Babes Ride Out

Sally Lyndley & Her Stetson

PeopleAnya Violet

With over 150 years of rich history behind them, Stetson is an iconic American brand that is ever evolving and forever timeless. From true western cowboys, to Hollywood elite to U.S. presidents, these hats have brimmed the heads of many throughout history. We are proud to be supported by Stetson and show you a glimpse of the women in our community that have  a true personal connection to this brand. - Babes Ride Out

When I first saw Sally Lyndley in her Tom Mix Stetson hat dressed head to toe in her moto leathers I took a few steps backward in awe. This is a woman that knows style more than the average Jane, having worked as a fashion stylist for several years. This particular look was so rad that I immediately pulled her aside to ask her about her hat. We recently caught up with Sally to ask her more about her favorite moto adventures, style, and her love for Stetson. See you at Babes Ride Out East Coast Sally!!!

Name: Sally Lyndley

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Occupation: Fashion Stylist

What kind of bike do you ride? 2005 Harley-Davidson Road King Custom & 2000 Harley-Davidson 883 Sportster customized into a scrambler

Tell us about how you got into riding motorcycles: After 2000 miles on the back of my boyfriend's rigid shovelhead chopper, I knew I needed to get my own bike.  I met Ashmore Ellis at Born Free in Cali and she told me about Babes Ride Out.  Made a promise to myself then and there to get my license for BRO 2013 Joshua Tree. Been riding like a maniac ever since.

How has Babes Ride Out and the community impacted your life? When I attended my first BRO in 2013, I had my license and had bought my 883 Sportster but I wasn’t able to ride it to Joshua Tree.  So I went in my truck.  I thought the ladies would be bitchy with me because I wasn’t riding. Quite the opposite!! Every babe was so rad! I learned so much about my bike, safety and riding that weekend in 2013. I met so many awesome women!! I have never been friends with girls in my life.  And now after being apart of the BRO community, these women have become my best friends! Finally found my tribe!!! So many smart ladies in awesome successful lives from all walks of life.  I love it.  I get emotional riding into the Babes Ride Out Events, overwhelmingly happy.  It’s like babe moto summer camp every time! 

Can you share a favorite memory you have from a Babes Ride Out event? Dancing to the Prince cover band this past year was EPIC.  Especially because it came after an awesome day of riding with my best girlfriends!!  The riding at Babes East Coast was breathtaking too! Super awesome memories of flying through the mountains of Pennsylvania with one of my best friends to get to Babes East Coast.  That trip will go down in history for me.  

What is your dream motorcycle trip? Well, my boyfriend and I have started to plan to ride in every country in the world.  That’s our dream.  First, we will hit Morocco on dirt bikes, next Bali to see the Deus crew and surf too and then I am dying to ride Thailand.  We will cover the globe slowly but surely on whatever bikes we can get our hands on. 

Describe your personal style:  Right now, Space Cowgirl.  My personal style changes on a regular basis.  Space Cowgirl is what I am feeling for now, probably will change next year though.  Or maybe this theme will stick.  Atwyld is my go to riding gear, which I love, and it’s super clean and modern looking.  I add the cowgirl with western accessories, like my beaded big buckle belt, ankle or full cowboy boots and my cowboy hat.  My Texas upbringing is influencing my style for the first time ever.  I have avoided the cowboy look all of my life, because growing up in Texas, I was a punk and didn’t want anything to do with my heritage. Now I am obsessed with it.  So funny how that works!

How did you first hear about Stetson? Welllllll..... I have grown up with Stetson.  Stetson IS the uniform for real cowboys.  Stetson hats are the best!  Totally legit. I was born and raised in Garland, Texas where they still hand make their hats.  I wore a Stetson in the high school talent show when I,2 stepped danced. 

What drew you to the Tom Mix? Years ago, I bought a Stetson 10X Straw Cowboy hat with the taco roll I still love and wear to this day when my BF hasn’t stolen it. It’s my summer hat. Then my other everyday go to is the Tom Mix in silver belly.  That is my JAM.  I love it so much I ordered it in black last week too.  I am really tall and the Tom Mix is a giant hat so the proportion fits me perfectly.  These hats from Stetson are so beautifully made, still handmade in my home town!! So rad.  Tom Mix was the “King of Cowboys” mega star actor from 1909-1935 who helped create the Western genre in film.  He discovered John Wayne. He made 291 silent films, total legend.  He was an expert shooter, horseman and roper, the real deal. He was a pallbearer at Wyatt Earp’s funeral.  He was an honorary Texas Ranger.   When he got bored with Hollywood, he joined the circus performing cowboy stunts.  My obsession with the man is real.  So it’s an honor to sport the hat Stetson made for him.  Stoked Stetson is still making this iconic style! 

How does wearing a hat make you feel? Like a Space Cowgirl.  A proud Space Cowgirl. Whenever I wear my Tom Mix Stetson so many people of all types come up to ask me about it.   It’s fun to tell people about the hat and it’s heritage and the look is so rad.  My Tom Mix looks like it could be straight from the Givenchy runway too.  I also love that Stetson is a nod to my heritage. Super important to me.   The Tom Mix is definitely part of my uniform now.  I feel naked without it. I am customizing a tour pack for my Road King to hold my hat on moto trips now!