Meet These Folks

You meet some of the most wonderful people in the most unexpected places! These posts introduce you to folks I’ve met on the road who’ve left a lasting impression on me.

It’s Never Too Late!

Shirly learned to ride a motorcycle in her 70's! Isn't she radiant?

Meet my friend Shirly, from southern, Idaho. I met her in 2010 in Cheyenne, Wyoming when we Conga riders rallied. She was 78 at the time!

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Great River Road and Women With Drive

I got off the Byway to visit Molly Cantrell-Kraig, founder of the Women With Drive Foundation, who sent me off to bed with chocolate mints on my pillow!

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Tender Lovin’ Care from “Squirrel Man”

Squirrels at Brookgreen Gardens

What ensued was a moving story of what it’s like to foster a baby squirrel whose mother was killed by the family dog.

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The Buffalo Zookeeper

I couldn’t get enough of the retired zookeeper's stories about spitting snakes and reluctant-to-mate primates; one of my childhood fantasies was zookeeping!

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Meet the Conga Queen!

Flo Fuhr in 2012, Shell, WY

When I first floated the idea of going cross country on a motorcycle I didn't even have a motorcycle license. My family was, rightfully, concerned about my safety.

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Shiny Diner, Good Samaritan, Buckeye State

As a basketball-bellied man ambled out of the shop I said, "I bet you don't have any motorcycle helmets here, do you?" When he smiled, his eyes became slits like mine always do, "I bet you I do!"

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