Posts tagged dirt bike

Stormie Ray pullin’ her dirtbike out of the muddy trenches at Woodland Bottoms in Washinton.
Ruts can be deceiving in the rainy climate of the Pacific Northwest- you’re all “I got this” then it’s more like “holy crap where’d my wheel go?”

Stormie Ray pullin’ her dirtbike out of the muddy trenches at Woodland Bottoms in Washinton.

Ruts can be deceiving in the rainy climate of the Pacific Northwest- you’re all “I got this” then it’s more like “holy crap where’d my wheel go?”

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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Zemla’s daughter Paige just turned 15, and she’s clearly already totally awesome.
I mean, she did just buy her first project bike, after all…

Zemla’s daughter Paige just turned 15, and she’s clearly already totally awesome.

I mean, she did just buy her first project bike, after all…

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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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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A lovely example of many beautiful things about the Pacific Northwest- wr250 in it’s natural habitat during the first annual SFRC Back Forty Enduro (more info).
The Sang Froid Riding Club, creators of the controversial (and might I add, awesome) “Alley Sweeper Urban Enduro" (which is an annual fun filled mud flinging event each spring in Portland) pretty consistently have cool events to keep people busy despite the dreary PNW weather that hits each winter. Why did they plan the Back Forty Enduro? “Because riding around the woods with your buddies is better than staying home and waiting for spring.”
Photograph by R. Scott Elder.

A lovely example of many beautiful things about the Pacific Northwest- wr250 in it’s natural habitat during the first annual SFRC Back Forty Enduro (more info).

The Sang Froid Riding Club, creators of the controversial (and might I add, awesome)Alley Sweeper Urban Enduro" (which is an annual fun filled mud flinging event each spring in Portland) pretty consistently have cool events to keep people busy despite the dreary PNW weather that hits each winter. Why did they plan the Back Forty Enduro? “Because riding around the woods with your buddies is better than staying home and waiting for spring.”

Photograph by R. Scott Elder.

While it doesn’t strike some folks’ fancy, I personally love seeing things go places they typically “shouldn’t”. Like SeeSee’s Monster goin’ for some off road adventuring. 

There are things that you know you shouldn’t do, I find myself time and time again gravitating towards those things. someone once said its better to regret the things you’ve done rather than the regret the things you would have done. (SeeSee Blog)

The lil’ Nean Bean (of MotoFactory PDX) - second place at the Salem, OR flat track races. She’s 4’11” of flat trackin’ FURY. 
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The lil’ Nean Bean (of MotoFactory PDX) - second place at the Salem, OR flat track races. She’s 4’11” of flat trackin’ FURY. 

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My homegirl Lanakila (of the Women’s Moto Exhibit) scored herself a 2-smoker! It’s a 1971 Yamaha 175cc dirt bike with style! Best part? She parked it in her kitchen. 
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My homegirl Lanakila (of the Women’s Moto Exhibit) scored herself a 2-smoker! It’s a 1971 Yamaha 175cc dirt bike with style! Best part? She parked it in her kitchen. 

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Submissions with great captions are my favorite- thanks Debi for the awesome shot!



Why do laundry or house work when you can go BRAAAAP! Photo by Phil Veitch.





Related: “Everyone else wants to get married or pregnant, and I’m like BRAAAAP”


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Submissions with great captions are my favorite- thanks Debi for the awesome shot!

Why do laundry or house work when you can go BRAAAAP! Photo by Phil Veitch.

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Submission from Madeline Jovanovich-



I enjoyed the photo of the petite girl on the Enduro 100, so here is my 1978 DT 175. Thorpe Lake Trailhead, Kittitas County, WA. 



Thanks Madeline! Fun bike and beautiful area.
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Submission from Madeline Jovanovich-

I enjoyed the photo of the petite girl on the Enduro 100, so here is my 1978 DT 175. Thorpe Lake Trailhead, Kittitas County, WA. 

Thanks Madeline! Fun bike and beautiful area.

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The ladies of See See about to duke it out at the mini bike tournament this summer. 
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The ladies of See See about to duke it out at the mini bike tournament this summer. 

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Day 6 of Seven Days of Giveaways caption contest winner is Haley MacKenzie! Her’s is the only comment that made me snort with laughter, so I just felt it appropriate. 
Congrats Haley, enjoy your four awesome tshirts!
By the way, this photo was taken just after I looped the Honda behind me while learning to wheelie. I walked weird for a week, if not longer. …Woooorth iiiit.

Day 6 of Seven Days of Giveaways caption contest winner is Haley MacKenzie! Her’s is the only comment that made me snort with laughter, so I just felt it appropriate. 

Congrats Haley, enjoy your four awesome tshirts!

By the way, this photo was taken just after I looped the Honda behind me while learning to wheelie. I walked weird for a week, if not longer. …Woooorth iiiit.

BAAA RAM YOUUUU! This ram is NOT pleased with the dirt bike entering it’s territory. What would you do if you got rammed by a goat? 
'You Shall Not Pass'… this video is amazing.

BAAA RAM YOUUUU! This ram is NOT pleased with the dirt bike entering it’s territory. What would you do if you got rammed by a goat? 

'You Shall Not Pass'… this video is amazing.

Fun submission from Kansas City, MO- “My name is kaylyn, this is my 1979 Honda XL100.

That’s a fun little bike, I’m jealous! Thanks for the submission and ride on. :)