Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ultimate honor!

Wow, I feel like I've finally arrived. One of my photos is on the front cover of Andy Goldfine's 2011Aerostich Rider Wearhouse catalog. The photo is but one of many, but it's still the ultimate honor for a rider like me. The Aerostich riding gear is the rider's equivalent of Snapple. You've heard the slogan: The Best Stuff on Earth. As least in my opinion. The riding gear, that is. I withhold comment on Snapple.

I've long sworn by my Roadcrafter. It's perfect for motorcycle riding. I also discovered another use for the Roadcrafter along with a full face helmet and gloves. When a baby's diaper badly needs changing you will appreciate the extra protection.

So, if you have any interest I have included the link to view the front cover online.

This photo was one I staged and then sent in to Andy. Look about halfway down the page and to the left third. When you roll the cursor over the photo it references a diaper change.

My buddy Patrick is also on the front cover. He's on the right side and lower down. Look for a Hi-Viz suit, an orange helmet, and the red BMW. Two TEAM OREGON instructors on the front cover is pretty cool.

If you have nothing else of importance to do, like rearrange your sock drawer, you can see my photo here.

Miles and smiles,



Troubadour said...

I have that issue, can you sign my copy?


Charlie6 said...

Irondad (Dan)

Congrats on getting that picture of you being ATGATT while doing a diaper change in such an august publication as the Aerostich Catalog, a similar collection of farkle and fine riding gear I've yet to discover.


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Arizona Harley Dude said...

And to think I knew you when you were just a bike rider, riding instructor, blogger extraordinaire. I am humbled.

Congratulations on becoming even more famous.

Geoff James said...

True fame Dan! Must investigate Aerostitch by mail order - not available in NZ directly. My Arlen Neaa cordura has always leaked slightly so for serious wet rides. a plastic (non-breathable) jacket goes over the top.

bobskoot said...


excellent, congratulations on achieving "cover" status.

Riding the Wet Coast

Stacy said...

Well look who's famous!

I love that diaper photo.

RichardM said...

Pretty cool! That is a great photo.

Mike said...

Very cool! Congratulations! I saw that shot displayed as a winner at the Lancaster Mall too!

Joe said...

Whew! Thank heaven I did the sock drawer yesterday and had the time to look at the photo. Dare I say here that it's adorable?

Congrats, Dan!


Bryce said...

See? You know how to take great photographs!
And starting from sweet nothings you get a cover photo!
My student has done well.

Aerosstich, lovely product, however no fitta the elephant. (me)

And this year ne'er ride again...that was then for 40 years plus..just happy now to be alive.

George F said...

Nice, congratulations ;-)

bluekat said...

Very funny photo!
Ryan was so tiny then!

Steve Williams said...

irondad: Let's hope the image of a monster hovering over that little guys doesn't haunt his dreams until he's 35, in therapy, and wondering why motorcyclists and policemen with Hi Viz suits makes him nervous.

Or the other option is that you're 85, bedridden, and he's doing the same thing to you!

Congratulations on enter Aerostich mythology! I saw that picture on the cover but never made the connection.

What's next on your list of motorcycle and riding goals?

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Jack Riepe said...

Dear IronDad (Dan):

I think getting yor picture on the Aerostitch catalogue is niothing short of hot rats!. Good for you and congratulations! Now, can you get Aerostitch to put "Endorsed by Dan Bateman" on some of their gear!

Very cool.

Fondest regards,
Jack • reep • Toad
Twisted Roads