I found this infographic over at MotorcycleRoads.com and I had to share because I was surprised where my state was on the list. Minnesota is number eleven! Minnesota land of two seasons winter and road construction.
How about your state, are you surprised? More or less than you expected?
How Popular is Motorcycling in Your State?
Did you name your ride? I did. I named my Suzuki 650 VStrom Suzie. I know what you’re thinking … Suzuki … Suzie. Nope. I picked Suzie because that was the name of my first best friend ever. She lived across the street from me and the same age. We did everything together. True besties! That is until Suzie’s family moved away when we were in third grade. >sniff, sniff< It was natural to name my first bike after my childhood BFF!!
What about you? Did you name your ride? Is there a story behind that name? Do share!!
The third Monday in June is Annual Ride to Word Day – June 17, 2013!
June 17, 2013 Annual Ride to Work Day
Need some help rallying the troops? Head over to RideToWork.org and find all sorts of downloadable logos, web banners, signs, posters, and more!
Here’s to hoping we ALL have wonderful riding weather!
P.S. Ladies! Let me know if you’d like to share your story in The Profiles of a Female Motorcyclist! Email me at: pamela(dot)court(at)gmail(dot)com < Trying to keep the spammers at bay!
A coworker sent this to me as an option to be able to ride during all this snow. What do you think? Yay or nah??
Thankfully, it didn’t snow according to the forecast of 6 to 9 inches! Looks more like a couple of inches. Trying to stay optimistic in spite of the weather.
What a lovely tribute. I found this on Yahoo, “Eric breaks-in his brand new bike on a road trip to commemorate his father.” It is a short video. Sorry about not being able to embed the code but I couldn’t seem to get it work.
Check out the video here.
I found this documentary, Long Live the Kings. Makes me want to take a road trip with hubby and a couple of friends. Enjoy.
A film by Clement Beauvais and Arthur de Kersauson
Directed by Clement Beauvais
Produced by Arthur de Kersauson
Written by Clement Beauvais and Arthur de Kersauson
Dop Zack Spiger
Editing Clement Beauvais
A Moonwalk films Production
With the support of Edwin.
Picture and Blog: Hysteric Studio
Photographer Donald van der Putten
Making off Thomas Chedeville
Motorcycles by Blitz Motorcycles and their Facebook page.
Today’s blog post challenge is courtesy FuzzyGalore.com. Last week she threw out a brilliant idea to bloggers to go back and highlight some older content. I was quick to say yes, but as you can see, slow to get a post up! Here’s what I’ve dug up!
How It All Started … was my first post.
Don’t judge me, just laugh! was my confession as a newbie.
Hold please is a pitch for my favorite chick flick.
What does a women rider look like? Like this … is the all-time highest hit post (over 2,130).
And finally, Live a Legacy my favorite.
Thank you Rachael for the challenge! I also have a Profile of a Female Motorcyclist: Meet Rachael on this lovely gal!
That is my question for y’all! I usually park in the lot with all the cages, but lately I’ve been seeing plenty of motorcycles parking on the sidewalk in front of stores, restaurants, and other businesses. (Of course today when I ran out for lunch it had been raining so I wasn’t able to get pictures!) The only designated parking I’ve seen in my neck of the woods was in a church parking lot.
So, what say you? Do you park on the sidewalk or out in the lot with the cages? Or is there designated motorcycle parking in your town? Does anyone know if there are laws governing this issue?
I was recently sent an email from a New York City TV producer, Tom Pogue, asking if I knew any women who ride Harleys. After a few emails back and forth with Tom checking out the legitimacy of the request, I am putting the call out here on my blog. Unfortunately, I don’t ride a Harley. Maybe he’ll do a follow-up on Suzuki VStrom riders?! A girl can dream.
Here’s the original request:
My name is Tom Pogue, I’m a New York based television producer with the Emmy award winning production company V2 Films. We are currently looking for women who ride Harleys for some projects we already have in progress. I came across your blog and wanted to know if you or any riders you know are television-ready personalities, have great stories and ride Harleys? I noticed the collage you made and read that a few of the women who submitting their photo were Harley riders. If you or anyone you know is interested please give me a call or email me.
Thank you for your time,
Tom Pogue (email@example.com)
When asked to produce some credentials, he did. Click here
If you are interested here’s a questionnaire to fill out and send to him:
Name (and nickname):
Type of Harley:
- How long have you been riding?
- Tell us about how you got into riding and why?
- What type of biker would you consider yourself, (recreational/social or lifestyle)?
- How would others describe you?
- Describe the crew of girls you ride with:
- Do you ride with guys? How do male riders treat you?
- Are there any biker types you don’t get along with?
- Where do you go and what do you do when you ride?
- Are you treated differently by non-riders?
- Have any crazy/funny stories?
Please Note: I am not connected with J. Tom Pogue or Vidiots and make no recommendation of either party.
Left work on Friday with butterflies in my tummy because I was so excited to go for a ride on the VStrom. When I got home our neighbor and her truly adorable little guy were visiting. Although it delayed our getting out on the road, I so enjoyed playing ball with the 22 month old tot! Plus, he seemed to like my motorcycle. As he sat on the seat he was making all sorts of sounds. I think motor sports are in his future. He’s sat on his dad’s lap since birth (with sound cancelling headphones) on a riding mower.
We finally left with less than two hours before sunset; new bike and I haven’t done any night driving so I’m a bit cautious. Hubby led and off we went on an adventure on the back roads. Bumps, rail road tracks, stop signs and lights, smooth straight lines, S-curves and the like! We were able to get in over 50 miles before ending back at home.
Having my husband out on the road with me was awesome! I’m so happy (actually pig squealing happy) for the new ride.
P.S. I also ordered a girly riding jacket with full armor and a PINK stripe!