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Sailor Jerry at BRO5

PeopleAnya Violet
Photo by MOnica Semergiu

Photo by MOnica Semergiu

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Hard to believe Babes Ride Out 5 is fast approaching! I’m pumped to be back this year to see all you Babes, get tattooed, go for a rip and end every night with a tasty beverage.  The BRO5 team has a killer weekend planned and the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Head over to the Sailor Jerry airstream and grab a cocktail while the best bands around fill the air!

On that note here are a couple drinks to get you through the weekend!

I love drinking chocolate

1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

2 packets hot cocoa 

Dash ofMole Bitters (optional if you’re feeling fancy)

Warm a kettle of water over the fire. Add Sailor Jerry and hot cocoa to your favorite camp mug and fill with warm water. Stir, spray the girl next to you with whipped cream and save a little for the top of your cocktail. Drink and enjoy.

GROG

1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

1 part orange juice

1 can of beer

Open beer and take 2 big sips. Pour in Sailor Jerry and OJ. Swirl to combine and enjoy this no mess beverage!

If you are headed to the after party in Palm Springs I will see you there! PS is all about tiki and so am I! Be sure to check out all the great local bars with me and when in doubt get a Painkiller to stay cool on those warm Palm Springs days! Get #tikiAF and always remember to never drink and ride.

Painkiller

1.25 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

2 parts pineapple juice

1 part coconut cream

1 part orange juice

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add first four ingredients and shake. Pour into cocktail glasses over ice and top with grated nutmeg.

Sailor Jerry Camping Cocktails

SponsorsAnya Violet

Ashley Marsh is an expert when it comes to camping cocktails. She shares some of her favorite Sailor Jerry mixes that will have you dreaming of kicking your boots off after a long ride through the Catskills Mountains. See you at Babes Ride Out East Coast 2

Summer is almost here, our bikes are out of storage and Babes Ride Out East Coast is quickly approaching! With the road calling and camping on the brain I wanted to give a few quick recipes to make the night by the fire extra special. Like any other part of camping, prep is the key to success! Some things need to be packed ahead of time but most things are available right by your tent! Gas station mixology! With so much more than ice and donuts, the nearest gas station is a one stop shop for a great fire side cocktail! Below are a few drinks sure to make you look like a pro.

HOT CIDER 

–pack your favorite metal camp cup and keep it clipped to your keys and use for coffee in the morning

1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

2 parts apple cider (a New England staple)

Cinnamon sticks

Fresh apple slices (gas stations have fruit! Who knew?!)

Combine all in your trusty camp mug and put on the fire away from the flamewith indirect heat. Heat and serve!

HELLFIRE

1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

2 dashes hot sauce

¼ of a fresh lime

1 can of beer

Shake Sailor Jerry with lime and hot sauce and pour into a beer glass full of ice. Top with beer and squeeze ’n drop a lime wedge garnish.

BACKYARD LEMONADE

-Available in plastic jug that is perfect for pre batching!

1 part Sailor Jerry

2 parts lemonade

Pour out about ¼ of the lemonade and give to friends, then pour 1 bottle of Sailor Jerry Spiced Ruminto the jug and you are done! All in one container with a lid and ready to keep you coolon a hot day by the river

Roll Call | Meet Ashley of Sailor Jerry

SponsorsAnya Violet

My name is Ashley Wednesday and I’m the Brand Ambassador for Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum here in the West. Unless you know someone in the industry that’s usually followed by, “What does that mean?”

Basically it’s my job to educate, entertain and enhance the brand. I get to tell the story of Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins and beyond being able to serve great drinks, I get to tell a truly authentic story. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum was created to honor Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, a Navy Veteran and the undisputed father of old-school tattooing. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum embodies Norman Collins’ spirit, a man who was often quoted saying, “My work speaks for itself”.

A lot of people know that Sailor Jerry was a tattoo artist in Hawaii but did you know that at a young age Norman began hopping trains and travelling the back woods of the US tattooing people he met? Or that he had a Harley?! Norman Collins was a poet, a cruise boat captain, electrician and everything else in between. He had a love for life and doing things his way.

"If you don't think you have [salty term for male anatomy] enough to wear a tattoo, don't get one. But don't try to make excuses for yourself by knocking the fellow who does!" Signed, "Thank you...Sailor Jerry," this note was placed prominently in Jerry's Hotel Street shop and it gives you some idea of the attitude that he brought to his work. The same can be said for living life on two wheels. It’s not for everyone but it is for us. So let’s pay homage to the man, drink some Sailor Jerry this October and live life outside the lines.

What to expect from Sailor Jerry at BRO4

The Jerry Home Basewith the Aloha Oasis during the day and firepit at night

Friday & Saturday night SJ bar

Sunday morning Bloody Mary bar

$20 Tattoos 

Come by, drink some bold spiced rum and learn a little Norman Collins history! Follow my adventures on IG @theoriginalashe and check out www.sailorjerry.com

 

 

Babes Ride Out U.K.

EventsAnya Violet

Babes Ride Out U.K. was one for the books. It was our first ever overseas event and with the help of the amazing babes of VC London it was nothing short of incredible. 

photo by Heidi Zumbrun

photo by Heidi Zumbrun

As we touched down in London we could not wait to head over to The Bike Shed to pick up our 2016 Triumphs. The Bike Shed is located in a 12,000 square foot venue across four renovated railway arches in the heart of Shoreditch, in Central London. It was quite impressive and the owner, Dutch, showed us a warm welcome. After a delicious dinner we got a grand tour that finished in the 4th railway arch which housed our 2016 Triumph Street Triple 675 and 2016 Triumph Bonneville. Once we saw them we didn't waste much time hopping on and taking a night ride around London with the best tour guides the city has to offer (VC London) Big Ben and Tower Bridge looked amazing at night (way less traffic at midnight) but we were spending most of our time focusing on staying on the left side of the road. 

The next day after loading up we headed out of the city on our way to the event site. This was a great opportunity to really familiarize ourselves with the bikes. Once we got on the open road i thought I might open up the throttle a bit and see what the Street Triple had to offer. It only took a slight flick of the wrist and I was ripping past the whole group. This bike had a great amount of torque and low end power that just kept on coming. I have a Bonneville back home so it was great for me to try something different and I have to say I really fell in love throughout the weekend. The body positioning on the bike was really comfortable and I was pleased to see that it wasn't too tall for me at all. Later in the trip I took her through some fun winding roads and deep turns that only made me fall deeper in love. 

photo by Heidi Zumbrun

photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Ashmore was on the Bonneville and it was really exciting for me to see her ripping this bike because I have one at home but its a 900cc engine and the new ones are 1200 cc’s (which is amazing). She had never rode one before and I think it was the perfect bike for her. When you are in a foreign country, on the wrong side of the road and you maybe do not know where you’re going it is so nice to have a bike that you are comfortable on and that can deliver the power you want.

photo by Lauren Lilly

photo by Lauren Lilly

As we pulled up to the event space we were blown away. Coming from California it is always so breathtaking to see such old buildings and towns. Tamsin and Craig's farm was built in the 1600’s and used a  sanctuary for Quakers who were escaping persecution. It was truly amazing to see how they have brought it back to life over the past couple of years. We were lucky enough to have beautiful weather most of the weekend and walking out onto the field where the camping would go was gorgeous.

Clearing the Camp Field : Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Clearing the Camp Field : Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Sheep Free : Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Sheep Free : Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

We spent the next 2 days building the campsite and exploring the town before the event started. Old pubs lined the town and cafes were everywhere but we had too much to do. Building out the event space took 8 people 48 hours to complete. 

Namin of VC London: Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Namin of VC London: Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

As the ladies started rolling in there were high fives, cheers, and hugs all around. We couldn't help but ask everyone where they had rode from. We had such a mixed group from all over including: Scotland, France, Netherlands, United States, Canada, all over the England, and Wales. As always at our events, there was a great mix of experienced riders and new riders, sport bikes and choppers, and of course women from all different age groups. Everyone kept commenting on how lucky we all were to get such great weather… apparently it rains a lot in South Wales but we got nothing but sunshine which made for excellent riding all weekend. 

Ladies Entering Camp: Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Ladies Entering Camp: Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

The Made it! Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

The Made it! Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Nothing but Hugs: Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Nothing but Hugs: Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

All Friday we were getting updates from the 125cc crew that left from Bike Shed at about 10am that morning. Some of you Americans may not know but you have to get your motorcycle license in phases in the UK and it starts with 125 cc’s. I actually totally back this and think it is a great way to force people to take it slow when you’re learning. They also label ridings who are still learning by putting a giant red “L” on the front and back of their bikes. Also a great idea in my opinion. There was about 15 women in the 125 crew that we ended up naming 1.2.5 %ers. Throughout the day we would get updates that they were getting closer and closer. You had to avoid all motorways and bridges on such a small bike so it ended up taking them over 10 hours to get there. As they rolled in we were all standing there cheering and handing them an 805 beer as a congratulations! They were such a fun group and still full of energy even after a long ride. Most all the riders had never left the city of London so this was a pretty big trip and they proved to themselves they could do it. 

After everyone set up camp they headed to the barn to celebrate and get to know each other. 

Triumph had 3 of their brand new award winning fleet of motorcycles on display. It was really cool to see some of the new riders sit on these bikes and try them out. I can't wait to see them upgrade from a 125 to a 1200! Woohooo!!! The Thruxton R kept winking at me from across the room. This is one sexy machine that would like to have a home in my garage! Here is what was on display: 

The Thruxton R: The ultimate factory cafe racer, arguably the most thrilling and full-blooded sports classic motorcycle you can buy. With a 1200cc, high power, 8 valve, parallel twin engine, this moto has 68% more power than previous before. We will take two please!

Tiger:  Riding, adventure, and off road touring? The Tiger can do it all. Our favorite feature of the Tiger is the switchable ABS. Brake settings have 3 modes. When Off Road mode is selected, the ABS is disabled to the rear wheel and the system also allows a level of front wheel slip.  This provides the rider with a level of electronic intervention under braking whilst optimizing their off road enjoyment. Did we mention this bike can be lowered? Time to start planning your dream ride through Alaska...

Street Twin: With clean lines and minimal body work the Street Twin is a bike you can make our own. With a 900cc engine, it can get it on through twists and turns with a smoothness like no other. A lower seat position and lightweight body make this an ideal moto for any lady rider but don't let its size fool you; this bike has torque...to be accurate, 18% more than the previous year. If you are in the market, this bike is worth a look and a test ride. 

Just look at that line up... Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Just look at that line up... Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Girls Falling in Love : Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Girls Falling in Love : Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

The Tiger can be Lowered! Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

The Tiger can be Lowered! Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Sailor Jerry had a bar set up that, needless to stay, stayed pretty busy all night. A little spiced rum after a long ride is perfection. 

ATWYLD had their full Collection 1 on display and were handing out free gift bags to the first 50 to register for the event. This line of technical riding apparel was directly inspired by this community of women and so many riders were excited to see an assortment of pieces that bridges the gap between normal street clothes and technical riding gear.

805 beer had shipped over a whole palette of beer just for our event. This was the first time 805 has been enjoyed by so many in another country. It was really rad to share my hometown beer with ladies from across the pond! Now all you ladies have to come out to Babes Ride Out 4 in Joshua Tree so we can crack a few more together!

photo by Heidi Zumbrun

photo by Heidi Zumbrun

After everyone sufficiently started to let loose the beautiful sounds of Zealous Doxy brought everyone together. These two talented babes rocked it! Sami Graystone is the lead singer and also happens to be the artist who made the flyer for the event and hand painted one of the Biltwell helmets for the raffle. She is such a talented babe and one of the sweetest people you will meet!

Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

It didn't take long for a dance party to take over and carry us into the wee hours of the morning. Despite the long night everyone woke up excited to ride. There was about 20 ladies signed up for Black Desert off-road training course so after breakfast they were suited up and ready to rip with Tamsin Jones and Craig Bounds, world champion enduro riders. 

Photo by Andrea Dosouto

Photo by Andrea Dosouto

There were several routes to choose from but we headed out on the Waterfall ride which led us through the National park and alongside green hills and beautiful reservoirs. We couldn't help but notice the little white fluff balls that kept darting across the road in front of us. Apparently they don't like fences much in Wales and the sheep have a bit of a death wish. The roads were nothing short of incredible and it was a great opportunity to take turns a little deeper. There was one road in particular that simply had to be rode multiple times and while the crew was getting some roadside ice cream I decided to take a little solo trip just to see what all the Street Triple had to offer. This was probably the highlight of the whole trip for me. The countryside was so beautiful, the sheep were staying roadside, and the bike was really really fast!

Mandatory Stop: Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Mandatory Stop: Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Fields for Days: Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Fields for Days: Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

photo by Heidi Zumbrun

photo by Heidi Zumbrun

My confidence as a rider really depends a lot on what I am wearing that day. If I am wearing light protection then I tend to take it really slow and careful but the more layers and armor I have on the more my confidence boosts. This happens on a subconscious level but I have really started to notice it. For this ride I wore Atwyld Alltime Jacket, Convoy Armored Shirt, Shred Moto Jeans, Biltwell Helmet, and Red Wing Boots! Me and my bike really bonded after that rip.

Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Small towns everywhere : Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Small towns everywhere : Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

The route took us up into the town of Brecon. After lunch at a local Pub we watched as the 125 crew rolled in. The town center was taken over for a brief time completely by women on motorcycles and that was pretty fun!

Town Square: Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Town Square: Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

As we got back to camp it was time to kick off the slow races. This is always a good time! Everyone lined up and many had never participated in a slow race before so it was pretty fun to watch.

After the races Stance set up a sock exchange where ladies could handover their old dirty socks in exchange for some brand new Stance socks! They were all nearly gone by the time I got there but I scored some fresh ones. Next we headed outside around the campfire for some Stance SMORES! yes smores in the United Kingdom. This was hilarious because they really don't do smores in the U.K. so Stance brought a little piece of home to the Brits and they loved it...and we loved watching them get marshmallow all over their faces, hair, and clothes. 

Photo by Vivi Gomez

Photo by Vivi Gomez

Stance Sock Heaven! Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Stance Sock Heaven! Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Stance Smores : Made with "Biscuits" : Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Stance Smores : Made with "Biscuits" : Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

One of the big highlights of the night was the raffle! We had some amazing items including gift bags from RVCA, a gift card for some brand new Red Wing Boots, an assortment of SENA Bluetooth head-sets, Stetson Hats, custom painted Biltwell helmets by Sami Graystone and Image Design CO. and so much more! Thank you to everyone who contributed!

Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

The Slow Coaches took the stage directly following the raffle and basically burnt it completely down. It only took 1 song before a mini mosh pit ensued led by non other than Gemma, Mai and Namin of VC London. 

Photo by Andrea Dosouto

Photo by Andrea Dosouto

Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

Photo by Heidi Zumbrun

The party didn't stop after the band ended. In fact, the mosh pit turned into a 90’s hip hop dance-off, the likes of which I have never seen. Note to self: Brits love 90’s American hip hop! Such a fun group of babes showing us a damn good time all night. There was even a US vs UK dance off...miraculously, it was a tie. Those Brits got M O V E S!

The next morning it was so sad to leave! We met so many fun women that we cannot wait to ride with them again. We hope to see you all at Babes Ride Out 4, Oct 20-23rd in Joshua Tree, CA.

Thank you so much to:

VC London

Triumph

Biltwell

805 Beer

Atwyld

Sailor Jerry

Stance

Red Wing

Stetson

SENA

RVCA

The Bike Shed

And all the ladies who attended Babes Ride Out UK, you made this one hell of an event. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sailor Jerry X Babes Ride Out UK

SponsorsAnya Violet

We are proud to invite Sailor Jerry as an official sponsor of Babes Ride Out UK! 

Sailor Jerry is the iconic American brand and spiced rum inspired by tattoo legend Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins. Today the brand includes Sailor Jerry Spiced, a rum created in the spirit of the man, and a line of Americana clothing and accessories. 

Sailor Jerry Spiced embodies the independent spirit and unapologetic attitude of the rum’s namesake, It’s is a straight-up, no nonsense, old-school rum, blended the way it should be, bold and smooth.

BRO:How did you hear about Babes Ride Out?

SJ: We’ve known it existed for number of years, Gem Harrison (who is on The Originals team), came to us saying that BRO was coming to the UK and we were keen to get involved!

BRO: What do you have in store for us at this year’s event? 

SJ: As we have BRO’s own, Gemma Harrison on The Ride, Sailor Jerry will be providing the event with SJ stock at the bar and goodie bags for attendees.

Our very own Gemma Harrison has joined "The Originals" team as Sailor Jerry hits the road for round two of THE RIDE! 

Iconic American brand, Sailor Jerry, will be hitting the road once again for round two of The Ride. Kicking off on Saturday 2nd July, three bad-ass, bike building teams from across the UK will be tasked with a series of epic challenges and compete against each other on a hell raising journey of balls-to-wall riding. 

This year’s teams, hailing from across Great Britain, include Hackney Wick’s finest bike specialists, Kingdom of Kicks, Welsh motorcycle club and hot rod masters, FTHaters and 2015’s returning challengers, The Ride Originals, who will take on an action packed schedule of hard-hitting challengeson this 9 day tour, in a bid to crowned champions of The Ride 2016.

Before setting off, teams will be tasked with customising their own brand-spanking new Harley-Davidson Street Bob; from sweet handlebars to awesome paint jobs, the public will get to vote for their favourite ride with the winner collecting those all important points. 

Each team will be handed their challenge book and routes as they set off, and tasked with making their own way across the country, competing for points along the way. Nationwide challenges will see the teams fight for the lead as they take on epic eating competitions to pit bike races, cutting each other’s hair to wearing their helmet for 24 hours straight- the teams will go head to head to win their Harley and a trip to Norman Collins’ spiritual home, Hawaii. Rolling towards the finish line on the 9th July, the riders will have 24 hours to complete their final challenges face to face ahead of the winner being crowned on 10th July.

All the madness and mayhem will be captured in a series of six videos airing across Sailor Jerry channels from w/c 18th July. So…dust your leathers off, start your engine and follow us via #TheRideSJUK, it’s going to be one helluva ride!

www.sailorjerry.com  

Hashtag - #TheRideSJUK

Twitter - @SailorJerryUK 

Facebook – www.facebook/sailorjerryuk 

Instagram - @sailorjerry