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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. 

Tigerman 2: A Man, A Moped, A Cape (video)

Capes caught in wheels, baby burnouts, moped stunting, and explosions. This video has it all… and more. Tigerman 2 features a stunter named, you guessed it, Tigerman… and his trusty moped that takes quite a beating. 

The whole video is almost one big blooper reel, and it’s perfect that way. 

My buddy Dave Zemla and his two kids, "Bunch of years ago, Hodge Road off the 15. It’s good to be a dad."
His daughter Paige, on the right, now has her own motorcycle project… she’s restoring a Honda CT90 postie bike with the help of her rad Dad. She’s only 15! 
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My buddy Dave Zemla and his two kids, "Bunch of years ago, Hodge Road off the 15. It’s good to be a dad."

His daughter Paige, on the right, now has her own motorcycle project… she’s restoring a Honda CT90 postie bike with the help of her rad Dad. She’s only 15! 

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Christina Moto-Robot being totally kick ass on a little Honda 50 minibike. Get down on one knee and pray! Photo by Kelly Byrne.
Looks so much like the one I high sided myself into the bars on… haha.
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Christina Moto-Robot being totally kick ass on a little Honda 50 minibike. Get down on one knee and pray! Photo by Kelly Byrne.

Looks so much like the one I high sided myself into the bars on… haha.

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Mike Werner’s awesome motolady illustration, "growing up with Road Rash, Asuka developed a healthy appetite for fast bikes and ultraviolence. Preferably together." Love the Öhlins sticker, not to mention the ‘eat shit and die’ addition up front. 
Seems that talent runs in the family, his brother Doug aka MuchoMoto does awesome art too. 
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Mike Werner’s awesome motolady illustration, "growing up with Road Rash, Asuka developed a healthy appetite for fast bikes and ultraviolence. Preferably together." Love the Öhlins sticker, not to mention the ‘eat shit and die’ addition up front. 

Seems that talent runs in the family, his brother Doug aka MuchoMoto does awesome art too. 

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This woman, Sash Walker (link) of ‘Road Pickle Motorcycle Bohemia’, is fearless. Through snow, ice, and dropping her bike… all to get from San Diego, California to Denver, Colorado for the Steel Horse Sisterhood Summit. Damn straight she made it… determination is key! "Even though my VStar 650 was lying on its side in the snow and ice of Wolf Creek Pass in Southern Colorado, I never once thought about turning around and going home."

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Francesca Gem’s burnout on her Yamaha R6 ‘Cherrybomb’!
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Francesca Gem’s burnout on her Yamaha R6 ‘Cherrybomb’!

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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. 

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Mica Sakuma, Pregnant Japanese motolady moving a Harley chopper… adorable. 
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Mica Sakuma, Pregnant Japanese motolady moving a Harley chopper… adorable. 

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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.

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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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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. 

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