Meet Kat Arnold aka Lady Wolf aka Dragon Slayer. I got the opportunity to meet Kat on the Gypsy Run a few years ago. Since then, we've been able to put some miles down together and even rode through Mexico this past year on Biltwell's EDR. Kat is one of the best ladies I've met on two wheels and Babes Ride Out alumni. She loves to ride motorcycles and it shows as she is always down to pack it up and get the hell out of town. We can't wait to ride with her on her own coast and have a reunion drink to celebrate friendships made through 2 wheels! Kat, you are a legend - Ashmore
Name: Kat Arnold
Where do you live? Cleveland, OH
Where are you from? Small town called Norwalk, OH
What do you do and how long have you done it? I've been a graphic/web designer for the past 15 years for various companies. This past year I've been lucky enough to land a UX/UI Digital Designer position for an awesome company with super flexible work culture! Aka more motorcycle trips!
How do you think East Coast BRO will be different from West Coast BRO? Weather, obviously :) Other than that, I've been to Narrowsburg a handful of times for the Gypsy Runs so I kinda know what to expect for the area (which is beautiful) but there's always more to explore! I'm bringing my friend Danielle to East Coast BRO, this will be her first long distance trip (approx 7 hours) You got this girl! 🏻 West Coast BRO was a totally new experience for me last October. That was my first time staying in the Joshua Tree desert overnight.
Tell us about your life in motorcycling. How long have you been riding / favorite bike / what are you currently riding, etc.: I started riding in 2013 because I was sick of sitting on the back of my husband's bike. It's so much more comfortable to go longer distances on my own bike, plus I like the freedom of being able to split off and do my own thing. I ride a 2013 Harley 883 Iron. I got it new and before I even knew how to ride. Let's just say it took me awhile to get used to putting down the kickstand before I got off! #weallstartsomewhere Now I'm 20,000 miles in and my bike is still in one piece.
Tell us about your best moto trip: El Diablo Run. By far. That whole trip was like survival mode. If you missed a turn, you'd run out of gas and then out of water and then die in the heat. Didn't happen...but it was totally a possibility. It was brutal and awesome at the same time. My bike broke down in the middle of some Mexican desert in Baja California. Bike overheated and clutch wasn't working. I pulled over by myself and thank god my husband and friends noticed I was missing and came back for me. We fiddled with my bike with no luck and waited a few hours for the chase truck in the Mexican heat. My friend Meeka and I started seeing the ocean and my husband Mikey thought we were hallucinating. Turns out it very well could've been the sea. Other than the gorgeous scenery, my favorite part of this trip was floating in the Sea of Cortez and drinking coco locos and singing songs with new friends.
You've ridden many places, where's your favorite place to ride? California. More specifically, the deserts. I never knew what desert canyons smelled like until I started riding out there and that's always an amazing experience. Plus the changing of temperatures based on your altitudes was awesome to experience. And I love the heat. P.S. Why am I in Ohio???
What did you first think about Babes Ride Out? I first heard about it when I met Ashmore on the Gypsy Run back in 2013. I thought it was super rad what she was planning and I was bummed I couldn't make it out for the first one since it was only a month away and I was out of vacation time. Side note: Some dudes don't understand why girls like to get together and hang without them but it's a totally different vibe, maybe they'll never understand... but I feel like it's a good thing!! Girl's weekends are even better when they involve camping and motorcycles!
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See ya on the road! ️