The idea for the Scrambler video was simple. Ride the living hell out of it!
It all started with our Border to Border run. Nick came up with the idea of revenge from a previous version of stupidity that we had completed earlier in the year. We filmed a video called Salton Sea TT: Scooter Race and I happened to have a bigger and faster 150cc scooter while Nick putted away on his 50cc’s of fury. It ended up taking him twice as long to complete a 496 mile race so revenge was in order. Hence Border to Border. An idea that came from a friend who felt the need to test the limits of his rear end by riding from Mexico to Canada in under 24hrs and then back. Thanks to Triumph we actually had the option of what bikes we wanted to use. Nick figured he’d take the opportunity and picked out a bad ass Tiger 1050 fully setup with bags, windscreen, the whole nine. 140 hp love machine! The twist was that he chose mine for me as well. A Triumph Scrambler that looked like something out of “On Any Sunday. Ill be honest this thing was rad looking but didnt look like something Id choose for damn near 3000 miles in under 48 hours. I figured I was doomed.
Well an hour into the adventure and I was skeptical. There was a Z1000, GSXR750, BMW1200R, Tiger 1050, and me on the Scrambler. In order to make the journey in under 24 hrs you could only stop for gas. That being said the only time you could make up time without getting pulled over, which would probably mean your not making the deadline, was in small spurts. Well 5 minutes into the trip and the small spurt began. One of the best times to make up ground was in LA Traffic since lane splitting is legal in California. That was everything she had in her to keep up with all the horsepower I was chasing but it got the job done. I stayed right with them and from there on out it was easy living. The Scrambler hung with the big boys. Before this the longest that I had ever ridden was maybe 600 miles. And I remember that being a rough 600. Back aching, neck on fire, that sort of thing. The Scrambler gave me none of that. Hell it was so comfortable that I remember almost damn near falling asleep a couple times. It was so fun to ride that by the end of the trip it full on felt like I had been riding the thing for years. I felt like James Bond or Indiana Jones. Invincible haha! Blasting through twisties with the sportbikes looking back like “hes still there damnit” hahah. It was good times!
From there the bike came home with me. During the entire Border to Border ride I kept thinking to myself wondering what the bike could really do if you put it to the test. Man I was a believer. This thing was rad. So I called up my old buddy Manny and created a concept based around proving the bikes worth. All it takes is one glance at this bike and the idea of riding it off road is bound to cross your mind. I mean the word for dirtbike in spanish is “Scrambler.” Doesnt get any better than that. With that being said we started filming and boom “ScrambleME” was born. The idea was to show the bikes versatitlity. You could take it out to the track, yank a wheelie or two, blast off road like an MX bike, and after all that still take a hot date out to dinner. For me it doesnt get any better than that. And just in case your wondering, I didnt even drop the thing once filming all this madness. The bike was that good!
It was funny how all this came to be. never would I have thought I would have been able to tear the hell out of Triumph Scrambler. Whats even better is I had fun doing it. To be honest I would rather ride that thing on the road over most bikes. Not to mention the attention it gets from people. Even more so when you get a little crazy on it lol. All in all it was an awesome adventure that Im glad I got to experience. On to to the next. Wait until you see the madness thats coming!