Author Archives: Monica Olive


On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter

As most of you know, I love the retro scene. It’s not often that I get to visit both the past and present in one setting, but as luck would have it I recently got to do just that. Forty-three years ago documentary filmmaker, Bruce Brown, created a cult classic and gave the world a whole new way to look at motorcycles and the culture surrounding them with his Oscar nominated film, On Any Sunday.

Last week in Hollywood, CA, Bruce’s son and accomplished filmmaker...

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Harley-Davidson Iron 883

Coming from a vintage motorcycle background, I’m aesthetically drawn to Sportsters. There’s just something so appealing about a bike that keeps its simplicity while still managing to exude classic styling year after year. So while filming a feature down in Escondido, CA, I was psyched when the lovely gents at Biggs Harley-Davidson let me take the Forty-Eight and the Iron 883 out for a quick spin. Upon completion of the film I returned home and called up...

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Suzuki TU250X & the Roland Sands Design “Maven”

This past month, I had the pleasure of reviewing two of my favorite test subjects of the whole year: the Silvery-champagne Suzuki TU250X, and Roland Sands Design ladies leather Maven jacket in black. Though especially fun when combined, both of these two works of art deserve a detailed description of how they stack up.

I’ll start with the jacket.

Now, for the two-wheeling gents out there, finding a stylish, well-fitted jacket may be a process that requires only...

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Clutch Cables and Cripples

Brigitte, all by her lonesome.

Brigitte, all by her lonesome.

Almost exactly one year ago, I got into a pretty serious accident. No, I didn’t lay my bike down, in fact this horrific accident had nothing at all to do with my two-wheeled baby. It did concern wheels, though, eight of them. Now before you go racking your brain for some strange 8-wheeled vehicle, I’ll just admit the embarrassing truth: I crashed on roller skates. I had been helping a friend out for her music video, and though I...

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