Motorhead: My First Motorcycle

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Motorhead: My First Motorcycle

  1. 1. <ul><li>Natalie Porter </li></ul><ul><li>Presents… </li></ul>LIBR 500 Foundations of Information [email_address] Motorhead: My First Motorcycle
  2. 2. Summer of Love ‘07 <ul><li>My roommate bought a motorcycle. </li></ul><ul><li>I began to dream of fabulous roadtrips! </li></ul><ul><li>My search for an affordable bike began … </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Classifieds <ul><li>Craigslist.org </li></ul><ul><li>The Buy and Sell </li></ul><ul><li>Vancouver Sun </li></ul><ul><li>The Province </li></ul>I referred to these sources: And discovered a great deal!
  4. 4. Love at First Sight! <ul><li>1979 Honda Hawk </li></ul><ul><li>400cc </li></ul><ul><li>30,000km </li></ul><ul><li>$600 </li></ul><ul><li>A “Project” bike… </li></ul>10 years ago: On purchase day:
  5. 5. <ul><li>To fix the bike, I cleaned the carbs, replaced the battery, sparkplugs, oil, and fuel filter, and used some elbow grease, with help from: </li></ul><ul><li>my friends </li></ul><ul><li>my manual </li></ul><ul><li>and some good </li></ul><ul><li>reading material… </li></ul>Mechanics 101
  6. 6. “ Talkin’ Shop”
  7. 7. “ The Majestic Unicorns” <ul><li>All motorcycle riders need to be in a gang… So I formed an all-girl gang with four friends. </li></ul>We wear matching bandanas and learned to ride together.
  8. 8. <ul><li>In July, I went for my “Parking-Lot” safety test. </li></ul><ul><li>I dodged cones and performed U-turns successfully! </li></ul><ul><li>This license allows me to ride along the highway, and go solo! </li></ul>Smooth Operator
  9. 9. And my dream of taking roadtrips came true! Orcas Island: Aug 11-12 '07 Let’s Go!
  10. 10. And again! Tofino: Aug. 22-25 '07 Cheese!
  11. 11. ` Leader of the Pack… And now she’s gone!
  12. 12. Acknowledgments <ul><li>Slide 4 Motorcycle 1 & 2 : Mike Connolly </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 5 Book cover: Amazon.com </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 6 “Talkin’ Shop”: Rhianon Bader </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 8 Parking Lot: Rachel Gurstein </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 9 Roadtrip 1: Rhianon Bader </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 10 Roadtrip 2: Rhianon Bader </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 11 Night-rider: Joel Wittenbach </li></ul>

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