Getting back on the metal horse

by RoseMarie D.
(Turlock Ca, United States)

In 1990 I had a really bad motorcycle accident that almost cost me my life. I didn't ride for many years after it due to fear. In 1992 I became a police officer and really enjoyed patrolling the streets and the excitement of not knowing what each day would bring. I would say it became an addiction to a type of adrenaline I had never experienced before. I resigned from the police department after I was attacked at gun point in my home. For several years I lost the independent feeling and belonging I once felt as a police officer. In 2004 I met a wonderful man who got me back on the metal horse. We took a class together and I was off riding again with his encouragement. We purchased a sportster for me and what a lot of people don't know is this bike gave me back the independent feeling I lost so many years ago.

Why do I ride? When I ride my bike I am not a employee, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt or sister. I am me. Nothing but the sound of my bike, and the wind brushing across my face.......it is just me.

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Apr 27, 2013
Conquering the fear!
by: Mrstarzan

So glad you conquered your fear. I too was in a serious motorcycle accident...on my first street bike ride. After many months of recovery I felt I could at least become a passenger. I cried nearly the entire ride and I'm not a crier generally speaking. The emotions were unbelievably powerful, but I knew I had to face it. I took the safety course and now ride my Yamaha FZ6 on a regular basis. It's so encouraging to hear other women do the same after experiencing a serious crash. Keep it up! (literally)

Apr 15, 2013
Iron Horse
by: Jill

Awesome story!!
be safe in your job and riding!!! enjoy every minute of your iron horse!!!

Apr 19, 2008
by: Anonymous

You go girl. I am so proud of you. I also have a Sportster 1200L. I love it for the same reasons. Happy riding.

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