilac road, a section I have yet to
post. It'll be the first time you get to see the final road of the day
on the way home.
soundtrack is very unique and not anything like what I've been using.
Went for something totally different to set a tone. Added in a special
song both by request and the want to use it. Never thought it would make
it into a video as it's kind of slow in the beginning and needed a long
build up. I just happened to have one...
C'mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran
The Twist - Chubbie Checker
Children - Robert Miles
It's About Time - Lillix
Pesty rides the Tight side with Pulse
4:34 minutes 12 megs
Release date: 5-21-2003
my vacation I took off to Palomar with some of the boyz. We rode up and
down the tight side for about 4 hours. It was an easy day as no one else
was on the mountain. I was able to really focus on my lines and not have
to worry about 100 other bikes on the hill. This is a downhill run from
the chicane to the bottom. During the way I come up on Pulse who found
a camper in his way, we pull away and continue our dance down the hill.
The song matched the smooth pace of the ride
and set the mood for the best road socal has to offer.
9 - California
Bungy Boy rides the Fast side
3:45 minutes 9 megs
Release date: 5-15-2003
is a ride behind of my Brother. He bugged me for weeks to get him on film.
He caught me before the fast side and asked again, awwwwhhhh right I said..
I told him to not be slow or get in my way. I knew it would push him and
I got really close to get that tight shot. He pulls away on the straights,
then I real him in again with each transition.
Shot from the bottom to the straights out of
the trees. with multiple transitions.
Collective Soul - Simple
Pesty Solo Soldiers the Training Grounds.
4:10 minutes 10 megs
Release date: 4-20-2003
it's new video time again. Been working on a vid with my brother in it
but have yet to find the song that fits it right. So after a few days
of numerous edits frustration fell upon me and I trashed it all and went
back to a road I ran a few weeks ago. It's a special road and a special
place. Been a long time since I been down it last so just had to make
the turns down it. It's a great shot. I was riding solo and got into one
of those grooves you find when you ride alone.
Empty Soul - Bottom of a Bottle
Pesty and Tom on the Fast side.
Dual Camera footage shot by Shaggy and Pesty.
4:06 minutes 10 megs
been a tough month with all the footage I've had to go through. Then the
other week Shaggy brings his camera along for the ride to which we look
at each other and know right away were getting me on tape on the fast
side. Dual shoot, me in front and Shaggy behind me. The man himself, Pesty
is finally caught on tape! It's a good one to. We'll get some more of
me soon enough. We shoot Palomar fast side together, then he gets me the
tape to which I drop it all into Premiere and start editing. 11 minutes
on two tapes to splice together and then find a song.
the song in and then start the edit. Cutting this and cars here and there
out, and nothing looked good. Drop all the footy from the trees and below
and go for the upper section which is by far the best section the road
has to offer. Decided on a fade in and out from each rider on the same
section to match a beat change in the song. How did it come out, well
grab the vid and see for yourself.
Three Doors Down - This Road I'm On
UpOnOne on the run.
3:06 minutes 8 megs
it's been over a month for an update. No riding lately due to inclement
So about the video, this was an editing test and I was altering the motion
speed to more fit the song and time I wanted it to be. Sped up the ride
to 3 minutes. It's kinda neat.
Hoobastank - Running Away
Lone Wolf on Mesa Grande
11:06 minutes 30 megs
Behind Videos is proud to bring you another installment of Life in the
This wheel turns up, over and down Mesa Grande.
Our Featured Rider is Jeff. This video is a dedication to his continued
passion to ride. This man has been in more wrecks and ridden more road
and track miles than all of us combined. He was a club racer at Road Atlanta
tooling on his Interceptor when most of us were still on Bicycles. He's
fast, determined, smooth and above all still able to ride, 2 years ago
he was in a bad wreck on the big track at Willow Springs in which he lowsided
his 00' Red Busa in triple digits.. not so bad, except the guy behind
him target fixated and used his back as a launch ramp. Half a dozen broken
vertebrae in his lower back and neck, and a punctured lung... He was told
he'll be lucky to not walk with a cane let alone ride a motorcycle again.
Well his strong will mixed with a little insanity saw him back walking
in a few weeks, and then a few months later I gave him a ride to GP cycles
one day to pick up his Guzzi.. Rode it away with back brace on and all...
What a mad man!
of us here ride cause we want to.. He rides because he can.. That is why
this is your video Bro.. It was a pleasure to finally get to really ride
with you. Been waiting for this for awhile and I was not disappointed,
I had to push it to even keep you in sight most of the ride. Enjoy!
Incubus, Three Doors Down, and P.O.D.
Moviestar on Third Street
6:48 minutes 18 megs
Behind Videos brings you the first video of the new year. Welcome to 2003!
With the new year comes a new clear windscreen. No more amber glow! Wohoo!!
featured rider is Moviestar. This was early in her short but lively sportbike
riding. She got her WSMC race license and placed 22nd in her first race.
She quit riding this year after someone close to her highsided.
These are from my first season of riding with an
amber windscreen. It gives all the videos a yellow haze.
Series 1 videos are only available on the Ride CD. See the DVD page for details.
following video is my first full length video edited in Premiere.
Ride Behind Videos brings you the first full feature video I ever made.
rider is Inferno.
This was back when the tar snakes had not yet made their way down past