Helpful, timely advice and reviews for and by female (and male) motorcyclists

Scala Rider G9 and G9 Powerset

March 21, 2014 – 3:37 pm
There are quite a few bluetooth headsets on the market now for motorcyclists. All of them have different features and controls but none of them seem to have it all. One has great sound but the range is horrible; while the other has lots of features but the controls are beyond complicated. It seems that to get what you want, you have to settle. Well no more! Cardo Systems has just introduced the Scala Rider G9 and the Scala Rider G9 Powerset. Finally a motorcycle bluetooth headset that does it all. Voice activated intercom, conferencing with other Scala Rider units, group conferencing, pairing with bluetooth devices, FM radio and most importantly, ease of use! Not impressed, well keep reading... Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset Like all other motorcycle bluetooth headsets, the Scala Rider G9 can communicate with another unit using a microphone and speakers over a secure Bluetooth ...

Motorcycles Worse on the Environment Than Cars?

October 5, 2011 – 1:15 pm
Motorcycles are worse on the environment than cars? Can it be? A popular TV show, the Discovery Channel's MythBusters, seems to think so. The Discovery Channel recently aired a Mythbusters episode which compared the fuel efficiency and pollutant emissions of cars versus motorcycles from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. When the data was analyzed, the motorcycles were more fuel efficient but they were much worse polluters for carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxide emissions (but polluted less for carbon dioxide). To see the MythBusters after-show videos were they explain their methodology and the results, go to or check out the full episode at Although they do seem to have some holes in their theories, the show does provide food for thought. Check it out and let us know what you think. As always, thank you very much for your time and business!!! She Rides® is a registered ...

The Price of Draggin Jeans is Going Up

September 21, 2011 – 5:46 pm
Have you been thinking about getting a pair of Draggin Jeans or maybe some armor for a pair that you already have? Well, now is the time to make a purchase before the price goes up! Effective October 1st 2011, Fast Company, the maker of Draggin Jeans, is raising the price on all their products:  Product  OldRetail NewRetail Ladies Modern Fit Draggin Jeans $99.99 $109.95 Ladies Retro Fit Draggin Jeans $99.99 $109.95 Men's Classic Fit Draggin Jeans $99.99 $109.95 Men's Relaxed Fit Draggin Jeans $109.99 $119.95 Draggin Jeans Knee Armor $23.95 $26.95 Draggin Jeans Hip Armor $23.95 $26.95 We will maintain our current prices until October 1st but we will have to raise them afterwards. Thanks very much for your business!!! She Rides® is a registered trademark and protected under the laws therein.

The She Rides retail store in moving

August 20, 2011 – 10:28 pm
On August 20th, we shut down our She Rides retail store on Atlanta Highway in Alpharetta. But don't worry, we are just moving into our new location in 400 Overlook just a couple of miles down the road. Our new address is: 1360 Union Hill Road, Suite 6FAlpharetta, GA 30004 Map We will reopen officially on September 12th but we are having an Open House on September 16th (3pm - 7pm) and September 17th (11am - 4pm). We will have show prices on many items plus closeouts and clearance items. There will be hamburgers and hot dogs plus free She Rides caps for the first 20 customers. Thanks very much for your business!!! She Rides® is a registered trademark and protected under the laws therein.

Helmets for Girls? – Helmet Myths Article

July 26, 2011 – 11:53 am
Helmet Myths: The facts about motorcycle helmet fiction A series of articles from She Rides® dealing with motorcycle helmet myths Helmets for Girls? We hear it all the time in the store, “Do you have motorcycle helmets for girls?”. The majority of the time, the person is looking for a pink helmet or a helmet with flowers or butterflies. But more and more, we are finding people that believe a standard motorcycle helmet will not work for a woman and motorcycle helmet manufacturers are taking advantage of this. We have seen several manufacturers that are making helmets and marketing them as designed for women (and selling them at inflated prices). These helmets typically are available only in smaller sizes and are designed to be lighter (sometimes this means less cushion for your head during impact). There are two physical things that determine the helmet you should wear: your head’s shape ...