Posts Tagged ‘elder’

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.  [ more photos tagged on the road ]

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Watching the Why We Ride documentary again tonight in the background while workin’ away at the computer… one of my favorite quotes from the whole movie, “I say in five to ten years there’ll be more women riding than men. ‘Cause they’re tougher you know.” Gloria Tramonin Struck, 87 years young and still riding, was one of the original members of Motor Maids. The “club” was one of the first organizations that highlighted women riders and gave them a a place to meet, communicate, and ride. [ Why We Ride website |… Continue Reading »

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Watching the Why We Ride documentary again tonight in the background while workin’ away at the computer… one of my favorite quotes from the whole movie, “I say in five to ten years there’ll be more women riding than men. ‘Cause they’re tougher you know.” Gloria Tramonin Struck, 87 years young and still riding, was one of the original members of Motor Maids. The “club” was one of the first organizations that highlighted women riders and gave them a a place to meet, communicate, and ride. [ Why We Ride website |… Continue Reading »

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The only time I’ve seen someone riding a motorcycle in flip flops look bad ass. Jai Ho, Hindustan.  Oldest/first source I was able to find (before reddit’s repost) was from Ikjot Singh Bhasin’s facebook (also reposted on Pipeburn’s fb). 

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The greybeards know best. When all else fails, and you try every way you know… see the wise old mechanics. (Photo by yours truly.) My Monster cush drives were a total pain… wouldn’t come out to save my life. Visited my friend Shelby Shaffer and his Grandpa… they were out within 40 minutes. Full story later… I have to go enjoy the last of this dry weather in Portland.  [ see more from the Monster Project ]

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I found this photo with the caption- “Nearly 100 and still wants to ride.” I have no idea where I found it or who it is, despite attempts at research. Either way- awesome lady.  If anyone has info, please let me know. 

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David Uhl’s Tribute to Gloria Tramontin, a wonderful motolady who has been paving the way for the rest of us for 69 years. (Submission from Ashley Benson) She is 86, has done 69 years of riding in the US and abroad. She is our female hero, an inspiration for all bikers on and off her bike and a remarkable lady inside. She started riding at age 16, and since then she has always been and is still is a long distance rider who set all standards not only for women riders but… Continue Reading »

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A motolady with some experience under her leather belt.

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From harleypics: I shot this portrait on Main St Sturgis during the 50th Rally. I suspected that the lady might have been Sturgis’ founder Pappy Hoel’s wife but I realised my mistake when in the next frame she gave me the finger despite the surgical RSI support on her wrist ! Cool I probably deserved it.

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IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO RIDE. (Submission from John Shawver)

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