1,200 Women, Motorcycles, and Some Desert Sun

A couple weeks ago, I joined over a thousand women in Joshua Tree, CA for a ladies only motorcycle campout called Babes Ride Out. Needless to say, I had never been around that many female motorcyclists in one place and the feeling of instant camaraderie was almost overwhelming. I met some truly awesome women, cruised up and down some scenic desert roads, and pushed my skills a bit thanks to an unexpected twist in the bike rental process - all in the company of a few good friends from Chicago. There's a lot more I could say about the weekend, but I'll leave it there and get to the photos.