Posts Tagged ‘life’

Ladies Leading the Pack

I see this photo (or it’s similar counterpart) at least weekly while I’m looking through my favorite blogs, checking instagram feeds, etc… and the first time I posted this to the motolady site, I didn’t have a backstory. So here we are, with some history.  The photograph of three women riders at the helm of a group of solo riders dates back to 1949 according to the LIFE photo archives.  Riders enjoying a Sunday afternoon jaunt in Griffith Park: (1st row left-right): Lucille Meeker (on a Triumph), Betty Drafton (on a Velocette)… Continue Reading »

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German motorcyclist circa 1954 with his BMW (probably an R67/2 or R51/3) in full leathers, sporting a very fascinating face shield.  [ more History | source: LIFE ]

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“Never trade the thrills of living for the security of existence.” -Unknown  Motorcycle wisdom for your monday evening, featuring a photo I took of Stormie Ray during the ladies only Dirt N Dip camping trip this year. 

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“Never trade the thrills of living for the security of existence.” -Unknown  Motorcycle wisdom for your monday evening, featuring a photo I took of Stormie Ray during the ladies only Dirt N Dip camping trip this year. 

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Some motorcycle wisdom for your Monday, “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” It’s nice to lose traction sometimes, kind of let’s you regain perspective on where the limit is, you know? [ more moto quotes and wisdom ]

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To Protect and Swerve? Police Officers & Motorcycle Accidents

Protecting yourself isn’t just about a helmet, gear with proper armor, or real rider training… I witness us two wheeled travelers arguing about helmet laws, lane splitting, and so many other  I saw a video on youtube yesterday that really made me sick to my stomach- it was footage from a rider’s helmet cam that showed him slowing in traffic to allow a car to merge followed by him being rear ended by a police officer. The shocking part? The officer then ripped him a new one, yelling about how he was… Continue Reading »

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Dear World: There’s a Human Under the Helmet!

A letter to those road raging automobile drivers who neglect to consider the lives at stake. Motorcyclists are not strangers to danger- not only do we hear constant frantic warnings from those who’ve not yet discovered the wonders of riding two wheels, but we are literally putting our lives on the line every time we ride. Whether you like thinking about it or not, that’s a fact. There is a reason I take the neglectful, ignorant, unsafe and sometimes just plain rude actions of drivers very personally. Why? Because not every motorcyclist… Continue Reading »

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Check out the trailer for 100min long movie ‘Girl Meets Bike’ coming soon! A high school shop teacher buys her first motorcycle with her wedding dress money, leading her away from her controlling fiancé into a new circle of motorcycle friends who are attracted but threatened by her new found freedom. As she learns to ride, she must interpret their offers of riding advice: are they subtle forms of control? Or crucial knowledge, without which she might get herself killed? The quote “Now you’re on your own just like you wanted. No… Continue Reading »

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A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it. Jean de La Fontaine, circa 1600’s

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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… Continue Reading »

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