Lauren and the Leopard Bike
(Justin, TX, USA)
I ride a 2002 Dyna Low Rider with a custom black and silver snow leopard paint job. I've got Vance n' Hines 2 1/4 inch straight pipes with no baffles - so it's extremely loud and obnoxious! I've been riding since 2000 and I'm Sergeant-at-Arms of the American Legion Riders Post 333 based in Grapevine, Texas. We are a veteran's motorcycle group. I spend as much time as possible on my bike, and my 8 year old daughter has been riding with me for the past 2 years - she's my little biker-buddy! Riding my Harley is such a core part of who I am. I love the camaraderie I share with my friends as fellow riders and veterans and the friendships and experiences we have shared, both on the road and off are an integral part of the fabric of my life. I rode my bike until I was 7 months pregnant with my daughter, and I rode on the back 8 months pregnant. My first ride after I had my daughter was when she was 10 days old. I could not stand being off the bike! I've seen many more women riders over the last few years, and that's a great thing!