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Hairpin Turns and Elevation Drop-offs

Here’s a little followup to my motorcycle trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles. “Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Best American Ride” infographic was developed by

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I recently crashed my motorcycle

First of all, I’m ok. I ended up with a broken collarbone and bad knee laceration. I’m on week three and feeling a lot better now. I wrote about the experience on the Hear Me Rev site, you can read the full article here: What is it like to crash your motorcycle?

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Sailing on the Bay

Up until about 10 days before his birthday I had no idea what to get for Steve. It is so difficult to buy something for the guy who has everything. So I started thinking about what TO DO. Go carts entered my mind, which lead to a few other things, like sailing. So I sent an email to all his friends feeling out interest and got a ton. Settled, a sailing trip on the bay with his friends! I wanted him to be able to participate though, because when he was younger he used to sail with his family. I … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara

Following our return from London my friend Maritza and I drove down to Santa Barbara for a couple of days. She let me drive her car so that I could avoid motion sickness. She has a 2010 Mazda 3.5 hatchback and I have to say I was pretty happy with it. The steering handles well and it has some pick-up (once I adjust for the lag in hitting the gas). We tried to tour Hearst Castle on our way down, but it was booked so we decided to try again on our way home. We arrived at our motel about … Continue reading

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Hear Me Rev

Not just for boys! by hearmerev I ride motorcycles. I love to show off the fact that I’m a woman AND I ride a motorcycle. There’s an immediate bond with other women who ride, because we are rare, but not for long. More and more women are riding these days. So why is it so hard to find an awesome ladies t-shirt that touts my motorcycle enthusiasm? Every year we go to MotoGP at Laguna Seca. And every year I scour the place for cool, girly shirts. The only shirts I find are Fast Kitty, which are ok, but they … Continue reading

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A Motorcycle Ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Ok technically not Los Angeles, we stayed in Santa Monica (for those who would be offended). If you want to take this ride, click here to download my route cards for your tank bag. View Trip to Los Angeles, CA in a larger map Before this trip I had only been to LA two times: once for an overnighter to see my friends Dana and Missy; the other to meet my dad and go to Disneyland with his girlfriend and adopted daughter. I had not driven down, and furthermore I have never taken such a long trip by motorcycle. My … Continue reading

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Victorian House Walking Tour

Steve’s mom came for a visit last week, so her and I went on the Victorian Walk through San Francisco. The tour starts in Union Square and you take a bus ride over to Lower Pacific Heights. From there you walk to Pacific Heights and on the way you see about 200 houses. Our guide was Shawna, an extremely nice and well-informed woman. We learned quite a bit of history about SF. For example, San Francisco was always urban. In the 1800’s there was a small settlement of about 400-600 people. Then the gold rush hit and within a year … Continue reading

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Lil Hummin Bird

I took this picture at Crissy Field yesterday. This little guy sat there long enough for me to get a couple of good shots. This one is my favorite. He has so much attitude. Humming birds always fascinate me, with their tiny bodies and super-fast wings.

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Last month I finally got around to do something I’ve been interested in for many years: skydiving. I went with my friend Maritza. We decided to go on a Saturday night, and Sunday morning we were traveling across the bay to Bay Area Skydiving. While we were signing up and getting ready, I was trying not to think about the logistics of it all. I just wanted to jump out of a plane and see how it felt to be surrounded by nothing but air (and a man strapped to your back). Our jumpers kept joking around with us as … Continue reading

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