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Lanakila MacNaughton, the photographer behind the Women’s Moto Exhibit, takin’ a cruise on her new Sporty while rockin’ a Biltwell Gringo full face. 
[ more photos of Lana | womensmotoexhibit.com ]

Lanakila MacNaughton, the photographer behind the Women’s Moto Exhibit, takin’ a cruise on her new Sporty while rockin’ a Biltwell Gringo full face. 

[ more photos of Lana | womensmotoexhibit.com ]

Kyirsty Unger sitting on her lil two stoke Suzuki GT185 braaper in Portland, Oregon.
[ more photos tagged Suzuki | Retro ]

Kyirsty Unger sitting on her lil two stoke Suzuki GT185 braaper in Portland, Oregon.

[ more photos tagged Suzuki | Retro ]

Lanakila MacNaughton, photographer of the Women’s Moto Exhibit series, bought a Harley today! Her chopper build has commenced. I for one, am excited. 
Look at that smile!
[ Women’s Moto Exhibit facebook, website ]

Lanakila MacNaughton, photographer of the Women’s Moto Exhibit series, bought a Harley today! Her chopper build has commenced. I for one, am excited. 

Look at that smile!

[ Women’s Moto Exhibit facebook, website ]

Stormie takes her XS650 off roading in the Pacific Northwest mud. 
[ more photos of Stormie Ray | more mud ]

Stormie takes her XS650 off roading in the Pacific Northwest mud. 

[ more photos of Stormie Ray | more mud ]

The tale of the Bonerville sticker(s). 
My friend Joe, marketing director at Icon Motosports, returned from a vacation to find his Bonneville stealthily stickered beyond reason. He stopped counting at 18, then proceeded to find one inside the gascap. Aw, ya gotta love co-workers. The best sticker of them all was the very accurately designed “Bonerville” sticker on his side cover. 
Well the totally rad Jada, having lovingly referred to her bike as Bonerville for quite a while now, followed suit and spruced up her Bonne as well. 
I’m a fan.
[ more photos of Jada Noriyuki | more tagged Triumph ]

The tale of the Bonerville sticker(s). 

My friend Joe, marketing director at Icon Motosports, returned from a vacation to find his Bonneville stealthily stickered beyond reason. He stopped counting at 18, then proceeded to find one inside the gascap. Aw, ya gotta love co-workers. The best sticker of them all was the very accurately designed “Bonerville” sticker on his side cover. 

Well the totally rad Jada, having lovingly referred to her bike as Bonerville for quite a while now, followed suit and spruced up her Bonne as well. 

I’m a fan.

[ more photos of Jada Noriyuki | more tagged Triumph ]

So, when a creepy guy comes up to you at the gas station and admires your bike then asks to sit on it, what do you say? Generally being ambassadors of riding, I’d bet more of you would let the guy park his butt on your bike than would turn him away. But perhaps you’ll rethink that now, or maybe you’ll just make sure the key isn’t in it. 
What I find fascinating is that from the photograph above it seems this dude fled the gas station wearing no helmet in a state that requires one be worn. I’ve witnessed how serious cops are about helmet laws in Oregon- you don’t even get on a moped and putt the block without one else suffer the wrath of the police. I’m fascinated he wasn’t instantly pulled over.
Jared Lee Hoffman, 28, oggled the motorcycle’s paint job and asked if he could sit on the bike. The owner quickly realized the decision was a mistake when the suspect took off from the Wilsonville gas station on his pride and joy. 
After about 13 miles of erratic driving that earned multiple wreckless motorcycle reports from drivers, a pick up truck yielded way to a police car with it’s sirens lit up and the thief, Hoffman, ploughed into the back of the vehicle. He was launched over the bars according to Sgt. Dan Kraus, a Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
Nearly instantaneous karma- for the thief at least, that poor bike is probably pretty beat up and I’m hoping the owner had full coverage insurance.
[ source: Visordown & Oregonian | more theft stories ]

So, when a creepy guy comes up to you at the gas station and admires your bike then asks to sit on it, what do you say? Generally being ambassadors of riding, I’d bet more of you would let the guy park his butt on your bike than would turn him away. But perhaps you’ll rethink that now, or maybe you’ll just make sure the key isn’t in it. 

What I find fascinating is that from the photograph above it seems this dude fled the gas station wearing no helmet in a state that requires one be worn. I’ve witnessed how serious cops are about helmet laws in Oregon- you don’t even get on a moped and putt the block without one else suffer the wrath of the police. I’m fascinated he wasn’t instantly pulled over.

Jared Lee Hoffman, 28, oggled the motorcycle’s paint job and asked if he could sit on the bike. The owner quickly realized the decision was a mistake when the suspect took off from the Wilsonville gas station on his pride and joy. 

After about 13 miles of erratic driving that earned multiple wreckless motorcycle reports from drivers, a pick up truck yielded way to a police car with it’s sirens lit up and the thief, Hoffman, ploughed into the back of the vehicle. He was launched over the bars according to Sgt. Dan Kraus, a Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

Nearly instantaneous karma- for the thief at least, that poor bike is probably pretty beat up and I’m hoping the owner had full coverage insurance.

[ source: Visordown & Oregonian | more theft stories ]

The One Moto Snow

Road Trip (Part 2)

Getting to the One Show (the1moto.com) this year was a bit more difficult than in the past- partially because I moved to San Diego and partially because it snowed like crazy. The first portion of my road trip was easy peasy- driving the Purple Prius Eater (my Tacoma) to San Francisco from San Diego went shockingly well. The next leg started out with rain, and ended with Pandora’s Box looking like a Ducati popsicle. 

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Snowy as hell in Portland but the turn out for the first night of the One Show was amazing. I’m so stoked to have been able to bring Pandora even though the going was a little tough.

I do love Portland, look at those crazy folks who rode to the show in the ~5 inches of snow.

Up in smoke suit and tie sportbike burnout photo by Grady Layman (Frozen Forever Photography in Portland, OR).

Up in smoke suit and tie sportbike burnout photo by Grady Layman (Frozen Forever Photography in Portland, OR).


"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. 

"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. 

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.

The lil’ Nean Bean (of MotoFactory PDX) - second place at the Salem, OR flat track races. She’s 4’11” of flat trackin’ FURY. 
[ more photos of Nean ]

The lil’ Nean Bean (of MotoFactory PDX) - second place at the Salem, OR flat track races. She’s 4’11” of flat trackin’ FURY. 

[ more photos of Nean ]

Nean and all 4’11” of her badassness rockin’ her ‘78 Yamaha Enduro 100. This rad lil lady is the co-owner of MotoFactory in Portland, Oregon- a shop that does maintenance, custom motorbikes, etc. 
[ more tagged Nean Tiffany Kiskela | petite ]

Nean and all 4’11” of her badassness rockin’ her ‘78 Yamaha Enduro 100. This rad lil lady is the co-owner of MotoFactory in Portland, Oregon- a shop that does maintenance, custom motorbikes, etc. 

[ more tagged Nean Tiffany Kiskela | petite ]

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

[ more photos tagged Jada Noriyuki | offroad ]

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 ]