Admirable Yarns accessed by clicking on the photos or the text below… enjoy ♥
From the age of nine with a premonition about being a grease monkey, this classy lady has found her calling as Head Mechanic and Businessowner of a successful motorcycle workshop in Townsville, North Queensland. Not content to just work there, she gives so much more to the community she lives in…
Meet this sassy businesswoman who has helped transform women’s motorcycle apparel into fashion statements… saggy and daggy be gone… dark and gloomy no more. Colours and lots of them, styles that show off our beautiful curves. Motorcycles are her life; she eats, breathes and races…
Refreshed and eager to get back into the saddles, we discovered a different rural road east of Ekatahuna, then we turned south at Alfredton onto what could only be best described as a sheep-droving highway, by way of the sheep poo that completely littered the road, with dodgy fencing and way too friendly hawk’s; it sure made for an interesting ride.
Okay, for those of you who ride where winter means snow, black ice lurking on shady bends, sleet slicing through leathers and freezing rain is considered a good day, 13o is downright sub-tropical, but not so, for south-east Queenslanders. The coldest day last winter was 12o C, bleak, foggy and spoken of in compassionate, hushed tones for those that rode.
Leigh-Ann’s favourite place to ride is usually a coastal destination, though in saying that, practically no matter where you live in Aotearoa you’re only about an hour to the closest beach… and anything over two hours of riding is perfect. She always stops to take photos because it’s all about the ride, the scenery, the euphoric feeling…
The enormous BMW adventure bike rocks violently left and right, forcing the rider to plant the left foot down several times, while fossicking for that elusive side stand; the challenge not going unnoticed by the gawking bystanders. One could almost sense their thoughts: ‘What’s the bet, 50:1?d
I was discussing the phenomenon of pre-ride anxiety and general worry-warting with another friend and her theory was, fear and excitement have the same effects; light-headedness, sweaty palms, fast heart rate, a sense of nervousness…
He’s had a bit of work done to his innards, beefed up with a Stage 4 kit to a very fit and powerful 117 hp; in conjunction with his bold, bright and glittering colour, his wide stance, this eye-catcher not only looks sexy as hell, but verifiably goes like the clappers… making a powerful statement, wherever he goes.
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