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Women Who Wrench and Ride

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I received this note from a reader recently, and wanted to expand on her comments. Firstly, thank you Becca for the kind words. Super awesome to hear you wrench and ride yourself. You are definitely not alone!

As for lady riders who also wrench, check out this list of other awesome motoladies you can follow online. 

A Day of Giving Thanks

It’s easy to take things for granted in life, and Thanksgiving is the North American Holiday to give thanks and realize what you’ve got in life.

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These last few months have been sort of a whirlwind for me, and while I’ve been busier than ever I’ve been able to finally do some of the things that really make me happy. Riding in another country (hopefully many others soon to come), road tripping through the West Coast up the 101, moving to SoCal and riding in the sunshine. In other words, today I’m really really thankful.

Sid and his drunken late night comment happened to win him this one of a kind print from photographer GIles Clement! 
Sometimes it pays to follow the directions- he signed up for the MotoLady email bulletin and then left a note about how he found the website as directed for Day 5 of Seven Days of Giveaways. A random number then left him victorious!

To be brutally honest, I found you because I was looking for nice wallpapers of real chicks on bikes, rather than photoshopped bimbos. Looked around for a while and I fell in llove with the monster project… And then your whole self, because you seem to be way awsome. And the first aim was fulfilled too because you provide me wirh so many awsome wallpapers I had to put it up as a slideshow because I can’t cope. Fick yeah I’m drunk, I work in a bar to fund my first bike, and just got off work, so yeah! Keep on going because I’ll be following for years. You’re awsome. Hi.

Sid is a pilot in training located in London. You can check out his instagram @sidmondski.

Sid and his drunken late night comment happened to win him this one of a kind print from photographer GIles Clement

Sometimes it pays to follow the directions- he signed up for the MotoLady email bulletin and then left a note about how he found the website as directed for Day 5 of Seven Days of Giveaways. A random number then left him victorious!

To be brutally honest, I found you because I was looking for nice wallpapers of real chicks on bikes, rather than photoshopped bimbos. Looked around for a while and I fell in llove with the monster project… And then your whole self, because you seem to be way awsome. And the first aim was fulfilled too because you provide me wirh so many awsome wallpapers I had to put it up as a slideshow because I can’t cope. Fick yeah I’m drunk, I work in a bar to fund my first bike, and just got off work, so yeah! Keep on going because I’ll be following for years. You’re awsome. Hi.

Sid is a pilot in training located in London. You can check out his instagram @sidmondski.

I just finished going through your entire archive. This blog is fantastic. Thank you for putting so much time and care into it! — Asked by clevermanka

Wow, can I ask how many hours that took?! You’re a trooper, and thank you so much for the kind note and support. 

Awesome snow moto photo by Willard Chivers of Twisted Label. 



I found Moto Lady some time last year while researching for a photo shoot. It made it on to my RSS reader and I always look forward to all the cool stuff you post. I finally got to do my own moto lady shoot and wanted to share it with you since this blog is my primary source for motorcycle imagery inspiration. Credits go to me at twistedlabel.com



Thanks for the awesome submission and super flattering compliments, Will! As for more background on the image- Willard told me it’s his friend Jozi on a custom Yamaha XS 650 in Utah. 

Awesome snow moto photo by Willard Chivers of Twisted Label. 

I found Moto Lady some time last year while researching for a photo shoot. It made it on to my RSS reader and I always look forward to all the cool stuff you post. I finally got to do my own moto lady shoot and wanted to share it with you since this blog is my primary source for motorcycle imagery inspiration. Credits go to me at twistedlabel.com

Thanks for the awesome submission and super flattering compliments, Will! As for more background on the image- Willard told me it’s his friend Jozi on a custom Yamaha XS 650 in Utah. 

uh huh...but what was your favorite "ask" of the year? — Asked by motocult

Definitely this one, "Motorcycles Saved my Life."

Dear Motolady, I'm a new rider. My husband (outta the blue) bought me a motorcycle in September. I'm loving my bike, but I don't get to ride as much as I'd like, but when I peruse your site, I fall more in love with riding. Thank you. Sorry if this was sent twice. — Asked by Anonymous

Aw, wow! What an awesome gift to get out of the blue! You are a very lucky woman… give that man a high five for me!

Thank you for writing… I’m glad I can help stir up some of that motorcycling passion for you. One way to do it yourself is to ride more, though. :) Go for a ride the way you feel comfortable… even if just around your neighborhood sometimes. When I first got my bike, I’d go for five mile jaunts after I got home for work since something longer was not an option. 

The most amazing message I have ever received… wow. I got goosebumps.
Thank you for sharing your story, anonymous. Can any of you say “motorcycles saved my life” too?

There was a time in my life when I didn’t think I’d ever fit in or love anything. I decided to kill myself. But while deciding how to, I walked past a motorcycle training centre. I’d always liked the look of motorcycles but never thought I’d be able to afford to ride them. The guy took me in and talked to me, gave me my first lesson for free. He saved my life. I live, because I know tomorrow, I’ll ride.

The most amazing message I have ever received… wow. I got goosebumps.

Thank you for sharing your story, anonymous. Can any of you say “motorcycles saved my life” too?

There was a time in my life when I didn’t think I’d ever fit in or love anything. I decided to kill myself. But while deciding how to, I walked past a motorcycle training centre. I’d always liked the look of motorcycles but never thought I’d be able to afford to ride them. The guy took me in and talked to me, gave me my first lesson for free. He saved my life. I live, because I know tomorrow, I’ll ride.

A)Having to have a Tumblr acct to assign a name to any of my messages makes me feel like a creeper as I dont have one and therefor am forced to be resigned to "anonymous." But, alas, I'll live. B)I'm not sure if you've heard of Pintrest. It seems like the sort of site you would enjoy based on the formatting of your blog. In either case, I find a heap of my "Life's a Ride" section of my acct comes from your site & I'd like to thank you for your inspiration. Please, keep it up. — Asked by Anonymous

Firstly… thanks for writing!

A) Tumblr ask form doesn’t allow you to include links, but you can always use the submit page… then you can your email or whathaveyou. Or you could leave a comment on any of the pages with a plethora of logins (disqus, facebook, etc). Or you can email me… just delete the spaces out of this address and bam -> alicia @ themotolady.com
B) I am aware of pinterest, though I have not used it very much. Mostly because I’ve already got about 800 other sites I use and don’t know if it does anything different than the others. 

On that note- MotoLady is actually going to be released on it’s own platform soon enough, so you won’t have to worry about the limits of Tumblr!

I have no intent of stopping, and always welcome feedback… so again, thank you for writing!

Hi!! Just wanted to say I admire you! I'm few years away from my first bike, but since I can remeber I'm on the road on 2 wheels.. Keep up the good work, the world need more bikers chicks like YOU! — Asked by support13

So sweet! Wow, thank you! The world needs more people who’ve been on 2 wheels since they can remember! Thanks again for the feedback, and feel free to submit content. :)