The Search for the Perfect Swing Arm Bag

I love my backpack, and I plan to keep wearing it regardless of the luggage I purchase, but it’s time to store some of my tools and first aid kit in a separate bag. My budget is about $150 and I’m looking for a simple black bag, bonus points if it’s adjustable for use in…

Russian River Valley | Ride With Me

For this weekend’s trip, I decided to head north to the Russian River Valley of Sonoma. I spent the early planning stages looking up Airbnb’s to rent near Occidental and Sebastopol for a homey vibe, but by the time I got the “ok” from Felipe to book the trip, everything was sold out. Luckily I…

Sedici Fillipo Waterproof Gloves | Review

I knew I needed “winter” gloves after my ride down the coast in early December last year. Luckily, the California winter has been pretty mild this year, aside from the many rain storms, so I got used to riding in the 50 degree cold. And this is all thanks to my Sedici Fillipo Waterproof Gloves….

How to Clean Your Helmet | Guide

After my Vegas and Yosemite trip, it was time to clean my *Scorpion EXO-R410 helmet. I’m using a microfiber cloth, *Dr. Bronner’s castile soap, and warm water. I soaked the microfiber cloth in the water and a few drops of soap, and covered the helmet for a few minutes. Soaking the helmet helps release some of the…

How to Commute on a Motorcycle | Get Lowered

I wrote a great piece on how to commute on a motorcycle for Get Lowered on their blog! If you’re interested on a few tips, go check it out! I have more details on what my actual commute is here, as well as what I carry on a day to day basis in my backpack. Added bonus,…

Groveland, CA | Ride With Me

On Thursday afternoon, I began to plan our next weekend adventure. The two options were either heading down south to Pinnacles National Park or east to Yosemite. The weather was going to be partly cloudy with no rain for both locations, so we decided to head East toward the mountains (I’m saving the Pinnacles trip…

[Updated] Viva Las Vegas! | Ride With Me

So here I am, planning another impulsive trip to meet my parents in Las Vegas this weekend. My dad is playing in a baseball tournament on Saturday and they booked a room at the Caesar’s Palace (with space for me to crash!), so what better way to spend the weekend than riding over a thousand…

Salinas and Monterey | Ride With Me

I decided to hit the coast on Saturday and head down towards Monterey. This trip was fueled by my search for John Cerney’s “giant figures” – 18 feet art installations in the Salinas agricultural farms. I headed South from Fremont on 880, took a quit bathroom break at House of Thunder Harley Davidson in Morgan…

Protect Ya’ Dome!

I am a HUGE advocator of #ATGATT. My idea of ATGATT is a jacket with armor, Kevlar pants with armor, motorcycle specific gloves and boots, and most importantly a full face helmet. Sometimes I feel tempted to purchase a 3/4 or half helmet like these:   These style helmets are popular among cruiser riders, especially…

Beer Friday’s with the Angry Scotsmen

The Angry Scotsmen Riding Club hosts Beer Friday’s frequently at a bar near my home! I’ve met a handful of the guys in this club, and they are incredibly friendly and fun to hang out with. They host “beer Friday’s” at Devil’s Canyon Brewing Co, one of my newest favorite places to hang out for…

California Delta | Ride With Me

Back again riding around the Delta, this time cruising along with my boyfriend on his Harley Davidson Street Glide. The route was pretty simple- head out on 84 through Sunol, breakfast in Livermore, continue up Vasco Road through the windmills, over the Antioch bridge, and onto highway 160 to Sacramento. We stopped after crossing a draw bridge…

PSA: Big Sur CLOSED

To anyone out there planning a trip up/down the coast along Big Sur: plan ahead. Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on Highway 1 cracked and continues to sink and deteriorate, leaving the bridge inaccessible for travelers wanting to take a trip along the coast. The road is only open on certain hours on the weekends to allow…