Boundless Enthusiasm

VENICE, CA – A few weeks ago, my friend Julian from Deus ex Machina Motorcycles asked me to be a judge for the U.S. leg of their Boundless Enthusiasm Bike Build-Off. My reaction? What are you crazy? And then I found out who the other judges were and knew for sure he’d lost his mind.…

Being Fearless

GLEN HELEN RACEWAY, CA – Anyone who knows me, knows I’d rather see life through a viewfinder. Pictures inspire me in way reality often doesn’t. Life is better, more beautiful, more astounding when a moment is captured. A great photograph makes you think. Like the above PERFECT MOMENT captured by photographer Heidi Zumbrun. This picture…

ESMB: A Fish in the Clutch

(My apologies for disconnected images… site crash wiped out the photos, gradually rebuilding!) ANGELES CREST, CALIFORNIA – So here’s the scene. A group of Moto-girlies, all hot and sweaty, change into bikinis and head down to the mud-pond to cool off after a warm ride up the mountain… No, this isn’t the setup to some…

Mish Mash O’ Motor Doll Stuff

ORANGE, CALIFORNIA – Hello and happy Thursday! So what’s happening in the Motor Doll world? Let’s get to the good, Motor Doll kinda stuff first. I have an exciting weekend ahead. A few months ago, my ’04 Trump left me stranded thanks to some carburetor issues. (You can read all about that, here.) In addition…

Bringing up Baby

It was a late night delivery. Brian paced outside the Motor Palace waiting for his Baby to arrive. When he first told me he wanted to bring home Baby, sight unseen, I got a little nervous, but he’s been waiting so long for the right one to come along that I couldn’t say anything but,…

Love and other such nonsense…

[Cue the mushy music…] Over time, relationships change. Love shifts to something deeper and more meaningful. Things that were new, become old, more comfortable, easy in a way, but with a magic a new thing could never have. It happens with people, and it happens with things. [Man! Someone must have slipped some sap into…

Adventures with Bonnie

My Bonneville gave me a bit of an adventure over the weekend, not exactly the best kind of adventure, but an adventure nonetheless. The day started at the Motor Palace with baths for the bike (an ‘o4 Triumph Bonneville) and for Bondorella. The Trump was totally covered in dust–no surprise since I hadn’t ridden her…