What do you get when you put a bunch of motorcycling women in the woods and add dirt and mini bikes, BBQ, a hammer, a creek and lots of booze? Lots of smiles, laughter, bruises and even some blood. This was the first annual Dirt N Dip ladies only ride and camping trip, brought to you by See See Motorcycles. Blasting around on the lil red rocket minibike, late night skinny dipping, singing outlaw country under the stars and so much more…
The above photo is only of the remaining troopers who were there later in the day on Sunday- I was not one of them (more on that later). There were at least 30 girls there, twelve rode in and the rest carpooled to bring extra crap like booze, beds, and dogs!
In a nutshell: There are many reasons and ways to use the internet; rules and guidelines that govern it exist for courtesy as well as legal reasons. Don’t be an inconsiderate asshole and repost/reblog/feature images, video, and other content on your blog without proper credit!
The intent of these long winded posts is not to rant- putting off a bunch of people is really not why countless hours have been invested in this blog. However sometimes the growing trends of the internet (which I am basically tethered to these days) get the best of me and I need to set some things straight from my point of view.
Alright, it may be slightly delayed… but I finished my video from the 2013 Sang-Froid Riding Club Alley Sweeper Urban Enduro. After the event I did a mini status update with photos of the damage to the bike and myself after wrecking it twice. Now it’s time to answer the question posed to me via instagram, facebook, AND twitter: “Can you explain to me how that’s fun?”
Sure… riding through mud, potholes, gravel, grass, and whatever else you happen upon is not for the faint of heart. It’s for the motorcyclists who like to get dirty, like to feel their back tire lose traction. Those of us who enjoy those “oh shit moments” and riding with other friends.
The Alley Sweeper is not about property damage or disrespect to neighborhoods and communities. Motorcyclists are ALL ABOUT community!
Question from Rob Brooks-
Any recommendations on protective Denim for women? Wanting to get my girlfriend some, but no one seems to make any that would fit to a woman’s body. Kevlar doesn’t flex. Figured you would be the one to point me in the right direction.
This is a question I’ve been asked a few times, so I’m going to address it here. First, my disclaimer: For full protection you should ride in fully protective motorcycle pants with hip, knee and shin protection. Leather or abrasion resistant textile designed for protecting a rider from road rash, etc.
That being said, many of us like to ride in more casual gear that will still offer us decent protection so that we can be comfortable and more safe than in jeggings and flip flops. The level of your safety gear is your choice alone, and while I offer options… I am not going to claim I wear a race suit every time I leave the house. I’ve listed some good looking protective motorcycle pant options below.
Trying to get blog updates for the Monster Project all caught up, been a busy bee. If you recall, the bike was transported in pieces to SDS via my Honda coupe.
Those who payed attention to instagram saw it being put back together by myself and the veteran racer Nobi Iso.
Hi anonymous! I actually follow more individuals than I do blogs these days. I mean, I have my rounds that I do… but when it comes to what I PERSONALLY follow, it’s more instagrams, personal facebook feeds, etc. That being said, check these out…
I could probably keep going for another couple hours, but I’ll leave it at that.