I've been following MotoLady for some time. My husband rides and has been not so subtly hinting to me to get my own bike, so he introduced me to MotoLady to prove that badass ladies can rule the road, too. Hell, I always knew they could (and already do!), but following Motolady's adventures somehow makes it all seem more accessible, more real...and a hell of lot more stylish.
Over the years I've shopped for moto gear, in search of jackets and boots and gloves and more, but man are the options....manly. Now, the main purpose of the gear is to protect you, so you should make choices based on their protection factor first, of course. But can a girl get something that tucks in at the waist and doesn't add 6 inches to your shoulder width?!? I'm 5'11" and not at all dainty, so I don't need any more "inchage" anywhere, quite frankly.
Once I started following MotoLady, she introduced me to all kinds of cool brands I wouldn't have known of before. One brand, Ugly Bros, despite their name, are neither ugly not exclusively for bros. Check out these chic pants, complete with hip and knee pad protection:
And brands like Aether Apparel seem to wising up to the need for jackets that better fits our curves:
Leave it to MotoLady to find (and make!) stylish gear for women. We've just received a custom batch of blanket harnesses that she hand tooled in her shop. We're proud to have 'em!
We've got a big trip to India coming up next year. Three weeks on motorcycle. Crazy, I know...first time to India. And doing it on a bike. To prepare for the madness, I'm going to take a motorcycle safety course. Who knows, if I love it, I might ride. I'll keep you posted!