Bid on my MOTORCYCLE!!

I donated one of my motorcycles to the National Association to Protect Children and bidding is happening now!! This 2012 Suzuki LS650 Savage is being auctioned off to benefit the National Association to Protect Children, a national membership organization that develops programs that protect children from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. Their latest program, the H.E.R.O. Child-Rescue […]

Going Down

I went down on my bike, fairly badly, and I am unhurt, but it was so terrifying. I didn’t run into anybody. Unfortunately for me (but fortunately for everyone else) it was just between me and the curb and the hill. The wheels got in a bit of an argument, my hands forgot what to […]


Margaret Cho’s Newest Confidence Booster: Her Motorcycle Margaret Cho is a comedian, actress, singer-songwriter, and now a Harley-Davidson rider. The Drop Dead Diva star took her latest passion to New York City this month to share her riding experience with a group of women at a blogging conference in New York City hosted by Harley-Davidson. “One of my […]

Born to be Mild

If I see you riding when I am driving or walking or riding myself, my heart goes out to you, and if I could I’d like to cover you in an invisible blanket of good luck and good timing and safety and fingers firm on the controls. May your wheels spin fast underneath you and […]

Good Old Gail

The Honda Dream arrived to meet me in Georgia, and I made a nice little apartment for her at my workplace, which also happens to be a quiet municipal airport. She’s not running great, but that is to be expected, being a bit older than me, and with already 2 cross country treks in her […]

My Motorcycle Club

I was out and about in east Atlanta, where I have been spending more time lately, at bars and restaurants and rock shows with my younger friends. They continued on into the night and tired, premenopausal me headed home. I can’t keep up with them, but I try doggedly for the happy hours, their first […]


With my new mesh armor I felt unstoppable. I am super hero looking. I could pose for pictures with tourists in front of Mann’s Chinese theatre. I love body armor. It’s protective and looks cool and makes you feel – well, unstoppable, even by the blustery wind that had the great staff at the Honda […]

North Georgia

Springtime in North Georgia sees many motorcycle riders, up on 400, weaving in between trailers and motor homes as the bright southern sun breaks through the clouds. It’s the first time most have had their bikes out in months, and they can’t wait to get out there, much to the chagrin of the local police, […]

The Forty Eight


I have been riding quite often nowadays, and every time I come home, the house and everything in it breathes a sigh of relief. Its dangerous business, these motorcycles, and I know it and there is a chance every time I leave that I may not return. I am willing to take that on, at […]


My beautiful old 1966 Honda 305 dream came to me as if in a dream, earning its name rightfully and I parked it outside of my house on its sturdily steadfast center stand. It refused to start and I called my motorcycle expert/mentor and also stellar tattooist Craig for help. He gathered up the dream […]


I think the trick to riding these motorcycles is really finding a way to manage my terror. Today it’s tough. The bike is a growly beast of a Kawasaki, the KZ 1000, a retired police bike with a reassuringly steady engine. I love the police bikes, they make me feel like I am in that […]


Mcho Harley class

On the rented bike, a magnificent and majestic Harley-Davidson Sportster Low, with only three miles on it so far and the brand new shiny chrome catching the sunlight and beaming it back into the world in hard, blindingly brilliant rays, my emotions and opinions about motorcycling vary wildly from second to second. When I am […]