Adriana at Full Throttle 2010
(Lubbock, Texas, USA)
Before having my own motorcycle I would get this unexplainable excitement every time I'd hear a motorcycle rumbling by me on the street. I'd look around hoping to see a woman riding but more often than not, it would turn out to be a guy. Lately though, I've noticed more women on motorcycles and I feel a sense of pride for any woman rider because it's a huge accomplishment. Ever since I got my own motorcycle, I like to think that maybe someone feels the same about me when they see me riding by.
I learned how to ride this year on a 250 when I took the basic motorcycle training course before getting my license where I proudly accepted the nickname the instructor bestowed me with: FULL THROTTLE.
I had an 800 Suzuki Intruder locked up in the garage just waiting to be taken out for a ride. That Intruder was my bike for about 2 months before I decided that I wanted a bigger (and louder bike).
That's when I sold the Intruder and got my current bike, a 2007 Honda VTX 1300R. I had been riding it for about 1 month when one day I stopped at the gas station and was about to drop the kick stand when I saw an Expedition backing up towards me. I honked but it was too late. I felt the force of the vehicle shove the entire bike back but somehow I managed to jump off in that same instant and landed on my feet. The bike fell to the ground but unexplainably, the only damage the accident caused was a bent right blinker. No dent on the tank, handle bars weren't bent...nothing. Later, I kept thinking to myself that it was a way of making me realize that I need to be aware of my surroundings everywhere. Not jut while I'm in traffic. I was shaken up but decided that little incident wasn't enough to keep my off my bike. I enjoy riding too much!!