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More motorcycle relatable quotes/wisdom from one of my all time favorite writers, Hunter S. Thompson: “Drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested… Res ipsa loquitur. Let the good times roll.” 
Res ipsa loquitur, latin for “the thing itself speaks” is known to mean, “it speaks for itself” (wiki). Let the good times roll! Photograph by Benjamin Thompson, graphic design copyright themotolady.com 2013.
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More motorcycle relatable quotes/wisdom from one of my all time favorite writers, Hunter S. Thompson: “Drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested… Res ipsa loquitur. Let the good times roll.” 

Res ipsa loquitur, latin for “the thing itself speaks” is known to mean, “it speaks for itself” (wiki). Let the good times roll! Photograph by Benjamin Thompson, graphic design copyright themotolady.com 2013.

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Ermahgerd I better start a personal bail fund.
Paul Clark (after taking his new Ducti Hypermotard for a ride), quote of the day

Film: Out of Nothing

The magic of Bonneville Salt Flats and land speed racing there is mentioned often around these parts. During my 2012 trip to the BUB speed trials and Bonneville, I had the good fortune to meet a very talented photographer and videographer, Chad DeRosa. He and I both had the same mission- capture the magic of the salt flats and Sodium Distortion race team. Our end vision however was very different- he was filming for “Out of Nothing,” an epic tale of four men forging land speed records. 

Speed limit 69! Just kidding 35.
Oh, how I wish.

Speed limit 69! Just kidding 35.

Oh, how I wish.

Old school stunting on a Kawasaki Z1300 with Arto Nyqvist.

(Thanks for the tip, Anders!)

Can you name that motorcycle?
My good friend Chris Herrin beginning his speed sleeve- getting tattooed by Matthew Mattison (Little Tattoo Shoppe, Portland Oregon). 
Matthew is the go-to tattoo artist for most motorcyclists in Portland. At least most of the ones I know! He did both my MotoLady and Faster Faster tattoos. 

Can you name that motorcycle?

My good friend Chris Herrin beginning his speed sleeve- getting tattooed by Matthew Mattison (Little Tattoo Shoppe, Portland Oregon). 

Matthew is the go-to tattoo artist for most motorcyclists in Portland. At least most of the ones I know! He did both my MotoLady and Faster Faster tattoos

Explore the balance between control and risk.

Explore the balance between control and risk.

"Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death."
I’ve posted this Hunter S. Thompson quote before but I do believe it’s going to be my next tattoo, so the timing is perfect. 

"Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death."

I’ve posted this Hunter S. Thompson quote before but I do believe it’s going to be my next tattoo, so the timing is perfect. 

Offerings to the god of speed. 
Burt Munro’s wall.

Offerings to the god of speed. 

Burt Munro’s wall.

The new 2012 Kawasaki ZZR1400… is supposedly the fastest production bike [off the line] in the world. “More torque at all RPM” and “significantly more power in the mid-high RPM range”. This video in Azione is pretty bad ass and definitely gives me the “I want it” feelings.

Leslie Porterfield (again)- holder of many records.

Leslie Porterfield (again)- holder of many records.

"GO SLOW and see our town / GO FAST and see our jail"  Best moto ladies ever, with the best sign ever.


Motorcycle officerettes, Los Angeles, 1927

"GO SLOW and see our town / GO FAST and see our jail"  Best moto ladies ever, with the best sign ever.

Motorcycle officerettes, Los Angeles, 1927

Speed

Speed

Faster, faster… until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death. (Hunter S. Thompson)

Faster, faster… until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death. (Hunter S. Thompson)