Great story! I turned 40 last year and have always wanted my own bike. I decided before my 40th birthday that the one thing I would accomplish off my bucket list, before I turned 41, was getting a Harley. I looked and couldn't decide on what I wanted for sure but was in love with the Street Glide. Being my first bike, my husband and father were reluctant to think I could actually handle it and pretty much told me I couldn't. Well, call it motivation, or crazy... I bought a Street Glide and I have learned to ride it!! I have set it down a few times but practice makes perfect!

Tipton, IA
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Pam: I live right down the road from you (in Texas terms, anyway), and I love your story. I am gearing up to move from a Vespa 150 LXV to a "real" bike (don't know why I bought it, really - as fun as it is, I've always wanted a motorcycle, not a scooter), and stories like yours, and those of the other gals on this site, just give me more and more confidence that I am making the right choice.

I am 52 now, feel much younger, and happy to know that I am not alone; that there are plenty of us "fall chickens" out there on the roads. Maybe someday I cross paths with you out on Old No. 9! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kelly Presley
Fredericksburg, TX
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Loved the story. I can definitely relate to starting smaller and working up. After our youngest was in his last semester of college,I gave my husband the OK to by a bike again. In spring of 2000, for his birthday, he picked up a new Yamaha V Star 1300. That summer I rode as a passenger. The next spring I told him I thought I could ride my own again. I had not ridden for 30 years and back then it was on a small 125. So, in June of 2009 I purchased a use Honda Aero 750.

After 6000 miles that summer, I was ready for a different bike. I had my eyes on a Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Bought it in November and put 17,000 miles on it by the end of the next summer. Keep in mind that we live in Iowa and our riding months are shorter than some areas. Understatement! I told my husband if I was going to do that much riding I felt I needed something with more power.

I started researching the Victory models and headed to the dealer. In October of 2010 I purchased a Victory Crossroads and rode it for 25,000 miles. In August of 2012 I purchased my second Victory Crossroads to get the ABS and have 28,000 miles on it. I truly love the bike and absolutely love the large storage capacity of the saddlebags. I am now thinking about the new Indian Chieftain but hate to give up the storage but who knows, I think I will be doing a test ride when the weather permits!

Dixie Stayner
Prairie City, IA
Monday, March 3, 2014