I Victoria BC. Year-round riding and great roads in this province, both on and off road riding.
SA What or who inspired you to ride a motorcycle?
I My need for speed, and my love for the great outdoors.
SA What bike(s) do you own?
I BMW F800GS Adventure. Bought it new in Nov. 2015.
SA Where is your favorite ride and why?
I Idaho state. Nice people, beautiful roads, no traffic, awesome camping and 5 star scenery.
SA Have you always been driven to explore adventurous activities?
I Yup! As a child while most young girls were planning their weddings for Barbie & Ken, I was fantasizing about travelling the world and meeting strangers from distant lands. Of course I did my best daydreaming when I was alone, way up high in our 100-foot tree in the backyard.
SA What would you like to see more of when it comes to the women’s riding world?
I More women on bikes!!!
SA What gets you out of bed in the morning?
I My Rottweiler!
SA If you could ride anywhere next year, where would it be and why?
I Monument Valley, Utah. To celebrate 10 years of riding with my husband. It’s been 10 years since we were there.
SA Do you personally operate or work at a women-owned/operated moto related website, blog, or business that you’d like to tell us about? If so, what is it?
I Nope! But once I’m retired, I would very like to create a memory blog of my past 25 years of riding. And of course any future trips I do between now and then.
SA What was your worst day on a motorcycle?
I I had rented a motorcycle for the day in Turkey and travelled from Kas, high into the Taurus Mts. I had the Captain of my yacht on the back with me. Thank gawd he was with me so he could translate as a plain clothed policeman wanted to arrest me for prostitution. He demanded to see my Passport, which I amazingly decided to carry with me that day. Another ‘thank gawd’! It was such a horrible experience for me. On the way down the steep switchback narrow mountain pass (nighttime now), I popped a wheelie and crashed the bike. All 3 of us were ok, except for the second-degree burns on my left ankle. Two shots of bourbon back on the boat set me right again. I’m still glad I climbed that mountain!
SA Favorite food?
I I’ll eat anything fresh and yummy.
SA What age did you learn to ride a motorcycle?
SA Funniest thing that ever happened to you while on a ride?
I Leaving my husband behind when he had a flat tire. We just left for a 2 week ride and we were on our way to catch the ferry to the mainland and due to heavy morning traffic, I just thought he had fallen behind , and I typically ride faster then him. I had no idea he had a flat tire. Boy was he ever mad at me. Lol. We laugh about it now.
SA Favorite post-ride beverage?
I Water, water, and more water. And then a beer at the campsite.
SA Name 3 immediate things you would like to accomplish in the world of riding.
I Circumnavigate the Mediterranean Sea. Ride through Morocco. Finish my trip down to Cabo San Lucas.
SA Name 3 long-term things you would like to accomplish in the world of riding.