This next Profile of a Female Motorcyclist Meet Jodi took me by surprise. Once again, I am amazed at how lady motorcyclist cross my path! I’ve been pretty busy lately, hence the lack of blogging, tweeting, and commenting on other blogs (FYI I’m terrible at that, but I do read most of them!)
Today I took a moment to see what was happening on Twitter and I caught one of @Moto_Diva’s tweets: “@npdriving: Motorcycle Diaries: Becoming a biker chick is tougher than it looks http://natpo.st/148KiRT #cars”
Needless to say it intrigued me so I clicked through to read about Jodi Lai from Toronto, ON. Jodi is the editor of Post Driving at the National Post and had a story titled, Motorcycle Diaries: Becoming a biker chick is tougher than it looks. I highly recommend reading the article!
Profile of a Female Motorcyclist Meet Jodi
How long have you been riding a motorcycle?
I just learned to ride in June 2013.
How did you learn to ride?
I took the weekend Beginner Basics course with RTI (Rider Training Institute) in Toronto.
What was your first motorcycle?
I haven’t bought a bike yet, but I’m looking at getting a Suzuki TU250, which is the bike I learned to ride on.
How many have you owned?
None yet. Hopefully, I’ll change this soon!
Why did you want to ride a motorcycle?
When I first saw the new blacked out Harley-Davidson Softail Slim, I was determined to learn to ride so that motorcycle could be mine.
I think that motorcycle was made for people like me. It’s sexy and has a sinister swagger to it. I also like being the anti-stereotype. I don’t see many Asian females on bikes in Toronto, and I wanted to change that.
Tell us about your riding.
I really have no interest in speed when it comes to motorcycles. I’m more of a relaxed cruising type of rider. Eventually I’d like to ride to work, but I have to get better at riding first!
What advice do you have for women who ride or want to ride a motorcycle?
I’d advise taking a beginners course. They ease you into it in a very easy-to-handle way. Also, if people heckle you, just think how much more awesome you are then them. I think that every time a woman gets on a bike, she’s doing it for girls everywhere.
What do you do when you’re not riding?
I’m the editor of Post Driving, so I drive a lot of cars, but in my spare time, I bake, rock climb, yoga and get tattoos 🙂
Well, I believe Jodi is the newest female motorcyclist we’ve met! Ladies, I’m still taking names to keep this series going! No matter where you are in the world I’d love to include your story. Hit the contact form and let’s go!
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