Recovering from a traffic accident can be a pretty rough ride. But as Gil Tucker shows us, one Calgary woman is now bouncing back nicely thanks to some surprise support.  READ ON 

Thompson joins ECTA 200 MPH Club with fastest BMW RR in MPS/F-1000 Class with record run of 208.71 mphScottsdale, AZ) – June 10, 2014 – It only took 28 seconds for six-time land speed record holder and one of the world’s fastest BMW motorcycle racers, Valerie Thompson, to shatter the East Coast Timing Association’s one-mile record in the MPS/Modified Class during the recent Ohio Mile competition. Thompson piloted her BMW S 1000 RR to 208.71 mph, easily breaking the former record of 205 mph. Thompson’s new record also qualified her for membership in the exclusive ECTA 200 MPH Club while claiming bragging rights as the fastest RR in the MPS/F-1000 Class.  READ ON

The Miss-Fires, a women-only motorcycle-group, gather three or four times a week at the Motorgrrl biker garage in Williamsburg. Credit Todd Heisler/The New York TimesInside a biker garage in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a red 1981 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza was beginning to draw a crowd.

It would not start. Its spark plugs were coated in a thick, black film, but replacing them did not help. The Monza’s owner, who wore a denim vest and leather gloves with fringes, stood over the bike and did some tinkering. The engine roared heartily.

Hollers and whistles broke out in the garage.

“Get it, girl,” someone yelled.  READ ON

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