I always wanted a motorcycle but somehow always talked myself out of it. After our family lost our home to a tornado I stopped putting off things that I wanted to try. So not only did I pursue my passion for photography, I also learned to ride. Around the same time we found a place to rent a friend of a friend was selling a motorcycle that was sitting in a barn dirt cheap. Too good to pass up the deal so we get it home inspect the damage, it needs a new motor. No big deal considering what we paid. The bigger problem was I had now idea how to ride it!
I took the rider course at Oklahoma State University's Oklahoma City campus. The class was very informative and I got my endorsement. I grew impatient as I scoured the internet for replacement parts for our Honda. That's when we found the perfect starter bike, a 1995 Yamaha Virago 535 with a few custom parts. From there the addiction set in as we tried several different styles of bikes over the last few years.
These days I try to ride every chance I can, even if its just to work. Really cannot believe it took me so long to finally do it!