Babes Ride Out

Roll Call | Meet Kara Murphy of Wasted Times

Roll CallAshmore Ellis

One of the best things about Babes Ride Out is meeting so many entrepreneurs. There must be something about riding notos that goes hand in hand with making things work out how you will it with a little elbow grease and a strong work ethic. We are so excited to meet Kara Murphy of Wasted Times at this year's Babes Ride Out. She has put together a very generous package for the raffle and It will be her first ride out. Lets show her one hell of a good time! 

Kara Murphy @wastedtimes_
Location: Riverside, CA

What do you ride and how long have you been riding? 
Just started learning on a Honda Rebel

Favorite ride? Campout? Destination? We gotta know :) 
Just got back from vending at Dream Roll and had the time of my life! But I’m sure BRO will be just as fun. Can’t wait!

Tell us all about Wasted Times and what inspired you to start it. 
Wasted Times is handpicked and reworked vintage clothing and accessories. The majority of our clothing starts out as large men’s shirts that are cut and sewn in some way to make sure the fit is perfect for a woman. I started Wasted Times because I would go to all of these motorcycle events with my boyfriend and there would be SO many things for him to look at, but not much for me. I wanted to be that presence for women. 

How long have you been doing Wasted Times and how did you get started?
We are very new. Only been around since the beginning of the year. I just got it in my head I was going to do this. I quit my job, bought a sewing machine, watched some youtube videos, and told myself I wasn’t going to give up. I am pretty short at only 5’0” so I’ve been cutting and altering my own clothing most of my life. It just all worked. 

What has been the best part about owning your own business?
The best part is being able to see your vision come to life. It still trips me out when I see a girl walking around an event and I recognize the shirt she’s wearing as something I personally sewed. Or when I’m looking through photos of an event I just did and see girls wearing pieces they bought from me. It’s really rewarding. 

What is the hardest part?
The hardest part is that initial discipline. Telling yourself to keep going. But once you get over that hump it becomes easier.

What are your goals for Wasted Times?
My goals are to keep it growing. Every time I do an event I meet amazing women that I probably wouldn’t have met otherwise, and that’s more women who know about my brand. 

How did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?
I have some friends who have been and had so much fun! 

Any recommendations for riding in your area? Rad spots?
Stay off the 91 freeway hahaha