Posts tagged motoladies

I challenge you to take a more American photo than this fantastic shot of Sanna Maria and Jessica McLean from San Diego. Two of my favorite ladies, and it’s pretty obvious why. We got a ’50s Ford shoebox with a megachop, big guns, old school Harley chopper, cowboy hat, camo, American flag tank top, daisy dukes, my god people how much more can one photo scream, “USA”? 
If you somehow manage an even more Patriotic image featuring ladies and motorcycles, go ahead and send it my way on the submit page.

I challenge you to take a more American photo than this fantastic shot of Sanna Maria and Jessica McLean from San Diego. Two of my favorite ladies, and it’s pretty obvious why. We got a ’50s Ford shoebox with a megachop, big guns, old school Harley chopper, cowboy hat, camo, American flag tank top, daisy dukes, my god people how much more can one photo scream, “USA”? 

If you somehow manage an even more Patriotic image featuring ladies and motorcycles, go ahead and send it my way on the submit page.

Flashback Friday: Touratech Troublemaking

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A year ago I found myself a couple of rad troublemaker motoladies. I actually never shared the super fun photos of Karissa, Angel, and I riding minibikes at the Touratech ADV Moto Rally last year (which is going on right now and I so wish I was there). We got yelled at and chased across the camp- when Karissa and Angel looked back and said “Let’s get out of here!” I couldn’t help but follow. I mean, come on… I’m usually the bad influence.

I don’t care what hate you spray at me, there’s something so cute about girls riding minibikes in skirts!

Robyn Diamond takes her friend Belinda Kwan for a little ride on her Kawasaki 636 stunt bike with trellis frame. That would be an interesting view to say the least. 
[ more stuntin’ pics | Robyn Diamond | source ]

Robyn Diamond takes her friend Belinda Kwan for a little ride on her Kawasaki 636 stunt bike with trellis frame. That would be an interesting view to say the least. 

[ more stuntin’ pics | Robyn Diamond | source ]

Another historic motorcycle image- three young women posing with a motorcycle on a dock circa 1919-1927, this one comes from Mack Senate comedy films.
[ more motorcycle history | from the 1920s ]

Another historic motorcycle image- three young women posing with a motorcycle on a dock circa 1919-1927, this one comes from Mack Senate comedy films.

[ more motorcycle history | from the 1920s ]

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. 

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Here you see a bunch of rad women riders, ready to race their vintage dirtbikes at the Kawagoe Motocross Track during the Hell on Wheels takes Japan rally. Featuring motoladies Dorinda Roberts, Caroline Patterson, Tamara Raye, Jennifer McClain and Jeannette Mekdara.
[ more photos tagged Japan | source ]

Here you see a bunch of rad women riders, ready to race their vintage dirtbikes at the Kawagoe Motocross Track during the Hell on Wheels takes Japan rally. Featuring motoladies Dorinda Roberts, Caroline Patterson, Tamara Raye, Jennifer McClain and Jeannette Mekdara.

[ more photos tagged Japan | source ]

The Moto Quest in action- redheaded Aileen Guenther stands out with her motolady friends from Mayalysia. 
[ more photos of Aileen | the Moto Quest website ]

The Moto Quest in action- redheaded Aileen Guenther stands out with her motolady friends from Mayalysia. 

[ more photos of Aileen | the Moto Quest website ]

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. 

Line Møller (on the Triumph) and Synne Sofie Reksten at the Music Festival at the Top of the World in Norway (Vice story). Photo by John Doran.

Line Møller (on the Triumph) and Synne Sofie Reksten at the Music Festival at the Top of the World in Norway (Vice story). Photo by John Doran.

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!

Pandora’s Out of the Box: First Real Monster Ride

Over two long years, with help from so many amazing people, I’ve finally got the Monster on the road. As I mentioned in my previous announcement, "Pandora’s Box" rides well but needs tweaking. In the past few days, with some helping hands, I’ve tweaked the carbs a bit and undone some damage from the previous owner(s). While my test riding the other day way nice, it was limited to a 20 mile radius of my place for obvious reasons. Can’t go braaping off into the sunset until you’ve got the gremlins hammered out. 

Today, rather than watching the Super Bowl, my friend Jess and I hit the road toward Campo on Hwy 94 from San Diego. A ride I’d already done twice, it was a good choice for stretching Pandora’s legs… or tires. 

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I have to say… the Monster does well in the twisties. 

Jessica McLean (front) and Danielle Millican about to head home after the Mods vs Rockers ride and raffle last sunday in San Diego.

Jessica McLean (front) and Danielle Millican about to head home after the Mods vs Rockers ride and raffle last sunday in San Diego.

Anya Violet stars in “two stroke two up” on her lil Yamaha Braap-er. 

Anya Violet stars in “two stroke two up” on her lil Yamaha Braap-er. 

Gloria Tramontin Struck in front, her daughter Lori Struck DeSilva taking up the back. Gloria is 87 and still riding, what a lady!
Want to know more about Gloria? Check out my previous post. 
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Gloria Tramontin Struck in front, her daughter Lori Struck DeSilva taking up the back. Gloria is 87 and still riding, what a lady!

Want to know more about Gloria? Check out my previous post. 

[ more photos tagged on the road ]

A collection of 1953 motorcycle messengers (many women included). 

A photo of 1953 messengers at Hockley Post Office. Note that they had five B.S.A. 250cc C10 models with JLE registrations ranging from 181-188, maybe not all of their fleet of bikes is on show here. A later 1958 photo shows BSA Bantams which replaced all of these C10 250cc bikes well before 1958.See a photo of Grays G.P.O.in 1954, with myself, Colin, Norman & Charlie with a much smaller fleet of B.S.A. motorcycles than Hockley. They must have had a vast area to deliver their telegrams to, with this number of bikes showing here.

[ source: mickGPO flickr | more motorcycle history ]

A collection of 1953 motorcycle messengers (many women included). 

A photo of 1953 messengers at Hockley Post Office. Note that they had five B.S.A. 250cc C10 models with JLE registrations ranging from 181-188, maybe not all of their fleet of bikes is on show here. A later 1958 photo shows BSA Bantams which replaced all of these C10 250cc bikes well before 1958.See a photo of Grays G.P.O.in 1954, with myself, Colin, Norman & Charlie with a much smaller fleet of B.S.A. motorcycles than Hockley. They must have had a vast area to deliver their telegrams to, with this number of bikes showing here.

[ source: mickGPO flickr | more motorcycle history ]