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…

What’s In My Motorcycle Bag/Backpack?

I’ve done a post on what I carry in my makeup bag when I travel on my motorcycle, but I figured this one is a bit more practical (and unisex!). I purchased my faux leather bag from Nordstrom Rack for ~$40, and since then noticed that it’s a knock off design for the  $295 Rebecca…

Quick Clean Makeup Off Helmet Pads

I try to deep clean my cheek pads at least once a year, by soaking them in a baby shampoo or Dr. Bronner’s soap bath, but for quick cleaning and disinfecting the cheek pads from makeup and dirt, I use alcohol. This might not be the safest method for longevity/wear in your pads, but for those…

Plasti Dip Gas Cap and Headlight Ring | Modifications

In an attempt to get rid of any chrome on my motorcycle, I decided to *plasti-dip a few easy things that would otherwise cost me over $200 to replace in a matte black finish (I’m waiting on Blockhead’s review of his flushed mount pop up gas cap before I consider purchasing it). First things first, remove…

Taco Tuesday’s | El Grullense

Yesterday’s Taco Tuesday fell on Valentine’s Day, so what better place to eat with my BF than El Grullense (what can I say, I’m a cheap date)! For some reason there was traffic everywhere in the Bay Area, so by the time I got home we geared up and headed over to El Grullense. This…

“Women-Only” Motorcycle Clubs: Did We Offend You?

Recently, in hopes of gaining some inspiration on the internet,  I’ve been watching videos on YouTube about women motorcycle clubs, networks, and “gangs”. The Missfires, the Litas, Caramel Curves, you name it. As a woman, I feel empowered and inspired after watching these videos, until I start reading through the comments…. Many men felt it necessary…