Posts tagged pacific northwest

Ericka Turnbull poses next to her first gen Ducati Multistrada before heading out on her road trip, she says “life begins at the end of your comfort zone” …indeed!

Her trip is a total of 12 days in Canada, as she’s never been there before, and it’s all planned around top rated motorcycle roads in BC and Alberta! When asked how she likes road tripping alone, “Having such a blast!  There is something really special about solo travel.” You can follow her on instagram @eturnbull01.

[ more road trips | more Ducati ]

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).
[ more real women who ride ]

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).

[ more real women who ride ]

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 ]

Morgan Gilman Garritson riding a Harley Nightster sporting a Biltwell Gringo full face in Washington a few months back- photo by Lanakila MacNaughton for the Women’s Moto Exhibit.
[ more Women’s Moto Exhibit | website ]

Morgan Gilman Garritson riding a Harley Nightster sporting a Biltwell Gringo full face in Washington a few months back- photo by Lanakila MacNaughton for the Women’s Moto Exhibit.

[ more Women’s Moto Exhibit | website ]

Happy Father’s Day to all the awesome Dads out there!
Photo from Isle of Vashon 2012, copyright themotolady.com.

Happy Father’s Day to all the awesome Dads out there!

Photo from Isle of Vashon 2012, copyright themotolady.com.

Amanda Zito’s fresh tire tread foot tattoo done by Jacob at Dark Star tattoo in Vancouver, WA. Another rad motolady Pacific Northwesterner! There’s so many of them!
[ more motorcycle tattoos | Blind Thistle & Lazarus ]

Amanda Zito’s fresh tire tread foot tattoo done by Jacob at Dark Star tattoo in Vancouver, WA. Another rad motolady Pacific Northwesterner! There’s so many of them!

[ more motorcycle tattoos | Blind Thistle & Lazarus ]

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 ]

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.