SA Where do you currently live? Why do you live there?
KK I live in Austin Texas. It is a beautiful place with great weather. Lots to do here.
SA What or who inspired you to ride a motorcycle?
KK My husband. When I met him he had two motorcycles and I had never ridden. After riding two up several times I decided, at age 52, to learn how to ride. I now own two motorcycles and my husband is still my biggest supporter.
SA What bike(s) do you own?
KK BMW 750 GS and a Yamaha XT 250
SA Are you part of a women’s riding group? If so, which one(s)?
KK Texas GS Girls
SA Where is your favorite ride and why?
KK I haven’t done a lot of rides but my favorite so far has been Colorado. If you need to ask why then you’ve never been!!
SA Why do you ride or want to ride on 2-wheels?
KK I love the experience. You truly feel in the elements and in nature. It is a wonderful escape.
SA Have you always been drive to explore adventurous activities?
KK Nope. I’ve been pretty much non-adventurous. Crazy, huh?
SA What would you like to see more of when it comes to the women’s riding world?
KK I’d like better women’s gear and more of it. I’d also like to see more rides with women friends.
SA What gets you out of bed in the morning?
KK I’m still trying to figure that one out since my retirement a year ago. I was always a workaholic so having down time is different for me. If I had to say one thing now, it is being there for others.
SA If you could ride anywhere next year, where would it be and why?
KK I want to ride Utah. All of the videos and pictures are just beautiful. I also have a desire to visit all of the National parks and can mark a lot of them off my list in just that one state!
SA What was your worse day on a motorcycle?
KK My first bike at age 52 was a BMW F700GS. A big bike and I had never ridden. While I can’t pinpoint a particular day, I can say it was every time I dropped my bike at the stupidest places – at a stop sign, at the gas pumps, in the driveway. I have always been a perfectionist and “failing” at this was so hard. I used Facebook to gather support from fellow riders who assured me everyone dropped their bikes (and still do). While I still struggle with the idea of not being a great rider, I have learned that it is okay to have these set backs. So I guess my worse day isn’t so bad.
SA What is your favorite food?
KK Seafood – especially scallops, fried shrimp, lobster.
SA What age did you learn to ride a motorcycle?
SA Funniest thing that ever happened to you while on a ride?
KK I’m not good at thinking of funny but coming across a cattle drive and riding alongside was pretty funny and amazing too!
SA Favorite post ride beverage?
KK Either a glass of wine or hot coffee.
SA Name 3 immediate things you would like to accomplish in the world of riding.
KK Get better at my slow maneuvering, see more of the great state of Texas, meet more people to ride with.
SA Name 3 long term things you would like to accomplish in the world of riding. KK Ride old route 66, ride in Alaska, ride in all of the National Parks.