MJ Bainbridge Island, WA because I love living in the middle of the trees, close to the water and amazing Olympic Penninsula rides with my daily motorcycle commute to Seattle on a ferry!
SA What or who inspired you to ride a motorcycle?
MJ My older sister’s boyfriend gave me a ride on the back of his Harley when I was about 7 years old. We rode for about 30 minutes and I always wanted to learn how to ride ever since. Been riding 24 years now.
SA What bike(s) do you own?
MJ 1988 HD Heritage Softail with Apes 1340cc, 2001 Triumph Bonneville 800cc, and a 2013 Honda CB500x ADV
SA Are you a part of a women’s riding group? If so, which one(s)?
MJ Just moved to Seattle area so I’m just meeting people. I never really ride in a group except for mostly guys since where I was from there were not many women riders.
SA Where is your favorite ride and why?
MJ So far…Death Valley – the extremes in weather and the long distance vistas. I have a feeling this will soon change living in PNW.
SA Why do you ride or want to ride on 2-wheels?
MJ It is soothes my soul and inspires my spirit!
SA Have you always been driven to explore adventurous activities?
MJ Absolutely yes.
SA What would you like to see more of when it comes to the women’s riding world?
MJ More inclusiveness not based on the type of motorcycle you ride!
SA What gets you out of bed in the morning?
MJ My American Stafford Terrier named Joan Jett!
SA If you could ride anywhere next year, where would it be and why?
MJ From Seattle to the Artic Circle is my plan in 2017, to combine my love of riding, my love of Alaska and my bucket list item of seeing the Northern Lights.
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?
MJ Not yet!
SA What was your worst day on a motorcycle?
MJ Getting hit by a truck making a right from the center lane!
SA Favorite food?
MJ Brownies and milk.
SA Favorite post-ride beverage?
MJ Water or a Zevia Root beer!
SA Name 3 immediate things you would like to accomplish in the world of riding.
MJ Teach, Artic Circle, and get my sidecar license.