Tag Archives: Motorcycles

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 […]

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

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 […]


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 […]

Goodbye Jimmy, hello dual sport living!

Yes, it’s true. This past summer I ended up selling my 1976 Triumph Bonneville, aka “Jimmy” the T140v. I’ve had a few people comment that it must have been a really hard and heart-breaking decision, but I actually wasn’t particularly phased. As awesome as it was to get a dreamy vintage bike for a crazy […]

Alaskan cruise – a new addition to the family

Today, I am ironically home sick for the second day, most likely because I put out a lot of energy hosting the 7th Annual Alley Health Fair! It went really well, but now I’m recuperating from a nasty head cold.  Oh well – the effort was worth it, with 1200 people getting a good meal […]