9 Nov 2010

Girls on motorcycles


I like to see ladies on motorcycles. Here are a few, and not of the pin-up kind (although they are indeed beautiful)...

Above are the Van Buren sisters, who rode from New York to California in 1916, often on dirt roads. It took them 2 months.

Below is Elspeth Beard, who, when an architectural student, became the first Englishwoman to ride around the world on a motorbike, in 1984 (at the time a second-hand ten-year old BMW R60). She survived an almost fatal crash in Australia and returned to become an architect.




And to finish on a more sporty note, a girl on a beautiful HRD-Vincent at a race meeting somewhere. I don't know her name, but she looks like she means business...


More power to them, and watch this space for more...