I can relate, only I don't ride nearly as much as I'd like to. My husband (after I relented—I knew I'd never win) got himself a used Kawasaki Vulcan 800. It's not a comfortable ride for me, as he's 6 feet 2 inches and I'm 5 feet 7 inches. I rode on the back for a year, but thought he was having more fun. The year after he got his bike, I found out I had incurable, but treatable cancer (neuroendocrine tumors), got laid off from a job I'd had for more than 12 years, and became a grandmother. So what's a woman to do? Take the motorcycle safety course, what else? I'll admit I was the oldest one there, but didn't care. I got myself a Kawasaki Vulcan 500, which was a little big for me, then went to an Eliminator 125. Had lots of fun on that little thing for a year, then back to the 500 for two years, and now have a Suzuki Boulevard c50, which I love. Some days my cancer gets me too tired to ride, but on my good days, and good weather, watch out!

Annette Sachs
Rolla, MO
Thursday, August 18, 2016
I rode on the back of my husband's Harley-Davidson for more than 10 years. We have done trips to Alaska, Michigan, Sturgis, and all over the Northwest. I never had any desire to ride my own—too scary! Then I sat on a Can-Am Spyder and thought, "I can handle this." I know it's not a bike but I like that I don't have to lean and I can take everything with me but the kitchen sink. I've had my Spyder for two years now. I like the independence of riding my own bike and my husband likes having his own too. Now we are traveling even more.



T. Helms
Eureka, MT
Thursday, August 11, 2016
After years of dreaming to ride this is what I wound up with — a Harley-Davidson V-Rod with a Motor Trike conversion kit. It's amazing and I love being in the wind!



Lee Katz
Spring Creek, NV
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Editor Response
Very cool, Kat! You don't see many V-Rod trikes, and yours is beautiful! Ride safe.
Tricia Szulewski, Assistant Editor
I went from the back of a Harley-Davidson Road King Classic when my best friend decided to go back to his ex-wife (which failed again.) I decided to take lessons and bought a Harley-Davidson Sportster 883XL Standard. It's my first bike and she's a wobbly little thing. I love to ride, but have dropped it four times since buying her when trying to park. Short legs are my enemy and my lessons for picking her up worked only at the store but so far not on the road. I shall persevere though!


Lornel Mitchell
Edmonton, Canada
Saturday, August 6, 2016