Archive for March, 2010

Atlas Rider captured an actual DMV skills test to receive an motorcycle endorsement

For those of you that wondered what a DMVmotorcycle license test is like, here is Atlas Rider’sactual exam from Arizona. I must admit, it certainly doesn’t encompass many of the skills needed to actually ride a motorcycle on the street. This is the most basic of skills test, just enough to give one a license and get one into trouble. Please everyone…find a mentor rider, read David Houghand practice practice PRACTICE!

A Harley what? An interesting neighborhood find

I was out today and saw this. It’s a one of a kind, made with love according to a pal of the owner. There is certainly lots of interesting stuff going on in the design. I love the bottle caps at the at the top of the forks.


CA Govenator offers $1500 rebates on qualifying electric motorcycles!

“Californians will now be eligible to receive a $1,500 rebate when they purchase qualifying electric motorcycles. Last week the Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, helped to promote Zero Motorcycles, which are the first electric bikes to qualify for this rebate. This means that the Zero DS dual Sport Motorcycle and the Zero S Supermoto, will be available for $7,495 (plus tax) after the $1,500 rebate, PLUS, you get a 10% federal tax credit, making these bikes cost less than 1 cent per mile to run!”, according to Inhabitat Magazine.

Schwarzenegger said, “Zero Electric motorcycles are very important technology and this is great for California because this is an ideal place to ride motorcycles… I love the financial side of these motorcycles because they cost less then one cent per mile to operate and you get a 10% federal tax credit plus a California rebate of $1,500. That equates to a 25 percent price reduction making these electric motorcycles affordable for anybody. It’s part of our overall strategy to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by the year 2020.”

Zero Motorcycles also announced its “Discover the Experience Tour” across California to promote the new bikes and the new state incentive.

They make a mighty fine looking dual-sport but the 10K price tag along with the silent engine would take some getting used to. Does any reader have any experience riding an electric bike??

GearChic–Joanne Donn’s website dedicated to providing information and reviews about women’s motorcycle gear!

Joanne Donn is all about giving women the straight dope on motorcycle riding gear. An avid rider who works as an MSF rider coach as well as maintaining a career in the apparel department at Scudaria West, a San Francisco motorcycle dealership. She provides women riders the opportunity to speak their mind on her womencentric forum where you can post your own opinion regarding gear and read other women’s reviews and recommendations.

Women’s gear is something we all talk about, so check out GearChic and see what Joanne recommends!

Going to Spain!!

I’ll be motorcycle touring Spain, leaving May 28 and returning June 13. I can’t believe it!! I am so fortunate to be able to have this trip of a lifetime, upcoming. As I get ready for this journey, I will be posting routes, gear etc as I go along.