CYCLE WORLD -- During this time I studied International Relations at San Francisco State University in the evenings. Between working, school and children it took me nine years to complete my degree.
My only transportation from home to work to school was my motorcycle. I started off with a 50cc Yamaha scooter with a high-performance exhaust, graduated to a Honda Rebel 250, and then upgraded to a Yamaha Heritage Special 400. Rode it day and night, rain or shine, 365 days a year. In 1994 I purchased my first Harley-Davidson, which I christened Stella, from a nurse at the hospital who underwent back surgery and could no longer ride. Stella is a ’93 883 Sportster and I rode her to Sturgis and back in 1994 with my best friend Linda Darrah, a guy I knew from an ex-boyfriend, and a friend we hadn’t met until the day we were leaving.