Posts tagged travel

Line Møller (on the Triumph) and Synne Sofie Reksten at the Music Festival at the Top of the World in Norway (Vice story). Photo by John Doran.

Line Møller (on the Triumph) and Synne Sofie Reksten at the Music Festival at the Top of the World in Norway (Vice story). Photo by John Doran.

The Nürburgring- on the list of places I must ride. 

The Nurburgring is located about 43mi/70km South of Cologne, Germany and can hold up to 150,000 spectators. The older “North Loop” of the track is just under 13 miles long, and has more than 1,000 feet of difference in it’s lowest and highest elevations. 

The GP-Strecke section is 3.2 miles long with 16 turns, and the total track length is a hair over 16 miles (25.947 km) with 170 turns. Construction of the track began in September of 1925.

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Eagle Road in Norway… the stuff a motorcyclists dreams are made of.
Lysebotn Ørnesvingene aka Eagle Bends must be Norway’s most dramatic road. The lower part runs in a spiral tunnel, then climbs in 27 hairpin bends to about 1000 metres.
This road is NOT open all year long so make sure to check road closures before booking tickets for an epic adventure.
[ source: Adventure Bike Rider FB | more roads ]

Eagle Road in Norway… the stuff a motorcyclists dreams are made of.

Lysebotn Ørnesvingene aka Eagle Bends must be Norway’s most dramatic road. The lower part runs in a spiral tunnel, then climbs in 27 hairpin bends to about 1000 metres.

This road is NOT open all year long so make sure to check road closures before booking tickets for an epic adventure.

[ source: Adventure Bike Rider FB | more roads ]

The One Moto Snow

Road Trip (Part 2)

Getting to the One Show (the1moto.com) this year was a bit more difficult than in the past- partially because I moved to San Diego and partially because it snowed like crazy. The first portion of my road trip was easy peasy- driving the Purple Prius Eater (my Tacoma) to San Francisco from San Diego went shockingly well. The next leg started out with rain, and ended with Pandora’s Box looking like a Ducati popsicle. 

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Let me introduce you to Aileen Guenther, she’s a 29 y/o German lady with a very cool project going on called The Moto Quest. Some words from her on the project-

It’s about a woman (me). Two wheels. Four corners. About backpack full of dreams and a road into the Unknown… 
It’s about a quest for truth, growth, transformation and healing guided by my spirit, heart and intuition.

Aileen will be traveling the world on a motorcycle and cataloguing it for everyone to enjoy. You can follow her instagram while her website is getting geared up.

Let me introduce you to Aileen Guenther, she’s a 29 y/o German lady with a very cool project going on called The Moto Quest. Some words from her on the project-

It’s about a woman (me). Two wheels. Four corners. About backpack full of dreams and a road into the Unknown… 

It’s about a quest for truth, growth, transformation and healing guided by my spirit, heart and intuition.

Aileen will be traveling the world on a motorcycle and cataloguing it for everyone to enjoy. You can follow her instagram while her website is getting geared up.

Colorful Countryside: Riding the Explorers’ Edge

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A place where traffic moves aside to let you pass, the vibrant colors of fall leaves fill your field of vision, roads are open and inviting… my Northern adventure was full of good times. The best parts? Doing it all on the BMW f650GS, and being in great company. 

Flying out of Portland tomorrow and into Toronto, Canada for the 2013 Riding the Edge Press trip. Five of us are riding off in Ontario, doing 1000 miles in five days. It may get down to 37 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius) and should be raining the whole time. 

I’m from Portland so rain ain’t no thang- this will be a blast! To get an idea of where I’ll be, and things I’ll see… read about the Explorers’ Edge and hit this video (below).

[ Links: RideTheEdge.ca | tagged Road Trip ]

Deus Emporium in Venice Beach, CA today. Really beautiful bikes in there- plus a crazy Ruckus outside. More photos from my “real” camera when I’m not on the road.

Pick up the pick-up road trip adventure!

So, right before I went down to San Diego some drunk guy slammed into my car on the side of the road while it was parked (no, I wasn’t in it). Luckily for me he had insurance, and the lovely Taj of Ms Moto Pro has a truck that is exactly what I want. Since she’s in Colorado, I’m flying down there and driving it back. I’ve never driven up the California Coast, nor have I been to Yosemite. So if all goes well I’ll be hitting those on my way North. 

That being said, I will be stopping in Long Beach and LA with the intent on seeing some shops, so if you have suggestions or what have you… now is the time to write me! I will be, in the very least… stopping in San Francisco for a photo of the Golden Gate bridge as well. You can leave a comment on this post or send an email to alicia@themotolady.com.

This photograph captures many aspects of the joys of motorcycling rather well, wouldn’t you agree? Christi Farrell (of the Moterrific Podcast with Joann Donn) stands overlooking Loja, Ecuador in her motorcycle gear. 
Adventures keep our hearts open and give them room to grow… just another reason motorcycling is good for the soul. 

This photograph captures many aspects of the joys of motorcycling rather well, wouldn’t you agree? Christi Farrell (of the Moterrific Podcast with Joann Donn) stands overlooking Loja, Ecuador in her motorcycle gear. 

Adventures keep our hearts open and give them room to grow… just another reason motorcycling is good for the soul. 

San Diego Adventures: Moto Monday & More

Felt the love in San Diego- seems like a place where people’s hearts are as warm as the weather. A great, budding motorcycle community that could explode at any instant. Constantly nice riding weather, cool shops abound… why don’t I live there again? 

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Erik Borowitz, co-owner of Cerberus Motorcycles, even took me around town on a little 1982 Honda Ascot FT500 (big thanks to Dave Hargreaves for the loan) so I got to see some sights and eat some awesome food at Pokez. 

Exciting news- I’ll be in San Diego for a few days mid Semptember!
Moto Monday at Cerberus Motorcycles will also be a Monday MotoLady Meet Up on Sept 16 at 6p! Check out the event on FB »
Bikes, beer, BBQ, babes… some will be provided but bring some drink or grub for brownie points! ;) Come down and say hello!

Exciting news- I’ll be in San Diego for a few days mid Semptember!

Moto Monday at Cerberus Motorcycles will also be a Monday MotoLady Meet Up on Sept 16 at 6p! Check out the event on FB »

Bikes, beer, BBQ, babes… some will be provided but bring some drink or grub for brownie points! ;) Come down and say hello!

Weronika Kwapisz is a Polish motolady from Warsaw who loves to travel via motorcycle! She’s currently in America heading to the ‘Wild West’ on her Bonneville. 

Hi I’m Weronika. My hometown is Warsaw (Poland)… but I’m a motorcycle traveler I can’t sit still in one place for too long. ;)

In 2011 I circle Europe on small motorbike Suzuki VanVan 125cc. I ride 12 000km while my trip Riding Across Europe.

Her website is ridingacross.com.

From Alison’s Wanderland- ”It took 138 days, through 13 countries, riding 16,155 miles to reach the end of the road!!”

From Alison’s Wanderland- ”It took 138 days, through 13 countries, riding 16,155 miles to reach the end of the road!!”

On the road? Need a safe place to park your bike? Well, just make sure it doesn’t leak and you get stay in a motel on the bottom level. Perfect for road trips.
(Photo from Josh Mills.)
[ more photos of motorcycles parked indoors ]

On the road? Need a safe place to park your bike? Well, just make sure it doesn’t leak and you get stay in a motel on the bottom level. Perfect for road trips.

(Photo from Josh Mills.)

[ more photos of motorcycles parked indoors ]