My Inspiration, my friend, The Broad Ursula
by Cheryl R.
(Hanover Park, IL)
Born and raised a tomboy, I won my 1st Big Wheel race(against the boys) at the age of 5 and bought my 1st baseball mitt with my $5 prize. At the age of 6 I became the 1st girl to play little league baseball in my town...So it only seemed fit that I'd grow up wanting to ride motorcycles!! However, that is where my Dad drew the line. At the age of "40something" the yearning to ride still burned inside me. With the passing of my father and a recent divorce "was this the right time?" Suddenly I wasn't sure, then I met "Ursula", a carefree, full of life "chic" who rides a motorcycle....Ursula became my inspiration and my teacher. I took the MC Safety course, got my license, bought a bike and 2yrs later I am enjoying the heck out of riding and meeting soooo many other ppl and women who ride!!!!
My post isn't about me tho, It's about my friend Ursula who decided that she was going to live out her life long dream and travel the country ON HER MOTORCYCLE, BY HERSELF !!! She sold everything she owned this past winter and for months on end planned her journey and I'll be danged, she's doing it. She is such a huge inspiration in my life that I'd like to share her story with women riders everywhere. Appropriately, The B.R.O.A.D stands for "Babe Riding Out A Dream".
You can follow her at www.hdbroad.com and find her on FB at: TheBroad Ursula.
Who knows, maybe some of you will cross paths with her along the way and she will inspire you as well.