Posts tagged weather

This woman, Sash Walker (link) of ‘Road Pickle Motorcycle Bohemia’, is fearless. Through snow, ice, and dropping her bike… all to get from San Diego, California to Denver, Colorado for the Steel Horse Sisterhood Summit. Damn straight she made it… determination is key! "Even though my VStar 650 was lying on its side in the snow and ice of Wolf Creek Pass in Southern Colorado, I never once thought about turning around and going home."

[ more motorcycles in hardcore weather | source & story ]

"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. 

The One Moto Show (video)

There were a lot of dynamic parts of the One Motorcycle Show no. 5 that I didn’t feel satisfied capturing in one frame. So this time I did something a little different and made a short video featuring highlights that really give the One show it’s uniqueness.

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

An awesome helmet self portrait… “Making the most of a rainy day off” from my friend Jessica McLean, San Diego.

An awesome helmet self portrait… “Making the most of a rainy day off” from my friend Jessica McLean, San Diego.

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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The show today was busy as ever despite crazy snow. A few dirtbikes outside in the cold.

John Ryland of Classified Moto touched Pandora despite it’s lil sign! Oh snap.

A chopper rode in with zip ties, my mom visited the show and her comment was, “wow that’s smart!”

Sweet vans and brave folks drove in from all over, it was a pretty amazing day.

Snowy as hell in Portland but the turn out for the first night of the One Show was amazing. I’m so stoked to have been able to bring Pandora even though the going was a little tough.

I do love Portland, look at those crazy folks who rode to the show in the ~5 inches of snow.

You know what I love about adventure motorcyclists? They have zero f**ks to give. This guy is riding through snow like it ain’t no thing with a chain set up he made in his garage out of V-bar automotive chain attached with rivets to tubular nylon webbing, doubled back for rim protection. Genius!

[ source: ADVmoto forum thread | more harsh weather ]

Jenny Czinder (aka hookersandpopcorn on instagram) from Portland isn’t letting a little cold get in the way of her riding!
[ links: IG @hookersandpopcorn | more of Jenny | cold weather ]

Jenny Czinder (aka hookersandpopcorn on instagram) from Portland isn’t letting a little cold get in the way of her riding!

[ links: IG @hookersandpopcorn | more of Jenny | cold weather ]

Tamara Raye had her birthday yesterday, SoCal celebrated by raining on her. Real motorcyclists ride in the rain!

Tamara Raye had her birthday yesterday, SoCal celebrated by raining on her. Real motorcyclists ride in the rain!

Phil Hawkins is magical with his camera on the Bonneville Salt Flats- these shots were captured at the 2013 BUB Motorcycle Speed trials, which was sadly rained out on Wednesday (half way through the event).

While an utter bummer for anyone trying to break world land speed records, it’s a beautiful sight for the rest of us. “There’d be no rainbows without rain” as they say.

[ Related: MotoLady on the Salts by Phil Hawkins, ML & the RC-51 on the Salts, Bonneville 2012 BUB Trip | Links: IShootfromtheHipPhotography.com ]

Motorcyclist Struck by Lightning on I5

Be careful out there, guys! Depending on where you are, the weather is changing rapidly and it’s been kind of a doozy for riding. In the Pacific Northwest for the last couple weeks you could ride your bike down to meet some friends at a restaurant and it’ll have been sunny and 75° fahrenheit (~23.9° celsius) all day- you’ll walk out an hour and a half later and it’ll be pouring buckets with thunder and lightning!

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A 60 y/o motorcyclist was struck by lightning this morning around 9:30a on the I5 freeway in Chehalis, Washington. The amazing part is that the rider is mostly okay. There was some damage to his helmet (pictures following).

Here’s to riding whatever you’ve got until you run out of road.

Here’s to riding whatever you’ve got until you run out of road.

Brittney Olsen on an old Harley Davison, photo by Mathew Olsen. 

Brittney Olsen on an old Harley Davison, photo by Mathew Olsen.