Category: Women

Signed up for a cool motorcyle project!

My boyfriend forwarded me a link today for a project called ‘Global Women Who Ride‘. It’s an ambitious project for sure and I’m excited to see where it goes! Here’s a little more info about it, if you’re interested in signing up, know someone who would or just want to read the interviews as they’re posted.

About the Global Women Who Ride Project
Headed up by Rashmi Tambe, [her] aim with this ambitious new project is to highlight women motorcyclists across the globe and provide an insight into what a motorcycle rider in another country looks like, what she loves about riding in her particular part of the planet, and what commonalities and differences there are in her riding experiences vs. those of other riders.

Just for fun – Heather’s bike

Just had a great weekend at the Rhinebeck Wine Festival! I found a dee-licious Gewurtzraminer. I wish I had bought more than two bottles! I met up with my girls after dropping the boyfriend off for his two week adventure in Colorado and Utah. So excited for him. Here is the group before sending them off on a long 30 hour road trip.

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One of the girls I met up with rides a Honda Shadow and loves pink, clearly marrying the two with gusto! While I might never trick my bike out in pink, it certainly fits my friend Heather. And I won’t fault a girl who rides. 🙂

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I can also flat foot on her bike, which is something I cannot do on mine… unless you count tilting to one side and only flat footing one foot! (The pink swirl on the front is a cat decal – she’s also a vet tech and cat aficionado.)

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Stars on Bikes (that also do Pilates!)

Tricia Helfer of Dark Blue

Tricia Helfer of Dark Blue

It’s funny how perception changes once something new has come into your life. I probably would have noticed this little sidebar article in SELF Magazine but maybe not or I would have just skimmed over it quickly. Now that I have a bike, I was much more excited by it! And what a great way to use your bike and celebrity – raise money for a good cause! She is featured in the October 2010 SELF Magazine. We’ll just ignore the fact that she is in a woman’s magazine about being your best self and being true to who you are and she looks like she is actually supposed to be in Esquire. Not that I think she’s unattractive or don’t appreciate the female body but sometimes, some images just seem out of place.

She also does Pilates, of which I am a big fan, and when I was taking the MSF course, they put a lot of emphasis on posture – sitting up straight and not leaning on the handlebars – and I thought, man, is Pilates going to come in handy for this! Not that I don’t already sing its praises to the heavens for ridding me of chronic hip pain but it just keeps proving itself to be the best form of exercise I’ve ever found.