Dorinda Roberts queued up on her vintage Triumph before the Hell on Wheels MC vintage MX ladies race in Riverside, CA. 
Photograph by Alicia Mariah Elfving, copyright themotolady.com 2014.
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Dorinda Roberts queued up on her vintage Triumph before the Hell on Wheels MC vintage MX ladies race in Riverside, CA. 

Photograph by Alicia Mariah Elfving, copyright themotolady.com 2014.

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Yuriko Takeda riding her sparkly 1976 Shovelhead pink and purple chopper by Hogkillers out of Born Free 6. It’s name is “Gloryhole”.
Photograph by Alicia Mariah Elfving, copyright themotolady.com 2014.
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Yuriko Takeda riding her sparkly 1976 Shovelhead pink and purple chopper by Hogkillers out of Born Free 6. It’s name is “Gloryhole”.

Photograph by Alicia Mariah Elfving, copyright themotolady.com 2014.

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My Ducati Monster, Pandora, in our shop- photograph by Scott G. Toepfer (sgtoepfer.com). 

My Ducati Monster, Pandora, in our shop- photograph by Scott G. Toepfer (sgtoepfer.com)

Kyra Sacdalan in an Icon Variant helmet and red Akorp jacket, blastin’ by on her new dirt bike. Photograph by Justin Coffey of Peanut Butter Coast (blog).
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Kyra Sacdalan in an Icon Variant helmet and red Akorp jacket, blastin’ by on her new dirt bike. Photograph by Justin Coffey of Peanut Butter Coast (blog).

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Sitting at a stop light near my house while running errands today I spotted a group of bobbers rolling past heading toward Downtown Ventura. After stopping by the gas station I rolled down Main Street to see if I could spot them and take some photos… lo! There they were!

Not one, not two, but SEVEN custom bobbers all in one spot. A friend of mine told me they had just been up at See See’s in Portland and that they’re road tripping from Mexico City. Gotta love the Powerplant bike, seriously good looking. 

Swedish Marines ‘Greased Lightning’ Parody Video

This may be one of the best parody videos I’ve ever seen (and it’s not just because I’m part Swedish). The flare, the sassy hip popping, the military uniforms with synchronized snapping! Oh my!

While only one motorcycle appears in this video, a Zarang ZR cruiser (manufactured in Afghanistan) it’s still right up the alley of MotoLady readers. Because, come on, we all know that synchronized dancing is amazing, and can only get better when you add in heavy artillery, lighting cigarettes with torches, and again… the sass! Something tells me these guys had a little down time in Afghanistan. 

Dressed to the Nines

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Did a fun little shoot today for a photo project for an Australian friend today. I’ll let what it’s for and whatnot be a surprise, but I wanted to share something not often witnessed… me dressed to the nines. 

Rob Escalante lives in Los Angeles and rides on a daily basis. If you’ve ever ridden in LA, you know how insane the drivers and traffic can be. It can be scary dangerous for a motorcyclist, bicyclist, pedestrian, and even other cars. Today he took a moment out of his day to help an elderly woman. The story made me feel all warm and fuzzy, so I had to share. 

This old lady was crossing the street, but too old to make it on time, as the light turned green and cars flew by her without caring she was having difficulty getting on the sidewalk as it was way too high. I just didn’t have the heart to be another witness doing nothing….I just had to help. 

It only takes a second, be the kind of motorcyclist that makes the world a better place. Take those few moments to do something that will help create positive feelings about folks who ride on two wheels. It might save their life, and it might save yours some day too. 

Rob Escalante lives in Los Angeles and rides on a daily basis. If you’ve ever ridden in LA, you know how insane the drivers and traffic can be. It can be scary dangerous for a motorcyclist, bicyclist, pedestrian, and even other cars. Today he took a moment out of his day to help an elderly woman. The story made me feel all warm and fuzzy, so I had to share. 

This old lady was crossing the street, but too old to make it on time, as the light turned green and cars flew by her without caring she was having difficulty getting on the sidewalk as it was way too high. I just didn’t have the heart to be another witness doing nothing….I just had to help. 

It only takes a second, be the kind of motorcyclist that makes the world a better place. Take those few moments to do something that will help create positive feelings about folks who ride on two wheels. It might save their life, and it might save yours some day too. 

Yet Another Reason We Should All Wear Cameras

A 25 year old Australian, Chris Porter, recorded a collision with an elderly gentleman on a helmet-mounted GoPro camera. The footage ended up saving him an insurance nightmare and thousands of dollars. 

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Yet another reason we should all wear video cameras like GoPro or Contour whenever we ride. With most of society automatically blaming us even when we’re the victim, we really need that visual evidence to back us up. 

Evening Post- August 12, 1899, “Thrashed by a Lady Cyclist”. 

An extraordinary scene was witnessed on Saturday morning in Peel Lane, a thoroughfare connecting Little Hulton with Tyldesley, in which the principal participants were a young lady cyclist and a youth of nineteen or twenty. The lady was riding at a good pace, and when in a quiet part of the road the young man, who had apparently been imbibing, stepped into the roadway, and, addressing some insulting remarks to the cyclist, made as if he intended pulling her off the machine. She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in scientific fashion, to the delight of several coliers who were passing. The young man made off, and the cyclist, who is believed to be a Bolton lady noted for her athletic powers, rode off towards Tyldesley. 

What an awesome tale- the tale of a lady on two wheels not taking any guff! 

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Polish motolady Weronika Kwapisz finished her journey across America on a Triumph Bonneville just a few days ago! You can see photos and stories from her trip on her website RidingAcrossAmerica.

Polish motolady Weronika Kwapisz finished her journey across America on a Triumph Bonneville just a few days ago! You can see photos and stories from her trip on her website RidingAcrossAmerica.

Red Spade looking lovely as always, big smile on her face, sporting her one piece track suit standing with her bike, big thumbs up! 
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Red Spade looking lovely as always, big smile on her face, sporting her one piece track suit standing with her bike, big thumbs up! 

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This is Missy Meyers from Philadelphia- she wrenches on her vintage Honda herself. 
Thanks to Sasha from Cafe Racer XXX (caferacerxxx.com) for sending me the photo!
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This is Missy Meyers from Philadelphia- she wrenches on her vintage Honda herself. 

Thanks to Sasha from Cafe Racer XXX (caferacerxxx.com) for sending me the photo!

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The lovely Pandora and I went for an evening ride on this overcast and warm Ventura day. Soft clouds make for great photos, it’s a giant softbox in the sky dampening and washing all the sun around. (For those that don’t know, a soft box is used in professional lighting for video and photo shoots to make light more even and spread out.)

These shots were taken at Serra Cross Park above Downtown Ventura, CA. To the right of the images there’s a giant cross overlooking the ocean. I can see this spot from my house, which is pretty cool. 

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Smartphone Tools for Smart Road Trippin’

Since I don’t run any gauges on my Monster, I’ve been asked quite a few times about my phone speedometer and GPS set up- and it’s not as impressive as you’d assume.

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Read on to find out more about my ghetto approach to phone GPS/speedo use, and other much nicer looking options for you to use in conjunction with Google/Apple Maps, speedometer apps, and more.