Leticia Cline

Motorcycle and Travel Journalist

Orlando, FL

Leticia Cline

Kentucky born and raised my mother says my nationality is part gypsy and part rambler as I've always had a calling to be where I'm not. Forever a tourist, I believe in under staying my welcome but some places deserve a second visit. In my life I've logged over 4k miles by foot, 100k miles on my motorcycle, 300k by car and even more by plane in search of other people's stories and finding my own.



Cruising Through Laconia

The city of Laconia, New Hampshire is home to the oldest motorcycle rally in America- it also has more motorcyclists per capita than any other city in the Nation. In fact Laconia’s slogan is “We Ride,” and it’s true. Every city official, old timer, new timer, and even the unsuspecting grandma at the local grocery store spends their summer months with the wind in their hair and bugs in their teeth.
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Skull Candy - You Are Here: Pismo Beach

Where Everyone Smells Like Motor Oil and No One is Checking Their Phone. At some point in our lives we’ve all stood in front of a kiosk staring at an arrow pointing down to a dot with the words “You are here” typed above it. Most of us never think twice about it but to me it’s one of the best underrated quotes of our time.
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Sportsbikes Inc Mag - RSD Ducati

Roland Sands’ name is as synonymous to the custom motorcycle scene as sticky black rubber marks on the baking asphalt at Daytona or the unique blu-golding of titanium when TIG welded. Being a National Championship holding racer having 10 AMA 250GP wins to his name, Roland is no stranger to motorcycles that push the envelope of speed. Both on the track and off. Perhaps it was the unique combination of being steeped in the worlds of both racing and custom motorcycles (care of his fathers legacy, Performance Machine) that afforded Roland a unique perspective allowing him to create truly fast performance based motorcycles that posses equally matched aesthetic and design principles. Whatever the catalyst, no one can argue that as a custom motorcycle builder, his finished works border the line of perfection as it pertains to balancing form and function. Recently, while in California I got to stop by the RSD garage and catch a glimpse of Roland’s new project build, the Ducati Panigale. (possibly the epitome of performance in it’s stock trim IMO) The bike wasn’t finished yet, but even laying in pieces you could see the cohesive design elements playing off one another. Brushed finished, raw materials coated in clear, there they were all working in harmony. In my mind I could see the finished bike before me and as expected, it was stunning. Wrangling Roland for an interview is a race all in itself. After observing a series of important business meetings with everyone from the Major of Long Beach to the President of MAG, it was finally my turn and though we’ve been friends for a long time now, I think of him as more like an older brother before a respected builder. It wasn't until I was asked to do this interview and started researching Roland's history that I realized how much he had accomplished in a short amount of time. I suddenly found myself pretty impressed at the company I keep. That's the thing about Roland, he has a way of being relatable to just about anyone and just like the bikes he builds, anyone can see themselves riding them. The Panigale is no different. It was time to get the story…
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Russ Brown- Top Roads To Ride In Kentucky

Kentucky is known as the Bluegrass State. It’s also home to the Kentucky Derby, corvettes, Fort Knox gold and Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace. We’ve got Bourbon so delicious that it’s started wars and barbecue that’s so good that it’s ended them. Daniel Boone called Kentucky a “second paradise,” and I like to call it home.
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1903 Magazine - Iron Lilies

Inside a garage located in Orlando Florida lays a custom painted Ruby helmet filled with tiny pieces of ripped and folded paper each one containing a name written in black ink. Two months ago the group formally and loosely known as “Orlando Harley Babes” took over every chair in Standard Motorcycle Co’s garage for our first official meeting and the objective was simple, pick a name. Easier said than done when it comes to 9 ladies making a decision and then agreeing on it and especially when so many brilliant group names were already taken or very similar to ones we liked. That’s when we stared examining who we were individually and what message we wanted to promote as a group.
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Tank Moto Magazine - 10,000 Miles To Go

Four page story covering the 10,000 mile trip my girlfriend and I are riding and how we prepare to leave for months with a limited amount of supplies.
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Meta Magazine - Alternation

Photos by Matthew Jones Eight page feature covering the women's movement in motorcycling and the connection it has to the empowerment of women in other industries.
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MXP Magazine - Flat Tracking

"Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death" - Hunter S. Thompson. Flat track racing is possibly the oldest form of motorcycle racing still in existence, at nearly a century as an organized event one might argue it started long before that, more than likely when the first time someone took their motorcycle in their buddies backyard and decided to have some good ol' fun. During that time the race has seen its share of changes, shifts in popularity and ups and downs but the grit is still there and it's grassroots heart of is the driving force for its new found public interest. Before we get into anymore details let's go over some Flat Track Basic for those of you who are unfamiliar with the sport. A typical AMA flat tracker is capable of speeds exceeding 130mph and their bikes are set up to lean hard. Rider footpads are non-symmetrical-the left peg is slightly higher and moved rearward where the right peg is in more of a standard position. Wide handlebars enable racers maximum control with better leverage, along with better balance when cornering. And brakes? Who needs them? Some bikes are equipped with a rear brake but they are rarely used. Throttle control is the most important in flat tracking. It’s on the gas as early as possible and off the gas as late as possible. It’s also about setting up for the corner, followed by a lot of technique to get the bike to make that corner as short as you can so you don't wear out early.
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American Made x Arsenic Magazine

"I've always been a wanderer... I would grow homesick for places I had never seen and found familiarity in the unexplored" - Leticia Cline. We are so very excited to announce that our very own Leticia Cline has graced the front page of Arsenic Magazine today! Just in time for Fourth of July, showing off her American spirit!
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Roadtrippers - Complete Guide to Julian, CA

Just an hour east of San Diego in the Cuyamaca mountains lies a sleepy old mining town that is as rich in history as it is in land. Julian was founded in early 1869 after a gold strike but it was later that year when travelers searching for work and passing through that the town was established. Now it’s come to be known as a retreat for those looking to get away from the busy San Diego city life and the only place to get the freshest baked apple pie. Link to Story

La Motocyclette Magazine

Six page feature and interview about women and motorcycling.
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MXP Magazine - The Golden Girl

There are some of us who do things to prove a point, others who do it to prove a point wrong and some who do it because they know no other way. No matter what the reason for the drive, the fundamentals are the same, hard work and determination; and though you may not succeed it’s the hustle that separates the average from the great. I learned this even more when I got the chance to sit down with Vicki Golden, Supercross’ new contender and women’s new hope for making history (though she would disagree with both arguments).
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Leticia Cline

I grew up with my dad building bikes in the living room of our house. My baby photos are of me sitting on rat bikes and choppers and after a while it just became instinctual. I favored the smell of grease over flowers. My dad put me on a Honda 50 when I was 4 and I never looked back. We would spend summers in his garage taking apart bikes, polishing all the pieces and putting them back together, he would handle each piece as if it were a rare and ancient artifact all while telling me what it’s function was and how it related to life. He was quite the philosopher and at the time, to a pre teen little girl it was annoying. Once I got older I started to appreciate his life lessons more and we would ride to biker events together. When I started announcing for Supercross and Motocross races I would bring my dad with me and then when I had my son I bought him a Honda 50 for his 4th Birthday to continue the tradition.

My father passed away the summer of 2008 and it devastated me. I rode his Softtail to the funeral and then I never got on a bike again until spring of 2014. Before then my life was consumed with a motorcycle race every weekend, dealers conventions, motorcycle events and just riding but I suddenly found myself unable to go to any of those things. I changed my life completely, moved to NYC and became the director of Marketing and PR at a fortune 500 company.
The stage was set for me to be the next powerful lady in business but it just wasn’t me. After 5 years of being on autopilot I woke up and moved to back Florida to find myself again. In March 2014 I took my son to Daytona Supercross. The smell of the exhaust and dirt, the excitement on my little boys face as he watched the race only assured me of where I belong. The ride home was emotional but I knew what I had to do. The next day I rented a Thruxton, rode 300 miles to a motorcycle event and bought my dad a patch to place on his grave. The following week I purchased my Iron 883 and now I ride all over the country. I was afraid that riding would be to unbearably sad to not share it with my father but strangely I feel closer now to him then I ever did before. And that’s one of the great things about motorcycles: they’re more then a form of transportation.. they're a form of transformation.

Currently I'm a journalist for some of the top motorcycle magazines and blogs. Everyday I get to test parts, gear, and motorcycles and write about it. I am in the process of getting my MSF Rider Coach Certification and have an all women's traveling class planned for 2016 along with a 10,000 mile trip across America with Kristen Lassen called The Lost Latitudes. In my spare time, I am one of the directors for an all women's all Harley Riding Group called The Iron Lilies.