Hi Genevieve,
I have been reading WomenRidersNow.com for about three years. I am a widow for four years now and all my kids are gone with their own families. I have a small hay/milk goat farm. I lived in southeast Colorado for many years. I met my husband when I moved back home to Florida, and he taught me how to ride at age 47, and I still ride the bike he bought for me, a Yamaha V Star Cruiser 650.

I ride it each year down to my grandson's birthday near Davie, Fla. I am proud to say I ride the interstates all the way there. I have traveled Montana, and each time I read of you and Betsy I get homesick. So I am going to sell my place and move to Montana, hopefully. I am now 55 years old and still ride.

Sheila Page-Blair
Live Oak, FL
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Editor Response
Thanks for sharing your thoughts Sheila. I say, you only live once and if you don't have a lot of ties to one place (or even if you do) go where your heart is called and where soul feels alive. All my family lives back east, in Florida and Massachusetts—I have lots of siblings, a big Italian family—yet I choose to live in the wide open spaces of "God's country" because that is where my heart sings. There are trade-offs to everything you do, everywhere you live. We must figure out what compromises we can live with, and ones that we cannot.
Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
Hi Genevieve, I have read this article many times and just ordered the book "Motorcycling Montana." We were out in Montana in 2012 and rode Route 78 from Red Lodge to the little town of Fishtail. Stopped in the General Store there and carved our names in the picnic table with the million-plus other folks who stopped in there. We are heading back out to Montana and to Oregon in July of this year, so I can't wait to get the book and look up some new places to venture to. Thanks for Women Riders Now as it keeps me sane through the long winter months.

Sue Adkins
Charlton, NY
Sunday, May 4, 2014