Making Stuff: Footpeg Coat Hook

Since I’m finally at the point where I can cut, weld, and grind metal… when I was inspired to make a coat hook this weekend, I did so. I can’t even describe how excited I am to finally be able to do some of the weird decor and art projects I’ve had on my mind for years. My welding isn’t perfect, but it’s getting better with every go.

Anywho, on Saturday I made a coat/helmet/whatever-you-want-it-to-be-for hook out of an old foot peg… it even flips up. 

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Here’s the [rather short] process. 

Women Who Wrench and Ride

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I received this note from a reader recently, and wanted to expand on her comments. Firstly, thank you Becca for the kind words. Super awesome to hear you wrench and ride yourself. You are definitely not alone!

As for lady riders who also wrench, check out this list of other awesome motoladies you can follow online. 

Misty Whitten with her custom painted Perfume & Gasoline helmet. Such a classy lookin’ motolady!
[ more tagged pinstriping | real women who ride ]

Misty Whitten with her custom painted Perfume & Gasoline helmet. Such a classy lookin’ motolady!

[ more tagged pinstriping | real women who ride ]

Helmets for Heroines on April 25th of 2014 in at Karmarama in London- celebrating lady riders and providing aid for those with Breast Cancer in need of care. Starts with a motorcycle ride through London, followed by an art show with beautiful helmets.  

In a male dominated world, The Gabriel Hounds want to celebrate women on two wheels. In the process, we are going to be showcasing some beautiful and iconique helmets.

Check out Helmets for Heroines Facebook Event page for more info. 

Helmets for Heroines on April 25th of 2014 in at Karmarama in London- celebrating lady riders and providing aid for those with Breast Cancer in need of care. Starts with a motorcycle ride through London, followed by an art show with beautiful helmets.  

In a male dominated world, The Gabriel Hounds want to celebrate women on two wheels. In the process, we are going to be showcasing some beautiful and iconique helmets.

Check out Helmets for Heroines Facebook Event page for more info

Giving my Monster, aka ‘Pandora’s Box’, a sponge bath on this lovely 80°F sunny San Diego day.
Yeah, sometimes she gets washed before and after a ride. So what? Gotta treat the ladies right if you want them to do the same. 

Giving my Monster, aka ‘Pandora’s Box’, a sponge bath on this lovely 80°F sunny San Diego day.

Yeah, sometimes she gets washed before and after a ride. So what? Gotta treat the ladies right if you want them to do the same. 

Line Møller (on the Triumph) and Synne Sofie Reksten at the Music Festival at the Top of the World in Norway (Vice story). Photo by John Doran.

Line Møller (on the Triumph) and Synne Sofie Reksten at the Music Festival at the Top of the World in Norway (Vice story). Photo by John Doran.

Dorian Pitt from New Jersey and her Honda don’t need asphalt! 
Check her out on instagram @dorkian2. 
[ more real women who ride | tagged Honda ]

Dorian Pitt from New Jersey and her Honda don’t need asphalt! 

Check her out on instagram @dorkian2

[ more real women who ride | tagged Honda ]

Get your MuchoMoto MotoLady swag on… I just added a brand spankin’ new Wrench Girl tshirt to the shop! Two exclusive designs by Doug Werner of MuchoMoto; pick your color, style, and everything! Baseball tees, womens, hoodies and more. 

Visit the MotoLady redbubble shop | MuchoMoto facebook

Sofi Tsingos doing the pre-flight safety check on her self built CB cafe racer at a trackday, photo by Brandon LaJoie. 
Check out Sofi’s new website, GT Cafe for Cause. 
[ more photos of Sofi Tsingos | more cafe racer ]

Sofi Tsingos doing the pre-flight safety check on her self built CB cafe racer at a trackday, photo by Brandon LaJoie. 

Check out Sofi’s new website, GT Cafe for Cause

[ more photos of Sofi Tsingos | more cafe racer ]

Stacie B. London in stark contrasting white on her black 1969 BMW R60US at the East Side Moto Babes’ event, Babes on Motos 4.
Photography by Jack Alice (fb) at Charlie’s Place.
[ more photos of Stacie B. London | from BOM ]

Stacie B. London in stark contrasting white on her black 1969 BMW R60US at the East Side Moto Babes’ event, Babes on Motos 4.

Photography by Jack Alice (fb) at Charlie’s Place.

[ more photos of Stacie B. London | from BOM ]

This might be the best tank paint job ever… JURASSIC PARK! 
Photo by Rachel Teller at Deus in Venice Beach.

This might be the best tank paint job ever… JURASSIC PARK! 

Photo by Rachel Teller at Deus in Venice Beach.

Kerri Cameron rides the Wall of Death at The Carole Nash International Classic Motorcycle Show in Staffordshire, United Kingdom. 

The Wall of Death, also known by the names motordrome and silodrome, is a carnival favorite that dates back to 1911. The very first motordrome appeared at the Coney Island amusement park in New York city. 

[ more tagged Wall of Death | history ]

Mica Sakuma, Pregnant Japanese motolady moving a Harley chopper… adorable. 
[ Source: Kannon blog | more tagged Japan ]

Mica Sakuma, Pregnant Japanese motolady moving a Harley chopper… adorable. 

[ Source: Kannon blog | more tagged Japan ]

Annette Carrion proving as usual that full gear can look good. Annette recently moved to San Francisco, and has been thoroughly enjoying the sights.
[ more of Annette | more tagged safety is sexy ]

Annette Carrion proving as usual that full gear can look good. Annette recently moved to San Francisco, and has been thoroughly enjoying the sights.

[ more of Annette | more tagged safety is sexy ]

Women Biker Gangs of Japan: Bosozoku Girls

Bosozoku means ‘violent run tribe’, the Japanese gangs of the 1980’s earned this named by the Police they were constantly fleeing from. 

In a culture known for having strict cultural norms, the Bosozoku girls are definite outlaws. They ride fast, loud (visually and physically) motorcycles, wear uniforms and tattoos, and don’t take crap from anyone. 

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In the video, some of the women describe getting into the scene because they were dating Bosozoku guys. They enjoyed riding but didn’t want to sit behind the man anymore, so they got their own bikes.