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Canyon Riding- The Snake and More

Today I rode “The Snake”, passed the Rock Store, and experienced Los Angeles County canyons with Shaik Ridzwan from the Mighty Motor. We met at Neptune’s Net in Malibu since it’s somewhere in the middle of both of us- Santa Monica and Ventura. 

The photo above was yoinked from the Mighty Motor instagram

Stacie B. London with her 1969 R60US BMW motorcycle filming, “Way of Life” in Lancaster, CA.
Stacie is a lovely lady, intelligent, an amazing host, and a great ambassador for motorcyclists and women riders. Photo by Paige Craig (iampaigecraig.com).
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Stacie B. London with her 1969 R60US BMW motorcycle filming, “Way of Life” in Lancaster, CA.

Stacie is a lovely lady, intelligent, an amazing host, and a great ambassador for motorcyclists and women riders. Photo by Paige Craig (iampaigecraig.com).

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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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Another historic motorcycle image- three young women posing with a motorcycle on a dock circa 1919-1927, this one comes from Mack Senate comedy films.
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Another historic motorcycle image- three young women posing with a motorcycle on a dock circa 1919-1927, this one comes from Mack Senate comedy films.

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Stacie B. London of Triple Nickel 555 racing (fb) with her vintage 1969 BMW, photographed by Lanakila MacNaughton for the Women’s Moto Exhibit (site). 
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Stacie B. London of Triple Nickel 555 racing (fb) with her vintage 1969 BMW, photographed by Lanakila MacNaughton for the Women’s Moto Exhibit (site)

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Ladies Leading the Pack

I see this photo (or it’s similar counterpart) at least weekly while I’m looking through my favorite blogs, checking instagram feeds, etc… and the first time I posted this to the motolady site, I didn’t have a backstory. So here we are, with some history. 

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Mooneyes Mother’s Day today- woke up at 3am after moving all yesterday and leaving San Diego at 9p. Never seen cars wheelie in person before- and there were a ton of rad bikes. Including Carb Carl and his 1912 Pierce Arrow motorcycle- one of five in the whole world, and the only one that runs. He rode it in, and he’ll ride it out… despite being worth over a million dollars.

German motorcyclist circa 1954 with his BMW (probably an R67/2 or R51/3) in full leathers, sporting a very fascinating face shield. 

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Born Losers (1967) motion picture sound track cover featuring a lady rider on a BSA. Crazy movie.
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Born Losers (1967) motion picture sound track cover featuring a lady rider on a BSA. Crazy movie.

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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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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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Went to a few antique and vintage shops today in Ventura… awesome stores and a couple scores. Rotations was by far my favorite, with the 50cc Indian minibike, vintage motorcycle stuff sprinkled throughout a bunch of other wares including old street signage and antique photos of women and motorcycles. I snagged an old pair of leather motorcycle pants there, and the owl business card holder at Time Bomb. 

Good stuff. 

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.
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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.

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

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Flattrack babe Kara Kolodziej photographed by Corinna Mantlo at the Mid-Carolina Speedway. Kara races flat track with Five & Dime racing in the AMA Vintage Grand National Championship Circuit. A 1965 BSA/Triumph 250cc is her motorbike in the 250 “Ironman” class.
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Flattrack babe Kara Kolodziej photographed by Corinna Mantlo at the Mid-Carolina Speedway. Kara races flat track with Five & Dime racing in the AMA Vintage Grand National Championship Circuit. A 1965 BSA/Triumph 250cc is her motorbike in the 250 “Ironman” class.

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Sammy Miller, world renowned motorcycle road racing and trials rider, kicking some ass on a crazy cliff. While camera angles can be tricky, from his body position on the bike we can clearly tell it’s a challenging/steep grade hill.
Miller was born in Belfast, Ireland in 1933 and went on to win over 1300 trials races and many other road races. His victories were mostly on Ariel motorcycles, but later he became the lead developer at Bultaco on their ‘mdern’ two stoke motorcycles.
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Sammy Miller, world renowned motorcycle road racing and trials rider, kicking some ass on a crazy cliff. While camera angles can be tricky, from his body position on the bike we can clearly tell it’s a challenging/steep grade hill.

Miller was born in Belfast, Ireland in 1933 and went on to win over 1300 trials races and many other road races. His victories were mostly on Ariel motorcycles, but later he became the lead developer at Bultaco on their ‘mdern’ two stoke motorcycles.

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