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The super babely and equally talented Lanakila MacNaughton with her nearly finished custom chopper from Trevor Kelly Co in Portland, OR. The classiest of colors for the most fabulous lady!
Lana is the photographer behind the Women’s Moto Exhibit photography, all done on medium format film. Amazing. (womensmotoexhibit.com)
[ more of Lanakila MacNaughton | more chopper stuff ]

The super babely and equally talented Lanakila MacNaughton with her nearly finished custom chopper from Trevor Kelly Co in Portland, OR. The classiest of colors for the most fabulous lady!

Lana is the photographer behind the Women’s Moto Exhibit photography, all done on medium format film. Amazing. (womensmotoexhibit.com)

[ more of Lanakila MacNaughton | more chopper stuff ]

Kyra Sacdalan in an Icon Variant helmet and red Akorp jacket, blastin’ by on her new dirt bike. Photograph by Justin Coffey of Peanut Butter Coast (blog).
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Kyra Sacdalan in an Icon Variant helmet and red Akorp jacket, blastin’ by on her new dirt bike. Photograph by Justin Coffey of Peanut Butter Coast (blog).

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My buddy and old roommate Jada took a spill on the freeway riding her XT a little while ago-  our Rockers NW friends are throwing her a benefit party at Fenders Moto Cafe & Brewpub in Portland this weekend. If you’re in the area Saturday the 12th, stop by Fenders at 6:30-11pm. There’s a kick ass raffle goin’ on with Icon gear, Nike stuff, art, parts and more. 
The cool shirt you see above can be had for $20- 100% of the money goes to Jada. Email order@spearco.com if you want to buy one but can’t make it to the party.
[ see past posts of Jada Noriyuki | her instagram ]

My buddy and old roommate Jada took a spill on the freeway riding her XT a little while ago-  our Rockers NW friends are throwing her a benefit party at Fenders Moto Cafe & Brewpub in Portland this weekend. If you’re in the area Saturday the 12th, stop by Fenders at 6:30-11pm. There’s a kick ass raffle goin’ on with Icon gear, Nike stuff, art, parts and more. 

The cool shirt you see above can be had for $20- 100% of the money goes to Jada. Email order@spearco.com if you want to buy one but can’t make it to the party.

[ see past posts of Jada Noriyuki | her instagram ]

Dirt Quake USA

In 2012 Sideburn Magazine dreamt up a crazy idea to bring a variety riders together for dirty competition- from professionals to novices, everyone (and all types of bikes) were welcome on the dirt track. The original Dirt Quake event took place in Coventry, Canada. 

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This year Sideburn and See See Motorcycles teamed up to bring Dirt Quake to the USA… specifically the Pacific Northwest about an hour outside of Portland. I can’t think of a better place to host it, either. A plethora of bikes and folks made it out- from serious racers to costumed jokesters, well prepped dirt bikes to overweight baggers… everyone had a blast on the dirt track. 

Can’t help but love a giant Teletubby riding a chopper with a suicide shifter around a dirt track. There was even a ladies only class (as well as an inappropriate street bike class)!

Dirt Quake USA took place in Castle Rock, WA this weekend- a small town about an hour away from Portland.
Photos are popping up all over instagram and this is already by far one of my favorites… Davin (aka MotoGuru) from Icon Motosports at the starting line on his Brammo with knobbies named ‘Sprinkles’. The tassles are the cherry on top for sure. 

Dirt Quake USA took place in Castle Rock, WA this weekend- a small town about an hour away from Portland.

Photos are popping up all over instagram and this is already by far one of my favorites… Davin (aka MotoGuru) from Icon Motosports at the starting line on his Brammo with knobbies named ‘Sprinkles’. The tassles are the cherry on top for sure. 

Kyirsty Unger from Portland, Oregon, kicking over the XT thumper. 
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Kyirsty Unger from Portland, Oregon, kicking over the XT thumper. 

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TBT: Coyote Velten Shoot

Some throwback thursday action… Before the motolady website, I spent most of my days working on photoshoots doing makeup, styling, and art direction. This is one of my favorite photoshoots, starring my first motorcycle… a 1980 Yamaha XJ Maxim 650. Heavily inspired by Mad Max, I outfitted model Skye Velten in armor, furs, and faux-leather. 

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With my Honda Civic chase car behind me, piloted by photographer Ben Reed, I rode about 100 miles out into the hills of Eastern Oregon so we could really set the post apocalyptic mood.  

Kyirsty Unger and her a XT braapmobile (yes, it’s actually four stroke, I know) in Portland, Oregon.

Kyirsty Unger and her a XT braapmobile (yes, it’s actually four stroke, I know) in Portland, Oregon.

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

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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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