Posts tagged motorcyclist

Trouble in San Diego- early this morning a light colored Cadillac sedan with a male driver crossed over into oncoming traffic and hit a motorcyclist. The 32 year old motorcyclist was killed, his passenger injured, and the caddy fleed the scene. 
Keep an eye out for a white or light colored four door Cadillac with fron driver-side damage and call the Police if you see the asshole. I wish there was more info on the suspect, but alas… that’s all there is.
Original article on CBS8 » 

Trouble in San Diego- early this morning a light colored Cadillac sedan with a male driver crossed over into oncoming traffic and hit a motorcyclist. The 32 year old motorcyclist was killed, his passenger injured, and the caddy fleed the scene. 

Keep an eye out for a white or light colored four door Cadillac with fron driver-side damage and call the Police if you see the asshole. I wish there was more info on the suspect, but alas… that’s all there is.

Original article on CBS8 » 

10 Reasons You Should Date A Motorcyclist

Here’s ten great reasons why motorcyclists make better lovers and significant others to follow up RideApart’s article, “10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Date A Motorcyclist”.

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A woman and her motorcycle, haulin’ across a bridge. Corinna Mantlo on a 1978 Yamaha SR500. Lovely photo by the talented Geoff Barrenger for MotorGrrl Garage in Brooklyn. 

A woman and her motorcycle, haulin’ across a bridge. Corinna Mantlo on a 1978 Yamaha SR500Lovely photo by the talented Geoff Barrenger for MotorGrrl Garage in Brooklyn

Gettin’ wet- photo by Rob Nawrocki. 

Riding through puddles on a motorcycle is our adult version of jumping in puddles as a kiddo. 

Why We Ride Documentary: Coming Soon

It took me a while to sit down and watch this trailer, despite multiple people sending it to me. Why? I’m not sure. Perhaps because I felt capturing “why we ride” in a trailer is impossible, and in a full length film difficult yet. But also because I felt that I needed to devote a minute of my undivided attention to the footage, and forcing myself to do that is sometimes difficult these days. 

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I finally pressed play and have to admit- I got goosebumps, there may have been some tears. They did an amazing job showing the passion of riders in just their trailer. After all, their slogan is-

It’s about the passion of the riders, and the soul of their machines. 

[Semi-NSFW warning] Lanakila MacNaughton, photographer extraordinaire, had her gallery premier of the Women’s Motorcycle Exhibit in Portland at See See Motor Coffee on July 12th, 2013. 

Lana photographs real women who ride, stripped down (sometimes literally, always figuratively) and embracing the freedom of riding, being a woman, and having the ability to do what they damn well please. Well, at least that’s the vibe I get from it. 

Asked to photograph the ride to the show, I called up my friend Tony (who has a nice sissy bar on his bike, great for photography) and asked him if he’d let me hang off the back with my camera. No passenger pegs and a very high and small seat, it was definitely an experience. One that was totally worth it, these ladies had a blast and got all sorts of looks across town. And a few honks and hollers, of course. All in good fun. 

Make sure to check out the Womens Moto Exhibit website to read about Lana’s shows and adventures, and check back here as I will be showcasing some of my favorites from the ride over the next few days!

Photographs by Alicia Mariah Elfving, copyright themotolady.com 2013.

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Motorcyclist Struck by Lightning on I5

Be careful out there, guys! Depending on where you are, the weather is changing rapidly and it’s been kind of a doozy for riding. In the Pacific Northwest for the last couple weeks you could ride your bike down to meet some friends at a restaurant and it’ll have been sunny and 75° fahrenheit (~23.9° celsius) all day- you’ll walk out an hour and a half later and it’ll be pouring buckets with thunder and lightning!

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A 60 y/o motorcyclist was struck by lightning this morning around 9:30a on the I5 freeway in Chehalis, Washington. The amazing part is that the rider is mostly okay. There was some damage to his helmet (pictures following).

Today I met a wonderful chap from Canada- Tamlyn Beesley is on a 40 day motorcycle road trip and when he passed through Portland briefly we met up for coffee at See See! 

He told me tales of the 108 degree Mojave, and first gear turns of Bible Creek Rd in Oregon (which I had never been on… gasp). It’s always nice meeting people on their road trips, even if it makes me a bit jealous.

Click the photos for captions, and check this link for his photo journal.

East Side Moto Babes Mixing It Up ride in Los Angeles, CA… photo highlights from the Mighty Motor (themightymotor.com).

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Freedom in a photograph- “Crossing California” from Devyn Haas (blog).
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Freedom in a photograph- “Crossing California” from Devyn Haas (blog).

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Motorcyclist saves a coffee mug from the back of an SUV (click for video on liveleak)… her reaction is less than impressive. Also, it’s just a white coffee mug. Would you grab it off their bumper to return it?

Motorcyclist saves a coffee mug from the back of an SUV (click for video on liveleak)… her reaction is less than impressive. Also, it’s just a white coffee mug. Would you grab it off their bumper to return it?

The video, “Never Fast Enough” by Dylan Ozanich captures some of the magical feelings of motorcycling. When you and your pals are rollin’ around a corner perfectly in sync, or taking off from a stop as hard as you can not to really race but just to have a little fun… the almost weightless feeling you get when your tires are almost floating over the asphalt while you fly. 

Watch “Never Fast Enough” on the Devoir Art Vimeo »

Yen Ryder, hairstylist, on her 2012 Triumph Bonneville in Daytona Beach Florida.
(Submission from Yen Ryder, thanks lady!)

Yen Ryder, hairstylist, on her 2012 Triumph Bonneville in Daytona Beach Florida.

(Submission from Yen Ryder, thanks lady!)

Ever imagined what it would be like to be chased by a dangerous animal on a motorcycle? Well, Tim Bartlett found out while joy riding his new bike on Hwy 93 in Canada when he almost hit a lone wolf on the highway.

Apparently Tim almost hit the wolf while riding in Kootenay National Park on Saturday, and returned to the scene where the wolf had appeared. At that point the animal jumped back over the concrete barrier, crossed a lane of traffic, and began the chase that lasted just over a half mile (about a kilometer). 

More info and video on CBC.ca »

Lanakila MacNaughton’s photography is continually amazing me, capturing the breathtaking beauty of real women who ride motorcycles. 

Lana was the the Dirt ‘n Dip campout this weekend, I can’t tell you enough how wonderful a lady she is. Check out her work on womensmotoexhibit.com

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