Tag Archives: Motorcycle history

What to buy a Gasoline Gypsy?

Perhaps some of my readers are looking for Christmas gift ideas (hi mom and dad, and Scott!)? Well, as a Librarian I highly approve of the Icelandic tradition called¬†Jolabokaflod, or the “Christmas Book Flood.” In an article by NPR, it is explained that on the eve of December 24th everyone in Iceland gives each other […]

New heroes – Jutta Kleinschmidt and the Dakar rally racers

I’ve been trolling the internet for some time gathering rad vintage photos of women ripping on their motorcycles or working on motorbikes. I generally try to avoid posed photos unless I’m feeling fairly confident that the woman in the photo owns it. So, when I was exploring a wikipedia entry of the epic Dakar rally […]

Group Ride Dilemma (and advice for single biker ladies)

Last Saturday, May 2nd was International Female Ride Day – a day to rally women together who love motorcycles and go for a cruise en masse. It’s a chance to encourage beginners, share stories, make friendships, check out bikes, etc. I think I like the idea of celebrating women on motorcycles via group rides, but […]

Books, Women and Motorcycles – Reviews

For the female motorcycle enthusiast who also loves to read, here are some classic titles and a few fresh ones, mainly non-fiction with the exception of one novel. If you can’t get out on your bike (mechanical issues? nasty weather?) simply curl up with one of these books, and your spirits will rise! Motor-Cycling for […]

Mystery Vintage Lady Bikers – Pt. 1

As a librarian I can get pretty obsessed with research and scouring the internet. So, when I innocently started a Pinterest board featuring vintage photos of women motorcycle riders I got hooked.¬† I’m also not content with simply pinning an image… I want a story!¬† I’m currently just shy of 300 photos from the early […]