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Dorinda Roberts queued up on her vintage Triumph before the Hell on Wheels MC vintage MX ladies race in Riverside, CA. 
Photograph by Alicia Mariah Elfving, copyright themotolady.com 2014.
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Dorinda Roberts queued up on her vintage Triumph before the Hell on Wheels MC vintage MX ladies race in Riverside, CA. 

Photograph by Alicia Mariah Elfving, copyright themotolady.com 2014.

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My Ducati Monster, Pandora, in our shop- photograph by Scott G. Toepfer (sgtoepfer.com). 

My Ducati Monster, Pandora, in our shop- photograph by Scott G. Toepfer (sgtoepfer.com)

Dressed to the Nines

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Did a fun little shoot today for a photo project for an Australian friend today. I’ll let what it’s for and whatnot be a surprise, but I wanted to share something not often witnessed… me dressed to the nines. 

Smartphone Tools for Smart Road Trippin’

Since I don’t run any gauges on my Monster, I’ve been asked quite a few times about my phone speedometer and GPS set up- and it’s not as impressive as you’d assume.

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Read on to find out more about my ghetto approach to phone GPS/speedo use, and other much nicer looking options for you to use in conjunction with Google/Apple Maps, speedometer apps, and more. 

Hey MotoLady! I want to buy a couple of your shirts for a lady I know who's getting into riding, but I can't find a link to buy them on your site :( HELP!! — Asked by Anonymous

Sorry for everyone that’s encountering this issue and point of confusion right now- I’ve pulled a lot of random stuff off my site and other sites (like the redbubble shop) while I’m finishing the details and prepping for the new site launch. The new MotoLady digs will be complete with a fully functioning ecommerce store where you will be able to buy all the ML apparel, trinkets, parts and more that your heart desires. 

So until then, email me if you want to buy any of the tshirts, hoodies, bandanas, or tank tops. alicia (at) themotolady.com <- (I do this because spammybots are evil.)

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Visitor from Germany: MXRTW

Last week I got an email from a fellow named Max who’s traveling the world on his motorbike. He told me he was cruising down the California Coast and asked to visit the shop and I this week. I adore meeting other motorcyclists, people on long adventures, and readers… so of course I agreed! Yesterday he rolled up to the compound gate on his Honda Africa Twin and greeted me with a huge wave. The first thing he said, “I love riding in this country! It is so beautiful, all the people are so nice, and gasoline is so cheap!” 

We traded stories from the road, he told me about where his travels have taken him so far, and where he’s headed. The guy has been on an amazing adventure indeed- he began his journey at the end of August 2013, traveling through over 20 countries, and ending in the USA for a six more months on the road. 

Pandora’s Box in Sportbikes Inc Mag

The June issue of Sportbikes Inc. Magazine has arrived, and within you can find some exclusive photos of my Monster, “Pandora’s Box” for your viewing pleasure. 

I am flattered and honored to have been included in the publication featuring the lovely Red Spade on the cover. 

Going through photos and video from Born Free 6 this weekend at the Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, California&#8230; right next to Irvine Lake.
GoPro selfie action!

Going through photos and video from Born Free 6 this weekend at the Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, California… right next to Irvine Lake.

GoPro selfie action!

Oh don&#8217;t mind me, just climbing around on my Monster to get the right perspective for some photos.
When I&#8217;m not riding, writing, and designing&#8230; I&#8217;m taking photos of cool stuff. Yeah, that includes my own bike.

Oh don’t mind me, just climbing around on my Monster to get the right perspective for some photos.

When I’m not riding, writing, and designing… I’m taking photos of cool stuff. Yeah, that includes my own bike.

Here are some shots I got with my phone from the Hell on Wheels MC Vintage MX rally yesterday in Riverside, CA at Milestone MX Park. MotoGeo, Deus, Bixby Moto, ESMB, and BA Moto all had representatives there racing.

It was an amazing time, so many cool people, old bikes (and new), good music, BBQ, beer, the list goes on. Keep your eyes peeled for the bigger post on the event, as I’ll be dumping all the photos off my “real” camera here soon. 

Cherry on top- blasting down the freeway on the way back to Ventura, we spotted the mid-60s Ranchero that had been at the event. 

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New Unicode/Emoji Motorcycle Symbol

Noticed the story, “‘Racing Motorcycle’ Emoji Finally Coming to a Smartphone Near You – A Headline We Never Thought We’d Write” on Asphalt & Rubber today which got my nerdy side excited. Any emoji-centric texting (or even instramming) between motorcyclists can now be one-upped. No more blasting cloud following the bicycle symbol… don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about.

Here’s the kicker though- I actually dug through pages of boring Unicode website that looks like it was designed in 1999 and found the real new “Racing Motorcycle” unicode symbol.

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Which really could just be called, “Sport Bike Rider” but eh, whatever. I’ll be happy if it ends up on our smart phones. It’s the little things, right?

Pretty excited about my feature in Tank Moto magazine (website) from Australia.  It’s amazing quality makes the 143 full bleed pages of beautiful motorcycle photographs that much better.

The nine page spread includes photographs from my trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats, the Touratech ADV Moto Rally, Ride the Edge Ontario Adventure, working on the Dual Sporty project, and some shots of Pandora. I’m absolutely flattered and honored to be included in such a beautiful magazine, thanks guys!

Order yours at fuel-press.com!

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Happy Father&#8217;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.

Burly Brand Slammer Kit Install Video!

Thanks to Burly Brand for inviting me to help them out with their Slammer Kit install video at their headquarters in Los Angeles! The Slammer Kit lowers your Harley (Sportster, Dyna, and more…) up to two inches, and yeah, it’s super easy to install. 

Even if you don’t have a Harley, or don’t want to lower it… it’ll still be fun for you to watch me be an uberdork on camera. 

Now that&#8217;s a tote bag we can all appreciate&#8230; Keep calm and twist the throttle! 
Pick one up in the MotoLady redbubble store for just over $24! Or alternatively, you can get the "City Curves" tote.

Now that’s a tote bag we can all appreciate… Keep calm and twist the throttle! 

Pick one up in the MotoLady redbubble store for just over $24! Or alternatively, you can get the "City Curves" tote.