Custom Bikes Of The Week: 2 August, 2020

A slammed Royal Enfield Interceptor from K-Speed, a gleaming Yamaha TX750 cafe racer from Chicago, a BMW GS given the supermoto treatment, and an inch-perfect Yamaha DT-1 restoration from Germany. Yamaha TX750A by Ron George At a glance, the ‘speed blocks’ and perfectly formed bodywork on this Yamaha make it feel like an immaculately restored classic racer … except it’s not. It’s actually a custom TX750A—a bike that Yamaha made to replace the XS650, but ended up being a total flop. Most b...
Tags: Europe, Chicago, Motorcycles, Ducati, Bmc, Peter, Yamaha, TX, Ron, TIG, Pierre, KTM, Enfield, Suzuki, Custom Motorcycles, Royal Enfield

Wyoming Boondocking - Day 4: More Trail Riding

Thursday, July 30Almost 40 miles of Forest Road riding today on Yagi,  Leaving the Six Mile Campground area, Yagi and I got on WY 230 for almost five miles to the turn for Prospect Peak Road which is on BLM Land.The road itself is nicely maintained dirt and I made my way on Prospect Peak Road till the demarck point where the BLM put up a sign saying basically:  Rough terrain ahead, drive at your own risk!Hmmm.  I kept going and did find trails leading off down into a ravine or gulley which I ele...
Tags: Wyoming, Motorcycles, BLM, Sunset, Platte River, Forest Road, Yagi, RV Trips, Yagi Rides, Six Mile Campground, Prospect Peak Road, Medicine Bow National Forest, Prospect Hill Road, Platte Wilderness Area

Alpinestars Andes V2 Waterproof Pants Review

There’s a turn of phrase in Ireland which is used as a withering put-down for people who are struggling to disguise the fact that their feet are not attached to terra-firma. I’m pretty sure I could apply it to my Alpinestars Andes II trousers. As someone who used to slip on waterproof overtrousers above my jeans, it wouldn’t surprise me to hear someone say, “it was far from Alpinestars you were raised”. They’d be right too. When I donned my waterproof overtrousers and hopped on my little Honda 1...
Tags: Amazon, Review, Ireland, Motorcycles, Honda, Andes, Alpinestars, Best Textile Pants, Motorcycle Pants Reviews, Drystar, Textile Pants Review, Waterproof Pants, Alpinestars Andes

When You Can’t Find 1,000 Words

As a young teenager, before I rode motorcycles, it wasn’t uncommon for me to carry a camera around taking snapshots of life. I fondly recall having a pink Le Clic disc-film camera, which I thought was so cool. When friends would come over and hang out in my room, we’d listen to music, talk and … Read More Read More The post When You Can’t Find 1,000 Words appeared first on Girlie Motorcycle Blog.
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorcycle

Big Josh – The Joshua Tree Muffler Man

In December of 2016, I traveled south along Route 111 on my way towards Salvation Mountain near the town of Mecca, California. At the time, the only thing on my mind was racing the setting winter sun so that I could have enough time to visit the attraction. To my surprise, a muffler man came … Read More Read More The post Big Josh – The Joshua Tree Muffler Man appeared first on Girlie Motorcycle Blog.
Tags: California, Motorcycles, Motorcycle, Josh, Joshua Tree, Roadside America, Salvation Mountain, Muffler Men, Muffler Man, Joshua Tree Muffler Man, Mecca California

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