Kyirsty Unger and her a XT braapmobile (yes, it’s actually four stroke, I know) in Portland, Oregon.
Jimi Hendrix photographed on a chopper, used as the cover for the compilation album called ‘South Saturn Delta’.
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Vintage motocross/trials girl, Debbie Evans, looking stoked as all hell on her Ossa motorbike, wearing what look like Hondaline boots (but could be Hi-Points or any number of other brands).
Debbie is an AMA Motorcycle Museum Hall of Famer, having been the first woman to compete in FIM World Championship Trials event, she’s also appeared in over 200 movies as the stunt rider.
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Sometimes you just have to enjoy a photo for what it is- a mood and moment in time captured for as long as the data lasts on paper, on your harddrive… get over your judgements.
Her smile, that motorcycle smile, it shows the joy we all know so well. It’s that moment, that feeling, that happiness… freedom.
It’s not news to anyone that I’m a bit of a gear freak- I wear shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle, and shin armor every time I ride. I’m a fan of full face helmets. But I remember the 96 degree (F) day in Portland last summer, after I’d lapped the small field on the two smoker KZ125 at Chris’ house quite a few times… I was dripping with sweat. I rode into the yard, peeled off all my gear and threw it to the ground. I lapped the field a few times wearing pants, boots, a tank top, and nothing else. It was glorious, yes, yes I’ll admit.
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Big fan of The Vintagent, rare old motorcycle photos combined with history lessons we probably wouldn’t hear of otherwise.
This is a 1903 twin-cylinder Buchet, from the Age of Monsters…built for track racing in those early days when there was ‘no replacement for displacement’…this engine was probably 2976cc, and Maurice Fournier rode it to 75mph over the flying kilo that year. Buchet invented the vertical twin! Imagine riding this beast, stretched out directly over a hot engine; my guess is he didn’t ride it long!
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Corinna Mantlo rebuilds her dirtbike with Valerie Figarella, owner of MotorGrrl Garage in Brooklyn.
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Abby and Brittany ride a scooter! Yes, these ladies are conjoined twins… and they don’t let anything stop them from following their dreams and trying new things. They have two spines and nervous systems but two arms and two legs, the right side and left side are controlled completely separately by each woman. Teamwork and communication get them through every task, even riding two wheels!
Lindsey Marie Hanson on her beautiful customized vintage Harley, captured hitting “The Snake” near Los Angeles, CA.
You’ve probably seen photos from “The Snake” without even realizing- it’s a 21-turn portion of Mulholland Highway just above the Rock Store. “Edwards’ Corner” is the last turn heading uphill through the snake and is rather internet famous for capturing motorcyclists outriding their bike, talent, and/or conditions.
Valerie Thompson ready to race in her BMW branded one piece suit and Schuberth full face.
Valerie is a five time land speed record holder, is an official member of the BUB Speed Trials 201 MPH Club, Mojave Magnum 200 MPH Club, and Texas Mile 200 MPH Club… dang! She also set a personal best top speed of 212 mph on her BMW S1000RR during the March 2013 Texas Mile competition. Pretty incredible.
Valerie will be appearing at BMW Las Vegas open house this weekend, Saturday April 19th, 2014 from 11a to 3p. For more info, address, etc… hit the Valerie Thompson FB page.
Lanakila MacNaughton, the photographer behind the Women’s Moto Exhibit, takin’ a cruise on her new Sporty while rockin’ a Biltwell Gringo full face.
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Stormie Ray pullin’ her dirtbike out of the muddy trenches at Woodland Bottoms in Washinton.
Ruts can be deceiving in the rainy climate of the Pacific Northwest- you’re all “I got this” then it’s more like “holy crap where’d my wheel go?”