Posts tagged inspiration

Another good deed done by someone on two wheels- scooter rider out with his buddies sees a blind man walking down the side of the road and stops to help him out. You can tell the elderly gentleman appreciated the young motorists politeness, respect and assistance with his very simple, “Thank you.”

This video made my eyes well up with tears in the best way- these past few days have made me feel very humble and thankful. This video just reinforces the fact that there is good in the world.
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Another good deed done by someone on two wheels- scooter rider out with his buddies sees a blind man walking down the side of the road and stops to help him out. You can tell the elderly gentleman appreciated the young motorists politeness, respect and assistance with his very simple, “Thank you.”

This video made my eyes well up with tears in the best way- these past few days have made me feel very humble and thankful. This video just reinforces the fact that there is good in the world.

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The Rust Bucket BSA Project Inspiration

While I’m finishing the Monster, I’ve had a lot of things rattling around in my brain for this Rust Bucket / BSA Project of mine. Firstly, I found out it’s a 1958 BSA A7 or A10. The difference being the exact model and either 500 or 650cc (thanks to everyone who corrected my typo). I’m stoked to know it’s about 7 years older than I thought and pre-1960s! So cool. 

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Hand stamped VIN number close up- this is one thing I love very much about this bike. It might have been bondo-ed to shit, but damn it has character. Paul D’Orleans of the Vintagent clued me in on the fact that all British bikes have hand stamped identification numbers. I had no idea!

Anywho, I figured I’d share some of the inspiration I’ve collected while figuring out exactly where to go with this. 

Darius Glover: Paralyzed MotoCross Racer

We’ve all been told or experienced ourselves just how dangeous it is to ride a motorcycle. If you were in a major accident, would you ride again? What if you couldn’t use your legs?

At 15 years old, Darius Glover heard the doctors tell him, “you’ll never walk again and you’ll never ride again.” Regardless of losing the use of his legs from a motorcycle accident, he rides motocross again. He looked at that doctor and said, “you’re wrong.” If that doc doubted him, wow how wrong he was. 

Darius went on to qualify for Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Motocross Championships in Florida- he traveled hundreds of miles and was turned down because of his “disability”. 

I met this very notable motolady at the One Motorcycle Show this weekend. Kathryn Watne is an avid motorcyclist and cancer survivor from Hood River with an infectious smile. 

I don’t know about you, but this beautiful woman inspires the hell out of me!

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.

Bikes Saved my Life by Kym Liebig. His story of trial, tribulation, and triumph when a blood vessel explodes in his brain. He attributes his recovery to motorcycles. 
Anyone else have a story of how motorcycles helped them improve or recover in some way? Share in the comments.

Bikes Saved my Life by Kym Liebig. His story of trial, tribulation, and triumph when a blood vessel explodes in his brain. He attributes his recovery to motorcycles. 

Anyone else have a story of how motorcycles helped them improve or recover in some way? Share in the comments.

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!