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Abby and Brittany ride a scooter! Yes, these ladies are conjoined twins… and they don’t let anything stop them from following their dreams and trying new things. They have two spines and nervous systems but two arms and two legs, the right side and left side are controlled completely separately by each woman. Teamwork and communication get them through every task, even riding two wheels!

Abby and Brittany ride a scooter! Yes, these ladies are conjoined twins… and they don’t let anything stop them from following their dreams and trying new things. They have two spines and nervous systems but two arms and two legs, the right side and left side are controlled completely separately by each woman. Teamwork and communication get them through every task, even riding two wheels!

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 ]

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. 

Josh Kurpius (photographer extraordinaire) riding through a shallow lake… giant pond…? Either way, his bike ‘The Locust’ makes it look exceptionally dramatic with the long rake of the forks. 
Aaaaand now I want a photo of me riding the Monster through an epic puddle.
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Josh Kurpius (photographer extraordinaire) riding through a shallow lake… giant pond…? Either way, his bike ‘The Locust’ makes it look exceptionally dramatic with the long rake of the forks. 

Aaaaand now I want a photo of me riding the Monster through an epic puddle.

[ more bad ass motorcycle photos ]

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.

[ more motorcycle history ]

Snowy as hell in Portland but the turn out for the first night of the One Show was amazing. I’m so stoked to have been able to bring Pandora even though the going was a little tough.

I do love Portland, look at those crazy folks who rode to the show in the ~5 inches of snow.

Gloria Tramontin Struck in front, her daughter Lori Struck DeSilva taking up the back. Gloria is 87 and still riding, what a lady!
Want to know more about Gloria? Check out my previous post. 
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Gloria Tramontin Struck in front, her daughter Lori Struck DeSilva taking up the back. Gloria is 87 and still riding, what a lady!

Want to know more about Gloria? Check out my previous post. 

[ more photos tagged on the road ]

"Bill Murray once got lost in the jungles of Bali on a motorbike. He was later found putting on an impromptu show with all of the locals of a small village in attendance, even though he didn’t speak Balinese."
According to the interwebs (newyorker.com and others) this anecdote about the amazing Bill Murray is completely true. Indeed, perhaps one of the most interesting people in the world. 
[ source: 10 Stories to Prove Bill Murray is Really the Most Interesting Man in the World ]

"Bill Murray once got lost in the jungles of Bali on a motorbike. He was later found putting on an impromptu show with all of the locals of a small village in attendance, even though he didn’t speak Balinese."

According to the interwebs (newyorker.com and others) this anecdote about the amazing Bill Murray is completely true. Indeed, perhaps one of the most interesting people in the world. 

[ source: 10 Stories to Prove Bill Murray is Really the Most Interesting Man in the World ]

Watching the Why We Ride documentary again tonight in the background while workin’ away at the computer… one of my favorite quotes from the whole movie, "I say in five to ten years there’ll be more women riding than men. ‘Cause they’re tougher you know."

Gloria Tramonin Struck, 87 years young and still riding, was one of the original members of Motor Maids. The “club” was one of the first organizations that highlighted women riders and gave them a a place to meet, communicate, and ride.

[ Why We Ride website | MotorMaids website | more photos of Gloria Tramontin Struck ]

Wall of death, huh? Try this German silodrome… it’s suspended high above the ground and hoisted using pullies. Absolutely amazing. 
[ source: Silodrome | more tagged Wall of Death | history ]

Wall of death, huh? Try this German silodrome… it’s suspended high above the ground and hoisted using pullies. Absolutely amazing. 

[ source: Silodrome | more tagged Wall of Death | history ]

"See, I can play too!" Road bike gets airborne- apparently the landing was a little rough, but that’s part of the fun eh? 
[ source: Death Wheelers blog ]

"See, I can play too!" Road bike gets airborne- apparently the landing was a little rough, but that’s part of the fun eh? 

[ source: Death Wheelers blog ]

Sasha Valentine of Cafe Racer XXX (website), photographed by Lanakila MacNaughton of the Women’s Motorcycle Exhibit (website).
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Sasha Valentine of Cafe Racer XXX (website), photographed by Lanakila MacNaughton of the Women’s Motorcycle Exhibit (website).

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My buddy Zemla’s daughter Paige picked up a little Honda CT90 postie bike from Cerberus. She plans to ride it to High School- after fixing it up herself, of course. She’s learning the art of drilling out stripped bolt holes in the photo.
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My buddy Zemla’s daughter Paige picked up a little Honda CT90 postie bike from Cerberus. She plans to ride it to High School- after fixing it up herself, of course. She’s learning the art of drilling out stripped bolt holes in the photo.

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Alison Smith (of Racing Girls Inc) gettin’ a knee down on her SV650S (I believe). Photo by Ryan Phillips of 360 Photography (website).
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Alison Smith (of Racing Girls Inc) gettin’ a knee down on her SV650S (I believe). Photo by Ryan Phillips of 360 Photography (website).

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