After driving a prius most her life Virginia Hall wasn’t exactly the first person people thought would get on a motorcycle. She always had a knack for doing what she wasn’t “supposed” to though, and as soon as she got on a bike - she never looked back. With a background in art and sculpture, working in the garage was naturally alluring. Virginia built the bike she rides today, and hopes to continue working on it as her vision and needs evolve. Photography is just another outlet to get the creative juices flowing and keep on dialing in the miles.
Over the past year, I’ve documented Virginia's creation of this motorcycle. The bike started as a stock '96 XL1200c, and through many hours of late nights, dirty fingernails and torn gloves, Virginia was able to complete the bike you see her riding today. The bike above covers about 6 months of building from January to June of 2015. Because neither of us had a lot of experience building motorcycles, we pulled knowledge and advice from the people around us, and through lots of information online. We're both happy to see the bike complete, and even more happy to present to you our journey through it.