My name is Dianne. I ride a 2007 Harley-Davidson Street Bob(FXDB). I am 45 years old this year and waiting to be a Grandma for the first time on or about July 5th! I started riding my own bike about 10 years ago. Time sure does fly by!!
In my everday life I am a very private person. Participating in this project is very new for me. I am not a question and answer, information giving type of individual. I agreed to participate as a favor to a friend who happens to be the marketing/event coordinator at the Harley-Davidson dealership where I work. I really never expected to be chosen for the project but here I am!! I think they liked my story… my love for riding my Harley and for my one true soulmate, my wonderful husband!
Why I ride
I don’t just ride… I ride a Harley! This is something I’d always wanted to do but never made my top priority. I took care of my family first. And when the time came, I was able to fulfill my dream: In 2001, I got my first Harley at age 36!
Why I learned
As a kid, I rode dirt bikes with the boys back east, and it was a blast. I was a tomboy with a dream, so to speak!
As for learning to ride my own bike, kudos to my significant other, who is now my husband. I think if the shoe were on the other foot as a teacher, I would have given up! It was his patience and desire to help me fulfill my dream. Then we both decided that, after I got out on the road with my permit, it was time to take the MSF safety course. Those instructors are great. Everything they teach comes into play in our riding world of living on the edge!