I'm house shopping in Toronto market, and as if that wasn't hellish enough, I'm looking not only looking for a house to call a home, I'm looking for a house fit for motorcycling. The list of questions to ask when buying a home is endless. The list of questions to ask when buying a house fit for motorcycling is a handful of questions longer.Read More »
Why Tara Was Killed in Sons of Anarchy
Tara Knowles was one of the most beloved characters on Sons of Anarchy for many seasons. We fell for Tara Knowles from the very first season just as quickly as Jax did for his old high school love, and for good reason. The good doctor was an über sweetheart, a lifesaver, and on occasion she could be one bad ass chick too. Little by little their marriage, and our own relationship with Tara would begin to slip. Things got progressively worse. By the late half of season six of Sons of Anarchy, one thing became apparent: Tara Knowles Had to Die.Read More »
Joanne Donn a.k.a. GearChic
Announcing our featured Woman Motorcyclist of the Month ...GearChic!
Gearchic gained my respect for her passion of motorcycling. When you take one look at the past few years of this woman's life you'll see a love for a motorcycling that goes well beyond passion for a hobby. To Joanne "GearChic" Donn, motorcycling is a way of life. She's a motorcyclist who has spent years working in the motorcycle industry. She runs her own motorcycle website, GearChic, dedicated to women's motorcycle gear. Lastly, she's the co-host of a podcast called Moterrific which really gives you a taste of GearChic's depth of knowledge, familiarity and enthusiasm for all things two-wheeled.
Joanne's about to move to Philadelphia to start work at the Revzilla Headquarters Showroom, but she took a moment to give us a little peak into a truly two-wheel life.
Nicole Winters and TT: Full Throttle
Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) is a 106 year old annual motorcycle racing event held on the Isle of Man, just between Ireland and the United Kingdom. It is the most prestigious and most dangerous motorcycle race in the world. The race spreads across the island over 60 kilometers (over 37 miles), spans over 200 bends, with an altitude range from sea level to 1,300 feet (396 meters) up. The natural road course makes the Isle of Man TT stand out in the eyes of many as the single greatest motorcycle racing circuit ever. Only the Dakar rally can compare. Much like the Bonneville Salt Flats, TT is a dream in the hearts of motorcyclists young and old alike.
October 2013's YouMotorcycle Woman of the Month is author Nicole Winters. Nicole wrote a book titled TT: Full Throttle. The book is written for young adults, although we admit to liking it ourselves. Happy, who is currently reviewing the book wrote "It's a light read and very easy to enjoy and relate to." Meanwhile, Adrian had the chance to meet Nicole at her book launch last week and we have a great Question and Answer session with her.
The Indians Are Coming – Emerging Motorcycle Industry Trends Q4 2013
Hero is an Indian motorcycle company. We're talking Bollywood Indian, not Burt Munro Indian. Here in North America, the average non-motorcyclist may not have heard of Hero. Hell, even the average motorcyclist may not have heard of Hero. In North America we think we know what big name motorcycle companies. In North America we think we know that big name motorcycle companies sell big bikes. In North America we think the Harley-Davidson brand is the be all and end all of motorcycle marketing and merchandise sales. In North America we think we know big. We don't.Read More »
5 Steps for Shopping for a Motorcycle Cargo Trailer
If you are a first-time buyer, a look at the hundreds of motorcycle trailer models on the market is likely to make your head spin. How large a model should you buy? What kind of construction makes for the best trailering experience? Is a trailer likely to catch the wind and slow you down? These are all valid questions. Here’s a quick rundown of the five most important points to keep in mind while looking through trailers for sale.Read More »
How to Clean a Motorcycle Helmet
As a supporter of both online and local motorcycle communities, online-only motorcycle websites make me cringe a little. “My dealer had it, but I bought it for $25 cheaper online.” How often have we heard these words come from the ...Read More »
Shasta Smith and The Vintage Monkey
I read somewhere that fading in a great way for writers to introduce their subject. Unfortunately I'm not a writer, so I'm going to tell you how Shasta Smith of The Vintage Monkey came to be the YouMotorcycle Woman of the Month for September 2013.
When I first came across Shasta Smith, it was on YouMotorcycle's Facebook page. She left a message saying hello. I took a look at her page and came across a series of pictures of a woman surrounded by motorcycles of yesteryears, thoroughly well restored through and through, with taste, tact and terrible coolness. Nothing was chosen at random, whoever was behind all of this put some serious thought and dedication into it. I was impressed.
As I explored The Vintage Monkey, just who I had come across quickly became very clear to me. Here was a woman who could ride, wrench, run a business in the motorcycle industry and also happened to be beautiful. It was only a matter of time before I'd ask Shasta to be featured on YouMotorcycle. She was gracious enough to accept.
The 10 Fastest Motorcycles in the World
A look at the ten 10 fastest motorcycles in the world.Read More »
How to Plan Your Route for a Long Motorcycle Ride
Thinking of planning a motorcycle trip? Here's some advice from Happy Gilmore. He's no world traveler, but he's gone on more than a few thousand mile rides and when he's on his meds his advice on motorcycles is second to none.Read More »