From Bags to Riches – a book by Suzanne ‘Bag Lady Sue’ Austin.
You can find out more about her and order the book from her website www.bagladysue.com
From Bags to Riches – a book by Suzanne ‘Bag Lady Sue’ Austin.
You can find out more about her and order the book from her website www.bagladysue.com
Last year, we released the first in David’s new series, titled “Female Figure on Motorcycle 1”.
We are pleased to announce the release of the second piece in the series, appropriately titled “Female Figure on Motorcycle 2”. He still has some finishing touches left on this one, featuring the lovely Stephanie Pietz.
One of his finishing touches was to remove the tattoo. He felt it wasn’t necessary given the contrast between her flesh tones and the dynamic background. He also changed the top color and her shoes.
We still have a few left in the print edition (details below).
This submission is going out to a special group via email only (not on social media), therefore it will be a very exclusive offering.
We will also be offering a VERY SMALL edition of canvas prints, hand-signed and numbered, with Certificate of Authenticity.
** Image size 20×30, edition of 12 plus 2 Artist Proofs and 2 Hors d’ Commerce, $895 framed
** Image size 24×36, edition of 12 plus 2 Artist Proofs and 2 Hors d’ Commerce, $1,295 framed
If you own the first in the series, you have first right of refusal for your matching edition number on this one.
You can email me or call 303-913-4840 to place your order.
Thanks for your time!
International Sales Director
David Uhl Fine Art
Uhl Studios website https://www.uhlstudios.com/
This Month is Packed with Lots of Two Wheel Goodies
GET ON! MOTO FEST WILL BE PACKED WITH ROYAL ENFIELD THIS YEAR!
Don’t miss out on the inaugural event at the world-famous Texas Motorspeedway. And more importantly, don’t miss out on everything Royal Enfield has planned for the weekend. This weekend, May 21st, 22nd, & 23rd, it all comes together and we couldn’t be more excited. Check out what we have in store for you!
Friday, May 21st | Women’s Motorcycle Show
The Flat Track ladies have come to impress. Be sure to check out what all these incredible ladies have been putting together for the last 5 months.
ROYAL ENFIELD SLIDE SCHOOL
May 21st-23rd | Texas Motor Speedway
Snag one of the last few spots with Johnny Lewis, Moto Anatomy, & Royal Enfield Slide School. You can sign up right now on Moto Anatomy. Hurry!
FULL LINE UP FOR DEMO RIDES
May 21st-23rd | Texas Motor Speedway
You could be one of the first to give the all-new Meteor 350 a demo ride when it makes its first consumer debut. Test out the whole lineup while you’re there!
OUR FAVORITE BUILD THIS MONTH:
Gallinella by BAAK USA
This beauty stopped us in our tracks & even convinced Breeann Poland, Lead of Marketing for the Americas, to throw a leg over it. Needless to say, she had a blast. Be sure to check them out on social!
OUR FAVORITE ACCESSORY THIS MONTH:
S&S Cycle Tapered Cone Slip-On Mufflers made exclusively for Royal Enfield. Take your Twin to the next level & experience a tag-team of sound and performance that will redefine any riding experience. Talk to a dealer or browse our Genuine Motorcycle Accessories catalog for more!
OUR FAVORITE ACTIVITY THIS MONTH:
Getting Sideways at Royal Enfield Slide School Presented by Moto Anatomy. What can we say, it’s a favorite around here. Be sure to check out the full schedule of dates and sign up for near you! Registration is easy at Moto Anatomy.
WHERE TO CATCH ROYAL ENFIELD ON THE TRACK THIS YEAR
JUST ANNOUNCED! The first BTR Flat Track race beings with the AMA District 17 Chicago Half-Mile presented by Royal Enfield and promoted by Track Enterprises in the Women’s Class. This season is bigger & better for the ladies of Build.Train.Race. with more riders, more speed, more turns, & more racing.
See the Build-Train-Race Schedules.
Johnny Lewis is back and it’s shaping up to be one for the books. Be sure to check out how Moto Anatomy Powered by Royal Enfield is doing this season by following along with Royal Enfield North America on Instagram & Facebook for day-of coverage. And keep an eye out on our YouTube channel for all the recaps.
See AFT 2021 Schedule.
Royal Enfield North America www.royalenfield.com
Bia Dantas celebrates Womens International Day in Motorcycle success campaign
BMW MOTORRAD launched campaign starring Bia Dantas among other figures. The purpose was to emphasize the empowerment of women in commemoration of Women’s Day.
My time in the world of motorcycles just started & I couldn’t have a better start… happy to participate in this project, from a brand that I admire and with such outstanding professionals and women” — Bia Dantas
MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, May 10, 2021 — Under the motto: Together we are stronger. Make Life a Ride. On March 8, BMW MOTORRAD launched a campaign starring the Influencer, DJ and Top Model Bia Dantas among other figures. The purpose of the campaign was to emphasize the empowerment of women in the framework of the commemoration of International Women’s Day.
The campaign was recorded in the vicinity of the Teotihuacan pyramids, which allowed the construction of a perfect and unique setting.
Weeks after the campaign launch, we can assure you that the campaign was very successful and had a relevant scope. Consolidating BMW Mexico as the leading motorcycling company and with great proximity to the female consumer.
It should be noted that the message of the campaign focuses on highlighting the path that each personality has had to travel with its challenges and the power of motorcycling to support the development of women in groups and individually. Emphasizing that together or individually with effort and preparation the woman is stronger. Bia Dantas was the perfect influencer for this campaign. Also, the crew had a Balloon Ride next to the Teotihuacan Pyramids that create a perfect environment for team production.
On the other hand, Bia Dantas highlighted that during the filming of the campaign she had her country very present: “I bring my jacket from my dear old Moto Club with the flags of my country and the Brazil-Alagoas State. Always representing ”.
BMW Motorrad Mexico is part of BMW de México S.A de C.V. with address at Av. Javier Barros Sierra 495, 14th floor Cdmx.
Recently Bia Dantas starred on the cover of Glamour Bulgaria with a production dedicated to commemorating the mergers between the different cultures of Brazil. Also, Bia Dantas was cover in Harpers Bazaar a few weeks ago.
Bianca Dantas is an Influencer, DJ and Top Model. Account @biadantasbr. She has collaborated in various campaigns and editorials, highlighting covers of world-renowned titles such as Harpers Bazaar, Vogue Magazine, and Glamor. She currently stands out in the world of music under the name of DJ BiaD @ Biad.oficial. She was born in Brazil and currently lives in Mexico City.
Lingerie Fighting Championships to Perform Three Shows at the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 40th Anniversary.
Lingerie Fighting Championships, Inc. announced today they have been booked to perform three events at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip during the closing weekend of the 2021 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, SD.
“We are extremely excited to be returning to the Chip for a second straight year,” CEO Shaun Donnelly says. “We had so much fun last year but only had one complaint – one show just wasn’t enough! So, this year we’re doing three.”
The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is the largest motorcycle rally in the world. This year’s event will be the 81st annual, which also makes it one of the longest running in the country.
“We’re expecting this to be the most attended rally ever,” says Buffalo Chip President Rod Woodruff. “We’re so happy to have Lingerie Fighting Championships back for our 40th anniversary.”
The Lingerie Fighting Championships join an outstanding lineup of entertainment that includes Kid Rock, ZZ Top, Shinedown, P.O.D. and many others.
This year’s rally is expected to be especially impactful as the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic eager for a party.
“Even with the pandemic and the precautions we had to take last year, our fighters had an amazing time,” Donnelly says. “Making their entrances on the back of custom bikes was just too cool not to want to do it again.”
The events, LFC32, LFC33 and LFC34 will take place Thursday, Aug. 12, Friday, Aug. 13 and Saturday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. each night in the venue’s amphitheater prior to the headlining main stage concerts. Anyone wishing to watch the events may do so for free with a Buffalo Chip campground admission pass.
For campground admission passes to see the LFC show live at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip visit: https://www.rallytickets.com/sturgis
To register for the Sturgis Rally for free visit: https://sturgis.com/registration
About Lingerie Fighting Championships Inc.
Lingerie Fighting Championships Inc. is a sports entertainment company focused on producing unique mixed events for live audiences and television viewers featuring attractive female fighters.
For more information please visit www.lingeriefc.com.
Alisa Clickenger and Women’s Motorcycle Tours Announces Cycle Gear Sponsorship
Cycle Gear will also provide marketing support to increase visibility and reach for 2021 Suffragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride
NORTH CAROLINA, April 21, 2021 – Women’s Motorcycle Tours welcomes Cycle Gear as a sponsor of the Suffragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride (SCMR2021). Cycle Gear will provide digital marketing support to promote the SCMR2021 to its large customer base throughout the USA. Cycle Gear employees throughout the country, in both retail and non-retail roles, are invited to participate in the nationwide event.
“I am thrilled that Cycle Gear is joining us in supporting our lady riders,” said event producer Alisa Clickenger. “Since 1974 Cycle Gear has been providing accessories, gear and parts for riders of all makes and models of motorcycles. They’re the perfect partner for our multi-brand, inclusive event.”
The Cycle Gear brand will be leveraging its unique and vast reach to help Women’s Motorcycle Tours gain exposure, awareness, and interest in the nationwide, month-long event happening in August. Cycle Gear will actively promote the Centennial Ride through several media, including information distribution to current email subscribers and digital P.O.S. displays on their e-commerce storefronts. Reciprocally, Centennial Ride registrants are encouraged to stop at Cycle Gear locations along the route to outfit themselves with any part, gear, or accessories needed to make their cross-country ride more comfortable. Some Cycle Gear locations even offer installation and tire change services in-house to quickly get riders back on the road.
Cycle Gear is part of the Comoto Family of Brands, America’s largest and fastest growing omni-channel platform in the powersports aftermarket-products industry. Dedicated to advancing the experience of moto enthusiasts and sharing the joy of life on two wheels with as many people as possible, Comoto is encouraging all of its team members to participate in, celebrate, and support this inspiring event. Comoto team members can solidify their relationships with current and future customers by promoting the event, participating in the ride, and joining in the grand finale celebration at the Women’s Motorcycle Conference in Arlington, VA on August 19-22, 2021.
“We’re committed to breaking the stereotypes and misconceptions about the riding community,” said Ken Murphy, Comoto CEO. “One of our Core Values is Share the Road. It’s not just about treating people with respect; it’s a commitment to actively work to create an equitable and inclusive environment for riders and aspiring riders of all walks of life. Supporting the Suffragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride is an excellent opportunity to shine a spotlight on women who ride and hopefully encourage more women and girls to follow in their steps.”
Cycle Gear, by design, is inclusive of all riders. The brand appeals to a traditional audience as well as ever-evolving and newly emerging groups like younger riders, women, minorities, and less affluent demographics. Cycle Gear’s constant efforts to provide valuable products and services to riders of all backgrounds closely align with the Centennial Ride’s guiding principles of unity, community and the freedom of the road.
“With 151 stores in 38 states, and with their terrific customer service, they’re the perfect partner for our expansive and historic cross-country event,” said Clickenger.
Women’s Motorcycle Tours Celebrates 10 Years of Life Changing Experiences For Ladies Who Ride Motorcycles
Alisa Clickenger, owner of Women’s Motorcycle Tours, has been empowering women and building confidence for women through motorcycling since 2011.
Women’s Motorcycle Tours (WMT) was the first motorcycle tour and event company that specializes exclusively for women motorcycle riders. There is nothing more rewarding than crafting unique and engaging experiences to bring women motorcyclists and women together who are interested in the motorcycle lifestyle. Whether women want to join in for a day ride, a weekend retreat, a weeklong tour, or a coast to coast event, there are numerous ways to join Women’s Motorcycle Tours and experience the sisterhood of the motorcycling community and the freedom of the open road.
For the last 10 years it has been the mission of Alisa Clickenger, Women’s Motorcycle Tours owner, to reinvent the way women motorcycle riders come together. It has always been her goal to give a voice to all women riders on all brands of bikes and from all disciplines of riding. Women’s Motorcycle Tours features programming curated exclusively by women riders and for female riders and those women interested in the motorcycling lifestyle.
Fun Facts About Women’s Motorcycle Tours
“I started Women’s Motorcycle Tours with one tour – the Women’s Empowerment Motorcycle Tour. Ten years ago there weren’t nearly as many female riders and we were an anomaly.” said Clickenger.
“After chancing upon a couple of other women riders on the other side of the country and having a blast riding with them, I realized that I wanted to recreate the joy and connection I experienced riding with those ladies. I also wanted to serve as a mentor and empower them to go out and explore on their own motorcycle journeys. While my tour offerings have changed over the years, I’ve continued with the Teaching Tours because I love sharing my knowledge and experience in order to uplift and educate other women.
I’ve ridden all over the world by myself, but I’ve learned that the shared experiences are so much richer and rewarding – and I just want to pass that on to others so they can enjoy motorcycling as much as I have.” said Clickenger.
Women’s Motorcycle Tours is now a motorcycle experience company exclusively focused on women. WMT offers life-changing motorcycle experiences, moto mindset coaching and bespoke motorcycle tours throughout the United States and across the world. With years of event planning experience and hundreds of thousands of miles behind them, the team at Women’s Motorcycle Tours understands the power and excitement that epic journeys offer. The camaraderie and friendships that form over the course of their tours have proven to change lives, establish life-long friendships, and bring families together in a way that only riding motorcycles can.
Since 2011, WMT has been creating epic and life-changing experiences for women through motorcycle riding. Until 2019, WMT exclusively focused on motorcycle tours. In early 2020 Women’s Motorcycle Tours started to include events for women riders – the response was incredible. Now, WMT offers group and custom tours, conferences, and outdoor festivals. WMT’s events are now held online and in-person, and feature inspiring stories, educational seminars, upliftment and the opportunity for female motorcycle riders from all over the world to make meaningful connections with each other.
2021 Events & Tours
2021 Suffragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride
July 21 – August 20, 2021
2021 LIVE Women’s Motorcycle Festival & Conference
August 19-22, 2021
2021 Women’s Motorcycle Conference *ONLINE* – Theme: Education
November 5-6, 2021
About Women’s Motorcycle Tours
Women’s Motorcycle Tours (WMT) is a female-owned motorcycle experience company exclusively focused on women. WMT offers life-changing motorcycle experiences, moto mindset coaching and bespoke motorcycle tours throughout the United States and the world. With years of event planning experience and hundreds of thousands of miles behind them, the team at Women’s Motorcycle Tours understands the power and excitement that epic journeys offer. The camaraderie and friendships that form over the course of their tours have proven to change lives, establish life-long friendships, and bring families together in a way that only riding motorcycles can. www.
by Amanda Eustice from https://abc7.com
Ever since Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson opened 54 years ago, Fern Schaeffer, also known as “Nana”, has been in the driver’s seat.
“Nana”, now 95 years old. was the first full-time employee when her husband and son opened the business.
Nana still works at the store sorting the mail, doing notary work, and as her family likes to put it – keeping everyone in line.
Nana loved riding motorcycles growing up and occasionally will go for a ride in the sidecar.
“She always made it that it was a woman-run business because she did the parts ordering, the bike selling, the part selling, everything back when everything first started. My grandfather and my dad were the mechanics,” says Denise Calderone, Fern’s Granddaughter.
The Schaeffer’s hope to last at least another 54 years in business and continue the legacy of being a family-owned and operated dealership.
by Daniel Figueroa IV from https://www.wmnf.org
These days, motorcyclists live and die by their Dyno sheets, the ultimate measure of an engine’s power. But when the machines came out in the late 80s, it was a women in Florida who bought one of the first units and helped reshape the world of motorcycling.
Fifty years later Pam Brown remembers how she got her start wrenching on engines with her dad. They’d work on Volkswagen parts together because he happened to need a hand and she was the one who was around.
But when he bought her brothers some single-speed mini bikes, small motorcycles, they were off limits.
“He said I could not ride a motorcycle because you are a girl,” Brown recalled. “Girls don’t ride motorcycles.”
Fortunately for her, Brown’s neighbor had a crush and a full-fledged motorcycle.
“Jimmy Keeler, that’s right” she said. “Eighty cc Binelli.”
He let her take a ride. She let the clutch out a little too quick and popped an accidental wheelie, sped down a hill and went – maybe a little too quickly – into a turn. But she made it. And she fell in love.
Brown is one half of the couple behind Cycle-Rama, a high performance machine shop in Pinellas Park known over the world for building some of the most coveted aftermarket engine parts in the V-Twin motorcycle world. She’s been there for 38 of the shop’s 45-year existence.
But it was in 1989 that Pam Brown put her foot down and made a purchase that helped reshape the world of powersports.
The chassis dynamometer
In the late 80s, Mark Dobeck invented the first chassis dynamometer. Before that, a mechanic had to ride a bike to tune it and measuring horsepower and torque was mostly a guessing game. Dobeck’s Dyno allowed bikes to be tested and tuned right in the shop.
Henry Tecza was one of the first to have a dynamometer in his Las Vegas Shop. He said those early adopters changed the game.
“I mean, you had a piece of equipment that was rare in the motorcycle industry,” Tecza said. “It kind of put you ahead of anybody else as having the latest tuning abilities.”
With the dyno, motorcycle mechanics were able to test the power claims made by parts manufacturers and fine-tune a motorcycle’s performance to pull the most out of a bike. These days the machines are staples.
“It’s not uncommon for every serious shop to have a Dyno. It’s a necessary tool.”
Oh my gosh, it’s a girl riding that motorcycle
By 1989 Brown had been in the motorcycle world for almost a decade. She got her start with a parts distributor in Atlanta. She was one of few women in the shop and quickly started out performing some of the men. That earned her a promotion to being the only woman delivery driver and eventually the only woman in the sales department. Women ridership has doubled in the last decade. But at that time, women weren’t prominent in the motorcycle world.
“Even just riding motorcycles,” she said. “When I would get off my motorcycle people were shocked that ‘Oh my gosh it’s a girl riding that motorcycle.’”
The job in Atlanta led to her meeting Wes Brown, Cycle-Rama’s founder. After a few years in Atlanta she moved to Florida to be closer to Wes. She took a job in Tampa with another distributor, but they wanted her to use her voice for more than selling.
“If I’m giving you the right information, you’re gonna buy stuff from me and I know this because I’d been doing it for two-and-a-half years,” Brown said. “But they wanted me to be vulgar. They wanted me to be like a phone sex line and I didn’t agree with that and I wouldn’t do it.”
So, she started working with Wes full time. Within a year, they were married.
Changing the game
When Dobeck came out with his chassis dynamometer, Pam Brown saw it’s potential. Her husband wasn’t so sure.
“I didn’t convince him so much as I strong-armed him into it,” she said. “I said ‘with or without you, I’m buying this machine.’”
Not only did she buy it, she was the one who ran it.
“I used cardboard and duct tape and pieces of plywood and Pepsi cans to change the airflow just to see what would happen,” she said.
Cycle-Rama soon had the first dyno machine in Florida and one of the only ones on the east coast. Companies reached out to have their products put on the Dyno. Brown was able to test all kinds of new parts and help design the company’s own performance components.
Dobeck remembers those early days.
“I must’ve dropped their name a hundred times,” he said. “Say oh, well Cycle-Rama has one. It was a great relationship.”
Nothing like getting mansplained your own parts
Now 59, Pam Brown is still respected through the industry. John Dahmer owns Darkhorse Crankworks. Darkhorse specializes in motorcycle bottom ends, while Cycle-Rama specializes in top ends. He said in an industry still dominated by men, Pam Brown is not one question.
“The motorcycle market I think as a whole can be very tough on women. It’s a bit more male-dominated industry,” Dahmer said. “A lot of guys will either test her or challenge her as far as her knowledge. She knows it inside and out and when you know it inside and out somebody trying to challenge it isn’t going to fare very well.”
But Brown said that doesn’t stop them from trying. Even when it comes to parts she helped design.
“Nothing like getting mansplained your own parts,” she said.
She doesn’t let it get to her though and said other women in motorcycling shouldn’t either. At the end of the day, she’s still one of the best at doing what she loves – helping diagnose and fix engines.
“I ask a lot of questions and then I can see it in my mind because I’ve taken motorcycles apart,” she said. “If I could just do that all day, that would be awesome to me. Just take motorcycles apart to see what happened.”
Bandit slipped into the luxurious Corsa tan leather seat, next to a beautiful Redhead dressed to kill and took a slug of Jack Daniels. Suddenly, his mind felt at ease and the long day took it’s toll. He sensed fatigued, yet her dazzling eyes energized him. She slipped her delicate alabaster hand over his thigh, and he came alive again.
“I may be able to help with your predicament,” she almost whispered. “My name is Melody.” The aroma of her perfume swept over him like the scent of rose petals with a hint of opium. “But we need to move. Can someone pick up your bike. I can have you in the city in half the time.” And she revved the V-12-cylinder Ferrari engine. “Plus, a full tank of gas.”