Monday, November 30, 2009

Searching for the Good in Billy Lane

I was surfing youtube today and I typed in Billy Lane. The talent this guy has is incredible. Before he got in trouble with the law and sentenced to time in prison he did do good. I found this video from a few years back. He was on his Blood, Sweat, and Gears tour. I really miss Billy being part of the biker world. I wish that all that happened to him never would have. I wish he would have seen the writing on the wall and avoided it. I've said it time and time again where Billy is concerned...we've all made mistakes in life. Hopefully we all learn from them. Hopefully Billy learned from his and will someday do good again like he did in this video! Hopefully he will be humbled and not hardened. Hopefully he will build again.

Here is part of an archived blog post from 2005 about Kristen and Me and our search for Billy Lane.

Kristen and I hung out at the Full Throttle Saloon everyday searching for Billy Lane. We are both fans of his and we made it our mission to meet him and get our pictures taken with him. For me it was like a spiritual experience of some weird kind. I tried to talk to him but the words just came out very softly. I was shaking as he moved in for the picture and after it was all done and I walked away I started to cry like a little girl. I had met him...the artist who makes the most amazing choppers that I've ever seen. And an added bonus is the fact that he is so incredibly good looking and such a bad boy!

I know that readers of my blog may have some strong opinions about this guy and I understand that totally. I just don't feel I can judge to much since I've driven when I should not have. Why am I blogging about him now, well after the trial has been over...well, it's because I was looking at pictures from Sturgis 2009 and there was an RV with Billy's name on it but no Billy. It just made me sad and made me think of Kris and me in Sturgis, during the 2004 rally, searching for him everyday. I still dig the guy.

IHG :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sara Liberte's Update on Garage-Girls

My 3 favorite celebrity motorcycle women are Jasmine Cain, Sasha Mullins, and Sara Liberte. I was able to update you on Jasmine and Sasha in weeks past and now I've got an update on what is going on with Sara and Garage-Girls. Good Stuff!

I wanted to fill you in on what Garage-Girls has been up to...
We are working on our Ultimate Biker Makeover 2010, Carlisle Edition... here is a re-cap of 2009
2010 is GOING TO BE EVEN MORE AWESOME!!! I can't even begin to tell you the amount or prizes we have lined up for someone very deserving of an Ultimate Biker Makeover.. Last years winners Victoria and Krisitin were so stoked with the loot they won. We did get some sad news from the runner up winner Krisitn, her son Jed has been battling cancer since he was 4, well they found out it's back and he is now on a Bone Marrow Transplant list, he is back in the hospital. This breaks our hearts.... Kristin is such a special lady, so strong and Jed is such a brave guy, they both inspire us so much. You can follow Jed' fight on his blog at Of course we have been thinking non-stop about Jed and Kristin.....

We have also been working on more video posts for the site, we got to take a tour of the Mustang Seat Factory and see first hand how those comfortable seats are made start to finish all right here in the USA, watch the video very cool!

we have re- worked our youtube channel, you can check that out here,

and we are on twitter chatting about what it is we are working on in the shop...

I'd say the coolest thing going on right now is the Holiday Shopping Discounts that are being offered to Garage-Girls, if your in the market for a new Mustang Seat, or a technology case, like a cool case for your iphone, ipod, blackberry whatever, Otterbox has you covered and both companies are hooking Garage-Girls readers up for some Holiday Discounts, head over to the site to take advantage of the discounts!

That's about it for now, so much more to come, can't wait for 2010, but looking forward to chillin' with family and friends over the Holidays...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Check out this Motorcycle Video

Yes...I've been posting a lot of Youtube video stuff lately and haven't been writing as much. You've got to check out this video though. Dang...I thought Rush Hour on Interstate 80 was like taking your life in your hands. Check this out...

Monday, November 16, 2009

November is Military Appreciation Month at Harley Davidson

Here is a video that the guys will love! HD and Marisa Miller Salute the Military!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thank Your Military!

Yesterday was Veteran's Day and I'm sure many of you thanked our Military if you got a chance. Please make sure you thank them everyday if you see them!! Thank you to all the branches of our Military for watching over our great land and making sure we are safe and free!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy 234th Birthday, Marine Corp!

I share my birthday with the United States Marine Corp. Semper Fi and Happy Birthday to the Corp!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

More about me...

Well now that the worst of it is hopefully over I feel better about writing about what is going on with me. I was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia called "Hairy Cell". Yes, that is really what it is called. Only 2 in 2 million women get this and I was the lucky one. I've been in the hospital since Oct 19th. I've had my chemotherapy. It was 7 days long, 24 hours a day. I'm waiting now for my white blood cell count to go up so that I can be sprung from hospital jail. I'm feeling really good and am hoping for the leukemia to go into remission. I feel very lucky because I haven't lost my hair. That was really freaking me out. So that's what's up with IHG. I will be back and riding again one of these days. For now I'm resting and praying for an excellent outcome to this whole experience.

Get out and ride!
IHG - Stephanie