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11 Days Til Christmas

Unfortunately I missed Day 12, but here's Day 11!

The American Motorcycle Girls: A Photographic History Of Early Women Motorcyclists, ($33.25 as of 12/14/16) by Cristine Sommer Simmons, is an incredibly history of women riding motorcycles. I wish someone would gift this to me! :) 

Gracing the cover is also Dot Robinson, (founder/Motor Maids) who founded the oldest women's motorcycle club in America. A club that I joined over 3 years ago. 

The photos are beautiful as well as the stories, and for the woman who rides, she's going to LOVE this book. I think a lot of men who ride would enjoy this as well but for us, I feel it's going to be particularly special to see how the images of women riding has changed over the century. 

Especially when it comes to gear! We've come a long way, baby.... 

Only 13 Days Til Christmas

Vintage motorcycles. What's not to love? 

Vintage motorcycles. What's not to love? 

Okay, I'm posting this a little early because I just LOVE this gift idea.

This awesome calendar from the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, IA is the perfect gift for anyone who rides. Who wouldn't love these kickass photos of men, women and children on motorcycles? 

Honor the history of motorcycling with this really cool calendar. I think even some car enthusiasts would love this. I don't use paper calendars anymore and I would LOVE this. I'm contemplating how many to order for Christmas gifts this month....

Buy a copy from their online store for $12.99 + free shipping here. 

Only 15 Days Til Christmas

It doesn't matter what he/she rides. Revzilla has accessories and parts for almost every motorcycle out there. Whether it's a cruiser, sportbike, classic or racebike. We have something that your favorite rider needs. 

You can't go wrong with either an electronic gift certificate (which is emailed automatically to whomever you wish to receive this awesome gift) that you can designate in any amount

Or if you need a real plastic gift card (in 4 specific dollar amounts) to present to your special recipient you can choose that option instead. Order one here.

 

Motorcycle Gift Idea, Base Layers

Schampa shirt pants warm cold winter baselayer motorcycle riding outdooricebreakers baselayers merino wool insulated baselayer

Warm baselayers are one of the 'Must Haves' for any woman who rides year round. It really does make a difference!

Above left is the Schampa skinny shirt (matching pants also available). Read my review here.

Above right is the Icebreaker Merino Wool zip top. It's on sale from Backcountry Gear for $75.  I've heard great things about Icebreaker clothing. If you know someone who can't afford to buy a whole new set of insulated, armored gear, this might be a great accessory in the meantime to help keep them a little bit warmer and more comfy. 

Unfortunately I don't know what the fitment is with the Icebreakers, but I did stumble upon a travel forum that had some comments implying that they're curvy friendly in terms of shape. 

 

Motorcycle Gift Ideas, Heated Glove Liners

Gerbing heated glove liner

For $89.95, these heated glove liners are sure to make your holiday giftee extremely happy.

What's really nice about Gerbing is their microwire technology means that all their heated gear instantly heats up, no wait time! Ok, maybe 5-10 seconds, but that's nothing compared to the 1-2 minute warmup you may experience with other brands.  

At only 12v, they won't take much power to run off most bikes. You can never go wrong with heated! 

Gerbing Heated Glove Liners

 

Motorcycle Gift Idea, Reflective Decals or Stickers

Just found these cool reflective eyes on Ebay for $7. Perfect for the back of your helmet, eh? :)

Everyone needs motorcycle stocking stuffers! Most motorcyclists I know love the idea of being more visible in one way or another. If she doesn't want to wear these on her helmet, she could probably add them to her jacket or backpack.

You can find all kinds of logos/decals online in a variety of colors and graphics. Just google for 'reflective helmet decals' or 'reflective stickers and I'm sure you can find something that she'll love.

I just ordered a roll of white, pinstripe reflective tape from eBay so I can create a pattern on the back of my white helmet. You can find tape in all different reflective colors and widths if you just google.

Related Sources: 

http://www.appliedgraphics.com 

http://www.ebay.com

http://www.streetglo.net/reflective.tape/

 

Motorcycle Gift Idea, Cool Moto Tees

motorcycle tshirts baja vintage cool Iron and Resin Garage motorcycle womens shirt

I was down in Southern California recently and visited a new shop in downtown Ventura called the Iron and Resin Garage. I have to admit, it was like walking into a hipster motorcycle shop. 

But they did have some cool men's and women's tees so naturally I had to take one home (above right). Unfortunately their website  doesn't have any of the women's tops listed. Hopefully they'll add those to the site soon. This was the only women's moto top that I really liked, riding a moto myself. 

Of course, they have a ton of nifty men's tees for that moto man in your life. 

Iron and Resin Garage