I have a new cyber friend for y’all to meet! Her name is Lynnea and she is from upstate South Carolina (I’m already jealous of her because I’m guessing she can ride most of the year). She found my blog and answered my call for lady motorcyclists! Yay!!
How long have you been riding a motorcycle? 35 years
How did you learn to ride? By the seat of my pants! Just bought a Honda C250T and taught myself–in Boston, no less.
What was your first motorcycle? See above
How many have you owned? At least 11. I currently ride a 1975 Moto Morini which we had restored–I had it repainted to look like a cafe racer from TRON.
Why did you want to ride a motorcycle? I tried driving my high school boyfriend’s Honda 350 and instantly loved it. I already loved horses and riding, but this was even better!
Tell us about your riding. Pleasure, although racing is still on my bucket list.
What advice do you have for women who ride or want to ride a motorcycle? Take a MSF course first to see how you like it and to get real training. Then buy a smaller bike to learn on.
What is the longest trip that you’ve taken on your cycle? Indiana to Massachusetts and back.
Do you belong to any motorcycle groups? Italian Motorcycle Owners Club of North America, Inc. (IMOC), a club I founded in 1982 in MA. The annual rally draws over 600 bikes and is now the largest all-Italian motorcycle rally of its kind in the country. Yes, I am proud of my baby, and extremely grateful that the current officers have kept it alive and thriving over the years. Also belong to Old Crap Riders! group in Greenville, SC.
Do you have a favorite riding story? Not specifically, but my husband of 28 years, Roland, and I met through mutual motorcycling friends. We have a 25-year old son who is a CPA, and our 19-year old daughter had taken the MSF course. We have met wonderful people over the years and made some great friends.
What do you do when you’re not riding? I am a corn snake breeder; belong to a Star Trek Club; travel every year overseas (Roland is Swiss); former belly dancer and hand-weaver; love to be with my family and friends.
Helllo Lineea – so good to hear of other lady riders and their story.
Awesome looking bike you have there.
Enjoyed reading your story, Lynnea, and I completely agree with your suggestion for learning to ride. Have fun / ride safe!
Thank you! Ride safe!