Welcome to Pillioness, the only motorcycle blog written from the back seat of a bike.
So far, we’ve covered over a quarter of a million km together.
We’ve ridden on 43C degree scorching days when the road is actually melting.
And we’ve shivered in icy winds straight from Antarctica that bite through 5 layers of thermal gear.
It’s been one long, joyful motorcycle adventure.
Yep, I know I could ride my own bike.
But I love sitting on the back, roaring through the countryside with a big grin on my face.
We’re lucky to live in a motorcyclist’s paradise, right at the bottom of the world.
Here in New Zealand, the hills are green, the roads are often empty, and there’s twisties galore!
What you’ll find at Pillioness…
Bikes, Bikes, Bikes!
We live near a museum packed with beautiful vintage motorcycles.
I love shining a spotlight on them with posts like these:
When bikes are a part of the family, there’s a lot to talk about.
You can’t leave a motorcycle out in the shed too long (they get lonely, you know)…
A Female Perspective
I don’t really care about oil changes or front end rebuilds.
Motorcycles are about emotion, passion, the joy of being alive!
The Pillioness Team
Liz writes the articles and takes most of the pictures at Pillioness.
She dreams about motorcycles, whether she’s asleep or awake.
She shrieks with joy when she gets a new motorcycle helmet for her birthday.
And she loves having breakfast with a bike in the kitchen.
Pat knows so much about bikes, he’s like a motorcycle Wikipedia.
He’s been riding for 48 years, and has owned dozens of motorbikes.
He rocks a wild biker beard, despite being a famous professor.
And he lives by his personal philosophy: there’s always room for another bike in the garage.
Head of Bike Security
Hector the ginger biker cat spends hours on guard in the garage.
He takes his security work pretty seriously.
But he’s bright orange, so it’ll be hard for him to sneak up on any bike thieves.
Especially when he’s snoring loudly on a pile of clean rags.