Lauren and the Leopard Bike

by Lauren
(Justin, TX, USA)

Devil's Backbone

Devil's Backbone

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!

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Jun 22, 2011
Spot the bike?
by: Ev

Love this photo. Love the bike. Love the attitude!

May 30, 2011
Sweet Ride
by: Steph

It looks like it was made for you! Thanks for sharing your story.

May 16, 2011
Fellow Low Rider
by: Titch

I have a Low Rider, which is actually a lowered low rider since I'm not quite 5 foot. My feet aren't on the ground very often, but are solidly planted when I need them! It's a great bike for cruising and it very comfy for long hauls. I "stepped up" a few years ago from a 880 Sporty and haven't looked back. The family of riders is very gratifying and you just know that instant friends, help, and kindness are there from other riders! I love how relaxing and exhilarating riding can be. I was recently in GrapeVine and you have a great backyard to explore and a long riding season. Cheers! Titch

Apr 30, 2011
Love It
by: Anonymous

That's a really cool story - thanks for sharing - I feel inspired!

Apr 17, 2011
Ride, Ride, Ride.
by: Shauna

I have to agree, very inspiring story, especially for those of us who are new riders. Stay safe out there. By the way...I love your paint job, that's a beautiful bike.

Apr 15, 2011
Wooo Whoooo
by: Ms. B

Very inspiring story. I read about so many men selling their bikes because they have kids and no time to ride and look at you!!! I can't wait to put my son on the back of my bike. He's only 5, but I'm hoping in a few years he will be ready. I love the paint job!!!

Apr 14, 2011
Sharing with Daughter
by: Madeline

Glad to see you are sharing our sport with your daughter. Hope she takes on to the road on two wheels when she is of age. We need more females on the road.

Apr 14, 2011
Leopard Bike
by: bikermama

Love the paint job! Keep ridin' girl!

Apr 14, 2011
Snow Leopard
by: Sandra

Now THAT's a cool custom paint job!

Kudos to you for showing us that being a woman, and a mom, does not exclude us from enjoying the freedom of biking. I salute you and your club; and, sincerely, thank each of you for your service.

Keep the rubber side down!

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