I knew I would save money on gas by buying a motorcycle – hell, that’s how I rationalized some of the expense! But what I am surprised about is just how much it’s changed the way I think about driving. I now split types of travel into two groups in my mind: Trips that require … More 70 mpg, suckas!
When I was a little girl… ok, when I was 22 😛 – I saw my first pride parade led by Dykes on Bikes. If you’ve never seen this phenomenon, it’s a goose-bump inducing start to the parade, with scads of women of all shapes and sizes riding VERY BIG VERY LOUD bikes down the … More I rode in the Pride Parade – I can die happy.
One of the weirdest things about riding a motorcycle is that at stoplights I often just stand there with my head up high enough so that the bike is totally blocked by my helmet and I think, “I’m just standing in the middle of an intersection.” It seems really odd to be able to do that and … More Just standing there
I know I know – everyone knows this. We used to joke about the bumpersticker that says, "Start seeing motorcycles!" because you could take it to mean hallucinate motorcycles when they aren’t really there 😉 But even with all of the warnings and war stories I was still astonished when I started riding in traffic for … More Surprise: People don’t see motorcycles
On Easter Sunday of 1996, I took off on the back of a motorcycle being driven by a friend (well more like an acquaintance) and we headed towards Deception Pass for a day in the rare Seattle sun. I had riden on the back of bikes off and on since high school and although I … More My motorcycle crash