Friday, November 21, 2014

Motorcycle House- a great company I have found

Motorcycle House- well known for their jackets

I am ALWAYS looking for ways to save money but yet at the same time, find things that work as they should!  I have recently encountered a great online company called Motorcycle House- http://www.motorcyclehouse.com/.   Although I had never heard of them, they have been in business since 2007 (just shows you we learn something new every day).  They serve all types of riders- cruiser, street, dirt, ATV, UTV and even snowmobiles.  Motorcycle House is well known for selling jackets, over 5000 different styles of jackets- Motorcycle House Jackets.

According to their Marketing Manager, Kiara Wilson "We’re a quick growing company of like minded riders who want to help make a difference in the motorcycle industry.  The company was started when we realized that there wasn't a company that was passionate about riding.  We’re passionate about motorcycles regardless of what model and make you ride.  Our company goal is to help riders save money and also provide the best customer service possible."

She goes on to add  "We’re tired of big motorcycle retailers that don’t understand the motorcycle lifestyle.  We are committed to bringing the customer the very best values along with comparable products.  We can use our overseas manufacturer connections and offer necessities like motorcycle jackets, chaps, and gloves for much better prices without sacrificing our own integrity or quality."

WOW, that sounds like a great company!  It really doesn't matter what you ride, just as long as you DO!  I have been saying that for years.

Motorcycle House is always looking to improve and expand.  They are counting on YOU, the customer to let them know if or when there are areas of the business that they need to work on or if there are products that they need to be carrying.  One of the great things about this company is they also have a huge selection for the lady riders out there.

Motorcycle House- well known for their jackets


I know for a fact that there is still a need for good fitting, durable women's riding gear.  I have to say that I am probably not the typical rider, always wearing men's stuff, but I know most women would like a variety of clothing and gear to be able to choose from.

In addition to riding gear and casual gear, they also carry parts and other accessories.  Right now, for Thanksgiving you can get 10% off on any Motorcyclehouse.com order by using the code GIVE.  In addition to buying items off of their website, they also have giveaways, have information pertaining to the motorcyclist lifestyle, plus in October they started featuring different riders each week.  The most current one is Voni Glaves and can be seen here-  Featured Rider. It looks like Motorcycle House has a LOT going on.

To add to this already long list, Motorcycle House also has a sister site called Viking Bags -http://www.vikingbags.com/.  Viking Bags has become the motorcycle luggage authority for bikes of every type.  They offer over 300 types of saddlebags, and offer some really cool and really reasonable tail bags, sissy bar bags, tank bags, chopper bags, you name it!  Right now on their website, you can get 10% off with the code GOBBLE.  They are a leading expert in Harley bags- Viking Bags- expert in Harley bags.

Viking Bags- an expert in Harley bags


Motorcycle House is going to be revamping their website in a few months but I wanted to get to word out NOW, before the holidays, so that you can become familiar with them.  You will notice that a lot of their products are sold out.  Be sure to bookmark their page for further shopping and great discounts down the road.

Kiara and Motorcycle House, along with Viking Bags has given me an tremendous opportunity to TEST some of their products!  That's right folks, in a few weeks I will have some new products in my hand and will go test them out for you.  I will come back with photographs and honest reviews.  I look forward to working with Motorcycle House and Viking Bags and finding my audience some really great deals.

Monday, November 10, 2014

2015 Throttle Gals calendar

I am pleased and excited to report that I am featured on the 2015 Throttle Gals calendar as Miss February!  Calendars can be ordered here and are $20 full size- http://throttlegals.com/?page_id=641#!/2015-Throttle-Gals-Wall-Calendar-PREORDER/p/39653467/category=8316316

I support Doni and Throttle Gals as much as I can.  I ALWAYS support women who are into old hotrods and motorcycles!

Here is a preview of 2015 calendar:



This year, 2014 I was Miss October.  Here is a preview of that:




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Garage Girls 2014 winner- update

GARAGE-GIRLS ANNOUNCES 2014 ULTIMATE BIKER MAKEOVER WINNER SPONSORED BY GEICO MOTORCYCLE

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Chris Gibbany of Harrison, Arkansas, is the winner of the 2014 Ultimate Biker Makeover, sponsored byGEICO Motorcycle. Gibbany was among 84 contestants who sent in a 600-word essay describing why they are most in need of a Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover. Her essay touched upon her sacrifices and commitment to “hunker down” and put herself through school in order to open new career opportunities.
We received more submissions for this years Ultimate Biker Makeover Contest than any other.  It was a definitely a challenge choosing a winner among so many great entries. We need to thank GEICO as well as our other sponsors for their commitment to make this contest possible. Frankly, there would be no Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover Contest without their continued support.
As the 2014 Ultimate Biker Makeover winner, Gibbany will be able to enjoy a multitude of prizes that include: a new wardrobe of shoes from Harley-Davidson Footwear Footwear; a brand new jacket, matching gloves and a helmet from Roland Sands and J&P Cycles; a cleaning kit from Wizards Products; a case of Synthetic oil from Spectro Oils; clothing from Hijinx Apparel; a set of AVON Tires; and saddlebags from Mustang Seats.
After reading  Chris’s entry it was obvious she puts a lot of miles on her motorcycle , so we were pretty excited that part of her winnings would be a brand new jacket, matching gloves and a helmet to help get her down the road safe, thanks to J&P Cycles and Roland Sands Designs.
“It’s just like Christmas around here.  And seeing how we don’t “do” Christmas, makes it that much more exciting.  I told the UPS guy to “keep ‘em coming. I hope to ride tomorrow (raining today) and try out the new jacket.  Husband really likes it and says it will be my “new look” to come out riding the Panhead! Thanks so much Sara and Garage Girls! ~ From an email Chris sent to us.
Stay tuned to Garage-Girls for info about next years contest and how this could be you in 2015!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Check out my article in newest edition of Wrench Magazine on Just Kickers

Cary, Beatnik and the crew ran my story on Just Kickers, the awesome event we went to in Davis, Oklahoma!  Did a three page feature on it.  Used my photos but mistakenly gave credit to someone else.  Oh well...no biggie....

Also stoked that I got a full page in Knees in the Breeze with my 56 Panhead!

My life has been so great lately and so super busy!

Just Kickers, Wrench Magazine, Chris Gibbany

Just Kickers, Wrench Magazine, Chris Gibbany

Chris Gibbany, Wrench Magazine

Saturday, August 30, 2014

I won the 2014 Garage Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover!!!!

2014 GARAGE-GIRLS ULTIMATE BIKER MAKEOVER WINNER ANNOUNCED!

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Today is the day, after months of collecting submissions and pouring through tons of entries, we finally have our winner!
We are happy to announce Chris Gibbany as the 2014 Ultimate Biker Makeover Winner.
Thank you to our awesome sponsors for hooking Chris up with all her amazing prizes. Please check out her story, and see why we chose Chris as the Winner of the 2014 Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover.
Chris’s Entry
“My brother and I were given the option of a candy bar a day or the equivalent in money, I ALWAYS took the money, he took the candy.  I took care of all of my clothes and toys and then resold them at yard sales to recoup some of my money.  I picked up aluminum cans and scrap metal while growing up to have more cash.  I never got my ears pierced as I knew it would make me buy “unnecessary things”.   I graduated high school with honors and my graduation gift was a $10 denim purse.  I went to college on full scholarships and I worked two jobs.
While everyone else was eating out everyday, I was the only person in college who brought lunch in a reusable sack.  I continued to learn that if I wanted things, it was possible but I had to have my priorities straight and be confident enough to take “ribbing” from other people due to my different choices and not “going along with the crowd”.
My first year in college I bought a super nice black 1978 Camaro, that I owned 15 years.  My second year I bought a 1978 Z-28 Camaro, a car I owned 22 years and just sold three weeks ago!  I went to buy a third Camaro while in college but instead fell in love with MOTORCYCLES!  I had these things while making minimum wage.  While married to my first husband, I was forced to sell my motorcycle to buy him an expensive birthday gift.  I  got another motorcycle and one day while still at work, he sold it.  Needless to say that after a few events like this, I filed for divorce, typed up my own papers and got divorced for only $50.  Another lesson in frugality!  He was also trying to force me to have kids and I instead went and got my tubes tied, also free of charge!
I decided that I was not going to live a life that didn’t suit me and my love of the machine.
I now am married to my soulmate, a man who doesn’t limit the amount of cars or motorcycles I can have. A man who lets me design and helps me build my dream bikes. The only thing lacking is MONEY! I give 110% of my life to my passions, which are obviously motorcycles and cars. With that being said, and probably because of the way I grew up, I live a VERY frugal life. We choose to live without television (one of the best decisions we have ever made), telephone, microwave, clothesdryer, dishwasher, etc. I go shopping for food once a month (just like my parents did) for what I don’t kill, catch or raise in the gardens. I only shop in thrift stores and I only own one pair of boots, which I got by trading JcPenney’s gift cards (that I got for free) for a gift card to a local boot store. With that being said, even though I ride all the time, I don’t even own a riding jacket or a pair of gloves! Just this year I broke down and bought a helmet, and because I am so cheap, it is already cracked!
I live my life to the fullest, always promoting women, motorcycles and related events. If I win, I will not only be a GREAT ambassador to Garage Girls and women in general, but for any prizes I cannot use, I would like to donate to a runner-up. But I really need a set of Avon tires!”

Monday, April 28, 2014

Featured (again) on Moto-Inked


Chris Gibbany’s Moto Sleeve Tattoo


Words by Chris Gibbany
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“This is my half sleeve dedicated to my 1956 Harley Panhead, the second bike I have designed and am building.   All tattoo work was done by the talented Dessa Blackthornaka “Sassy”, owner of Tattooz by Sassy in Mountain Home, Arkansas, who specializes in portraits, realism and watercolor tattoos.  It took a total of five sessions to complete the work.  Each session was about 3 hours long.
Tattoo by Dessa Blackthorn of Tattooz by Sassy
Tattoo by Dessa Blackthorn of Tattooz by Sassy
When I first formed the idea of the tattoo (all my tattoos are gearhead related), I knew I wanted to start with my Panhead’s engine and our motto “Old Iron Never Dies.”  When I went in for the second session, we added the front end profile of my bike, which is really special to me.  A few years ago while designing my bike I fell in love with this particular front end while surfing the internet. I didn’t know anything about the front end at the time, I just knew that I had to have it for my build. I later found out it was a Spartan springer, so I ended up contacting George Counes, owner of Spartan Frameworks who hand crafted this awesome Spartan riveted springer to fit my Chica gooseneck frame.  At the time I was going to just pay with a credit card but found out he only accepted cash and I had to have it to him within 30 days.  To make a long story short, I sold all of my guns that year in order to pay him for this magnificent piece of work that is on the front of my bike.  What better way to commemorate a piece so great than to have it permanently inked on my arm.
After rolling several ideas around, Dessa and I agreed to finish up my tattoo with 4-speed gears from my tranny, my antique license plate on my bike and we added more motorcycle chain.  Dessa had inked a piston and chain tattoo on my shoulder about 8 years ago which has won several tattoo contests, made a couple magazines and even made an appearance in Sara Liberte‘s book “1000 Biker Tattoos.”
My 56 Panhead, which I named “Panacea” (a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases) was built in my living room.  I slept beside it for almost three years, had it there while having coupon parties and even when we had our house up for sale.  I still have people ask from past parties if I still have the bike in the house.  Nope, now my Knucklehead is in the house!”

Friday, April 11, 2014

First morel mushroom of the season

WooHoo!  Just found a morel mushroom and as I was looking, I ended up counting 9!  They are up but are drying up.

UPDATE- ended up getting 17!