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Seattle WA $650 This queer, butch, femme, collective house is worth the rent! [18 Dec 2011|12:28pm]

coiled_metal
$650 This queer, butch, femme, collective house is worth the rent!
(Central Area)
This enormous Victorian house is worth the money. You should check us out before you pay less for less. If you want to love the place you live in, this is the home for you. We all enjoy life, welcome new folks and guests into our home, and value our shared life here, in this 107-year old house and classic, Seattle neighborhood. We know our neighbors, the neighbors visit, and we have annual yard-sales and block parties. The house is elegant, neatly kept by all of us, and just funky enough to be really comfortable. There are rooms here one does not find in modern houses. We have a parlor and a front room. Ample cooks kitchen, including an outdoor urban fire-pit. And a dining room. There are three bathrooms, a basement for some storage, and a laundry room. The ceilings are high, there are hardwood floors, a nice backyard with flowers, a picnic table and herb/veggie garden. We like entertaining here. It is the kind of living situation you could bring your boss to and have a professional meeting, or you could bring your friends here for a fun party. We've got it all! If you are a queer female, please call us and check out this great situation. Please, no cigarettes, no canines or other felines.
Here's who we are: Four omnivores, plus three rescue kitties. Our occupations are: semi retired national parks bear-relocator, construction safety manager, private chef/costumer, and beer-geek/tour guide/nutritionist (Yes...that last entry is all one person.). Your room 9 ½ X 14. It has a window, wireless, DirectTV, landline, and a large closet. The rent is very worth the lifestyle you get when you live here!! $650 plus utilities/expenses. The freshly painted room and your new amazing, elegant, fun life are available now. You may move in now or Jan. 1st.

Call 206-783-4409
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worth the listen... [10 Nov 2008|09:44pm]

coiled_metal


JOIN THE IMPACT: PROTEST FOR GAY RIGHTS
WHEN: SATURDAY 11/15 click to find your city location here.



The Woman I love!
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Speechless... [04 Nov 2008|11:01pm]

coiled_metal
I have never felt this good about my fellow citizens, my country, about an election as I do right now.
Thank you everyone for voting!

I am sad however for my queer friends in California, we can never give up the fight for equal rights for all.
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Who's going to be America's next daddy? [28 Aug 2008|10:56pm]

coiled_metal
Poll #1250002 Who you going to vote for on Nov 4th?
This poll is closed.

44th President of the United Stated of America

Republican: Angry Leprechaun (John McCaine)
14(3.2%)
Independent, Natural Law Party: Ralph Nader
3(0.7%)
Libertarian: Robert L. 'Bob' Barr
4(0.9%)
U.S. Taxpayers: Charles O. 'Chuck' Baldwin
0(0.0%)
Green Party, Peace and Freedom: Cynthia Ann McKinney
20(4.6%)
Democratic: Barack H. Obama
331(75.7%)
I am a felon and can not vote.
13(3.0%)
I will only cast my vote in WoW.
12(2.7%)
I do not believe in the US election process.
27(6.2%)
I don't bother, as I don't believe it really counts or matters.
13(3.0%)
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[24 Jan 2008|02:50pm]

indigotea
[ mood | busy ]

Just a little somethin'...

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All done in Daz Studio, with PS for DOF postwork and color enhancement.

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Did you get everything you wanted for the holidays? [02 Jan 2008|10:32pm]

indigotea
[ mood | happy ]

Hello, everyone! Hope you had a great holiday season! It's been very wonderful to spend time with my family this year, and I hope all of you got to spend time with people you love as well.

So - about that whole stocking/present thing; did your subtle, well-placed hints work out? How about outright requests? Demands? Hmmm...that trim, slim, sleek package under the tree - could it be...? No, it wasn't the Urban Biker Goddess 2008 Calendar you wanted so much! 366 days (yeah, it's a leap year) of original women-empowered artwork, along with bike events from all over the U.S. listed for each month. How could they go wrong?

Well, you know what they say; better late than never - go to http://www.urbanbikergoddess.com, and buy your 2008 calendar today!

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Charity Art Auction Now Online! [12 Nov 2007|11:28am]

indigotea
[ mood | pleased ]

A while back I told y'all that I'd be donating an original art piece to the Helmet Hair auction to benefit the WIMA-sponsored IndiaStreetKids.org project; well, the auctions are now online!

Here's a link to all the auctions to benefit this fine charity - please bid, and feel free to be generous - all proceeds go to benefit the charity, and you get a great piece of woman-created art as well!

Here's the link:

http://stores.ebay.com/helmethairmagazine

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[04 Nov 2007|07:10pm]

indigotea
Hello! I've caught up on my mailouts; if you've already put your calendar order in, it's on the way!

I'm updating the UBG CafePress store; I should have all the new stuff up in plenty of time for holiday shopping. To kick it off, I've added an Urban Biker Goddess Tribal design section: Here's a couple of the first designs:





What's even greater is that now I can offer women's extended sizes - afraid it's only in Henry Ford colors right now ("any color you like, as long as it's black"), but all of the UBG artwork will be available in "Upsized" options!

The designs look really awesome - check 'em out! http://www.cafepress.com/teknogypsy/3975541
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Just a little prezzie for everyone... [24 Oct 2007|10:30am]

indigotea
[ mood | pleased ]

I've added a free screensaver of all the 2008 UBG artwork to the site: just click on the picture below to get your free screensaver!



Enjoy!

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Babies, Charity Auctions, and Art - Wow! [01 Oct 2007|08:49am]

indigotea
Hiya! Man, lots of things happening right now! I've got a new granddaughter due to be born any time now, and we've tallied the votes for the 2008 Urban Biker Goddesses, we've updated the eCards section to include the winners, and we've got more news on the dates for the Helmet Hair Magazine charity auction. Oh - AND WE'RE HAVING A SALE ON THE 2008 CALENDARS!

The calendars will ship starting November 1 - plenty of time to get them in for holiday gift-giving. This is a bike calendar that won't get those red-faced looks over too much "T&A" - just 12 months of my vision of the strength and beauty of women who ride. Cruisers, sport bikes, vintage - all are represented!


The retail price will be $14.99 + $2.00 S&H - but if you order between now and October 20, you can use the promo code "PRESALE" to get them for just $10.99 + $2.00 S&H!

Now, because all of you are so awesome, we're also providing a *free* eCard service, featuring the top 12 voted Urban Biker Goddess art pieces. Send someone you know a UBG eCard! You can send and receive the eCards at http://www.urbanbikergoddess.com

Helmet Hair Magazine has just posted the dates for the Helmet Hair Moto Art Charity Auction to benefit the WIMA project http://www.indiastreetkids.org - the auctions will begin on November 9, so be sure to bid for charity - go to http://www.helmethairmagazine.com for more details - and the piece I've donated is on the front page!

Well, that's all for the moment - just remember to order early to get the best price on the UBG calendars, and let me know if you have any questions!

~Carole Bennett (aka IndigoTea)
http://www.urbanbikergoddess.com - for the 4.3 million women who ride!
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I <3 NewEnough! [11 Apr 2007|08:35pm]

shadowriderhope
[ mood | ecstatic ]

[cross-posted to motorcycles, bitchesonbikes and shadowriderhope]

I just got my Tour Master Women's "Advanced Sport" Textile Jacket and I LOVE IT!!! A $259 jacket for $59 - probably the best deal I've ever got. ;)

It actually fits me - the arms fit, the torso is the right length, and it doesn't ride up around my ears**! OK, it's a *little* bit tight at the waist, but that shouldn't be a problem. :)


I shouldn't have to get this excited over finding actual women's gear that fits and is well-made, but - ah well.

*dances around in circles*

And the Held Storm Gloves are pretty cool, too, and fit perfectly. :)

**Unlike my Joe Rocket Ballistic (men's), which is almost unusable... hey, anyone want to buy a size men's L red Joe Rocket Ballistic jacket, like in my icon? More details and photos available if you want.

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Women's riding leathers [08 Feb 2007|01:21pm]

darthtunaqueen
We all know how hard it is to find riding leathers that fit. For you, women, I have a solution!

One of my riding friends just started out making women's riding gear (she was incredibly frustrated with the lack of available riding gear). She made samples and me and another fellow rider modelled them for her. Her company doesn't have a name yet, but that will come soon! All her gear is leather with really nice padding. She can custom tailor it, and it LOOKS GOOD. It's also really comfy to wear and will come in a variety of styles once she finishes creating them all. Her gear is high quality. She has TONS of experience doing this type of work, so she knows how to sew it and make it last. I should also mention that it fits REAL women, women who are short but have major curves, women who are tall and flat chested, women who are bigger in some areas than others. This gear is not simply a "smaller size with bigger chest and bigger hips" than men's riding leathers. This stuff actually fits!

But here are the pictures!!! I'm in the black/silver jacket!





I will post up when I have her site address (it's not finished yet). Cheerio!
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More questions for you, my sage bike owners... [02 Feb 2007|10:06am]

balamuthia
[ mood | curious ]

Ok, I am armed with more information for when I go looking in earnest on Monday for my new "two wheeled life partner" of doom...


But I have been wondering about potential theft.

I was at the dealership and he, of course, tried to assure me that scooters/motorcycles weren't really "high theft" items. I find that a little difficult to believe, since unsecured two people could easily lift most scooters.

So, what have been your experiences with theft/attempted theft? What do you do to dissuade people from potentially stealing your bikes?

I don't have much money at all- and I am rather freaked out by the idea of dropping a few thousand dollars on something that could be gone a few days later...

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Feel free to add me [01 Feb 2007|08:30am]

butchyvegan
Since I just started my LJ up and would like to make some friends, I figured I
would start here.
Here is a quick run down...you can look at profile for other info!
Lesbian
Biker
Vegan
I will talk openly and bluntly about what is going on in my life and
head.
I am non-judgmental and will friend any one that asks.
I am not into drama!
I love to read, and all the other stuff in my bio and interests!!
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Hello! [27 Jan 2007|03:51pm]

balamuthia
[ mood | ecstatic ]

My name is Andria, I'm 32 and I take my basic rider course next weekend in preparation for getting my first scooter! I decided to go the responsible route and get the classes, licensing, and gear out of the way before running out and buying a scooter. Hurray!

Speaking of a scooter...I have some practical questions I was hoping to get answered.

Type of scooter?

I'm on the heavy side at 256lbs so I don't want to tax the poor thing to death. I want something with some pep, since I do plan on driving it to and from work and on errands, I tend to appreciate the "retro" looking scooters but it can be just the look, I'm not planning on shelling out the cash for a vintage Vespa as my first run scooter.

I am also interested in learning, of course, to repair and maintain it on my own! Are there any good internet resources for scooter repair and such?


anyway, I was giddy to find this community and look forward to reading about anything you'd like to impart to me about scooters!

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Hallo! [22 Jan 2007|02:36pm]

suspiciouskay

Hi everyone -- my name is Sarah, and I'm a 25 year-old lesbian living in Philadelphia, PA.  I don't have a bike (yet) but I've totally been digging on Honda's Metropolitan scooters lately, and have always been interested in motorcycles... my closest friends and I have sworn that one day, when we finally get around to getting the choppers we've always dreamed of, we're going to ride around as "Hell's Belles"  >:D

I look forward to meeting you all...

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Shopping for the dream bike...with a twist. [22 Jan 2007|12:54pm]

indigotea
[ mood | thoughtful ]

I'm looking into acquiring my first bike, and so I'm doing my research now. I will preface this with the following statement: I am a new grandmother (41), and I will want to be able to allow my granddaughter to ride with me in a few years, after I'm more experienced. I also have a strong preference for cruisers, as folding up like a jackknife is a bit tougher on the knees than it used to be. With this in mind, I'm shopping with an eye towards being able to have the bike modified to carry a sidecar rig.

My absolute dream would be to have a vintage Indian Chief with sidecar; well, that's out of my price range at the moment. However, after doing a bit of shopping, I've come across the Kawasaki (yeah, I know) Drifter, in both 800 and 1500. This bike was designed to be an Indian clone, for those of us who can't yet afford the real deal. According to the consumer reports, the 800 is designed to be more comfortable for the vertically challenged (5'2", right here), and has many ease-of-riding features. I am looking at the Champion Legend sidecar, as it's got good consumer reports, and the fender style looks like it'll be a good match for the fender style on the Drifter.

Now, here's where I open it up for the potential smackdown; does anyone here have experience with the Drifter, or know anyone who does? Anyone here have experience with sidecar rigs, and the pitfalls thereof? I'm looking for real feedback - I will not be offended by observations and comments meant in a spirit of positive input.

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Urban Biker Goddess 2007 Calendar Now Available! [19 Dec 2006|12:00pm]

indigotea
[ mood | accomplished ]

(crossposted)
URBAN BIKER GODDESS CALENDAR ON SALE!!!

Woohoo! It's ALIVE!!!!

http://www.urbanbikergoddess.com is now up, and the 2007 Urban Biker Goddess calendar is now on sale!

The CafePress store will be fully stocked in the next day or two - if there's any special requests, just drop me a line at info AT urbanbikergoddess DOT com

To celebrate, the initial price for the calendar has been discounted by $2.00 U.S. now thru January 31, 2007!

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[07 Nov 2006|12:25pm]

indigotea
I'm almost done with the Urban Biker Goddess series for 2007 - calendars, postcards and such should be available in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, here's a sample of what you'll find in the calendar:

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UBG: Katherine [05 Sep 2006|12:33pm]

indigotea
(crossposted to personal LJ)
For just a touch of nostalgia...


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