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Motochic Ladies’ Lauren Backpack/Tote by Gene Southard

Sponsored by Michigan Motorcyclist®

With the ever increasing number of female riders in our sport, find riding gear specifically designed for the female rider can be difficult. When my wife saw the Motochic Backpack/Tote at the dealer show, she wanted one. We have been on many rides where she has trouble getting her purse into an already full tank bag. If, during the ride, she wants to purchase something, room to store the purchase is lacking. Motochic has the answer with a backpack that can also be used as a tote. This high end product is 16" high, 12.5" wide and expands to 5" deep. The main zippered compartment is large enough to hold a 13" laptop. This padded compartment also has four open pockets and one zippered pocket sewn into the motorcycle-themed lining. In the front pocket, a zippered pocket and lanyard with key clip are found. Contoured padded backpack straps are held in the back compartment and when removed they attach to the bottom of the bag with clips. The backpack straps have a vertically adjustable chest strap to keep the straps from sliding off the user’s shoulders. Everyone needs a little liquid refreshment so there is a pocket on each side of the bag to hold a drink bottle. At the top of the bag, two 14" leather shoulder straps are neatly stored in compartments with

magnetic closures when the bag is used as a tote. In case of rain, a hidden compartment at the bottom of the bag holds a rain cover. This cover attaches to the bag with a strap and elastic draw string to hold it in place even when riding at high speeds. The rain cover has a reflective logo to make you visible at night and to let everyone behind you know that you are wearing a Motochic backpack.

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fluids. He was not happy. The negotiations began. I made a few commitments and pushed the starter. Nothing. I added another commitment and pushed the starter. The engine spun to life and the voices said “C’mon let’s go! We gotta make tracks and stay ahead of the snow”. The Blue Tiger then bolted for home. The rest of the ride was fast and uneventful. It is now safely home and waiting on me to fulfill my promises. The UPS guy is happily delivering boxes of shiny new parts. The last run will have to wait.

mountains. We finally stopped for the night north of Knoxville and checked in at the Lambs Inn Motel. Same story; cheap motel with an interesting name, but this time next to a Mexican restaurant. Another good day on two wheels. The sun came up on Saturday but the temperature didn’t. Mid-30s and windy. Since snow was scheduled to start falling by mid-morning, we had to get an early start. I finished my coffee, pulled on all of my clothes, and prayed that the layers would help keep me warm. I threw my leg over the seat, turned the key, and pushed the starter button. Nothing. Not even a click. The Blue Tiger knew that this was his last run; that he would soon be pushed into a dark corner, and would spend the rest of his days forgotten and leaking



Every woman will not only want something that is functional but is also stylish. The large leather quilted panels on the front and back are fashionable. Not only is this bag the height of fashion but is made of 1000 denier polyester with a water-resistant lining, when you can’t get the rain cover out fast enough. Debra Chin, CEO of Motochic, has a long history in the fashion industry and her expertise comes thru in the design of this bag. The Motochic backpack/tote retails for $325 and can be ordered with black, red or white leather panels at www.motochicgear.com.

Rest stop at Fontana Lake

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