Posts tagged desert

A woman and her Triumph overlooking the desert sunset- photograph by French artist Kreatica (website).
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A woman and her Triumph overlooking the desert sunset- photograph by French artist Kreatica (website).

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Francesca Gem stars in ‘Cherry Red Mayhem’ on her Yamaha R6. 

Francesca Gem stars in ‘Cherry Red Mayhem’ on her Yamaha R6. 

Hell on Wheels St Patricks Day Pogue Mahone Desert Ride!
Break out your desert sleds- time for a Hell on Wheels MC scavenger hunt/race. Starts at 9a, March 15th at the Slash X Ranch Cafe in Barstow, CA. 
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Hell on Wheels St Patricks Day Pogue Mahone Desert Ride!

Break out your desert sleds- time for a Hell on Wheels MC scavenger hunt/race. Starts at 9a, March 15th at the Slash X Ranch Cafe in Barstow, CA. 

[ facebook event & details | more tagged Hell on Wheels ]

McCain Valley Monday

Headed East from San Diego on Monday toward Campo- out into McCain Valley for some desert riding on a lil Honda XR100. Since I plan to head out to the Trophy Desert Party in less than two weeks, I wanted to get acquainted with riding in sand… it’s very, very different.

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Old motorcycle advertisements are so cool. Their copy is so classy. "The Suzuki TS-400. It’s the fastest dirt bike you can ride in the street. Or if you like, the fastest street bike you can ride in the dirt." Braap! Look at that exhaust guard! So fancy… 
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Old motorcycle advertisements are so cool. Their copy is so classy. "The Suzuki TS-400. It’s the fastest dirt bike you can ride in the street. Or if you like, the fastest street bike you can ride in the dirt." Braap! Look at that exhaust guard! So fancy… 

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Never thought I’d be posting a Dragon Ball Z photo… but the character Bulma (or so google reverse image search told me) looks pretty Tank Girl / Road Warrior here and I can’t help but dig that.

Never thought I’d be posting a Dragon Ball Z photo… but the character Bulma (or so google reverse image search told me) looks pretty Tank Girl / Road Warrior here and I can’t help but dig that.

Sash Johnson out in the SoCal Arizona desert with her V-Star. Sash and her man run Road Pickle Motorcycle Bohemia and catalogue their road trips (facebook).

Sash Johnson out in the SoCal Arizona desert with her V-Star. Sash and her man run Road Pickle Motorcycle Bohemia and catalogue their road trips (facebook).

Pandora’s Out of the Box: First Real Monster Ride

Over two long years, with help from so many amazing people, I’ve finally got the Monster on the road. As I mentioned in my previous announcement, "Pandora’s Box" rides well but needs tweaking. In the past few days, with some helping hands, I’ve tweaked the carbs a bit and undone some damage from the previous owner(s). While my test riding the other day way nice, it was limited to a 20 mile radius of my place for obvious reasons. Can’t go braaping off into the sunset until you’ve got the gremlins hammered out. 

Today, rather than watching the Super Bowl, my friend Jess and I hit the road toward Campo on Hwy 94 from San Diego. A ride I’d already done twice, it was a good choice for stretching Pandora’s legs… or tires. 

I have to say… the Monster does well in the twisties. 

Desert Party in Ocotillo Wells, CA from Feb 28th to Mar 2nd 2014 for the 5th Anniversary of Trophy Motorcycles (website). 
Trophy is a vintage motorcycle shop in San Diego that specializes in Triumphs and other British bikes. Restoration, parts, etc. They lent me a vintage desert sled for my shoot with Lanakila for the Women’s Moto Exhibit, and are all around good guys. 
Plus, it’s a great excuse to braap around in the desert! Camping at Holmes Camp is free with nice bathrooms and hot showers, but vehicles need plates and/or stickers- all vehicles, RVs, bikes (of course), tents, etc are welcome. (More info on their blog.) 

Desert Party in Ocotillo Wells, CA from Feb 28th to Mar 2nd 2014 for the 5th Anniversary of Trophy Motorcycles (website)

Trophy is a vintage motorcycle shop in San Diego that specializes in Triumphs and other British bikes. Restoration, parts, etc. They lent me a vintage desert sled for my shoot with Lanakila for the Women’s Moto Exhibit, and are all around good guys. 

Plus, it’s a great excuse to braap around in the desert! Camping at Holmes Camp is free with nice bathrooms and hot showers, but vehicles need plates and/or stickers- all vehicles, RVs, bikes (of course), tents, etc are welcome. (More info on their blog.) 

Ashmore Bodiford of Babes Ride Out (website) showing just how glorious motorcycles make us feel.
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Ashmore Bodiford of Babes Ride Out (website) showing just how glorious motorcycles make us feel.

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Michelle Clabby in Borrego Springs, CA for the Babes in Borrego event. Desert dragon!
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Michelle Clabby in Borrego Springs, CA for the Babes in Borrego event. Desert dragon!

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Motorcycle girl illustration by Juan Nitrox Marquez.
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Motorcycle girl illustration by Juan Nitrox Marquez.

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Runaway by Genzoman, manga illustration artist from Chile. Very stylized, with a cool lone ranger feel to it… like the cowgirl version of Tank Girl.  
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Runaway by Genzoman, manga illustration artist from Chile. Very stylized, with a cool lone ranger feel to it… like the cowgirl version of Tank Girl.  

[ see more motorcycle artwork | Genzoman DeviantArt ]

Riding through the desert is one of my favorite things, this photo captures a lot of that beauty. One of the best things about being on a motorcycle is the unobstructed 360° view.
(Original photo: Getty Images, photographed by Caroline Purser) 
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Riding through the desert is one of my favorite things, this photo captures a lot of that beauty. One of the best things about being on a motorcycle is the unobstructed 360° view.

(Original photo: Getty Images, photographed by Caroline Purser) 

[ More photos tagged On The Road | Scenery ]


Happy birthday to Stacie B. London of Triple Nickel 555!
Photo by Arnd Stockhausen in Lancaster, CA during the filming of: BMW Classic ‘A Way Of Life’ directed by Simon Beckman. Stacie’s riding a 1969 BMW R60US.

Happy birthday to Stacie B. London of Triple Nickel 555!

Photo by Arnd Stockhausen in Lancaster, CA during the filming of: BMW Classic ‘A Way Of Life’ directed by Simon Beckman. Stacie’s riding a 1969 BMW R60US.