SA Where do you currently live? Why do you live there?
LW I live in the Sacramento, CA area. It’s where my job is, but it’s also great that the Sierra Nevadas are so close.
SA What or who inspired you to ride a motorcycle?
LW My girlfriend and my sense of adventure inspired me.
SA What bike(s) do you own?
LW 2017 TW200 … for now.
SA Are you part of a women’s riding group? If so, which one(s)?
LW Used to be part of Rhinestone Riders back when I had a CanAm Spyder. Now just a part of the riding community in general.
SA Where is your favorite ride and why?
LW Anywhere in the mountains… because, the mountains, the fresh air, the smell of the pines trees and the cool water in the snowmelt rivers and lakes.
SA Why do you ride or want to ride on 2-wheels?
LW I used to be very nervous on 2 wheels, still am sometimes. But I have so much fun, even when I fall over in the dirt and rocks. It’s always an adventure and there’s always something to learn about riding.
SA Have you always been drive to explore adventurous activities?
LW I’ve always loved to camp, hike, ATV, and explore the outdoors in general. Having a dual sport has opened up so many more opportunities and roads.
SA What would you like to see more of when it comes to the women’s riding world?
LW Continued camaraderie and training and fun events.
SA What gets you out of bed in the morning?
LW Having to feed my dogs and knowing it’s one day closer to the weekend. Oh and if I’m riding my bike to work, that puts pep in my step.
SA If you could ride anywhere next year, where would it be and why?
LW Head back to Colorado b/c it’s gorgeous there and there are so many trails.
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?
LW No. But please support your local school libraries!
SA What was your worse day on a motorcycle?
LW Haven’t had one yet.
SA What is your favorite food?
LW Mexican food!
SA What age did you learn to ride a motorcycle?
LW 2 wheels…43 (6 months ago)
SA Funniest thing that ever happened to you while on a ride?
LW Whenever I fall over in general.
SA Favorite post ride beverage?
LW Iced tea or cold water.
SA Name 3 immediate things you would like to accomplish in the world of riding.
LW Improve my riding skills on and off road, standing and shifting at the same time, and brake turn slides.
SA Name 3 long term things you would like to accomplish in the world of riding.
LW Motorcycle camping, longer adventures and maybe, maybe a pop a wheelie!