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Being an Enthusiast is my JOB!!!
By Dianne
July 23, 2009

Today I am flying to Denver,Colorado for the Harley-Davidson Summer Dealer Meeting. A large group of us will be traveling together as representatives of our dealership. We will get to see what is new for 2010!!

Being an "Enthusiaist" isn't all fun..sometimes it is work... oh but who am I kidding... work is fun!! LOL It is so exciting being the first to see what's new in the H-D world. It is such a priviledge to be working within the industry of such an enjoyable part of my life.

Riding is true freedom to those who have indulged... I wish that I was riding to Denver instead of flying but time does not allow as the other passion in my life is waiting for me in New Jersey. As soon as I return from Denver I will be road tripping to New Jersey to meet my newborn grandson for the first time. I look forward to riding in New Jersey again and seeing that beautiful baby for the first time. Will send some pics next time around.

In the meantime.... stay well and be focused on the goal...... women in the wind! Enjoy and stay determined to ride if that is the goal you have set for yourself. There are so many women out there who will encourage you to ride. Take heed and listen well ladies.... you'll never know what you are missing until you get on that bike!!!

Simple Rides
By Natalie
July 17, 2009

I recently found a quote I like in a magazine:

"It isn't the great big pleasures that count the most; it's making a great deal out of the little ones." – Jean Webster, Daddy-Long-Legs

I've often said it's the simple things in my life that make me happy.  I think most would agree.  And when I look at the rides I've taken on my bike, the short rides can sometimes be the best and take you to wonderful places.  I'm looking at the weekend ahead wondering where my ride will take me.  I'm thinking I will head out to visit some friends, check on the crops growing around the state, or just enjoy the day.  If you ride, you'll understand that sometimes you just go without any plans.  Last weekend the ride took me through the town I grew up in, West Concord, a small town in Minnesota of about 800 people.  Yes, everyone knows you and surprisingly most still know what I'm up to!  Stopped into the local pub only to see some old familiar faces. 

Recently I've been following a friend's status updates on another website.  She's planning a big bike trip for this summer.  There are so many places she'd like to visit in the US, but narrowing it down can be hard.  It's fun following her train of thought about where she wants to visit.  My husband and I also have a couple of big trips coming up this year.  First of all, heading out West from Minnesota to the Vancouver area and later this year riding Harley's in South Africa.  There's a lot of planning going on for those trips.  I'll discuss this more in future blogs.  I'm also interested to hear from anyone who may have ventured out on his or her bikes to these areas.

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Comments on "Hit the Road with Harley-Davidson"

michael kors bags October 07, 2013 | 1:30 PM

You write very well!

Marlene August 22, 2009 | 2:29 PM

Hi, I hope you are planning a stop at the Coates residence on your trip to Vancouver!! We'd love to see you.

Paulette August 21, 2009 | 1:58 PM

Natalie, I don't know how you do all you do. I'm so glad you are a friend of mine. Tell Connie hi and congrats on the Ride! Love you!

Kim August 18, 2009 | 4:31 PM

I can't believe Stratton is awake in that picture. I pick him up, and he just nods off! Such a little angel : )

Deana B August 11, 2009 | 9:54 AM

I'm totally inspired. Very cool!!

Ella July 19, 2009 | 2:37 PM

Those Segways look so cool, Natalie!

harlowB410 July 07, 2009 | 2:49 PM

A new SheKnows baby! Congrats, Dianne!

Ariel July 07, 2009 | 2:30 PM

Congratulations, Dianne! So exciting to have a new baby in the family... and boy does he have a full set of hair, or what?!?

Mary June 19, 2009 | 7:06 AM

You're my hero, Natalie. Living life to the fullest - although it looked freezing on the last bike ride. Hope to see Darnel when she's in town. Let me know.

Kim June 15, 2009 | 6:53 AM

Di, I am soooo proud of you and glad you decided to do this project! I LOVE the blogs and can't wait to read more. I miss you (and the heat, and Johnny T., and Chloe, and the back yard). xo Love, Ms. Kim

Barb June 04, 2009 | 9:11 AM

count me in! love to see and hear about our adventures;

auntie gogo June 03, 2009 | 8:47 PM

Hi Darnell, Julie forwarded her e mail to me. Have you forgotten your cousin Sharyn" she has been riding for 21 years. A Harley for 19 years. and she also did a commercial for Cycle craft also years ago. I recently made 2 framed copies of Grandpa's picture. one each for Jimmy and robyn. Do you have the original.? I am surpised you did not acknowledge Sha. Say hello to Diane, liked her so much. Sha still has the turqoise Sporter. Love , auntie gogos I will try to follow your blog.

Julie June 02, 2009 | 11:30 AM

Way to go Darnell. Love the picture of Pa on that old bike. Next time you come home... get my mom back on a bike. Enjoy! We are all waiting for the next blog.... keep riding! Love the picture.

Sandy May 29, 2009 | 8:03 AM

I LOVE IT!!!!! Now I can track you down and your bosses (not necessarily the work kind) can find out where you've been and where you're going!! Keep us posted! Great Photo Darnell. Hope to see you all over the summer.

Sue Sirois May 29, 2009 | 5:22 AM

Awesome! You both rock! Natalie, hope you come to MB next year! We missed you!

Marlo May 28, 2009 | 11:13 AM

Same here! This is really inspirational - what a cool idea!! Keep it coming, ladies! We're enjoying this :)

Nanci May 28, 2009 | 10:14 AM

This is a VERY cool site and very well written. It shows there's much more to women riders than meets the eye! I also cannot wait to continue to visit and read more.

Ella May 26, 2009 | 12:17 PM

This looks like it's gonna be cool! These women sound really interesting and I can't wait to read the next posts.

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