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Suddenly it’s May and Mother’s Day is less than 2-weeks away. Even though I’ve been a mom for 27-years, Mother’s Day is about remembering and honoring my mom, not me. Even though she passed away 16-years ago, in my heart I will always celebrate her on Mother’s Day. I recall my sister and I giving her a donut maker which was really more like a waffle iron but for donuts. I’m not even sure my mom liked donuts, but us kids sure did! She used it exactly one time. The hot oil caused so much smoke it set off the...

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Welcome to the 2nd Season of the Biker Momma blog series! Last year I interviewed Sash Walker, Kelly Hedgepeth, Bernadette Murphy, Beth Demmon, Gail Bonnstetter and Grace Roselli. You can still read about all of these amazing riding moms on my blog. My fascination with women riders, and moms who ride has not waned in the least. I’m still as curious as ever about how my sister riders got their start, and how riding fits into their lives as moms. Are you wondering how long I intend to keep this series going? The long answer is, the series will continue until...

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I was painfully shy as a little girl. Sick-to-my-stomach shy. I-don’t-want-to-go-to-preschool shy. I vividly remember waiting with my mom for my little yellow bus to preschool, trying to think of any reason I could to get out of going. “What happens if I have to throw up” I asked her. “Keep your mouth closed until you get home” she advised. Thanks for the pep talk mom. But, she was practicing her best tough love. She was ahead of her time with her “feel the fear, but do it anyway” parenting. Lean in. She left me no other choice. Above: Shy,...

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It all started with a PM on Instagram. An idea. “Can you do this?” she asked. And me, loving a good challenge, said “sure”. My wheels were already turning about “how” I was actually going to make this. I had a visual in my head almost immediately, so I translated it to a sketch. The one picture here was vertical, but we ultimately went horizontal.       Once the sketch was approved, I needed to play around with my technique, to be sure what I thought I could do, I could actually do. Pictured above is just one test letter. I used a...

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In 2010, when I was still a very new rider, my husband got deployed to Afghanistan. He was the only person I had ever ridden with. He was my security blanket. How was I going to keep progressing with my riding while he was gone? I wanted to, but really wasn’t sure I could. Then at his going away party, I overheard his best friend say to him “she’s not gonna ride while you’re gone”. Ummm…wtf? Who the EFF did he think he was anyway? Clearly he underestimated me. Game on. The week after my hubs deployed, I sought out...

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