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Maintenance Matters

A few weekends ago, Mr Man and I spent an afternoon getting Skylark ready to ride again.  She has sat in our garage for at least a year without anyone starting her.  It was making me too sad for words so several weeks ago I got out my calendar and set aside a weekend to … Continue reading

Spring Happenings

Last night I got the bug to do another video blog so I whipped up a quick update about all the fun things going on this spring.  I realized afterward that I had shot the video in a portrait orientation instead of landscape….but I was tired and there was no way I was going to … Continue reading

Raising the Standard

  Motorcycles, like anything else are subject to trends.  When I first started looking at bikes choppers were the big thing thanks in part to Orange County Choppers.  The next trend I remember was the Adventure Bike Explosion.  Adventure bikes are still going strong but the trend may be curving down.  Almost every manufacturer has … Continue reading

Motorcycle Show Impressions

This weekend Mr Man and attended the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Dallas, TX.  We got a room at Le Meridian Hotel in Dallas and rode the Dart rail to the Convention Center.  We spent the morning walking around and the afternoon relaxing at the hotel.  It was our first weekend with so little to … Continue reading

What’s Been Happening Lately 

What do you do when you fail?  And what defines failure?  I’ve been asking myself that question a lot lately.  I decided last year to publish a blog post a week and a few months ago, I hit a blogging wall.  There are several reasons for this that I’ll get into later, but the end result was … Continue reading

Route 66 Day ? : Why This Was One of My Hardest Blogs to Write

In 2010 I led my first group of bikes down Rt 66. It was almost a disaster. We worked everything out but it was hard going for a while. I was struggling to blog during the trip because I didn’t want to share all the problems we were having while they were going on. This particular blog was first published the day before the trip finally took a turn for the better. Continue reading

The Good, The Brake, and the Ugly

The Hotter, Deeper, Stupider Tour has one more story left to tell that didn’t make it into my original wrap up post.  It’s the story of my Sidecar Brake. When we were going out to Pigeon Forge, my brakes started really screaming at me.  Spyderman could hear them from his position behind me.  At a … Continue reading

My Favorite Things

It’s been a while since I’ve done a round up of some of the things I’ve been enjoying on the internet.  I’m working on a post that is taking me longer to put together than I planned so I thought this was the perfect week to share some things with you. First up, an article from … Continue reading

My Life in Pictures: Tilting at Windmills

Last week I posted about my first major breakdown.  This week’s picture was taken on the same trip just a few days before the breakdown.  We were riding through west Texas.  There’s not much to west Texas except the windmills.  They line the road out there like sentinels.  I find them beautiful and a little … Continue reading

That Time I Blew a Tranny Outside of Roswell (this may not be about what you think it’s about)

I’ve just spent a great weekend with my Diva.  Knowing I wouldn’t want to be working on a post during our getaway, I pulled up a very old post from my Live Journal days.  This details my very first serious breakdown on a roadtrip.  It happened after a really fun few days at Roswell during … Continue reading

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I'm just a Girl with a 1975 BMW R90/6 rigged to a 2006 Ural Retro Sidecar and a 2002 BMW 1150GS rigged to a DMC Sidecar. This is the story of my life on the road, in the garage, in my kitchen, my closet and, on occasion, in my makeup collection. I'm a Femme with a wrench, you have been warned.
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