Bondorella on the Road!

SIMI VALLEY, CA – Much as I love them, my spotlight-lovin’ motorcycles have been dominating this blog, but I can’t blame them. While Bondorella gets her weekly exercise, she hasn’t had any grand adventures lately, nothing thrilling enough to write about. I mean, how many times can I say “my truck is so pretty”? (She…

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…