About León Loco

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WTF: Leon Loco is a motovlog. If you've been living under a rock for the last decade, that means it's a video blog that typically happens while on or in various motorized vehicles. In short: I drive/ride fast and swear at things.

Me: Why Leon Loco? Well, it's got a little more flair than Crazy Lion. Why Crazy Lion? Many reasons. Most of them are inside jokes, so unless you actually know me, it wouldn't do much good to go over them. As such, it's safe to assume the handle has something to do with being a little growly and slightly crazy. Or a lot and very, depending on who you ask. If you drive a Prius or watch reruns of 80s sitcoms on TV, odds are good the latter is more applicable.

The vitals: I'm in my middle 30s, and have spent the last two decades and change riding and driving some pretty silly things, many of which I decided to share with the world here. I live in the NY tri-state area the majority of the year, and hence most of my shenanigans take place in that area. My name, job, and contact information are not for public consumption for any number of reasons.


Helmets: Sedici Strada CF (usually street), Shoei Diabolic 2 (occasionally street), Icon Variant Ghost Carbon (supermoto, dual sports), LS2 MX456E (motocross).

Protection: Leatt 3DF AirFit

Jackets: Alpinestars T-GP Plus R Air (street), Sedici Alexi 3 Season Mesh (cold dirt)

Pants: Alpinestars A-10 Pants (street), Troy Lee SE LTD (dirt)

Gloves: Alpinestars SP-8 (street), Fox Dirtpaw (dirt)

Boots: Keen hiking boots (street), Alpinestars Tech 7 (dirt), Oakley Race Mid (cars)

Cameras: Drift Ghost-S, GoPro Hero 4 Session, Canon 7D

Audio: Various Pro Audio stuff. Shure mics.


Why are you an evil motorcycle person flouting the laws of our fair state/town/haberdashery/whatever?

Mostly because it's fun. Also because nothing I do on a bike or in a car is remotely as unsafe as your average suburban soccer mom barreling along at 75 in a SUV while screaming at her kids and texting. No likey? No watchy.

Where do you get all these wonderful toys?

At a bike and/or car store.

How do you edit your videos?

Video Editing is done via Final Cut Pro, Audio in Logic Pro, Titles happen in Photoshop and Motion.

Can I ride with you?

Are you an axe murderer? If so, no. If not, maybe.

What road/trail is that?

If I want to make one of my riding spots public knowledge, I'll reference it in a given video. If not, it's safe to say I'd rather not draw a map to my usual spots for the local constabulary.

Why don't you use facebook?

Mostly because it's a shitty web site run by assholes. I'll probably do a video about it at some point.

Why don't you enable comments on Youtube / Vimeo?

Many reasons. Among them the issue of the signal-to-noise ratio common to Youtube (e.g. lots of morons), and the simple fact that I don't have time to moderate comments across three different sites. I built this one to offer a really nice, minimalist viewing experience, so that's why comments are here and not elsewhere.

Do you use twitter?

Yes, at least until they piss me off to the point I couldn't be bothered. @roaratthings, or click the handy "Roars" link up top.

Note that I probably won't follow you unless you have something particularly clever to say, and don't churn out eight billion tweets a day. Unless they're all of naked girls.