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Went to a few antique and vintage shops today in Ventura… awesome stores and a couple scores. Rotations was by far my favorite, with the 50cc Indian minibike, vintage motorcycle stuff sprinkled throughout a bunch of other wares including old street signage and antique photos of women and motorcycles. I snagged an old pair of leather motorcycle pants there, and the owl business card holder at Time Bomb. 

Good stuff. 

Sofi Tsingos doing the pre-flight safety check on her self built CB cafe racer at a trackday, photo by Brandon LaJoie. 
Check out Sofi’s new website, GT Cafe for Cause. 
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Sofi Tsingos doing the pre-flight safety check on her self built CB cafe racer at a trackday, photo by Brandon LaJoie. 

Check out Sofi’s new website, GT Cafe for Cause

[ more photos of Sofi Tsingos | more cafe racer ]

How to Put on a Race Suit

A helpful little video from Sofi Tsingos (with her cousin’s help)… how women put on one piece leather motorcycle race suits. 

Ruby Rose, hardcore MotoGP fan in Australia. 
[ source: Australian Moto GP flickr ]

Ruby Rose, hardcore MotoGP fan in Australia. 

[ source: Australian Moto GP flickr ]

The lovely Sofi Tsingos getting a knee down on her 2008 Honda CRF450 Supermoto. Sofi is from  Texas and until recently has been working at AMS Ducati Dallas as the Service Writer, and has now moved bigger and better things including her project GT Cafe For Cause. Photo by Dustin Doskocil. 
Make sure to check out previous motolady features of Sofi, including her gorgeous CB550 Cafe Racer build.

The lovely Sofi Tsingos getting a knee down on her 2008 Honda CRF450 Supermoto. Sofi is from  Texas and until recently has been working at AMS Ducati Dallas as the Service Writer, and has now moved bigger and better things including her project GT Cafe For Cause. Photo by Dustin Doskocil. 

Make sure to check out previous motolady features of Sofi, including her gorgeous CB550 Cafe Racer build.

Gina Morill Olsen sporting her MotoLady Live to Ride Wheel tshirt, looking beautiful with her Triumph salt racer on the Bonneville Salt Flats at BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials. Photo by the talented Phil Hawkins.
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Gina Morill Olsen sporting her MotoLady Live to Ride Wheel tshirt, looking beautiful with her Triumph salt racer on the Bonneville Salt Flats at BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials. Photo by the talented Phil Hawkins.

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MotoLady Seven Days of Give-aways… put your hands in the air for day four! There’s three more days of THANK YOUS for being awesome and reading the blog. Best check back, y’hear?

Day 4, Thursday: Protect those palms and sausage fingers with some durable Icon Pursuit leather gloves… complete with knuckle armor! Great for keeping your most important tools protected while riding, and for bouts of frustration against the punching bag. Size large wrist shorties, great for a whole deluge of types of riding!

Alright, PUT YOUR HANDS UP TO WIN! Not in a getting arrested sense, of course… I mean send me a picture of those moto hands! Greasy, bleeding from mishaps (lessons, I mean), working on your motorcycle! Either email it to me (alicia@themotolady.com) or use the handy submit page

Submission deadline: Thursday, August 29th, 2013 11:59pst. Announcing winner: Thursday, September 5th, 2013. Winner is responsible for shipping costs.

Joey Cupcake’s awesome leather jacket art- “If you can read this, the butch fell off.”
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Joey Cupcake’s awesome leather jacket art- “If you can read this, the butch fell off.”

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This was in my submissions inbox this morning, the caption made me so happy I had to share right away. Wendy Gowans, 47 year young motolady from Mission BC, Canada. She said-
 “Fuck gardening… lets ride.”
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This was in my submissions inbox this morning, the caption made me so happy I had to share right away. Wendy Gowans, 47 year young motolady from Mission BC, Canada. She said-

“Fuck gardening… lets ride.”

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I’m stoked on my new Icon Airmada “Stack” lid and “Justice” gloves. Took ‘em out for a little while last night, so good. 
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I’m stoked on my new Icon Airmada “Stack” lid and “Justice” gloves. Took ‘em out for a little while last night, so good. 

[ more photos tagged Icon | boots | real women who ride ]

Over the coming weeks I’ll be sharing more photos by the amazing motolady Lanakila MacNaughton from her project the Women’s Moto Exhibit

The photos above feature the lovely Kiersa Carthart (aka KC) from California. All of the ladies Lana shoots are actual riders. 

[ more photos from Lanakila MacNaughton | with goggles ]

Tamara Raye, photographed by Lanakila MacNaughton in medium format (both real women who ride) for the Women’s Moto Exhibit.
Follow Lana’s instagram @fevvvvaa for more goodies.
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Tamara Raye, photographed by Lanakila MacNaughton in medium format (both real women who ride) for the Women’s Moto Exhibit.

Follow Lana’s instagram @fevvvvaa for more goodies.

[ more tagged Tamara Raye | Lanakila MacNaughton | leather ]

Nicolai Sclater, aka OrnamentalConifer (blog), is a British graphic designer gone sign painter.

Back in december I posted photos of hand painted leather jackets by Ornamental Conifer. Then earlier in April I posted the first “Further” video featuring an awesome bike with SUSHI EATER lettering on the side. Observe, that same bike in the secondrow/middle photo above!

Nicolai is a talented designer with a very steady hand. His art helps express the soul of the pieces he is decorating whether it be a helmet, jacket, or motorcycle. 

The Art of Signpainting with Nicolai Sclater on Youtube

Greasers, line dancing, break dancing, burnouts, big hair, leather and chopsticks. This is just some of what you get to see in the Nothing to Worry About music video from Peter Bjorn & John.

This is my favorite music video of all time, I’m honestly shocked and appalled that I have not shared it yet. 

Patricia as found on the Gixxer forums

Those Canadians see a snow dusting like that and to them it might as well be summertime!

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