We are obsessive documenters of things. We carry cameras wherever we go, have a tendency to over-analyze situations, and make our livings from ideas, storytelling, and data.
But we don’t get to spend enough time obsessing about motorcycles during the day, so several months ago, we started throwing around the idea of starting a blog. When we’re not out riding together, we’re usually on Messenger planning our next ride, or our next bike/gear/parts purchase, or our next biting criticism of misogyny in the motorcycle scene. It only made sense to set up a place where we can involve other people in these conversations as well.
And after many hours of brainstorming, Red Rag Garage was born. The name, and the whole philosophy behind it, comes from our experiences as women in a male-dominated culture, and how sick we are of the often casual, sometimes subtle, but usually straight in-your-face sexism we’re faced with on a regular basis.
This blog is a way to talk about something we love — motorcycles — without a lot of the tired clichés that are so often intertwined with biker culture. Basically, we’re here for anyone who loves motorcycles and is not a sexist, racist douche. If that’s not your cup of tea — cool, whatever. But if it is, welcome to your new favorite blog. We’ll be doing regular ride reports (mostly limited to Southern California, but we try to branch out when we can), gear reviews, event coverage, motorcycle safety tips, amateur bike building, interviews, feminist commentary, and more.
We hope you’ll like it!
– Sanna and Katie