Motorcycles for Short Riders

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Never had both feet flat! Usually one.

Yep, I’m short. I’ll admit it. I’m a whopping 5’3″ with a 28.5″ inseam. I am blessed to have a slightly higher inseam than my counterparts, I know. But I’ve still had to struggle with height issues but learned very early on that it’s not about how tall you are, but HOW you ride.

I just want you to know that you shouldn’t be limited to a motorcycle that matches your inseam. I’ve never flat footed both feet on a motorcycle except on a Honda Rebel 250 and a 50cc dirtbike. But I didn’t let that stop me from riding what I wanted to ride and you can too! Keep riding, learning and growing from your motorcycle(s).

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Suspension Shops in WVA, VA, MD?

I’m heading to Deals Gap in September for the Women’s Sportbike Rally! I hope you will join me, as I will be sponsoring the bike night event on Saturday.

Here’s the route I’m trying to take (although it’s not set in stone).

If you can recommend any shops along the way that do suspension work, please post a comment with your referral. What I need is someone to help adjust my suspension as much as possible for my weight.


Don’t Date a Girl Who Rides Motorcycles

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In case you didn’t know, my awesome friend Cristi aka ADVGoddess and I have a great motorcycle podcast called Moterrific where we chit chat about all things motorcycle related; travel, gear, maintenance, recalls, new bikes, events and more.

Cristi also wrote this killer editorial awhile ago that you must read if you missed it!

Don’t Date a Girl Who Rides Motorcycles

And of course, don’t forget to catch up on the latest episodes of Moterrific, available on iTunes and Stitcher.

Technical Riding Sneakers for Women

Another video from yours truly! Check out my recommendation for women’s riding sneakers in another Geek Speak from  Keep in mind that riding sneakers are meant for low speed, city riding conditions (~15-35mph). I wouldn’t recommend these for any type of backroad or highway / freeway riding or commuting.