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The Greatest Escape: a motorcycle ride for charity and mesothelioma awareness on August 3rd, near Los Angeles (thegreatestescape.org). 
You may or may not know that Asbestos-caused Mesothelioma is the cancer that killed the motorcycle culture’s beloved Steve McQueen. Out of that tragedy, the folks at the Pacific Meso Center in Los Angeles have organized an event to help celebrate how far we’ve come in treating the condition, and to raise funds for research to continue helping sufferers. 
You do not have to attend the Greatest Escape event to win, nor do you need to be a California local. Simply follow the steps within this link (right here, click right here). 
The winner takes home: - Two (2) Tickets to Ride: includes BBQ lunch, craft beer, concert, prizes and more- Event T-Shirt- Event Ride Bandana- Ride Pin

The Greatest Escape: a motorcycle ride for charity and mesothelioma awareness on August 3rd, near Los Angeles (thegreatestescape.org)

You may or may not know that Asbestos-caused Mesothelioma is the cancer that killed the motorcycle culture’s beloved Steve McQueen. Out of that tragedy, the folks at the Pacific Meso Center in Los Angeles have organized an event to help celebrate how far we’ve come in treating the condition, and to raise funds for research to continue helping sufferers. 

You do not have to attend the Greatest Escape event to win, nor do you need to be a California local. Simply follow the steps within this link (right here, click right here)

The winner takes home: 
- Two (2) Tickets to Ride: includes BBQ lunch, craft beer, concert, prizes and more
- Event T-Shirt
- Event Ride Bandana
- Ride Pin

A teaser shot from the new Mad Max: Fury Road movie. The original Mad Max series are some of my all time favorite films and definitely inspire my photography, taste in bikes, gear, and so much else. I cannot wait for this movie to be released… squee!
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A teaser shot from the new Mad Max: Fury Road movie. The original Mad Max series are some of my all time favorite films and definitely inspire my photography, taste in bikes, gear, and so much else. I cannot wait for this movie to be released… squee!

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Why yes, I did see this guy on a raked out Harley blast by me to get on the freeway, and yes I did haul ass to catch up and grab a shot of him. He looked over right as I snapped the pic, gave me a smile and we exchanged hand signals. 
Nice meetin’ ya on the road, dude!
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Why yes, I did see this guy on a raked out Harley blast by me to get on the freeway, and yes I did haul ass to catch up and grab a shot of him. He looked over right as I snapped the pic, gave me a smile and we exchanged hand signals. 

Nice meetin’ ya on the road, dude!

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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

Dorinda Roberts queued up on her vintage Triumph before the Hell on Wheels MC vintage MX ladies race in Riverside, CA. 
Photograph by Alicia Mariah Elfving, copyright themotolady.com 2014.
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Dorinda Roberts queued up on her vintage Triumph before the Hell on Wheels MC vintage MX ladies race in Riverside, CA. 

Photograph by Alicia Mariah Elfving, copyright themotolady.com 2014.

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My Ducati Monster, Pandora, in our shop- photograph by Scott G. Toepfer (sgtoepfer.com). 

My Ducati Monster, Pandora, in our shop- photograph by Scott G. Toepfer (sgtoepfer.com)

Sitting at a stop light near my house while running errands today I spotted a group of bobbers rolling past heading toward Downtown Ventura. After stopping by the gas station I rolled down Main Street to see if I could spot them and take some photos… lo! There they were!

Not one, not two, but SEVEN custom bobbers all in one spot. A friend of mine told me they had just been up at See See’s in Portland and that they’re road tripping from Mexico City. Gotta love the Powerplant bike, seriously good looking. 

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. 

Dressed to the Nines

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Did a fun little shoot today for a photo project for an Australian friend today. I’ll let what it’s for and whatnot be a surprise, but I wanted to share something not often witnessed… me dressed to the nines. 

Rob Escalante lives in Los Angeles and rides on a daily basis. If you’ve ever ridden in LA, you know how insane the drivers and traffic can be. It can be scary dangerous for a motorcyclist, bicyclist, pedestrian, and even other cars. Today he took a moment out of his day to help an elderly woman. The story made me feel all warm and fuzzy, so I had to share. 

This old lady was crossing the street, but too old to make it on time, as the light turned green and cars flew by her without caring she was having difficulty getting on the sidewalk as it was way too high. I just didn’t have the heart to be another witness doing nothing….I just had to help. 

It only takes a second, be the kind of motorcyclist that makes the world a better place. Take those few moments to do something that will help create positive feelings about folks who ride on two wheels. It might save their life, and it might save yours some day too. 

Rob Escalante lives in Los Angeles and rides on a daily basis. If you’ve ever ridden in LA, you know how insane the drivers and traffic can be. It can be scary dangerous for a motorcyclist, bicyclist, pedestrian, and even other cars. Today he took a moment out of his day to help an elderly woman. The story made me feel all warm and fuzzy, so I had to share. 

This old lady was crossing the street, but too old to make it on time, as the light turned green and cars flew by her without caring she was having difficulty getting on the sidewalk as it was way too high. I just didn’t have the heart to be another witness doing nothing….I just had to help. 

It only takes a second, be the kind of motorcyclist that makes the world a better place. Take those few moments to do something that will help create positive feelings about folks who ride on two wheels. It might save their life, and it might save yours some day too. 

Smartphone Tools for Smart Road Trippin’

Since I don’t run any gauges on my Monster, I’ve been asked quite a few times about my phone speedometer and GPS set up- and it’s not as impressive as you’d assume.

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Read on to find out more about my ghetto approach to phone GPS/speedo use, and other much nicer looking options for you to use in conjunction with Google/Apple Maps, speedometer apps, and more. 

Born Free 6: The Ugly Ducling

Wandering the parking lot of Born Free 6 a couple weekends ago, I got excited every time I saw a cafe racer, tracker, vintage UJM, and especially Ducati. In a sea of Harley Davidson and unique choppers, they stand out like a sore thumb. Just like this custom Ducati 750SS did, which I dubbed “The Ugly Ducling”.

The good looking open clutch cover, clean body, tidy undertail exhaust and bare tank kept me looking. What… what is going on here? 

One of these things is not like the other one… Sofi Tsingos (gt-moto.com) and her Honda CB550 cafe racer amidst a bunch of big 30” front wheel havin’ Harley baggers made by Misfit Industries (misfitmade.com). 
This is a behind the scenes shot from their shoot out in Palm Springs last weekend at the windmills. End of the road, end of the day. 
related post: Meeting Sofi & Riding Her CB550 Cafe Racer

One of these things is not like the other one… Sofi Tsingos (gt-moto.com) and her Honda CB550 cafe racer amidst a bunch of big 30” front wheel havin’ Harley baggers made by Misfit Industries (misfitmade.com)

This is a behind the scenes shot from their shoot out in Palm Springs last weekend at the windmills. End of the road, end of the day. 

related post: Meeting Sofi & Riding Her CB550 Cafe Racer

Meeting Sofi & Riding Her CB550 Cafe Racer

A couple photos were posted yesterday featuring Sofi Tsingos and I, and her beautiful blue Honda CB550 cafe racer, out in Palm Springs. She was doing a super secret cool video shoot with Misfit Industries and invited me to come hang out. Miss Tsingos only three hours away? Couldn’t miss it. 

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She even let me take her amazing blue CB550 cafe racer for a spin!

I got to meet Sofi Tsingos of GT Moto today, she even let me ride her bitchin’ cafe racer!

She is every bit as awesome in person as she seems on the interwebs.