Women in the Wind
the Hoosierettes Chapter
Hawaii and transferred to Italy I was told driving over there was crazy, and I shouldn't take my bike. I ended up not riding again until around 2000. When I again started dating a guy who rode. I bought an old '86 Honda 450 Rebel and soon outgrew it. In 2003, I again transferred to Italy. This time I got a new bike (2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 800) and took it with me. While I was over there I acquired a 2003 HD 883 Sportster (not my favorite bike). When I retired from the Navy, I made my first cross country trip on my Vulcan, by myself. When I returned, I sold the Vulcan and the Sportster and got the 2007 HD Heritage Softail Classic. I now ride a 2012 Street Glide. When I started dating again, one of the requirements I had, was the guy had to ride motorcycles. My new husband and I have never looked back!
I love riding! I ride because it us the only place where I totally determine what I do and where I go. The long trips are my real passion. Nearly everything on my bucket list has to do with riding.
While I have ridden cross country several times, I still want to ride RT 66, go to Alaska and Tail of the Dragon. I also have yet to make some of the big rallies, Laconia, and Daytona to name a few. I joined a women's riding group because I wanted to associate with other women riders in what is ultimately still a man's world and honestly, it is the only women's group I could find in my area.
I learned how to ride in 1984 but seriously riding for the last 14.. I was in the Navy and dating a guy who was a member of a 1% club in Hawaii (The Devil's Breed). He found me the '78 Honda Hawk (CB400) and taught me how to ride. When I left