On July 4th, I had the pleasure of riding with about 20 other women for a CBS News segment profiling the rise of women riders. We filmed for a couple hours getting different riding views, lane changes, curves and turns, and all the “classic shots” that every news guy likes to get.
We met at the Bay Area Moto Shop and moved quickly along. Joanne Donn of GearChic coordinated the ride and sported all the GoPro cameras during the ride.
Despite all the filming and cool tricks we did for the camera, most of it ended up on the cutting room floor. Watch the video and see if you can figure out which one I am (hint: Rossi Chicken Helmet and Suzuki DR-Z)
It’s a short segment and certainly doesn’t get the full picture of women riders, but it’s great to get this kind of exposure. The women I ride with and know are ATGATT (All The Gear All The Time) and push/explore the boundaries of their motorcycles. They race, they dirt bike, they ride on the nutty San Francisco streets, they build bikes, and more. Motorcycles are an incredible and exhilarating way to get around and we are fortunate enough to live in an area with great year-round riding, so it’s not surprise we’re seeing a rise in lady riders.