Sofi Tsignos snugglin’ up on her Dad’s beautifully restored 650 Triton.
[ more photos of Sofi | tagged Triton ]
If you follow my instagram and/or facebook you saw the posts today and yesterday about Emma’s stolen Triumph.
Many of you wanted to know what happened and how she got it back- at the time of the update I didn’t know. But most recently Emma posted this:
SHE’S BAAAACK! Hearing (from a source that I can’t seem to track down) that the fucker apparently saw the instagram/internet call to action, panicked and ditched it near the impound lot. He definitely dropped her, the bars are pretty much ruined and there’s dried gas all over the tank. Had to pay over $400 in impound release fees and lapsed registration (haven’t been riding as much due to neck problems and being too busy). Sucks that I had to go broke to get my own stolen property back after it was only gone for 24 hours but she’s mine again! If I live a thousand years, I will never be able to thank everyone for all of their help. 99.9% of you have never even met me but you all still took a second out of your day to help me out. I am unspeakably, unendingly grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Now let’s ride!
Another thanks to everyone who shared- this is exactly why the motorcycle community continues to amaze me in the best ways. ♥
[ more photos of Emma ]
Alison Smith (of Racing Girls Inc) gettin’ a knee down on her SV650S (I believe). Photo by Ryan Phillips of 360 Photography (website).
[ more knee down | track photos ]
The lil’ Nean Bean (of MotoFactory PDX) - second place at the Salem, OR flat track races. She’s 4’11” of flat trackin’ FURY.
[ more photos of Nean ]
My brother Tim sent me this photo of my little niece Brooklyn “working on her bike like her Auntie”. She pulled it into her Dora tent and started using her Handy Manny hammer and screwdriver to “fix it”. Smart kid, I feel so proud it’s not even funny.
French singer and actress Françoise Hardy in a 3/4 helmet. Hardy has become a music and fashion icon, and was often seen on a motorcycle.
[ source: Silodrome facebook ]
My friend David and I went out on an epic ride yesterday with the intention of hitting at least two of the ‘famous’ San Diego roads I keep hearing about. Well, we ended up hitting more than just two.
(Photo by Rick Clemson)
Our ride was a great one indeed, over 200 miles (I lost track) and countless amazing views. Ramona -> Old Julian Hwy to Santa Ysabel -> Mesa Grande to Lake Henshaw -> 76 -> South Grade to Palomar -> lunch -> Palomar State Park -> East Grade -> 79 to Santa Ysabel -> 78 to Julian -> 79 to Sunrise up Mt. Laguna -> Hwy 8 all the way back to San Diego.
Annette Carrion, atop her Kawasaki Ninja, proves that flattering and protective gear for women does exist. Annette is a contributing author to Motorcyclist Magazine and lives in Los Angeles, CA.
The lovely Sofi Tsingos getting a knee down on her 2008 Honda CRF450 Supermoto. Sofi is from Texas and until recently has been working at AMS Ducati Dallas as the Service Writer, and has now moved bigger and better things including her project GT Cafe For Cause. Photo by Dustin Doskocil.
Make sure to check out previous motolady features of Sofi, including her gorgeous CB550 Cafe Racer build.
There are a ton of comments I could make on this photograph, but I think I’ll leave it at… This. Is. Awesome.
Regardless of all else you have to admit a motorcycle cop doing a stoppie on his Police Issue BMW motorcycle is pretty fantastic.
Note: The officer performed this demonstration on a closed course, was on his own time, received permission from the agency, and BMW Motorcycles of Ventura County covered the cost of a new rear tire (source).
Planning and plotting- mocking up mods for the Honda FT500 Ascot in the coming months. I’ve got my eyes on chopping that thing up a bit… the perfect platform for a dual sport. It shall henceforth be called… the Brat Tracker project.
[ Pinterest: Brat Tracker Project inspiration ]
This summer BMW released their Concept Ninety, a retro modern motorcycle roughly based on the 40 year old R90 design. This month, Suzuki followed up with a retro modern styled sport bike called the Recursion Concept. The bike has beautiful classic lines with modern angles, a 588cc water-cooled two-cylinder engine… and turbo.