I didn’t have any family members or close friends that rode, but nevertheless I was attracted to the thrill, the freedom and the independence that riding motorcycles seemed to offer. Then I met a boy, we went on some dates, and one late night, after our shift at the bar we worked at together, he gave me a lesson. I fell in love…. with both the boy and the bike! It’s now 10 years later, and I’m still riding with that same boy who I now call my husband. Since then motorcycles I’ve owned include Yamaha XS650, Iron 883, Ducati Monster 695, and now a Triumph Bonneville. I love all kinds of bikes!
For years my only riding companions were my husband and his friends. Every time we rode by a girl on a bike (which back then was not that often) part of me would want to shout out “Stop! I want to meet you! I want to know what it’s like to ride with another girl!”. It wasn’t until after I had been riding for about 5 or 6 years that I met a girl at work who had just been to Babes in Borrego. I was instantly crushed I had missed an opportunity to meet so many other girls that love to ride, but when I heard there would be another event I knew nothing would stop me from going. I thought that by going to Babes in Joshua Tree I could maybe meet a girl or 2 to ride with in LA, but what I didn’t expect was that it would introduce me to a whole new community of women from all over who share the love of riding.
Social Media has also played a huge role in my newfound family of moto sisters. After I heard about Babes in Borrego I looked up Babes Ride Out on Instagram and from there I found the Venice Vixens, the East Side Moto Babes and a whole slew of new all girl bike groups. The women’s motorcycle scene seems to have exploded in the last 5 years and I am a huge supporter of that movement!
Motorcycles have not only introduced me to some really interesting people, but they have also taken me to some pretty far out places. I’m currently writing this on a plane headed to the Philippines to film my 3rd season of a television travel documentary called Ride N Seek. In previous season’s I rode motorcycles through Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo and Brunei while experiencing different cultures, cuisines, and amazing sights. This time I’ll be embarking on a month long trip through Luzon,Philippines. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for me this time! Unfortunately the show only airs in Southeast Asia, but there are some old episodes on You Tube, and I will be posting on Instagram and Facebook while I’m the road so stay tuned!
Can’t wait to see you all at the next Babes Ride Out and hear about your moto adventures!