Team Member Cat Ryan

An introduction of our new Team Member, Cat Ryan: In the world of unexpected mateship, there’s a bond that defies the norm. A connection between a determined mum of two and her trusty mate, a 2007 Yamaha V-Star Classic 650, affectionately known as Goose. My journey into the biking scene is a tale of resilience and self-discovery.   As a …

woman on 1929 OEC Australia

Motorcycles Are My Life

While holed up in one of Victoria’s winter lockdowns of 2021, I spoke to various women that contacted me about their love of motorcycles… one of the stories that stood out was from Linda, a lady in the Hunter Valley, NSW who has multiple bikes and has done, for as long as she has been riding. Linda’s lived her life …

Yamaha 650 V-Star

Jo Pinky

Introducing Jo Pinky, 5’2” and her 2010 YamaHarley, a Yamaha V-Star 650 cc, called Bonnie… represents ‘little fight’ after she beat the odds in an accident.  This is what she used to look like…     “She’s definitely a one of a kind in Melbourne. This beauty, who I call Bonnie, is my comeback ride after being cleaned up February …

2013 Yamaha V-Star 650

BERT13

  I’m Caz from Western Australia, have just turned 60 and for the last few years I’ve been riding a 2013 Yamaha V-Star 650 cc lovingly called BERT13. He is named after my Uncle Bert and the day of my mum’s birth.   I learnt to ride in my 20s on a Suzuki GN250 though I was a bit naughty …

Can-Am Ryker named Lady Bug Sydney Harbour bridge

Lady Bug Ryker

Lady Bug Ryker My name is Anne; I have two grown children, I’m a registered nurse and a community radio presenter on Alive 90.5 FM and always up for something different. About 18 months ago my husband and I decided to buy a Can-Am Ryker to share, to give us something fun to enjoy over the COVID adjustments. Neither of …

Gypsy Kim & The Phoenix

The Phoenix…     Kim first got her motorcycle licence in 1979, on her Honda 175. She rode for a couple of years, then had a break from motorcycling for over 30 years. Life kinda stalls that way sometimes.     Kickstarted back into the living. In December 2012 with a nice little tax return pressie, Kim shouted herself a …

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 …

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 …

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 …