Posts tagged rain

An awesome helmet self portrait… “Making the most of a rainy day off” from my friend Jessica McLean, San Diego.

An awesome helmet self portrait… “Making the most of a rainy day off” from my friend Jessica McLean, San Diego.

Tamara Raye had her birthday yesterday, SoCal celebrated by raining on her. Real motorcyclists ride in the rain!

Tamara Raye had her birthday yesterday, SoCal celebrated by raining on her. Real motorcyclists ride in the rain!

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 ]

A wet plate photograph from Paul d’Orleans (of the Vintagent), a modern ‘Rollie Free’ at Bonneville Salt Flats for BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials. BUB got rained out again this year, which makes setting land speed records impossible, but does however make for great photographs.  
Still, so sad I didn’t make it. 
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A wet plate photograph from Paul d’Orleans (of the Vintagent), a modern ‘Rollie Free’ at Bonneville Salt Flats for BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials. BUB got rained out again this year, which makes setting land speed records impossible, but does however make for great photographs.  

Still, so sad I didn’t make it. 

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Cody Kahler was kind enough to GoPro the End of the World ride from atop his helmet!

Riders left See See Motorcycles & Coffee at approximately 8:40p. Wheelies were pulled. Look at that shiny wet ground! ‘Bout 30 bikes total. 

ROOSTER TAIL! Been seeing these all over Portland- saw six bikes just on the way to work today (not including my coworkers). I’m so proud to be a Portlander!

ROOSTER TAIL! Been seeing these all over Portland- saw six bikes just on the way to work today (not including my coworkers). I’m so proud to be a Portlander!

Riding a motorcycle in Portland in the off season is often like this.

Riding a motorcycle in Portland in the off season is often like this.

My friend Adrian Capurso, who lent me the truck and RC-51 for the Bonneville Salt Flat trip, came to Portland yesterday! Today we took him for a fall ride and surprise- it ended with us getting soaked. We were able to hit some good roads before the rain and Adrian was stoked… twisties galore for the RC.
We went to Multnomah Falls, drove down Historic Highway 30, and took the freeway back after it started the Portland rain.

My friend Adrian Capurso, who lent me the truck and RC-51 for the Bonneville Salt Flat trip, came to Portland yesterday! Today we took him for a fall ride and surprise- it ended with us getting soaked. We were able to hit some good roads before the rain and Adrian was stoked… twisties galore for the RC.

We went to Multnomah Falls, drove down Historic Highway 30, and took the freeway back after it started the Portland rain.

This is hilarious, stupid, and horrible all at once. Rider fakes fatal injuries to red flag a race… it wasn’t enough just to fail.

He had to put himself in the way of other riders potentially actually causing a fatal collision. Idiot. 

Bonneville Salt Flats… BUB motorcycle speed trials 2012. Photo by Phil Hawkins.
I heard tell of being on the salt flats during this rain storm. It came out of no where- and at one end of the raceway you could see the clouds coming for you. Like they were hot on your tail, faster and faster. Riding away as quickly as you could, they’d be nipping at your heels… and then they’d catch you. Dumping rain… more than anyone had before experienced in the prior nine years of BUB.

Bonneville Salt Flats… BUB motorcycle speed trials 2012. Photo by Phil Hawkins.

I heard tell of being on the salt flats during this rain storm. It came out of no where- and at one end of the raceway you could see the clouds coming for you. Like they were hot on your tail, faster and faster. Riding away as quickly as you could, they’d be nipping at your heels… and then they’d catch you. Dumping rain… more than anyone had before experienced in the prior nine years of BUB.

It rained around 4p yesterday at the Bonneville Salt Flats- no racing today because of too much water. :( WTF, rain? Why you gotta follow me from Portland?!
Looks like I’ve got some spare time today…
Grabbed this shot before my co-worker AJ Ralston (and resident bad ass here at MotoCorsa) rode off on his Multistrada in the rain. Vanson skeleton jacket = amazing.

Grabbed this shot before my co-worker AJ Ralston (and resident bad ass here at MotoCorsa) rode off on his Multistrada in the rain. Vanson skeleton jacket = amazing.

New rider Anna Logan holdin’ it down in some California rain!

New rider Anna Logan holdin’ it down in some California rain!

Racer rally in the rain

Racer rally in the rain