KP Santa Fe, NM. I ended up in the land of entrapment, because of my ex. Now that I’ve been here for 20+ years I can’t find anywhere else that I’d want to live. The weather is just about perfect for riding year round.
SA What or who inspired you to ride a motorcycle?
KP I had always wanted to try riding a motorcycle, but family and friends were against it. I gave myself an MSF class for my 38th birthday.
SA What bike(s) do you own?
KP I have a Triumph Tiger, husky TXC 250, Yam TW200, and a Triumph 675 road race bike.
SA Are you a part of a women’s riding group? If so, which one(s)?
KP Not any women specific groups.
SA Where is your favorite ride and why?
KP My favorite dirt ride is the single track around my home, my favorite street ride is Santa Fe to Mora, to Angel Fire, to Taos, and back. It’s a stunning loop. My favorite racetrack is Miller.
SA Why do you ride or want to ride on 2-wheels?
KP Being on 2 wheels makes me happy. Regardless, of anything else going on in my life.
SA Have you always been driven to explore adventurous activities?
KP I started off riding horses, it wasn’t a hard switch to move to bikes. It gives me the same feeling of freedom.
SA What would you like to see more of when it comes to the women’s riding world?
KP Women’s gear that actually fits.
SA What gets you out of bed in the morning?
KP The idea of my next adventure… work is a necessity so I can go play.
SA If you could ride anywhere next year, where would it be and why?
KP I’d like to take a ride around Europe.
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?
KP I have my blog:
SA What was your worst day on a motorcycle?
KP My last crash on the racetrack… Broken, ankle, concussion, detached right thumb, 3 cracked ribs, and slipped discs in my neck.
SA Favorite food?
KP Chocolate Ice Cream
SA What age did you learn to ride a motorcycle?
SA Funniest thing that ever happened to you while on a ride?
KP I still have the mental image of me flipping my dirt bike on Imogene pass… I ended up with my feet over my head, and stuck under the bike laughing so hard I couldn’t get up on my own.
SA Favorite post-ride beverage?
KP Lots of water, followed by a Cider.
SA Name 3 immediate things you would like to accomplish in the world of riding.
KP 12K mile ride up to Deadhorse, and crossing the Arctic Circle twice (once in AK and once in Canada) this summer.
SA Name 3 long-term things you would like to accomplish in the world of riding.
KP I’d like to compete in a Professional Motorcycle race, ride to the tip of South America and ride all 4 corners of the US.