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Second version of the MotoLady footpeg Coat / Helmet hooks, this time old Triumph pegs!

There’s two of these up for grabs. Email me if you want ‘em! alicia (at) themotolady.com <- I do this because of evil spambots!

[ more stuff I’ve made ]

Making Stuff: Footpeg Coat Hook

Since I’m finally at the point where I can cut, weld, and grind metal… when I was inspired to make a coat hook this weekend, I did so. I can’t even describe how excited I am to finally be able to do some of the weird decor and art projects I’ve had on my mind for years. My welding isn’t perfect, but it’s getting better with every go.

Anywho, on Saturday I made a coat/helmet/whatever-you-want-it-to-be-for hook out of an old foot peg… it even flips up. 

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Here’s the [rather short] process. 

Giving my Monster, aka &#8216;Pandora&#8217;s Box&#8217;, a sponge bath on this lovely 80°F sunny San Diego day.
Yeah, sometimes she gets washed before and after a ride. So what? Gotta treat the ladies right if you want them to do the same. 

Giving my Monster, aka ‘Pandora’s Box’, a sponge bath on this lovely 80°F sunny San Diego day.

Yeah, sometimes she gets washed before and after a ride. So what? Gotta treat the ladies right if you want them to do the same. 

Get your MuchoMoto MotoLady swag on… I just added a brand spankin’ new Wrench Girl tshirt to the shop! Two exclusive designs by Doug Werner of MuchoMoto; pick your color, style, and everything! Baseball tees, womens, hoodies and more. 

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Had the pleasure of shooting with Shaik Ridzwan of the Mighty Motor this weekend in downtown Los Angeles with Pandora.

The location under third street not only looked rad but kept me out of the super hot sun. It was some 82°F in LA on Sunday even by 11a. It also allowed for a super cool aerial photo of the Monster. 

Topmost photo by Shaik Ridzwan. 

[ more behind the scenes ]

Shipping is free today only in the MotoLady redbubble store! Tons of new photos, some never before seen have been added to the cache.

Score yourself a motolady tshirt, sticker, print or phone case! Photographs by Alicia Mariah Elfving, copyright themotolady.com 2014.

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Zack Clarke and his lady taking off from Cerberus in San Diego a little over a week ago. Every now and again I remember to take out my &#8216;real&#8217; camera and capture some candid moments&#8230; those are my favorite to photograph.
Copyright themotolady.com 2014. 

Zack Clarke and his lady taking off from Cerberus in San Diego a little over a week ago. Every now and again I remember to take out my ‘real’ camera and capture some candid moments… those are my favorite to photograph.

Copyright themotolady.com 2014. 

MotoLady website feature in Kustom World Italia magazine- The Women’s Issue February/March 2014 on page 34.

Can’t help but be flattered, plus it’s especially cool that Shasta Smith of the Vintage Monkey is on the cover. 

Rough translation of part of the article- 

The girls of themotolady.com : are ladies, of course, but on two wheels. Elegant Amazons that can be seated on the floor for hours in the garage in front of their iron without fear of oiling their painted nails. … Creator and scorer of the blog is American Alicia Mariah Elfving. Makeup artist, producer, graphic artist, designer, photographer, and for about three years even motorcycle journalist on her blog. In a world that forces us toward specialization, making us lose sight of the overall balance of things, she does not! She prefers to master a growing variety of artistic activity / production whose growing expertise increases the quality exponentially. Themotolady.com is the result of many factors, but primarily of her being a motorcyclist and her desire to communicate through words, images and facts that ‘Women were born to ride a bike and the bikes are made to be driven.’ Even with sweetness, I might add!

[ Kustom World Italia FB | more motolady press ]

One of my favorite trinkets from The One Moto Show this year- a Gerber Gear 5-in-1 metric hex key zipper pull/keychain. So perfect for every day carry and moto rides.
It&#8217;s a whopping $12 and way useful, you can check it out on the Gerber website.

One of my favorite trinkets from The One Moto Show this year- a Gerber Gear 5-in-1 metric hex key zipper pull/keychain. So perfect for every day carry and moto rides.

It’s a whopping $12 and way useful, you can check it out on the Gerber website.

Birfday Weekend!

My buddy Chris (in Portland) called me on Thursday and told me he wanted to come down to San Diego for my birthday weekend. With the stipulation that we had to ride motorcycles (of course), how could I deny such a request? He loaded his GSXR into his van and drove down, arriving friday around 6. What a haul. 

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Yesterday we went for a ride through Julian, Santa Ysabel, up to Palomar. Chris is a fan of twisties and Palomar is definitely somewhat famous for riding in San Diego, so I figured I should take him there. We totalled probably 160 miles. I don’t have any gauges so I wouldn’t know…

McCain Valley Monday

Headed East from San Diego on Monday toward Campo- out into McCain Valley for some desert riding on a lil Honda XR100. Since I plan to head out to the Trophy Desert Party in less than two weeks, I wanted to get acquainted with riding in sand… it’s very, very different.

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Caught at the One Show on Saturday by Justin Coffey of Touratech USA (website) and Peanut Butter Coast (website). Lower pic left to right, Chris Herrin, Angel Dupree, myself, my mom, and Karissa Coffey

The majorest of major Monster Project updates&#8230; the build&#8217;s finished. I suppose to say the bike named Pandora&#8217;s Box is complete seems pretty oxymoronic, and let&#8217;s be real&#8230; it really is. No build is ever finished, and I&#8217;ll be tweaking and changing things on this girl for months to come I&#8217;m sure. Already on the list&#8230; moving rear set positioning, angles of the clip on bars, and likely rejetting the carbs.
Pandora and I took our first ride today in over two years- somewhat short for testing purposes. From Cerberus in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego where I was working on her, over to Trophy Motorcycles on El Cajon for some new spark plugs, then out to Mission Beach for a mini photoshoot. Yes, she feels great. The 748 front end on there definitely made it ride more like a sportbike (gee I wonder why) and it turns in with just the thought of an approaching corner. Quick as a bunny, with a throaty purr that sounds like it&#8217;s coming from the depths of my heart. 
Indiegogo folks- don&#8217;t worry, I&#8217;ll be starting on the rewards portion of the campaign and will deliver them asap. You have not been forgotten by any means. Thank you again for your support and helping make this dream come true&#8230; I was jumping up and down like a little kid in the crux of a sugar high after I took her out on the road.
Last note- the build phases of the Monster Project will be updated on this here website, very soon. I had forgone the blogging portion of the project in order to get the thing done [finally]. 

The majorest of major Monster Project updates… the build’s finished. I suppose to say the bike named Pandora’s Box is complete seems pretty oxymoronic, and let’s be real… it really is. No build is ever finished, and I’ll be tweaking and changing things on this girl for months to come I’m sure. Already on the list… moving rear set positioning, angles of the clip on bars, and likely rejetting the carbs.

Pandora and I took our first ride today in over two years- somewhat short for testing purposes. From Cerberus in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego where I was working on her, over to Trophy Motorcycles on El Cajon for some new spark plugs, then out to Mission Beach for a mini photoshoot. Yes, she feels great. The 748 front end on there definitely made it ride more like a sportbike (gee I wonder why) and it turns in with just the thought of an approaching corner. Quick as a bunny, with a throaty purr that sounds like it’s coming from the depths of my heart. 

Indiegogo folks- don’t worry, I’ll be starting on the rewards portion of the campaign and will deliver them asap. You have not been forgotten by any means. Thank you again for your support and helping make this dream come true… I was jumping up and down like a little kid in the crux of a sugar high after I took her out on the road.

Last note- the build phases of the Monster Project will be updated on this here website, very soon. I had forgone the blogging portion of the project in order to get the thing done [finally]. 

MotoLady Three Year Party (mini post)

There’ll be many more photos to come, but in the mean time I wanted to share a few details about last night with all of you who weren’t able to make it. The MotoLady Three Year Anniversary Party started at 7p at Deus Emporium in Venice Beach (Los Angeles) California.

In review: I finished the Monster (dubbed “Pandora’s Box”) in time for the event- it was on display in the Deus showroom blinging away in the spotlight for all to see. Attendees enjoyed BBQ hot dogs, enjoyed Sailor Jerry mixed drinks and Pabst tall boys. The raffle was epic, to say the least.

You can win all this good stuff from Biltwell (and more) at the MotoLady THREE Year Anniversary party coming up at the end of the month! T-shirts (featuring some of my favorite styles), grips, coozies, stickers, a size large Gringo helmet, and $150 gift cards!
WHEN: 7-10pm Saturday, January 25th, 2014 WHERE: Deus (1001 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 - map)
Click here for flier, more giveaway info, and other event details.

You can win all this good stuff from Biltwell (and more) at the MotoLady THREE Year Anniversary party coming up at the end of the month! T-shirts (featuring some of my favorite styles), grips, coozies, stickers, a size large Gringo helmet, and $150 gift cards!

WHEN: 7-10pm Saturday, January 25th, 2014 
WHERE: Deus (1001 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 - map)

Click here for flier, more giveaway info, and other event details.