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The tale of the Bonerville sticker(s). 
My friend Joe, marketing director at Icon Motosports, returned from a vacation to find his Bonneville stealthily stickered beyond reason. He stopped counting at 18, then proceeded to find one inside the gascap. Aw, ya gotta love co-workers. The best sticker of them all was the very accurately designed “Bonerville” sticker on his side cover. 
Well the totally rad Jada, having lovingly referred to her bike as Bonerville for quite a while now, followed suit and spruced up her Bonne as well. 
I’m a fan.
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The tale of the Bonerville sticker(s). 

My friend Joe, marketing director at Icon Motosports, returned from a vacation to find his Bonneville stealthily stickered beyond reason. He stopped counting at 18, then proceeded to find one inside the gascap. Aw, ya gotta love co-workers. The best sticker of them all was the very accurately designed “Bonerville” sticker on his side cover. 

Well the totally rad Jada, having lovingly referred to her bike as Bonerville for quite a while now, followed suit and spruced up her Bonne as well. 

I’m a fan.

[ more photos of Jada Noriyuki | more tagged Triumph ]

Mitch Sander’s 1966 Triumph Bonneville

A while back (seriously, a while ago) I met Mitch Sander up in Yakima, WA (he now lives in Seattle) through our mutual friend Dave Buchanan (redandblackattack.tumblr.com) and laid eyes on his beautiful Triumph. It’s a garage built 1966 Bonneville hard tail with a modern front end. 

We all sat down and ate burritos and talked about bikes, I picked his brain about his build because dammit… I would so love to ride that thing. It’s classy, functional, sounds awesome, and has history. Read on for my interview with Mitch.

If you follow my instagram and/or facebook you saw the posts today and yesterday about Emma’s stolen Triumph.
Many of you wanted to know what happened and how she got it back- at the time of the update I didn’t know. But most recently Emma posted this:

SHE’S BAAAACK! Hearing (from a source that I can’t seem to track down) that the fucker apparently saw the instagram/internet call to action, panicked and ditched it near the impound lot. He definitely dropped her, the bars are pretty much ruined and there’s dried gas all over the tank. Had to pay over $400 in impound release fees and lapsed registration (haven’t been riding as much due to neck problems and being too busy). Sucks that I had to go broke to get my own stolen property back after it was only gone for 24 hours but she’s mine again! If I live a thousand years, I will never be able to thank everyone for all of their help. 99.9% of you have never even met me but you all still took a second out of your day to help me out. I am unspeakably, unendingly grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Now let’s ride!

Another thanks to everyone who shared- this is exactly why the motorcycle community continues to amaze me in the best ways. ♥
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If you follow my instagram and/or facebook you saw the posts today and yesterday about Emma’s stolen Triumph.

Many of you wanted to know what happened and how she got it back- at the time of the update I didn’t know. But most recently Emma posted this:

SHE’S BAAAACK! Hearing (from a source that I can’t seem to track down) that the fucker apparently saw the instagram/internet call to action, panicked and ditched it near the impound lot. He definitely dropped her, the bars are pretty much ruined and there’s dried gas all over the tank. Had to pay over $400 in impound release fees and lapsed registration (haven’t been riding as much due to neck problems and being too busy). Sucks that I had to go broke to get my own stolen property back after it was only gone for 24 hours but she’s mine again! If I live a thousand years, I will never be able to thank everyone for all of their help. 99.9% of you have never even met me but you all still took a second out of your day to help me out. I am unspeakably, unendingly grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Now let’s ride!

Another thanks to everyone who shared- this is exactly why the motorcycle community continues to amaze me in the best ways. 

[ more photos of Emma ]

Sarah Lahalih by Phil Hawkins- striking green eyes in a RSD Bell helmet. Sarah rode a Triumph Rocket 3 at BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials on the Bonneville Salt Flats this year. 
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Sarah Lahalih by Phil Hawkins- striking green eyes in a RSD Bell helmet. Sarah rode a Triumph Rocket 3 at BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials on the Bonneville Salt Flats this year. 

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Phil Hawkins is magical with his camera on the Bonneville Salt Flats- these shots were captured at the 2013 BUB Motorcycle Speed trials, which was sadly rained out on Wednesday (half way through the event).

While an utter bummer for anyone trying to break world land speed records, it’s a beautiful sight for the rest of us. “There’d be no rainbows without rain” as they say.

[ Related: MotoLady on the Salts by Phil Hawkins, ML & the RC-51 on the Salts, Bonneville 2012 BUB Trip | Links: IShootfromtheHipPhotography.com ]

Gina Morill Olsen sporting her MotoLady Live to Ride Wheel tshirt, looking beautiful with her Triumph salt racer on the Bonneville Salt Flats at BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials. Photo by the talented Phil Hawkins.
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Gina Morill Olsen sporting her MotoLady Live to Ride Wheel tshirt, looking beautiful with her Triumph salt racer on the Bonneville Salt Flats at BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials. Photo by the talented Phil Hawkins.

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A wet plate photograph from Paul d’Orleans (of the Vintagent), a modern ‘Rollie Free’ at Bonneville Salt Flats for BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials. BUB got rained out again this year, which makes setting land speed records impossible, but does however make for great photographs.  
Still, so sad I didn’t make it. 
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A wet plate photograph from Paul d’Orleans (of the Vintagent), a modern ‘Rollie Free’ at Bonneville Salt Flats for BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials. BUB got rained out again this year, which makes setting land speed records impossible, but does however make for great photographs.  

Still, so sad I didn’t make it. 

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Some photos for Jada’s fans- sunshine and matching sunglasses. Stylin’ motomama. 

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Tamara Raye, so 70’s blond on a bobber motorcycle called L’Assassin… based on a 1964 Triumph Bonneville T120R, featured on MecaMotors. The photo was taken during Born Free 2, and the motorbike was owned by Jon Rispante at the time.

Tamara Raye, so 70’s blond on a bobber motorcycle called L’Assassin… based on a 1964 Triumph Bonneville T120R, featured on MecaMotors. The photo was taken during Born Free 2, and the motorbike was owned by Jon Rispante at the time.

Yen Ryder, hairstylist, on her 2012 Triumph Bonneville in Daytona Beach Florida.
(Submission from Yen Ryder, thanks lady!)

Yen Ryder, hairstylist, on her 2012 Triumph Bonneville in Daytona Beach Florida.

(Submission from Yen Ryder, thanks lady!)

Jada (the roomie, motowifey) washin’ and lovin’ her (still very new to her) Triumph Bonneville after riding to Corvallis today. 
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Jada (the roomie, motowifey) washin’ and lovin’ her (still very new to her) Triumph Bonneville after riding to Corvallis today. 

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Triumph Tuesdays! Gina rode to work sporting her MotoLady Live to Ride shirt!

Triumph Tuesdays! Gina rode to work sporting her MotoLady Live to Ride shirt!

Film: Out of Nothing

The magic of Bonneville Salt Flats and land speed racing there is mentioned often around these parts. During my 2012 trip to the BUB speed trials and Bonneville, I had the good fortune to meet a very talented photographer and videographer, Chad DeRosa. He and I both had the same mission- capture the magic of the salt flats and Sodium Distortion race team. Our end vision however was very different- he was filming for “Out of Nothing,” an epic tale of four men forging land speed records. 

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. 

Another motolady I met this weekend, Alyssa Luker and her Triumph Bonneville.

Another motolady I met this weekend, Alyssa Luker and her Triumph Bonneville.