This past week we’ve met lady riders from Oregon, Wisconsin, Indiana, back to Wisconsin. For our next Profile of a Female Motorcyclist Meet Caroline we are off to Kanata, Ontario, Canada! You can find her on Twitter @CarolineLewy and I just found out she has a couple of blogs too! Maritime Adventure 2011 and Rocky Mountain High on our Harley’s 2012.
Profile of a Female Motorcyclist Meet Caroline
How long have you been riding a motorcycle? Just completed my 2nd year.
How did you learn to ride? My husband, Jim, got his motorcycle license the year before me and I automatically became a passenger. We travelled on his/our bike, a 2009 Harley Dyna Super glide that first year to Lake Placid, NY, Pittsburg, PA, New York City, NY and all around Ontario.
It was so fun with our friends (who we learned to ride with), but I saw more ladies riding along side their husbands and wondered if I could do that too! Plus, my tailbone was killing me on those long road trips
The next summer, August 2010, I took the motorcycle safety course with my girlfriend and bought my bike, rode the rest of the summer until the snow flew!!
What was your first motorcycle? A 2011 Harley Davidson Sportster SuperLow
How many have you owned? Only this one.
Why did you want to ride a motorcycle? I Love adventure, trying new things and have always wanted to travel small town Canada and small town USA … alongside Jim! We have always been outdoor enthusiasts, whitewater kayaking, camping, and hockey!
Tell us about your riding. Mostly pleasure, vacation and to work sometimes.
What advice do you have for women who ride or want to ride a motorcycle? To have to ride everyday at first to build confidence and familiarize yourself with your bike and local roads. Having a mentor is a great idea.
What is the longest trip that you’ve taken on your cycle? This summer to Colorado, 7500 km (4660 miles) round trip.
Do you belong to any motorcycle groups? I was a HOG Member when I first purchased my bike.
Do you have a favorite riding story? Well, riding to Key West, Florida, to Tennessee, (the Tail of the Dragon) and Mount Evans, Colorado. We met so many nice people along the way!!
What do you do when you’re not riding? Work as a hairdresser in my own Beauty Salon, love to bake, ski, knit and walk.
Ladies, whether you are looking to start riding solo, a casual motorcyclist, a seasoned rider, or enjoying riding pillion you are all welcome to join in the Helmet or Heels community. I would love to share your story of motorcycling no matter where you are on the journey. It will inspire other women along the way.
Catch us on Instagram @helmetorheels, Pinterest @helmetorheels or Twitter @helmetorheels – we are just getting started!
Wow. Caroline did a round-trip to Colorado so soon after starting to ride — that’s very impressive. And her white jacket is so stylish and attractive.
I’m also impressed at your blog’s endless ability to profile female riders. It looks like you’re going to get every one!
This was a great interview. We are in Colorado, so I recognized some of those pictures. It is wonderful when people share so much experience.
We stayed in Bailey, Co, from there rode to Mount Evans, to Breckinridge, Red Rocks, Denver, and Estes Park, Peak to Peak highway!!
So good to hear of another lady rider hopping off the back of hubby’s bike. I’d agree the tailbone gets mighty sore when riding back there.
Beautiful bike – is that a custom painted maple leaf on the tank?
Many years of safe riding to you and hubby.
Thank you for your comment!! Since riding my own bike, I can honestly say, my backend is never sore..woohoo! The custom maple leaf is on Jim’s bike…I hope to have a custom paint job on my bike some day too!!
Ride safe…”see you in the curves”
Yahoo!! Great adventures! Please keep sharing. 🙂
All you ladies are so brave! Caroline–I love your advice on building confidence … about riding every day and having a mentor! That is wise and goes beyond riding motorcycles even. Thanks for sharing!