Talking to Zero Motorcycles CEO and taking home the 2020 SR/F

The motorcycle industry is shifting to electric. Harley-Davidson signaled the trend this year, becoming the first big gas manufacturer to release a street-legal e-motorcycle in the U.S., the LiveWire. But before Harley’s EV pivot, California-based startup Zero Motorcycles had been selling e-motos for years. “We’re an electric motorcycle and power-train manufacturer founded in 2006 in Santa Cruz, California…we’re sold in over 30 countries,” Zero CEO Sam Paschel told TechCrunch. “Fundamentally we aim to transform and elevate the motorcycling experience and by doing that we expect to make a huge dent in transforming transportation globally.” Toward that aim, Zero recently released the all-new 2020, SR/F — a $19K high-performance e-motorcycle and competitor to Harley Davidson’s $29K LiveWire. One can power Zero’s …

Wildfire wedding: couple wear protective masks in viral California photo

Image shows Katie and Curtis Ferland in burning wine country as photographer wonders: Is this the new normal? A photo of a bride and groom wearing protective masks at their destination wedding in Californias wine country has gone viral after the giant Sonoma county, and regularly shoots wine country weddings. The moment the couple put the masks on, it reminded Roa of the 1930 painting American Gothic, she said. This is Roas fourth wedding in the last three years that has been evacuated or disrupted by wildfires. The 43-year-olds parents, who live in nearby Sebastopol, were evacuated as the Kincade fire spread and are now staying at her Castro Valley home, which has no power due to the and Electric …