Because I can!
by Cathy O
When it gets right down to it, I'm a control freak. Why let someone else have all the fun when you can do it yourself, right? And, I figure - heck, if I am physically and mentally able to - why not? I took the HD Rider's Edge course for women and bought my first bike - a Honda Shadow 750. I put about 2000 miles on that sweet little bike before moving up to a HD Heritage Classic. I've put about another 2000 miles on that bike, and there ain't no going back.
I remember when I first started riding: the butterflys in my stomach, the stress of trying to remember EVERYTHING at once, the images (only imagination) in my head of sliding across concrete, and thinking to myself -- will I EVER relax enough to truly enjoy this? The answer is YES!
Today I probably initiate more rides than my husband. We have a blast - I've always loved to "get away", and the motorcycles give us reason to take last minute trips. I love the way I feel transformed from church going, PTC "MOM" to chic on a Harley! Gives you an instant cool factor and takes you far, far away from the everyday stresses of being a wife, mom, employee, - whatever it is that stresses you out!
I love the smells, the sites, the new experiences. I like to challenge myself (in a safe adn responsible way) to master something new on my bike. I love the feeling of accomplishment.
Bottom line - my bike gives me confidence, swagger, a break from reality, and a sense of accomplishment. Love it, love it, love it!