by Terri (Mama T)
(Littleton, Co, USA)

Near Estes Park, Co

Near Estes Park, Co

I have always ridden on the back. My first husband and I had an H-D Electraglide. My current husband owns a Yamaha Seca 900 (collector). He is a more aggressive, into speed rider. Usually he was very good about not getting carried away with me on the back, but one day he decided it would be great to do 115mph on a a two lane highway with gravel all around, we had no helmets and three kids at home. It was no longer enjoyable but a reminder of mortality for me. Once we got home I told him that was it, I want my own.

I had never even driven a dirt bike before so my friend took us to the hills. I spent a day on an 80, then the next weekend, I rode his Seca around the neighborhood. A month later I bought my Kawi Vulcan 800 Classic (straight pipe) and took the rider's course. This was a little over a year ago at the age of 45. I have put about 10,000 miles on it in the last year and last month I did a solo trip from Denver, Co (home) to North Odgen Utah and back. 14 hrs straight each way and I loved absolutely every minute (even the rain). It was a great experience and I have gained so much in a short time. Now this is my therapy! When I get on and ride, everything feels as though it blows away, rolling off my shoulders letting the wind take it from me. I have never had this feeling with anything else I have experienced. I will ride til I die!!!

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Nov 02, 2010
by: Anonymous

Thanks ladies! Hey you are never too old!!

Oct 14, 2010
I Agree...
by: Karen M.

I had ridden horses when I was younger, but I was scared of riding a motorcycle, especially since my ex was badly injured a year before we were married. But, I finally realized that the best way to deal with that fear was to face it head on. So, at the age of 51, I took the Rider Course and got my license. I got my brother's well broken in Honda Shadow VT750C this past May and have put nearly 1300 miles on it, mostly riding back and forth to work, but I love it. My "bucket list" would include riding up the CA coast and through the Redwoods in a few years.

Oct 12, 2010
Something to Share about Therapy
by: bev

I lost my hubby 2 years ago with cancer,,first thing I did was buy a 883 Harley,,I was nervous so it was in the barn for 3 months, Jeezus,,I didn't want anyone to know, and especially my in-laws who I love dearly,,they would have thought I lost my mind!I took the safety class, got my endorsement and never looked back, in 3 weeks I traded my 883 in for a 1200 Sporty and it has truly been my therapy,,,I am 64 years old, so hang in there and follow your dreams no matter what anyone says, and remember "as we age we never lose our beauty,,,we just move it from our face to our hearts,,,I love all you ridin' girls out there and everytime I ride I ask my husband (best friend) to ride with me and watch for me because I'm his precious cargo,,He's never let me down ! ! !God I miss him.

Oct 08, 2010
by: Helen Wheels

I agree that I need my wind therapy, just like you. My only regret is that I didn't do it earlier. I am 44 and am sad that I didn't start this 20 or more years ago. But I have plenty of years left and when I can't hold my baby up, I will get a side car or a trike. Nothing is going to stop me from riding until my last breath.

Oct 07, 2010
One man's therapy...
by: Sandra

is another man's stress...

I LOVE riding; need my therapy. Unfortunately, after our first season as riders comes to a close, my husband is no less nervous for my safety than he was on day one.

There's always next year to get him over it!!

Oct 07, 2010
Know what you mean.
by: Sassy2731

Yes I know what you mean about the feeling you get when you ride. I have always called my riding my Wind Therapy! Right now I'm really needing some too as my Mom has been in ICU for the last week and the weather has been so good this week I really miss getting to ride. Maybe this weekend I will have a chance to go for a short ride to de-stress me some. Glad you are now a rider too!

Oct 07, 2010
by: sdust

I understand the feeling!!! I live in Canon City, CO, so if you are ever in the area drop me a line. Ride free and ride safe.

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