Aileen Across the Balkans
Aileen Silvestris (the Moto Quest) seems to be in a state of perpetual travel. Her hair oscillates between fire engine red, auburn, and most recently easter egg pink. She is the kind of woman who can walk into a tattoo parlour looking for directions and come out with new ink.
BABES RIDE OUT: UK
The first Friday in August saw me stuck in a traffic jam and headed towards Wales with my best friend and über-petrolette Robin, wondering if a women’s only motorcycle festival that had organically evolved in the sun-baked Californian desert could be picked up and successfully placed in the verdant hills of South Wales. The simple answer is yes!
Fear is Temporary
There are moments in your life when you need to jump off a figurative cliff. These are the watershed moments where you go from being a person who thought about a particular thing to a person who does a particular thing. So it was on a sunny morning in south west England that I changed my life by letting out the clutch of my 1974 Honda and riding out onto the road.
Paging Dr. Motorcycle
Damsels in distress? No way! Move over Prince Charming, and hand us your wrench while you’re at it. Here a few simple tips when it comes to knowing the basics on how to service your bike, courtesy of Rising Sun Workshop's co-founder Adrian Sheather.
ROAD STYLE: Kinga
Adventurous in life as well as in fashion, Kinga shows us her street style, a departure from her off-road gear as seen in the Petrolette feature. Kinga’s look here oozes rockstar, with her leather look Sass & Bide jeans and perfectly worn in boots being nicely set off by the star features on her Icon riding jacket.
Leticia Cline's List
Leticia is no stranger to In Venus Veritas: when I featured her story earlier this year, she was just building momentum in her return to motorcycling after a long hiatus. Since, Cline has reinvented herself to include her passion for motorcycling and community making. And with that somehow found the time to compile them all into a list you can find on her website, compiled based on location so you can find ladies near you.
ROAD STYLE: Julz
Mad Max immediately comes to mind when describing Julia's style – it’s rough, tough and very cool and perfectly suits her brappy Honda XR400. Juls is a hot-chocolate drinking, screaming Banshee and abuses her motorcycle gear! Her daily holy trinity (boots, helmet, jacket) includes: ...
Red, White and Blue
Recent Petrolette Tara Henry was encouraged into Dirt by her friends at the Deus Ex Machina in Venice, CA so a lot of her gear and bikes are from within the same crew. Deus and Ornamental Conifer collaborated on this light weight cotton shirt with dirt-track intentions called the OC/D Moto worn over her armour and tucked into her Troy Lee Designs GP Air Pants.
Women who Ride
While women on motorcycles are not a new phenomenon, they seem to be growing in popularity and social media has facilitated this. We're now more connected than ever and able to self publish our own lives. So why not cheer each other on? It's easy to forget the prejudice women have been subjected to in the past...
Vada Ranger by Roland Sands Design
We recently featured Hannah's style story on her Yamaha SR400 and perfectly coordinated look, and wanted to take a moment to show her Vada Ranger by Roland Sands Design. All RSD motorcycle jackets for women are designed to be well worn and are the best around for a feminine silhouette with the protection of removable armour.
ROAD STYLE: Hannah
Every time I see Hannah out and about I'm always impressed by her co-ordinated and striking silhouette while on her Yamaha SR400 (which she can kick start, first go, every time). Few have the patience and commitment to find beautiful gear that doesn't turn its back on safety, but Hannah has in a way that it totally unique to her.