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Shasta Smith and The Vintage Monkey

Shasta Smith of The Vintage Monkey

I read somewhere that fading in a great way for writers to introduce their subject. Unfortunately I'm not a writer, so I'm going to tell you how Shasta Smith of The Vintage Monkey came to be the YouMotorcycle Woman of the Month for September 2013.

When I first came across Shasta Smith, it was on YouMotorcycle's Facebook page. She left a message saying hello. I took a look at her page and came across a series of pictures of a woman surrounded by motorcycles of yesteryears, thoroughly well restored through and through, with taste, tact and terrible coolness. Nothing was chosen at random, whoever was behind all of this put some serious thought and dedication into it. I was impressed.

As I explored The Vintage Monkey, just who I had come across quickly became very clear to me. Here was a woman who could ride, wrench, run a business in the motorcycle industry and also happened to be beautiful. It was only a matter of time before I'd ask Shasta to be featured on YouMotorcycle. She was gracious enough to accept.

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How to Clean Your Motorbike and Biker Gear: Tips You Need To Know

Royal Enfield on a dirty road

If you're a motorcycle fanatic, your bike and biker gears hold a special place in your heart, The relationship is more than just cozy. Most individuals tend to spend immense time cleaning their bike and biker gear to ensure that they not only sparkle but you can also rock in the streets. Certainly, cleaning your motorbike can be very challenging especially if you're not sure of what to do or what not to do. To ensure that you clean your bike and biker gear effectively, there are up to 10 handy tips vital for motorcycling cleanliness.

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How Do Reflective Signs Work?

610 Reflective Sign

Have you noticed how popular reflective signs are? All types of industry use them from construction to road traffic safety, and these days we tend to take them for granted. However, have you ever actually wondered how they work? The most common perception is they use mirror type technology, but that’s not the case especially where road safety is concerned.

You see if you were to use mirror type technology you wouldn’t actually see the image of a road sign reflect back at you, and that certainly wouldn’t help in terms of safety! In the following few words, we aim to explain in simple terms how different types of reflective signs work.

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Interview: KYMCO Canada’s Sabina Heilman

Interview with Sabina Heilman of KYMCO Canada

In a past life I had the opportunity to interview Sabina Heilman, Director of Finance & Communication at KYMCO Canada. Ms. Heilman was on the road, visiting KYMCO dealers across la belle province. She's in a position that's all too uncommon in the power sports industry: a woman with an upper management level position.

I asked her questions about her thoughts on riding and on her experience as a female director in the motorcycle industry. As we cruised down the road listening to the tunes of 97.3 FM, Quebec's Worst Radio Station, the conversation went a little like this...

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