Slow and U-Turns

S-l-o-w Going… One of the least fun things to do on your road bike is to go slow but having your bike under control at very slow speeds is definitely a skill… and a skill that should be learned and practised often.  Various manoeuvres require this invaluable, steady type of control, e.g., U-turns, getting caught in peak hour traffic, riding …

Hair/Beauty Tips

Staying feminine and sassy when riding…  There’s the never-ending dilemma with… to makeup or not to makeup and if you do makeup then how does it stay on and look good without ending up throughout your helmet liner or smeared down your face? If someone can come up with the perfect no-fail solution without costing next year’s wages please let …

Crossroads and Sand Dunes

Crossroads and Sand Dunes Choosing the route you’d like to take at the crossroads of life can be an inspiring experience, especially popping in the odd detour to add spontaneity to the journey; other times you’re stopped in your tracks and reminded not to take life for granted. At one of those confronting moments, Donna Ogle, 45, wife, mum and …

The Need for Speed

Who the Hell is this Chick! In 2018, I took a road trip from Adelaide, South Australia to Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, for the 20th annual Fish’s Memorial Run. I reconnected with a lass I hadn’t seen since the early 90s, when we both lived in The Alice. We’ve stayed in touch and she invited me to join …

LAMS Honda CB500F and Yamaha MT03 Review

LAMS Review: Honda CB500F and Yamaha MT-03 Farming neighbours and good friends Teresa and Tania recently became part of the motorbike fraternity, or as their grown-up children mutter, ‘having a midlife crisis’. The way I see it, these two lasses on their L plates are riding the wheels off their LAMS bikes throughout the beautiful New Zealand countryside around Rotorua. …

NSW Oak Flats Motorcycles

The complimentary listing of this bonza business is to help our readers source superior services within various areas, throughout Australia and Aotearoa. We have not yet contacted all the businesses to offer them the paid features; in time as this list grows and becomes your go-to resource, so will their sponsorship and your trust in them with our updated recommendations. …

Buy Your Own Motorcycle

Buy Your Own Applause as deafening as my Harley on full throttle. Score cards appeared…  8.9, 8.7, 9.2, 4.8… what?  4.8! Obviously a BMW rider’s score; they’re impossible to impress! The noise stopped and I realised it wasn’t applause. It was my bike. And I had a branch stuck in my helmet! My husband had a new Harley, the sound …

Stupidly Fast…

Stupidly Fast… The book cover showed the back of a woman clad in motorcycle leathers, sitting astride a red bike that was clearly built for speed, salt crystals were clinging like crusted diamonds to her rear tyre. Her helmeted head was turned slightly, suggesting she was gazing at the distant horizon across the stark-white salt lake, perhaps focusing on the …

Warning: Highly Addictive!

WARNING: Highly Addictive!! I remember arriving for my learner’s course, staring at the 125 cc Groms all lined up and feeling a stab of nerves deep in my gut at the thought of mounting such an unstable looking machine. I had never ridden a motorcycle before; I’d always been too reserved, not confident in my ability to control a bike, let alone …