Posts tagged alicia mariah elfving

Manigale Madness Indeed (video)

Over a year ago, while working at MotoCorsa, I wanted to get into creating beautiful Ducati content to share on the web, rather than regurgitating the same things everyone else posted. That’s where the seDUCATIve photoshoot with Kylie Shea Lewellen came from- Arun Sharma (General Manager) and I decided that we should hit the internet with 1199 Panigale desktop wallpaper photos of a beautiful woman on a bike- but do it first and do it better. After the shots made their rounds they had rather positive response, but of course there were some who couldn’t see the fact that we classed up the regular girl on bike photos a little bit. So, as we’re talking about it, Arun says, “Wouldn’t it be hilarious to do a parody with the guys?”

Learning the Dirt at the Touratech ADV Moto Rally

When you get a random phone call from the Marketing Manager at Touratech inviting you to attend their 2013 Adventure Motorcycle Rally, you get sort of excited. Then it moves to a sort of horror when you realize you have to tell them you’ve only ridden on a dirt a small amount, and on bikes either unsuited for the terrain, or much smaller than touring and adventure motorcycles. 

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Fortunately for me, one of the reasons they got in touch was because of my enthusiasm for adventure riding but my lack of experience in said environment. The Touratech Adventure Motorcycle Rally is set up for beginners to advanced riders- lessons on cooking with a camp set up, packing your gear as small as possible, and routes mapped and marked by difficulty. 

Silodrome and MotoLady have teamed up to bring you robust gear reviews accompanied by beautiful photography! The first edition? Why the Icon 1000 Akorp jacket, of course!

No matter what you ride, you need to have the proper gear to feel comfortable on your motorbike. Whether you’re hitting dual track off road routes for the first time, or taking a trip down to your local coffee shop… you’re going to need a jacket that offers warmth, weather protection, and space to carry all your stuff. You’re also going to need elbow, shoulder and back armour to protect you against everyday road hazards and crazy drivers that could bring you down (but hopefully don’t). And if you’re anything like me you’ll want to avoid the horrific fluorescent design monstrosities that plague much of the motorcycle gear genre. This classically styled jacket, designed after old school military gear, is a good example of fashion and function working together for once….

Read the full MotoLady Icon 1000 Akorp Jacket review on Silodrome.com »

Photographs by the talented Gregor Halenda, copyright 2013 (all rights reserved).

[ Buy the men’s Akorp or ladies Akorp on RevZilla | see more Gear Reviews ]

[Semi-NSFW warning] Lanakila MacNaughton, photographer extraordinaire, had her gallery premier of the Women’s Motorcycle Exhibit in Portland at See See Motor Coffee on July 12th, 2013. 

Lana photographs real women who ride, stripped down (sometimes literally, always figuratively) and embracing the freedom of riding, being a woman, and having the ability to do what they damn well please. Well, at least that’s the vibe I get from it. 

Asked to photograph the ride to the show, I called up my friend Tony (who has a nice sissy bar on his bike, great for photography) and asked him if he’d let me hang off the back with my camera. No passenger pegs and a very high and small seat, it was definitely an experience. One that was totally worth it, these ladies had a blast and got all sorts of looks across town. And a few honks and hollers, of course. All in good fun. 

Make sure to check out the Womens Moto Exhibit website to read about Lana’s shows and adventures, and check back here as I will be showcasing some of my favorites from the ride over the next few days!

Photographs by Alicia Mariah Elfving, copyright themotolady.com 2013.

[ see more photos of Jenny Czinder | Michelle Clabby | Lanakila MacNaughton | Stormie Ray | Jada Noriyuki ]

Lanakila MacNaughton’s beautiful medium format photographs of Stormie’s Wrench Night last wednesday. 

The topmost photo is definitely my favorite from the night, Stormie, Jada and I all kicking it being the überdorks we are. 

See/read more: 
More of Lanakila MacNaughton’s photographs
More tagged Jada Noriyuki / Stormie Ray
Writeup on Stormie’s Wrench Wednesdays

Video: As the Sun Sets

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A video about the somber feeling one gets when riding season comes to a close- when we often hold on to each last moment the sun is still kissing the asphalt and the roads are still dry.

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Hopping on a motorcycle after work for even the shortest jaunt can be a meditative experience.

An Interview with Photographer Ray Gordon

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Ever wanted to know a magician’s secrets? I’ll admit, seeing Ray Gordon’s photography over the years has often left me in a state of wonder. How, why, where?! What on earth came upon someone and compelled them to drive a Camaro off a cliff? I got the chance to ask him all these questions and more. 

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His project THROTTLED was most recently displayed at the fourth annual One Motorcycle Show in February (check out my review of the One Moto 2013 here) and helped set the tone for the entire event. Chances are you’ve seen his work before- like in the shot I posted of Tori and Amy riding a minibike on the beach, or on countless motorcycle and hotrod websites. 

Extra, extra! Read all about it! 
Go check out my feature on The One Motorcycle Show in SportBikes Inc Magazine. Photos that have not yet been released! Eleven pages of goodness!
Sportbikes Inc. Magazine March Issue »

Extra, extra! Read all about it! 

Go check out my feature on The One Motorcycle Show in SportBikes Inc Magazine. Photos that have not yet been released! Eleven pages of goodness!

Sportbikes Inc. Magazine March Issue »

Can you name that motorcycle?
My good friend Chris Herrin beginning his speed sleeve- getting tattooed by Matthew Mattison (Little Tattoo Shoppe, Portland Oregon). 
Matthew is the go-to tattoo artist for most motorcyclists in Portland. At least most of the ones I know! He did both my MotoLady and Faster Faster tattoos. 

Can you name that motorcycle?

My good friend Chris Herrin beginning his speed sleeve- getting tattooed by Matthew Mattison (Little Tattoo Shoppe, Portland Oregon). 

Matthew is the go-to tattoo artist for most motorcyclists in Portland. At least most of the ones I know! He did both my MotoLady and Faster Faster tattoos

Bikes, bubble visors, mini moto, mini bonfire, beer, art, give aways… highlights of last night. 

More, more, more photos later. Again, thank you to everyone who attended or helped make this End of the World Ride & Last Party on Earth come to fruition!

She’s gonna be a beauty.
More photos from putting the first bit of her back together soon. The little scissor marks and arrows are where the frame is chopped and the seat is getting chopped to match.
[ more from the Monster Project ]

She’s gonna be a beauty.

More photos from putting the first bit of her back together soon. The little scissor marks and arrows are where the frame is chopped and the seat is getting chopped to match.

[ more from the Monster Project ]

The greybeards know best. When all else fails, and you try every way you know… see the wise old mechanics. (Photo by yours truly.)
My Monster cush drives were a total pain… wouldn’t come out to save my life. Visited my friend Shelby Shaffer and his Grandpa… they were out within 40 minutes. Full story later… I have to go enjoy the last of this dry weather in Portland. 
[ see more from the Monster Project ]

The greybeards know best. When all else fails, and you try every way you know… see the wise old mechanics. (Photo by yours truly.)

My Monster cush drives were a total pain… wouldn’t come out to save my life. Visited my friend Shelby Shaffer and his Grandpa… they were out within 40 minutes. Full story later… I have to go enjoy the last of this dry weather in Portland. 

[ see more from the Monster Project ]

Leah (Stunts) Petersen yesterday at Portland International Raceway, photo by yours truly.

Leah (Stunts) Petersen yesterday at Portland International Raceway, photo by yours truly.

Incredible art by Dika Toolkit- MotoLady the graphic novel version. He calls the character Taz.

Follow his Instagram (@tookit04) and facebook. His work is amazing. I feel so honored to have been drawn by such a talented artist!

What happens when you put a bunch of bikers with a warped sense of humor in a Ducati shop together? You get the one-of-a-kind, often-imitated-never-duplicated MotoCorsa family. This photoshoot is a good example of the lengths we’ll go for our customers… even if it’s to make them laugh, cry, and/or want to vomit. ;)

To all the people who are sick and tired of seeing bikini clad babes draped over bikes… this is for you. I can only tell you how lucky I feel to work with this group of dudes. 

Make sure you go check out all the 1199 MANigale photos on the MotoCorsa website.

Photography by yours truly, MotoLady!