883 Sportster 2006
by Leslie Atkinson
(Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA)
Alpine, WY rest stop on the way to soak in Lava Hot Springs w fellow rider Kendra
I started out on my aunt's Honda trail 70 in the yard when I was 7. I remember honking the horn so my dad could catch the bike between his knees so I could crawl down. I saved up some money working on the family cotton farm in Alabama and bought a Honda CR 65 orange and blue, it was too big but it helped me keep up with my brothers on there 125s. At 14 I bought my brothers hand me down Kawasaki 250 street bike which I rode till I got my drivers license at 16. Then I always dreamed of owning a Harley! It was a long 12 years waiting but shortly after my 28th birthday, unplanned I walked into Grand Teton Harley Davidson and drove off on my 2006 Red and Charcoal 883 Sportster. I haven't put a lot of miles on her but I like to ride to work in the summer, a few of my girl friends are now getting bikes so watch out you will see us on the rode this summer. When I am not on the rode then I will be at the St. Anthony, Idaho Sand Dunes on my Raptor 660 4 wheeler or on the tracks & trails along the Palisades Reservoir or Snake River with my Kawasaki 100 dirt bike.
I think the best bike for a woman is the one that fits her, she can comfortably reach the ground, the gears, the brakes, the throttle and most of all feels confident when she rides!!!
Ride on you crazy diamonds!!!