Posts Tagged ‘IronWorks Magazine


Time to get back to that motorcycle thing I do……

Ah, summer… those long days of sunshine, friends, and the bikes we love. It has been an incredibly mild summer here in Oregon with no days in the 90s yet. That makes riding perfect for me and no time to complain about my riding gear being too hot… again, yet!
Life has been a little chaotic in my family for the last 5 months and that has taken me away from the things that I normally do, aka this blog. In addition, I havent visited on Twitter with all my friends far away, I havent even posted pictures and events on Facebook, I havent caught up on the travels of Ms. Marilyn Bragg (also, Chessie) on the pages of IronWorks Magazine (Pg 18 in the newest edition), couldnt follow the ride of my friend Tamela Rich and the Conga Line, missed a trip to photograph those amazing ladies in the Conga Line with my dear friend Christina Shook, and have neglected my mc clubs. I am truly ashamed of how I have allowed myself to be drawn away. But, Hark!! (havent you ever wanted to just blurt that out in a conversation?) Things are about to change…..

Next post…. “When life gives you lemons…build a bike!” Jason Sarratt of Hellcat Customs is at it again….

With a wink…wink,wink…
Lady Godiva on wheels


All I wanna do is ride..cant a girl get a little ride around here??

Well, as I said in a previous post, I’m pretty pissed at the stupid groundhog. All I want to do is grab my bike and take a ride. A ride around the town, around the corner, around the yard, around anything!! Wanting to do something and being able to do something are two different things! The snow and bad weather just wont go away and we are all getting a little tired of it. At this point I am thinking about loading my Harley on my trailer and driving south until I can find some decent weather. I realize I will need to brush up on my spanish….heavy sigh and a pouty face.
I have been having a few days that have made me feel a little out of sorts and having no possibility at “two-wheeled therapy”, I was feeling pretty bleak! And then today…. I came home and got the mail. When I opened that mail box and saw that beautiful sight… well, lets just say that I was feeling high! It felt like I was floating as I stepped into the house and onto the couch………… 
 with my IronWorks Magazine!
This day is looking up.

Laura Klock..this is great! I wanna be her..
I’m feeling better already.

and Marilyn Bragg has an article?? 
Does it get any better than this?

I might just make it until the weather changes after all. Thank you, IronWorks Magazine. You aren’t as good as my “two-wheeled therapy” but, you do make me happy!

Lady Godiva on wheels….with a glass of wine and my IronWorks magazine. Sweet, Im gunna make it after all! (Mary Tyler Moore would be proud!)…spuishy faced smile.


More of my favorite things..books and games, always a crowd pleaser.

I love to get books and games for the people I love. You can individualize them all you want but, more than likely each one of them will serve several persons quite well. That’s the beauty of books and games and I have a couple to share with my readers…


The first is a book that I just love! It sparks the rider in all of us but, centers on the special strength and fluidity of a woman on the back of a machine..making it a part of her.  I’m rather fond of the author, as well. My friend, Christina Shook, is a mix of many people but, the photographer and artist are by far the most predominate. She has such an eye and the book not only shows her talent as a photographer but,  it also shows her strength in picking her subjects.  This book is a must have for anyone and everyone. Check out “Chicks on Bikes” and order a few for all the bikers in your life.

The second of my favorite things is a great new board game developed by a couple of

guys named David Veal and Steve Schader. The game called “American Throttle” was to create a fun experience for trivia players who happen to love motorcycling. They also made the game work for those who just love to tour the country, love rock n roll, love poker, like to hang around their friends and party. I don’t think you can go wrong with this one, regardless of gender or age, this is fun in a box. Since its new on the market, I guarantee that you wont find someone who already has one.


Now, one more idea… who doesn’t need a calendar? Seriously..from the mail carrier to the kids teachers, everyone needs a calendar. The one that has landed on my wish list this year is the one from BikeEXIF 2011  with thirteen of the world’s most beautiful custom motorcycles, from builders including Deus in Australia, Denmark’s Wrench monkees and Ritmo Sereno of Japan. Multilingual day and months in English, French, Italian, German and Japanese. If you don’t drool then you aren’t human!! You are going to want one or two of the bikes…you wont be able to help yourself! I’m still stuck in May.. Oh, my…

A magazine subscription is a gift that keeps giving all year! I have two that I truelyCurrent Issue
love and don’t like to live without. The first is Morotcycle Consumer News Magazine and I rely on it for the more technical stories about motorcycles and their riders. You can always count on them to let you know what recalls are happening and what new models are coming and going.  I find them to be extremely useful in my line of work and just love reading them.

IronWorks MagazineNow for my total entertainment… that would be my IronWorksMagazine. I get great intel from this magazine as well but, the pictures, the human interest stories, and perhaps the fact that Marilyn Elmore (chesshirecat on Twitter and Chessie’s Tales, Motorcycles and Rides ) is a contributing editor and one of my favorite people in the industry, makes it my personal favorite. I truly get giddy when I go out to the mailbox and find that magazine inside. My family knows that if they go out and find that magazine they are NOT to crack the cover before I do…it is simply not done in my house. LOL  I can be really scary when crossed. Check this one out if you want a magazine with a little bit of everything.

I have a new favorite in the magazine section that deserves mention. The Throttle

PhotobucketGals Magazine is a new one on the scene and if it continues the way its going, I want to write for them one day. True, it is a magazine that is done to appeal to women but, if the guys in your life can’t find something to love about this beautifully done magazine, then HE shouldnt touch it!! LOL  You really have to check them out and if you have a woman in your life that likes ALL things that go vrooom.. Throttle Gals Magazine is for her.  

So, there you have the bulk of my research for Christmas gifts for bikers. But, wait. There is one more little idea that I have come up with. I’m going to let my fingers rest for a couple of days and then I will be back… Please hold!!

Lady Godiva on wheels… with one more trick up my sleeve!


Look out Punxsutawney Phil!

Just wanted to throw a little dose of reality in with all the talk about the riding season being upon us. 
This is from our friends at IronWorks Magazine via  

The IronWorks Blogger

Published by Sam Kanish

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I’ll get even with that groundhog!

Lady Godiva on wheels


Happy 20th Year to IronWorks Magazine

Before I embark on my next blog about defrosting our bones and our bikes…

To all the people that make IronWorks Magazine the magazine I love, HAPPY 20TH YEAR!! I have had the best time pouring over articles, discovering new gadgets, adding fabulous rides to my “To Do” list of rides and sharing it all with my family.  I would like to wish you another 20 years.  Thank you for all the enjoyment and I can’t wait to see what surprises you have for us in the years to come.      

Lady Godiva on wheels……Also known as Judy LaParne, page 19 (WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU..comment in the January/February 2010 IronWorks Magazine issue.)