COVER SHOOT 12
8 . . . . Editors Letter 10. . . RIS 12. . . Female Rider 15. . . Riding Tips
16. . . Cover Story Cycletherapy 22. . . Feature Model Gina Rodriguez
26. . . Real People 30. . . Powerplant Choppers 32. . . Supercross Preview
34. . . Gilrs Gone Biker 36. . . Product Reviews 39. . . Berts Mega Mall
Editor: Tim Slayton Our trusted leader undercover in the field
“The only way to live the life you see in your dreams is to let your Heart be the Master of your Mind. This is scary because the Heart yearns for no reason, the Heart is sensitive and has the capacity of feel such great bliss and such intense pain. But that is now our calling, we MUST go through it - you MUST let go of all the reasons you can’t, all the things that you think will hurt and simply embrace life as real, as primal and as intense as it is when you let yourself feel. This is what is required of you to step into the magical land of dreams, success and most importantly happiness. Don’t deny your Heart, don’t turn away from the unknown, step courageously into your Fear, let yourself feel and have the strength to bare it all. This is living, this is being human - this is your calling.” “Don’t settle because you’re afraid you won’t find something better. Don’t compromise because you don’t want to be alone. Give your perfect life, lover and job time and space to grow into our life. Don’t rush, don’t hurry. Take your time, be easy, have patience. Allow everything to come to you with your subtle guiding and intending. Your days of constant chasing with little reward are over. Everything you’ve ever wanted and more coming to you, you just have to let it in with love, receptivity and non-judgment.”
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udy Monjaraz was born in Elsa, TX on March 3, 1956. Although he was born here in the Unites States, he was raised in Guanajuato, Mexico till he was about 10 years old. After returning to the United States, he began working while attending high school. He didn’t have much as far as money was concerned, but he did have something a price-tag could not be placed on—a family. At the age of 20, Rudy began working for a company named AERO DATA. His only responsibility was to clean and organize the work area. However, due to his hard work and dedication, he was promoted to a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Machine Operator. It was then that Rudy learned programming and overall maintenance of these machines. Four years later, AERO DATA went out of business. Left with the responsibility of supporting a wife and three young children, Rudy found himself pondering a way to continue providing for his family. At the age of 27, he took a leap of faith and started his own business—Rudy’s Interface Service which in turn paved the way for todays’ R.I.S. Designs. Rudy made hand written flyers, setup a table and phone in the garage and began seeing his business grow. Over the last thirty years, he accumulated over 4,000 customers, numerous contracts customizing labels for private establishments and became one of the three companies repairing and maintaining these machines worldwide. In addition, R.I.S. Designs is the only company making parts for 5 different lines (ATV, UTV, Sportbike, Metric Cruiser, and V-Twin). An old Honda 700 is where Rudy’s passion for motorcycles began. As his interest grew, he began off-roading. Beginning with 3-wheelers, and then moving on to a
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quad in 1991. Bothered by the plastic radiator grill that originally came with the Yamaha Banshee, Rudy decided to replace it using his very own design. That one part turned into what is now 850+ parts, 13 CNC Machines, and 400 dealers worldwide owned and operated by his family. For over a decade, R.I.S. Designs has been building custom bikes. A hobby turned into a thriving business. Rudy was always about family. He kept everyone actively involved not only in the business, but in other recreational activities that were beneficial to his family. Though a hard working and dedicated business man, Rudy never allowed his endeavors to come between him and his family. “He never missed a game!” recalls his son Ricky. “He taught us all the value of hard work and that anything we wanted would be achieved through it.” On Oct. 7, 2009 Rudy Monjaraz passed away. The loss of a man who created a legacy in the custom motorcycle industry is anything less than devastating. His widow Sandy, children Ricky, Crystal and Tony and the rest of the staff will continue to honor Rudy by building upon the legacy he created. R.I.S. Designs released their new V-Twin Billet Line in February 2010 and has more than 20 shows planned for this year. Their continuous innovative designs and product lines have also caught the eye of the media resulting in a possible reality show. We will continue to track this once hobby turned successful business we now know. RIP Rudy Monjaraz - March 3 1956 - Oct. 7 2009
Alicia “Kia” Hernandez
What got you into riding? My father! He threw me on the back of his GSXR as soon as I was able to hold on! How long have you been Riding? Been a passenger since 3 years old, riding the gas tank with my dad. Started riding on my own once I graduated college in 2004. My parents bought me my first bike as a graduation gift. So about 6 years now. What modifications have you done to your bike? Its lowered 2 inches in the front, custom paint job, metallic black with silver leaf and pink/purple pin striping, and hot bodies exhaust that many people seem to love! Thank you LA Kustomz. What future modifications do you plan on doing to your bike? Want to add more chrome and swing arm, extend it just a bit and powder coat my rims pink. What was your first experience riding alone like? Adrenaline rush!!! My nerves were pumping, wind in my hair, mascara running hahaha I WAS IN LOVE and didn’t want to get off! Do you ride your bike to work? Oh yeah!! You’ll see me riding down Whittier Blvd in Slacks and 6” High Heels! Whats your dream motorcycle? I have it!!! I don’t ride anything else but GSXR’s. To have a feminine looking bike, I always get people breaking their necks! A bike that attracts any age, kids to grown folks. Do you get a feeling when riding? It’s like I don’t have a care in the world. All my worries and stress just goes away. It’s just me and the road ahead. Who influenced you? Richard, My DAD!!! He had a few bikes when I was growing up and I blame him for making me into a rider hahaha He rode Suzuki GSXR’s and so do I. What can I say…but that I’m just like my dad!
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Do you have a favorite riding spot? Friscos on Thursday nights or Hollywood on Wednesdays. Do you plan on racing or doing rack days? No. I’m not that kind of rider. I just like to cruise! What do you think about stunting? I admire those who do it and give them props Would you like to try it? I’ll stick to having both rubbers on the ground. What kind of bike did you take your driving test on? Suzuki GSXR 600 Most embarrassing moment riding? When I first got my bike, I hopped on and crashed into the curb and broke my blinker! It was pretty humiliating because I had my family outside watching me. Another one that comes to mind is when I fell and fractured my rib doing 50 on a turn on the freeway. Luckily there weren’t cars behind me at the time but when I got up and looked back, there was a long line of cars. It hurt but it was kind of embarrassing. Whats the most fun ride you have had? The ride to Vegas!! I don’t trailer my bike, its not meant for that! Its meant to be ridden silly boys! Love the sun, riding along the strip in a half shell and some shorts! 17. Whats the longest ride you have been on? San Francisco. I’ve been a couple of times. I just love the open road on the 5 fwy and the beautiful scenery along the coast. Whats the future hold for you and riding? Well I took some time off because I just had a baby. People ask if I am going to give up riding because of that and I ask them, Can you live without air? Their answer is NO and so is mine! I plan on taking more long distance trips because that’s just what I love to do! I’m a rider!
Braking not Breaking
Sorting through the myths or emergency Braking
weight and the rear brake continues to be effective right through the stop. Finally, the rear brake also applies some stabilizing effect, so the back wheel won’t try to pass the front. One of the test riders was in the habit of not using the rear brake, but even his braking improved noticeably when he was instructed to use it. Which is your more important brake? We hope that everyone knows that the front brake provides most of your motorcycle’s stopping power. Testers using both brakes on conventional braking systems made stops with a mean deceleration of .776 G. With just the front brake, that dropped to .711 G. But if they used only the rear brake, their stops developed a mere .425 G. That even applied to bikes with linked braking systems (LBS), which typically apply both brakes when the foot pedal is pressed. Using the pedal only developed .583 G, but using both controls brought braking force to .74 G. However, using just the front brake control on an LBS bike made only .44 G. So no matter what you ride, you should apply both brakes using both controls. Pull in the clutch, but don’t downshift: The study found that downshifting added about 10 feet to stopping distances, compared to not shifting and pulling in the clutch. Pulling in the clutch improved stopping performance compared to leaving it engaged and not shifting. Practice, practice, practice: The researchers recommend practicing long and hard, so that you can immediately and automatically apply maximum braking in an emergency situation. This means making stops from highway speeds, not from 20 mph in a parking lot, where the braking cycle doesn’t last long enough for you to thoroughly adjust to the motorcycle’s changing weight bias and the pressures on your body. Of course, they were using bikes with outriggers, so overbraking didn’t have disastrous results. A rider practicing stops from 60 mph risks crashing if he locks the front wheel. ABS is better: The eight experienced riders, who spent days doing hundreds of stops on motorcycles protected from crashes by outriggers, made their hardest stops using antilock braking systems (ABS). And that was on clean, dry, consistent pavement, where the advantages of ABS are minimized. Stops improved from .776 G with conventional brakes to .866 G with ABS. That’s a substantial difference and reflects how much better ABS is at modulating braking pressure for changing conditions than our minds, which are still mulling over how hot that girl on the bicycle looked. With ABS, you make very aggressive initial braking inputs without having to “feel” for traction. In a panic stop on wet, slippery or dirty pavement, the ABS would be even more effective. Once you use ABS, especially in a hairy situation, it’s easy to love it, which makes you wonder why we have exactly zero 2006 cruiser models offering this life-saving feature. (Actually, we know the answer swirls around cost and the legal repercussions of putting a $2000 system on more expensive bikes, where its cost can be absorbed, but not on smaller bikes ridden by beginners who probably need it most.) And, ABS enables you to practice straight-ahead highspeed panic stops in relative safety, since the risk of a lockup-induced crash is eliminated. Handle the pressure: Maximum braking loads your body tremendously, throwing you and your passenger forward and putting lots of pressure on your arms and upper body. The researchers said that the pressure was equal to what you’d feel if the bike was angled 64 degrees nose-down. The pressure on your body also makes tall handlebars very awkward as you try to hold your position under full-force stops. The researchers also pointed out that once you are on the brakes, you become “a prisoner of pressure.”The forces effectively lock you into a single posture until the brakes are released. You can’t even change the number of fingers on the brake lever, so your practice needs to condition you to wrap the right number of fingers (usually all of them) around the lever. Of course, once you’re braking this hard, you are committed to going straight; there is no traction reserve for swerving, and releasing the brakes to change direction uses up a lot of time and distance. For best results: Basically, there are two major components of a typical hard, short stop: quick and effective initial braking and then modulating pressure as the bike’s weight shifts and speed decreases. The researchers offer this sequence: 1) Close the throttle and apply the rear brake; 2) Straighten the motorcycle and adjust your posture and hand position; 3) Apply the front brake and declutch; 4) Adjust brake pressure. The initial weight transfer takes about .6 second, and the whole stop from 60 mph requires about 3 seconds from initial brake application. That’s not a lot of time, of course. However, immediate and effective braking may be enough to avoid the impact and, if not, it will certainly lower the speed at which you make contact. So when was the last time you practiced braking from high speeds?
et a group of riders talking about how to make a hard emergency stop and you’ll hear all sorts of opinions: “I never use the back brake. It doesn’t do anything anyway.” “You need to go out in a clear parking lot and practice.” “Sportbikes can stop in much less distance than a big, heavy cruiser.” “Antilock braking is OK for beginners, but an experienced rider can stop much better with conventional brakes.” “I never use the front brake. It’ll make you crash.” Hopefully, deliberate avoidance of the front brake is limited to a few dinosaurs (who are likely to be extinct rather quickly). However, the don’t-use-the-front-brake concept shares one thing with all those other braking theories: It’s wrong. Most believing that sportbikes, with their lighter weights and stickier tires, would devastate a cruiser in a braking contest. But that belief didn’t stand up to actual science. It turns out that measured stops with expert riders from 100 km/h (just over 60 mph) required an average of just 7 inches more on a Cruiser than on sportbike. Of course, that assumes you use proper technique. Proper technique involves using both brakes quickly and effectively. This and other results of research and testing conducted by the International Motorcycle Safety Conference. They made more than 800 measured stops on instrumented motorcycles. Here are some of the highlights of findings and advice on how to perform the most effective emergency stops. The rear brake is important: Even if you ride a sportbike that transfers most of its weight to the front wheel, during that first half-second or so, while the rear wheel is still weighted, any braking you perform will have the greatest effect, since you are moving faster than when the weight has been transferred. Most riders can begin to apply the rear brake slightly sooner and harder than the front. Of course, on a cruiser, the rear wheel continues to carry substantial
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Frank Alarid a.k.a “BIG FRANK” CEO and CFO of Mikie Boy Inc.VP of West Coast Custom Rigs Super Show and Drags. 41 year old from the city of San Gabriel that loves his 2007 Phantom Springer, not to mention a passion for big trucks as you can see. Mikie boy transports high end race and show vehicles.The scooter is his therapy @ 100 mph.
This custom chop is a bad ass 07 Boargett Phantom Springer with a 330 rear, 21" front. For power this scooter has a pissed off S&S motor with 6 speed tranny. Painted up with a two tone midnight blue with a splash of silver metallic and a set of tribal flames to set it off. First time on a motor cycle I was 17 years old and I never looked back. For a long time my only transportation was a motorcycle. About 22 years ago I sold my bike due to the helmet law, but that didnt last long. Two weeks later he purchased a Suzuki 1100E. The Bomb drag bike!!! At this time there is no plans for a new or used bike... In fact this Phantom is for sale. Just in time for summer. If I was to keep the bike it would be in for a complete tear down. Fresh paint and fire by Danny-D of Baldwin Park Califas and some wire wheels. My favorite motorcycle movie would have to be Dust to Glory, Mouse McCoy and Balls of Steel. Did you really think I could pick just one. I would like to thank Cyclepath Mag for the spread and the love. Doing big things in 2010. Hugs and kisses to my family and business partners. West Coast Custom Rigz, Cyclepath magazine, Bionic E Cig and Three Nuckle Heads. Don’t forget West Coast Custom Rigs Super show and Drag July 10, 2010 Auto Club Speedway in Fontana Ca.
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CYCLEPATH MAGAZINE GETS TO KNOW GINA
How did you get started into modeling? By meeting great photographers Badguy, Clever (Chicano Rap Source) and Freeze (FrezzeFrames) who introduced me or linked me up to other people in the Industry. It's like ripple, once the doors are open it jus gets bigger and bigger if you got what it takes and can network. What do you do on your spare time? I guess you can say modeling and dancing. I'm always working and do not get much free time, but when I do I schedule in shoots, meetings, or work on some type of event. Any time left I workout or errands. Do you have any hobbies? If so what are they? I wish I had the time to have some. I would have to say time is my worst enemy. What is your favorite type of food? I am actually picky when it comes to food. This is probably the only catagory where I definalty will not try new things. If it looks funny\weird or smells funny, there is no way I would even consider to try it.Spices and sauces are'nt my thing so that eliminates a lot of various types of food. I What do you consider to be your best feature? I'm going to have to go with my smile. There's actually three I have heard ever since I could remember my eyes, legs and I almost on a daily bases my smile.People say I have a really nice smile, I never really understood how or what a nice smile looked like. I see people smile all the time Don't really see much difference but in when I see picture i'm in I can totally see what people mean. What will most people be surprised to know about you? It would have to be that im relentless, have no kids,and have an education. Although its not easy to get what you want or nothing comes easy I am one of the hardest working pepole you will come across. I simply do not believe in relaying or will ever on someone. Almost everyone is supraised or impressed that I have an education, or after speaking to me that Im actually smart and know what im actually doing. My life is totally different from what others imagine it would be.Only some will ever really know that side on personal level.
Do you have a favorite TV show/movie? "I Love Lucy" ismy all time favorite.I can never get bored of watching it. As for a movie I actually have a few."the illionist" ,"finding nemo", "avatar", "cars", "ergon" and of courrse "the notebook". What is your favorite type of music? I do not have a favorite type ,but any music with a beat or hyped rythm. I love to dance so even if I do not understand what the song is saying im all over it. What is your favorite type of motorcycle? How can I have a favorite when there are so many typeS, any bike fixed up is sick. i just think bikes are hardcore and when custom each bike stands for itself. Therefore making them unique in there own way , which is why I cant have a fovite. Do you ride, Have you ever been on one? You would expect or think I would ride knwoing so many riders but I actually do not. One day when the time is right I will. I have been on some here and there but the last time I got on one, was at bike night with Ill riderz.One of there members picked me put me on a bike that was on with driver and all,held me till he took off.My heart didnt return till normal state till hours later. What are your future plans? Im still debating. I wanted to start my carrer and once set in I wantedto be a full time model. It looks like it might just workout the other way. Traveling is in the picture too, not too sure when but its a must. What do you find most attractive in men? Where do I begin. It is never that easy , there so many definitions to attractive. It would have to be over a period of time that I could find them attractive. I am selective of who I spend time with but small details that a lot of guys miss is what matters. A guy who knows where he is goin in life,knows how to carry himself, and can make me smile seem simple but hard to find. What is a turnoff? A guy who is concided, think he has game, or ignorant. Does not have plans or an idea of his future. My biggest one has to me someone who doesnt appreciate my time and someone who does not put me as a priority vs an option. What is your dream job? Lawyer,I have always wanted to be one and probally will regret that I was not oone.
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Gina Rodriguez NICKNAME: Desire HEIGHT: 5'4 HAIR: dark brown BIRTHDAY: January 6, 1986 ETHNICITY: Salvadorian, HOMETOWN: Los Angeles THANKS:
Everyone who has been there for me and supported me. Frezzeframes for always believing in me. MannyFresh for always being my net to catch me through roughtimes.Alex (nokturnal car club) for giving my first modeling gig at dub and Ill ryderz for supporting. Special thanx to the photographers who I have worked it especialy Cleverimage, Badguy photography, Tooqwik and HeynaLuv. Most important to Cyclepath magazine for this oppurtunity
Q & A
WITH LOCAL MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIAST
David Warren born in McAlester OK on December 25th, 1985, now resides in Rancho Cucamonga CA, and manages a liquor store for his brother Raymond Semaan. “Ray’s Market” is conveniently located on the Foothill Blvd exit off the 15 freeway. Ray owns a few locations but spends most of his time in the Rancho Cucamonga store. “I decided to open liquor stores because much of my family is in the same business. I knew it through and through, and liquor stores are fun places to work. Yeah there are dangers, but that goes for any line of work. What’s life without risks?” said 25 yr old Raymond Semaan.
David Warren CP: What was your first motorcycle experience? David: My first notable experience was in 2006. I worked at a little restaurant, and my friend Raymond calls me. Turns out he had cosigned for a buddy of his for a 2005 CBR 1000. The friend couldn’t make the payments anymore, so he dropped the bike off at Raymond’s house. He called me and asked me to go pick up the bike before his parents saw it, because he didn’t know how to ride and they didn’t know he cosigned. Being completely honest....I had never, at this point, ridden any kind of street bike. Didn’t tell him that though. I was way too excited. From that time I knew I needed a motorcycle CP: When did you start riding? I bought my first bike in November of 2008. Been on the bike everyday since! CP: What’s your favorite bike route? Unfortunately with the hours I put in I haven’t had the chance to hit up a good ride. I really want to run through the hills if Malibu though. Heard that one was pretty amazing. CP: What kind of motorcycle(s) do you have? A 2006 Suzuki GSX-R 750 bumblebee. I call her Janine the Gixxer ha-ha
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Raymond Semaan CP: What was your first motorcycle experience? Raymond: It was in the middle of an apartment complex moving about 3 miles an hour. David was teaching me how to ride the bike he had just picked up. CP: When did you start riding? November if 2008. Got a bike for the he’ll of it, an am glad I did. CP: What’s your favorite bike route? I’ve done MT. Baldy a few times. The last time it was snowing a bit and actually turned out to be a hell of a ride. CP: What kind of motorcycle(s) do you have? A 2007 Honda CBR 600 CP: If you could write a new law or modify a current one (in relation to motorcycles) what would it be? I would make it optional for helmets again. People are responsible enough to make that decision when they ride. CP: Do you belong to any clubs? If so, which one. If not, why not? No, I jut really don’t have time and I just want to ride nothing more nothing less. CP: Do you participate in any particular “rides” or events? I do not. Running three businesses doesn’t give me a lot if time. CP: If you could have any motorcycle what would it be? I would love a Ducati 999 those bikes are the ultimate status symbols. The lambo of bikes ha-ha
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CP: If you could write a new law or modify a current one (in relation to motorcycles) what would it be? I read an article in the newspaper about a month ago, and apparently they are going to start cracking down on motorists who make unsafe maneuvers when a motorcycle rider is involved. Which I must say is about damn time. Too many times have I had close calls and the driver could care less. One thing I would like to do, though, is a public service announcement urging people to look out for riders. A friend of mine was Born and raised in England. He says that to this day they show PSAs urging “Think Bike” CP: Do you belong to any clubs? If so, which one. If not, why not? I’ve been hit up by a few clubs, but I just don’t have the time to commit to mandatory rides and meetings. CP: Do you participate in any particular “rides” or events? I did the B.A.D (bikers against diabetes). It was cool because it’s one of those things that change the popular image of bikers and shows people we’re not all “thugs” or part of some sort of criminal activity. CP: If you could have any motorcycle what would it be? I wouldn’t trade Janine for the world! She’s been good to me. I would love to have a vintage Triumph though.
owerplant Choppers was started about seven years ago by Yaniv Evans. When he first started He worked out of his garage he needed more space so he moved to a shop which was basically a two car garage that lasted two years until it was time to move to a larger shop. Powerplant choppers moved into the present shop in Hollywood Where they now have a shop and a retail store. Yaniv was always a gear head working on cars all the time, going to drag and Stock cars racing. Yaniv attention then grew to muscle cars, as soon as he was able to get a license the next step was to buy a Muscle Car of his own. He Started messing around doing what he could, it never got old It is part of his life. Yaniv did customizing from chopping tops frenching lights
and other modifications, not really knowing how to do the all the bodywork and metalwork he went to aviation school right after high school to learn more. He learned about aircraft working with certain metals and started to weld, he then became an apprentice at a welding shop called brunzes custom city they started teaching him and letting me work on different projects and since he didn’t have any money he was able to work on his own car. Next thing cars got old he worked on cars down to the 1920s. Yaniv has a 1927 ford fully customized but the cars just became old. He hated being in a car. His passion turned to motorcycles. Since he was not one to ride stock, of course there was some customizing to be done. So he started to just ride around Hollywood and people would ask who did the work. Yaniv took in work fabricating
sissy bars, Fenders, handlebars, and Exhaust for different people. He then progressed to fabricating full frames, gas tanks, pretty much anything. Right now Powerplant choppers are 85% handmade, they very seldom buys parts. Yaniv doesn’t like to see bikes in magazines with parts from other builders. Yaniv builds and designs parts with an aircraft influence cause of his background. His mentor a master machinist Vince Zine took him under his wing and taught him a lot of what he knows. The difference is Yaniv builds parts in an aircraft, hot rod, and motorcycle technique and styling and combine them together unlike a just a motorcycle style builder. Yaniv has a dream to build Powerplant Choppers into a brand. He has a vision to have his own bikes that he builds from the ground up.
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What he sees for the future is to have five bikes to choose from that you can mix n match to fit your own style. He likes the 40. 50, 60 and 70s style, even maybe the 30s café style built from the ground up. All the models will be hand built and be based off the five models. Yaniv’s influences are Indian Larry and the Japanese style café racers; they have a very cool style but are not very practical to ride. Yaniv incorporates the comfort, clean style and good looks. A cross between a café racer bikes for the street with the cool bobber style. His style is a mixture of Southern California mixed with a 50, 60s style. Personally he likes the 30, 40s era. What he likes is the round shapes and ordelic brackets of the Harley and Indian motorcycles of that era. He calls it a kind of pre war with a chopper twist. Chopper to Yaniv is the 60, 70s look. Yaniv has come to know most of the top builder’s one of his influences in the motorcycle style Indian Larry came to Powerplant before passing away and blessed the shop letting Yaniv know that he had a good thing and he was going to make it. That is what drives Yaniv to build on his dream. Just the legendary builders liking his stuff Is all he can ask for.
P O I N T S TA N D I N G S
FIM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Rank Rider Points
1. 2. 3.
DUNGEY VILLOPOTO HILL
239 215 192
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MILLSAPS WINDHAM BRAYTON
174 161 152
AMA WEST LITES
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AMA EAST LITES
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WEIMER CANARD HAHN
135 121 114
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POURCEL STROUPE WILSON
109 104 84
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lga Daniels is the creator of Girl Gone Biker. She has been riding motorcycles for six years. Her first bike was a Sportster, now she rides a Buell M2 and has a few ideas to customize it. Her style as she calls it is the post apocalyptic era. Olga enjoys riding with her friends on runs up or down the coast; she has also gone to Mexico a time or two. her business does not let her commute to much on account she has to pick up and drop off product so this girl gone biker is more of a social rider. Having been a Motorcycle rider herself and she was attending different events, Runs and motorcycle shows, she was not happy with the styles of gear out there for girls. So she decided to use her fashion experience to create and design a look for female bikers that is more like a female would wear and be comfortable doing so. What she saw out there was the typical traditional biker look everything in the market was similar in style and color there was no real variety and nothing fit well when you rode, just because you’re a girl they do wear colors other then pink and black. She felt that her
GirlS Gone Biker
Photo courtesy of Reuben Olivas; http://nativecreationmedia.zenfolio.com/
vision was to combine the fashion experience with the motorcycle culture and her love for riding motorcycles to design her line of female riding gear. Girl Gone Biker was created with style and comfort but still with protection needed to still be safe. There are more styles coming that look cool, functional and specializing in more form fitting. She started Girl Gone Biker six years ago designing and making her product from her home. Ms Daniels enjoys taking her product to events and shows, “I think it’s good to be out with the people who ride and are part of the culture.” She would like to continue to do that but ultimately she wants to have a brick and mortar store or some kind of presence like that. The Girl Gone Biker line is 100% made in the U.S.A. Girl gone biker is the vision of a woman knows what she would like to look like when she rides, and when talking to other women they share the same vision. G.G.B. is a great product and a dream come true. This goes to show that nothing is out of reach and you can obtain your goal give it your all and keep moving forward.
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GARMIN ZUMO GPS
Garmin has updated their Zumo line of motorcycle-optimized GPS units for 2010. The Garmin Zumo 220 GPS is a road- and weather-friendly GPS unit that can handle year-round weather conditions and the demands of high-volume speed. Garmin’s new Zumo 220 GPS is the little brother of the Garmin Zumo 665, a unit that hit CES 2010 with a $999 MSRP. The Zumo 220 GPS isn’t quite so intimidating, in both size and price, rolling in at around $599. For most of us two-wheeled warriors, a $600 price for a GPS unit may be tough to justify. The motorcycle-minded optimization of these units, however, is pretty lustworthy… The Garmin Zumo 220 GPS is weather-proof and bike-mountable, allowing it to rest safely on your handlebars whenever the road conditions are driveable. The Zumo line uses A2DP Bluetooth to connect with a bluetooth earpiece or a bluetooth-enabled motorcycle helmet to provide road-audible turn-by-turn directions. While smaller than the Zumo 665, the Garmin Zumo 220 GPS is still sizeable with a 3.5-inch display. The Garmin Zumo 220 GPS will begin shipping in March 2010 at the aforementioned price of $599. Read: Garmin Intros Zumo 220 GPS For Motorcycles [The Garmin Zumo 220 GPS Provides Pricey Biker-Friendly Navigation] » TFTS – Technology, Gadgets & Curiosities
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