SA Where do you currently live? Why do you live there?
JH I live in Germany – near by the former capital Bonn (that’s approximately in the middle…)
SA What or who inspired you to ride a motorcycle?
JH Nobody – it was a natural need 🙂
SA What bike(s) do you own?
JH 1. Honda Africa Twin RD 04 (1992)
KTM EXC 400 (2002)
Suzuki DR 650 (in the USA)
SA Where is your favorite ride and why?
JH Couldn’t tell – I love riding/travelling through nature, being able to stop whenever I want – without a plan or a strict route…
SA Why do you ride or want to ride on 2-wheels?
JH I have no idea – I just love travelling on two wheels…
SA Have you always been drive to explore adventurous activities?
JH Yes…. my parents sent me to Peru as an exchange student when I was 14. With 16 I was an exchange student in the USA. In 2013 I was able to take a sabbatical year and so I rode from Alaska to Chile. Last year I drove from Germany to Kazakhstan and visited the world exhibition.
SA What would you like to see more of when it comes to the women’s riding world?
JH I don’t care if it’s women or men who ride – just do it – ride your bike….
SA What gets you out of bed in the morning?
JH Coffee – definitely coffee
SA If you could ride anywhere next year, where would it be and why?
JH Spain – Spain is a beautiful riding country – the food is brilliant, people are very friendly, the landscape is impressive – I love the language + the roads! The roads are unbelievable!!!
SA Do you personally operate or work at a women owned/operated moto related website, blog or business that you would like to tell folks about?
JH Here is my Homepage: www.fahrbelwesen.de – it’s all in German – sorry ladies…. but lots of pictures!!
SA What was your worse day on a motorcycle?
JH Riding from Aktöbe to Atyrau (Kazakhstan) – very hot and 400 km destroyed roads. Almost no water and no shadow at all….
SA What is your favorite food?
JH Now that’s the Problem!!! – I almost love all food!
SA What age did you learn to ride a motorcycle?
JH 16 – in the USA!
SA Funniest thing that ever happened to you while on a ride?
JH In Ipiales (that’s in Columbia at the border to Ecuador) there is a famous church. Everybody wants to see it. There is a little parking lot where you have a wonderful sight to the church. We were there (4 riders: 2 male, 2 female) and suddenly a bus stopped full of Columbian women. They all jumped out and took pictures of the fully packed bikes and wanted the male riders to be with them on the picture as well. After 10 minutes we went in the bus and took off – they had forgotten to take pictures of the church! Here is a picture of that situation: http://www.fahrbelwesen.de/s/cc_images/cache_2443502070.jpg?t=1384055272
SA Favorite post ride beverage?
JH Beer – hey! I’m German!!
SA Name 3 immediate things you would like to accomplish in the world of riding.
JH 1. Kamtschatka – far east Russia
Namibia – but I suck at sand riding!
All the BDRs!
SA Name 3 long-term things you would like to accomplish in the world of riding.
JH As soon as I’m retired I want to sell the house, by a small camper, take the bikes and travel the world forever!