SA Where do you currently live? Why do you live there?
TR Ashland, OR. Work and beautiful rides!
SA What or who inspired you to ride a motorcycle?
TR My aunt. Growing up around a lot of males and an auto mechanic grandfather there was a lot of pressure to be “one of the guys”. My aunt didnt give a fuck. She could be one of the guys but was always a proud and confident WOMAN while she did so.
SA What bike(s) do you own?
TR 2003 Honda Shadow
1985 Yamaha Maxim
SA Are you a part of a women’s riding group? If so, which one(s)?
TR Hoping to join The Litas in Medford
SA Where is your favorite ride and why?
TR Through The Applegate to the coast then along the Redwood Highway. I love the curvy roads, amazing views and how few cars you encounter.
SA Why do you ride or want to ride on 2-wheels?
TR Closest I’ll get to flying. Makes me feel alive.
SA Have you always been driven to explore adventurous activities?
TR Oh yeah. I’ve always been an outdoorswoman. Rock climbing, swimming, hiking, camping, skiing, biking… I love getting my heart pumping.
SA What would you like to see more of when it comes to the women’s riding world?
TR Riding clothing that fits and isn’t pink.
SA What gets you out of bed in the morning?
TR Work. Or a Pitbull.
SA If you could ride anywhere next year, where would it be and why?
TR The entirety of the Redwood Highway. Full west coast. I love that road. I know the Redwoods and the mountains, I want to see the rest of it!
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?
TR Nope. I am a freelance photographer who documents my trips.
SA What was your worst day on a motorcycle?
TR When my engine jammed in 1st gear and I had to get home going 10 miles per hour. It was my first motorcycle and I never rode her again. Engine was shot.
SA Favorite food?
SA What age did you learn to ride a motorcycle?
TR A Honda Trail 90 at 14
SA Funniest thing that ever happened to you while on a ride?
TR Two birds flew out of a bush in front of my friend and I, the second bird got my friend in the knee. Rather than learn from its feathered friend, bird one turned around to come check on his buddy only to run straight into my chest.
SA Favorite post-ride beverage?
SA Name 3 immediate things you would like to accomplish in the world of riding.
TR Ride the west coast of the US; Meet more women riders; Be able to photograph high speeds better.
SA Name 3 long-term things you would like to accomplish in the world of riding.
TR Ride to Argentina; Own a Harley; Get my scared mother on a motorcycle.