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Canyon Riding- The Snake and More

Today I rode “The Snake”, passed the Rock Store, and experienced Los Angeles County canyons with Shaik Ridzwan from the Mighty Motor. We met at Neptune’s Net in Malibu since it’s somewhere in the middle of both of us- Santa Monica and Ventura. 

The photo above was yoinked from the Mighty Motor instagram

Rob Escalante lives in Los Angeles and rides on a daily basis. If you’ve ever ridden in LA, you know how insane the drivers and traffic can be. It can be scary dangerous for a motorcyclist, bicyclist, pedestrian, and even other cars. Today he took a moment out of his day to help an elderly woman. The story made me feel all warm and fuzzy, so I had to share. 

This old lady was crossing the street, but too old to make it on time, as the light turned green and cars flew by her without caring she was having difficulty getting on the sidewalk as it was way too high. I just didn’t have the heart to be another witness doing nothing….I just had to help. 

It only takes a second, be the kind of motorcyclist that makes the world a better place. Take those few moments to do something that will help create positive feelings about folks who ride on two wheels. It might save their life, and it might save yours some day too. 

Rob Escalante lives in Los Angeles and rides on a daily basis. If you’ve ever ridden in LA, you know how insane the drivers and traffic can be. It can be scary dangerous for a motorcyclist, bicyclist, pedestrian, and even other cars. Today he took a moment out of his day to help an elderly woman. The story made me feel all warm and fuzzy, so I had to share. 

This old lady was crossing the street, but too old to make it on time, as the light turned green and cars flew by her without caring she was having difficulty getting on the sidewalk as it was way too high. I just didn’t have the heart to be another witness doing nothing….I just had to help. 

It only takes a second, be the kind of motorcyclist that makes the world a better place. Take those few moments to do something that will help create positive feelings about folks who ride on two wheels. It might save their life, and it might save yours some day too. 

A rad black and white shot of Becky Slane with her bike, photographed by the talented Heidi Zumbrun aka Jack Alice. 

A rad black and white shot of Becky Slane with her bike, photographed by the talented Heidi Zumbrun aka Jack Alice. 

Lindsay Kavanaugh, Texas native residing in Los Angeles, with her 1973 brat style Honda CB350f motorcycle and super rad ‘Wild Thing’ shirt. Photo by Jessie Gentry.
I had the pleasure of meeting this lil whipper snapper at the Hell on Wheels vintage MX rally this weekend, she’s a peach. Her and Jessie are the founders of the Velvets MC in LA (fb). 
[ more Honda CB photos | real women who ride ] 

Lindsay Kavanaugh, Texas native residing in Los Angeles, with her 1973 brat style Honda CB350f motorcycle and super rad ‘Wild Thing’ shirt. Photo by Jessie Gentry.

I had the pleasure of meeting this lil whipper snapper at the Hell on Wheels vintage MX rally this weekend, she’s a peach. Her and Jessie are the founders of the Velvets MC in LA (fb)

[ more Honda CB photos | real women who ride

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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Burly Brand Slammer Kit Install Video!

Thanks to Burly Brand for inviting me to help them out with their Slammer Kit install video at their headquarters in Los Angeles! The Slammer Kit lowers your Harley (Sportster, Dyna, and more…) up to two inches, and yeah, it’s super easy to install. 

Even if you don’t have a Harley, or don’t want to lower it… it’ll still be fun for you to watch me be an uberdork on camera. 

Yuriko rides a sparkly pink and purple 1976 Shovelhead chopper… she’s a petite little lady… probably 5’ even. She’s perfected kicking it over with the whole weight of her body. Size isn’t everything.
I frequently hear ladies saying, “I’m too short for that bike” and Yuri proves that it’s a matter of determination. Her bike is very custom, making it fit her much better than a lot of stock bikes would. However these bikes are still quite heavy… it’s all about bike control. Practice makes perfect!
Photograph by Ben Zales (bentheboog), copyright 2014.
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Yuriko rides a sparkly pink and purple 1976 Shovelhead chopper… she’s a petite little lady… probably 5’ even. She’s perfected kicking it over with the whole weight of her body. Size isn’t everything.

I frequently hear ladies saying, “I’m too short for that bike” and Yuri proves that it’s a matter of determination. Her bike is very custom, making it fit her much better than a lot of stock bikes would. However these bikes are still quite heavy… it’s all about bike control. Practice makes perfect!

Photograph by Ben Zales (bentheboog), copyright 2014.

[ more of Yuriko Takeda | more petite motoladies ]

MotoLady Monster by the Mighty Motor for BikeEXIF

Humbled and grateful to have my Monster Project named ‘Pandora’s Box’ published on the world renowned BikeEXIF website with photos by Shaik Ridzwan of the Mighty Motor. 

Here are a few from the shoot in Downtown Los Angeles you haven’t seen yet. 

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Traci Zycha on her KTM at the East Side Moto Babes Babes on Motos 4 event, photo by Jack Alice at Charlie’s Place in Los Angeles.
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Traci Zycha on her KTM at the East Side Moto Babes Babes on Motos 4 event, photo by Jack Alice at Charlie’s Place in Los Angeles.

[ more from Babes on Motos | East Side Moto Babes

Lindsey Marie Hanson on her beautiful customized vintage Harley, captured hitting “The Snake” near Los Angeles, CA. 
You’ve probably seen photos from “The Snake” without even realizing- it’s a 21-turn portion of Mulholland Highway just above the Rock Store. “Edwards’ Corner” is the last turn heading uphill through the snake and is rather internet famous for capturing motorcyclists outriding their bike, talent, and/or conditions. 

Lindsey Marie Hanson on her beautiful customized vintage Harley, captured hitting “The Snake” near Los Angeles, CA. 

You’ve probably seen photos from “The Snake” without even realizing- it’s a 21-turn portion of Mulholland Highway just above the Rock Store. “Edwards’ Corner” is the last turn heading uphill through the snake and is rather internet famous for capturing motorcyclists outriding their bike, talent, and/or conditions. 

This might be the best tank paint job ever… JURASSIC PARK! 
Photo by Rachel Teller at Deus in Venice Beach.

This might be the best tank paint job ever… JURASSIC PARK! 

Photo by Rachel Teller at Deus in Venice Beach.

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!

Had the pleasure of shooting with Shaik Ridzwan of the Mighty Motor this weekend in downtown Los Angeles with Pandora.

The location under third street not only looked rad but kept me out of the super hot sun. It was some 82°F in LA on Sunday even by 11a. It also allowed for a super cool aerial photo of the Monster. 

Topmost photo by Shaik Ridzwan. 

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Mizziel Serra with her Honda sportbike at the Babes on Motos 4 event in 2013. BOM is put on each year by East Side Moto Babes as a get together for ladies who ride and photograph them with their bikes, this year images were taken by Jack Alice. 
[ photos from past Babes on Motos events ]

Mizziel Serra with her Honda sportbike at the Babes on Motos 4 event in 2013. BOM is put on each year by East Side Moto Babes as a get together for ladies who ride and photograph them with their bikes, this year images were taken by Jack Alice. 

[ photos from past Babes on Motos events ]

MotoLady Three Year Party Review

The MotoLady Three Year Anniversary was actually back on January 12th, as that was the day I started the website officially. However, the celebration took place on January 25th at Deus ex Machina USA in Venice Beach, CA at 7p. 

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