Category Archives: Motorcycles

Blog Challenge: 5 Pretty Awesome Posts You Might’ve Missed

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!

To Park or Not to Park on the Sidewalk?

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?

Looking for Women who Ride Harleys

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 (pogue.jtom@gmail.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):
Age:
Occupation:
State:

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.

2005 Suzuki 650 VStrom

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!

I’m Back!

It’s been quite a while since my last blog post on July 30, 2011. A lot has happened since then – mostly good. The not so good kept me off the bike most of last year, but that is over!! Yay!

I’ve also become a grandmother this past October. Unfortunately, my grandson is 1500 miles away. But, I’ve taken three trips in five months to see him. He’s adorable.

Hubby and I are also going to increase our family. We are adopting a 2005 Suzuki 650 VStrom! I am so excited that this year we will finally be able to ride together! Here’s a preview of my other “new” baby!

2005 Suzuki 650 VStrom

We are looking to pick-up the bike later this week. The weather looks like it is going to cooperate with lots of sun and upper 60s! Yay!!

Can’t wait to get back into riding, blogging, and tweeting this year! Missed y’all!

P.S. I’ll post new pictures of our newest addition latter this week! And I’ll have to work on changing my header bar picture!!

Alien vs. Predator Motorcycle

Incredible! To read more about this artist head over to Odditycentral.com.

Photos by REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Passion for Motorcycles

Handmade Portraits: Liberty Vintage Motorcycles from Etsy on Vimeo.

What does a Woman Rider Look like? Like this …

She is beautiful!! Check out all the pictures that were submitted by some awesome woman motorcyclists. 54 ladies submitted 85 pictures.

And folks, don’t try to define her she is too fabulous for words … see for yourself!

I am woman hear me roar!

I will be posting all the Twitter, blogs or web sites that were submitted soon!! Not everyone wanted to be identified so I thought it best to do a separate post.

Update 6/2: Who are these Lady Riders?

What does a woman rider look like?

I love telling people that I have a motorcycle endorsement and I ride a 750 Nighthawk. There’s quite a gamut of responses I get, but the one that bugs me the most is, “You don’t look like a motorcyclist.” What the …

So what does a woman rider look like? Ladies, can you help? I want to get a collection of pictures {with our without your motorcycle} of women riders and then post a collage. Can you help me?

If you’d like to be a part of my women rider’s collage send email me your picture to pamela.court@gmail.com. Please include any information you’d like added to the picture like your name, Twitter, and/or blog url. Send them by next Sunday, May 29. I can’t wait to see what all us lady riders look like!

Ride safe!

Update 5/30: I’ve posted the collage here!

Don’t judge me, just laugh!

All weekend I was working to get things done so I could go for a motorcycle ride. I usually ride the weekend hubby works. Saturday it rained and was cold so I cleaned, did laundry, shopped, and when hubs got home we went to church. On Sunday a I had a few more things to do before heading out on this very sunny day!

Gear on and out to the garage. Pulled the Nighthawk out and tried to start. Almost turns over, then nothing. WHAT?!! Okay, try again. Same. Again. Same. Total bummer. I tweeted my dilemma. My friend @fun4veda called it – put it on the battery charger! The only problem, I have no clue how to do that.

Hubby came home from work grabbed the key and went out to the garage. Guess what he found out? {This is the part where you don’t judge me.} I had the choke closed not open! {Please don’t hurt yourself laughing at me.} Yes. You read that right. I had the choke closed – I thought it was open!! OMG.

Note to self: choke down = open

I don’t know what I was thinking! I pushed the choke up which really closed it and was the reason why the bike wouldn’t start. Yikes! I can’t believe I missed my ride today because I confused which way the choke was suppose to go. Bet I won’t do that again. What a newbie.

Hubby was really kind about my stupidity. No snide remarks. And he took the time to show me how to use the charger just in case.

Hooking up the charger

Well there you have it. I missed my motorcycle ride because I forgot which way to open the choke! It’s been a long winter.