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If I can do it, you can do it.

by Trish

I really don't have an amazing story to tell anyone. Just that I'm so proud to be a woman riding my own bike. When my husband bought his bike ('03 Heritage), I couldn't wait just to ride on the back of it. Our first trip was a little jaunt to Arkansas to accompany some friends of ours that were getting married. My friend, Dar, who is about 5'4...maybe 125lbs...little petite thing and I was so impressed by the way she road her bike that trip. It really made me start thinking about riding my own again. I had ridden before but not for any length of time. Certainly not as to where I felt comfortable riding alone.

Anyway, the search was on. My husband and I had both decided not to rush into anything. When I had found the right bike, I would know. We had shopped the Harley dealerships and I had sat on a few. My favorite being the '04. I'm only 5'3...and it felt the most comfortable. Still, I wanted to wait and see what my other options were. Well, we were just checking out the bikes on eBay and low and behold there was my bike...and '04, 1200, pretty blue...everything I had been hoping for. We made a bid, not thinking they would except it because it was lower than the reserve bid. The auction came and went. The day after the auction was over, we received and email telling us they had excepted our bid unbeknownst to me. My husband, who works nights a lot, called me at work the next day and asked if I could take off Friday. I asked him what the occasion was and he explained that he was going to go pick up my bike and wanted to know if I'd like to tag along. I still get goose bumps when I think about it.

You know, I'm so in awe when I see a woman riding. A lot of it, for me, was the courage, but mostly the feeling I feel when I ride. I have made some really good friends throughout the years, but some of my favorites are the girls I ride with. There is definitely a bond you feel...with anyone who rides.

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