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Life on Two Wheels Editor’s Vlog | It’s my Vlog


Presented by Bell Helmets

I made a mistake a few weeks ago and started reading through all of the comments on the LOTW videos While some of them have helped me (I’ve been trying hard to lay off the clutch haha), others made me a little too self-conscious about what I do every day of every week. I started my vlog sort of as a joke because my buddy Alex Ray was so into his. I didn’t really plan on making it a weekly thing, but Benny Tozzi at Bell Helmets liked it enough to want to sponsor it. While that is hugely flattering, it also places more pressure than I expected on me to do something cool every single day of the week. Well let me tell you, I can promise that no one wants to watch GoPro footage of my typing or editing video on my laptop! While it is tough to get to the track to ride or hang out every single day, I do try to ride my mountain bike at least five times a week, both for fun and for the health (physical and mental!) that pedaling provides.  Anyway, a few guys commented that there was too much mountain bike footage in these vlogs and it made me worry about what else to include instead. 

The beauty of a vlog is that it is low-effort content…no fancy editing or storylines. I keep a couple of GoPros with me in my van at all times, and when I am not equipped with one, I use my phone if something interesting happens. This week, I decided that since mountain bikes play such a big role in my life (honestly, cycling saved my life seven years ago when I was 25 pounds heavier with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar), I would put as much dang MTB footage in as I want. It’s my vlog, and you can fast forward through the bike sections if you so please. Haha! Thanks for watching.

Donn Maeda

Donn Maeda is a 30-year veteran in moto-journalism, having worked at Cycle News and Dirt Rider before launching MXracer Magazine and TransWorld Motocross Magazine. Maeda is the Editor-In-Chief at Swapmoto Live and you can catch him on a dirt bike or in the saddle of a mountain bike on most days.

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