I was nervous as hell. The last time I swung my leg off a race bike was at this EXACT location 5 really long years ago in the Winner’s Circle. Life got in the way of my racing career. I became a mom (which kicks ass, if you’ve never tried it I suggest you do) and a wife, and my life became something else.
During this season’s race eight of nine, this past September she set a new personal best on her Moto Honda at Donington Park Racing Circuit. With this return to her local track, Lara was determined to make the eighth race.
Braving a culture that frowned on such things, twenty-one year old Zenith Irfan took a solo bike journey on the back roads for 3200 kilometers, finding inspiration within herself and planting it in others.
That day was the day which all other excuses died. Being a woman, a woman motorcycle traveller, belonging to a class with few resources, and being born in a small, forgotten country, where many men still do not even like their women to work outside the home.
Then I met my future husband, a life-long motorcyclist, and my entire life took a turn that I never would have dreamed of for myself. He took me on my first ride, and as the biggest shock to myself and to my whole circle of people, I was hooked.
Letting life lead is woman motorcycle rider, Jaclyn Heyen’s, motto of late. She lives on the road with her home in tow behind the Harley-Davidson she bought in 2007. She calls her Harley “Blue”. For two and a half years, home has been the teardrop trailer
The rain did little to dampen the spirits of the 20 women who showed up for the Simcoe County Off-Road Riders Association, women’s off road motorbike ride day. The event was to give women a chance to learn basic riding skills, meet other riders and have some fun.
The spectacular views of Central America were worth the hunger, isolation, poor road conditions, and exhaustion that tested my mettle. Through it all, it was the amazing people I met throughout the journey that kept me moving forward.
Following generations of lovers of two wheels has also left me involved in this delicious emotion of motorcycling. It really came from my father. Actually, my real passion for bikes is for the adrenaline rush. This is unlike my father.