CONNIE HOY

USA

I have been riding motorbikes since I was about 10 years old. My passion started when sitting in the back seat of my dads car I heard this loud rumble go past and my dad explained that it was a Harley Davidson. Being a small town country girl, riding motorbikes was one of the few things that we could do for fun. My dream was to one day ride a big black bike just like the one I saw when I was 10.

I bought my first motorcycle, a Yamaha RZ 250R and rode that baby for 2 years before a dog ran out and under my front wheel. I went over the bars and came down hard. No broken bones, but some major gravel burns from the bitumen. My « invincible » stage came to an abrupt halt and I stopped riding for a few years. Move me up to 2012, a husband and 2 kids later and the desire to ride was creeping back in. My husband could see that I needed to ride and so out I went looking for a bike. My first Harley was a sporty, and I was hooked! My husband wanted to ride so we then found a second sporty and rode them for the next 6 months before realising we wanted to go bigger and further on our rides.

Fast track to 2018, I now own a 2014 Fatboy, Approximately 140,000 kms on various bikes in 6 years and most states visited on the back of my Harley. My quote for the day, « we ride not to escape life, but to make sure life doesn’t escape us ». Live to Ride. Cheers!

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