Author: Fuzzygalore

Rachael Kim is the whimsical writer behind the 20-year-old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.
Quarantine Chat: Moto-Blogging, Vlogging and Social Media

Quarantine Chat: Moto-Blogging, Vlogging and Social Media

Last week, we had a great Zoom chat in which we talked about our motorcycle experiences, inspiration, travel, and just plain got to know one another better. Seeing people’s faces, their mannerisms and hearing their voices and accents adds a new layer to the connection you’ve made through words and static images. I loved it.

I loved it so much, I’d like to do it again. But, perhaps with a little more of a topical focus?

mural with triumph bonneville at fuzzygalore

Moto Blogging Chat

How about tapping into other bloggers and content creators to talk about their process and experiences with blogging? I’m endlessly curious about how people go about documenting and sharing their two-wheeled lives.

So, if you’re bored and want to video chat, let’s do it!

Yeah, this is a little impromptu, but.. eh, what else are we doin’? 😉

Moto Blogging Zoom Chat
Sunday – April 26, 2020
8:00PM EST

Zoom chat invites will be sent via email – this is where you come in:

If you want to join, let me know what email address I should send the invite to. I can use the one you are commenting with below or you can send me one to use through this form.

Also – if you have questions or topics or something you want to squeeze in beforehand – lemme know those, too!

And just like last time, I have no idea how this will go. Could be 5 people, could be just you and me. Either way, I’m good with that.

Be well, be awesome,
R.

A Love Letter to my Kriega US-30 Drypack

A Love Letter to my Kriega US-30 Drypack

Over the course of your riding life you will buy things for your motorcycle that are kind of shrug-worthy. They’re like wallpaper – just something that exists in the background to do a job but you don’t pay it much mind.

Every once in a while though, something comes along and consistently proves it’s worth by making your life easier, better. Maybe it’s a pair of boots, a GPS, a particular model of glove that you’ve bought 10 times over. Whatever it is, it’s one of your go-to items that never lets you down.

Oh, Kriega – I Love You

In 2016, I bought a Kriega US-30 drypack. Based on what I’d read, it seemed like a good option for my two main rides – a KTM 690Enduro and a Triumph Bonneville.

Both bikes have a small footprint in the tail section and the bag’s fit was just right. Add to that a reasonable price point, simple universal mounting, quick on and off, modularity, and waterproofness and I had myself a winner.

When I came back from a trip to California this past February, it really hit me that my Kriega US-30 Drypack is a tried and true superstar champion.

Throwing on the back of a rental MT-07 with a week’s worth of stuff shoved in it was a snap. With its straightforward hook and loop mounting straps, it seems to fit on any bike. It’s proved durable, simple, and best of all reliable.

The Kriega is my ride or die bitch. I love this bag and the adventures that we’ve been on together. Can’t wait to get back out there and do some more exploring!

Quarantine Digital Hang, Anyone?

Quarantine Digital Hang, Anyone?

First and foremost, I hope this post finds you and your loved ones well. These are strange times we’re living in. I’m thankful to say that we’re healthy and relatively normal here at my house.

I was kinda sorta wondering – any of my friends out there had any interest in connecting virtually through a Zoom hangout? If I posted a meeting room invite would anyone show up? Or maybe you host a hangout yourself that you want to share?

It would be great if something good came out of this weird predicament we find ourselves in. We could talk about motorcycles, travel, roadside Americana, or I dunno, anything to lift the ole spirits. If we haven’t had the chance to meet in person, this could be fun. Or… a total shit show. Who knows?

Let me know what you think in comments below.

[edit] If you want to join, let me know what email address I should send the invite to. I can use the one you are commenting with or you can send me one to use through this comment form.

[edit edit] I’ll be sending out an email invite later this morning – 4/18/20.

Be well, be awesome,
R.

Palm Springs Window Reflections

Palm Springs Window Reflections

Having my picture taken isn’t fun. I hate the way I look.

Sometimes I go through the process of taking selfies to try to work through these feelings. At this point, it seems like a futile effort to come to terms with the aging person that I am.

When I look at the person in the pictures it’s never the person I feel like on the inside. Geeeeezus, who the fuck is this old bag with the tired eyes?!

What comes next is an exercise in tallying up all of the things that are “wrong” with me and then spiraling into a loop of self-loathing. Is this normal? Sometimes I feel like it might be. I mean, who isn’t plagued by some level of feeling like if they just had <insert thing here> then they’d feel a million-bajillion times better? Is it all just a matter of degrees?

Taking pics in my riding gear or with my helmet on, or even wearing my glasses feels much easier. There is a sense of safety in being covered in some way. You see me, but you don’t. I prefer that.

Who would’ve ever though just showing yourself to the world as you are, would be such an act of vulnerability? 🤷‍♀️Especially considering you walk around all day doing just that.

Anyway, this was me, in my safety suit, reflected in the SHAG store window in Palm Springs.

Stay weird, friends.

Giant Chicken Army: San Bernardino Original McDonald’s Edition

Giant Chicken Army: San Bernardino Original McDonald’s Edition

At the end of January, I flew to California and did a little ride about. While cruising along Route 66 for a spell, I decided to stop in to the museum that now occupies the building that is touted as the first McDonald’s location in San Bernardino.

When I pulled in to the parking lot, I was greeted by a card carrying member of the Giant Chicken Army.

Just look at this majestic beast in McDonald’s livery. And if his colorway wasn’t enough? Notice, friends, that he’s outfitted with grab handles for the bravest of buckaroos who try to tame him.

Rounding the package out? Super-70’s tube socks. I’m lovin’ it!

Yeehaw, giant chicken. Yeehaw.

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