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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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Water, Gravel and the Serenity Prayer

Motorcycling is pretty straightforward: Oh, here's water, so I'll take it slow an easy; uh oh, here's a patch of gravel, so I'll get it and go. But life doesn't always present itself in such an easy-to-figure-out way.

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Cocksure in Port Orford

Port Orford's Battle Rock

My "sea to shining sea" aspiration at Port Orford, Oregon: is this a case of no guts, no glory? or "pride goeth before a fall"?

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My Forrest Gump Day as a Motor Marshal

I'd seen the Tour de France on TV and noticed that they use motorcyclists for other miscellaneous duties. You probably know where this is headed.

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Life Lessons from the Bike: Slipping, Sliding and Sticking

Fighting the bike, over-correcting, and freezing into a rigid posture are sure ways to take a tumble off road and in life. As the Serenity Prayer reminds us, there are things we can change, things we can't and knowing the difference is the key to success.

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International Motorcycle Show Newbie Recap

I met some wonderful women motorcyclists from the region's motorcycling clubs.Then there were my fellow speakers, Alisa Clickenger, who solo-traveled from RI to Argentina, and Sharon Cancel aka"Lady Ninja," who owns Full Tilt Motorsports.

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Sidestand Up Radio Interview

We talked about my affiliation with Conga for the Cause, why we ride for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and how to join us on this year's trip either in spirit or on the road. It was on Sidestands Up that I announced a book I'm writing for folks who think a cancer diagnosis is a death sentence, which it is NOT. The book will feature women motorcyclists who've either survived cancer or continue living with it. You can help me name the book here

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Reverb10, Day 29: Defining Moment

Prompt: Describe a defining moment or series of events that has affected your life this year. Ha! Most of the blog so far is about the series of events that led up to Kickstands UP and Kickstands DOWN. Here's a series of videos describing my life in the flow

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Reverb10, Day 25: Photo

This is me as I crossed into Wisconsin, where I would soon meet Leigh and Chris

Prompt: Sift through all the photos of you from the past year. Choose one that best captures you; either who you are, or who you strive to be. Find the shot of you that is worth a thousand words. Share the image, who shot it, where, and what it best reveals about you.

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Reverb10, Day 18: Try

Prompt: Try What do you want to try next year? Is there something you wanted to try in 2010? What happened when you did / didn’t go for it?

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