Posts tagged nature

The Nürburgring- on the list of places I must ride. 

The Nurburgring is located about 43mi/70km South of Cologne, Germany and can hold up to 150,000 spectators. The older “North Loop” of the track is just under 13 miles long, and has more than 1,000 feet of difference in it’s lowest and highest elevations. 

The GP-Strecke section is 3.2 miles long with 16 turns, and the total track length is a hair over 16 miles (25.947 km) with 170 turns. Construction of the track began in September of 1925.

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A woman and her Triumph overlooking the desert sunset- photograph by French artist Kreatica (website).
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A woman and her Triumph overlooking the desert sunset- photograph by French artist Kreatica (website).

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Josh Kurpius (photographer extraordinaire) riding through a shallow lake… giant pond…? Either way, his bike ‘The Locust’ makes it look exceptionally dramatic with the long rake of the forks. 
Aaaaand now I want a photo of me riding the Monster through an epic puddle.
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Josh Kurpius (photographer extraordinaire) riding through a shallow lake… giant pond…? Either way, his bike ‘The Locust’ makes it look exceptionally dramatic with the long rake of the forks. 

Aaaaand now I want a photo of me riding the Monster through an epic puddle.

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Annette Carrion in her new ‘home town’ of San Francisco! I can practically see her smiling through the helmet.
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Annette Carrion in her new ‘home town’ of San Francisco! I can practically see her smiling through the helmet.

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A photographic example of what my dreams look like. 
I believe this is in Manali, India… please correct me if I am wrong.
[ source: yakman*9 on ADVmoto.com | more adventure photos ]

A photographic example of what my dreams look like. 

I believe this is in Manali, India… please correct me if I am wrong.

[ source: yakman*9 on ADVmoto.com | more adventure photos ]

A lovely example of many beautiful things about the Pacific Northwest- wr250 in it’s natural habitat during the first annual SFRC Back Forty Enduro (more info).
The Sang Froid Riding Club, creators of the controversial (and might I add, awesome) “Alley Sweeper Urban Enduro" (which is an annual fun filled mud flinging event each spring in Portland) pretty consistently have cool events to keep people busy despite the dreary PNW weather that hits each winter. Why did they plan the Back Forty Enduro? “Because riding around the woods with your buddies is better than staying home and waiting for spring.”
Photograph by R. Scott Elder.

A lovely example of many beautiful things about the Pacific Northwest- wr250 in it’s natural habitat during the first annual SFRC Back Forty Enduro (more info).

The Sang Froid Riding Club, creators of the controversial (and might I add, awesome)Alley Sweeper Urban Enduro" (which is an annual fun filled mud flinging event each spring in Portland) pretty consistently have cool events to keep people busy despite the dreary PNW weather that hits each winter. Why did they plan the Back Forty Enduro? “Because riding around the woods with your buddies is better than staying home and waiting for spring.”

Photograph by R. Scott Elder.

San Diego Sunday Ride

My friend David and I went out on an epic ride yesterday with the intention of hitting at least two of the ‘famous’ San Diego roads I keep hearing about. Well, we ended up hitting more than just two. 

(Photo by Rick Clemson)

Our ride was a great one indeed, over 200 miles (I lost track) and countless amazing views. Ramona -> Old Julian Hwy to Santa Ysabel -> Mesa Grande to Lake Henshaw -> 76 -> South Grade to Palomar -> lunch -> Palomar State Park -> East Grade -> 79 to Santa Ysabel -> 78 to Julian -> 79 to Sunrise up Mt. Laguna -> Hwy 8 all the way back to San Diego. 

Riding through the desert is one of my favorite things, this photo captures a lot of that beauty. One of the best things about being on a motorcycle is the unobstructed 360° view.
(Original photo: Getty Images, photographed by Caroline Purser) 
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Riding through the desert is one of my favorite things, this photo captures a lot of that beauty. One of the best things about being on a motorcycle is the unobstructed 360° view.

(Original photo: Getty Images, photographed by Caroline Purser) 

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Cristi Farrell (of Moterrific) and I took off from Cerberus yesterday in San Diego and rode Hwy 94 to Campo and back. She was on her 2009 BMW f650GS and I was on the lil 1982 Honda FT500 Ascot thumper.

It’s a good jaunt with lots of sweepers and fun twisties that switch back rather quickly- those are my favorite, when you get into the groove and can flick the bike back and forth through the corners. Ah, it was a good day. 

Two wheeled life: being happy with the journey whether or not you can see the path before you.
Kangaroo Island road, South Australia. Photo by Maiko Miyazaki from National Geographic.
[ more tagged motorcycle wisdom | roads ]

Two wheeled life: being happy with the journey whether or not you can see the path before you.

Kangaroo Island road, South Australia. Photo by Maiko Miyazaki from National Geographic.

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Jada with her dirt bike at Diamond Mill in Tillamook, Oregon.

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MotoLady… where the wild things are edition! Haha. Mike Jacobs (What A Ride, Ontario Moto Roads) snapped this pic when the photo/videographers were doing their thing. There will be a short video by Adam Wood from our Ride the Edge weekend adventures as well as some amazing photographs by Virgil Knapp. 
Headed home to Portland today! 

MotoLady… where the wild things are edition! Haha. Mike Jacobs (What A Ride, Ontario Moto Roads) snapped this pic when the photo/videographers were doing their thing. There will be a short video by Adam Wood from our Ride the Edge weekend adventures as well as some amazing photographs by Virgil Knapp. 

Headed home to Portland today! 

Phil Hawkins is magical with his camera on the Bonneville Salt Flats- these shots were captured at the 2013 BUB Motorcycle Speed trials, which was sadly rained out on Wednesday (half way through the event).

While an utter bummer for anyone trying to break world land speed records, it’s a beautiful sight for the rest of us. “There’d be no rainbows without rain” as they say.

[ Related: MotoLady on the Salts by Phil Hawkins, ML & the RC-51 on the Salts, Bonneville 2012 BUB Trip | Links: IShootfromtheHipPhotography.com ]

This photograph captures many aspects of the joys of motorcycling rather well, wouldn’t you agree? Christi Farrell (of the Moterrific Podcast with Joann Donn) stands overlooking Loja, Ecuador in her motorcycle gear. 
Adventures keep our hearts open and give them room to grow… just another reason motorcycling is good for the soul. 

This photograph captures many aspects of the joys of motorcycling rather well, wouldn’t you agree? Christi Farrell (of the Moterrific Podcast with Joann Donn) stands overlooking Loja, Ecuador in her motorcycle gear. 

Adventures keep our hearts open and give them room to grow… just another reason motorcycling is good for the soul. 

The joys of the Pacific Northwest and West Coast… Alyssa took a motorcycle road trip with her friend Mike from Eugene, Oregon to Yosemite, CA in the middle of Semptember. Beautiful views aplenty. 

[ more photos of Alyssa Borella | Pacific Northwest | road trips ]