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Montgomery Motorcycles, San Clemente

Today I went up to San Onofre and San Clemente to visit my friend Justin who runs the Peanut Butter Coast blog. He’s down from Seattle with his friend Chris on a surfing adventure road trip dubbed 'The Peelgrimage'. After food, he showed me a cool motorcycle shop he had stumbled upon, Montomery Motorcycles. 

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San Clemente, with a small population of some 60k people, caught me off guard with the super cool vintage motorcycle shop. It’s only about an hour from San Diego, but I didn’t know of much going on there besides nice surf.

A woman and her Triumph overlooking the desert sunset- photograph by French artist Kreatica (website).
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A woman and her Triumph overlooking the desert sunset- photograph by French artist Kreatica (website).

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The tale of the Bonerville sticker(s). 
My friend Joe, marketing director at Icon Motosports, returned from a vacation to find his Bonneville stealthily stickered beyond reason. He stopped counting at 18, then proceeded to find one inside the gascap. Aw, ya gotta love co-workers. The best sticker of them all was the very accurately designed “Bonerville” sticker on his side cover. 
Well the totally rad Jada, having lovingly referred to her bike as Bonerville for quite a while now, followed suit and spruced up her Bonne as well. 
I’m a fan.
[ more photos of Jada Noriyuki | more tagged Triumph ]

The tale of the Bonerville sticker(s). 

My friend Joe, marketing director at Icon Motosports, returned from a vacation to find his Bonneville stealthily stickered beyond reason. He stopped counting at 18, then proceeded to find one inside the gascap. Aw, ya gotta love co-workers. The best sticker of them all was the very accurately designed “Bonerville” sticker on his side cover. 

Well the totally rad Jada, having lovingly referred to her bike as Bonerville for quite a while now, followed suit and spruced up her Bonne as well. 

I’m a fan.

[ more photos of Jada Noriyuki | more tagged Triumph ]

Misty Whitten’s recent photo update on her Triumph Thruxton really caught my attention, partially because her caption was simply, “Weeeeeeeeeeee!”
[ more photos of Misty | on the road ]

Misty Whitten’s recent photo update on her Triumph Thruxton really caught my attention, partially because her caption was simply, “Weeeeeeeeeeee!”

[ more photos of Misty | on the road ]

One of the cooler submissions I’ve received in a long time… I was spotted on the freeway blasting around on Pandora! How cool! 

AHHH: I live in Washington, DC, and I have been following the Monster project and your blog for years now. I’ve been staying in San Diego for the past week, and today, I was driving my brother’s car [NOT MY SCRAMBLER :( ] on 5N. In my mirror, I saw a bike coming up. I see that the handlebars and the front light are RAD, and even before it catches me, I’m out loud cheering “Go! Go!” cause it’s a wide, long, beautiful turn and the rider is GOING. And as the bike pulls level, I think, quick, “holy shit! it’s a lady!”, and then it passes, and I see the seat and the tank and it’s Pandora, and I’m screaming out loud in the car!! Damn, girl. You’re like my patron saint of lady riders. And you passed me today. And I love it.

Thanks Sarah for the awesome note, wish I could have heard your shrieking excitement! haha. 

One of the cooler submissions I’ve received in a long time… I was spotted on the freeway blasting around on Pandora! How cool! 

AHHH: I live in Washington, DC, and I have been following the Monster project and your blog for years now. I’ve been staying in San Diego for the past week, and today, I was driving my brother’s car [NOT MY SCRAMBLER :( ] on 5N. In my mirror, I saw a bike coming up. I see that the handlebars and the front light are RAD, and even before it catches me, I’m out loud cheering “Go! Go!” cause it’s a wide, long, beautiful turn and the rider is GOING. And as the bike pulls level, I think, quick, “holy shit! it’s a lady!”, and then it passes, and I see the seat and the tank and it’s Pandora, and I’m screaming out loud in the car!! Damn, girl. You’re like my patron saint of lady riders. And you passed me today. And I love it.

Thanks Sarah for the awesome note, wish I could have heard your shrieking excitement! haha. 

Flattrack babe Kara Kolodziej photographed by Corinna Mantlo at the Mid-Carolina Speedway. Kara races flat track with Five & Dime racing in the AMA Vintage Grand National Championship Circuit. A 1965 BSA/Triumph 250cc is her motorbike in the 250 “Ironman” class.
[ source: IG @miss1932 | more flat track ]

Flattrack babe Kara Kolodziej photographed by Corinna Mantlo at the Mid-Carolina Speedway. Kara races flat track with Five & Dime racing in the AMA Vintage Grand National Championship Circuit. A 1965 BSA/Triumph 250cc is her motorbike in the 250 “Ironman” class.

[ source: IG @miss1932 | more flat track ]

"Adapting to this winters snow here at the shop… Chicago Style." from Rolling Idols facebook page. Vintage Triumph with a street sign snow plow affixed to the front. Brilliant. 

"Adapting to this winters snow here at the shop… Chicago Style." from Rolling Idols facebook page. Vintage Triumph with a street sign snow plow affixed to the front. Brilliant. 

Ever heard of the Vintage Monkey? Here’s a look at the back side of a late 70’s Shasta Smith and an early 70’s Triumph 250. Shasta is a mechanic specializing in vintage bikes who works out of her shop in Sacramento, CA. 
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Ever heard of the Vintage Monkey? Here’s a look at the back side of a late 70’s Shasta Smith and an early 70’s Triumph 250. Shasta is a mechanic specializing in vintage bikes who works out of her shop in Sacramento, CA. 

[ Vintage Monkey website | more of Shasta Smith ]

J. Shia of Madhouse Motors (Cambridge, MA) on the 1972 Triumph 500 she restored in trade for two early Harley Aermacchis (the Ducati manufactured Harley motorbike). 
[ more photos of J. Shia | IG @madhousemotors ]

J. Shia of Madhouse Motors (Cambridge, MA) on the 1972 Triumph 500 she restored in trade for two early Harley Aermacchis (the Ducati manufactured Harley motorbike)

[ more photos of J. Shia | IG @madhousemotors ]

Some more photos from my photoshoot with the amazingly talented Lanakila MacNaughton for the Women’s Moto Exhibit (website).

Gear breakdown for those of you curious- sporting UglyBROS USA jeans (Twiggy and Ton-Up), Icon 1000 Akorp jacket (review here), Icon Elsinore boots, and Icon Airmada stack helmet

Major thanks yet again to Tim & Isaac (owners of Trophy Motorcycles) for the bitchin’ 1970 Triumph to ride.

[ more photos from Lanakila MacNaughton ]

The woman behind the photography of the Women’s Moto Exhibit, Lanakila MacNaughton riding a Triumph, photographed by Daniella Renee.
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The woman behind the photography of the Women’s Moto Exhibit, Lanakila MacNaughton riding a Triumph, photographed by Daniella Renee.

[ Women’s Moto Exhibit Website | more of Lanakila MacNaughton ]

See? Male models get draped over motorcycles too. Jon Kortajarena is a prominent Spanish model and actor who’s appeared in countless big brand campaigns including Versace, Diesel, and Armani… but I haven’t found any media showing that he actually rides. That being said, I figured some of y’all would enjoy some eye candy.

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Lanakila MacNaughton works fast! Girl already got me some preview photos from our shoot near Temecula on the 21st… oh how I love her! Check out these rad shots for the Women’s Moto Exhibit on the 1970 Triumph from Trophy Motorcycles.

I’m sporting my oh-so-loved Icon 1000 Elsinore boots, Akorp and Federal jackets, and new UglyBROS riding jeans.

Happy dang New Year!

[ links: Women’s Moto Exhibit website | Trophy Motorcycles website ]

Mitch Sander’s 1966 Triumph Bonneville

A while back (seriously, a while ago) I met Mitch Sander up in Yakima, WA (he now lives in Seattle) through our mutual friend Dave Buchanan (redandblackattack.tumblr.com) and laid eyes on his beautiful Triumph. It’s a garage built 1966 Bonneville hard tail with a modern front end. 

We all sat down and ate burritos and talked about bikes, I picked his brain about his build because dammit… I would so love to ride that thing. It’s classy, functional, sounds awesome, and has history. Read on for my interview with Mitch.

Behind the scenes shots from Lanakila's shoot yesterday for her ongoing project the Women's Motorcycle Exhibit (website). She creates portraits of real women who ride, showing their personalities, styles, and passion for motorcycling through medium format film photographs.

The owners of Trophy Motorcycles (vintage European moto shop in San Diego- website), Isaac and Tim, were kind enough to lend out two vintage Triumph desert sleds for the shoot. Isaac picked me up in the AM and we drove out to Temecula in his classy Ford truck.

The drive was lovely, and I can’t thank him enough for taking time away from the shop to let me ride a rad old bike in the photographs for Lana. It was a 1970-ish, with right hand shift, a hair thin clutch sweet spot, geared for dirt, and no kill switch. The kicker was definitely a tricky one for me- everything is a learning experience with motorcycles (one of the things I love about them). Between that and the clutch, it took me a minute to get used to it and everyone got to watch me kick it over about 150 times total. Super cool bike though, I only rode it in the dirt for maybe 20 seconds and got a little weeee moment turning it around (not on purpose, haha).

Back to the above photos- I personally love the one of Lana flashing all her film like an alleyway black-market watch peddler… she’s got color in one pocket and black and white in the other. It was nice to see a friend from Oregon; I might not miss the weather but I do miss my peeps. 

Stay tuned for the photos- I’m beyond excited to see them.