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Babes in Borrego & The Original 50 | Meet Emma Bass

Roll CallAnya Violet

Emma was one of the 3 other women that I knew that rode motorcycles prior to Babes in Borrego. I had seen her ripping around town in Long Beach on her Triumph Bonneville even before I had a street bike of my own. When she first heard about Babes in Borrego she was IN since day 1 and can now say that 80% of her friendships have come from that little campout and what has spawned from it. It is always a pleasure seeing Emma every year! Read her story below and give her a high five at BRO6!

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On October 5th 2013, 50 women rode out to an undisclosed location for a night of camping and camaraderie. What would follow could not have been predicted by anyone. The positivity, passion and enthusiasm for those 50 women has fueled the growth and exposure of a community that has meant so much to so many. We are highlighting each of those 50 women and sharing their stories over the past 5 years. 


Emma Bass


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• Emma bass

• @emmelinebluejean

• Dana Point, CA

• Hairstylist

How did you find out about Babes in Borrego and what made you want to be a part of it?

I can’t remember how but I do remember being totally IN from the second the word reached me.

When you arrived at the meet up, what was your first thoughts?

Save for a few women, I knew nobody in the community. I was intimidated by EVERYONE there!

Did you know anyone there? 

Several friends but way more new faces!

Is going on an adventure solo like this something you do or was this a first time out of your element kind of thing?

I did a ton of riding in my first couple of years and it was a lot of solo adventures but it was my first time in Borrego Springs. 

To go to something like this and the destination be unknown is kind of crazy.  What did you think of riding with all those ladies and of the destination?

I ride in the very back if I can, I like knowing I’ve got the whole picture in front of me and nobody can fall behind without someone to stop with. Most of the time my head was on a swivel because the roads are just beautiful...rolling onto our own dry lake bed in a 50-something rider line was cool too I guess. ;)

What was that one night like for you? Tell us about your experience.

General mayhem and rumpus, of course I was one of the first to fall asleep by the fire. At some point I was kind of bobbing above and below sleep because there was this beautiful voice singing, accompanied by an acoustic guitar...the song was so pretty I kept trying to commit it to memory.  That ended up being Jack (@onedirtybiker) and she had arrived solo shortly before, in the absolute dead of night after changing a flat tire and navigating a couple miles of unmarked dirt roads. She set a bar that year for sure.

Tell us about the ladies you met and have your friendships have evolved over the past 5 years. Do you keep in touch?

 I would say 80% of my friendships are due to that little campout. It’s truly incredible. 

How have you changed over the past 5 years?

Started saying “it is what it is” to a (probably) annoying degree, let go of a lot of self-inflicted social pressure, met a hunky man-angel named Nate that makes life way more fun than I already thought it could be...and put real effort towards not comparing myself to others. It’s cliché but at a certain point in your life it just becomes one of those things that you don’t have time for anymore!

Have you gone on any more camping / riding trips since that 2013 ride? If so, where and with who?

I went on a solo fall trip in 2014, my trajectory actually began at BRO 2. I left from there and meandered my way across country and back and it’s still one of the most formative experiences of my life, even having been a full time rider for several years by that point. It’ll never stop teaching you if you’re always open to learning from it. The following year, a group of friends and I followed a similar path together and had a rain-heavy but really fun time. We are really lucky to live in a country rife with National Parks and open roads. 

What is it like coming back to Babes Ride Out as it has grown?

I realized last year- it’s become very organic as the years go by. Everyone is there to have their own experiences and nobody is worried about making a certain impression. Everyone is kind and happy, seriously! Two years in a row now I’ve gotten to co-host the mechanical bull riding competition with my gal @littleburdie and there’s never not been a drink in my hand because everyone is always making sure that even the volunteers are having a good time.

What are your thoughts on the Moto community and industry as a whole?

The community has always been there, for me and others. I’m just really lucky I happened into it.

 

First Responder | Advice from Dr. Jenny Kim of what to do when you see a rider down

SafetyAnya Violet

Accidents happen. We all do our best to avoid them and hope that we never are witness to one! Dr. Jenny Kim, our on site medic from BRO3, shares her first hand account of witnessing an accident and shares some key things of what to do and what not to do on the scene of an accident. 

Photo by Lanakila Mcnaughton of Womens Moto Exhibit

Photo by Lanakila Mcnaughton of Womens Moto Exhibit

Babes Ride Out 3 was over.  The camp was deserted and the creaking of the wood shack that had been the first aid station seemed loud.  I loaded the last of the unused bandages, gauze, and ointments into my truck. 

I pulled out of the ghost town with my bike in tow and drove onto Sunfair Road.  What an incredible weekend it was.  I was joined by a group of talented women nurses, paramedics, and a firefighter that all shared a love of motorcycle riding to offer basic first aid to fellow riders.  We took shifts and took call at night treating road rash, pipe burns, corneal abrasions, and offered advice on general medical problems.  It was tremendously rewarding and gratifying.

Then suddenly, I saw settling dust ahead on the empty road.  I slowed down the truck as I approached.  There were two riders standing on the side of the road and one sitting on the ground.  Up ahead on the other side of the road was a motorcycle down on its side.

I pulled over and rushed over to the riders.  As I got closer, I assessed the area.  It was empty of cars, there was no debris or fuel on the road.  All three riders were off to the side of the road.  The rider on the ground was sitting, helmet off, moving all her limbs and talking coherently. 

If you ride, you have been or know someone who has been in a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle crashes can cause serious physical and emotional injuries.  If you are witness to a motorcycle accident, there are actions that you can take to decrease injury to the rider down.  Anyone can be of help and make a difference.  Below is a limited basic starting point and does not take the place of a medical professional or advanced emergency training.

1)    Take a breath and stay calm.  The rider down may be scared and in panic.  They need you to be cool and rational.

2)    Assess the situation then call 911.  Every minute counts.  Listen carefully.  Answer their questions clearly and succinctly.

3)    Protect yourself and keep yourself out of danger.  Make the area safe to help.  If, there are other bystanders, instruct them to warn traffic.

4)    Move the rider only if they are in imminent danger, such as fire or on coming traffic.

5)    If the rider is conscious, talk to them.  Reassure them and be encouraging.  Hold their hand so they know that you are there for them. 

6)    The rider may be going into shock.  Cover them to keep them warm.

7)    Don’t remove their helmets.  They may have cervical spine or spinal cord injuries.  Removing their helmet may cause further damage.  Only remove the helmet if it is a life and death situation, such as not breathing.

8)    If there is bleeding, elevate the limb and use pressure with a clean cloth.

9)    Do not give them anything to eat or drink.  If they lose consciousness, they may aspirate or choke.  Also, the rider may need emergency surgery.  Surgery is safer on an empty stomach.

10)  If you are trained to do so, administer CPR or BLS to the rider without a pulse or is not breathing.

11) Stay with rider until paramedics or professional help arrive.


Here Janea's account of the accident ( the rider who went down)

The last day at Babes Ride Out 3, I will never forget. I called my husband to tell him we were packing up and heading home soon. He asked me to call him before we left.

I packed up, got on my bike and looked at my gloves stashed behind my fairing.  The cafe we decided on for lunch, before heading home, was just down the street from camp.  I put the gloves on.  It was warm this October in Joshua Tree, so my leather jacket stayed in my pack. 

I took the lead down Sunfair Road out of camp.  The warm wind embraced me.  It had been an amazing week.  First, the moto trip through Arizona with the girls.  Then to Babes Ride Out 3 where I met women from all walks of life following their passions.  Lastly, my volunteer work with the inspiring MotoFam.  It was all gratifying, rewarding, and immensely fun!

Then suddenly, my handlebars began slapping my tank. I don’t know what happened.  I couldn’t control the bars.  The bike began to buck.  There was nothing I could do.  I let my hands go and closed my eyes.

I don’t remember what happened.  I opened my eyes and I was in a dust cloud.   I was filled with adrenalin and felt nothing.  One of the girls was running to me yelling “Lay down! Lay down!”

Babes in Borrego & The Original 50 | Meet Michaela George

PeopleAnya Violet

If you have come to any of our events over the past few years then you already know who Michaela (Mich) George is. She is the smiling face and the kind soul behind Moto F.A.M. What you may not know is that she was there at the first ever Babes in Borrego event back in 2013. She could not have known back then what a huge role this growing community would end up playing in her life. In her words "I have honestly never been a part of something so big, and so uplifting in my life." Read on to hear her story.

Photo by Genevieve Davis

Photo by Genevieve Davis

babes ride out

On October 5th 2013, 50 women rode out to an undisclosed location for a night of camping and camaraderie. What would follow could not have been predicted by anyone. The positivity, passion and enthusiasm for those 50 women has fueled the growth and exposure of a community that has meant so much to so many. We are highlighting each of those 50 women and sharing their stories over the past 5 years. 


Michaela George


  • Michaela George (Mich)
  • @only_one_mich
  • Oceanside,Ca
  • Founder of Moto F. A. M. 

How did you find out about Babes in Borrego and what made you want to be a part of it? 

I feel like my story is going to be a little weird for some people because I have an unusually close relationship with my ex-husband. So a lot of my story includes getting to know Mallorie (his wife) better through attending the first Babes Ride Out event...It was kind of the motivation to go. 

My ex husband was the one that told me about Babes In Borrego. He knew Ashmore through mutual work friends and had heard she was organizing some kind of girls only Moto trip and campout. 

I reached out to Ashmore because I had been riding motorcycles for almost 10 years at that point and for the most part, with only men. The thought of riding with women was super exciting!

When you arrived at the meet up, what was your first thoughts?

I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to ride to Borrego, where the campout was planned to happen, weeks before the actual event. When I contacted Ashmore for the first time about Babes In Borrego, she invited me to do a test run. I remember sitting at Carlee’s (a small restaurant in Borrego) with Ashmore after we did our test run and laughing about the whole idea. There was nothing quite like this done before so there were zero expectations. 10 girls might show up... or 100. It was super fascinating. 

The day of the event Mallorie and I arrived at the gas station meet up spot and saw well over 20 women. I immediately thought....wow.... this is going to be SO FUN!

Did you know anyone there?

I didn’t, other than Ashmore and Mallorie. 

Is going on an adventure solo like this something you do or was this a first time out of your element kind of thing?

Every once and a while I step out of my comfort zone but for the most part I’m not really one to go out of my way to do something like this.... but a big part of me going was because it was an opportunity for Mallorie and I to spend time together and get to know each other. 

To go to something like this and the destination be unknown is kind of crazy.  What did you think of riding with all those ladies and of the destination?

It was totally crazy, but sometimes I kinda feel like the crazy factor was such a huge part of what made me interested in going. 

As soon as the huge group of ladies started loading up and pulling out I was like.... holy shit, this is so rad, they did it.... this is going to be such a fun experience. 

(I literally get teared up thinking about it as I answer these questions... I didn’t know then the impact this experience was going to have in my life.... absolutely NO IDEA)

What was that one night like for you?

It was amazing. I met so many women. All at didn’t phases of their lives, different interests, different ages, areas, bikes and so on. 

I left the next morning wondering what would be next... when can we do this again... will there be another one? 

Tell us about the ladies you met and have your friendships have evolved over the past 5 years. Do you keep in touch?

My number one focus was getting to know Mallorie better and this trip did exactly that. We leaned on each other a little more than usual because neither of us knew anyone beside ourselves. We met so many interesting women though. We did a ton of socializing...but I have to say the people watching was insane. Good insane! Their were half naked women from LA that were beautiful and confident and SO interesting. There was a mom away from her new baby for the first time who spent time everyday on a breast pump, haha. There was dancing and singing and sand flat races. The sunset was gorgeous. 

I made so many friends at that first Babes that I am happy to say,  I am still friends with. 

As for my relationship with Mallorie, I feel like it was the perfect place for us to start a friendship. We are truly family now and we have attended every BRO since then, together!

How have you changed over the past 5 years?

Oh geez, this is a tough one. 

Five years is a good amount of time for change. 

Job- (This will be a long answer haha).... This is unquestionably the biggest change in my life since Babes in Borrego.  Babes/Anya & Ashmore play a HUGE part in that. Since the first Babes, I started a non profit named Moto F. A. M. Our mission is to help riders facing life changing injuries after a serious motorcycle accident. Anya & Ashmore we’re some of the first people I shot my idea to. Their input and support have been crucial to Moto F. A. M.’s success. For the last 3 years they have opened the door to share their event with my organization. Each year Moto F. A. M. gets to run the BRO raffle. This opportunity has generated a ton of exposure AND raises thousands of dollars each year to help downed riders. So far we have helped over 150 riders/families facing life changing injuries and have funded almost 40 riders the chance to participate in a motorcycle safety course, designed to improve a riders skill level. 

I am and always will be so grateful for their help!

Relationship: single then/single now

Motherhood: since the first Babes 2 out of my 3 offspring have grown and become adults. (Whaaaa) My youngest Mateo had actually attended the very first Babes in the Dirt. He passed out candy bars to all the girls that “did a good job” riding. 

Have you gone on any more camping / riding trips since that 2013 ride? If so, where and with who?

Every year BRO is mandatory! Some years we add a week long trip leading us to BRO. I’ve done a girls trip to Washington, one to Portland Oregon, several to Az. I have a planned trip to Sturgis in a couple weeks. I’ll be stopping in Denver to scoop up my long time Babes friend along the way.

What is it like coming back to Babes Ride Out as it has grown?

It’s definitely different now vs the first event. The first one was very intimate. It was small enough that we had the opportunity to sit and talk with everyone around a campfire. 50 girl vs 1700+ changes it up quite a bit. The change has it goods though. You might not have the intimacy anymore but you gain so many other cool things. More girls...more personalities...more people watching. There’s  live entertainment now..I love that.. especially the karaoke. It’s now twice as long. Girls can venture out and ride different routes that Anya & Ashmore have mapped out for the girls. It still has the welcoming feeling the first one had. The support, the ability to create new friendships. It has been a rad thing to watch grow. 

The past few years I’ve had a different perspective now that I’m working the event. I am in a position where nearly every attendee has to come to my booth. Which I absolutely LOVE.... I gotta say, by nature I would probably keep to my circle of friends but since I’m working I get to meet and talk with so many new faces. I get to hear travel stories, I get to learn why they came, who they came with. I love meeting people Moto F. A. M. has helped. I have honestly never been a part of something so big, and so uplifting in my life. I have told women before.... “Babes is a life changing experience”.... and I mean it. It truly is! 

 

 

 

Babes in Borrego & The Original 50 | Savannah Rose

PeopleAnya Violet

"This was my first real motorcycle ride with any type of real miles, and my first camping trip that didn't involve a car full of gear! " -Savannah Rose. From very little time on two wheels to working with bikes everyday and building her own. Savannah has come a long way since Babes in Borrego in 2013 (literally and figuratively) Read on to hear her story.

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babes ride out

On October 5th 2013, 50 women rode out to an undisclosed location for a night of camping and camaraderie. What would follow could not have been predicted by anyone. The positivity, passion and enthusiasm for those 50 women has fueled the growth and exposure of a community that has meant so much to so many. We are highlighting each of those 50 women and sharing their stories over the past 5 years. 


Savannah Rose


  • Savannah Rose
  • @themouseandthemoto 
  • Rural Wisconsin 
  • Social Media at S&S Cycle - @sscycle

How did you find out about Babes in Borrego and what made you want to be a part of it?

I found out about Babes In Borrego from my friend Emma Bass - she was a friend of a friend who came to my 4th of July party. She rolled up on the Triumph Bonneville and I was instantly in awe of seeing a girl my age on a bike. My mother rode, but I kept putting off learning, but always wanted to. 
We talked about it, she urged me to take the MSF class and learn to ride. She said she had seen the Babes in Borrego flyer it on Instagram, and was planning to go. What could be better, right? A bunch of girls camping out - no judgy dudes and no boyfriends.

 So I did it - I bought a Honda CB360 after taking the MSF Safety Class. I rode that around all summer, finally purchasing a Sportster about 4 days before BIB. I rode that out, terrified, and totally uncomfortable on a bike that was NOT set up properly for me. But despite hurting wrists, sketchy wind, and the nervousness of riding with a bunch of people I didn't know soon subsided when I got there and realized how awesome everyone was. 

When you arrived at the meet up, what was your first thoughts?

"Ohmygod, ohmygod, ohmygod. What am I doing? What if I drop the bike? What if they don't like me? Ohmygod."

Which slowly but surely turned into, "ohmygod, this is awesome!"

Did you know anyone there? Is going on an adventure solo like this something you do or was this a first time out of your element kind of thing?

This was my first real adventure - I knew Emma, and I had contacted Anya, but I didn't know anyone well. I had been on adventures of sorts - I had toured the country selling merchandise for rock bands, I had taken road trips - but nothing like this! I was a new rider, on a big-to-me-bike. This was my first real motorcycle ride with any type of real miles, and my first camping trip that didn't involve a car full of gear! 

To go to something like this and the destination be unknown is kind of crazy. What did you think of riding with all those ladies and of the destination?

I had ZERO idea where we were headed. I had never been to that part of the desert, and I hadn't been farther than maybe 50 miles from home on my bike!  But it was an incredible feeling, riding with a bunch of girls, seeing the looks the "cagers" (people in cars, especially the dudes!) gave us when they realized it was all females. 

We got out to the food stop and I had no idea what to expect. We took a pretty sketchy sandy/wash road (ladies, the campsite that we go to now is NOTHIN!) - a lot of girls tipped over, since most of us hadn't had any experience in that terrain and we weren't on bikes made for it. But the accomplishment of making it out to that dry lake bed, past the sand traps, the washouts, and plenty of tipovers, made you feel like you could conquer anything! Somehow I managed to feather the clutch and throttle and not tip, and I was so shocked, and proud of myself. I did it!

What was that one night like for you?

Incredible. We hung out by the fire, talked about girl stuff, talked about motorcycles, talked about so many things. I slept in a sleeping bag by the fire (I passed out while Jack was playing her guitar!)  We rode around on the dry lake bed. It was so low key, chill and exactly what I needed. It wasn't about excluding dudes, but it was about letting us let loose, enjoy ourselves, and be girls. And ride motorcycles. Two things that are not mutually exclusive. 

Tell us about the ladies you met and have your friendships have evolved over the past 5 years. Do you keep in touch?
THERE ARE SO MANY!!! I'm still close with Emma, and of course Anya and Ashmore. One of my favorites is Jack - she somehow managed to find the mystery campsite alone, in the dark, after a trip from Arizona and a flat tire, she showed up with a bottle of whiskey and a guitar and played by the fire.  I'm super happy to see a lot of the girls go on to great things, like Mitch and the girls creating MotoFAM, Danielle creating a jewelry company, and of course, the girls creating ATWYLD! 

How have you changed over the past 5 years?

Let's see..  I now live in rural farmland in Wisconsin - I got a killer job doing social media and photos for S&S Cycle (a performance motorcycle parts company that's been around 60 years..) - and I did so after realizing my life wasn't what I wanted. I was married around the time of Babes In Borrego, to a dude, that it didn't work out.  BIB was one of the first things that helped me realize how far back I was being held - and helped me to get the confidence to get my sh*t together, get away from the bad influences, and start doing what I want to do. The confidence I got knowing I could do what I set my mind to, and seeing so many ladies being awesome helped me a ton. I moved around Cali until I scored the job offer, and now I work and play with motorcycles EVERY DAY! Seriously. That's my job now. It's awesome. 

I've got a super cute little house, a Sporty chopper I built myself (with some help from my friends) a dog, and an ever growing collection of motorcycles.. I'm up to 8 right now.. 

Have you gone on any more camping / riding trips since that 2013 ride? If so, where and with who?
SO MANY. So many. I've been to Sturgis, Daytona, Greasy Dozen Run, El Diablo Run, and SO MANY MORE that I can't even name them all. 

What is it like coming back to Babes Ride Out as it has grown?

INSANE. I had no idea this little campout gathering would grow to be this worldwide thing. It's insane to see nearly 2000 bikes instead of just our 50. It's a little overwhelming, even. It's really cool to see it grow, to see the number of female riders grow, and to see it become a THING. This year, all things permitting, I'll be making the ride out from Wisconsin on my little chop - and I can't wait. 

No campout, ever ever ever, will top Babes In Borrego for me. They say nothing can ever compare to your first time, right? 

 

 

 

Babes in Borrego & The Original 50 | Meet Caroline Patterson

PeopleAnya Violet

My memory of Caroline at Babes in Borrego back in 2013 is of her throwing her kickstand down on the dry lake bed and running back to help coach other riders on how to get through the sand pit. She was pretty much ready and available with any random bike issues anyone was having and was named out MVP at our Borrego reunion we had a few years ago since she trucked out her 3 custom mini bikes and hosted impromptu mini bike races at camp. She is the kind of girl you are always happy to see at any of the moto events. Read on to hear a bit more about her experience at Babes in Borrego. 

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babes ride out

On October 5th 2013, 50 women rode out to an undisclosed location for a night of camping and camaraderie. What would follow could not have been predicted by anyone. The positivity, passion and enthusiasm for those 50 women has fueled the growth and exposure of a community that has meant so much to so many. We are highlighting each of those 50 women and sharing their stories over the past 5 years. 


 Caroline Patterson


Photo by Genevieve Davis

Photo by Genevieve Davis

  • Caroline Patterson 
  • @blondezillagirl
  • Pasadena, CA
  • Costume Designer

New to motorcycling, and the women's moto community, I first heard about Babes in Borrego from Tamara Wilson!  She assured me that the "girls putting it together" were "the BEST".  A couple ladies and I got together and rode south from LA, to catch the big meet up at a gas station in Temecula.  Once we found the group we followed along and headed to the secret location.  It was windy as hell that day- it was definitely a challenging ride with the weather.  A lot of the ladies had never ridden out of the comfort of their own neighborhoods, so it was a little hairy a couple times... but we made it to the site with little to no drama.  That dirt road was a little different. (BAHAHAHAHA)  I remember getting through, with only one bike drop of my own- then parking my bike and running back to coach others through.  

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Still my absolute favorite was when I said to you 2 something about maybe it would have been good to let some of the rookies know it was a challenging road in and someone said "today...some girls became women."  Rock n’ fucking roll! 

I had a great night- meeting lots of cool women.  Some I'm still friends with- most I recognize and am happy to collide with at other events around SoCal occasionally.  

I had a great moto adventure to the first Moto in Moab a few years back.  2000 miles of all kinds of weather.  From boiling hot to freezing cold.  Drew from Bixby Moto and Jen McClain were my travel buddies.  

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I have not made it back to the bigger events but that’s just me digging a smaller more personal thang.  Big crowds make me nervous.  haha.  But our last reunion with the original 50 was tons of fun! I hope to do it again! 

Moto community is rad.  There’s gonna be a lot of ups and downs as far as members of the moto scene- but I dig it either way.  Bring the curious and the trend-seeker-wanna-be's.... the more awareness the public has of motorcyclists the better!! 

 

 

 

Babes in Borrego & The Original 50 | Meet Rebecca Hatcher

PeopleAnya Violet

Rebecca's second ever moto adventure was to Babes in Borrego. She has since been to all of the BRO events and on many many other trips including wedding anniversary rides with her husband. Read on to hear more about her story.

Photo by Genvieve Davis

Photo by Genvieve Davis

babes ride out

On October 5th 2013, 50 women rode out to an undisclosed location for a night of camping and camaraderie. What would follow could not have been predicted by anyone. The positivity, passion and enthusiasm for those 50 women has fueled the growth and exposure of a community that has meant so much to so many. We are highlighting each of those 50 women and sharing their stories over the past 5 years. 


 Rebecca Hatcher


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Name:  Rebecca Hatcher @grindo_luva

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Occupation: Housewife

How did you find out about Babes in Borrego and what made you want to be a part of it?  I heard about it from a friend at another campout and I thought it sounded exciting.  I really wanted to be part of it.

When you arrived at the meet up, what was your first thoughts?  I couldn’t believe there were so many other girls who also shared a love for riding motorcycles. 

Did you know anyone there? Is going on an adventure solo like this something you do or was this a first time out of your element kind of thing?  I only knew a couple of girls from Los Angeles.  This was my second moto adventure. 

To go to something like this and the destination be unknown is kind of crazy.  What did you think of riding with all those ladies and of the destination?  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to ride Babes in Borrego due to medical reasons but I’ve ridden everyone since. I was happy to be chase truck and hauled the camping gear and provisions. I met a lot of great women who I’m still friends with today and I thought the destination was amazing. It was unfortunate that I was unable to ride but it all worked out as I was able to jump all the bikes that ended up with dead batteries. Always carry a trickle charger..

What was that one night like for you? Tell us about your experience. It was really great to have the intimacy of such a small group. We drank, we smoked, we ate peanut butter cups and we listened to Icky Stacie’s crazy ass music.

Tell us about the ladies you met and have your friendships have evolved over the past 5 years. Do you keep in touch? The 1st girl I met was Stacie, she rode up on her bike alone and I offered to throw her shit in the back of my FJ so she didn’t have to carry it on her bike. We ended up sharing the same tent with a few other girls and we see each other at every campout it’s great. Next I met  Tyra and Jess ..enough said. These ladies had a whole fucking set up and were happy to feed my ass so I was pretty stoked. Tyra is my partner in crime we attend most of the same campout’s and I’m not sure how we’ve never been arrested but that’s a good thing. Ask her about the time I saved her ass from being dead by tent. Last but not least the both of you, Ashmore and Anya. Love running into you guys at the different moto events your always so nice.

How have you changed over the past 5 years? I got married about 4 years ago.

Have you gone on any more camping / riding trips since that 2013 ride? If so, where and with who?   I’ve done a few solo moto trips. Dream Roll in Washington State, Bass Lake and Mexican Hat Utah.  I also rode for my honeymoon up, down, and middle of the West Coast. June gloom is no joke!  My husband and I have made it a point to do a moto trip at least once a year and ride every other year for our anniversary trip. We hit up Sierra Stake Out last year on our way back from a 2 week trip through Oregon  and Washington. Next up Glacier National Park!

What is it like coming back to Babes Ride Out as it has grown?  I like the smaller campouts but it’s great to see all the girls even if it’s just once a year.

What are your thoughts on the Moto community and industry as a whole?  I say surround yourself with positive people and you’ll never have a bad time.