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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 ]

Stormie Ray pullin’ her dirtbike out of the muddy trenches at Woodland Bottoms in Washinton.
Ruts can be deceiving in the rainy climate of the Pacific Northwest- you’re all “I got this” then it’s more like “holy crap where’d my wheel go?”

Stormie Ray pullin’ her dirtbike out of the muddy trenches at Woodland Bottoms in Washinton.

Ruts can be deceiving in the rainy climate of the Pacific Northwest- you’re all “I got this” then it’s more like “holy crap where’d my wheel go?”

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 ]

Morgan Gilman Garritson riding a black Sporty at twilight with flowing blonde hair. Photograph by Lanakila MacNaughton of the Women’s Moto Exhibit (website). 

Morgan Gilman Garritson riding a black Sporty at twilight with flowing blonde hair. Photograph by Lanakila MacNaughton of the Women’s Moto Exhibit (website)

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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Mitch Sander’s 1966 Triumph Bonneville

A while back (seriously, a while ago) I met Mitch Sander up in Yakima, WA (he now lives in Seattle) through our mutual friend Dave Buchanan (redandblackattack.tumblr.com) and laid eyes on his beautiful Triumph. It’s a garage built 1966 Bonneville hard tail with a modern front end. 

We all sat down and ate burritos and talked about bikes, I picked his brain about his build because dammit… I would so love to ride that thing. It’s classy, functional, sounds awesome, and has history. Read on for my interview with Mitch.

Hey Portlanders, go check out Mondo Sahara tomorrow (Thursday) night!
Thanks to the SFRC, it’ll be playing at the Clinton Street Theatre for a whole $5 (more info on the SFRC website). (This makes me miss Portland.)

Hey Portlanders, go check out Mondo Sahara tomorrow (Thursday) night!

Thanks to the SFRC, it’ll be playing at the Clinton Street Theatre for a whole $5 (more info on the SFRC website). (This makes me miss Portland.)

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 ]

Jenny Czinder (aka hookersandpopcorn on instagram) from Portland isn’t letting a little cold get in the way of her riding!
[ links: IG @hookersandpopcorn | more of Jenny | cold weather ]

Jenny Czinder (aka hookersandpopcorn on instagram) from Portland isn’t letting a little cold get in the way of her riding!

[ links: IG @hookersandpopcorn | more of Jenny | cold weather ]

Submission from Madeline Jovanovich-



I enjoyed the photo of the petite girl on the Enduro 100, so here is my 1978 DT 175. Thorpe Lake Trailhead, Kittitas County, WA. 



Thanks Madeline! Fun bike and beautiful area.
[ submit your own | more submissions | Washington ]

Submission from Madeline Jovanovich-

I enjoyed the photo of the petite girl on the Enduro 100, so here is my 1978 DT 175. Thorpe Lake Trailhead, Kittitas County, WA. 

Thanks Madeline! Fun bike and beautiful area.

[ submit your own | more submissions | Washington ]

This photo of Stormie Ray (poached from her instagram @stormusbootusmaximus) is pretty much amazing. Her caption is pretty great too.
"I will scoot my cooter across this land spreading smiles, giggle farts, and motorcycle love for as long as the twins are purring and the rubber is below me!"

This photo of Stormie Ray (poached from her instagram @stormusbootusmaximus) is pretty much amazing. Her caption is pretty great too.

"I will scoot my cooter across this land spreading smiles, giggle farts, and motorcycle love for as long as the twins are purring and the rubber is below me!"

Learning the Dirt at the Touratech ADV Moto Rally

When you get a random phone call from the Marketing Manager at Touratech inviting you to attend their 2013 Adventure Motorcycle Rally, you get sort of excited. Then it moves to a sort of horror when you realize you have to tell them you’ve only ridden on a dirt a small amount, and on bikes either unsuited for the terrain, or much smaller than touring and adventure motorcycles. 

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Fortunately for me, one of the reasons they got in touch was because of my enthusiasm for adventure riding but my lack of experience in said environment. The Touratech Adventure Motorcycle Rally is set up for beginners to advanced riders- lessons on cooking with a camp set up, packing your gear as small as possible, and routes mapped and marked by difficulty. 

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

[ more photos tagged Jada Noriyuki | offroad ]