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Yuriko Takeda riding her sparkly 1976 Shovelhead pink and purple chopper by Hogkillers out of Born Free 6. It’s name is “Gloryhole”.
Photograph by Alicia Mariah Elfving, copyright themotolady.com 2014.
[ more photos of Yuri | Born Free ] 

Yuriko Takeda riding her sparkly 1976 Shovelhead pink and purple chopper by Hogkillers out of Born Free 6. It’s name is “Gloryhole”.

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

[ more photos of Yuri | Born Free

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? 

My buddy and old roommate Jada took a spill on the freeway riding her XT a little while ago-  our Rockers NW friends are throwing her a benefit party at Fenders Moto Cafe & Brewpub in Portland this weekend. If you’re in the area Saturday the 12th, stop by Fenders at 6:30-11pm. There’s a kick ass raffle goin’ on with Icon gear, Nike stuff, art, parts and more. 
The cool shirt you see above can be had for $20- 100% of the money goes to Jada. Email order@spearco.com if you want to buy one but can’t make it to the party.
[ see past posts of Jada Noriyuki | her instagram ]

My buddy and old roommate Jada took a spill on the freeway riding her XT a little while ago-  our Rockers NW friends are throwing her a benefit party at Fenders Moto Cafe & Brewpub in Portland this weekend. If you’re in the area Saturday the 12th, stop by Fenders at 6:30-11pm. There’s a kick ass raffle goin’ on with Icon gear, Nike stuff, art, parts and more. 

The cool shirt you see above can be had for $20- 100% of the money goes to Jada. Email order@spearco.com if you want to buy one but can’t make it to the party.

[ see past posts of Jada Noriyuki | her instagram ]

Going through photos and video from Born Free 6 this weekend at the Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, California… right next to Irvine Lake.
GoPro selfie action!

Going through photos and video from Born Free 6 this weekend at the Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, California… right next to Irvine Lake.

GoPro selfie action!

Here’s one for Triumph Tuesday! Christina “Moto-Robot” on her Triumph Speed Triple at the ESMB Babes on Motos 4 event in Los Angeles, CA. Photo copyright Jack Alice (FB), 2013. 
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Here’s one for Triumph Tuesday! Christina “Moto-Robot” on her Triumph Speed Triple at the ESMB Babes on Motos 4 event in Los Angeles, CA. Photo copyright Jack Alice (FB), 2013. 

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Sofi Tsingos’ GT Cafe for Cause Unveil

This weekend in Dallas, TX, the awe-inspiring Sofi Tsingos unveiled the cafe racer build that she’s raffling off for charity at the Gas Monkey Bar n Grill. 

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Sofi started GT Cafe for Cause to build a bike with her dad who was diagnosed with cancer- her plan is to give all proceeds to cancer research. A noble cause, a beautiful bike, and a wonderful woman. How can you go wrong? 

Dirt Quake USA

In 2012 Sideburn Magazine dreamt up a crazy idea to bring a variety riders together for dirty competition- from professionals to novices, everyone (and all types of bikes) were welcome on the dirt track. The original Dirt Quake event took place in Coventry, Canada. 

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This year Sideburn and See See Motorcycles teamed up to bring Dirt Quake to the USA… specifically the Pacific Northwest about an hour outside of Portland. I can’t think of a better place to host it, either. A plethora of bikes and folks made it out- from serious racers to costumed jokesters, well prepped dirt bikes to overweight baggers… everyone had a blast on the dirt track. 

Can’t help but love a giant Teletubby riding a chopper with a suicide shifter around a dirt track. There was even a ladies only class (as well as an inappropriate street bike class)!

Two awesome things going on here. The first is an awesome giveaway in conjunction with British Customs’ Iron Moto Challenge. For registering and voting online you can win: 

  • $1500 Trip to Cabo provided by Raen Optics
  • $1500 British Customs Package of your choosing
  • $1500 ICON Motosports apparel package.

Secondly, Motoblot 2014 in Chicago (June 13-15) will feature the build-off plus a ton of other fun. 

Register to win all that good stuff riiiight here (<- click that), and vote for your favorite builder on June 15th.

Mooneyes 2014

A couple weekends ago, the very next morning after I moved out of San Diego, we woke up at the buttcrack of dawn (seriously, we hit the road at 3am) for Mooneyes 2014 at the Irwindale Speedway. Arriving at about 5am, the event said sold out and we had hours before sunrise.

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Tons of vehicles trickled in over the course of the day… with some really exceptional motorcycles peppered throughout. The only running 1912 Pierce Arrow motorbike in the world, an amazing engraved Trike, modified for a veteran missing a leg… the list goes on.

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show 2014

Pandora and I were unable to make it to the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin, Texas on April 11th and 12th this year. The event is snuggled up to MotoGP and features the Wall of Death, a full bar, and works of Shinya Kimura, Walt Siegl, Revival Cycles, Boyle Custom Moto, and one of my favorite motoladies Sofi Tsingos plus a ton of other talented folks. Sofi and Brandon LaJoie of GT Moto (website) helped out with some awesome photos and words on the event. 

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"First, I would like to say how mind blowing the show was. Last year I was about a block away from the One Show during Moto GP and missed it by half an hour. So I asked to get off work in advance to make sure I could make it this year. I had NO idea my CB550 and I would be invited to actually be in the show! After arriving, I just stopped at the door as soon as I saw the talent that was there.

Helmets for Heroines on April 25th of 2014 in at Karmarama in London- celebrating lady riders and providing aid for those with Breast Cancer in need of care. Starts with a motorcycle ride through London, followed by an art show with beautiful helmets.  

In a male dominated world, The Gabriel Hounds want to celebrate women on two wheels. In the process, we are going to be showcasing some beautiful and iconique helmets.

Check out Helmets for Heroines Facebook Event page for more info. 

Helmets for Heroines on April 25th of 2014 in at Karmarama in London- celebrating lady riders and providing aid for those with Breast Cancer in need of care. Starts with a motorcycle ride through London, followed by an art show with beautiful helmets.  

In a male dominated world, The Gabriel Hounds want to celebrate women on two wheels. In the process, we are going to be showcasing some beautiful and iconique helmets.

Check out Helmets for Heroines Facebook Event page for more info

Born Free pre party tomorrow in Inglewood. I am attempting to make it down, but either way if you&#8217;re in the area stop by! Free BBQ and a sweet giveaway.

Born Free pre party tomorrow in Inglewood. I am attempting to make it down, but either way if you’re in the area stop by! Free BBQ and a sweet giveaway.

Sunday Mass Hosted by ESMB

After the shoot with Shaik Ridzwan, I finally made it to a Sunday Mass event at Deus ex Machina in Venice Beach. This time hosted by East Side Moto Babes and taking place after the big Venice Vintage swap meet (website) and VVMC ride, the parking lot was completely packed. Sunday Mass was literally massive. 

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Bikes of every style, riders of every experience level. So much fun was had!

Moto Media XXX Debut’s Cafe Racer Village at Daytona 200

An exciting new feature at the Daytona 200 event- the Cafe Racer Village in the Spring Fan Zone. 

Moto Media XXX (fb) is the brainchild of Sasha Valentine, Co-Founder of the International Blog site Café Racer XXX and Breeann Poland, former AMA Pro Road Racing Team Manager. This year in Florida at Daytona International Speedway during Daytona 200, they’ll be bringing something new to the event. Music all day, custom cafe builds and art on display, and swag giveaways. 

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 &amp; details | more tagged Hell on Wheels ]

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 ]