Was there something specific that drew you into the motorcycle lifestyle?
I first noticed motorcycles in Jr. High. It looked like so much fun that I couldn't wait to ride on one but my Mom forbid me from catching a ride with anyone. She said to me..." I better not ever have to come to the morgue to identify your body because you road on one of those things." Well needless to say in high school I got my first ride on the back of a crotch rocket in the rain. The entire ride down University Avenue, the words of my Mom repeated over and over in my head. As you can see I'm still living. I caught rides now and then from guys I dated. It was just something fun at the time.
I remember thinking that this one chick in high school was so freaking cool. She would ride her motorcycle to school. She was such a rebel chick and no one messed with her. And I'd see the SOS around town and thought they looked so badass with their colors on. The individuals I saw in my home town that road motorcycles were just so different then the people I was used to being around. They all seemed more free and less uptight about life. They weren't the "normals".
It wasn't until I moved to Des Moines that I really got into motorcycles again. My previous life never went in that direction. After Dan and I moved to Des Moines, I discovered our apartment was right next to this place called Porky's. They had bike nights every Thursday night during the summer. I would wander over and admire all the beautiful motorcycles and I felt at home with all the leather clad patrons. After my trip with my friend Kristen to Sturgis in 2004 I was totally hooked again. I came home and talked Dan into buying our first Harley.
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So I was thinking...I interview all these people and other people find them interesting so maybe I could answer my own interview questions and let everyone get to know me a little better. Hmmmmmmmmm...it's a thought. I'm thinking I'll start answering like one or two of my own interview questions a month just for kicks. So here it goes.
Give us a bio about yourself:
I have lived in Iowa my entire life and I'm proud to say I'm an Iowan! I grew up in NE Iowa in a town named Cedar Falls. It was a great place to grow up and I have fond memories of that town. One of my fondest memories is cruising University Avenue in my Camaro!! I loved that car! My parents were not motorcycle people but were old car folks so I grew up around vintage cars and went to my share of car events. My favorite was Back to the 50's in St. Paul, MN. My Mom and Dad still love vintage cars to this day and own an awesome old Pontiac! I have one Sister who is younger and lives in NE Iowa with her family. I call her "Little M".
I was never really into school but managed to graduate from CFHS and Hawkeye Tech. I worked retail forever while I lived in CF. I finally moved from Cedar Falls after I met my husband Dan. He was ready to move from the town he was living in and said to me, "Do you want to move to Des Moines?" I was ready to discover someplace new so I moved to the capital city with my man and we've lived here ever since! I love Des Moines! It's a great place to call home. I worked a couple retail jobs when I first moved here and then was hired by the State of Iowa. I tired of that gig and was hired by Snoopy.(if you don't understand what I'm saying e-mail me and I'll fill ya in.) I've worked for Snoopy for over 10 yrs now. Dan and I are "dinks" aka "double income no kids".
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