2008 Yamaha FZ6

by Galen
(Atlanta, Georgia)

The minute I drove her, I fell in love.

The minute I drove her, I fell in love.

I never really thought about riding bikes. My father had recently passed away from a motorcycle accident in October of 2009. My mother decided to take a MSF course, so I decided to take it with her. I felt like a natural! She gave me her Buell Blast and upgraded to a Honda NT 700. The Buell gave me so many problems, that I wanted to give up riding. My mom encouraged me to stick with it. I did and she got me my Yamaha. After having the Buell, I learned how to fix some small things so I'm never stuck out on the road. I LOVE riding. My uncle calls me and my mom "biker chicks." How many 17 year old girls can say they have a motorcycle license?? =)

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Apr 16, 2010
by: Robin


So happy for you and to have that empowerment at 17 years old...awesome!! Can tell you feel it just by looking at you. Your smile is the best..so genuine...can see that riding is definitely for you. Ride on....

Thanks for sharing...


Apr 16, 2010
Your Smile Says it All
by: Rene L.

Thanks for sharing your story. Condolences on the loss of your Dad, but the rest of your story is such a great one. I hope you and your Mom enjoy many more years of great rides together. Good for her for encouraging you, and good for you for not giving up.

Stay safe and keep the shiny side up!

Apr 16, 2010
by: Debbie

It good to hear we have another generation of women coming in behind us. That ride for the love of riding.. and not because its cool. or what their fiends are doing..

I have always said.. Women that play by the "rules" never make history..

Ride on..

Apr 16, 2010
Good News
by: Lynn - SW FL

It is great to see nice young people getting into motorcycling. You and your mother are an inspiration!

Apr 16, 2010
Great Bike
by: Anonymous

An 08 Yamaha FZ6 was my second bike, same color and everything. I was like you, loved it,loved it, Easy to handle, will do everything you want it to. Great in the twisties.

Apr 16, 2010
Strong Lady
by: Anonymous

You are a lady to be reckoned with, good for you. You will go far in this world and will have a blast getting there, happy riding.

Apr 16, 2010
Good for you!
by: Anonymous

I'm sure some people think you're "crazy for getting on the thing that killed your dad". Good for you for realizing that the bike didn't do it! I have lost a brother and a sister to motorcycle accidents, but it was not the bikes' fault, it was due to driver error on the part of one party or the other. When it is time for you to go, it doesn't matter if you're jumping out of an airplane or lying in bed, so you may as well enjoy all the time you have. I'm glad, also, that you are learning maintenance on your bike. We don't always have a man around to help, and we NEED to know these things (goes for the car as well). ENJOY and be safe.

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