Tamara riding her cafe racer XS650- Black Tibetans shoot/feature in Dice Magazine.

[ source: MotoMucci | more of Tamara Raye ]

Harley VS Honda - a group of Harley fanatics surround a man taking a sledgehammer to a Honda motorcycle. Photograph by Ann Simmons-Myers circa1974.
[ source: FTW Garage blog | more motorcycle history ]

Harley VS Honda - a group of Harley fanatics surround a man taking a sledgehammer to a Honda motorcycle. Photograph by Ann Simmons-Myers circa1974.

[ source: FTW Garage blog | more motorcycle history ]

"How many motorcycles should I have?" A question every motorcyclist asks themselves, has now been answered. Those Australians are brilliant. 

n + 1
The final formula for the exact amount of motorcycles you need to have.Where n is the number of motorcycles you currently have.

[ source: 650nkownersclub.com.au | more funny stuff ]

"How many motorcycles should I have?" A question every motorcyclist asks themselves, has now been answered. Those Australians are brilliant. 

n + 1

The final formula for the exact amount of motorcycles you need to have.
Where n is the number of motorcycles you currently have.

[ source: 650nkownersclub.com.au | more funny stuff ]

Sunday Mass Hosted by ESMB

After the shoot with Shaik Ridzwan, I finally made it to a Sunday Mass event at Deus ex Machina in Venice Beach. This time hosted by East Side Moto Babes and taking place after the big Venice Vintage swap meet (website) and VVMC ride, the parking lot was completely packed. Sunday Mass was literally massive. 

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Bikes of every style, riders of every experience level. So much fun was had!

Had the pleasure of shooting with Shaik Ridzwan of the Mighty Motor this weekend in downtown Los Angeles with Pandora.

The location under third street not only looked rad but kept me out of the super hot sun. It was some 82°F in LA on Sunday even by 11a. It also allowed for a super cool aerial photo of the Monster. 

Topmost photo by Shaik Ridzwan. 

[ more behind the scenes ]

Lolana Motorcycles cafe racer girl illustration!
[ source: Lolana Motos blog | more motorcycle art ]

Lolana Motorcycles cafe racer girl illustration!

[ source: Lolana Motos blog | more motorcycle art ]

The joy of mechanical triumphs- you can see it in his smile. Wrenching can be incredibly rewarding… once you’re through the cursing phase. Photograph from Crude Behavior by Mark Choiniere.
[ more motorcycle smiles | black and white ]

The joy of mechanical triumphs- you can see it in his smile. Wrenching can be incredibly rewarding… once you’re through the cursing phase. Photograph from Crude Behavior by Mark Choiniere.

[ more motorcycle smiles | black and white ]

A woman and her Triumph overlooking the desert sunset- photograph by French artist Kreatica (website).
[ more motorcycles and nature ]

A woman and her Triumph overlooking the desert sunset- photograph by French artist Kreatica (website).

[ more motorcycles and nature ]

Famous and talented painter Georgia O’Keefe hitching a ride on her land, Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM with Maurice Grosser on his 1938 Harley Davidson Knucklehead. Photographed by Maria Cabot circa 1944.
Fun fact- when I was in Primary School, fifth grade, we did a huge project for an event called, “Night of the Notables” wherein we would dress up as our chosen historical figure. We had to create a large display board of our work and talk about it as if we were the person we were portraying. My choice? Georgia O’Keefe. It was fantastic being able to hang her paintings of flowers and skulls as a child. 
[ source: TSY - Women Who Rode Away | more history ]

Famous and talented painter Georgia O’Keefe hitching a ride on her land, Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM with Maurice Grosser on his 1938 Harley Davidson Knucklehead. Photographed by Maria Cabot circa 1944.

Fun fact- when I was in Primary School, fifth grade, we did a huge project for an event called, “Night of the Notables” wherein we would dress up as our chosen historical figure. We had to create a large display board of our work and talk about it as if we were the person we were portraying. My choice? Georgia O’Keefe. It was fantastic being able to hang her paintings of flowers and skulls as a child. 

[ source: TSY - Women Who Rode Away | more history ]

Was really cool to see a brand spankin’ new 2014 2013 Honda CB1100 (and get to sit on it and rev the engine a lil) today at Cerberus. It’s pretty cool as is, too. The 535lbs felt somewhat low centered making it not overly heavy, and had good height. Again, I’m stoked to see manufacturers bringing retro/classic motorcycles back into the mix. 
They’re chopping it up for a customer who’s going to send it overseas where they have more strict on what bikes you can bring in. The benefit of using this as a base is that it passes all their all their regulations right off the bat, and will be easier to register etc. 

Was really cool to see a brand spankin’ new 2014 2013 Honda CB1100 (and get to sit on it and rev the engine a lil) today at Cerberus. It’s pretty cool as is, too. The 535lbs felt somewhat low centered making it not overly heavy, and had good height. Again, I’m stoked to see manufacturers bringing retro/classic motorcycles back into the mix. 

They’re chopping it up for a customer who’s going to send it overseas where they have more strict on what bikes you can bring in. The benefit of using this as a base is that it passes all their all their regulations right off the bat, and will be easier to register etc. 

Too cool… an Aprilia split in twine at the Boijmans Rotterdam Museum in the Netherlands, photographed in 3D by Alexandra Bircken.
[ source: flickr | more aprilia ]

Too cool… an Aprilia split in twine at the Boijmans Rotterdam Museum in the Netherlands, photographed in 3D by Alexandra Bircken.

[ source: flickr | more aprilia ]

Leah (Stunts) Petersen, perfectly purple on her leopard print Ninja. 
Oh yeah, wheelie wednesday and stuff.
[ more tagged Kawasaki ]

Leah (Stunts) Petersen, perfectly purple on her leopard print Ninja. 

Oh yeah, wheelie wednesday and stuff.

[ more tagged Kawasaki ]

Morgan Gilman Garritson riding a black Sporty at twilight with flowing blonde hair. Photograph by Lanakila MacNaughton of the Women’s Moto Exhibit (website). 

Morgan Gilman Garritson riding a black Sporty at twilight with flowing blonde hair. Photograph by Lanakila MacNaughton of the Women’s Moto Exhibit (website)


This is what your site looks like on all my devices except my phone. I have noticed that a number of tumblrs look the same way. Seems that a number of those are using the brutal simplicity theme (whatever that is). Opened it this morning and it looked great. This afternoon it’s back to crap.Not to worry however runcible spoons have not kept me from perusing all posts. Just wondering if it’s only me or has anyone else been experiencing this for about the last week?
A barely computer literate follower - Cole

Thanks for the specification on the website viewing problems, man! So, the only thing I can conclude from this is your browser(s) are out of date and/or you have some sort of plug-in installed on said browser(s) that’s complicating your view of certain tumblr things. Chrome has never given me a problem, so I’m not a huge help. Sorry! :( 
That being said, soon enough I’ll no longer be on tumblr. Can’t wait!

This is what your site looks like on all my devices except my phone. I have noticed that a number of tumblrs look the same way. Seems that a number of those are using the brutal simplicity theme (whatever that is). Opened it this morning and it looked great. This afternoon it’s back to crap.Not to worry however runcible spoons have not kept me from perusing all posts. Just wondering if it’s only me or has anyone else been experiencing this for about the last week?

A barely computer literate follower - Cole

Thanks for the specification on the website viewing problems, man! So, the only thing I can conclude from this is your browser(s) are out of date and/or you have some sort of plug-in installed on said browser(s) that’s complicating your view of certain tumblr things. Chrome has never given me a problem, so I’m not a huge help. Sorry! :( 

That being said, soon enough I’ll no longer be on tumblr. Can’t wait!

The tale of the Bonerville sticker(s). 
My friend Joe, marketing director at Icon Motosports, returned from a vacation to find his Bonneville stealthily stickered beyond reason. He stopped counting at 18, then proceeded to find one inside the gascap. Aw, ya gotta love co-workers. The best sticker of them all was the very accurately designed “Bonerville” sticker on his side cover. 
Well the totally rad Jada, having lovingly referred to her bike as Bonerville for quite a while now, followed suit and spruced up her Bonne as well. 
I’m a fan.
[ more photos of Jada Noriyuki | more tagged Triumph ]

The tale of the Bonerville sticker(s). 

My friend Joe, marketing director at Icon Motosports, returned from a vacation to find his Bonneville stealthily stickered beyond reason. He stopped counting at 18, then proceeded to find one inside the gascap. Aw, ya gotta love co-workers. The best sticker of them all was the very accurately designed “Bonerville” sticker on his side cover. 

Well the totally rad Jada, having lovingly referred to her bike as Bonerville for quite a while now, followed suit and spruced up her Bonne as well. 

I’m a fan.

[ more photos of Jada Noriyuki | more tagged Triumph ]