HEIDI ZUMBRUN PHOTO X THE VINTAGENT FOR WHEELS WAVES

What does it look like when riders on every kind of motorcycle, with ages ranging from their 20s through their 70s, in a mix of genders and colors, get together for a few days of riding, racing, skating, and surfing?  It looks a lot like Wheels+Waves.  Heidi Zumbrun, a Los Angeles-based photographer (and motorcyclist/surfer) brought her particular vision to the Wheels+Waves California event in Aug 2017.  We love her photos of the event, which was part-sponsored by TheVintagent, and organized by Paul d’Orléans with the Southsiders MC of France (who host the Wheels+Waves event in Biarritz, since 2012).

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MEXILOG FEST : PHOTOS BY HEIDI ZUMBRUN TEXT LEAH DAWSON

 

For me this moment is super special to have in my email and in my eyes an article by Leah Dawson ( @leahloves ). Thanks to LOOT ( @lootmx ) for getting in touch, you are VERY BIG!Awesome! And I can not say much more than that I want you to enjoy these lines and photos of Heidi Zumbrun as much as I do ( @sprocketz )

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Babes Ride Out in the UK X VC London X Triumph Motorcycles

 Riding out with 150 gals from London to South Wales for an all women motorcycle campout was an experience I won't forget any time soon.  When one of the sponsors (Triumph UK) asked me to document BRO.UK , I had already rented a Harley Davidson for the weekend which added a funny twist.  Not only had I never ridden a Harley before, but I hadn't ridden on the left side of the road before either. Here's an American girl riding an American bike though England shooting for a British Motorcycle Co. surrounded by a bunch of the raddest British gals -wasn't what I had planned & man, was it an epic journey!  

The weekend was full of gorgeous riding (we lucked out on the weather for sure), majestic camping outside of an 250+ year old barn, good fun, great bands, wild ponies, sheep everywhere, random ice cream trucks making for a perfect pit stop, oh and speaking of pits, we had some moshin' going on as well :), slow races, dirt biking, raffle prizes,(I WON! a sweet hand painted Biltwell helmet designed by the talented Sami Graystone),  s'mores, bon fires  & a whole bunch of amazing women riders on all types of bikes, all sorts of ages just having a good time.  Check out the two galleries below to see the fun.  

I 'm forever grateful to the VC gals, Gemma, Mai & Namin,  who hosted this event and took such great care of me from the minute I arrived.  Also, special thanks to the original Babes Ride Out founders and co-hosts, Anya & Ashmore for bringing me along for this incredible journey across the pond. (And of course my travel pal Lauren from Yellow 108 providing endless entertainment ;) Alex, Franzi, Anna, Kiki, Caylee & Dierdre for patiently touring me around London, Paul for the bike uber service,  Gez + Niki for taking in a total stranger for a few days, The Bike Shed for taking care of my bike, feeding me & allowing me to loiter around for hours ;),Rebels Alliance ,  & the Hoxton Hotel for the sweet accommodations as well as watching over all of my gear all week.  Plus Becca & Andy, at Vagabond Tattoo for the longest lasting memory of the weekend. 

Love you gals!  See you at Babes Ride Out 4 here in the US!

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Born in Northern California, Heidi is a life-long photographer and motorcycle enthusiast who recently migrated to the City of Angels seeking a new creative path in the commercial fashion industry.

With roots seated deeply in the motorcycle world, her vision provides a gritty, firsthand photographic diary of Los Angeles’ motorcycle culture. Her editorial perspective is fueled by a love of two wheels and the lifestyle that goes along with it, her lifestyle ... 

*Heidi’s moto images have been featured in DICECycle WorldMotorcyclist and Urban Moto Publications. - See more at: http://www.lamotorcyclist.com/gallery_hz.html#sthash.VpUeNwuC.dpuf

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