LP Denver is my home. Work brought me here after living in many different parts of the country, but love of this area, and the people around, has kept me here. The Colorado life is for me!
SA What or who inspired you to ride a motorcycle?
LP I started riding with my husband and his buddy. Then, I just kept going. I have met loads of riders and non-riders alike who have convinced me two wheels are the best form of travel.
SA What bike(s) do you own?
LP 2015 BMW F700GS, 2002 BMW F650 GS, 2003 Yamaha XT225
SA Are you a part of a women’s riding group? If so, which one(s)?
LP I am a member of the Colorado GS Girls and the GS Girls
SA Where is your favorite ride and why?
LP I love all my rides, but I guess riding from Denver to Alaska and back was my favorite–for al the reasons you would think it was.
SA Why do you ride or want to ride on 2-wheels?
LP I love the freedom of going anywhere on a motorbike. I love the challenge of two wheels in questionable terrain, and coming through it feeling accomplished. Mostly, I love the people I meet along the way and the conversations started up by complete strangers simply because I’m a girl on a motorbike.
SA Have you always been driven to explore adventurous activities?
LP Somewhere in my late 20s I discovered a love for adventurous activities. I’m excited to try them al, but riding and rock climbing are my favorite two.
SA What would you like to see more of when it comes to the women’s riding world?
LP I want to see women achieve the skill and confidence they can without the intimidation this male-centric sport can bring. Also, high quality, attractive gear.
SA If you could ride anywhere next year, where would it be and why?
LP My husband are planning a trip for next year–Mexico, Central America, and South America!
SA Do you personally operate or work at a women-owned/operated moto related website, blog, or business that you’d like to tell folks about?
LP I write a blog called Girl On A Motorbike just because I enjoy doing it! Find it at
SA What was your worst day on a motorcycle?
LP I have been extremely fortunate to not have had anything that could be called a “worst day.”
SA Favorite food?
LP I simply love food. I LOVE to eat! And…I’m a fan of beer!
SA What age did you learn to ride a motorcycle?
LP I learned to ride at the age of 35.
SA Funniest thing that ever happened to you while on a ride?
LP So there I was, nearing the top of Mosquito Pass, a somewhat technical jeep road in South Park, Colorado. I was riding with my husband and two other male friends when, while waiting for my husband to fix something he had broken on his bike, I unexpectedly started my period. No facilities, no products. I was just thankful my GoreTex Klim pants, while preventing rain from getting in, also prevented anything else from getting out I just bounced along on rocks, rocks, more rocks, and rocky ledges, until we got to a restaurant for lunch. I begged off riding the pass back, and zoomed back on Tarmac! Sheesh!
SA Favorite post-ride beverage?
LP Beer. Yep, beer.
SA Name 3 immediate things you would like to accomplish in the world of riding.
LP 1–I would like to meet more women riders 2–I would like to encourage more women riders to reach beyond what they fear doing, and gain confidence. 3–I would like to explore more places with my husband and all of my riding friends.
SA Name 3 long-term things you would like to accomplish in the world of riding.
LP My long term goals are similar to my short term goals, simply adding the fact that I would like to travel the world and meet people while on two wheels.