Skinny van Schalkwyk Shal Wilson
Skinny van Schalkwyk
SA Where do you currently live? Why do you live there?
SvS South Africa… have you ever tried to leave?
SA What or who inspired you to ride a motorcycle?
SA What bike(s) do you own?
SvS Billy-Bob: Yamaha R6 that I stunt with
Brom: Suzuki DR650 that I adventure with
Dapple: Suzuki BX120 SuperStar that I crazy with
SA Are you part of a women’s riding group? If so, which one(s)?
SvS Naaaap, I Braaaaap on my own
SA Where is your favorite ride and why?
SvS North South East West
As long as there’s dirt… or tar
As long as there’s no people… or some
As long as there’s sun… or stars
As long as it’s near… or far
SA Why do you ride or want to ride on 2-wheels?
SvS Why not? I tried the other hobbies… I suck at knitting, I’m too slow for athletics, and I’m too old for modeling.
SA Have you always been drive to explore adventurous activities?
SvS I could swing on a rope before I could walk.
SA What would you like to see more of when it comes to the women’s riding world?
SvS I’m not sure? What is “the women’s riding world”? Is there like another planet nobody told me about?!?! I’m buying a spaceship!
SA What gets you out of bed in the morning?
SvS The urge to not get fired
SA If you could ride anywhere next year, where would it be and why?
SvS I don’t know what’s gonna happen in the next 5 days. There is no way I can plan that far ahead. I’m not even sure I’ll live that long.
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?
SvS www.tankgirls.co.za. It has al my latest monthly newsletters about traveling, racing, events, and just being silly on a bike. But my FB page has all the latest photos and info: www.facebook.com/skinnybikerchicken
SA What was your worse day on a motorcycle?
SvS A very close encounter with the boot of a Mazda323. Four months out of action! I hate being sick or sore…
SA What is your favorite food?
SA What age did you learn to ride a motorcycle?
SA Funniest thing that ever happened to you while on a ride?
SvS Me and Chikita decided to go explore the deserted Pavuri area in northern South Africa. But… we forgot to tell anybody that we were going there, we didn’t take water, and we didn’t take jumper cables. We ended up getting stuck in the wild, with lions and elephants close by. Closest I ever got to death AND that’s including the Mazda323! The funny part about it is we wanna go back!
SA Favorite post ride beverage?
SvS Whisky & Tequila!
SA Name 3 immediate things you would like to accomplish in the world of riding.
SvS Highchair, Rolling Burnout, Circle Wheelie
SA Name 3 long term things you would like to accomplish in the world of riding.
SvS At the speed I’m learning to stunt… the same three things as mentioned above.