What can I say about myself except that I am passionate about motorcycling. I starting riding on the backs of boyfriends’ bikes in my early- to mid-teens. In my early twenties, I dated a man who raced long-distance enduro races in the Oregon desert. He taught me the basics of riding on a dirt bike, and I learned enough to borrow his one street bike, an early ’80s model Yamaha RD250 (a new bike at the time) on which I aced the motorcycle driving test. I earned my endorsement, broke up with the boyfriend, and kept my secret under wraps for another twenty-three years. At age 47, I took the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course, bought myself a beautiful 2002 Kawasaki 500R, and started riding just as often as life permitted—and then some.
In my work life I am a graphic designer, working for a small company in a small California town on the rural north coast. I am working toward becoming a personal fitness trainer, writing a video script, juggling motherhood with life, riding, attempting to keep up with tweets and twitters and all the other “new stuff” on the Internet, writing, and I am… passionate—and excited—about riding.
My goal for this blog is to pass along information (products, books, videos, other riders), tell stories (I love to travel by motorcycle), and offer insight into what I consider the Zen of riding—that interior work we all go through on our bikes—and whatever else bike-related that strikes my fancy. Comments are welcome, so long as they are G-rated and grammatically correct!
See you on the road…