Each January we do a special edition 'Her Story' where we revisit the riders who shared their stories with us throughout the past year. We look back at all the stories shared with us & we also have some rider updates too, a bit of a where are they now! We hope you enjoy.
F E B R U A R Y . Aimee
BIKE: Suzuki GN250
RIDING FOR: Eight years
M A R C H . Bee
BIKE: 2022 Triumph Street Triple 765 & 2016 Triumph Bonneville
RIDING FOR: Five years
"Last year a group of us decided to ride in Chiang Mai, Thailand to complete the Mae Hong Son Loop and this year 2023, Ha Giang Loop in Vietnam was on the list. Instead of doing the loop, we decided to head north from Hanoi, did a massive loop and back to Hanoi, covering all the rural towns in 11 days. We rented the Honda XR150L and for a 5 foot 1 person, this is a tall bike."
"The highlight of this trip is the bamboo raft where we need to ride off road to the bamboo raft so we can cross the river. Although I have fallen times after times on this trip, I’ve managed to pick myself up and continue the journey. Life is a journey and everyone is on different paths, but choose yours and enjoy every second of it, even if it scares you."
A P R I L . Dani
BIKE: Mutt Mastiff
M A Y . Meg
RIDING FOR: Two years
J U N E . Renee
BIKE: Royal Enfield Meteor Stellar
RIDING FOR: Seven years
J U L Y . Cissy
BIKE: Honda Rebel 500
A U G U S T . Sandrine
S E P T E M B E R . Paula
LOCATION: Galacia, Spain
BIKES: Honda Rebel 500
RIDING FOR: Three years
"My friends really supported me. They drove behind me in their cars when I went on my first rides. What a journey! I remember thinking that I wasn't gonna be able to make it, but here I am now with the A2 license and a 500cc motorbike (don't underestimate yourself!)."
O C T O B E R . Lena
What was your highlight of 2023?
Due to a little break between jobs this summer, I had the opportunity to go on a three week solo trip. Which was the best idea ever and I’m still thinking about it with a full heart and a smile on my face. Started in Vienna, went through Germany to Denmark and explored everything this beautiful country has to offer.
Do you have any road trips planned for 2024?
There is nothing specifically planned yet, but I really want to do another road trip through Europe. Maybe France or Portugal this time. But no matter what, there will be as much motorcycle riding as possible again.
N O V E M B E R . Jasmine
LOCATION: Los Angeles, California
BIKES: 2017 Triumph Bonneville T120
RIDING FOR: Seven years
"During a visit to Iron & Resin in Ventura, CA, I walked into their brilliant display of vintage motorcycles and was instantly inspired. In that moment, something inside me just clicked, and I immediately knew what I wanted to do next: I wanted to ride motorcycles."
D E C E M B E R . Anna
LOCATION: Cumming, Georgia USA
BIKES: 2008 Honda CBR600rr
"A year after learning to ride I finally did my first track day weekend with my husband. I still remember the anticipation and absolute fear. But in those two days I learned more about riding than I had over the entire previous year of being on two wheels on the street, and this is where the true obsession started."
We would like to say a huge thank you to all the riders who took part in our Her Story blog series for 2023. You are all truly amazing and we are so very proud to share these stories with our readers.
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