BD Ashland, Oregon….because it is an amazing place to live.
SA What or who inspired you to ride a motorcycle?
BD I was somewhere around 15 and a friend had a dirt bike…I couldn’t resist
SA What bike(s) do you own?
BD 2012 triumph Thruxton and a 2014 BMW F800GS
SA Are you a part of a women’s riding group? If so, which one(s)?
BD There is a local chapter of Litas here that I have ridden with once, I have joined on a couple of rides with the Headlights in Eugene, and I have gone to a Rainier Ravens campout and had the opportunity to ride with some of those amazing women out on other group events.
SA Where is your favorite ride and why?
BD Colorado…all over the western part of the state…ENDLESS BEAUTY!!!
SA Why do you ride or want to ride on 2-wheels?
BD I love the freedom I feel on my moto…the twists, the scenery…I just feel like I can get to so many beautiful places that I might not ever consider driving to…I can see so much from the bike while staying totally focused on the ride.
SA Have you always been driven to explore adventurous activities?
BD Yep, pretty much…is there any other way to be????
SA What would you like to see more of when it comes to the women’s riding world?
BD Women being taken more seriously about riding…we are totally into it!!! Riding apparel that is actually built as well as men’s gear…maybe bikes that are a bit lower, since women are generally shorter that men.
SA What gets you out of bed in the morning?
BD Don’t wanna miss anything amazing…and I am a morning person.
SA If you could ride anywhere next year, where would it be and why?
BD Tough question…Colorado backcountry, Canadian Rockies, and Ecuador are at the top of my list…..for the BEAUTY.
SA Do you personally operate or work at a women-owned/operated moto related website, blog, or business that you’d like to tell folks about?
BD No, I am a self-employed welder, and I am in the process of doing my own rebuild of a 1974 Honda cb360…turning it into a scrambler scoot around town bike.
SA What was your worst day on a motorcycle?
BD Riding a spring opener in Portland in a downpour….
SA Favorite food?
SA What age did you learn to ride a motorcycle?
SA Funniest thing that ever happened to you while on a ride?
BD Flipping over the handlebars of a dirt bike that I had no business jumping on, I scraped the skin off my upper cheek the day before my brother’s wedding, my mom was furious.
SA Favorite post-ride beverage?
BD Ice cold beer
SA Name 3 immediate things you would like to accomplish in the world of riding.
BD Really learning to ride my GS off-road, taking some track days on my Thruxton, I am completely self-taught and know there is so much out there to make me a better rider…and a long moto adventure with my wife.
SA Name 3 long-term things you would like to accomplish in the world of riding.
BD Really get into some long moto adventures, take advantage of all the GS was made for. Continue to improve my riding skills and mechanical knowledge of motorcycles.