NEW DOMAIN IS LIVE


Whether you search advgrrls or advgrrl you should land here.  The OFFICIAL NEW address of this blog is advgrrl.com.

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this logo was designed by George…a loyal follower/virtual friend in the UK. He made this on his own for me and I am grateful and appreciate his kindness.

 

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New Domain Coming Up


I will be announcing a new blog domain and logo soon.  All about new beginnings and carrying on with my own adventures!  Thanks to everyone in the 207 countries that follow this blog of mine….it is humbling that so many, over 1.3 million have stopped by to either check out the posts and leave such insightful comments.

I love this virtual community and enjoy watching where you all are from around the world.  Again, thank you for hanging in there during my transition from being 2 to 1.

50 States Ranked for Highest Motorcycle Ownership


By Blake Bos
February 16, 2014 

SOURCE: Fool.com

As of the most recent report by the Department of Transportation, there were 8,410,255 motorcycles registered in the United States by private citizens and commercial organizations in 2011. To put this staggering number into perceptive, out of every 36 people you meet in the U.S., one of them probably has a motorcycle. For ranking purposes, we won’t be looking at total bikes in a state, but rather people per motorcycle (the lower the number, the more common bikes are). So what states in America have the most die-hard moto-enthusiasts?

3. Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain — Iowa

 

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What Common Bike Breakdowns Feel Like


I love RideApart and their great articles we all can learn from….please visit their web site there is so much to read and learn about….

February 7, 2014

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Motorcycle Breakdown

There you are, riding along, not a care in the world, when your bike starts feeling funny. What does it mean? Here’s what common bike breakdowns feel like. Continue reading

First UK ride: Suzuki V-Strom 1000 review


Thanks George as always for sending me this link…interesting review, seems pretty honest to me.

Suzuki’s new adventure-tourer is good but feels more the product of sales strategy than any desire to outclass the competition

Posted: 14 January 2014
by Steve Farrell
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Video To Watch: Aether Chasing Winter


Great video, great advertisement for Aether Gear…nice gear BTW…

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We’ve been a big fan of Aether’s jackets ever since they came on our radar. Why? Because they push function and aesthetics equally and do it better than almost anyone else in the gear business. We also love a good riding video as much as anyone else, and Aether really did this one right. Continue reading

NOT SOLD IN AMERICA


Oh, America. Our predilection for fat cruisers and absurd sportbikes ensures that we miss out on some seriously wonderful motorcycles. Sometimes because they’re smaller than our overcompensation would bear, sometimes because we can justify spending over $20,000 on a boat anchor made in Milwaukee, but not half that on an 1980s style superbike fitted with modern components. This is what we’re missing out on; the most desirable motorcycles not sold in America.
2014 Honda VFR800
2014 Honda VFR800

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A Day At Home


For your viewing pleasure.  Go WIDE screen, sit back and enjoy this really amazing video! ;-)

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‘A Day at Home’.

A digital short showcasing Chris Hollis enjoying some downtime and
a free-ride through the outskirts of his hometown, Port Macquarie NSW Australia.

At 29, Hollis has established himself as one of Australia’s most prominent
Off-Road motorcycle racers. His unique blend of smooth-lines and
calculated-speed make him a favourite to watch, both in and out of the competitive arena.

“A Day at Home” 2013.
Filmed & Edited: Shane Fletcher
Additional Camera Operator: Lee Kelly
Music: M83 “We Own The Sky”.

Don’t Ride Like a Bitch


Pretty good article written by a woman who rides as a passenger…

Source: RideApart

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When Wes isn’t cuddling Sean on a motorcycle, it’s my job. I recently putted a Honda Shadow around a parking lot at the veterans’ center long enough for the nice folks at the MSF to declare me fit to pilot a motorbike, but that hasn’t stopped me from riding as a passenger as often as I can. T Continue reading

Harley-Davidson study: Women who ride are happier, more fulfilled


Not sure how “scientific” this study was but I believe it’s common sense that females are happy when riding…are they more “fulfilled” than women who don’t ride…again not sure how surveying 1000+ riders and non riders proves anything but good on Harley for planting the seed. 

Source:  Los Angeles Times

By Charles Fleming December 27, 2013

Freud asked, “What does woman want?”

Harley-Davidson has the answer. She wants a motorcycle — or should.

That is the result of a study of female motorcycle riders and non-riders, commissioned by the Wisconsin-based bike manufacturer. Continue reading

Crash Outtakes from AltRider’s 2013 BMW R 1200 GS W


Not only is Jeremy the owner of AltRider but he is one hell of a rider.  Watch this video and see the new WC BMW 1200 take a tumble but more importantly see how the new crash bars AltRider has developed for this bike protects the fairing.  So….Jeremy and Erik where are the uppers for the F800 crash bars? ;-)

Obstacles In The Road


I think the craziest obstacle I have been hit with was a bird, not so crazy but scared the crap out of me and I felt terrible….on the road itself??? A garbage bag full of what I think were dirty diapers.  So, nothing totally out of the ordinary lol.  What about you?
HFL – December 14, 2013

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Watson On: Obstacles In The Road

 

Photo by Chris Cornwell

Every one of us who rides should know the risks that are involved each and every time you swing a leg over a bike and head out. Aggressive, texting drivers and crazy traffic are just the tip of the iceberg, so you’re constantly forced to ride defensively. It often feels like everyone is out to get you and they probably are. Continue reading