While you might think the above quote describes women as passengers on motorcycles, truth is more women are actually owning motorcycles for their own riding purposes. In fact, the number of women riders in the U.S. has increased to about 7.2 million of about 27 million overall in 2009, according to a recent survey by the Motorcycle Industry Council, and this number of female riders is only expected to continue to uptick, especially since more women celebrities are stepping out.
This question jumped into my mind at 5 AM. So much for getting any sleep tonight. Think about your motorcycle. Now think about your dream motorcycle. Now look back at your motorcycle. It's not your dream bike, is it? Maybe you don't even have a dream motorcycle. Maybe you have a list of a few you'd really. I know I do.
I've been riding for 6 years now. In that short time I've owned 11 motorcycles or scooters. I've owned everything from a stable of midsize cruises, to a heavily modified 1990 Honda Hawk GT650 N, to a couple two-stroke scooters. I'm still trying to get it right, but along the way I'm learning what I like, what I dislike, what I keep coming back to, and why.
The only question left for you and I now, reader, is what are we going to ride next?
Sometimes on the road of life you see things that you could never imagine happening right in front of you. You see things that would only happen in a bad comedy flick. A lot of that kind of stuff happens while in bars.
I wanted to share this story with my little cousin Samantha who will be celebrating her sweet sixteen birthday in a couple weeks. Before I know it, she'll be out leading her own life full of stupidity. So here it is: the story of the guy who punched out of his turban at the bar Friday night.
Back in 2011 I featured a world tour video project called Flake and Flames, by a motorcyclist named Jesper Bram. Bram is famous among motorcycle bloggers as the owner of Helmet Hair Motorcycle blog. Helmet Hair was once the coolest motorcycle blog on the internet, so I knew that Jesper's movie would be equally if not exponentially more awesome.
The boys travelled through the United States and Europe exploring the Kustom Kulture: low brow art, hot rods, custom cars and motorcycles, pinstriping, tattoos, pin-up chicks, tricks, and more. Flake and Flames is the inside look at the Kustom Kulture legends of our time and of decades gone by. It's our look at artists dedicated to art forms that society snubs its nose at publicly, but drools over privately.
One day, Worth "E.T." Cadenhead decided to follow us on Twitter. It must've been a really slow news day because I asked if he'd like to do an interview on the site. Well, it turns out this resident Texan motorcyclist and motorcycle dealership worker is a little more interesting than his profile mug shot makes him seem!
Worth talks of growing up on bikes, motorcycle riding adventures, the Gypsy Motorcycle Club, and making the switch from cruiser to a sport bike that sportbikers don't actually consider a sport bike. Check it out:
YouMotorcycle tends to post some long stories. We use really awesome pictures to try to overcome our chatty-ness and keep the site looking damn good. This time we're going to try something a little different. Are you ready?
It would be easy to list a dozen motorcycle bloggers out there that do it just as well, if not better, than we do. We know this because we follow them. We also know there are thousands of amazing motorcycle videos out there on the internet (think YouTube, Vimeo, etc.).
Bloggers, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to blog Your Favorite Motorcycle Video.
That's it. Just write a post on your blog, maybe title it "My Favorite Motorcycle Video" instead of using the word "Your", or go with Your, or something totally different. Whatever!
Share your favorite motorcycle video with us. Leave a comment right here when your post is up and I'll link to everyone's post.
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