Tag Archives: Motorcycles

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 […]

Deus ex Machina for Debbie

It was my 39th birthday on Tuesday September 27th, and I went to work knowing that I had a fun weekend getaway to Los Angeles planned, leaving on Thursday evening. The ceiling in the library was still exposed after our recent deluge, but it appeared that the old pipes had been repaired and that everything […]

Lost and Found

It’s always such a downer to see posts on Facebook (or whatever social platform you’re on) about a stolen motorcycle. I remember one, posted by a mom who was evidently distraught for her son. The young lad had worked so hard to save for the bike, only to have some creep take it from their […]

Stranded in Sointula with the Salt of the Earth (Part 2)

If you want your faith in humanity restored, I highly recommend having a mechanical breakdown on a remote island, perhaps inhabited by a community established by a former Finnish utopia and see what happens. That experience is essentially the highlight of my latest motorcycle trip with Scott. After exploring Vancouver Island (see Part One), primarily via backroad […]

The Magician’s Nephew

I was always an avid reader growing up and especially loved books that had some magical element in them from time travel, to secret passageways, underground cities, forest creatures, etc. My father read me The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings series by Tolkien, and I especially loved his Golem voice. And, at lunch times my […]

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 […]

MYSTERY VINTAGE LADY BIKERS – PT. 2

It’s been awhile since I posted some of my favourite finds from my Pinterest page (see Part One here). So here is another batch of ruling mystery biker ladies from back in the day! I like the “Queen and King” seat in this photo, since it’s obvious that this bike is hers! It’s definitely from […]