Alpinestars Limited Edition Cactus Gearset: A Collaboration with Cactus Plant Flea Market
In collaboration with high-end fashion brand Cactus Plant Flea Market, which sells $170 t-shirts, Alpinestars has created what may be the most eye-catching, and controversial, gearset in the history of the sport. The Alpinestars Limited Edition Cactus gearset’s design was inspired by Cactus Plant Flea Market’s Cynthia Lu. Instagram followers of Cactus Plant Flea Market include reigning Supercross Champion Jason Anderson.According to an Alpinestars spokesman, the Limited Edition Cactus gearset is described as a “fluid and eye-catching combination of type, playful graphics, and bright screen print.” The description of “eye-catching” is certainly indisputable.
This is definitely a gearset design, and the Alpinestars Cactus SM8 helmet, Tech 10 boots, Racer Tech jersey and pants, and Radar gloves are all designed to interact together. It’s difficult to imagine trying to integrate any of the pieces in with existing Alpinestars riding gear.Eli Tomac wore a modified version of the gear, though he wears a Bell Helmet, at the Nashville Supercross.We look forward to your comments on this unique graphic treatment.
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.