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Profile of a Female Motorcyclist: Meet Nadieh a.k.a. Shoots

I feel like I’ve only found the tip of the iceberg when it comes to meeting lady motorcyclists! I’m so thankful for all the women that have step forward and shared their stories. Each one unique, full of wisdom, and real life lessons to learn. Thank you!

Buckle your seat belts because I am headed to Rotterdam in the Netherlands to introduce you to Nadieh a.k.a. @Shoots40. Nadieh is a motorcycle racer! Check out her web site Nadieh-Racing.nl.

Nahieh a.k.a @Shoots40

Nahieh a.k.a @Shoots40

How long have you been riding a motorcycle? 3.5 years, plus 4 years of pocketbikes

How did you learn to ride? When I started out racing pocketbikes at 14, my dad took me to a big empty parking lot to do braking and turning drills preparing for my first race. I didn’t get ride a ‘real’ motorcycle with a clutch and suspension (’97 Aprilia RS250 street bike) on the track until I was 18, and was dragging my knee, foot peg and exhaust by the end of the first day … using skills I mostly learned from reading books.

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Pocket-bike

What was your first motorcycle? The above mentioned 1997 Aprilia RS250.

'09 Aprilia 250

’09 Aprilia 250

How many have you owned? The Aprilia is the only one I fully paid for myself. But over the years I’ve had the pleasure of racing full seasons on a Ducati 749RS, Triumph Daytona 675R and Yamaha R6.

Why did you want to ride a motorcycle? I was tired of always watching others ride! Instead of spectating at a race, or being the passenger of either of my parents, all I wanted was to ride a bike myself. Lucky for me we discovered pocket-bikes.

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Nadieh on a Ducati

Tell us about your riding. I’m a racer through and through. I took a few lessons last year to see if I wanted to get my license, but did not enjoy riding the streets at all. There are so many things and people to watch out for, to me it’s more like a chore. Also I have a tough enough time staying out of trouble driving a car (I’ve perfected the racing lines on local roundabouts, frequently push 70-75 on small back roads, etc). My budget doesn’t allow for the fines I’d surely pick up riding a bike. One day, when my competitive streak doesn’t have the upper hand anymore, I do hope to go on a motorcycle vacation in the mountains of Italy.

What advice do you have for women who ride or want to ride a motorcycle? Just do it and don’t let anyone tell you women are lesser riders for whatever reason, because that’s bullcrap! Other than that, always make sure you’re having fun.

What is the longest trip that you’ve taken on your cycle? I suppose that would have to be my over an hour stint in the 2012 WERA Endurance race at Miller Motorsports Park, haha. Which so far is also the furthest I’ve ever traveled to compete in a race.

Do you belong to any motorcycle groups? Closest to this would be the BWMRC Racing Team. This team was founded very recently, and its purpose is to help promote women in road racing (road as in Isle of Man). I’m lucky to be involved with the start-up process, and will be competing in road races for BWMRC in the future.

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Do you have a favorite riding story? It’s hard to pick just one. The absolutely amazing 2 weeks I had at Miller last year with SGA Racing, the awesome 6-way battle at Brno during my first year in the 3D Cup. When purely about riding though, I’d have to go with my elbow down story. It was my second season of racing, and the first test with my new Triumph Daytona 675. On the last day clouds and lower temperatures prevented any improvement of lap times, so I was thinking of something else to do when I realized my elbow was dangerously close to the ground in one of the corners. I asked some of the other racers who’d been behind me about the distance to the ground, and they immediately started making fun of me (“yea I got my elbow down once too, and then my butt, back and head followed”). The looks on their faces when I came by to show off my scraped elbow 30 minutes later were priceless!

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What do you do when you’re not riding? Really everything I do has something to do with racing. I run my own team, and am in a transition year towards a full season of AMA. Most days are filled with contacting potential sponsors. I also work out daily, and have come to love riding my bicycle. In my spare time you can usually still find me at the track, hanging out with and supporting my friends. My other love is music! Whenever I do find a new sponsor, I can’t help but treat myself to a concert or new CD.

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Profile of a Female Motorcyclist: Meet Janis a.k.a. @PerfettoJanis

I am so happy that it is finally riding season here in Minnesota! And I am happy that I have another woman rider to feature here on the blog. I met Janis via Twitter a.k.a. @PerfettoJanis. She is an avid motorcyclist from Perry Georgia, but her heart is in her hometown of Tampa, Florida. And she is a blogger on MySphereIsYourSphere writing on many things including motorcycling, cooking and eating … some of my favorite subjects! Without further ado, here’s Janis!

Janis with her Triumph

Janis with her Triumph

How long have you been riding a motorcycle? Longer than I will admit – gives away my age. Let’s just say I was 12 years old the first time I swung my leg over.

How did you learn to ride? Funny you should ask, and I do not recommend this method. At the age of 12, I took my first ride on a Honda 125 with my very sadistic cousin who was about 14. I can remember how bad I just wanted to ride that thing for myself. After listening to me whine and beg for what seemed like all day, he relented. He got on the back with me and showed me how to pull in the clutch and shift the gears. We took off and while still in first gear, he hopped off. He failed to show me how to brake, or even where the brakes were. I rode around the block over and over. I was having the absolute thrill of my life. My older sister saw me go by on about the 20th trip and freaked out. She came running after me, demanding for me to get off that thing. Of course, I had no idea how to do that. I don’t remember figuring out how to stop, but somewhere along the way, I got stopped safely and from that point motorcycling was in my blood for good. Flash forward many years, I took the MSF course!

What was your first motorcycle? When I was 15 years old, my dad bought me a Honda 125, just like the one I “learned” to ride on. Unfortunately, I only saw it once in the back of my dad’s truck as he changed his mind and decided he didn’t want to put his little girl on a motorcycle.

My next first motorcycle was a Buell Blast. I put 1500 miles on and took it straight back to the dealer demanding that they sell me a real motorcycle.

How many have you owned? Five – including a Suzuki Hyabusa with 205 horsepower. It was just plain stupid fast.

Janis at Deals Gap Triumph

Janis at Deals Gap Triumph

Why did you want to ride a motorcycle? From my first experience to my own first motorcycle, I cannot remember ever wanting anything more than to just ride. I love the sound, the smell, and most of all, the thrill of the ride.

Tell us about your riding. Commuter, pleasure, vacation, racing, or ? I ride for every reason you can name and probably some you cannot.

What advice do you have for women who ride or want to ride a motorcycle? I have often been asked for advice from women who want to ride, and I always tell them that riding is something that will provide them with an independence unequaled to anything else in life. Riding will touch you to your very soul. For me, I can solve my problems while riding. I can create a “think tank” that will provide me with the quiet time necessary for my deepest, innermost personal dilemmas. I get in touch with God, as well as myself. If I am stressed, and who isn’t, I can get on either of my motorcycles and within a very short period of time, my stress is gone. My advice is just do it!

Janis at San Rafael Swell Utah

Janis at San Rafael Swell Utah

What is the longest trip that you’ve taken on your cycle? I take an extended trip every summer. Two summers ago, I shipped my bike and flew to San Jose, CA. I rode back from San Jose, CA to Perry, GA. I intended to do the whole trip solo, but got stuck with another rider to Grand Junction, Colorado. So from Grand Junction to Perry, GA, I was solo.  I wanted to make a coast to coast trip out if it and travel on to the coast of Georgia, but by the time I was near home, I found the extra eight to ten hour round trip a little more than I wanted to do at that time. I rode almost 5,000 miles that summer as I criss-crossed my way across the states. In June, I will be taking off for Montana and hope to travel to Oregon and maybe Washington too.

Do you belong to any motorcycle groups? Off or online? I belong to Women On Wheels, a fantastic organization for women who love motorcycling. We accept all women who love motorcycling regardless of the make of their motorcycles and which part of the seat they occupy. We have real life meetings, rides and events as well as an online forum. I also belong to AMA.

Janis with her Fatboy at Niagara Falls

Janis’ Fatboy at Niagara Falls

Do you have a favorite riding story? One of my favorite stories is about a trip to West Virginia from Florida with friends, a married couple. We were about two hours from our destination when we were hit with a deluge and soaked to the core before we could manage to get off the road and into rain gear. Not wanting to unpack my whole bag for dry clothes for such a short distance, I decided I could just wear my Frogtogs rain suit. My friend’s husband was horrified by that prospect and let me know that if I should “go down,” I would expose everything my mamma gave me to whomever would be witness. Well, we were only another hour away and I would be fine. Off we went. I was getting pretty tired of the circular tan on my hands from the cutouts of my gloves, so I took them off and stashed them in my bags. I will say that I never ride without a helmet, but saw no concern for my skin. We got to within a half mile of our destination and had to ride on “Loop Road.” Loop wasn’t quite accurate for this road’s name. It was a loop with switchbacks, it was also a steep climb up, and it was slanted at about a 30 degree angle. Half way into the arc of the switch-back, I froze. After a berating from my friend’s jerk-husband, I attempted to proceed. It is a very difficult task to take off in the middle of a circle going straight up at a slanted disadvantage. I dropped my bike. I rolled down the road which meant I was rolling down a mountain in West Virgina – the mountain state. And I had zero protection for my body, especially my hands! My Frogtogs ripped, but thankfully only at the knee, and my hands, which I instinctively put out to break my fall, were gouged full of gravel, dirt, and mud. My hands were bleeding and so was my knee, but hurt most of all was my pride. The lesson I learned was to never ever ride without gloves, and a Frogtog rain suit offers protection only from the rain!

What do you do when you’re not riding? For my career, I am a high school English teacher. I just completed my Master’s in instructional technology/media specialist, so I am hoping to land a job next school year as a media specialist (librarian). For pleasure, I am an avid reader, and currently writing the next great novel!

P.S. Ladies! Let me know if you’d like to share your story too! Email me at: pamela(dot)court(at)gmail(dot)com < Trying to keep the spammers at bay!

Remix: Profile of a Female Motorcyclist: Meet Madeleine

We first met Madeleine back on April 22, 2012. I’m doing a bit of a remix of her profile since some things have changed and she’s updated some of her answers. I also wanted to share that Madeleine is going to embark on another adventure this summer and is looking for a rider to join her.  She will be riding to Alaska starting on Friday June 28, 2013. Details will be posted on her site. Madeleine is looking for only one riding companion, not a group of riders. This rider needs to be able to pull their own weight because it will be a budget ride staying in hostels/motels and some camping when necessary. Madeleine rides between 300 to 500 miles a day depending on weather and road conditions. Now back to the profile!

Madeleine from Worcester, MA is our next lady rider! She has taken some long adventurous trips. You can find Madeleine on Twitter @mvelazquez57 or on her blog Miss Rider which is filled with stories and pictures.

How long have you been riding a motorcycle? Around 25 years

How did you learn to ride? Chasing my son around the trails riding dirt bikes. Love motocross!!!

What was your first motorcycle? Street bike, Kawasaki Vulcan 500 (hated it). Dirt bike, Yamaha 125 something, don’t remember any more.

How many have you owned? 9 including dirt bikes

Why did you want to ride a motorcycle? The thrill, fresh air, freedom, excitement (too many fun words to describe why)!

 Tell us about your riding. Commute to work, mostly on a 50cc scooter now.  Pleasure riding.  But mostly, long distance touring, like coast to coast alone.

What advice do you have for women who ride or want to ride a motorcycle? Get on two wheels and ride, ride, and ride some more so you can get so tired and sleep at night.

What is the longest trip that you’ve taken on your cycle? My longest ride was the summer of 2012. 24,140 kilometers (~15,000 miles) with a ride from the Boston area to the Panama Canal round trip that included Sturgis, South Dakota and Canada, 9 countries, 23 American states. (Check out the details on her blog.)

Do you belong to any motorcycle groups? No, I am a solo rider now.  I do have a membership to the American Motorcycle Association and love reading the monthly articles posted by other riders.

Do you have a favorite riding story? Yes, read about it here in my blog. (Check out the pictures too!)  I have so many wonderful riding stories, but this one is my favorite because it involves the animals.

What do you do when you’re not riding? I ski in the winter and teach high school students.

Madeleine standing on a motorcycle!

Madeleine standing on a motorcycle!

Profile of a Female Motorcyclist: Meet Highwaylass

These profiles of female motorcyclists have truly gone international! My next guest is from Cambridgeshire, UK. On Twitter she is known as @Highwaylass a.k.a. Shelia. She is a prolific blogger on Transport of Delight. Don’t forget to dial it into your RSS feed! Grab your helmet, jacket, and boots as we fly across the world to meet Highwaylass!

Highwaylass says, “The photo was taken in January this year when I was riding in Australia. There are some great stories about that trip too 😉 !”

How long have you been riding a motorcycle? Since 1996

How did you learn to ride? I took my CBT in October, which is the first step towards getting a license in the UK- it’s a day of training, you start in a car park doing figures of 8 and U-turns, and then they lead you out on to the road, which after just a few hours on a bike I found quite terrifying. With my CBT I was allowed to ride on the road unsupervised, so I put my L-plates on and practiced every day after work in car parks and housing estates. I was helped by a couple of local riders I’d met through cix_bikers and the Wycombe Motorcycle Action Group: Ken Haylock and Rik Wells. They used to ride out with me and take me pillion occasionally so that I could see what I was supposed to be doing!  In May the following year I took a 2-day intensive course with a test at the end of it. I remember a blinding headache at the end of the first day and being really worried about having to take my test in the rain. The training school lent me a bright yellow pair of fisherman’s trousers so I felt like an absolute numpty. Passed, though! And the day after my test I was doing a cix_bikers track day at CadwellPark. It must have seemed like a good idea at the time …

What was your first motorcycle? I bought a Kawasaki KH100 to learn on. After passing my test I sold the KH100 to another learner and bought a Yamaha Diversion 600.

How many have you owned? Six altogether: the KH100, the Diversion, and a Kawasaki W650 which had a shocking backfire I couldn’t live with. “They all do that, it’s a feature, madam,” said the dealership so I traded it in for a Triumph Adventurer, which I still have. I owned Ruby Thursday, a 1200 GS for three years, but decided I didn’t need her and an Africa Twin. The Africa Twin is called 2Moos Lautrec, because the 2 little girls who live next door thought he looked like a cow. I asked FaceBook friends to name some famous cows and 2Moos was the winner, although it is a terrible pun. The Triumph doesn’t have a name, or if she does, she’s keeping it to herself.

Why did you want to ride a motorcycle? I always wanted to ride a bike. I thought bikers were the coolest people in the world. My dad talked about buying me one to ride to college on, but it never happened – I suspect my mum declared it insufficiently ladylike. I didn’t know any bikers, so I got my car licence like a normal person and watched wistfully as the bikers filtered past me in the traffic jams.

When my then-husband’s car got nicked in 1995 I reached a deal with him that he’d take my car and I’d use his insurance money to buy a bike and get trained. I was gutted when the police found his car where the thieves had left it! But it gave me the final push towards becoming a biker. We sold his car and I spent the money on the KH100 and my training.

Tell us about your riding. I ride about 12,000 miles a year, commuting and touring. I used to live and work in London, and I rode to work most days as I found dicing with the traffic was a great way to kick-start my brain! At the moment I’m mostly cycling to work, and riding on weekends and holidays. I tour in the UK, alone and with friends.  I have done a couple of track days but I’m not quick. For me, riding’s about exploring this amazing world and meeting the fantastic people in it.

What advice do you have for women who ride or want to ride a motorcycle? Get trained, get good gear, and get out there. I wish I had started earlier. I was 26 when I passed my test but I could have done it at 18 and had 8 more years of riding. Don’t believe anyone who tries to tell you that it’s a man’s world. There are so many amazing and inspirational lady riders, both past and present.  Read The Rugged Road by Teresa Wallach; Lois on the Loose by Lois Pryce; and The Perfect Vehicle by Melissa Holbrook Pierson if you need some encouragement. And then start your own adventure.

What is the longest trip that you’ve taken on your cycle? Most years I ride Land’s End to John O’Groats with a group of friends from the Round Britain Rally. We take about 10 days to do it and ride all round the UK. It’s about 2,000 miles, which probably doesn’t sound much to US or Australian riders but it’s been one of the best things I’ve ever done. There isn’t going to be an End-to-End this year, but I’m riding to Shetland instead for the Simmer Dim Rally.

Do you belong to any motorcycle groups? When I started riding I got to know the cix_bikers, an internet community from the days before the net had pictures. They gave me lots of advice and encouragement and I’m still in touch with some of them now. I’m involved with the two main biker lobby groups in the UK, the BMF and MAG, but my main club is the Round Britain Rally. It has a brilliant social side as well as the main event which is the navigational rally.

Do you have a favorite riding story? I have so many! Riding has brought so many amazing people and experiences into my life.  But I think probably this one, because it meant so much to me that my friends came to support me. My official description in the One and Other archive is “Harmonica Girl and Bikers.”

What do you do when you’re not riding? I plan future rides and write stories about past ones!  I am incredibly blessed in that I get to work some of the time as a motorcycle journalist. But it’s being a Public Relations Officer that pays the bills.

The photo was taken in January this year when I was riding in Australia. There are some great stories about that trip too 😉

Profile of a Female Motorcyclist: Meet Kate

We are going to jump the pond over to London, UK and meet my next guest Kate or KP as her friends call her! I love cyberspace because you never know who you’ll meet. Kate is another woman that stopped by the blog, left a comment, and I jumped at the opportunity to invite her too! You can find her on Twitter @laminch and she’s started a blog Motorbikes, adventures, life!

Kate and her Triumph Speedmaster in cranberry red

How long have you been riding a motorcycle? Seven months

How did you learn to ride? It was a long five months that started with an awful bike school in central London and finished up with the amazing Valley Bike School in Lancashire. It took me a couple of attempts but I think that worked in my favour. It meant that I had more lessons, took it at my own pace and passed when I was truly ready.

What was your first motorcycle? A Triumph Speedmaster in cranberry red. A real beauty and an ideal first bike. Stable, great for those with shorter legs (although I’m fairly tall at 5’ 7” so that was less of an issue for me) and wonderful for leisurely rides to the coast with friends.

How many have you owned? I’m onto my second after only seven months! My ‘biking personality’ emerged fairly quickly and I have moved onto a Triumph Tiger 800. More practical for my needs but also fits well with my lifestyle and interests.

Kate with her Triumph Tiger 800

Why did you want to ride a motorcycle? I’d loved the idea since I was a kid, but as I got older it was about adventure and independence, challenging myself and a determination to make the most of life.

Tell us about your riding. It takes me longer to get the bike out of the garage than it would to ride to work so as nice as it would be to commute on it, there’s not much point! Its pleasure and vacation for me.

What advice do you have for women who ride or want to ride a motorcycle? Go for it, and ignore the hundreds of tales you’ll no doubt get told about accidents and friends of friends who died! Make sure you get to learn at your own pace and don’t put up with poor customer service, whether it’s from a school or a shop. You’re in charge.

What is the longest trip that you’ve taken on your cycle? 800 miles, a trip up to my parents in Derbyshire combined with a few days enjoying the beautiful Peak District.

Do you belong to any motorcycle groups? I have a group of friends I meet up with who have all connected through work, we range from adventure bike owners to Harley riders.

Do you have a favorite riding story? More ‘embarrassing’ than favorite but I’ll never forget it: Whilst I was still learning to ride my friend insisted I take his beautiful, gleaming Harley for a spin in private park land. I was doing really well, avoiding the deer that were enjoying the summer evening, gaining in confidence (while realizing that a Harley really wasn’t my kind of bike). When I pulled up I was taken by surprise by the weight of the thing and promptly dropped it, scratching some of the chrome and damaging a few bits and pieces. Turns out my friend is the most calm man on the planet, he didn’t flinch, helped me up and we have remained good friends. The guy deserves a medal!

What do you do when you’re not riding? Work; I manage the front line staff at a Royal palace that is open to the public. Hiking, cycling, and exploring the art and culture scene in London.

Profile of a Female Motorcyclist: Meet Tyler

I “met” Tyler when she stopped by the blog and left a comment. I am so glad she took me up on the invitation to share her story here. Tyler is from Santa Clara, CA and has an incredible come-back story that changed her life forever. I cannot begin to express my appreciation to her for sharing some of the lessons she’s learned. Tyler, you rock!

How long have you been riding a motorcycle? Four years as pillion, 12 years as pilot.

In June 2009, on a long distance trip to Wyoming, I was involved in a near fatal motorcycle accident. In Carey, Idaho, I made one of those split second decisions that didn’t seem like a big deal at the time but it was and it changed my life forever. I thought the driver of the semi had seen me as I pulled up alongside of him. He didn’t see me and started his left hand turn, knocking me and the bike to the ground and ran over me.

Yup, I got run over by a semi. I was wearing full gear but when you’re run over by 150,000 pounds of load, I don’t think it would have mattered if my gear was made of titanium! I had a crushed pelvis, internal injuries, and severe degloving injuries on my legs but no spinal or head trauma or broken limbs. They didn’t think I’d make it through the night, but I did. They weren’t sure they would be able to save my legs, but they did. No one thought I’d be able to walk again, but by the grace of God and a whole lot of earth angels, I am. I was in the hospital for four months, endured many grafting surgeries, a month in rehab, and then back home after about six months. I never thought I would ride again.

Fast forward a few months later and I’m missing riding … being with my friends, experiencing the world, meeting new people, finding new places … but I didn’t feel like I could take the risk of two-wheels again given the extent of the damage to my legs. I didn’t use up one of my nine lives with my experience … I used up about 8-1/2!

So I did some research and settled on a 2009 CanAm Spyder (3-wheels). It’s very different from riding two-wheels but affords more stability and I still have the wind in my face, the throttle in my hand, and 1000 cc’s between my legs!

Tyler on a photo shoot in Boise, ID for St. Alphonsus Hospital – she was featured in a Healing Story commercial!

How did you learn to ride? I got into motorcycling through a gent I was dating. When he planned to move out of state, I signed up for the MSF course on the guise of understanding the workings of the bike so I could be a better passenger. But I ended up loving piloting my own and it seemed easier to get my own bike than find a new boyfriend to ride with!

What was your first motorcycle? Suzuki GZ250

How many have you owned? Six street bikes – GZ250, Honda Shadow, Triumph Trophy, SV650, FZ1, CanAm Spyder;  one dirt bike – CRF230

Why did you want to ride a motorcycle? The first time I got on the back of a bike, I was 22 and dating a guy with a bike. We hopped on (no gear laws at that time so jeans and tennis shoes only *shudder* to head for the beach. Unfortunately, we low-sided on some gravel but fortunately sustained minor injuries … the moto gods were looking out for us. After that, I was never comfortable on a bike so chose not to ride at all.

Fast forward 20 years later … I don’t know what changed but all of a sudden I got “IT”… the “IT” that is so difficult to describe to folks who don’t ride. When you ride a motorcycle, you are a part of the world rather than just plowing through it … the sights, the smells, the ocean, the redwoods, the sun, the rain, the perfect apex through a turn. And I love finding those gems along the way – the quaint towns or unusual sights off the beaten path that you miss when driving a car. There is an article written by Dave Karlotski called “Season of the Bike” that does a pretty good job at putting it all into words. If anyone asks me, I just tell them to look that up!

Tell us about your riding. Occasionally, I will commute but not often … it’s crazy around the Bay Area during rush hour! Mostly I ride for pleasure/vacation. I also lead what we call “newbie” rides for newer riders to help them meet other riders, gain confidence and skill, and show them some of my favorite local backroads!

What advice do you have for women who ride or want to ride a motorcycle?  Definitely take the MSF to find out if riding is for you before investing thousands of dollars in a bike and gear. Do what is best for you and listen to your inner voice – buy whatever bike you feel most comfortable on not what someone else tells you that you should ride. Include the best gear you can into your bike budget. ATGATT!! [All The Gear All The Time] Most importantly, always, ALWAYS be true to yourself when riding. Go with your own pace and don’t get pressured into “keeping up” or doing something you’re not comfortable with. Listen to that little voice and go with what you feel is right for you.

What is the longest trip that you’ve taken on your cycle? In October 2011, I did about 3500 miles on a Southwest Adventure visiting Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, Monument Valley, and the Grand Canyon. In March 2012, I did a 2700-mile trip to Baja, MX. This summer will be to Canada!

Do you belong to any motorcycle groups? I participate in several online forums, am active in my local riding community with newbie rides, etc., and am also the President of Dangerous Curves, a local women’s riding group … although we do let the men come with us … as long as they behave!

I also started a women’s touring company several years ago, NorthStar Moto Tours. I was just getting things going when my accident happened but am hoping to see if I can get things going again in 2013. Had to focus on healing myself first!

Do you have a favorite riding story? Only one? Every ride has a story that goes along with it!

What do you do when you’re not riding? I love photography which I combine with my moto trips. I’m the office manager for a commercial litigation firm, mom to a fabulous 20-year old daughter, and also have a musical theatre background both choreographing and performing in musicals.

Tyler and some of her fabulous photography

International Female Ride Day 2011

Friday, May 6th is International Female Ride Day. This is the fifth year of calling together all women riders to JUST RIDE!

Ladies, let's ride!

“Sport bike, cruiser, scooter, off-road, touring or competition, regardless of what type or style of motorcycling interest, International Female Ride Day makes one simple request of women – Just Ride! Get on your bikes, be out there and be visible.  The concept has assembled its power and participation in this simple, worldwide-synchronized theme linking a chain of women through the shared activity of motorcycling. It’s one day to celebrate and highlight the many numbers of women who share their passion for the sport. The fact that every female rider participating on May 6th is a role model for others not yet taken the step to enjoy motorcycling, has added to the event’s intentions and participation.” {source}

Calling all BMW, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Norton, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory, Yamaha, and any other bikes to come on out and RIDE!

Join International Female Ride Day on Facebook.